Update 22 July 10:08 PDT : Now that finalists have been selected, I will be evaluating closely the application of a logo into the design of a business card. My hope is that the details provided in this design brief can be directly applied to the look and feel of a business card. The details documented below provides the key for how I will select the winning design. Thanks very much for your efforts to this point!
Update 18 July 13:05 PDT : I like many of the submitted ideas so far, however, I'd classify most of them as a bit generic and a bit formal. I don't see much in the way of technology, Portlandia, consulting, rock stars, etc. Because we are a boutique consulting shop, we need a logo that helps convey what's special and unique about our company. Designs in this direction will distinguish themselves from the others. Key values we're looking for: hip without being trendy, elite without being formal, and rock star without being trashy.
The Portland, Oregon area has a reputation for being hip and trendy while also quirky. We stole Austin's slogan with "Keep Portland Weird." Consultants have a reputation for being formal and staid, we'd like a logo and business card set which is hip without being trendy, elite without being formal, and rock star without being trashy.
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