I am creating a new website called "hockey.bz" to help train kids on playing ice hockey. The website will have animated and interactive hockey drills, videos, and other activities. When the site is up and running a coach will be able to assign a lesson to the kids on their team to help them prepare for an upcoming practice or game.
The "hockey.bz" (e.g. "hockey dot buzz") name will be the domain name for the site. It is a play off my existing website (yellowjacket.ca) and bee logo (see attached).
The new logo must include the following: (1) the text "hockey.bz", (2) a (possibly modified) version of the bee logo, and (3) some iconic ice hockey imagery. For example, a helmet could be added to the bee logo. Keeping the hexagon theme and/or keeping the bee logo as intact as possible would be great to tie the new logo to my other products, but this is not necessarily required and I'm open to any other creative ideas for the new logo. No imagery related to fighting please!
The target audience for the site is kids between 5 and 16 years old. Because of the age range the graphics should not be in too much of a cutesy style, that will turn off the older kids. A little edgy is better than cute, but it should still be fun and interesting for kids of all ages. Something that will help make the kids think they are cool for visiting the site and playing sports.
Eventually I would like to add related training sites for other sports (e.g. soccer, lacrosse, etc). Each site would have their own logo design with components related to that specific sport. But it would be a bonus if you could keep in mind how the bee and/or other elements of your ice hockey design could eventually be applied to logos for other sports so there is a common theme throughout.
Note the EPS file is just provided to help you get started with the bee design. The text and font for my "Yellowjacket Software" company name in the EPS file are not required, and can be ignored for the new logo.
I am looking for a designer that I can build a relationship with and work with on future graphics development for the website and other projects.
All graphics for the project must be 100% original, and include no stock images, clip art, or licensed fonts. I would like AI and PNG files delivered by the winning designer when the contest is complete. As with other contests, all rights to the winning design will be transferred to my company.