I'm going to launch a forum-centric community site called "Trader Square" for Japanese traders, who trade stocks, bonds, futures and forex. One of similar sites is www.forex-tsd.com.
Since I am a software developer myself, the site will be dealing with slightly tech-savvy topics about systematic and/or automatic trading until it grows bigger.
I am looking for a graphical logo for the website, which should be a circlic or square-shaped, because it will also be used as an 1:1 icon (like favicon).
You should also present a rectangle variation with texts "Trader Square", that can be used in the forum header.
Since a part the site visitors are also users of our company software products, the graphical logo should give them impressions such as (with no particular order):
It is not my intention to convey an idea like "let's get rich quick".
The site will be implemented using Invision forum software and should look like this (at least for a while until I can rebrand the site):
Your candicates should match and look good with this forum design.
Other than that, I'll just wait for your proposal and choose the designs I like.
Keep in mind that right now I have very limited time to spend on commenting your design candidates, so please do not expect me to guide you to the right direction by taking your hand.
I will just mark your proposals with stars: 1-4 stars mean that I'm not satisfied with it enough but 4 stars is close, and 5 stars mean I will consider it in the final decision.
When in doubt, please visit my corporate site at www.softgate.co.jp and investigate my previous contests as well, to guess what kind of designs I tend to prefer.
Don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions.
Looking forward to seeing awesome designs from you!
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