** NOTE **
This contest is a multi-job contest:
The winner of the Soaring Investment Management, LLC contest will be hired to complete a logo for Eagle, LP on a one-on-one basis.
Here is the story of how my company became a reality:
The following is an excerpt from my journal, 11 Apr 2010:
Soar like an eagle. This is my desire in life. It was only a few days ago on a clear-blue-sky day. My daughter and I were out walking around our neighborhood. There must of been updrafts since the ravens she pointed out were rapidly rising in altitude. As I turned my attention toward a group of six ravens, I started to observe them carefully. They circled around each other and beat there wings frequently with very short moments of gliding. They appeared to be working very hard for their altitude. All of the sudden, into the scene came a bird with an entirely different energy. I could not make it out specifically, but it could be described in one word as effortless. I observed closely as it circled closer and closer and higher and higher never, not once, beating its wings. When I could start to make out some details, the bright white head and tail made it clear. It was a striking contrast; a bald eagle soaring into the company of a group of busy ravens. It hit me. Which am I? Am I so preoccupied with the little things in life that I appear to be busily flapping my way through life? Or am I effortless? Am I allowing my spread-wings to catch the updrafts life offers? Am I floating effortlessly on the winds of life allowing them to take me higher and higher?
Company: Soaring Investment Management, LLC [LOGO #1] is a management company that manages investor's funds. Eagle, LP [LOGO #2] is a Limited Partnership that pools the money to be invested. The strategy will be to search out (soar for) long-term value investments to hold indefinitely.
Image: I want the image of the management company (Soaring Investment Management, LLC) to be an eagle that is soaring, wings motionless, eyes and head searching/looking/gazing as though prepared to strike on the most appropriate advantageous target. The eagle has the advantage of a 'birds eye view', and is patient while using the winds to carry it. It is effortless as it soars through the sky. It uses everything around it to its advantage. I have attached the images that embody my desires very closely. I like the idea of both actual images and image artwork.
Future: As the over-arching management company, Soaring Investment Management, LLC currently has only one fund: Eagle, LP. In the future, however, the management company, may manage multiple funds: Eagle, LP / Owl, LP / Falcon, LP / Hawk, LP / etc. (i.e. the ideas established today should allow for growth into the future).
Colors: Silver-Blue (deep royal blue), White, dash of Gold (royal yellow)
1) Web site
3) Thank You/Greeting-style Cards
4) Business Cards
5) Monthly Statements
6) Annual Reports
Thank you for being a part of this process with me!