I'm making a gaming website and could use the skills of an experienced graphic designer. I need a website logo with a particular style & character to it. I would like a style similar to the top logo on the site gameprison.com. I'd like to capture a similar kind of feel, but with a different character.
I'd like the logo to be of a pirate with a treasure chest full of games, looking as if he's just scored the games and is running to play them/running from whoever he got them from, with a similar look of sort of zany glee to that of the logo on gameprison. Perhaps it would be good if his parrot is in the background, trying to catch up with him. He need'nt look to much like a pirate, but an eyepatch and one of those bandanas may be a good touch. On the right side I'd like in gold-ish lettering (or a different style? give me your professional opinion) 'Game Booty', and the tagline in smaller lettering 'Free Gaming Treasures, Unearthed.'. I'd like the logo to basically be a part of the top of the site, to sort of meld in with the yellow band at the top. Logo should be 380 pixels wide and 120 high. If it has to be wider that's cool too. A large version of the whole image with the same proportions would be ideal, so that I can just scale it down for the site logo.
I'd also like a 468x60 banner and a 728x90 banner to be made, maybe with the pirate/parrot on the left and the same taglines across them. There is more room for creative freedom on the banners, as I don't really know how best a banner would be laid out. You're the expert!
Also any quick recommendations on website coloring would be great too, I'm thinking that the black/blue/yellow is a good combo but I'm not sure if the particular shades are ideal.
I've uploaded images of the site as it is now, without the logo. The big white squares in the middle will have ads in them.
I've also uploaded a sketch of the logo as I've envisioned it. Note that the tagline in the sketch is incorrect, see above for the correct one.
I'm looking for a graphic designer who is capable of capturing the same sort of energy of the gameprison image, except instead of a sort of 'goofy prisoner' feel I'd like more of a 'excited pirate who just scored some games' feel, with a humorous side to it. There's a particular look I'm hoping for and it might take a graphic designer who's able to ask the right questions to get the look right.
If you do good work there may be more work down the road, and I'd hire the right person again.