We are looking for a great logo from a talented designer with whom we can also hopefully hire for more design work in the future. Rise Media is an ambitious venture to create high-end, elegant media including Feature Films, Documentaries, Music Videos and Commercials. The "Rise" in Rise Media is a call to action. Like "Rise Up". We are socially conscious and want to make meaningful films that challenge the status quo and move people. We want to cater to broad audiences, but also retain a certain sense of charm and rebellious youthful hipness.
Our target audience is broad. It could be anyone. But the people we want to target most are perhaps a younger audience that appreciates a modern, hip company with high-end production values.
We want a logo that represents urban chic. It should be hip and very clean. Think of a really high end design firm or post-production house...a really cool loft space...a really nice art gallery. That's the vibe the logo should convey. It should be minimal but with an attention to detail. It might also reflect the idea of Rise as a call to action. A critical mass of people assembling together to take action on an idea. If you can figure out a clean way to incorporate that theme, that would be awesome. Be creative, take risks, try out new things, be clever or ironic if you want - we are open to all sorts of ideas.
Check out the logo for groundswell films at http://www.groundswellfilms.com or Anonymous Content (the full logo is seen in the opening animation) at http://www.anonymouscontent.com. Or maybe Participant Media at http://www.participantmedia.com. There's also the Smuggler website http://www.smugglersite.com which has a cool overall design and color palette, although the logo itself is too basic. Here's a web design site that has a really cool logo and design http://thingsthatarebrown.com/