I'm looking for a logo to convey the following characteristics:
Logos that convey a positive, friendly, and/or constructive look and feel is the thing I'm looking for the most. I'm not sure what I want here, hence the reason I'm going to a designer who has much more creativity in this area than I do.
Minimalistic, simple, and clean logo designs (like facebook, nike, twitter bird, mcdonalds arches) are preferable to complex or intricate designs (starbucks, gatorade, hooters, wendy's, etc - too busy).
Being "cool" and "modern" is also important, but this is last on my list of desired characteristics.
I want something that invokes a feeling of "This is a great place to be. I feel welcome here" with a simple image.