I have about 1.5 yrs of self taught web/graphic design. I work off of Photoshop 2.0, PhotoSuite and Notepad. My first project started as a hobby site for my husband and as a tutorial for myself. It has since turned into a full blown business that is, in the near future, going to be incorporated. The first site was so lame, done in HTML alone and w/ gray as the main colors (not a crisp silver, but dull gray). It has since turned into this:
http://www.precisionmotorsportsonline.com It still needs a lot of work and is in the need of another update.
Anyway, my reasonsing for finally posting here is that I need something to make the site look more alive. I want to do these things on my own. I have a serious issue w/ giving up and having someone else do it. But, a logo is seriously needed now and it's come to the point of me deciding or giving in and having someone else do it. I've been working on different ideas, but I'm not liking any of them. I know that the reason is, is be/c my knowledge of turbo charging vehicles is not that great. I'm not hugely aware of what would draw the attention in. I know that with racing or show cars, there are always women, racing flags (checkerd design), flames, etc. So I've been working on those ideas some. I do not want an actual woman though for any images. I've been working on silhouette ideas.
I personally like the banner on the link above, but it's getting old.
I just need ideas. If it's helpful, I can post some of the logos/banners that I've been playing around with.
Anyway, hi, I'm Misty. I've been a lurker for quite some time and hope to learn a little more and maybe help out, if possible.
Thanks in advance