First of all, thank you for your time and effort!
I have attached an image of my face because ideally I would like the logo to be a stylized version of it. This is because the growth of my channel is in large part due to people becoming familiar with my personality and play-style. I was thinking a vector graphics (for scalability over various sites and merchandise) version of my face. Just the major features need to be there, namely the bald head, the glasses, and optionally the beard if it fits with your design style.
For the example logos, you'll notice that I heavily favor circular designs. For some reason, the image of the stylized face inside of some kind of circular shape seems like an appropriate logo, so this seems like as good a starting point as any.
In addition to my face:
- I'd like my domain name included, which is "nickplays.com" (currently redirects to my Youtube channel)
- If you choose to include any other iconography, it would be great to see a stylized joystick incorporated into the design. Think about the simple Atari-style joystick with the little square base and one button as a good guiding image.
Optional: Include the name of my channel: "nick plays video games." I think all lowercase works for any text in the logo, but I'm definitely open to your ideas on this.