Using a pencil / paintbrush / mouse / computer in your logo is really rather cliché, and it can also come across as amateur. Your logo doesn't need to be a graphic representation of your tools.
Here are some things to consider:
What do you want the logo to say about you and your business? (friendly, formal, conservative, fun, serious, crazy, etc.)
Who is your ideal customer? What would appeal to them? Is there a specific message you want them to understand when they see your logo? What one thought/feeling would you like them to have about your company?
What would make them want to talk to you, or consider hiring you instead of one of the bazillions of other designers out there? (What sets you apart from your competition?)
I created this flyer and the text looks crooked to me even though it lines up on the grid. I think it's an optical illusion, but I don't know why exactly it's happening or how to fix/avoid this kind of...
that sounds like what i was looking for. i was worried about getting locked into using one specific program. this "Images are stored in XML files, allowing you to process them with 3rd party tools. Never...