Hello everyone, i'm in need of some help.
I am designing a logo for a friend of mine that started an educational consulting firm. The original name was Arise! Talitha Koum (which I thought was too long but...) the 2nd half is Hebrew and refers to a girl of 12 which held special meaning to her. She gave in and has finally changed her original name to Arise Educational Consulting, Inc.
The variations I attached were based on what she wanted originally, which was uplifting hands that signified strength in the colors green and/or brown.
I'm looking for a font that would signify excellence and strength without being too overpowering (if that is possible) because she writes curriculums and training plans for schools and businesses.
Critique on the ideas/direction are welcome, no matter how brutal. I appreciate honesty and i'm a bit new to the logo design thing. Thanks in advance for any insight.