Client: We want to emphasize that this program is on the cloud, and is secure, so we want a cloud-shaped padlock.
Me: This really isn’t going to make you stand out, these types of icons are everywhere nowadays.
Client: We want it to be 3D too, like a realistic 3D render of a padlock.
Me: That might make some problems for when you reproduce it at smaller scales. For instance, it would look really weird on a business card.
Client: Put our name in the little combination bits on the front.
Me: You literally won’t be able to read it.
A logo needs to be eye-catching, this will be eye-catching. You’re a designer, you should know this.