Colorado Springs Logo Design

Every new Colorado Springs organization understands that they are in need of a logo, but few entrepreneurs thoroughly comprehend the pivotal role their logo design will play in their financial success, or exactly why one logo functions better than another. A business logo has an immediate and sustaining influence on the financial success of a business, select the correct one and it will make the door swing and cash register ring, choose the incorrect one and it will be an obstacle and a hindrance for the life span of a business. The logos presented in the ImageCo portfolio help Colorado Springs businesses prosper, they are effective in any given scenario and the reason why they are so effective is that they all have these five features in common.
  1. Simplicity: simple logos do not require contemplation, they can be grasped in merely a glance.
  2. Scalability: from business cards to signboards a scalable logo will stay legible and just as emotive at virtually any scale.
  3. Versatility: logos that function on any device, in print, on product packaging, on a mobile phone, or on a ball cap.
  4. Suitability: they are appropriate, they are exclusive, and they are suitable for the organization they stand for.
  5. Relevance: a company logo must be enduring and should feel relevant today, tomorrow, and twenty five years from now.

Retro logo style of a bike created for a Colorado Springs coffee cafe as well as a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This startup coffee roaster and coffee shop were opening in an older part of the city and really wanted to visualize a nostalgic atmosphere without coming across as boring or low energy. I accomplished the two jobs via developing a company logo concept that uses a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is antiquated, higher energy, and is a enduring business image.

clinical logo layout with a microscopic lense slide as well as germs created for Colorado Springs clinical facility.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the scientific discipline that analyzes the causes and effects of diseases, especially the field of healthcare which works with the laboratory assessment of samples of body tissue for diagnostic or forensic purposes.

The Mid-Valley Pathology brand I came up with is really the only instance I recall where I was able to integrate a bacteria-laden microscope slide within a logo design.

Normally I try not to be overly literal with a concept and to a point, this specific design approaches the company it represents quite literally, yet it does it in a way that integrates the slide as part of the name so it doesn’t serve so much as an illustration of what Mid-Valley Pathology does so much as acts as an enhancer to the name that makes it more captivating, more interest grabbing and much more memorable.

logo layout with a jumping environment-friendly frog made for a family members fun center in Colorado Springs.

Cool Springz | Logo Design | Retail Branding

The Cool Springz Trampoline Park was a very cool project to work on, probably because a trampoline park is all about fun. It’s also a project that is way out of the norm of the types of projects which come my way, I’ve done dozens of logo designs for surgeons, dentists, and attorneys but Cool Springz is without question the one and only trampoline park which I have ever gotten the opportunity to work on.

Given that the full name of the company features the word springz in its name the obvious choice would have been to include a couple of springs into the design but Cool Springz is a fun destination to go and spring does not actually reflect an atmosphere of fun does it. My thought process on this project went from springs (boring) to what jumps around, kangaroos … but kangaroos are cute and this place is cool, ultimately I landed on a green tree frog and a dimensional treatment of the title itself to provide the logo a much more enthusiastic high energy mood.

In the end, Cool Springz ended up loving my design and named the frog Jax and incorporated him in to everything they utilized for marketing. I also think this is the only time that a logo I came up with was made into a mascot when they had a staff member costume fashioned to look just like my frog design.

photography logo design including a flock of birds, a mountain, a route, a stream, as well as a tree - created for Colorado Springs traveling professional photographer.

Travel Don’t Wander | Logo Design | Website Design

Travel Don’t Wander was a logo design project I took on for a travel photographer, which is a fairly specialized field of photography and I think it is a niche area because travel photographers don’t shoot places or things but rather communicate emotional experiences through the images they capture. The idea behind this logo composition was to make use of negative space to communicate more than what was visible upon initial view, which I think is quintessential of the majority of good photographers in that they oftentimes share whole stories using their photography.

It’s said that a picture is worth a 1000 words but I think that some photographs convey much more than that because their photos often have an emotional resonance which can’t be revealed with just words. I attempted to do something the same to this logo by making use of the positive space in the design to suggest one thing and then at the same time using the negative space to expand upon what was communicated through the first impression. I think, in hindsight, that my objective was to both brand this photographer with a memorable  Colorado Springs logo but also to illustrate the depth to her art and in the way that she sees the world through the lens of her camera.

 Colorado Springs logo design with a seagull made use of for the letter A. Designed for a cordless retail service.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The bulk of business logo design jobs that I take on I honestly take pleasure in and the Coastal Wireless project was one that I really felt good about, but the client didn’t quite share my excitement for it. I felt really good about the idea of using the seagull shape as a stroke in the character A but the customer, while he liked the concept, really did not care for my choice of birds. This particular man seriously hated seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, thankfully the rest of his friends and family didn’t share his scorn for this specific variety of sea bird.

When I turn a concept over to a client I urge them to share it with colleagues and family members as well as with individuals that they don’t even know so as to get honest point of views on the benefit of a design concept. Fortunately, he talked about it with his whole family and they really liked the concept and were able to reason with him and get him to sign off on it, but not before he worked me over to insert every other seabird he could think of … in the end I was able to talk him out of his choice of a pelican and he proceeded with the original concept.

Business logos are a strange creature in the design world because the people that have a tendency to hire a professional to create their business logo realize how vital a logo is for their company so they are way more vested in the end result. Every logo project possesses it’s share of challenges, but the most significant challenge is identifying that sweet spot in a design that functions really well at the job it’s required to do in branding a company and also giving the customer the identity they see for themselves.

a red panda logo layout with bamboo in the background, layout for Colorado Springs publication publisher

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a cramped parcel of real estate to work with, yet it is the most essential part of a printed book given that it is often the very first thing a person views in the book shop. For a publishing company, it’s the most ideal opportunity they will ever have to spotlight their label and get their logo design in front of the people that buy actual books.

This 3 color design is vibrant, picturesque and eye-catching and it leaves plenty of space for the title and the author’s name.

Air LA logo developed for an airline company in Los Angeles, the logo design has two letter A's with benches changed to imply they are wings.

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines arrive and go however it seems like that in many cases 1 of the items individuals usually tend to remember the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a modest fledgling commuter/shuttle airline located in LA and although I’m not certain it really “took off” their logo didn’t ground them. The bookend A’s in their name lent itself well to affording a sense of flight and it was surely a success.

 Colorado Springs logo design made use of for marketing and also a tag style for Vintage Instance features an old-fashioned typeface design.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case specialized in new cases for music instruments, that looked to be much older cases. For this business logo design I sought to come up with a logo that offered a fluid old style feel to it and could easily be utilized for anything from a web page to a label on brand new cases that looked like they were from another generation.

Logo design created for an orthodontist in Colorado Springs, style consist of an arc with lines intersecting through it to suggest metal dental braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dental business logos can easily be one of the most difficult logo jobs considering that it seems that virtually every dental professional includes a smile, a tooth, a smiling tooth, or a toothy smile in their design. Dentistry logos are one of the very most cliche ridden careers when it comes to business marketing, if dining establishments approached their advertising in the same way dental professionals do every one of their logo designs would be a picture trying to explain something they served, McDonalds would probably contain an image of a potato and a cow.

I understand the thinking behind including a likeness of something mouth associated to a dentist’s logo design nevertheless it has to be performed subtly or it will just look like every other clipart dental professionals logo that litter the branding landscape of the dental care industry.

I actually love doing dental logos because it challenges me to come up with a design that implies the field of dentistry or a specific field of dentistry like orthodontics without resorting to the stereotypical approach that so many dentists settle on.

Kujak Orthodontics offered such an opportunity and ultimately I created a concept that does not have a single smile or a tooth in it, but even though they aren’t overt, they are still suggested in the design. When I turned this particular concept over to the customer the only smile that was evident was really the smile on Dr. Kujak’s face.

William McNally logo design designed for a household nonprofit, the logo includes 4 characters surprised in height to represent a family unit with in the layout.

William McNally | Logo Design | Branding

The William McNally Family Foundation contacted ImageCo to help them come up with a custom logo design that would be depictive of the devotion that William McNally had for the people residing in his city. Most logos with the name “family” in them tend to contain depictions of a happy family, a cliche heavy approach to any logo design is to be far too literal about what the name says or the industry it represents. I’ve found that the best designs are the ones that are downplayed and don’t hit the viewer on the head with what the company or institution wants to project.

The McNally Foundation’s name provided a distinct opportunity to do a custom logo design that conveyed that they were about families without being overtly tacky about it. The aim of a logo design is to be remembered and recognized and if the designer tries to use the logo design to explain precisely how people ought to think or feel they don’t understand the mission of a logo. If people have to ponder a logo design to understand what it means, it has failed, a logo needs to be immediately comprehended and a logo that describes itself won’t have the opportunity to be comprehended.

Logo layout created for a hair design workshop featuring a script font a hummingbird as well as an implied orchid for the letter O.

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios required a business logo which conveyed an atmosphere of contentment and connection for their new hair salon. I created a design which did not go the obvious route of crafting just a stylized orchid but instead delivered a logo which suggested a flower in the pattern of a swirl incorporated into the letter O in the title and by placing emphasis on the concept with the silhouette of a hummingbird hovering above the logo itself. The obvious path in designing a logo design is usually the incorrect route and in this case, the design ended up not being about the flower but alternately laid the importance on the emotion that they wanted to forecast to their patrons.

Arabian equine logo design created for an equine cattle ranch that specializes in breeding Arabian program equines.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo created a distinct organization logo design styled to manifest the unique physical traits of the Arabian breed of equines. By having an unique head shape and high tail carriage, the Arabian is one of the most immediately recognizable horse lineages in the whole world.

Las Cafe logo style a tiny restaurant, design includes a modified manuscript font style which hovers above a team of luxuriant lines and also dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Cafe logo style a little dining establishment, layout includes a changed manuscript font style which floats over a group of luxuriant lines as well as dots.

Logo design for a software programmer the design functions and legendary element of a bridge to the left of the name.

Smart Kernels | Logo Design

A kernel is the key component of an operating system (OS). Typically, the kernel is responsible for memory administration, process and task management, and disk managing. The kernel connects the system hardware to the application software. In other words a kernel is {essentially|quite literally a bridge that functions as a bridge in between the software program and computer hardware.

The business logo I came up with for Smart Kernels was based on an actual bridge that is located a number of miles from the business offices of Smart kernels. It’s a logo design that doesn’t attempt to point out anything to anyone pertaining to what business they are in or how it relates to their specific location. However it meant something to the owner of the business and in quite a few cases the symbolism behind a company logo is just as important as how it serves the business it represents.

Advance logo design developed for a Colorado Springs interior developer, layout function a series of red circles that converge and replace the letter O in the center of the logo style.

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design | Branding

Evolv Design is a Colorado Springs interior design company and this logo design is representational of the work that an interior designer does in. An interior designer is a person who plans, explores, collaborates, and oversees such projects. Interior design is a diverse profession that consists of conceptual development, area planning, site assessments, programming, investigation, interacting with the stakeholders of a project, construction management, and implementation of the design.

logo style provided for Advanced Management Solutions, the characters for letter V as well as A in center of words advanced have actually been modified to tie directly right into words listed below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This Colorado Springs logo design project was undertaken for a management specialist that aids business leaders to develop into more successful at handling people, expectations, and profitability.

A logo design featuring an angler in the center of the name casting a fly in the direction of the visitor.

On The Fly | Logo Design | Retail Branding

With brands like Cabelas and Bass Pros raking in over 7 billion a year offering supplies and equipment to outdoor sporting lovers the owners of On the Fly recognized the market was ready for an outdoor sporting merchant that functions as a consignment firm. Whether or not you are into boating, angling or mountain climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly provides a place for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all sorts of passions, a location to sell off their pre-owned goods to other sports enthusiasts. I designed their Colorado Springs business logo dsign using an image that seizes the attention of vehicles and projects an image that wakens the enthusiasm of the outdoors. With visitor traffic that averages 45 miles per hour I knew it would take more than the typical logo/sign to get commuters to take notice, hence the illustration of a fly fisherman in his natural and tranquil habitat.
Logo layout MQ farms, this logo design has actually an area incorporated right into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms brand concept wasn’t really composed for an Colorado Springs regional farm it was really developed for a commodities broker, and this particular company was one of many which fell beneath the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The objective was actually to design a brand mark that projected self-confidence, financial success, and affluence.
Logo design made for the use of an indication for the restaurant (Brewgrrs), it is an elaborate manuscript typeface that is similar to a famous sports group logo design.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I have created dozens of restaurant logo designs and establishment signs for restaurants, diners, sports bars, night clubs, dining establishments|eateries} all over the USA, from cupcake pastry shops to pizza parlors and oyster bars, out of all of them I think Brewgrrs was my absolute favorite. Brewgrrs was a great project in which I worked closely with the proprietor to develop a logo which worked very well and did a great job to brand them, it functioned on everything on everything from coasters, and tap handles all the way to the illuminated signage which hung above their doors, and was highly visible and very easy to read from over a block away.