Grand Forks Logo Design

Virtually every new Grand Forks business understands that they need a logo, yet few entrepreneurs fully are aware of the key role their business logo will play in their success, or exactly why one logo design works more effectively than another. A logo has an immediate and long term effect on the growth of a company, go with the right one and it can make the door swing and phone ring, select the wrong one and it will be an obstacle and a hindrance for the longevity of an organization. The logos included in the ImageCo portfolio help Grand Forks companies prosper, they are effective in any given circumstance and the main reason they are so effective is that they all have these five things in common.
  1. Simplicity: simple logo designs do not require consideration, they can be grasped in just a glance.
  2. Scalability: from business cards to posters a scalable logo will continue to be legible and equally emotive at every size.
  3. Versatility: logos that work on any sort of device, in print, on packaging, on a mobile phone, or on a ball cap.
  4. Suitability: they are appropriate, they are unique, and they are suitable for the business they stand for.
  5. Relevance: a logo should be timeless and will feel relevant today, tomorrow, and twenty years from now.

Retro logo layout of a bicycle developed for a Grand Forks coffee cafe and a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This fledgling coffee roaster and coffee shop were launching in an older part of the city and wanted to project an old-fashioned vibe without coming across as uninteresting or low energy. I accomplished each of the tasks via developing a sign design that contains a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is antiquated, higher energy, and is a enduring business image.

medical logo design with a microscope slide and also germs designed for Grand Forks clinical clinic.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the scientific discipline that examines the causes and outcomes of diseases, especially the branch of healthcare which deals with the laboratory examination of samplings of human body tissue for diagnostic or forensic reasons.

The Mid-Valley Pathology logo design I came up with is really the only instance I remember in which I was able to integrate a bacteria-laden microscope slide into a logo design.

Generally I attempt not to be excessively literal with a design and to a point, this design approaches the company it serves rather literally, however it does it in a way that incorporates the slide as part of the name so it doesn’t serve so much as a description of what Mid-Valley Pathology does so much as acts as an enhancer to the brand that makes it more intriguing, more attention grabbing and even more memorable.

logo style with a leaping green frog created for a family members enjoyable center in Grand Forks.

Cool Springz | Logo Design | Retail Branding

The Cool Springz Trampoline Park was a very fun project to work on, probably because a trampoline park is all about fun. It’s also a project that is way out of the usual of the types of jobs that come my way, I’ve produced dozens of logo designs for doctors, dentists, and attorneys but Cool Springz is without question the only trampoline park which I have actually ever gotten the privilege to work on.

Given that the title of the business features the word springz in its name the obvious choice would have been to integrate a handful of springs into the concept but Cool Springz is a fun location to go and spring does not really resonate an atmosphere of fun does it. My thought process on this logo project went from springs (boring) to what jumps around, kangaroos … but kangaroos are cute and this place is cool, inevitably I landed on a green tree frog and a dimensional treatment of the name itself to give the logo a better enthusiastic high energy feeling.

In the end, Cool Springz ended up loving my brainchild and named the frog Jax and integrated him in to everything they used for marketing and advertising. I also believe this is the only time that a logo I created was transformed into a mascot when they had an employee costume fabricated to look just like my frog design.

digital photography logo design including a flock of birds, a mountain, a trail, a stream, and a tree - developed for Grand Forks travel photographer.

Travel Don’t Wander | Logo Design | Website Design

Travel Don’t Wander was a logo job I took on for a travel photographer, which is a fairly specialized field of photography and I think it is a niche speciality due to the fact that travel photographers tend not to capture locations or things but instead convey emotional journeys by means of the pictures they capture. The thought behind this logo concept was to utilize negative space to communicate more than what was visible upon first view, which I think is quintessential of most professional photographers in that they often tell whole stories using their photography.

It’s said that a picture is worth a thousand words but I think that some photographs convey considerably more than that because their photos frequently have an emotional resonance that can’t be communicated with just words. I attempted to do something very similar to this logo by employing the positive space in the design to voice one thing and then at the same time using the negative space to expand upon what was conveyed through the first impression. I think, in hindsight, that my objective was to both brand this photographer with a memorable  Grand Forks logo but also to illustrate the depth to her art and in the way that she perceives the world through the lens of her camera.

 Grand Forks logo design with a seagull made use of for the letter A. Designed for a wireless retail organisation.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The majority of logo design projects that I take on I truly enjoy and the Coastal Wireless assignment was one that I certainly 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 letter A but the customer, even though he loved the concept, really did not care for my choice of birds. This guy genuinely disliked seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, luckily the rest of his family members did not share his aversion for this particular variety of sea bird.

When I turn a concept over to a client I encourage all of them to share it with friends and colleagues and family as well as with folks that they don’t actually know so as to get neutral viewpoints on the benefit of a design concept. Fortunately, he shared 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 … eventually I was able to talk him out of his alternative of a pelican and he proceeded with the original design.

Logo designs are a strange creature in the design world because the people that have a tendency to hire an expert to create their logo realize how essential a logo is for their business so they are way more invested in the final result. Every logo design job possesses it’s portion of difficulties, but the biggest challenge is identifying that sweet spot in a design that operates really well at the task it’s needed to do in branding a company and also giving the client the identity they see for themselves.

a red panda logo style with bamboo behind-the-scenes, layout for Grand Forks publication publisher

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a narrow slice of real estate to work with, yet it is the most critical part of a published book given that it is in most cases the initial thing a person sees in the bookstore. Regarding a publishing company, it’s the best opportunity that they will ever get to advertise their product and get their logo design in front of the individuals that buy actual books.

This 3 color design is vivid, colorful and eye-catching and it leaves plenty of room for the title and the author’s name.

Air LA logo created for an airline company in Los Angeles, the logo design has 2 letter A's with the bars changed to imply they are wings.

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines come and go yet it seems like that in many occurrences one of the aspects folks often tend to remember the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a young fledgling commuter/shuttle air service situated in LA and while I’m not sure it actually “took off” their logo didn’t ground them. The bookend A’s in their brand lent itself well to affording a feeling of air travel and it was definitely a victory.

 Grand Forks logo design used for marketing as well as a tag layout for Vintage Instance features an old typeface style.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case specialized in brand new cases for musical instruments, which appeared to be vintage cases. For this logo design I sought to come up with a logo that possessed a fluid old-fashioned feel to it and could easily be utilized for anything from a web site to a label on brand new cases that looked like they were from a different generation.

Logo design created for an orthodontist in Grand Forks, style include an arc with lines converging via it to imply steel braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dental logos can easily be one of the most difficult logo design jobs because it appears that virtually every dental professional includes a smile, a tooth, a smiling tooth, or a toothy smile in their design. Dental business logos are one of the most cliche ridden fields when it comes to business advertising, if restaurants approached their advertising in the same way dental practices do every one of their logo designs would definitely be a picture explaining something they served, McDonalds would most likely include a picture of a potato and a cow.

I recognize the thinking behind incorporating an illustration of something mouth related to a dentist’s company logo nevertheless it has to be performed subtly or it will just look like every other clipart dentists logo that litter the branding landscape of the dental care industry.

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

Kujak Orthodontics offered such an opportunity and subsequently I created a concept that doesn’t have a solitary smile or a tooth in it, but even though they aren’t overt, they are still suggested in the design. When I turned this design over to the client the only smile that was apparent was actually the smile on Dr. Kujak’s face.

William McNally logo created for a family members nonprofit, the logo design includes 4 personalities startled in height to represent a family with in the design.

William McNally | Logo Design | Branding

The William McNally Family Foundation contacted ImageCo to help them come up with a brand identity design that would be depictive of the devotion that William McNally had for the families in his community. Many logos with the name “family” in them tend to contain pictures of a happy family, a cliche heavy method to any logo design is to be overly literal pertaining to what the name says or the industry it represents. I’ve discovered that the best concepts are the ones that are understated and don’t hit the viewer on the head with what the company or institution hopes to convey.

The McNally Foundation’s name presented a unique opportunity to do a custom logo design which communicated that they were about families without being overtly corny about it. The goal of a logo design is to be remembered and recognized and if the designer attempts to use the logo to describe exactly how people ought to think or feel they don’t understand the mission of a logo. If viewers have to ponder a logo design to understand what it means, it has been in vain, a logo needs to be instantly understood and a logo design that illustrates itself will never have the likelihood to be understood.

Logo style created for a hair style studio featuring a script font a hummingbird and also an implied orchid for the letter O.

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios desired a business logo that communicated a spirit of contentment and class for their new hair salon. I came up with a concept which didn’t go the obvious direction of designing merely a stylized orchid but instead designed a logo design which suggested an orchid in the pattern of a swirl blended into the letter O in the title and by putting attention on the logo design using the silhouette of a hummingbird floating above the image itself. The obvious path in creating a logo design is oftentimes the wrong direction and in this case, the design ended up not being about the flower but instead placed the main focus on the feeling that they wanted to project to their clients.

Arabian equine logo layout developed for a steed ranch that specializes in reproducing Arabian program equines.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo developed a distinct logo concept customized to illustrate the unique physical traits of the Arabian type of equines. With a distinctive head form and high tail posture, the Arabian is one of the most easily recognizable horse types in the whole world.

Las Coffee shop logo layout a tiny dining establishment, style consists of a modified manuscript typeface which floats over a group of elaborate lines and also dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Coffee shop logo layout a little dining establishment, design consists of a modified manuscript font style which hovers over a team of elaborate lines and also dots.

Logo layout for a software application programmer the design features and also legendary aspect of a bridge to the left of the name.

Smart Kernels | Logo Design

A kernel is the principal part of an operating system (OS). Traditionally, the kernel is responsible for memory management, process and task control, and hard drive management. The kernel unites the system hardware to the application software. In other words a kernel is {essentially|quite literally a bridge that operates as a bridge between the software and hardware.

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

Progress logo layout produced for a Grand Forks indoor designer, style feature a series of red circles that converge and also replace the letter O in the middle of the logo layout.

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design | Branding

Evolv Design is a Grand Forks interior design company and this logo design is representational of the work that an interior designer does in. An interior designer is somebody who prepares, explores, coordinates, and oversees such projects. Interior design is a diverse profession that consists of conceptual development, area planning, location evaluations, programming, research study, communicating with the stakeholders of a project, building and construction management, and execution of the design.

logo design done for Advanced Management Solutions, the personalities for letter V as well as A in center of the word advanced have been modified to tie straight into the words listed below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This Grand Forks logo design project was performed for a leadership coach that assists business leaders to become more efficient at handling people, expectations, and productivity.

A logo style featuring an angler in the center of the name casting a fly in the direction of the customer.

On The Fly | Logo Design | Retail Branding

With brands such as Cabelas and Bass Pros raking in over 7 billion a year offering supplies and equipment to outdoor sporting enthusiasts the owners of On the Fly recognized the market was ready for an outdoor sporting merchant that functions as a consignment business. Whether or not you are into boating, angling or mountain climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly provides a destination for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all kinds of interests, a spot to sell their previously owned goods to other sports enthusiasts. I designed their Grand Forks business logo dsign with an image that seizes the interest of traffic and projects an image that wakens the enthusiasm of the outdoors. With traffic that averages 45 miles per hour I realized it would take more than the typical logo/sign to get commuters to take notice, hence the graphic of a fly fisherman in his natural and calm habitat.
Logo style MQ ranches, this logo layout has an area integrated right into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms company logo idea wasn’t really designed for an Grand Forks area farm it was in reality created for an investments broker, and this logo design was one of many which fell under the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The goal was actually to develop a image that projected assurance, success, and affluence.
Logo developed for using a sign for the dining establishment (Brewgrrs), it is a luxuriant script typeface that is reminiscent of a popular sports group logo.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I have crafted loads of restaurant custom logo designs and business signs for restaurants, diners, sports bars, night clubs, dining establishments|eateries} all over the United States, from cupcake bake shops to pizza parlors and oyster bars, out of all of them I believe Brewgrrs was my favorite. Brewgrrs was a neat undertaking in which I worked directly with the business owner to design a logo design which worked really 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 that hung above their doors, and was highly visible and very easy to read from over a block away.