Alhambra, California Logo Design

Each and every new Alhambra company knows they are in need of a logo, yet few entrepreneurs entirely recognize the key role their logo design will take in their becoming successful, or precisely why one business logo performs far better than another. A logo design has an immediate and long term effect on the prosperity of a company, choose the right one and it can make the door swing and cash register ring, choose the incorrect one and it will be a barrier and a hindrance for the life span of a business.

The logos featured in the ImageCo portfolio help Alhambra, California businesses prosper, they are effective in any given scenario and the reason why they are so effective is that they all have these 5 things in common.

  1. Simplicity: simple logo designs don’t demand scrutiny, they can be understood in just a glimpse.
  2. Scalability: from labels to posters a scalable business logo will be legible and equally emotive at any dimension.
  3. Versatility: logos that function on any device, in print, on packaging, on a mobile phone, or on a ball-cap.
  4. Suitability: they are appropriate, they are exclusive, and they are suitable for the company they stand for.
  5. Relevance: a logo design should be lasting and will feel as relevant today, tomorrow, and twenty five years from now.
Retro logo style of a bicycle developed for a Alhambra, California coffee cafe and a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This budding coffee roaster and coffee bar were actually opening in an older section of the area and hoped to project an old-fashioned feel without coming across as uninteresting or low energy. I accomplished each of the tasks by means of creating a logo concept that features a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is antiquated, high energy, and is a enduring business image.

clinical logo design with a microscopic lense slide and bacteria developed for Alhambra, California clinical center.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the scientific discipline which analyzes the root causes and consequences of diseases, especially the branch of healthcare that deals with the laboratory evaluation of samplings of body tissue for diagnostic or forensic reasons.

The Mid-Valley Pathology logo design I came up with is the only instance I call to mind where I was able to incorporate a bacteria-laden microscope slide into a business logo design.

Typically I attempt not to be extremely literal with a design and to a degree, this specific design approaches the company it serves very literally, however it does it in a fashion that incorporates 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 enhancement to the brand that makes it more appealing, more attention grabbing and a lot more meaningful.

logo design with a jumping eco-friendly frog created for a family fun center in Alhambra, California.

Cool Springz | Logo Design | Retail Branding

The Cool Springz Trampoline Park was a really cool project to work on, most likely because a trampoline park is all about fun. It’s additionally a project that is way out of the usual of the sorts of projects which come my way, I’ve done dozens of logo designs for physicians, dental offices, and legal professionals but Cool Springz is without question the only trampoline park which I have ever gotten the privilege to work on.

Given that the full name of the business has the word springz in its name the apparent choice would have been to incorporate a couple springs into the concept but Cool Springz is a fun location to go and spring doesn’t actually resonate an atmosphere of fun does it. My thought process on this logo design project went from springs (boring) to what jumps around, kangaroos … but kangaroos are cute and this place is cool, eventually I landed on a green tree frog and a dimensional treatment of the title itself to give the logo a more dynamic high energy impression.

In the end, Cool Springz ended up loving my design and named the frog Jax and featured him in to everything they utilized for promotion and marketing. I also believe this is the only time that a logo I designed was turned into a mascot when they had a staff member costume fabricated to look just like my frog design.

photography logo featuring a group of birds, a mountain, a trail, a stream, and also a tree - made for Alhambra, California travel professional photographer.

Travel Don’t Wander | Logo Design | Website Design

Travel Don’t Wander was a logo design job I took on for a travel photographer, which is a rather specialized field of photography and I believe it is a niche speciality due to the fact that travel photographers tend not to shoot locations or things but instead project emotional journeys by means of the pictures they record. The idea behind this logo concept was to utilize negative space to project more than what was visible upon initial glance, which I think is quintessential of almost all 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 a lot more than that because their photos frequently have an emotional resonance which can’t be communicated with just words. I attempted to do something the same to this logo by using 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 communicated through the first impression. I think, in hindsight, that my goal was to both brand this photographer with a memorable  Alhambra logo but also to show the depth of her art and in the way that she sees the world through the lens of her camera.

 Alhambra logo layout with a seagull utilized for the letter A. Designed for a wireless retail organisation.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The lion’s share of logo design jobs that I take on I really relish and the Coastal Wireless project was one that I certainly felt good about, however the client didn’t quite share my excitement for it. I felt really good about the concept of using the seagull silhouette as a stroke in the character A however the customer, while he loved the concept, didn’t care for my choice of birds. This guy truly loathed seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, luckily the rest of his family didn’t share his contempt for this particular type of sea bird.

When I turn a design over to a customer I encourage them to share it with colleagues and family as well as with people that they don’t actually know so as to get impartial judgements on the worthiness of a design. Fortunately, he discussed it with his 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 choice of a pelican and he proceeded with the original concept.

Logo designs are a weird creature in the design world because the people that tend to hire a professional to create their logo realize how vital a logo is for their organization so they are way more vested in the final result. Every logo design project possesses it’s share of hurdles, but the largest challenge is finding that sweet spot in a design that works really well at the job it’s needed to do in branding a company and also giving the client the identity they see for themselves.

a red panda logo layout with bamboo in the background, design for Alhambra, California book author

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a thin segment of real estate to work with, nevertheless it is the most essential part of a published book given that it is usually the initial thing a person views in the book store. For a publisher, it’s the absolute best opportunity they will ever have to spotlight their brand and get their logo design in front of the people that buy actual books.

This three color design is vibrant, picturesque and eye-catching and it gives plenty of area for the title and the author’s name.

Air LA logo design designed for an airline company in Los Angeles, the logo has 2 letter A's with benches modified to indicate they are wings.

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines come and go nevertheless it seems like that in many cases one of the things individuals usually tend to recollect the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a modest fledgling commuter/shuttle airline based in LA and while I’m not certain it really “took off” their custom logo didn’t ground them. The bookend A’s in their title lent itself well to conferring a feeling of flight and it was definitely a victory.

 Alhambra logo style used for advertising and marketing and also a tag layout for Vintage Instance features an old font design.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case focused in brand new cases for musical instruments, which seemed to be much older cases. For this business logo concept I strove to come up with a logo that possessed a fluid retro feel to it and could easily be utilized for anything from a website to an insignia on brand new cases that seemed like they were from another point in time.

Logo produced for an orthodontist in Alhambra, California, style include an arc with lines intersecting through it to imply steel braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dentistry business logos can easily be one of the most challenging logo design jobs considering that it appears that every single dentist integrates a smile, a tooth, a smiling tooth, or a toothy smile in their design. Dental logo designs are one of the most cliche ridden careers when it comes to business branding, if dining establishments approached their branding in the exact same way dental professionals do every one of their logo designs would definitely be a picture trying to explain something they served, McDonalds would likely contain an image of a potato and a cow.

I understand the thinking behind including an illustration of something mouth related to a dentist’s logo but 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 profession.

I really love doing dental care logo designs because it challenges me to come up with a design that implies the field of dentistry or a specific field of dental treatment like orthodontics without resorting to the stereotypical course of action that so many dentists settle on.

Kujak Orthodontics provided such an opportunity and ultimately 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 concept. When I turned this design over to the client the only smile that was apparent was really the smile on Dr. Kujak’s face.

William McNally logo design developed for a family members not-for-profit, the logo includes 4 personalities staggered in height to stand for a family with in the layout.

William McNally | Logo Design | Branding

The William McNally Family Foundation asked ImageCo to help them come up with a brand identity design that would be representative of the devotion that William McNally had for the residents in his community. Many 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 with regards to what the name says or the industry it represents. I’ve discovered that the best concepts 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 offered a distinct opportunity to do a logo design which conveyed that they were about families without being overtly tacky about it. The intention of a logo design is to be remembered and recognized and if the designer attempts to use the logo design to illustrate specifically how people should think or feel they don’t understand the goal of a logo. If people have to think about a logo to understand what it means, it has been in vain, a logo needs to be immediately understood and a logo design that illustrates itself won’t have the opportunity to be understood.

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

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios needed a logo design which conveyed a feeling of ease and connection for their new hair studio. I came up with a concept that didn’t go the obvious path of making simply a stylized orchid but alternatively crafted a business logo which suggested an orchid in the formation of a swirl integrated in to the letter O in the name and by putting emphasis on the logo design along with the figure of a hummingbird hovering over the logo itself. The obvious path in creating a logo design is frequently the incorrect direction and in this case, the design ended up not being about the orchid but instead placed the main focus on the feeling that they really wanted to forecast to their customers.

Arabian horse logo design developed for an equine ranch that focuses on reproducing Arabian program horses.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo developed an original creative logo concept fashioned to exemplify the unique physical traits of the Arabian pedigree of horses. By having a different head form and higher tail carriage, the Arabian is one of the very most immediately recognizable horse lineages in the world.

Las Cafe logo layout a little restaurant, layout contains a modified script font which floats above a team of elaborate lines and dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Coffee shop logo design a small dining establishment, style consists of a modified script font which floats over a team of elaborate lines and also dots.

Logo design for a software designer the style functions and also iconic component of a bridge to the left of the name.

Smart Kernels | Logo Design

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

The logo 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 identify anything to anyone pertaining to what business they are in or how it relates to their specific location. However, it intimated something to the business owner of the business and in many cases the meaning supporting a business logo is just as important as how it serves the company it represents.

Advance logo design developed for a Alhambra, California interior developer, design attribute a collection of red circles that converge and change the letter O in the center of the logo layout.

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design | Branding

Evolv Design is a Alhambra, California interior design company and this logo design is representational of the work that an interior designer does in. An interior designer is a professional who organizes, researches, coordinates, and manages such tasks. Interior design is a diverse occupation that consists of conceptual development, space planning, location examinations, programming, research, communicating with the stakeholders of a project, construction supervision, and implementation of the design.

logo layout done for Advanced Management Solutions, the personalities for letter V as well as A in middle of the word advanced have actually been changed to tie straight right into words below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This particular Alhambra, California logo design project was performed for a management consultant that assists business leaders to develop into more efficient at overseeing people, expectations, and profitability.
A logo layout including an angler in the center of the name casting a fly towards the audience.

On The Fly | Logo Design | Retail Branding

With brands such as Cabelas and Bass Pros raking in more than 7 billion a year selling supplies and equipment to outdoor sporting fans the founders of On the Fly understood the market place was prepared for an outdoor sporting merchant that functions as a consignment company. Whether or not you are into boating, angling or mountain climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly presents a location for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all kinds of interests, a location to sell off their used products to other sports enthusiasts. I designed their Alhambra logo dsign along with a graphic which garners the interest of vehicles and projects an image that calls to mind the enthusiasm of the outdoors. With traffic that averages forty five miles per hour I realized it would take more than the average logo/sign to get commuters to take notice, hence the illustration of a fly fisherman in his natural and peaceful habitat.
Logo design MQ ranches, this logo layout has actually a field incorporated into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms brand idea wasn’t actually designed for an Alhambra, California regional farm it was really designed for an investments broker, and this company logo was one of many which fell underneath the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The objective was actually to produce a graphic that projects self-confidence, success, and wealth.

 Alhambra Logo design for a not-for-profit, Transforming Factor Solutions - the logo style function for ostensibly dealing with arrowhead as well as the arrowheads indicate that it is a ruby form.

Turning Point Foundation | Logo Design

The Turning Point Foundation was totally open to what type of logo design they would like, this can be a good thing or a bad thing. Good in that it provides a designer the liberty to explore any idea that comes to mind, bad in that it’s hard to hit a bullseye in the absence of knowing where the target is. Thankfully, in this particular case, I hit a bullseye with the 1st shot.

Logo designed for the use of an indication for the dining establishment (Brewgrrs), it is a luxuriant manuscript font that is reminiscent of a famous sports team logo design.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I’ve crafted loads of restaurant custom logo designs and establishment signs for restaurants, diners, sports bars, night clubs, dining establishments, and eateries all over the USA, from cupcake bake shops to pizza parlors and oyster bars, out of all of them I believe Brewgrrs was my absolute favorite. Brewgrrs was a great undertaking in which I worked closely with the business owner to create a logo which worked very well and did a great job to brand them, it worked on everything on everything from coasters, and tap handles all the way to the neon sign that hung over their doors, and was highly visible and very legible from over a block away.