Alhambra Logo Design

Virtually every new Alhambra organization knows they need a logo, yet few new business owners fully understand the vital role their logo can make in their financial success, or why one logo functions more effectively than another. A logo design has a critical and sustaining effect on the success of a company, choose the right one and it can make the door swing and phone ring, choose the incorrect one and it will be an obstacle and a hindrance for the life span of a company. The logos featured in the ImageCo portfolio help Alhambra businesses succeed, they are effective in any given scenario and the main reason they are so effective is because they all have these five features in common.
  1. Simplicity: simple logos don’t demand contemplation, they can be comprehended in just a glance.
  2. Scalability: from business cards to billboards a scalable logo design will be legible and just as emotive at every dimension.
  3. Versatility: logos that work on any type 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 represent.
  5. Relevance: a company logo needs to be ageless and will feel relevant today, tomorrow, and twenty years from now.

Retro logo style of a bike produced for a Alhambra coffee cafe and a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This budding coffee roaster and cafe were opening up in an older part of the community and really wanted to project a nostalgic atmosphere without coming across as stodgy or low energy. I achieved the two tasks by means of designing a logo design that features a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is old-fashioned, higher energy, and is a enduring business image.

clinical logo design with a microscope slide as well as bacteria developed for Alhambra clinical center.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the scientific discipline which analyzes the triggers and outcomes of diseases, mainly the field of medicine that deals with the laboratory assessment of samplings of body tissue for diagnostic or forensic intents.

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

Typically I attempt not to be overly literal with a design and to a degree, this design approaches the company it represents fairly literally, but 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 name that makes it more interesting, more focus grabbing and even more meaningful.

logo style with a jumping green frog developed for a family fun center in Alhambra.

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 also a project that is way out of the usual of the sorts of projects which come my way, I’ve produced dozens of logo designs for surgeons, dentists, and legal professionals but Cool Springz is without question the one and only trampoline park that I have ever had the privilege to work on.

Given that the full name of the company has the word springz in its name the clear choice would have been to integrate a couple of springs into the design but Cool Springz is a fun place to go and spring doesn’t really 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, inevitably I landed on a green tree frog and a dimensional treatment of the title itself to provide the logo a more enthusiastic high energy impression.

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

photography logo featuring a group of birds, a mountain, a route, a stream, and a tree - designed for Alhambra travel photographer.

Travel Don’t Wander | Logo Design | Website Design

Travel Don’t Wander was a custom logo design job I took on for a travel photographer, which is a fairly specialized field of photography and I believe it is a niche speciality due to the fact that travel photographers tend not to capture places or things but instead reveal emotional journeys through the photos they capture. The idea behind this logo concept was to utilize negative space to convey more than what was visible upon first view, which I think is representative of most good photographers in that they frequently convey whole stories using their photography.

It’s said that a picture is worth a thousand words but I think that some photographs convey much more than that because their photos often have an emotional resonance which can’t be conveyed with mere words. I made an effort to do something similar to this logo by utilizing 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 conveyed through the first impression. I think, in looking back, that my objective was to both brand this photographer with a memorable  Alhambra logo but also to show the depth in her work and in the way that she perceives the world through the lens of her camera.

 Alhambra logo style with a seagull used for the letter A. Designed for a cordless retail company.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The majority of business logo design jobs that I take on I really savor and the Coastal Wireless project was one that I really felt good about, however the client didn’t quite share my enthusiasm for it. I felt really good about the idea of using the seagull silhouette as a stroke in the character A however my client, even though he liked the concept, really did not care for my choice of birds. This man genuinely loathed seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, thankfully the rest of his family members didn’t share his aversion for this specific kind of sea bird.

When I turn a design over to a customer I encourage all of them to share it with friends and family as well as with individuals that they don’t even know so as to get honest opinions on the worthiness of a design concept. Fortunately, he talked about it with his whole family and they loved the design and were able to persuade 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 went with the original concept.

Business logos are a strange creature in the design world because the people that have a tendency to hire an expert to create their logo design comprehend how important a logo design is for their business so they are much more vested in the result. Every logo job possesses it’s allotment of obstacles, however the greatest obstacle is finding that sweet spot in a design that functions really well at the task it’s required to do in branding a business and also providing the client the identity they see for themselves.

a red panda logo style with bamboo in the background, style for Alhambra book author

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a narrow segment of real estate to work with, yet it really is the most crucial part of a printed book given that it is often the primary thing a person views in the bookstore. For a publisher, it’s the opportunity they will likely ever get to promote their label and get their logo design in front of the individuals that shop for actual books.

This 3 color design is vivid, 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 in Los Angeles, the logo has two letter A's with the bars modified to imply they are wings.

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines arrive and depart nevertheless it seems like that in many occurrences 1 of the things people often tend to recollect the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a modest new venture commuter/shuttle air service situated in LA and although I’m not certain it really “took off” their custom logo didn’t ground them. The bookend A’s in their brand lent itself well to affording a sense of air travel and it was undoubtedly a success.

 Alhambra logo design made use of for advertising and marketing and also a tag design for Vintage Instance features an antiquated font layout.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case specialized in new cases for musical instruments, which looked to be vintage cases. For this brand concept I sought to come up with a logo that offered a fluid nostalgic feel to it and could be utilized for anything from a website to a label on brand new cases that appeared like they were from another era.

Logo created for an orthodontist in Alhambra, layout include an arc with lines intersecting through it to suggest steel braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dental business logos can easily be one of the most challenging logo projects because it seems that each and every dentist involves 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 company branding, if restaurants approached their branding in the very same way dental practices do every one of their company logos would definitely be a picture trying to explain something they served, McDonalds would probably include a picture of a potato and a cow.

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

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

Kujak Orthodontics provided such an opportunity and subsequently I created a concept that doesn’t have a single smile or a tooth in it, but even though they aren’t obvious, they are still implied in the design. When I turned this concept over to the customer the only smile that was obvious was really the smile on Dr. Kujak’s face.

William McNally logo design made for a family members not-for-profit, the logo includes 4 personalities surprised in elevation to stand for a family with in the style.

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 depictive of the devotion that William McNally had for the folks in his city. The majority of logos with the name “family” in them tend to contain pictures of a happy family, a cliche heavy approach to any logo design is to be overly literal about what the name says or the industry it represents. I’ve discovered that the best designs are the ones that are understated and never hit the viewer on the head with what the company or organization wishes to convey.

The McNally Foundation’s name provided a distinct opportunity to do a logo that communicated that they were about families without being openly cheesy about it. The goal of a logo is to be remembered and recognized and if the designer attempts to use the logo design to summarize exactly how people ought to think or feel they don’t understand the purpose of a logo. If you have to consider a logo design to understand what it means, it has failed, a logo needs to be immediately understood and a logo that explains itself will never have the opportunity to be comprehended.

Logo style produced for a hair style workshop featuring a manuscript font a hummingbird as well as an indicated orchid for the letter O.

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios wanted a logo design which projected a feeling of contentment and class for their new hair salon. I created a concept which didn’t go the obvious course of designing simply a stylized orchid but instead delivered a company logo that implied an orchid in the formation of a swirl integrated in to the letter O in the title and by placing attention on the concept using the silhouette of a hummingbird hovering over the logo itself. The obvious path in designing a logo is more often than not the incorrect route and in this case, the design ended up not being about the flower but alternately laid the attention on the feeling that they wanted to project to their customers.

Arabian equine logo style created for an equine ranch that concentrates on reproducing Arabian program equines.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo designed an original organization logo design customized to manifest the unique physical traits of the Arabian pedigree of equines. With a different head shape and higher tail carriage, the Arabian is one of the most quite easily recognizable horse breeds in the world.

Las Cafe logo style a small restaurant, layout consists of a customized script font which floats over a team of elaborate lines and also dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Coffee shop logo layout a tiny dining establishment, style includes a changed manuscript font which hovers above a team of elaborate lines and dots.

Logo style for a software programmer the design attributes and famous element of a bridge to the left of the name.

Smart Kernels | Logo Design

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

The business logo I came up with for Smart Kernels was based on an actual bridge that is situated a couple of miles from the business offices of Smart kernels. It’s a logo design that doesn’t attempt to point out anything to anyone regarding to what business they are in or how it relates to their specific location. Nevertheless it symbolized something to the business owner of the business and in many cases the meaning behind a company logo is equally as important as how it brands the business it stands for.

Evolve logo design developed for a Alhambra interior designer, style function a collection of red circles that converge and replace the letter O in the center of the logo layout.

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design | Branding

Evolv Design is a Alhambra 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, researches, coordinates, and manages such projects. Interior design is a multifaceted profession that consists of conceptual development, area planning, location inspections, programming, research, interacting with the stakeholders of a project, building and construction management, and implementation of the design.

logo style done for Advanced Leadership Solutions, the characters for letter V and also A in middle of words progressed have been modified to link straight into words below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This Alhambra logo design assignment was completed for a leadership consultant that enables business professionals to become more successful at supervising people, expectations, and productivity.

A logo design including a fisherman in the middle of the name casting a fly towards the viewer.

On The Fly | Logo Design | Retail Branding

With companies like Cabelas and Bass Pros raking in more than 7 billion a year selling goods and equipment to outdoor sporting lovers the founders of On the Fly realized the market place was ready for an outdoor sporting merchant that operates as a consignment company. Whether or not you are into boating, sportfishing or mountain climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly provides a place for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all sorts of passions, a place to sell off their previously owned products to other sports enthusiasts. I created their Alhambra business logo dsign utilizing an illustration which garners the attention of vehicles and projects an image that arouses 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 graphic of a fly fisherman in his natural and relaxed habitat.
Logo style MQ ranches, this logo style has a field included into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms brand concept wasn’t actually produced for an Alhambra area farm it was actually designed for a products broker, and this logo was one of multiple which fell underneath the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The objective was actually to design a graphic that projects self-assurance, success, and luxury.
Logo designed for the use of an indicator for the dining establishment (Brewgrrs), it is a luxuriant manuscript typeface that is reminiscent of a popular sporting activities team logo.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I have created quite a lot of restaurant business logos and establishment signs for restaurants, diners, sports bars, night clubs, dining establishments|eateries} all over the US, from cupcake pastry shops to pizza parlors and oyster bars, out of all of them I think Brewgrrs was my favorite. Brewgrrs was a cool undertaking where I worked directly with the proprietor to develop a logo design which worked extremely well and did a fantastic job to brand them, it functioned on everything on everything from coasters, and tap handles all the way to the lighted sign which hung over their doors, and was highly visible and very legible from over a block away.