La Mirada, California Logo Design

Each and every new La Mirada business person understands that they need a logo, but few entrepreneurs thoroughly recognize the vital role their organization’s logo can perform in their success, or the reason that one logo functions far better than another. A logo design has an instant and long term impact on the financial success of a company, choose the right one and it can make the door swing and phone ring, go with the incorrect one and it can be a barrier and an impediment for the longevity of a business.

The logos included in the ImageCo portfolio help La Mirada, California businesses prosper, they are effective in any given situation and the reason they are so effective is because they all have these 5 things in common.

  1. Simplicity: simple logo designs do not demand consideration, they can be comprehended in merely a look.
  2. Scalability: from labels to signboards a scalable logo design will stay legible and equally emotive at virtually any size.
  3. Versatility: logos which operate on any sort of device, in print, on product packaging, on a mobile phone, or on a ball-cap.
  4. Suitability: they are appropriate, they are personal, and they are suitable for the company they stand for.
  5. Relevance: a logo design needs to be timeless and will feel as relevant today, tomorrow, and forty years from today.
Retro logo layout of a bicycle produced for a La Mirada, California coffee cafe and a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This fledgling coffee roaster and coffeehouse were opening up in an older section of the community and wanted to cast a nostalgic feel without coming across as monotonous or low energy. I accomplished both of these jobs by means of creating a custom logo concept that features a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is old-fashioned, higher energy, and is a classic business image.

clinical logo style with a microscope slide and bacteria designed for La Mirada, California medical clinic.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the scientific discipline that studies the causes and outcomes of diseases, mainly the field of medicine that deals with the clinical examination of samples of body tissue for diagnostic or forensic objectives.

The Mid-Valley Pathology brand I came up with is really the only instance I recollect in which I was able to incorporate a bacteria-laden microscope slide within a logo design.

Usually I try not to be extremely literal with a concept and to a point, this design approaches the company it serves fairly literally, yet 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 captivating, more interest grabbing and more memorable.

logo style with a jumping eco-friendly frog made for a household fun facility in La Mirada, California.

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 usual of the sorts of projects that come my way, I’ve produced dozens of logo designs for health care providers, dental professionals, and attorneys but Cool Springz is without question the one and only trampoline park that I have 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 feature a couple springs into the design but Cool Springz is a fun place to go and spring does not really resonate 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 give the logo a more lively high energy mood.

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

digital photography logo design featuring a flock of birds, a mountain, a route, a stream, and also a tree - created for La Mirada, California traveling digital 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 fairly specialized field of photography and I think it is a niche area due to the fact that travel photographers tend not to shoot places or things but instead convey emotional experiences by means of the pictures they record. The thought behind this logo design was to use negative space to project more than what was visible upon first glance, which I think is representative of most professional photographers in that they oftentimes convey entire stories through their photography.

It’s said that a picture is worth a thousand words but I think that some photographs convey significantly more than that because their photos frequently have an emotional fullness which can’t be revealed with just words. I attempted to do something similar to this logo design 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 conveyed through the first impression. I think, in hindsight, that my objective was to both brand this photographer with a memorable  La Mirada logo design but also to reveal the depth of her work and in the way that she perceives the world through the lens of her camera.

 La Mirada logo style with a seagull made use of for the letter A. Designed for a wireless retail business.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The lion’s share of custom logo design jobs that I take on I seriously take pleasure in and the Coastal Wireless assignment was one that I certainly felt good about, but the customer didn’t quite share my excitement for it. I felt really good about the concept of using the seagull shape as a stroke in the character A but my customer, while he loved the concept, didn’t care for my choice of birds. This man really despised seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, luckily the rest of his friends and family didn’t share his contempt for this specific variety of sea bird.

When I turn a design over to a customer I urge them to talk about it with friends and family as well as with folks that they don’t even know so as to get unprejudiced point of views on the worthiness of a design. Fortunately, he talked about 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 incorporate every other seabird he could think of … ultimately I was able to talk him out of his alternative of a pelican and he went with the original design.

Logo designs are a weird creature in the design world given that the people that have a tendency to hire a professional to create their logo design understand how vital a logo is for their company so they are much more vested in the end result. Every logo job possesses it’s portion of challenges, but the greatest obstacle 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 providing the client the image they see for themselves.

a red panda logo layout with bamboo behind-the-scenes, design for La Mirada, California publication author

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a thin parcel of real estate to work with, but it really is the most necessary part of a printed book because it is often the very first thing a person views in the book store. With regard to a publishing company, it’s the most ideal opportunity that they will ever get to publicize their label and get their logo design in front of the individuals that purchase 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 has 2 letter A's with the bars modified to indicate they are wings.

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines arrive and depart but it looks like that in many instances 1 of the things individuals tend to recall the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a young new venture commuter/shuttle airline company situated in LA and while I’m not sure it actually “took off” their business logo didn’t slow them. The bookend A’s in their title lent itself well to imparting a feeling of flight and it was certainly a winner.

 La Mirada logo style utilized for marketing as well as a label design for Vintage Instance features an old-fashioned typeface design.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case specialized in brand-new cases for musical instruments, that looked to be much older cases. For this custom logo concept I attempted to come up with a logo that possessed a fluid retro feel to it and could easily be utilized for every thing from a web site to an insignia on brand new cases that seemed like they were from another era.

Logo design created for an orthodontist in La Mirada, California, design consist of an arc with lines converging via it to indicate steel braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dental care logo designs can be one of the most challenging logo projects because it seems that each and every dentist features 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 marketing, if restaurants approached their branding in the very same way dentists do every one of their logos would be a picture trying to explain something they served, McDonalds would most likely include a picture of a potato and a cow.

I understand the thinking behind including a likeness of something mouth related to a dentist’s company 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 dentistry profession.

I actually love doing dentist logo designs simply because it challenges me to come up with a design that implies the field of dentistry or a particular 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 ultimately I created a concept that does not have a solitary smile or a tooth in it, but even though they aren’t overt, they are still implied in the design. When I turned this design over to the client the only smile that was obvious was really the smile on Dr. Kujak’s face.

William McNally logo design made for a household not-for-profit, the logo design features 4 personalities surprised in elevation to represent a family unit with in the design.

William McNally | Logo Design | Branding

The William McNally Family Foundation asked ImageCo to help them come up with a custom logo design that would be representative of the devotion that William McNally had for the people in his city. Most logos with the name “family” in them tend to contain pictures of a happy family, a cliche heavy strategy to any logo design is to be very 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 don’t hit the viewer on the head with what the business or organization wants to communicate.

The McNally Foundation’s name offered a unique opportunity to do a logo which conveyed that they were about families without being overtly corny about it. The objective of a logo design is to be remembered and recognized and if the designer tries to use the logo to summarize how people ought to think or feel they don’t understand the purpose of a logo. If viewers have to think about a logo to understand what it means, it has fallen short, a logo needs to be instantly comprehended and a logo that explains itself will never have the chance to be understood.

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

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios desired a logo design which projected a feeling of tranquility and connection for their new hair studio. I came up with a concept that did not go the obvious course of making simply a stylized orchid but instead created a business logo which implied an orchid in the formation of a swirl featured into the letter O in the title and by placing emphasis on the logo design using the silhouette of a hummingbird hovering above the logo design itself. The obvious path in designing a company logo is generally the wrong direction and in this case, the design ended up not being about the orchid but instead put the attention on the perception that they really wanted to transmit to their patrons.

Arabian equine logo layout created for a horse ranch that concentrates on breeding Arabian program horses.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo created a unique custom logo concept fashioned to epitomize the unique physical traits of the Arabian kind of horses. With an identifiable head shape and high tail posture, the Arabian is one of the highly immediately identifiable equine types in the world.

Las Cafe logo style a tiny dining establishment, layout includes a modified script font style which hovers over a team of luxuriant lines and dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Coffee shop logo layout a small dining establishment, design includes a changed manuscript font style which hovers over a team of ornate lines and also dots.

Logo design for a software program designer the design attributes as well as legendary component 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 management, process and task management, and disk operations. The kernel attaches the system hardware to the application software. In other words a kernel is {essentially|quite literally a bridge that behaves as a bridge in between the software and computer hardware.

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

Progress logo layout developed for a La Mirada, California indoor designer, style function a collection of red circles that converge as well as replace the letter O in the middle of the logo design.

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design | Branding

Evolv Design is a La Mirada, California interior design company and this logo design is representational of the work that an interior designer does in. An interior designer is somebody who organizes, researches, collaborates, and manages such projects. Interior design is a diverse occupation that includes conceptual development, space planning, location evaluations, programming, research, communicating with the stakeholders of a project, construction management, and implementation of the design.

logo layout done for Advanced Leadership Solutions, the characters for letter V and A in middle of the word advanced have been modified to link directly into words below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This La Mirada, California logo design assignment was done for a leadership consultant that helps business leaders to develop into more effective at overseeing people, expectations, and profitability.
A logo style featuring an angler in the center of the name casting a fly towards the audience.

On The Fly | Logo Design | Retail Branding

With companies such as Cabelas and Bass Pros raking in over 7 billion a year offering supplies and equipment to outdoor sporting lovers the founders of On the Fly recognized the market place was ready for an outdoor sporting retailer that functions as a consignment business. Whether or not you are into boating, sportfishing or rock climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly provides a venue for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all kinds of interests, a place to market their secondhand products to other sports enthusiasts. I created their La Mirada logo design dsign utilizing an image which garners the interest of vehicles and projects an image that invokes the enthusiasm of the outdoors. With traffic that averages forty five mph I realized it would take more than the average logo/sign to get travelers to take notice, hence the image of a fly fisherman in his natural and tranquil habitat.
Logo style MQ farms, this logo design has an area integrated right into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms emblem design wasn’t actually designed for an La Mirada, California regional farm it was really created for a commodities broker, and this particular company logo was one of several that fell under the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The goal was really to make a graphic that projects assurance, effectiveness, and wealth.

 La Mirada Logo design for a nonprofit, Turning Point Solutions - the logo design feature for externally encountering arrow and also the arrowheads suggest that it is a diamond form.

Turning Point Foundation | Logo Design

The Turning Point Foundation was entirely open to what kind of logo design that they wanted, this can be a good thing or a bad thing. Good in that it offers a designer the freedom to explore any idea that comes to mind, bad in that it’s tricky to hit a bullseye without knowing where exactly the target is. Thankfully, in this particular case, I struck a bullseye with the 1st shot.

Logo design developed for making use of a sign for the dining establishment (Brewgrrs), it is an elaborate manuscript font that is similar to a renowned sports group logo.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I have created loads of restaurant custom logo designs and business signs for restaurants, diners, sports bars, night clubs, dining establishments, and eateries all over the US, from cupcake bakeshops to pizza parlors and oyster bars, out of all of them I believe Brewgrrs was my favorite. Brewgrrs was a cool project where I worked directly with the owner to develop a logo that 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 neon sign that hung above their doors, and was highly visible and very easy to read from over a block away.