Ladera Ranch Logo Design

Nearly every new Ladera Ranch business knows they require a logo, but few new business owners thoroughly realize the pivotal role their company logo will play in their success, or exactly why one logo performs more effectively than another. A logo design has an instant and sustaining impact on the success of a business, go with the correct one and it will make the door swing and cash register ring, select the wrong one and it will be a barrier and a hindrance for the life of an organization. The logos featured in the ImageCo portfolio help Ladera Ranch businesses succeed, they are effective in any given circumstance and the main reason they are so effective is that they all have these five traits in common.
  1. Simplicity: simple logos don’t demand consideration, they can be realized in just a glimpse.
  2. Scalability: from business cards to billboards a scalable business logo will continue to be legible and just as emotive at every size.
  3. Versatility: logos that operate 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 personal, and they are suitable for the business they represent.
  5. Relevance: a company logo should be ageless and will feel relevant today, tomorrow, and twenty five years from today.

Retro logo style of a bicycle created for a Ladera Ranch coffee cafe and a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This budding coffee roaster and coffee bar were actually opening up in an older section of town and wished to cast an old-fashioned feel without coming across as monotonous or low energy. I fulfilled the two tasks via creating 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 classic business image.

clinical logo style with a microscopic lense slide and bacteria created for Ladera Ranch clinical clinic.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the science which examines the causes and outcomes of diseases, mainly the branch of medicine that works with the laboratory assessment of specimens of body cellular material for diagnostic or forensic reasons.

The Mid-Valley Pathology brand I came up with is the sole instance I remember in which I was in a position to incorporate a bacteria-laden microscope slide within a business logo design.

Generally I try not to be overly literal with a concept and to a point, this specific design approaches the company it serves fairly literally, but it does it in a fashion 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 enhancement to the brand that helps make it more appealing, more focus grabbing and much more memorable.

logo layout with a jumping environment-friendly frog created for a household fun facility in Ladera Ranch.

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 kinds of jobs which come my way, I’ve produced dozens of logo designs for medical professionals, dental offices, and legal professionals but Cool Springz is without question the only trampoline park which I have actually ever gotten the opportunity 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 incorporate a couple springs into the concept 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 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 provide the logo a more lively high energy feel.

In the end, Cool Springz ended up loving my brainchild and named the frog Jax and included him in to everything they used for marketing and advertising. 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 fashioned to look exactly like my frog design.

photography logo design including a group of birds, a hill, a path, a stream, as well as a tree - designed for Ladera Ranch 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 field due to the fact that travel photographers don’t shoot places or things but rather communicate emotional experiences through the photos they record. The thought behind this logo design was to make use of negative space to convey more than what was visible upon first glance, which I think is quintessential of most professional photographers in that they often 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 often have an emotional fullness which can’t be conveyed with just words. I tried to do something the same to this logo design by using 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 goal was to both brand this photographer with a memorable  Ladera Ranch logo but also to show the depth to her work and in the way that she views the world through the lens of her camera.

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

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The bulk of business logo design projects that I take on I really relish and the Coastal Wireless assignment was one that I really felt good about, but 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 letter A however the client, while he liked the concept, really did not care for my choice of birds. This man really hated seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, thankfully the rest of his family did not share his contempt for this particular kind of sea bird.

When I turn a design over to a customer I encourage them to talk about it with friends and colleagues and family as well as with people that they don’t even know so as to get unprejudiced opinions on the benefit of a design concept. Fortunately, he discussed it with his family and they really loved the concept 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 preference of a pelican and he proceeded with the original concept.

Logos are a weird animal in the design world because the people that tend to hire an expert to design their logo comprehend how crucial a logo is for their business so they are much more invested in the result. Every logo design project possesses it’s portion of difficulties, but the greatest challenge is identifying that sweet spot in a design that operates really well at the task it’s needed to do in branding a business and also providing the customer the image they see for themselves.

a red panda logo layout with bamboo behind-the-scenes, layout for Ladera Ranch book author

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a thin piece of real estate to work with, but it is the most essential part of a printed book since it is in most cases the very first thing a person views in the book store. Regarding a publisher, it’s the most ideal opportunity they will ever get to spotlight their product and get their logo design in front of the individuals that purchase actual books.

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

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

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines come and go nevertheless it seems like that in many instances one of the things folks often tend to recall the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a modest startup commuter/shuttle airline company situated in LA and although I’m not certain it actually “took off” their organization logo didn’t ground them. The bookend A’s in their brand lent itself well to affording a good sense of flight and it was surely a victory.

 Ladera Ranch logo design used for marketing as well as a tag design for Vintage Instance includes an old typeface layout.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case specialized in new cases for music instruments, which looked to be much older cases. For this brand design I strove to come up with a logo that offered a fluid old-fashioned feel to it and could be utilized for every thing from a web site to an insignia on brand new cases that appeared like they were from another point in time.

Logo developed for an orthodontist in Ladera Ranch, design include an arc with lines converging through it to suggest metal braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dental care logo designs can be one of the most difficult logo design jobs due to the fact that it appears that virtually every dentist incorporates a smile, a tooth, a smiling tooth, or a toothy smile in their design. Dentistry logos are one of the most cliche ridden fields when it comes to small business marketing, if restaurants approached their advertising in the exact same way dental practitioners do every one of their logo designs would be a picture trying to explain anything they served, McDonalds would probably have an image of a potato and a cow.

I recognize the thinking behind adding an image of something mouth associated to a dentist’s company logo but it has to be done subtly or it will just look like every other clipart dental professionals logo that litter the branding landscape of the dental care profession.

I really love doing dentist logo designs simply 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 design 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 apparent was actually the smile on Dr. Kujak’s face.

William McNally logo design made for a family not-for-profit, the logo design includes 4 characters staggered in elevation to represent a family unit with in the style.

William McNally | Logo Design | Branding

The William McNally Family Foundation reached out to ImageCo to help them come up with a logo design that would be representative of the devotion that William McNally had for the people residing in his community. Most logos with the name “family” in them tend to contain images of a happy family, a cliche heavy method to any logo design is to be very literal about what the name says or the industry it represents. I’ve found that the best designs are the ones that are understated and don’t hit the viewer on the head with what the business or institution hopes to project.

The McNally Foundation’s name presented a distinct opportunity to do a logo which conveyed that they were about families without being overtly corny about it. The aim of a logo design is to be remembered and recognized and if the designer attempts to use the logo design to explain precisely how people ought to think or feel they don’t understand the goal of a logo. If viewers have to ponder a logo design to understand what it means, it has fallen short, a logo needs to be instantly understood and a logo design that illustrates itself won’t have the chance to be understood.

Logo style developed for a hair style workshop including 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 logo design that carried a feeling of peace and elegance for their new hair salon. I created a concept that didn’t go the obvious direction of designing just a stylized orchid but alternatively created a logo which implied a flower in the formation of a swirl blended in to the letter O in the title and by placing attention on the logo design with the figure of a hummingbird hovering over the image itself. The obvious path in designing a business logo is in most cases the incorrect path and in this case, the design ended up not being about the orchid but alternately placed the main focus on the perception that they really wanted to transmit to their customers.

Arabian equine logo style produced for a horse cattle ranch that concentrates on breeding Arabian show equines.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo crafted a unique custom logo design tailored to illustrate the unique physical traits of the Arabian pedigree of equines. By having a distinctive head form and very high tail carriage, the Arabian is one of the very most immediately identifiable horse lineages in the world.

Las Cafe logo design a tiny dining establishment, layout consists of a changed script font style which floats above a team of luxuriant lines as well as dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Cafe logo layout a tiny dining establishment, design includes a modified script typeface which floats over a group of ornate lines and dots.

Logo layout for a software application designer the style features and iconic 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). Traditionally, the kernel is responsible for memory administration, process and task control, and drive managing. 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 program and hardware.

The logo I came up with for Smart Kernels was based on an actual bridge that is located a number of miles from the offices of Smart kernels. It’s a logo design that doesn’t attempt to spell out anything to anyone regarding 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 meaning behind a business logo is just as important as how it serves the business it stands for.

Develop logo design developed for a Ladera Ranch interior designer, design function a collection of red circles that intersect as well as change the letter O in the center of the logo design.

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design | Branding

Evolv Design is a Ladera Ranch interior design company and this logo design is representational of the work that an interior designer does in. An interior designer is someone who plans, explores, collaborates, and oversees such projects. Interior design is a diverse profession that involves conceptual development, space planning, location inspections, programming, study, corresponding 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 and also A in center of words progressed have been modified to tie directly into words below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This Ladera Ranch logo design assignment was done for a management expert that aids business professionals to become more efficient at supervising people, expectations, and productivity.

A logo layout featuring an angler in the middle of the name casting a fly towards the viewer.

On The Fly | Logo Design | Retail Branding

With brands such as Cabelas and Bass Pros raking in more than 7 billion a year offering goods and equipment to outdoor sporting lovers the owners of On the Fly realized the market place was primed for an outdoor sporting merchant that operates as a consignment business. Whether you are into boating, fishing or rock climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly provides a destination for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all kinds of interests, a location to sell their secondhand equipment to other sports enthusiasts. I created their Ladera Ranch logo design dsign along with an illustration that garners the interest of traffic and projects an image that calls to mind the enthusiasm of the outdoors. With traffic that averages 45 miles per hour I knew it would take more than the average logo/sign to get travelers to take notice, hence the illustration of a fly fisherman in his natural and peaceful habitat.
Logo style MQ farms, this logo design has a field included right into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms brand concept wasn’t actually developed for an Ladera Ranch area farm it was actually devised for an investments broker, and this particular trademark was one of many that fell beneath the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The aim was to develop a brand mark that projects esteem, effectiveness, and luxury.
Logo created for using a sign for the dining establishment (Brewgrrs), it is an elaborate script font style that is reminiscent of a well-known sporting activities group logo design.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I’ve crafted loads of restaurant business logos 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 believe Brewgrrs was my absolute favorite. Brewgrrs was a neat undertaking where I worked closely with the business owner to design a logo which worked extremely 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 lighted sign which hung over their doors, and was highly visible and very legible from over a block away.