Lakewood, California Logo Design

Each and every new Lakewood venture knows they are in need of a logo, yet few new business owners entirely understand the pivotal role their organization logo can make in their financial success, or precisely why one logo design functions better than another. A logo design has an immediate and long term impact on the growth of a business, select the right one and it can make the door swing and cash register ring, choose the wrong one and it can be a barrier and an impediment for the life span of a company.

The logos included in the ImageCo portfolio help Lakewood, California businesses prosper, they are effective in any given circumstance and the main reason they are so effective is because they all have these 5 features in common.

  1. Simplicity: simple logos don’t demand deliberation, they can be understood in just a look.
  2. Scalability: from business cards to billboards a scalable logo design will stay legible and equally 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 personal, and they are suitable for the business they represent.
  5. Relevance: a company logo should be enduring and should feel relevant today, tomorrow, and thirty years from today.

Logo PORTFOLIO Volume 1

Retro logo style of a bicycle developed for a Lakewood, California coffee cafe as well as a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This fledgling coffee roaster and coffeehouse were actually opening up in an older section of the area and really wanted to project a retro atmosphere without coming across as monotonous or low energy. I fulfilled the two tasks via developing a sign design that features a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is antiquated, high energy, and is a ageless business image.

clinical logo design with a microscope slide as well as germs designed for Lakewood, California clinical center.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the scientific discipline which studies the causes and effects of diseases, mainly the branch of healthcare that deals with the clinical assessment of samplings of human body cellular material for diagnostic or forensic purposes.

The Mid-Valley Pathology logo design I came up with is really the only instance I recollect where I was in a position to incorporate a bacteria-laden microscope slide right into a logo design.

Usually I attempt not to be extremely literal with a design and to a degree, this design approaches the company it serves quite 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 an illustration of what Mid-Valley Pathology does so much as acts as an enhancement to the name that helps make it more interesting, more attention grabbing and more unforgettable.

logo style with a jumping environment-friendly frog made for a household fun facility in Lakewood, California.

Cool Springs | Logo Design | Retail Branding

The Cool Springz Trampoline Park was a really 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 that come my way, I’ve done dozens of logo designs for surgeons, dental experts, and attorneys but Cool Springz is without question the one and only trampoline park which I have actually ever had the opportunity to work on.

Given that the name of the business has the word springz in its name the apparent choice would have been to incorporate a couple of springs into the design but Cool Springz is a fun destination to go and spring does not 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, ultimately I landed on a green tree frog and a dimensional treatment of the name itself to give the logo a much more dynamic high energy atmosphere.

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

digital photography logo design featuring a flock of birds, a mountain, a trail, a stream, and also a tree - developed for Lakewood, 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 niche field of photography and I believe it is a niche area because travel photographers tend not to capture locations or things but instead communicate emotional journeys through the images they record. The idea behind this logo concept was to use negative space to reveal more than what was visible upon initial view, which I think is representative of the majority of good photographers in that they often convey whole stories through their photography.

It’s said that a picture is worth a 1000 words but I think that some photographs convey considerably more than that because their photos often have an emotional resonance that can’t be revealed with just words. I tried to do something very similar 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  Lakewood logo design but also to show the depth of her art and in the way that she sees the world through the lens of her camera.

 Lakewood logo design with a seagull made use of for the letter A. Designed for a wireless retail service.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The majority of custom logo design jobs that I take on I honestly take pleasure in and the Coastal Wireless assignment was one that I certainly felt good about, but the client didn’t quite share my enthusiasm for it. I felt really good about the concept of using the seagull shape as a stroke in the letter A however the customer, even though he loved the concept, really did not care for my choice of birds. This particular guy really despised seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, thankfully the rest of his family members did not share his hatred for this specific breed of sea bird.

When I turn a concept over to a client I encourage all of them to discuss it with friends and family members as well as with individuals that they don’t even know so as to get unprejudiced assessments on the benefit of a concept. Fortunately, he talked about it with his family members and they really liked the concept and were able to persuade him and get him to sign off on it, but not before he worked me over to include 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 concept.

Custom logo designs are a strange animal in the design world because the people that tend to hire a professional to design their logo comprehend how vital a logo is for their organization so they are way more vested in the outcome. Every logo design job possesses it’s allotment of hurdles, however the most significant obstacle is finding that sweet spot in a design that functions really well at the task it’s needed to do in branding a company and also providing the customer the identity they see for themselves.

a red panda logo design with bamboo in the background, layout for Lakewood, California publication publisher

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a slender parcel of real estate to work with, however it really is the most vital part of a printed book due to the fact that it is often the very first thing a person sees in the book shop. With respect to a publisher, it’s the absolute best opportunity they will likely ever get to promote their product and get their logo design in front of the people that purchase actual books.

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

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

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines come and depart however it looks like that in many instances 1 of the items people often tend to recall the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a smaller startup commuter/shuttle air service based in LA and although I’m not sure it really “took off” their logo didn’t ground them. The bookend A’s in their name lent itself well to imparting a sense of flight and it was undoubtedly a victory.

 Lakewood logo style made use of for advertising and also a tag style for Vintage Instance features an old-fashioned font layout.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case focused in brand-new cases for music instruments, which looked to be antique cases. For this logo concept I sought to come up with a logo that provided a fluid old style feel to it and could easily be utilized for every thing from a web page to a label on brand new cases that appeared like they were from another point in time.

Logo design developed for an orthodontist in Lakewood, California, style include an arc with lines converging via it to indicate steel braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dentistry logo designs can be one of the most challenging and difficult logo design projects due to the fact that it seems that virtually every dentist includes 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 restaurants approached their advertising in the very same way dental practitioners do every one of their logos would be a picture explaining something they served, McDonalds would probably have an image of a potato and a cow.

I recognize the thinking behind adding an illustration of something mouth related to a dentist’s logo nevertheless 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 actually really love doing dentistry business logos simply because it challenges me to come up with a design that implies dentistry or a specific area of the field of dentistry like orthodontics without resorting to the stereotypical course of action that so many dentists settle on.

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

William McNally logo design designed for a household nonprofit, the logo includes 4 personalities surprised in elevation to represent 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 love 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 technique to any logo design is to be far too literal about what the name says or the industry it represents. I’ve discovered that the best concepts are the ones that are understated and never hit the viewer on the head with what the company or organization wants to communicate.

The McNally Foundation’s name provided a unique opportunity to do a custom logo design which conveyed that they were about families without being openly tacky 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 summarize specifically how individuals ought to think or feel they don’t understand the purpose of a logo. If people have to consider a logo to understand what it means, it has fallen short, a logo needs to be immediately comprehended and a logo that describes itself will never have the opportunity to be understood.

Logo layout produced for a hair design workshop including a manuscript font a hummingbird and a suggested orchid for the letter O.

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios wanted a business logo which projected a sense of relaxation and class for their new hair salon. I created a design which didn’t go the obvious direction of crafting merely a stylized orchid but instead created a company logo which suggested an orchid in the pattern of a swirl featured into the letter O in the title and by putting emphasis on the concept with the silhouette of a hummingbird hovering above the logo design itself. The obvious path in creating a business logo is usually the wrong course and in this case, the design ended up not being about the orchid but alternately placed the focus on the perception that they really wanted to transmit to their patrons.

Arabian equine logo style produced for a horse cattle ranch that specializes in reproducing Arabian show steeds.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo designed a distinct organization logo design fashioned to epitomize the unique physical traits of the Arabian kind of equines. By having an identifiable head shape and higher tail posture, the Arabian is one of the highly quite easily recognizable equine lineages in the entire world.

Las Cafe logo style a little dining establishment, layout includes a modified script font style which hovers above a team of elaborate lines as well as dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Cafe logo style a tiny dining establishment, design includes a modified manuscript font which floats over a group of ornate lines as well as dots.

Logo layout for a software program programmer the style attributes as well as iconic aspect of a bridge to the left of the name.

Smart Kernels | Logo Design

A kernel is the key part of an operating system (OS). Generally, the kernel is responsible for memory management, process and task control, 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 performs as a connection between the software program and hardware.

The logo design 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 spell out anything to anyone with regards to what business they are in or how it relates to their specific location. Nevertheless it represented something to the owner of the business and in quite a few cases the symbolism supporting a logo design is just as important as how it brands the organization it stands for.

Advance logo layout produced for a Lakewood, California interior developer, style attribute a series of red circles that converge and also replace the letter O in the middle of the logo design.

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design | Branding

Evolv Design is a Lakewood, California 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, coordinates, and oversees such tasks. Interior design is a diverse occupation that consists of conceptual development, space planning, site evaluations, programming, research, interacting with the stakeholders of a project, building and construction supervision, and implementation of the design.

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

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This particular Lakewood, California logo design assignment was done for a management guide that helps business professionals to develop into more successful at handling people, expectations, and profitability.
A logo layout including a fisherman in the center of the name casting a fly towards the audience.

On The Fly | Logo Design | Retail Branding

With brands like Cabelas and Bass Pros raking in more than 7 billion a year selling supplies and equipment to outdoor sporting lovers the owners of On the Fly knew the market place was ready for an outdoor sporting merchant that functions as a consignment firm. Whether or not you are into boating, angling or rock climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly presents a location for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all sorts of passions, a spot to sell off their secondhand equipment to other sports enthusiasts. I tailored their Lakewood logo dsign with an illustration that grabs the interest of vehicles and sends an image that evokes the enthusiasm of the outdoors. With traffic that averages forty five miles per hour I knew it would take more than the average logo/sign to get commuters to take notice, hence the picture of a fly fisherman in his natural and tranquil habitat.
Logo layout MQ farms, this logo layout has an area incorporated into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms custom logo design wasn’t really produced for an Lakewood, California area farm it was in reality devised for a commodities broker, and this trademark was one of many which fell under the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The aim was to make a graphic that projected esteem, success, and luxury.

 Lakewood Logo design for a nonprofit, Turning Point Solutions - the logo design function for externally encountering arrow and also the arrowheads suggest that it is a ruby form.

Turning Point Foundation | Logo Design

The Turning Point Foundation was totally open to what kind of logo design that they desired, that can be a good thing or a bad thing. Good in that it gives a designer the freedom to explore any idea that comes to mind, bad in that it’s hard to hit a bullseye in the absence of understanding where the target is. Luckily, in this particular instance, I struck a bullseye with the first shot.

Logo design made for using a sign for the dining establishment (Brewgrrs), it is an ornate manuscript font that is similar to a famous sports team logo design.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I’ve designed loads of restaurant business logos and establishment signs for restaurants, diners, sports bars, night clubs, dining establishments|eateries} all over the United States, from cupcake pastry shops to pizza parlors and oyster bars, out of all of them I think Brewgrrs was my absolute favorite. Brewgrrs was a neat project in which I worked directly with the proprietor to design a business logo which worked really well and did a fantastic job to brand them, it worked on everything on everything from coasters, and tap handles all the way to the neon sign which hung over their doors, and was highly visible and very easy to read from over a block away.