Lakewood Logo Design

Each and every new Lakewood business understands that they require a logo, yet few entrepreneurs thoroughly grasp the key role their logo can play in their becoming successful, or why one business logo functions far better than another. A logo design has an immediate and long term impact on the prosperity of a company, go with the correct one and it will make the door swing and cash register ring, go with the incorrect one and it can be a barrier and a hindrance for the longevity of an organization. The logos featured in the ImageCo portfolio help Lakewood companies prosper, they are effective in any given circumstance and the reason why they are so effective is that they all have these 5 traits in common.
  1. Simplicity: simple logo designs do not require contemplation, they can be grasped in merely a glance.
  2. Scalability: from business cards to signboards a scalable logo design will be legible and just as emotive at virtually any size.
  3. Versatility: logos that operate 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 company they represent.
  5. Relevance: a business logo must be enduring and should feel relevant today, tomorrow, and twenty five years from now.

Retro logo style of a bicycle developed for a Lakewood coffee cafe and also a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This startup coffee roaster and coffee bar were actually launching in an older part of the area and hoped to project a nostalgic vibe without coming across as boring or low energy. I achieved each of the 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 enduring business image.

clinical logo design with a microscope slide and also bacteria designed for Lakewood clinical center.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the science which examines the root causes and effects of diseases, especially the field of healthcare that works with the clinical evaluation of samplings of human body cellular material for diagnostic or forensic purposes.

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

Generally I try not to be excessively literal with a design and to a point, this specific design approaches the company it represents quite literally, but it does it in a fashion that integrates the slide as part of the name so it doesn’t serve so much as an explanation of what Mid-Valley Pathology does so much as acts as an enhancement to the name that makes it more captivating, more attention grabbing and a lot more memorable.

logo style with a jumping eco-friendly frog made for a family enjoyable center in Lakewood.

Cool Springz | 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 types of projects which come my way, I’ve done dozens of logo designs for doctors, dental practices, and lawyers 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 full name of the company has the word springz in its name the apparent choice would have been to integrate a couple of springs into the design but Cool Springz is a fun destination to go and spring doesn’t really resonate an environment 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, inevitably I landed on a green tree frog and a dimensional treatment of the title itself to provide the logo a more dynamic high energy mood.

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

digital photography logo design featuring a group of birds, a hill, a path, a stream, and a tree - made for Lakewood traveling professional photographer.

Travel Don’t Wander | Logo Design | Website Design

Travel Don’t Wander was a custom logo design project I took on for a travel photographer, which is a fairly specialized field of photography and I believe it is a niche area due to the fact that travel photographers tend not to capture locations or things but instead reveal emotional journeys through the images they record. The idea behind this logo concept was to make use of negative space to reveal more than what was visible upon first glance, which I think is quintessential of most good photographers in that they often share entire stories using 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 fullness that can’t be conveyed with mere words. I attempted to do something very similar to this logo design by utilizing the positive space in the design to say 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 goal was to both brand this photographer with a memorable  Lakewood logo but also to illustrate the depth of her work and in the way that she perceives the world through the lens of her camera.

 Lakewood logo design with a seagull used for the letter A. Designed for a wireless retail organisation.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The majority of custom logo design jobs that I take on I truly take pleasure in and the Coastal Wireless assignment was one that I really felt good about, but the customer didn’t quite share my enthusiasm for it. I felt really good about the concept of using the seagull form as a stroke in the character A but the client, even though he liked the concept, didn’t care for my choice of birds. This man genuinely hated seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, luckily the rest of his family members didn’t share his aversion for this particular kind of sea bird.

When I turn a concept over to a client I encourage them to talk about it with friends and colleagues and family members as well as with folks that they don’t actually know so as to get neutral judgements on the merit of a design. Fortunately, he shared it with his family members and they loved 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 design.

Logo designs are a weird creature in the design world given that the people that tend to hire a professional to create their logo design comprehend how important a logo design is for their company so they are much more invested in the result. Every logo design project has it’s portion of challenges, however the largest challenge is identifying that sweet spot in a design that works really well at the job it’s required to do in branding a company and also giving the customer the identity they see for themselves.

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

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a cramped piece of real estate to work with, yet it is the most necessary part of a printed book due to the fact that it is in most cases the primary thing a person sees in the book store. With respect to a publishing company, it’s the absolute best opportunity that they will ever get to advertise their product and get their logo design in front of the individuals that shop for actual books.

This 3 color design is vibrant, picturesque and eye-catching and it gives plenty of space for the title and the author’s name.

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

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines come and go but it seems that in many instances 1 of the traits consumers tend to remember the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a small start-up commuter/shuttle air service located in LA and while I’m not certain it actually “took off” their logo didn’t slow them. The bookend A’s in their brand lent itself well to imparting a good sense of flight and it was definitely a winner.

 Lakewood logo layout utilized for marketing and also a tag style for Vintage Instance includes an archaic font design.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case specialized in brand-new cases for musical instruments, that appeared to be older cases. For this custom logo design I tried to come up with a logo that offered a fluid retro feel to it and could easily be used for anything from a web site to a label on brand new cases that appeared like they were from a different point in time.

Logo design produced for an orthodontist in Lakewood, design include an arc with lines converging via it to imply metal dental braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dental logo designs can be one of the most difficult logo design jobs due to the fact that it appears that every dental professional includes a smile, a tooth, a smiling tooth, or a toothy smile in their design. Dentistry logos are one of the very most cliche ridden fields when it comes to business branding, if dining establishments approached their branding in the same way dental practices do every one of their logos would be a picture explaining something they served, McDonalds would likely include a picture of a potato and a cow.

I understand the thinking behind incorporating a likeness 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 dentists logo that litter the branding landscape of the dental care industry.

I really enjoy doing dental business logos simply because it challenges me to come up with a design that implies the field of dentistry or a specific area of the field of dentistry like orthodontics without resorting to the clichéd solution that so many dentists settle on.

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

William McNally logo design designed for a family not-for-profit, the logo features 4 characters startled in height to stand for a family with in the layout.

William McNally | Logo Design | Branding

The William McNally Family Foundation reached out to ImageCo to help them come up with a brand identity design that would be illustrative of the love that William McNally had for the families in his community. 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 pertaining 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 wishes to relate.

The McNally Foundation’s name offered a unique opportunity to do a logo which conveyed that they were about families without being overtly cheesy about it. The intention of a logo is to be remembered and recognized and if the designer attempts to use the logo to summarize exactly how people should think or feel they don’t understand the objective of a logo. If you have to ponder a logo design to understand what it means, it has failed, a logo needs to be immediately comprehended and a logo design that describes itself won’t have the likelihood to be comprehended.

Logo style produced for a hair design studio featuring a script font a hummingbird as well as an implied orchid for the letter O.

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios wanted a logo that communicated a sense of contentment and elegance for their new hair studio. I came up with a design which didn’t go the obvious direction of creating just a stylized orchid but instead designed a company logo which suggested a flower in the pattern of a swirl featured in to the letter O in the name and by putting attention on the concept along with the silhouette of a hummingbird hovering over the logo design itself. The obvious path in creating a logo design is frequently the wrong direction and in this case, the design ended up not being about the orchid but instead placed the emphasis on the emotion that they really wanted to transmit to their patrons.

Arabian horse logo style produced for a horse cattle ranch that focuses on reproducing Arabian show steeds.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo created a one-of-a-kind logotype design fashioned to illustrate the unique physical traits of the Arabian breed of equines. With a distinctive head shape and very high tail carriage, the Arabian is one of the very most easily identifiable equine types in the whole world.

Las Coffee shop logo style a little restaurant, style contains a changed script typeface which floats over a team of elaborate lines and also dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Coffee shop logo style a tiny dining establishment, style consists of a changed script font which hovers over a group of elaborate lines and also dots.

Logo layout for a software program programmer the layout functions and also iconic aspect of a bridge to the left of the name.

Smart Kernels | Logo Design

A kernel is the central part of an operating system (OS). Typically, the kernel is responsible for memory management, process and task control, and disk management. 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 connection in between the software and hardware.

The logo design I came up with for Smart Kernels was based on an actual bridge that is situated a few miles from the business offices of Smart kernels. It’s a logo design that doesn’t attempt to explain anything to anyone about what business they are in or how it relates to their specific location. However it intimated something to the owner of the business and in many cases the meaning behind a company logo is equally as important as how it serves the enterprise it represents.

Advance logo style developed for a Lakewood interior developer, style feature a collection of red circles that intersect and also change the letter O in the center of the logo design.

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design | Branding

Evolv Design is a Lakewood interior design company and this logo design is representational of the work that an interior designer does in. An interior designer is somebody who arranges, researches, collaborates, and oversees such tasks. Interior design is a multifaceted profession that includes conceptual development, space planning, site examinations, programming, research, communicating with the stakeholders of a project, construction management, and execution 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 the words listed below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This Lakewood logo design project was carried out for a management specialist that enables business professionals to become more efficient at overseeing people, expectations, and profitability.

A logo style featuring a fisherman in the middle of the name casting a fly in the direction of the visitor.

On The Fly | Logo Design | Retail Branding

With brands such as Cabelas and Bass Pros raking in more than 7 billion a year retailing supplies and equipment to outdoor sporting lovers the owners of On the Fly realized the market was prepared for an outdoor sporting retailer that functions as a consignment company. Whether you are into boating, sportfishing or mountain climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly provides a place for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all kinds of passions, a place to market their secondhand equipment to other sports enthusiasts. I tailored their Lakewood logo design dsign along with an image that captures the interest of vehicles and sends an image that arouses the passion of the outdoors. With visitor traffic that averages 45 miles per hour I knew it would take more than the typical logo/sign to get travelers to take notice, hence the illustration of a fly fisherman in his natural and calm habitat.
Logo layout MQ ranches, this logo design has an area incorporated right into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms brand concept wasn’t really designed for an Lakewood regional farm it was actually created for a commodities broker, and this particular company was one of many that fell under the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The end goal was to generate an identity that projects self-assurance, effectiveness, and affluence.
Logo created for using an indication for the dining establishment (Brewgrrs), it is a luxuriant manuscript typeface that is evocative a well-known sporting activities group logo.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I’ve created quite a lot of restaurant logo designs and business 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 believe Brewgrrs was my absolute favorite. Brewgrrs was a cool project where I worked directly with the business owner to create a logo design which worked very 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 signage that hung over their doors, and was highly visible and very legible from over a block away.