Pleasant Hill Logo Design

Every new Pleasant Hill business realizes that they are in need of a logo, but few entrepreneurs fully grasp the key role their organization logo will make in their becoming successful, or precisely why one logo works far better than another. A logo design has an immediate and sustaining effect on the success of a business, choose the correct one and it can make the door swing and cash register ring, choose the incorrect one and it can be an obstacle and a hindrance for the longevity of an organization. The logos included in the ImageCo portfolio help Pleasant Hill businesses succeed, they are effective in any given scenario and the reason why they are so effective is because they all have these five features in common.
  1. Simplicity: simple logos do not require contemplation, they can be understood in just a look.
  2. Scalability: from business cards to signboards a scalable logo will be legible and equally emotive at every scale.
  3. Versatility: logos that function on any 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 organization they represent.
  5. Relevance: a logo design needs to be timeless and will feel relevant today, tomorrow, and twenty five years from now.

Retro logo style of a bike created for a Pleasant Hill coffee cafe as well as a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This start-up coffee roaster and coffee shop were opening up in an old section of town and wished to cast a vintage feel without appearing as uninteresting or low energy. I accomplished both of these tasks via creating a logo design that includes a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is antiquated, higher energy, and is a enduring business image.

medical logo layout with a microscope slide and germs made for Pleasant Hill medical center.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the science which researches the root causes and consequences of diseases, especially the branch of healthcare which works with the clinical assessment of samplings of human body cellular material for diagnostic or forensic objectives.

The Mid-Valley Pathology logo I came up with is the sole instance I recall where I was able to integrate a bacteria-laden microscope slide into a business logo design.

Normally I try not to be excessively literal with a concept and to a degree, this specific design approaches the company it serves quite literally, yet it does it in a fashion that integrates 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 enhancer to the brand that makes it more captivating, more attention grabbing and even more meaningful.

logo layout with a leaping eco-friendly frog created for a family fun center in Pleasant Hill.

Cool Springz | Logo Design | Retail Branding

The Cool Springz Trampoline Park was a really fun project to work on, most likely because a trampoline park is all about fun. It’s additionally 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 health care providers, dental offices, and legal professionals 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 title of the company features the word springz in its name the apparent choice would have been to incorporate a couple of springs into the concept but Cool Springz is a fun destination to go and spring doesn’t 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 provide the logo a more lively high energy impression.

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

digital photography logo including a group of birds, a mountain, a trail, a stream, and also a tree - designed for Pleasant Hill 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 pretty niche field of photography and I believe it is a niche field because travel photographers tend not to capture places or things but instead reveal emotional experiences by means of the images they record. The thought behind this logo concept was to utilize negative space to project more than what was visible upon first view, which I think is representative of the majority of good photographers in that they often share whole stories through their photography.

It’s said that a picture is worth a 1000 words but I think that some photographs convey much more than that because their photos often have an emotional fullness which can’t be conveyed with mere words. I tried to do something very similar to this logo by making use of 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 looking back, that my objective was to both brand this photographer with a memorable  Pleasant Hill logo but also to illustrate the depth in her work and in the way that she sees the world through the lens of her camera.

 Pleasant Hill logo design with a seagull used for the letter A. Designed for a cordless retail service.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The bulk of custom logo design jobs that I take on I really savor and the Coastal Wireless assignment was one that I certainly felt good about, however the client 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 letter A but the customer, while he loved 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”, fortunately the rest of his family didn’t share his hatred for this specific breed of sea bird.

When I turn a design over to a client I encourage all of them to share it with friends and family members as well as with other people that they don’t actually know so as to get unprejudiced judgements on the merit of a design. Fortunately, he shared it with his family members and they really loved the design and were able to reason with 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 … eventually 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 animal in the design world because the people that tend to hire an expert to create their business logo comprehend how essential a logo is for their organization so they are much more invested in the end result. Every logo project has it’s allotment of hurdles, but the largest obstacle is finding that sweet spot in a design that functions really well at the task it’s needed to do in branding a business and also providing the client the image they see for themselves.

a red panda logo style with bamboo in the background, layout for Pleasant Hill book author

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a cramped slice of real estate to work with, but it really is the most critical part of a published book considering that it is in most cases the initial thing a person views in the book store. With respect to a publishing company, it’s the best opportunity they will likely ever have to advertise their product and get their logo design in front of the individuals that shop for actual books.

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

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

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines come and go nevertheless it seems like that in many occurrences 1 of the aspects people usually tend to recollect the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a small fledgling commuter/shuttle airline company situated in LA and although I’m not sure it really “took off” their logo didn’t slow them. The bookend A’s in their brand lent itself well to affording a good sense of air travel and it was certainly a winner.

 Pleasant Hill logo design made use of for marketing and also a tag layout for Vintage Situation includes an antiquated font style layout.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case focused in brand new cases for music instruments, that looked to be antique cases. For this business logo design I tried to come up with a logo that offered a fluid nostalgic feel to it and could be utilized for everything from a web page to a label on brand new cases that looked like they were from a different generation.

Logo developed for an orthodontist in Pleasant Hill, layout include an arc with lines converging via it to suggest steel dental braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dental care business logos can easily be one of the most difficult logo design projects because it appears that every dental professional includes a smile, a tooth, a smiling tooth, or a toothy smile in their design. Dentistry business logos are one of the most cliche ridden fields when it comes to business marketing, if dining establishments approached their advertising in the very same way dental practices do every one of their logos would definitely be a picture explaining something they served, McDonalds would probably have a picture of a potato and a cow.

I recognize 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 profession.

I really love doing dentistry logo designs because it challenges me to come up with a design that implies dentistry or a certain field of the field of dentistry like orthodontics without resorting to the stereotypical solution that so many dentists settle on.

Kujak Orthodontics provided such an opportunity and subsequently I created a concept 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 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 designed for a household not-for-profit, the logo design features 4 personalities surprised in height to represent a family unit with in the style.

William McNally | Logo Design | Branding

The William McNally Family Foundation contacted ImageCo to help them come up with a brand identity design that would be illustrative of the devotion that William McNally had for the residents in his city. Many logos with the name “family” in them tend to contain depictions of a happy family, a cliche heavy technique to any logo design is to be very literal pertaining to what the name says or the industry it represents. I’ve found that the best designs are the ones that are understated and never hit the viewer on the head with what the business or institution hopes to convey.

The McNally Foundation’s name presented a distinct opportunity to do a custom logo design that conveyed that they were about families without being openly corny about it. The goal of a logo is to be remembered and recognized and if the designer makes an effort to use the logo design to summarize specifically how people should think or feel they don’t understand the mission of a logo. If you have to ponder a logo to understand what it means, it has fallen short, a logo needs to be immediately comprehended and a logo design that describes itself won’t have the chance to be understood.

Logo design produced for a hair design workshop featuring a script font a hummingbird and an implied orchid for the letter O.

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios needed a logo design that carried a spirit of peace and connection for their new hair studio. I came up with a concept that did not go the obvious path of designing simply a stylized orchid but alternatively crafted a business logo that suggested a flower in the pattern of a swirl integrated into the letter O in the name and by putting attention on the concept using the silhouette of a hummingbird floating over the image itself. The obvious path in creating a business logo is more often than not the incorrect path and in this case, the design ended up not being about the flower but instead placed the attention on the perception that they really wanted to transmit to their patrons.

Arabian horse logo layout produced for an equine ranch that specializes in reproducing Arabian show equines.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo created an original custom logo concept customized to display the unique physical traits of the Arabian breed of equines. By having an identifiable head form and higher tail posture, the Arabian is one of the very most immediately identifiable horse lineages in the entire world.

Las Coffee shop logo layout a little restaurant, design includes a modified script font which floats above a team of luxuriant lines and dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Cafe logo design a small restaurant, layout includes a modified script font which floats above a group of luxuriant lines and dots.

Logo design for a software application programmer the layout features and also renowned aspect of a bridge to the left of the name.

Smart Kernels | Logo Design

A kernel is the principal component of an operating system (OS). Generally, the kernel is responsible for memory administration, process and task management, and drive operations. The kernel links the system hardware to the application software. In other words a kernel is {essentially|quite literally a bridge that behaves as a connection between the software and computer hardware.

The business logo I came up with for Smart Kernels was based on an actual bridge that is located 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 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 quite a few cases the meaning behind a business logo is just as important as how it serves the enterprise it stands for.

Evolve logo style produced for a Pleasant Hill interior developer, design attribute a collection of red circles that intersect as well as replace the letter O in the center of the logo style.

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design | Branding

Evolv Design is a Pleasant Hill interior design company and this logo design is representational of the work that an interior designer does in. An interior designer is a person who arranges, explores, collaborates, and oversees such tasks. Interior design is a multifaceted occupation that involves conceptual development, area planning, site inspections, programming, investigation, communicating with the stakeholders of a project, building and construction management, and implementation of the design.

logo design provided for Advanced Management Solutions, the personalities for letter V as well as A in center of the word progressed have actually been modified to connect straight into the words listed below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This particular Pleasant Hill logo design assignment was done for a leadership coach that enables business leaders to develop into more successful at managing people, expectations, and profitability.

A logo layout including 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 brand names like Cabelas and Bass Pros raking in over 7 billion a year selling goods and equipment to outdoor sporting lovers the owners of On the Fly realized the market was primed for an outdoor sporting merchant that functions as a consignment company. Whether or not you are into boating, fishing or mountain climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly presents a place for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all sorts of passions, a location to sell off their secondhand products to other sports enthusiasts. I tailored their Pleasant Hill logo design dsign along with an illustration that pulls in the attention of traffic and projects an image that invokes the passion of the outdoors. With traffic that averages 45 miles per hour I realized it would take more than the typical logo/sign to get travelers to take notice, hence the picture of a fly fisherman in his natural and peaceful habitat.
Logo design MQ ranches, this logo design has an area integrated into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms emblem design wasn’t actually composed for an Pleasant Hill regional farm it was really created for an investments broker, and this company logo was one of a handful of which fell underneath the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The goal was really to produce a brand mark that projected assurance, success, and luxury.
Logo designed for using an indicator for the dining establishment (Brewgrrs), it is an elaborate manuscript font style that is similar to a popular sports group logo.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I have crafted loads of restaurant 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 great undertaking in which I worked closely with the owner to develop a logo design that worked very 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 signage which hung above their doors, and was highly visible and very legible from over a block away.