Bristol, Connecticut Logo Design

Nearly every new Bristol venture understands that they need a logo, yet few new business owners fully grasp the vital role their company logo can make in their success, or why one business logo functions far better than another. A logo design has an instant and long term effect on the financial success of a company, pick the correct one and it can make the door swing and cash register ring, choose the incorrect one and it will be an obstacle and a hindrance for the longevity of a business.

The logos featured in the ImageCo portfolio help Bristol, Connecticut companies succeed, they are effective in any given situation and the reason they are so effective is because they all have these five features in common.

  1. Simplicity: simple logo designs don’t demand consideration, they can be comprehended in just a glimpse.
  2. Scalability: from business cards to signboards a scalable business logo will remain legible and just as emotive at any scale.
  3. Versatility: logos that function on any device, in print, on product 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 company logo needs to be timeless and should feel relevant today, tomorrow, and thirty years from today.

Logo PORTFOLIO Volume 1

Retro logo design of a bicycle created for a Bristol, Connecticut coffee cafe and also a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This start-up coffee roaster and coffee shop were opening in an older section of the town and really wanted to visualize a nostalgic feel without appearing as stodgy or low energy. I fulfilled both of these tasks by creating a custom logo design that includes a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is antiquated, high energy, and is a timeless business image.

medical logo design with a microscopic lense slide and bacteria made for Bristol, Connecticut medical center.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the scientific discipline that studies the root causes and effects of diseases, especially the branch of medicine which deals with the clinical evaluation of samplings of body cellular material for diagnostic or forensic purposes.

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

Typically I attempt not to be overly literal with a concept and to a degree, this design approaches the company it serves fairly literally, however it does it in a fashion that integrates 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 name that helps make it more appealing, more focus grabbing and much more unforgettable.

logo layout with a jumping environment-friendly frog designed for a household enjoyable center in Bristol, Connecticut.

Cool Springs | 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 norm of the sorts of jobs which come my way, I’ve done dozens of logo designs for surgeons, dental offices, and lawyers but Cool Springz is without question the one and only trampoline park which I have ever had the privilege to work on.

Given that the title of the business features the word springz in its name the clear choice would have been to feature a couple springs into the concept but Cool Springz is a fun place to go and spring doesn’t actually 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, eventually I landed on a green tree frog and a dimensional treatment of the title itself to give the logo a better dynamic 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 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 fabricated to look exactly like my frog design.

photography logo featuring a flock of birds, a mountain, a route, a stream, as well as a tree - designed for Bristol, Connecticut traveling 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 niche field of photography and I think it is a niche area due to the fact that travel photographers don’t shoot places or things but rather project emotional experiences by means of the pictures they record. The idea behind this logo design was to use negative space to communicate more than what was visible upon initial glance, which I think is representative of most good photographers in that they frequently tell whole stories using their photography.

It’s said that a picture is worth a thousand words but I think that some photographs convey considerably more than that because their photos frequently have an emotional fullness which can’t be conveyed with mere words. I tried to do something much the same to this logo design by utilizing 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 goal was to both brand this photographer with a memorable  Bristol logo but also to reveal the depth to her work and in the way that she perceives the world through the lens of her camera.

 Bristol logo design with a seagull utilized for the letter A. Designed for a wireless retail service.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The majority of logo design projects that I take on I seriously enjoy and the Coastal Wireless design was one that I really felt good about, but the customer didn’t quite share my excitement for it. I felt really good about the idea of using the seagull shape as a stroke in the character A but my customer, even though he loved the concept, didn’t care for my choice of birds. This particular man truly loathed seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, fortunately the rest of his family didn’t share his scorn for this specific type of sea bird.

When I turn a concept over to a client I encourage them to share it with colleagues and family as well as with people that they don’t actually know so as to get unbiased judgements on the worthiness of a design concept. Fortunately, he talked about it with his family and they adored the design and were able to persuade 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 preference of a pelican and he proceeded with the original concept.

Logo designs are a weird animal in the design world given that the people that have a tendency to hire an expert to create their logo recognize how vital a logo design is for their business so they are way more invested in the end result. Every logo project possesses it’s share of obstacles, however 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 identity they see for themselves.

a red panda logo layout with bamboo behind-the-scenes, design for Bristol, Connecticut book author

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a slender segment of real estate to work with, yet it really is the most necessary part of a published book given that it is ordinarily the initial thing a person views in the bookstore. Regarding a publisher, it’s the most ideal opportunity they will ever get to spotlight their brand and get their logo design in front of the men and women 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 made for an airline in Los Angeles, the logo design has two letter A's with the bars changed to imply they are wings.

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines arrive and go yet it seems that in many instances one of the traits consumers often tend to recall the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a young new venture commuter/shuttle airline located in LA and while I’m not sure it really “took off” their business logo didn’t ground them. The bookend A’s in their brand lent itself well to imparting a feeling of flight and it was undoubtedly a victory.

 Bristol logo design utilized for advertising as well as a tag style for Vintage Instance includes an archaic 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 logo concept I strove to come up with a logo that possessed a fluid old style feel to it and could be used for every thing from a web site to an insignia on brand new cases that seemed like they were from another point in time.

Logo design developed for an orthodontist in Bristol, Connecticut, layout include an arc with lines intersecting through it to suggest steel dental braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dental business logos can easily be one of the most difficult logo projects due to the fact that it appears that each and every dental professional involves a smile, a tooth, a smiling tooth, or a toothy smile in their design. Dental logos are one of the most cliche ridden professions when it comes to business advertising, if restaurants approached their branding in the very same way dentists do every one of their logos would definitely be a picture trying to explain something they served, McDonalds would probably include an image of a potato and a cow.

I understand the thinking behind including an image of something mouth associated 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 care industry.

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

Kujak Orthodontics provided such an opportunity and ultimately I created a layout that does not have a single smile or a tooth in it, but even though they aren’t obvious, they are still suggested in the design. When I turned this particular design over to the client the only smile that was apparent was actually the smile on Dr. Kujak’s face.

William McNally logo made for a family members nonprofit, the logo features 4 characters surprised in elevation to stand for a family unit with in the layout.

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 love that William McNally had for the residents in his community. Many logos with the name “family” in them tend to contain images 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 concepts are the ones that are downplayed and don’t hit the viewer on the head with what the business or organization hopes to communicate.

The McNally Foundation’s name offered a unique opportunity to do a logo which communicated that they were about families without being overtly corny about it. The intention of a logo is to be remembered and recognized and if the designer attempts to use the logo to describe exactly how individuals should 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 been in vain, a logo needs to be immediately understood and a logo design that illustrates itself will never have the opportunity to be comprehended.

Logo design created for a hair style workshop including a manuscript font a hummingbird and also an indicated orchid for the letter O.

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios needed a logo which related a spirit of ease and elegance for their new hair studio. I created a concept that didn’t go the obvious route of making merely a stylized orchid but alternatively crafted a logo which suggested a flower in the pattern of a swirl integrated into the letter O in the title and by placing emphasis on the logo design along with the silhouette of a hummingbird floating above the logo itself. The obvious path in creating a business logo is more often than not the wrong route and in this case, the design ended up not being about the flower but alternately placed the focus on the feeling that they wanted to transmit to their patrons.

Arabian horse logo layout created for a steed cattle ranch that focuses on breeding Arabian show steeds.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo created a distinct custom logo design styled to exemplify the unique physical traits of the Arabian type of equines. By having a different head shape and very high tail posture, the Arabian is one of the highly easily recognizable horse breeds in the world.

Las Coffee shop logo layout a small dining establishment, style includes a customized manuscript typeface which hovers above a group of elaborate lines as well as dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Coffee shop logo layout a small dining establishment, style consists of a customized manuscript typeface which floats over a group of ornate lines as well as dots.

Logo design for a software program designer the design functions and also renowned aspect of a bridge to the left of the name.

Smart Kernels | Logo Design

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

The business logo I came up with for Smart Kernels was based on an actual bridge that is situated a few miles from the 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. But it intimated something to the owner of the business and in many cases the symbolism supporting a business logo is just as important as how it serves the organization it stands for.

Advance logo layout produced for a Bristol, Connecticut interior designer, style attribute a collection of red circles that intersect and replace the letter O in the middle of the logo style.

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design | Branding

Evolv Design is a Bristol, Connecticut interior design company and this logo design is representational of the work that an interior designer does in. An interior designer is an individual who organizes, investigates, collaborates, and oversees such tasks. Interior design is a multifaceted occupation that involves conceptual development, space planning, location assessments, programming, research study, interacting with the stakeholders of a project, construction management, and execution of the design.

logo style provided for Advanced Leadership Solutions, the personalities for letter V and also A in center of words progressed have been modified to link directly right into the words listed below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This Bristol, Connecticut logo design project was undertaken for a leadership expert that helps business leaders to develop into more successful at managing people, expectations, and profitability.
A logo style featuring a fisherman in the middle 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 fans the owners of On the Fly recognized the market place was prepared for an outdoor sporting merchant that functions as a consignment business. Whether or not you are into boating, sportfishing or rock climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly presents a venue for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all sorts of interests, a location to sell their pre-owned equipment to other sports enthusiasts. I designed their Bristol business logo dsign utilizing a graphic which garners the attention of traffic and projects an image that arouses the passion of the outdoors. With traffic that averages forty five mph I realized 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 calm habitat.
Logo design MQ ranches, this logo style has actually an area integrated right into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms emblem concept wasn’t actually produced for an Bristol, Connecticut area farm it was really designed for a products broker, and this particular business logo was one of a handful of which fell under the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The end goal was actually to make a image that projected trust, effectiveness, and opulence.

 Bristol Logo design for a not-for-profit, Transforming Factor Solutions - the logo design attribute for ostensibly encountering arrowhead and also the arrowheads imply that it is a ruby form.

Turning Point Foundation | Logo Design

The Turning Point Foundation was totally open to what type of logo design they preferred, that can be a good thing or a bad thing. Good in that it provides a designer the flexibility to discover any concept that comes to mind, bad in that it’s challenging to hit a bullseye without knowing where exactly the target is. Thankfully, in this instance, I nailed a bullseye with the very first go.

Logo created for the use of an indicator for the restaurant (Brewgrrs), it is a luxuriant script typeface that is similar to a famous sports group logo design.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I’ve designed dozens of restaurant business logos and establishment signs for restaurants, diners, sports bars, night clubs, dining establishments|eateries} all over the USA, from cupcake bakeries to pizza parlors and oyster bars, out of all of them I think Brewgrrs was my absolute favorite. Brewgrrs was a great project in which I worked directly with the business owner to design a logo design which worked extremely 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 above their doors, and was highly visible and very legible from over a block away.