Stamford Logo Design

Every new Stamford venture understands that they are in need of a logo, but few new business owners thoroughly comprehend the crucial role their company logo can make in their becoming successful, or precisely why one logo design functions more effectively than another. A company logo has a critical and long term impact on the growth of a company, choose the correct one and it can make the door swing and phone ring, select the wrong one and it can be an obstacle and an impediment for the life of a business. The logos presented in the ImageCo portfolio help Stamford businesses succeed, they are effective in any given scenario and the main reason they are so effective is that they all have these 5 things in common.
  1. Simplicity: simple logos do not require scrutiny, they can be grasped in just a glimpse.
  2. Scalability: from business cards to billboards a scalable logo will stay legible and just as emotive at every scale.
  3. Versatility: logos that function on any type of device, in print, on product packaging, on a mobile phone, or on a ball cap.
  4. Suitability: they are appropriate, they are personal, and they are suitable for the company they stand for.
  5. Relevance: a company logo needs to be timeless and will feel relevant today, tomorrow, and thirty years from today.

Retro logo style of a bike developed for a Stamford coffee cafe and also a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This startup coffee roaster and cafe were actually opening up in an older section of town and hoped to project a vintage tone without coming across as stodgy or low energy. I accomplished both tasks by developing a sign design that incorporates a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is old-fashioned, high energy, and is a enduring business image.

medical logo layout with a microscope slide and bacteria designed for Stamford medical facility.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the science which researches the triggers and effects of diseases, mainly the field of healthcare that works with the clinical evaluation of specimens of body tissue for diagnostic or forensic reasons.

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

Usually I attempt not to be excessively literal with a concept and to a point, this design approaches the company it serves rather literally, however 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 enhancer to the name that makes it more captivating, more interest grabbing and a lot more meaningful.

logo style with a leaping environment-friendly frog made for a household fun center in Stamford.

Cool Springz | Logo Design | Retail Branding

The Cool Springz Trampoline Park was a very cool project to work on, most likely because a trampoline park is all about fun. It’s also a project that is way out of the norm of the types of jobs that come my way, I’ve done dozens of logo designs for medical professionals, dental professionals, and lawyers but Cool Springz is without question the only trampoline park that I have actually ever had the opportunity to work on.

Given that the title of the business has the word springz in its name the clear choice would have been to include a some springs into the design but Cool Springz is a fun place to go and spring does not actually reflect an atmosphere of fun does it. My thought process on this 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 more enthusiastic high energy mood.

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

digital photography logo design including a group of birds, a mountain, a route, a stream, and also a tree - developed for Stamford traveling digital photographer.

Travel Don’t Wander | Logo Design | Website Design

Travel Don’t Wander was a logo design project I took on for a travel photographer, which is a pretty specialized field of photography and I believe it is a niche speciality because travel photographers don’t shoot locations or things but rather project emotional experiences by means of the images they capture. The thought behind this logo design was to use negative space to project more than what was visible upon initial glance, which I think is representative of most professional photographers in that they frequently convey whole stories through 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 revealed with just words. I tried to do something very similar to this logo design by employing 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 communicated through the first impression. I think, in looking back, that my objective was to both brand this photographer with a memorable  Stamford logo design but also to show the depth to her work and in the way that she perceives the world through the lens of her camera.

 Stamford logo layout 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 jobs that I take on I genuinely take pleasure in and the Coastal Wireless design was one that I certainly felt good about, however 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 but the customer, even though he loved the concept, really did not care for my choice of birds. This man truly hated seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, thankfully the rest of his family members didn’t share his scorn for this particular variety of sea bird.

When I turn a concept over to a customer I urge them to share it with friends and colleagues and family as well as with people that they don’t actually know so as to get objective opinions on the worthiness of a design concept. Fortunately, he shared it with his family members and they really liked the design 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 … eventually I was able to talk him out of his preference of a pelican and he proceeded with the original design.

Business logos are a weird animal in the design world given that the people that tend to hire an expert to create their logo recognize how crucial a logo is for their organization so they are much more invested in the end result. Every logo project possesses it’s portion of difficulties, but the most significant obstacle is finding that sweet spot in a design that functions really well at the job it’s needed to do in branding a company and also giving the customer the identity they see for themselves.

a red panda logo style with bamboo behind-the-scenes, design for Stamford book publisher

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a narrow parcel of real estate to work with, nevertheless it really is the most crucial part of a published book because it is in most cases the very first thing a person sees in the book store. With regard to a publishing company, it’s the opportunity they will ever get to spotlight their brand and get their logo design in front of the people that purchase actual books.

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

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

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines come and go however it seems like that in many cases 1 of the items consumers usually tend to recall the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a modest startup commuter/shuttle airline company located in LA and although 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 conferring a good sense of air travel and it was certainly a success.

 Stamford logo design used for advertising and marketing and also a label design for Vintage Instance includes an old-fashioned font style layout.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case specialized in brand new cases for musical instruments, that seemed to be antique cases. For this brand design I strove to come up with a logo that had a fluid old-fashioned feel to it and could easily be used for every thing from a web page to an insignia on brand new cases that seemed like they were from another generation.

Logo design created for an orthodontist in Stamford, design include an arc with lines converging with it to indicate steel dental braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dental care logos can be one of the most challenging and difficult logo jobs due to the fact that it seems that every dental professional incorporates a smile, a tooth, a smiling tooth, or a toothy smile in their design. Dental business logos are one of the very most cliche ridden fields when it comes to company branding, if restaurants approached their advertising in the exact same way dental professionals do every one of their logos would definitely be a picture explaining something they served, McDonalds would most likely have an image of a potato and a cow.

I understand the thinking behind incorporating a likeness of something mouth related to a dentist’s company logo nevertheless it has to be done 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 dentist 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 approach that so many dentists settle on.

Kujak Orthodontics delivered such an opportunity and ultimately 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 particular concept over to the customer the only smile that was evident was the smile on Dr. Kujak’s face.

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

William McNally | Logo Design | Branding

The William McNally Family Foundation asked ImageCo to help them come up with a logo that would be illustrative of the love that William McNally had for the residents in his city. Most logos with the name “family” in them tend to contain depictions of a happy family, a cliche heavy strategy to any logo design is to be far too literal about what the name says or the industry it represents. I’ve found that the best concepts are the ones that are downplayed and never hit the viewer on the head with what the company or institution wants to convey.

The McNally Foundation’s name offered a unique opportunity to do a logo design which conveyed that they were about families without being openly tacky about it. The goal of a logo design is to be remembered and recognized and if the designer tries to use the logo design to summarize precisely how people ought to think or feel they don’t understand the goal of a logo. If people have to think about a logo to understand what it means, it has failed, a logo needs to be instantly understood and a logo that explains itself will never have the chance to be comprehended.

Logo design produced for a hair layout studio featuring a manuscript font a hummingbird and an indicated orchid for the letter O.

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios desired a logo which related an atmosphere of ease and elegance for their new hair salon. I came up with a concept that didn’t go the obvious course of creating merely a stylized orchid but alternatively crafted a logo design which suggested a flower in the formation of a swirl blended into the letter O in the title and by placing emphasis on the logo design with the silhouette of a hummingbird floating over the image itself. The obvious path in designing a business logo is frequently the incorrect course 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 project to their clients.

Arabian equine logo design created for an equine cattle ranch that specializes in reproducing Arabian program equines.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo crafted a one-of-a-kind logo design fashioned to manifest the unique physical traits of the Arabian pedigree of equines. By having a different head shape and high tail carriage, the Arabian is one of the most immediately recognizable equine lineages in the entire world.

Las Cafe logo design a little dining establishment, style contains a customized script font which floats over a team of luxuriant lines as well as dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Coffee shop logo design a small dining establishment, layout consists of a modified manuscript font which floats over a group of luxuriant lines as well as dots.

Logo design for a software developer the design attributes and also famous element of a bridge to the left of the name.

Smart Kernels | Logo Design

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

The logo 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 about what business they are in or how it relates to their specific location. However, it symbolized something to the business owner of the business and in many cases the symbolism supporting a company logo is equally as important as how it brands the company it represents.

Progress logo layout developed for a Stamford indoor developer, design 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 Stamford interior design company and this logo design is representational of the work that an interior designer does in. An interior designer is somebody who organizes, explores, coordinates, and manages such ventures. Interior design is a multifaceted occupation that includes conceptual development, space planning, site assessments, programming, study, interacting with the stakeholders of a project, building and construction supervision, and implementation of the design.

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

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This particular Stamford logo design job was carried out for a leadership specialist that enables business leaders to become more successful at handling people, expectations, and profitability.

A logo layout including a fisherman in the middle of the name casting a fly in the direction of the viewer.

On The Fly | Logo Design | Retail Branding

With companies such as Cabelas and Bass Pros raking in more than 7 billion a year selling goods and equipment to outdoor sporting fans the founders of On the Fly understood the market place was prepared for an outdoor sporting retailer that functions as a consignment business. Whether you are into boating, fishing or mountain climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly presents a place for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all kinds of passions, a location to sell off their used items to other sports enthusiasts. I tailored their Stamford business logo dsign using an image that garners the interest of vehicles and projects an image that evokes the passion of the outdoors. With traffic that averages 45 mph I realized 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 relaxed habitat.
Logo design MQ ranches, this logo layout has actually an area integrated right into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms business logo idea wasn’t really developed for an Stamford regional farm it was really created for a products broker, and this particular brand was one of multiple that fell under the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The goal was to design a graphic that projects confidence, success, and luxury.
Logo made for making use of a sign for the restaurant (Brewgrrs), it is an elaborate script typeface that is similar to a renowned sporting activities team logo design.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I’ve designed dozens of restaurant logo designs and business signs for restaurants, diners, sports bars, night clubs, dining establishments|eateries} all over the USA, from cupcake bakeshops to pizza parlors and oyster bars, out of all of them I believe Brewgrrs was my absolute favorite. Brewgrrs was a neat project where I worked directly with the business owner to design a logo that worked very well and did a great job to brand them, it functioned on everything on everything from coasters, and tap handles all the way to the illuminated signage which hung above their doors, and was highly visible and very easy to read from over a block away.