Ruskin Logo Design

Nearly every new Ruskin business understands that they are in need of a logo, yet few entrepreneurs thoroughly recognize the pivotal role their logo can make in their becoming successful, or exactly why one logo works better than another. A company logo has a critical and sustaining impact on the growth of a company, pick the right one and it can make the door swing and phone ring, select the incorrect one and it can be an obstacle and an impediment for the longevity of a company. The logos presented in the ImageCo portfolio help Ruskin companies prosper, they are effective in any given situation and the main reason they are so effective is because they all have these five features in common.
  1. Simplicity: simple logo designs do not demand consideration, they can be understood in merely a glance.
  2. Scalability: from business cards to posters a scalable business logo 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 exclusive, and they are suitable for the company they stand for.
  5. Relevance: a company logo needs to be lasting and should feel relevant today, tomorrow, and forty years from now.

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

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This start-up coffee roaster and cafe were actually opening in an older part of the town and really wanted to project a retro tone without appearing as boring or low energy. I fulfilled both of these tasks by developing a logo design that incorporates a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is old-fashioned, higher energy, and is a ageless business image.

medical logo style with a microscopic lense slide and also bacteria designed for Ruskin clinical clinic.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the science that analyzes the triggers and effects of diseases, mainly the branch of healthcare that works 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 the only instance I call to mind in which I was able to incorporate a bacteria-laden microscope slide right into a business logo design.

Normally I attempt not to be overly literal with a design and to a degree, this specific design approaches the company it serves quite literally, however it does it in a way that incorporates 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 enhancer to the name that makes it more appealing, more attention grabbing and much more unforgettable.

logo style with a jumping eco-friendly frog created for a household enjoyable center in Ruskin.

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 norm of the kinds of jobs which come my way, I’ve produced dozens of logo designs for medical professionals, dental professionals, and legal professionals but Cool Springz is without question the one and only trampoline park which I have actually ever gotten the privilege to work on.

Given that the full name of the business features the word springz in its name the obvious choice would have been to incorporate a few springs into the concept but Cool Springz is a fun place to go and spring doesn’t really reflect 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, eventually I landed on a green tree frog and a dimensional treatment of the name itself to provide the logo a much more dynamic high energy mood.

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

photography logo including a flock of birds, a mountain, a path, a stream, as well as a tree - developed for Ruskin traveling digital 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 fairly niche field of photography and I believe it is a niche profession because travel photographers don’t capture places or things but rather project emotional journeys through the images they record. The thought behind this logo design was to make use of negative space to convey more than what was visible upon first glance, which I think is quintessential of most good photographers in that they frequently tell entire stories through their photography.

It’s said that a picture is worth a thousand words but I think that some photographs convey much more than that because their photos frequently have an emotional resonance that can’t be conveyed with mere words. I made an effort to do something similar to this logo by employing the positive space in the design to suggest 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 objective was to both brand this photographer with a memorable  Ruskin logo but also to show the depth to her art and in the way that she perceives the world through the lens of her camera.

 Ruskin logo design with a seagull utilized for the letter A. Designed for a wireless retail business.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The lion’s share of custom logo design jobs that I take on I seriously take pleasure in and the Coastal Wireless project was one that I certainly felt good about, however the customer didn’t quite share my excitement for it. I felt really good about the idea of using the seagull form as a stroke in the character A but the client, while he loved the concept, really did not care for my choice of birds. This guy truly despised seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, luckily the rest of his family members did not share his hatred for this particular type of sea bird.

When I turn a concept over to a customer I urge them to discuss it with friends and colleagues and family members as well as with folks that they don’t even know so as to get neutral point of views on the benefit of a concept. 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 incorporate every other seabird he could think of … ultimately I was able to talk him out of his choice of a pelican and he went with the original design.

Logos are a weird animal in the design world because the people that have a tendency to hire an expert to create their logo understand how crucial a logo is for their organization so they are way more vested in the end result. Every logo design project has it’s allotment of obstacles, however the largest obstacle is identifying that sweet spot in a design that functions really well at the task it’s required to do in branding a business and also providing the client the identity they see for themselves.

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

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a slender parcel of real estate to work with, yet it is the most vital part of a printed book because it is in most cases the very first thing a person views in the book shop. With regard to a publisher, it’s the optimal opportunity that they will ever get to publicize their brand and get their logo design in front of the people that buy actual books.

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

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

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines come and go yet it seems that in many occurrences 1 of the aspects folks tend to recollect the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a young startup commuter/shuttle air service based in LA and while I’m not sure it really “took off” their organization logo didn’t ground them. The bookend A’s in their title lent itself well to conferring a spirit of flight and it was certainly a winner.

 Ruskin logo layout used for advertising and a tag design for Vintage Instance features an antiquated font style.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case specialized in brand-new cases for musical instruments, that appeared to be antique cases. For this custom logo design I attempted to come up with a logo that possessed a fluid nostalgic feel to it and could easily be utilized for every thing from a web site to a label on brand new cases that looked like they were from a different generation.

Logo design produced for an orthodontist in Ruskin, design include an arc with lines intersecting with it to suggest metal dental braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dental logo designs can be one of the most difficult logo projects considering that it appears that virtually every dental professional integrates a smile, a tooth, a smiling tooth, or a toothy smile in their design. Dental logos are one of the most cliche ridden careers when it comes to business advertising, if dining establishments approached their advertising in the exact same way dental offices do every one of their logo designs would definitely be a picture explaining anything they served, McDonalds would likely have an image of a potato and a cow.

I understand the thinking behind incorporating an image of something mouth associated 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 dentistry industry.

I really love doing dental logo designs because it challenges me to come up with a design that implies the field of dentistry or a particular 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 subsequently I created a design that does not have a single smile or a tooth in it, but even though they aren’t overt, they are still suggested in the design. When I turned this particular concept over to the customer the only smile that was evident was really the smile on Dr. Kujak’s face.

William McNally logo design created for a household nonprofit, the logo includes 4 personalities surprised in height 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 custom logo design that would be representative of the love that William McNally had for the folks in his community. The majority of logos with the name “family” in them tend to contain portrayals of a happy family, a cliche heavy strategy 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 never hit the viewer on the head with what the business or institution hopes to convey.

The McNally Foundation’s name provided a unique opportunity to do a custom logo design which communicated that they were about families without being openly cheesy about it. The aim of a logo design is to be remembered and recognized and if the designer tries to use the logo design to summarize specifically how individuals ought to think or feel they don’t understand the mission of a logo. If viewers have to consider a logo to understand what it means, it has fallen short, a logo needs to be immediately understood and a logo design that describes itself will never have the chance to be understood.

Logo design developed for a hair design workshop featuring a manuscript font a hummingbird and also an implied orchid for the letter O.

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios needed a logo design that carried a sense of ease and class for their new hair salon. I created a design that didn’t go the obvious path of creating just a stylized orchid but rather created a business logo which implied an orchid in the formation of a swirl integrated into the letter O in the name and by placing emphasis on the concept using the silhouette of a hummingbird floating above the image itself. The obvious path in creating a logo design is generally the wrong course and in this case, the design ended up not being about the orchid but alternately laid the importance on the perception that they wanted to project to their clients.

Arabian horse logo style produced for an equine ranch that concentrates on breeding Arabian program horses.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo crafted a one-of-a-kind business logo concept tailored to epitomize the unique physical traits of the Arabian kind of equines. By having an unique head form and high tail carriage, the Arabian is one of the highly immediately identifiable horse breeds in the world.

Las Cafe logo layout a small dining establishment, style consists of a changed script typeface which floats above a group of ornate lines and dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Cafe logo style a small dining establishment, design contains a customized script typeface which hovers over a team of ornate lines as well as dots.

Logo layout for a software program developer the design functions and iconic 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). Traditionally, the kernel is responsible for memory management, process and task control, and drive managing. 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 bridge between the software and computer hardware.

The 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 spell out anything to anyone with regards to what business they are in or how it relates to their specific location. However it meant something to the business owner of the business and in quite a few cases the substance behind a logo design is equally as important as how it brands the business it represents.

Develop logo style developed for a Ruskin interior developer, layout attribute a series of red circles that converge as well as replace the letter O in the middle of the logo design.

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design | Branding

Evolv Design is a Ruskin 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 prepares, researches, collaborates, and manages such ventures. Interior design is a diverse profession that includes conceptual development, space planning, location examinations, programming, investigation, communicating with the stakeholders of a project, building and construction supervision, and implementation of the design.

logo layout done for Advanced Leadership Solutions, the personalities for letter V as well as A in middle of words advanced have been changed to tie directly right into the words below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This Ruskin logo design assignment was completed for a management guide that assists business leaders to become more efficient at managing people, expectations, and productivity.

A logo style 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 companies like 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 operates 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 kinds of passions, a place to sell off their used equipment to other sports enthusiasts. I tailored their Ruskin logo dsign using a graphic which garners the interest of vehicles and projects an image that invokes the passion of the outdoors. With visitor 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 calm habitat.
Logo layout MQ farms, this logo layout has actually a field included into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms company logo concept wasn’t really developed for an Ruskin regional farm it was in reality developed for a products broker, and this particular brand was one of many that fell beneath the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The objective was to develop an identity that projects trust, success, and wealth.
Logo developed for making use of a sign for the dining establishment (Brewgrrs), it is an elaborate script typeface that is similar to a well-known sports group logo.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I’ve designed quite a lot of restaurant business logos and establishment signs for restaurants, diners, sports bars, night clubs, dining establishments|eateries} all over the US, from cupcake bakeries to pizza parlors and oyster bars, out of all of them I think Brewgrrs was my favorite. Brewgrrs was a great undertaking where I worked closely with the owner to produce a business logo which worked extremely 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.