Kailua, Hawaii Logo Design

Every new Kailua business knows they need a logo, however few new business owners fully recognize the vital role their logo can play in their financial success, or the reason that one business logo performs more effectively than another. A logo has a critical and long-term influence on the prosperity of a business, pick the right one and it will make the door swing and cash register ring, go with the wrong one and it can be an obstacle and an impediment for the life span of a business.

The logos featured in the ImageCo portfolio help Kailua, Hawaii businesses 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 logos don’t require scrutiny, they can be grasped in merely a look.
  2. Scalability: from business cards to billboards a scalable logo design will be legible and equally emotive at virtually any 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 enterprise they stand for.
  5. Relevance: a logo should be ageless and will feel relevant today, tomorrow, and thirty years from today.

Logo PORTFOLIO Volume 1

Retro logo style of a bicycle developed for a Kailua, Hawaii coffee cafe and a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This start-up coffee roaster and bistro were actually launching in an older section of the town and wanted to project an old-fashioned vibe without appearing as boring or low energy. I achieved the two jobs via designing a logo concept that includes a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is old-fashioned, high energy, and is a classic business image.

clinical logo layout with a microscopic lense slide and germs created for Kailua, Hawaii clinical facility.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the scientific discipline that examines the causes and consequences of diseases, especially the branch of healthcare which works with the laboratory evaluation of samplings of human body tissue for diagnostic or forensic intents.

The Mid-Valley Pathology brand I came up with is the sole instance I call to mind in which I was able to incorporate 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 specific design approaches the company it serves 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 enhancer to the name that helps make it more appealing, more interest grabbing and even more unforgettable.

logo design with a jumping green frog developed for a family members fun center in Kailua, Hawaii.

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 additionally a project that is way out of the norm of the types of jobs which come my way, I’ve done dozens of logo designs for physicians, dentists, and lawyers but Cool Springz is without question the one and only trampoline park which I have ever had the opportunity to work on.

Given that the name of the business features the word springz in its name the apparent choice would have been to incorporate a some springs into the concept but Cool Springz is a fun location to go and spring does not 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, ultimately I landed on a green tree frog and a dimensional treatment of the name itself to give the logo a better lively high energy feeling.

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

photography logo featuring a flock of birds, a mountain, a path, a stream, and also a tree - created for Kailua, Hawaii traveling 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 rather specialized field of photography and I believe it is a niche area due to the fact that travel photographers don’t capture places or things but rather reveal emotional journeys by means of the pictures they capture. The thought behind this logo design was to utilize negative space to reveal more than what was visible upon initial glance, which I think is quintessential of most professional 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 communicated with mere words. I made an effort to do something comparable to this logo by utilizing 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 conveyed through the first impression. I think, in looking back, that my objective was to both brand this photographer with a memorable  Kailua 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.

 Kailua logo layout with a seagull used for the letter A. Designed for a wireless retail company.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The majority of custom logo design jobs that I take on I truly enjoy and the Coastal Wireless assignment was one that I really 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 form as a stroke in the character A however my client, while he liked the concept, really did not care for my choice of birds. This particular man genuinely hated seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, luckily the rest of his friends and family did not share his hatred for this particular variety of sea bird.

When I turn a concept over to a client I urge all of them to talk about it with friends and colleagues and family as well as with individuals that they don’t even know so as to get impartial viewpoints on the merit of a design. Fortunately, he talked about it with his family and they loved the concept 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 … in the end I was able to talk him out of his preference of a pelican and he went with the original concept.

Logo designs are a weird creature in the design world because the people that tend to hire a professional to design their logo design comprehend how important a logo is for their company so they are way more invested in the final result. Every logo project possesses it’s share of difficulties, however the largest obstacle is identifying that sweet spot in a design that operates really well at the task it’s needed to do in branding a business and also giving the client the image they see for themselves.

a red panda logo design with bamboo behind-the-scenes, layout for Kailua, Hawaii publication author

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a thin slice of real estate to work with, nevertheless it is the most necessary part of a printed book since it is often the very first thing a person views in the book shop. Concerning a publishing company, it’s the most ideal opportunity they will likely 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, colorful and eye-catching and it gives plenty of area for the title and the author’s name.

Air LA logo created for an airline company in Los Angeles, the logo design has 2 letter A's with benches changed to suggest they are wings.

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines come and go however it seems that in many instances one of the items people tend to remember the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a modest startup commuter/shuttle air service based in LA and although I’m not certain it really “took off” their logo design didn’t slow them. The bookend A’s in their title lent itself well to affording a feeling of air travel and it was undoubtedly a success.

 Kailua logo design made use of for advertising and also a tag design for Vintage Case features an old font design.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case specialized in brand-new cases for music instruments, that seemed to be older cases. For this business logo concept I sought to come up with a logo that offered a fluid vintage feel to it and could easily be used for everything from a web page to a label on brand new cases that looked like they were from a different era.

Logo developed for an orthodontist in Kailua, Hawaii, design consist of an arc with lines intersecting through it to indicate metal braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dental logos can easily be one of the most challenging logo design projects due to the fact that it seems that virtually every dental professional involves a smile, a tooth, a smiling tooth, or a toothy smile in their design. Dentistry business logos are one of the very most cliche ridden professions when it comes to business branding, if restaurants approached their advertising in the very same way dental practitioners do every one of their logos would definitely be a picture explaining anything they served, McDonalds would probably contain an image of a potato and a cow.

I understand the thinking behind incorporating an illustration of something mouth related to a dentist’s logo design but 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 dentistry profession.

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

Kujak Orthodontics provided such an opportunity and eventually I created a layout that doesn’t have a solitary 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 obvious was really the smile on Dr. Kujak’s face.

William McNally logo design created for a household nonprofit, the logo design includes 4 personalities startled in height to stand for a family unit with in the design.

William McNally | Logo Design | Branding

The William McNally Family Foundation asked ImageCo to help them come up with a brand identity design that would be depictive of the love that William McNally had for the people in his city. Many logos with the name “family” in them tend to contain images of a happy family, a cliche heavy technique to any logo design is to be very literal with regards to what the name says or the industry it represents. I’ve found that the best designs are the ones that are downplayed and don’t hit the viewer on the head with what the business or organization wishes to communicate.

The McNally Foundation’s name presented a distinct opportunity to do a logo which communicated that they were about families without being openly corny about it. The objective of a logo design is to be remembered and recognized and if the designer tries to use the logo design to illustrate specifically how people ought to think or feel they don’t understand the mission of a logo. If viewers have to think about a logo to understand what it means, it has been in vain, a logo needs to be instantly comprehended and a logo that explains itself won’t have the chance to be comprehended.

Logo design developed for a hair design studio featuring a script font a hummingbird as well as a suggested orchid for the letter O.

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios needed a company logo which communicated a spirit of tranquility and connection for their new hair studio. I came up with a design which didn’t go the obvious route of making simply a stylized orchid but rather delivered a logo that suggested a flower in the formation of a swirl blended into the letter O in the title and by putting attention on the logo design with the figure of a hummingbird floating over the logo design itself. The obvious path in creating a logo is more often than not the incorrect course and in this case, the design ended up not being about the orchid but instead laid the focus on the perception that they wanted to project to their patrons.

Arabian steed logo design produced for a horse ranch that specializes in reproducing Arabian program equines.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo crafted a unique organization logo design customized to symbolize the unique physical traits of the Arabian pedigree of equines. By having an identifiable head shape and high tail posture, the Arabian is one of the very most easily recognizable horse types in the entire world.

Las Coffee shop logo layout a small restaurant, design contains a changed script font style which floats over a group of ornate lines as well as dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Cafe logo design a small restaurant, style consists of a customized manuscript typeface which hovers over a team of elaborate lines and also dots.

Logo layout for a software program developer the style features as well as legendary 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). Typically, the kernel is responsible for memory administration, process and task control, and hard drive operations. The kernel links the system hardware to the application software. In other words a kernel is {essentially|quite literally a bridge that performs as a connection in between the software and hardware.

The business logo I came up with for Smart Kernels was based on an actual bridge that is situated a number of miles from the business offices of Smart kernels. It’s a logo design that doesn’t attempt to identify anything to anyone regarding to 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 quite a few cases the significance behind a company logo is just as important as how it serves the enterprise it stands for.

Evolve logo style created for a Kailua, Hawaii interior designer, layout feature a collection of red circles that intersect as well as replace the letter O in the center of the logo layout.

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design | Branding

Evolv Design is a Kailua, Hawaii 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 diverse profession that involves conceptual development, area planning, site inspections, programming, research study, corresponding with the stakeholders of a project, building and construction management, and implementation of the design.

logo design done for Advanced Management Solutions, the characters for letter V and also A in middle of the word progressed have been modified to connect straight right into words listed below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This particular Kailua, Hawaii logo design project was done for a management advisor that enables business leaders to become more successful at managing people, expectations, and profitability.
A logo design featuring an angler in the center of the name casting a fly in the direction of the visitor.

On The Fly | Logo Design | Retail Branding

With companies such as Cabelas and Bass Pros raking in over 7 billion a year selling supplies and equipment to outdoor sporting lovers the founders of On the Fly understood the market place was ready for an outdoor sporting retailer that operates as a consignment business. Whether or not you are into boating, angling or mountain climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly provides a place for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all sorts of passions, a spot to sell their previously owned equipment to other sports enthusiasts. I designed their Kailua logo design dsign utilizing an image which garners the attention of traffic and projects an image that wakens the passion of the outdoors. With visitor traffic that averages forty five miles per hour I realized it would take more than the average 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 layout has an area incorporated right into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms custom logo concept wasn’t actually created for an Kailua, Hawaii area farm it was actually devised for a products broker, and this particular logo was one of several which fell under the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The goal was actually to make an identity that projected assurance, financial success, and prosperity.

 Kailua Logo design for a nonprofit, Turning Point Solutions - the logo layout attribute for externally encountering arrowhead and the arrowheads imply that it is a ruby form.

Turning Point Foundation | Logo Design

The Turning Point Foundation was totally open to what kind of logo design that they would like, that can be a good thing or a bad thing. Good in that it offers a designer the freedom to investigate any idea that comes to mind, bad in that it’s tricky to hit a bullseye in the absence of realizing where the target is. Fortunately, in this instance, I struck a bullseye with the 1st shot.

Logo designed for making use of an indicator for the dining establishment (Brewgrrs), it is an ornate manuscript typeface that is reminiscent of a renowned sports team logo design.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I’ve created loads 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 believe Brewgrrs was my favorite. Brewgrrs was a neat undertaking where I worked directly with the owner to develop a logo design that 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 lighted sign that hung over their doors, and was highly visible and very easy to read from over a block away.