Calumet City Logo Design

Virtually every new Calumet City organization knows they need a logo, however few new business owners fully understand the pivotal role their logo design will play in their financial success, or precisely why one logo design functions far better than another. A logo design has an instant and long-term influence on the prosperity of a company, pick the right one and it can make the door swing and phone ring, choose the wrong one and it will be an obstacle and a hindrance for the life of a company. The logos featured in the ImageCo portfolio help Calumet City businesses succeed, they are effective in any given circumstance and the reason why they are so effective is because they all have these five things in common.
  1. Simplicity: simple logo designs do not require consideration, they can be realized in just a glimpse.
  2. Scalability: from business cards to posters a scalable logo design will stay legible and equally emotive at any scale.
  3. Versatility: logos that operate 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 timeless and will feel relevant today, tomorrow, and twenty five years from today.

Retro logo design of a bicycle created for a Calumet City coffee cafe and also a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This fledgling coffee roaster and bistro were opening up in an old part of the area and hoped to visualize an old-fashioned feel without appearing as boring or low energy. I fulfilled the two jobs via creating a logo design that features a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is old-fashioned, higher energy, and is a timeless business image.

clinical logo style with a microscope slide and germs created for Calumet City clinical center.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the scientific discipline which researches the causes and effects of diseases, especially the branch of medicine which deals with the laboratory examination of samplings of human body cellular material for diagnostic or forensic purposes.

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

Usually I try not to be overly literal with a design and to a point, this specific design approaches the company it represents quite 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 explanation of what Mid-Valley Pathology does so much as acts as an enhancement to the brand that helps make it more intriguing, more interest grabbing and more memorable.

logo style with a leaping environment-friendly frog made for a family members fun facility in Calumet City.

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 produced dozens of logo designs for doctors, dental practices, and attorneys but Cool Springz is without question the one and only trampoline park that I have actually ever gotten the privilege to work on.

Given that the full name of the company has the word springz in its name the obvious choice would have been to include a some springs into the concept but Cool Springz is a fun place to go and spring does not really reflect an environment 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, in the end 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 atmosphere.

In the end, Cool Springz ended up loving my brainchild and named the frog Jax and incorporated him in to everything they utilized for marketing. I also think 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 featuring a group of birds, a hill, a route, a stream, and a tree - designed for Calumet City travel professional 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 rather specialized field of photography and I think it is a niche speciality because travel photographers don’t shoot locations or things but instead convey emotional experiences by means of the photos they capture. 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 almost all professional photographers in that they oftentimes tell entire stories using their photography.

It’s said that a picture is worth a thousand words but I think that some photographs convey a lot more than that because their photos often have an emotional fullness which can’t be revealed with just words. I attempted to do something similar 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 communicated through the first impression. I think, in hindsight, that my objective was to both brand this photographer with a memorable  Calumet City logo design but also to show the depth of her work and in the way that she views the world through the lens of her camera.

 Calumet City logo design with a seagull made use of for the letter A. Designed for a cordless retail company.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The majority of logo design jobs that I take on I really relish and the Coastal Wireless assignment was one that I certainly felt good about, but the customer 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 character A but my customer, while he loved the concept, really did not care for my choice of birds. This man seriously despised seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, fortunately the rest of his family members did not share his aversion for this specific kind of sea bird.

When I turn a concept over to a client I urge all of them to discuss it with friends and family as well as with people that they don’t even know so as to get objective assessments on the worthiness of a design. Fortunately, he talked about it with his family and they adored the concept and were able to persuade him and get him to sign off on it, but not before he worked me over to insert every other seabird he could think of … ultimately I was able to talk him out of his preference of a pelican and he went with the original design.

Logos are a weird creature in the design world given that the people that are inclined to hire an expert to design their logo comprehend how vital a logo is for their business so they are way more invested in the final result. Every logo design job has it’s allotment of hurdles, but the largest challenge is identifying that sweet spot in a design that operates really well at the task it’s required to do in branding a company and also providing the customer the identity they see for themselves.

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

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a cramped segment of real estate to work with, however it really is the most critical part of a printed book considering that it is ordinarily the initial thing a person views in the bookstore. Concerning a publishing company, it’s the absolute best opportunity they will likely ever get to advertise their product and get their logo design in front of the men and women that buy actual books.

This 3 color design is vibrant, colorful and eye-catching and it gives plenty of room 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 the bars customized to imply they are wings.

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines arrive and go however it looks like that in many occurrences one of the items people often tend to recollect the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a small start-up commuter/shuttle air service located in LA and while I’m not sure it really “took off” their logo design didn’t ground them. The bookend A’s in their title lent itself well to conferring a spirit of airline flight and it was surely a success.

 Calumet City logo layout made use of for advertising and marketing and a tag design for Vintage Case features an antiquated font design.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case specialized in new cases for music instruments, which looked to be antique cases. For this logo design I sought to come up with a logo that provided a fluid retro feel to it and could be utilized for everything from a website to a label on brand new cases that looked like they were from another point in time.

Logo design developed for an orthodontist in Calumet City, style consist of an arc with lines intersecting via it to indicate metal dental braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dental care logo designs can be one of the most difficult logo design projects due to the fact that it appears that virtually every dental professional features 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 branding, if restaurants approached their branding in the exact same way dental offices do every one of their company logos would be a picture trying to explain anything they served, McDonalds would most likely contain a picture of a potato and a cow.

I recognize the thinking behind adding an image of something mouth related to a dentist’s company 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 dentistry industry.

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

Kujak Orthodontics delivered such an opportunity and subsequently I created a concept that does not have a solitary smile or a tooth in it, but even though they aren’t overt, they are still suggested in the concept. When I turned this particular design over to the client the only smile that was obvious was really the smile on Dr. Kujak’s face.

William McNally logo design designed for a family not-for-profit, the logo features 4 personalities startled in elevation to stand for a family unit with in the layout.

William McNally | Logo Design | Branding

The William McNally Family Foundation reached out to ImageCo to help them come up with a custom logo design that would be depictive of the devotion that William McNally had for the families in his community. The majority of 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 overly 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 understated and never hit the viewer on the head with what the company or institution wants to communicate.

The McNally Foundation’s name provided a distinct opportunity to do a logo design that conveyed that they were about families without being openly tacky about it. The objective of a logo is to be remembered and recognized and if the designer tries to use the logo design to explain how individuals ought to think or feel they don’t understand the mission of a logo. If people have to ponder a logo design to understand what it means, it has failed, a logo needs to be immediately comprehended and a logo that illustrates itself won’t have the opportunity to be understood.

Logo layout developed for a hair style studio featuring a script font a hummingbird as well as an indicated orchid for the letter O.

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios needed a logo design which carried an atmosphere of ease and connection for their new hair studio. I created a design that didn’t go the obvious course of crafting merely a stylized orchid but alternatively crafted a company logo that suggested an orchid in the pattern of a swirl featured into the letter O in the title and by placing emphasis on the logo design with the silhouette of a hummingbird hovering over the image itself. The obvious path in designing a logo design is more often than not the wrong direction and in this case, the design ended up not being about the flower but alternately laid the main focus on the feeling that they wanted to forecast to their clients.

Arabian steed logo style developed for a horse ranch that specializes in breeding Arabian show steeds.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo developed a one-of-a-kind business logo design tailored to exemplify the unique physical traits of the Arabian pedigree of horses. With an identifiable head shape and higher tail carriage, the Arabian is one of the most quite easily recognizable horse lineages in the world.

Las Cafe logo layout a little restaurant, style consists of a modified script font which hovers over a team of elaborate lines and also dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Cafe logo design a tiny dining establishment, design includes a modified manuscript font style which floats above a group of elaborate lines and also dots.

Logo style for a software program designer the design functions as well as legendary element of a bridge to the left of the name.

Smart Kernels | Logo Design

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

The logo design 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 regarding to what business they are in or how it relates to their specific location. But it symbolized something to the business owner of the business and in many cases the substance supporting a company logo is equally as important as how it serves the business it represents.

Evolve logo layout created for a Calumet City indoor designer, style function a series of red circles that converge as well as replace the letter O in the center of the logo layout.

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design | Branding

Evolv Design is a Calumet City interior design company and this logo design is representational of the work that an interior designer does in. An interior designer is a professional who arranges, researches, collaborates, and manages such ventures. Interior design is a multifaceted profession that involves conceptual development, area planning, location inspections, programming, study, communicating with the stakeholders of a project, building and construction supervision, and execution of the design.

logo style provided for Advanced Leadership Solutions, the characters for letter V as well as A in middle of words progressed have been customized to connect directly into words listed below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This Calumet City logo design job was done for a management advisor that aids business leaders to develop into more efficient at handling people, expectations, and profitability.

A logo design featuring an angler in the center of the name casting a fly in the direction of the customer.

On The Fly | Logo Design | Retail Branding

With brand names like Cabelas and Bass Pros raking in more than 7 billion a year retailing supplies and equipment to outdoor sporting lovers the owners of On the Fly knew the market was prepared for an outdoor sporting retailer that functions as a consignment company. Whether you are into boating, fishing or rock climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly presents a venue for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all sorts of passions, a place to sell their pre-owned equipment to other sports enthusiasts. I tailored their Calumet City logo dsign with an illustration which garners the attention of vehicles and projects an image that arouses the enthusiasm of the outdoors. With traffic that averages 45 mph I knew 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 relaxed habitat.
Logo layout MQ ranches, this logo style has a field integrated into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms logo design wasn’t really developed for an Calumet City area farm it was actually created for a commodities broker, and this particular trademark was one of many which fell under the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The goal was actually to make a graphic that projected trust, financial success, and luxury.
Logo developed for using an indication for the restaurant (Brewgrrs), it is an elaborate manuscript font style that is reminiscent of a renowned sports team logo.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I have designed loads of restaurant business logos and establishment signs for restaurants, diners, sports bars, night clubs, dining establishments|eateries} all over the US, from cupcake bakeshops to pizza parlors and oyster bars, out of all of them I believe Brewgrrs was my favorite. Brewgrrs was a great undertaking where I worked closely with the business owner to design a business logo which worked really well and did a great job to brand them, it worked on everything on everything from coasters, and tap handles all the way to the illuminated sign which hung over their doors, and was highly visible and very easy to read from over a block away.