Cicero, Illinois Logo Design

Virtually every new Cicero organization knows they need a logo, but few entrepreneurs thoroughly recognize the vital role their company logo will take in their success, or why one logo functions better than another. A logo design has a critical and long term impact on the financial success of a business, 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 life span of a business.

The logos included in the ImageCo portfolio help Cicero, Illinois companies prosper, they are effective in any given scenario and the reason they are so effective is that they all have these five things in common.

  1. Simplicity: simple logo designs do not demand scrutiny, they can be realized in just a look.
  2. Scalability: from business cards to signboards a scalable logo design will be legible and equally emotive at any dimension.
  3. Versatility: logos that function on any sort of device, in print, on 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 logo design needs to be lasting and will feel relevant today, tomorrow, and twenty five years from now.

Logo PORTFOLIO Volume 1

Retro logo style of a bike produced for a Cicero, Illinois coffee cafe as well as a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This fledgling coffee roaster and coffee shop were launching in an old section of the area and really wanted to visualize a vintage vibe without coming across as monotonous or low energy. I achieved each of the jobs by developing a logo concept that incorporates a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is old-fashioned, higher energy, and is a enduring business image.

clinical logo design with a microscopic lense slide and also germs created for Cicero, Illinois medical facility.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the scientific discipline which investigates the root causes and consequences of diseases, mainly the branch of healthcare that works with the clinical evaluation of samples of body cellular material for diagnostic or forensic intents.

The Mid-Valley Pathology custom logo design I came up with is the only instance I call to mind in which I was in a position to incorporate a bacteria-laden microscope slide into a logo design.

Normally I try not to be overly literal with a concept and to a point, this design approaches the company it serves rather literally, yet it does it in a fashion that integrates 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 enhancement to the brand that helps make it more intriguing, more focus grabbing and a lot more meaningful.

logo design with a leaping green frog designed for a household enjoyable facility in Cicero, Illinois.

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

Given that the full name of the business features the word springz in its name the apparent choice would have been to incorporate a few springs into the concept but Cool Springz is a fun destination to go and spring doesn’t 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 more lively high energy impression.

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

digital photography logo featuring a flock of birds, a hill, a trail, a stream, and a tree - designed for Cicero, Illinois traveling digital 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 specialized field of photography and I think it is a niche sector because travel photographers don’t capture locations or things but instead reveal emotional journeys through the images they record. The idea behind this logo concept was to use negative space to communicate more than what was visible upon initial view, which I think is representative of most professional photographers in that they oftentimes convey entire stories using their photography.

It’s said that a picture is worth a thousand words but I think that some photographs convey a great deal more than that because their photos frequently have an emotional fullness that can’t be communicated with mere words. I made an effort to do something very similar to this logo design by utilizing 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 hindsight, that my objective was to both brand this photographer with a memorable  Cicero logo but also to illustrate the depth of her work and in the way that she sees the world through the lens of her camera.

 Cicero logo style with a seagull utilized for the letter A. Designed for a cordless retail service.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The lion’s share of custom logo design jobs that I take on I seriously savor and the Coastal Wireless design was one that I certainly felt good about, however 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 letter A but my client, even though he loved the concept, didn’t care for my choice of birds. This man genuinely loathed seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, luckily the rest of his family members didn’t share his contempt for this particular kind of sea bird.

When I turn a design over to a customer I encourage all of them to discuss it with colleagues and family members as well as with individuals that they don’t actually know so as to get impartial opinions on the benefit of a concept. Fortunately, he shared it with his family members 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 include every other seabird he could think of … ultimately I was able to talk him out of his choice of a pelican and he proceeded with the original concept.

Logos are a weird creature in the design world because the people that are inclined to hire an expert to design their logo design comprehend how vital a logo design is for their business so they are way more vested in the outcome. Every logo job has it’s share of challenges, but the greatest challenge is finding that sweet spot in a design that works really well at the task it’s required to do in branding a business and also giving the customer the image they see for themselves.

a red panda logo layout with bamboo behind-the-scenes, layout for Cicero, Illinois book author

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a thin slice of real estate to work with, nevertheless it really is the most essential part of a published book since it is usually the very first thing a person views in the book store. Concerning a publisher, it’s the optimal opportunity they will ever have to publicize 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 space for the title and the author’s name.

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

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines arrive and depart but it seems that in many instances one of the traits individuals often tend to recall the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a smaller startup commuter/shuttle airline located in LA and while I’m not sure it really “took off” their custom logo didn’t slow them. The bookend A’s in their name lent itself well to confering a good sense of air travel and it was certainly a winner.

 Cicero logo style made use of for marketing as well as a tag layout for Vintage Situation includes an old-fashioned typeface layout.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case specialized in brand-new cases for musical instruments, which seemed to be much older cases. For this business logo concept I tried to come up with a logo that offered a fluid nostalgic feel to it and could easily be utilized for anything from a web page to an insignia on brand new cases that seemed like they were from a different point in time.

Logo design produced for an orthodontist in Cicero, Illinois, layout include an arc with lines intersecting with it to imply steel dental braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dental care logos can easily be one of the most challenging logo design jobs due to the fact that it seems that every single dentist 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 company branding, if restaurants approached their advertising in the same way dental professionals do every one of their logos would definitely be a picture explaining anything they served, McDonalds would most likely contain a picture of a potato and a cow.

I understand the thinking behind incorporating an image of something mouth associated to a dentist’s logo design but it has to be done 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 dentist logos because it challenges me to come up with a design that implies the field of dentistry or a particular area of dentistry like orthodontics without resorting to the stereotypical approach that so many dentists settle on.

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

William McNally logo design created for a household not-for-profit, the logo features 4 characters staggered in elevation to represent 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 families in his community. Most logos with the name “family” in them tend to contain pictures of a happy family, a cliche heavy approach to any logo design is to be overly literal about what the name says or the industry it represents. I’ve found that the best concepts are the ones that are understated and don’t hit the viewer on the head with what the business or institution wishes to relate.

The McNally Foundation’s name offered a distinct opportunity to do a logo that communicated 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 attempts to use the logo design to describe precisely how people should think or feel they don’t understand the objective of a logo. If people have to think about a logo to understand what it means, it has been in vain, a logo needs to be immediately comprehended and a logo that describes itself will never have the chance to be understood.

Logo layout created for a hair layout workshop 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 wanted a logo design which projected a sense of tranquility and class for their new hair salon. I created a design which didn’t go the obvious path of making merely a stylized orchid but instead created a logo design which suggested a flower in the pattern of a swirl incorporated in to the letter O in the name and by putting emphasis on the logo design using the silhouette of a hummingbird hovering above the logo itself. The obvious path in creating a company logo is in most cases the wrong course and in this case, the design ended up not being about the orchid but instead laid the attention on the feeling that they really wanted to transmit to their patrons.

Arabian steed logo style created for a steed cattle ranch that specializes in reproducing Arabian show equines.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo crafted an original logotype design fashioned to manifest the unique physical traits of the Arabian pedigree of horses. By having a distinctive head form and high tail posture, the Arabian is one of the very most quite easily recognizable equine lineages in the entire world.

Las Coffee shop logo layout a small restaurant, layout includes a modified script font style which floats over a group of elaborate lines as well as dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Cafe logo design a small dining establishment, design includes a customized script typeface which floats above a group of elaborate lines and also dots.

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

Smart Kernels | Logo Design

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

The business logo I came up with for Smart Kernels was based on an actual bridge that is located a few miles from the business offices of Smart kernels. It’s a logo design that doesn’t attempt to point 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 company and in many cases the meaning behind a logo is equally as important as how it brands the company it stands for.

Evolve logo style developed for a Cicero, Illinois interior developer, design function a collection of red circles that converge and also change the letter O in the center of the logo design.

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design | Branding

Evolv Design is a Cicero, Illinois 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 prepares, investigates, collaborates, and oversees such ventures. Interior design is a multifaceted profession that involves conceptual development, area planning, location evaluations, programming, analysis, corresponding with the stakeholders of a project, construction supervision, and execution of the design.

logo layout provided for Advanced Management Solutions, the characters for letter V and also A in middle of the word progressed have actually been changed to connect directly into the words listed below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This Cicero, Illinois logo design assignment was undertaken for a leadership consultant that enables business leaders to become more effective at supervising people, expectations, and productivity.
A logo style including an angler in the center of the name casting a fly towards the visitor.

On The Fly | Logo Design | Retail Branding

With brands like Cabelas and Bass Pros raking in over 7 billion a year retailing supplies and equipment to outdoor sporting lovers the owners of On the Fly realized the market place was prepared for an outdoor sporting retailer that functions as a consignment firm. Whether you are into boating, sportfishing or rock climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly presents a destination for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all sorts of interests, a location to sell off their secondhand items to other sports enthusiasts. I created their Cicero logo design dsign along with a graphic which pulls in the interest of vehicles and projects an image that invokes the enthusiasm 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 commuters to take notice, hence the picture of a fly fisherman in his natural and calm habitat.
Logo design MQ farms, this logo style has actually a field integrated right into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms business logo idea wasn’t actually composed for an Cicero, Illinois regional farm it was really created for a products broker, and this company logo was one of several which fell underneath the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The goal was really to generate a brand mark that projected self-confidence, success, and wealth.

 Cicero Logo design for a not-for-profit, Transforming Point Solutions - the logo layout attribute for externally facing arrow and also the arrowheads indicate that it is a diamond shape.

Turning Point Foundation | Logo Design

The Turning Point Foundation was entirely open to what type of logo design that they wanted, that can be a good thing or a bad thing. Good in that it offers a designer the liberty to delve into any concept that comes to mind, bad in that it’s tricky to hit a bullseye without recognizing where the target is. Thankfully, in this instance, I nailed a bullseye with the first shot.

Logo design developed for using an indication for the dining establishment (Brewgrrs), it is an ornate manuscript font that is reminiscent of a popular sports team logo design.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I have created dozens of restaurant logos and business 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 design a business logo which worked really 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 illuminated sign which hung over their doors, and was highly visible and very legible from over a block away.