Lombard, Illinois Logo Design

Virtually every new Lombard company knows they need a logo, yet few new business owners fully grasp the vital role their company logo will take in their success, or why one business logo functions far better than another. A logo has an instant and long term impact on the prosperity of a company, select 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 a hindrance for the longevity of a business.

The logos featured in the ImageCo portfolio help Lombard, Illinois companies succeed, they are effective in any given circumstance and the main reason they are so effective is that they all have these five traits in common.

  1. Simplicity: simple logos don’t require contemplation, they can be understood in merely a look.
  2. Scalability: from business cards to signboards 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 unique, and they are suitable for the business they stand for.
  5. Relevance: a logo needs to be ageless and will feel relevant today, tomorrow, and thirty years from today.

Logo PORTFOLIO Volume 1

Retro logo style of a bicycle produced for a Lombard, Illinois coffee cafe as well as a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This fledgling coffee roaster and coffeehouse were actually opening up in an older section of the city and really wanted to visualize a nostalgic vibe without appearing as stodgy or low energy. I fulfilled the two jobs by creating a company logo design that features a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is old-fashioned, high energy, and is a ageless business image.

clinical logo design with a microscopic lense slide and germs created for Lombard, Illinois medical clinic.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the science that researches the root causes and outcomes of diseases, mainly the field of medicine that deals with the clinical assessment of samples of human body cellular material for diagnostic or forensic purposes.

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

Usually I try not to be overly literal with a concept and to a degree, this design approaches the company it serves quite literally, however it does it in a way 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 interest grabbing and more meaningful.

logo design with a jumping green frog created for a family enjoyable facility in Lombard, Illinois.

Cool Springs | Logo Design | Retail Branding

The Cool Springz Trampoline Park was a really 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 usual of the types of projects which come my way, I’ve produced dozens of logo designs for health care providers, dental experts, and attorneys but Cool Springz is without question the only trampoline park that I have actually ever gotten the privilege to work on.

Given that the title of the company has the word springz in its name the clear choice would have been to incorporate a some springs into the concept but Cool Springz is a fun place to go and spring doesn’t really resonate an atmosphere 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 give the logo a more enthusiastic high energy mood.

In the end, Cool Springz ended up loving my concept and named the frog Jax and featured him in to everything they used for promotion and marketing. I also think this is the only time that a logo I came up with was turned into a mascot when they had an employee costume fashioned to look exactly like my frog design.

digital photography logo featuring a group of birds, a mountain, a trail, a stream, as well as a tree - made for Lombard, Illinois travel 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 rather niche field of photography and I think it is a niche speciality because travel photographers tend not to capture locations or things but rather communicate emotional journeys through the pictures they capture. The idea behind this logo composition was to utilize negative space to reveal more than what was visible upon initial glance, which I think is representative of the majority of good photographers in that they frequently tell entire stories through their photography.

It’s said that a picture is worth a 1000 words but I think that some photographs convey much more than that because their photos often have an emotional fullness that can’t be conveyed with just 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 conveyed through the first impression. I think, in looking back, that my goal was to both brand this photographer with a memorable  Lombard logo but also to show the depth to her work and in the way that she sees the world through the lens of her camera.

 Lombard logo layout with a seagull made use of for the letter A. Designed for a cordless retail business.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The lion’s share of custom logo design projects that I take on I honestly enjoy and the Coastal Wireless project 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 concept of using the seagull form as a stroke in the letter A however my customer, while he liked the concept, really did not care for my choice of birds. This man seriously loathed seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, fortunately the rest of his family members didn’t share his scorn for this specific kind of sea bird.

When I turn a design over to a client I encourage all of them to talk about it with friends and family as well as with other people that they don’t even know so as to get unbiased assessments on the merit of a design. Fortunately, he discussed 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 … eventually I was able to talk him out of his choice of a pelican and he went with the original concept.

Business logos are a strange animal in the design world given that the people that tend to hire a professional to design their logo understand how essential a logo is for their organization so they are much more invested in the outcome. Every logo design job possesses it’s share of difficulties, however the greatest challenge is identifying that sweet spot in a design that works really well at the task it’s needed to do in branding a business and also giving the customer the identity they see for themselves.

a red panda logo design with bamboo behind-the-scenes, style for Lombard, Illinois publication author

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a cramped segment of real estate to work with, nevertheless it really is the most necessary part of a printed book due to the fact that it is ordinarily the first thing a person sees in the bookstore. With regard to a publisher, it’s the opportunity that they will likely ever get to advertise their label and get their logo design in front of the men and women that shop for actual books.

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

Air LA logo design made for an airline in Los Angeles, the logo has two letter A's with the bars modified to imply they are wings.

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines come and go nevertheless it seems that in many occurrences 1 of the items people tend to recollect the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a smaller fledgling commuter/shuttle airline based in LA and while I’m not sure it really “took off” their logo design didn’t slow them. The bookend A’s in their title lent itself well to confering a sense of air travel and it was definitely a winner.

 Lombard logo style used for marketing and also a label design for Vintage Case includes an archaic font style.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case specialized in new cases for music instruments, that appeared to be antique cases. For this logo concept I attempted to come up with a logo that possessed a fluid vintage feel to it and could easily be utilized for anything from a website to an insignia on brand new cases that looked like they were from another generation.

Logo design produced for an orthodontist in Lombard, Illinois, layout include an arc with lines converging through it to indicate steel braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dental logos can easily be one of the most difficult logo design projects due to the fact that it seems that every single dentist incorporates a smile, a tooth, a smiling tooth, or a toothy smile in their design. Dentistry logo designs are one of the most cliche ridden fields when it comes to company branding, if dining establishments approached their branding in the exact same way dental offices do every one of their logos would be a picture trying to explain something they served, McDonalds would likely include an image of a potato and a cow.

I recognize the thinking behind including a likeness of something mouth associated to a dentist’s logo design 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 profession.

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

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

William McNally logo created for a family not-for-profit, the logo design includes 4 personalities surprised in elevation to represent a family with in the design.

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 folks in his city. 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 far too literal about 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 organization hopes to relate.

The McNally Foundation’s name provided a distinct opportunity to do a logo design which 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 attempts to use the logo design to summarize precisely how individuals should think or feel they don’t understand the purpose of a logo. If people have to think about a logo to understand what it means, it has failed, a logo needs to be immediately understood and a logo that explains itself won’t have the likelihood to be comprehended.

Logo style produced for a hair design studio featuring a manuscript font a hummingbird and also a suggested orchid for the letter O.

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios needed a logo design that projected a sense of peace and class for their new hair studio. I created a design that didn’t go the obvious direction of creating merely a stylized orchid but rather delivered a logo design that suggested an orchid 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 design itself. The obvious path in creating a logo design is in most cases the wrong course and in this case, the design ended up not being about the orchid but alternately put the attention on the feeling that they really wanted to forecast to their clients.

Arabian horse logo style developed for a horse ranch that concentrates on reproducing Arabian program equines.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo designed a one-of-a-kind brand concept styled to illustrate the unique physical traits of the Arabian kind of horses. By having a different head shape and high tail carriage, the Arabian is one of the most quite easily identifiable horse types in the world.

Las Coffee shop logo style a tiny restaurant, design consists of a modified script font style which hovers over a team of ornate lines and dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Cafe logo layout a little restaurant, layout consists of a customized script typeface which floats above a group of luxuriant lines and also dots.

Logo layout for a software program programmer the layout attributes as well as legendary 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). Traditionally, the kernel is responsible for memory management, process and task management, and hard drive management. The kernel links the computer hardware to the application software. In other words a kernel is {essentially|quite literally a bridge that performs as a connection 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 couple of miles from the business offices of Smart kernels. It’s a logo design that doesn’t attempt to describe anything to anyone regarding what business they are in or how it relates to their specific location. But it intimated something to the business owner of the company and in quite a few cases the substance behind a logo design is just as important as how it brands the enterprise it represents.

Advance logo design created for a Lombard, Illinois indoor developer, style attribute a series of red circles that intersect and change the letter O in the middle of the logo layout.

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design | Branding

Evolv Design is a Lombard, Illinois interior design company and this logo design is representational of the work that an interior designer does in. An interior designer is someone who arranges, investigates, collaborates, and manages such tasks. Interior design is a multifaceted profession that includes conceptual development, area planning, location examinations, programming, analysis, corresponding with the stakeholders of a project, construction management, and execution of the design.

logo layout provided for Advanced Leadership Solutions, the personalities for letter V and also A in middle of words progressed have been customized to tie straight right into the words listed below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This Lombard, Illinois logo design assignment was carried out for a leadership consultant that aids business leaders to develop into more efficient at handling people, expectations, and profitability.
A logo design including a fisherman in the center of the name casting a fly towards the visitor.

On The Fly | Logo Design | Retail Branding

With brands such as Cabelas and Bass Pros raking in more than 7 billion a year selling goods and equipment to outdoor sporting enthusiasts the founders of On the Fly realized the market was prepared for an outdoor sporting retailer that functions as a consignment company. Whether you are into boating, sportfishing or rock climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly presents a destination for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all kinds of passions, a place to market their secondhand goods to other sports enthusiasts. I designed their Lombard business logo dsign along with an image which captures the interest of vehicles and sends an image that wakens the enthusiasm of the outdoors. With visitor traffic that averages forty five mph I realized it would take more than the typical logo/sign to get travelers to take notice, hence the illustration of a fly fisherman in his natural and calm habitat.
Logo design MQ farms, this logo design has actually an area included right into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms brand idea wasn’t actually developed for an Lombard, Illinois regional farm it was actually devised for a commodities broker, and this particular business logo was one of many that fell underneath the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The end goal was really to create a graphic that projected trust, success, and affluence.

 Lombard Logo design for a not-for-profit, Turning Point Solutions - the logo design feature for ostensibly encountering arrowhead as well as the arrowheads indicate that it is a ruby form.

Turning Point Foundation | Logo Design

The Turning Point Foundation was entirely open to what kind of logo design that they preferred, 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 challenging to hit a bullseye without recognizing where exactly the target is. Luckily, in this case, I struck a bullseye with the 1st go.

Logo designed for using an indicator for the dining establishment (Brewgrrs), it is an elaborate script font that is similar to a famous sports group logo design.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I’ve designed quite a lot of restaurant business logos and business signs for restaurants, diners, sports bars, night clubs, dining establishments|eateries} all over the United States, from cupcake bake shops to pizza parlors and oyster bars, out of all of them I think Brewgrrs was my favorite. Brewgrrs was a great project in which I worked closely with the proprietor to produce a logo that worked very 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 lighted sign that hung over their doors, and was highly visible and very legible from over a block away.