Cedar Rapids Logo Design

Every new Cedar Rapids company understands that they are in need of a logo, however few entrepreneurs fully comprehend the pivotal role their organization logo can make in their success, or the reason that one logo performs more effectively than another. A business logo has an instant and long term impact on the growth of a business, pick the correct one and it can make the door swing and cash register ring, select the wrong one and it can be a barrier and a hindrance for the life of an organization. The logos featured in the ImageCo portfolio help Cedar Rapids businesses succeed, they are effective in any given scenario and the main reason they are so effective is that they all have these five features in common.
  1. Simplicity: simple logo designs do not demand scrutiny, they can be comprehended in merely a glance.
  2. Scalability: from business cards to signboards a scalable business logo will remain legible and just as emotive at any dimension.
  3. Versatility: logos that operate on any 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 enterprise they represent.
  5. Relevance: a logo design should be enduring and should feel relevant today, tomorrow, and 20 years from today.

Retro logo design of a bike produced for a Cedar Rapids coffee cafe and also a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This fledgling coffee roaster and bistro were actually opening in an older part of the area and wished to cast a vintage feel without appearing as stodgy or low energy. I fulfilled the two tasks by creating a symbol design that contains a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is old-fashioned, higher energy, and is a classic business image.

medical logo layout with a microscope slide and bacteria designed for Cedar Rapids medical center.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the scientific discipline that researches the causes and effects of diseases, especially the field of healthcare which deals with the laboratory examination of specimens of body tissue for diagnostic or forensic purposes.

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

Generally I try not to be extremely literal with a concept and to a point, this design approaches the company it represents rather literally, yet it does it in a way that integrates 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 enhancement to the brand that makes it more captivating, more focus grabbing and a lot more meaningful.

logo design with a leaping eco-friendly frog made for a family members enjoyable center in Cedar Rapids.

Cool Springz | Logo Design | Retail Branding

The Cool Springz Trampoline Park was a really fun 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 usual of the kinds of jobs that come my way, I’ve done dozens of logo designs for medical professionals, dentists, and legal professionals but Cool Springz is without question the 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 apparent choice would have been to include a couple springs into the design but Cool Springz is a fun location 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 title itself to provide the logo a more dynamic high energy feeling.

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

photography logo design featuring a flock of birds, a hill, a route, a stream, and a tree - developed for Cedar Rapids travel 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 believe it is a niche area due to the fact that travel photographers don’t capture locations or things but rather communicate emotional experiences by means of the pictures they capture. The idea behind this logo design was to utilize negative space to communicate more than what was visible upon initial view, which I think is quintessential of the majority of good photographers in that they oftentimes share entire stories through their photography.

It’s said that a picture is worth a 1000 words but I think that some photographs convey significantly more than that because their photos often have an emotional fullness that can’t be communicated with mere words. I made an effort to do something comparable to this logo by making use of 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 looking back, that my goal was to both brand this photographer with a memorable  Cedar Rapids logo but also to reveal the depth to her work and in the way that she sees the world through the lens of her camera.

 Cedar Rapids logo design with a seagull used for the letter A. Designed for a cordless retail service.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The lion’s share of business logo design projects that I take on I honestly relish and the Coastal Wireless assignment was one that I really felt good about, but the customer didn’t quite share my enthusiasm for it. I felt really good about the concept of using the seagull shape as a stroke in the character A however the client, while he liked the concept, really did not care for my choice of birds. This guy seriously hated seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, luckily the rest of his friends and family did not share his aversion for this particular type of sea bird.

When I turn a concept over to a customer I urge all of them to talk about it with colleagues and family members as well as with people that they don’t actually know so as to get impartial point of views on the value of a design concept. Fortunately, he discussed 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 … in the end I was able to talk him out of his preference of a pelican and he proceeded with the original concept.

Custom logo designs are a strange animal in the design world given that the people that have a tendency to hire an expert to create their business logo comprehend how important a logo design is for their organization so they are way more vested in the result. Every logo design job possesses it’s portion of challenges, however the biggest obstacle is finding that sweet spot in a design that functions really well at the task it’s required to do in branding a company and also giving the customer the image they see for themselves.

a red panda logo style with bamboo behind-the-scenes, layout for Cedar Rapids book publisher

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a thin slice of real estate to work with, yet it really is the most important part of a printed book due to the fact that it is ordinarily the very first thing a person views in the book shop. With respect to a publisher, it’s the absolute best opportunity that they will ever get to publicize their label and get their logo design in front of the people that purchase actual books.

This 3 color design is vibrant, picturesque and eye-catching and it leaves plenty of space for the title and the author’s name.

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

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines come and depart nevertheless it seems like that in many occurrences 1 of the things people usually tend to recollect the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a smaller start-up commuter/shuttle airline company based in LA and while I’m not certain it actually “took off” their logo didn’t slow them. The bookend A’s in their brand lent itself well to conferring a sense of airline flight and it was certainly a victory.

 Cedar Rapids logo style made use of for advertising and also a label style for Vintage Case includes an old-fashioned font style design.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case specialized in brand new cases for music instruments, which appeared to be vintage cases. For this business logo concept I strove to come up with a logo that provided a fluid nostalgic feel to it and could easily be utilized for every thing from a website to an insignia on brand new cases that looked like they were from a different point in time.

Logo design produced for an orthodontist in Cedar Rapids, design include an arc with lines intersecting through it to suggest metal braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dental care logos can be one of the most challenging logo design jobs considering that it appears 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 careers when it comes to company advertising, if dining establishments 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 include an image of a potato and a cow.

I understand the thinking behind adding 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 dental profession.

I actually love doing dentistry logo designs because it challenges me to come up with a design that implies dentistry or a certain area 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 doesn’t have a solitary smile or a tooth in it, but even though they aren’t obvious, they are still suggested in the design. When I turned this particular concept over to the client the only smile that was apparent was actually the smile on Dr. Kujak’s face.

William McNally logo design developed for a family not-for-profit, the logo includes 4 personalities staggered in elevation to stand for a family with in the layout.

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 residents 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 very literal with regards to what the name says or the industry it represents. I’ve discovered that the best designs are the ones that are understated and don’t hit the viewer on the head with what the business or organization wants to communicate.

The McNally Foundation’s name presented a unique opportunity to do a 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 to summarize how individuals should think or feel they don’t understand the mission of a logo. If viewers have to ponder 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 won’t have the chance to be understood.

Logo style created for a hair style studio including a manuscript font a hummingbird as well as an implied orchid for the letter O.

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios required a company logo that projected an atmosphere of relaxation and connection for their new hair studio. I created a concept which did not go the obvious route of designing just a stylized orchid but alternatively designed a logo which suggested an orchid in the formation of a swirl featured into the letter O in the name and by placing emphasis on the concept along with the silhouette of a hummingbird floating above the logo itself. The obvious path in creating a logo is frequently the incorrect direction and in this case, the design ended up not being about the flower but instead laid the attention on the emotion that they wanted to project to their patrons.

Arabian steed logo layout developed for a steed ranch that concentrates on reproducing Arabian program equines.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo created a distinct brand design styled to symbolize the unique physical traits of the Arabian kind of equines. By having a distinctive head shape and higher tail posture, the Arabian is one of the most easily recognizable equine lineages in the whole world.

Las Coffee shop logo layout a tiny restaurant, design consists of a changed manuscript typeface which hovers above a team of ornate lines and also dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Coffee shop logo style a little restaurant, style contains a changed script font style which hovers above a group of ornate lines as well as dots.

Logo style for a software application designer the layout attributes and also legendary element of a bridge to the left of the name.

Smart Kernels | Logo Design

A kernel is the key component of an operating system (OS). Typically, the kernel is responsible for memory administration, process and task management, and drive managing. The kernel attaches the computer hardware to the application software. In other words a kernel is {essentially|quite literally a bridge that functions as a connection between the software program and 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 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 symbolism supporting a logo is just as important as how it serves the enterprise it represents.

Develop logo design developed for a Cedar Rapids interior designer, layout function a collection of red circles that intersect as well as change the letter O in the center of the logo design.

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design | Branding

Evolv Design is a Cedar Rapids interior design company and this logo design is representational of the work that an interior designer does in. An interior designer is somebody who plans, researches, coordinates, and oversees such tasks. Interior design is a multifaceted occupation that includes conceptual development, area planning, location evaluations, programming, investigation, interacting with the stakeholders of a project, building and construction management, and implementation of the design.

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

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This Cedar Rapids logo design assignment was completed for a management specialist that enables business leaders to become more effective at supervising people, expectations, and profitability.

A logo style including a fisherman in the center of the name casting a fly towards the audience.

On The Fly | Logo Design | Retail Branding

With brand names such as Cabelas and Bass Pros raking in over 7 billion a year retailing goods and equipment to outdoor sporting lovers the owners of On the Fly understood the market place was primed for an outdoor sporting merchant that functions as a consignment company. Whether you are into boating, angling or mountain climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly provides a venue for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all sorts of interests, a spot to sell their secondhand products to other sports enthusiasts. I created their Cedar Rapids logo dsign along with an illustration which grabs the interest of vehicles and projects an image that arouses the passion of the outdoors. With traffic that averages 45 miles per hour I realized it would take more than the average logo/sign to get commuters to take notice, hence the graphic of a fly fisherman in his natural and serene habitat.
Logo layout MQ farms, this logo style has actually an area integrated right into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms logo idea wasn’t actually composed for an Cedar Rapids area farm it was actually devised for a products broker, and this particular logo design was one of several that fell underneath the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The goal was actually to design a graphic that projected assurance, effectiveness, and affluence.
Logo created for the use of an indicator for the restaurant (Brewgrrs), it is a luxuriant manuscript font that is reminiscent of a popular sporting activities team logo design.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I have designed loads of restaurant custom logo designs and establishment signs for restaurants, diners, sports bars, night clubs, dining establishments|eateries} all over the USA, 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 where I worked closely with the proprietor to produce a logo design which worked very 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 above their doors, and was highly visible and very legible from over a block away.