Clive Logo Design

Each and every new Clive company understands that they need a logo, but few entrepreneurs fully comprehend the vital role their business logo will take in their success, or why one business logo functions far better than another. A company logo has an instant and sustaining impact on the success of a company, go with the right one and it can make the door swing and cash register ring, select the wrong one and it can be an obstacle and a hindrance for the life of a business. The logos featured in the ImageCo portfolio help Clive companies succeed, they are effective in any given scenario and the reason they are so effective is that they all have these 5 things in common.
  1. Simplicity: simple logos don’t demand contemplation, they can be understood in merely a glance.
  2. Scalability: from business cards to billboards a scalable logo design will remain legible and equally emotive at virtually any dimension.
  3. Versatility: logos that work 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 represent.
  5. Relevance: a company logo should be ageless and should feel relevant today, tomorrow, and 20 years from today.

Retro logo design of a bicycle produced for a Clive coffee cafe and a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This start-up coffee roaster and bistro were opening in an old section of the city and wished to project a vintage vibe without coming across as stodgy or low energy. I achieved each of the jobs by means of creating a symbol concept that incorporates a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is antiquated, higher energy, and is a ageless business image.

medical logo design with a microscope slide and also bacteria designed for Clive clinical clinic.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the science that investigates the root causes and consequences of diseases, mainly the branch of healthcare which deals with the laboratory examination of specimens of body tissue for diagnostic or forensic objectives.

The Mid-Valley Pathology logo I came up with is really the sole instance I call to mind where I was able to integrate a bacteria-laden microscope slide within a business logo design.

Typically I attempt not to be overly literal with a concept and to a point, this design approaches the company it serves quite literally, yet it does it in a way that incorporates 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 enhancer to the brand that helps make it more intriguing, more interest grabbing and a lot more unforgettable.

logo layout with a leaping green frog made for a household enjoyable facility in Clive.

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 kinds of jobs which come my way, I’ve done dozens of logo designs for surgeons, dental professionals, and legal professionals but Cool Springz is without question the one and only trampoline park that I have ever had the privilege to work on.

Given that the name of the company features the word springz in its name the clear choice would have been to integrate a couple of springs into the design but Cool Springz is a fun location to go and spring doesn’t actually reflect 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, ultimately I landed on a green tree frog and a dimensional treatment of the name itself to give the logo a better dynamic high energy feel.

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 believe this is the only time that a logo I did 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 hill, a trail, a stream, and also a tree - created for Clive traveling 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 fairly niche field of photography and I think it is a niche field due to the fact that travel photographers don’t capture locations or things but rather convey emotional experiences through the photos they record. The thought behind this logo design was to utilize negative space to reveal more than what was visible upon initial view, which I think is representative of almost all good photographers in that they frequently convey whole 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 frequently have an emotional resonance which can’t be communicated with mere words. I tried to do something the same to this logo design by using 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 goal was to both brand this photographer with a memorable  Clive logo but also to reveal the depth of her art and in the way that she views the world through the lens of her camera.

 Clive logo style with a seagull used for the letter A. Designed for a wireless retail organisation.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The bulk of business logo design jobs that I take on I honestly relish and the Coastal Wireless design was one that I really felt good about, but the client didn’t quite share my excitement for it. I felt really good about the concept of using the seagull form as a stroke in the character A however my customer, even though he liked the concept, didn’t care for my choice of birds. This guy really disliked seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, thankfully the rest of his friends and family did not share his contempt for this specific breed of sea bird.

When I turn a design over to a customer I urge all of them to discuss it with friends and colleagues and family members as well as with other people that they don’t actually know so as to get unprejudiced opinions on the merit of a design concept. Fortunately, he discussed it with his whole family and they loved the design 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 proceeded with the original design.

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 logo realize how crucial a logo design is for their company so they are much more invested in the end result. Every logo design job has it’s share of difficulties, however the most significant challenge is finding that sweet spot in a design that operates really well at the job 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, design for Clive publication author

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a slender piece of real estate to work with, yet it is the most vital part of a printed book because it is ordinarily the very first thing a person sees in the bookstore. With respect to a publisher, it’s the opportunity that they will likely ever have to advertise their brand and get their logo design in front of the individuals that buy actual books.

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

Air LA logo design designed for an airline in Los Angeles, the logo design has 2 letter A's with the bars customized to imply they are wings.

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines come and go however it looks like that in many occurrences one of the things folks often tend to remember the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a young startup commuter/shuttle air service located in LA and while I’m not certain it really “took off” their custom logo didn’t ground them. The bookend A’s in their name lent itself well to affording a feeling of flight and it was certainly a victory.

 Clive logo design utilized for marketing and a label design for Vintage Case features an archaic typeface layout.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case specialized in all new cases for music instruments, that looked to be antique cases. For this brand concept I tried to come up with a logo that possessed a fluid old-fashioned feel to it and could easily be utilized for everything from a web page to a label on brand new cases that seemed like they were from a different generation.

Logo created for an orthodontist in Clive, layout consist of an arc with lines converging with it to indicate steel dental braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dental care logos can easily be one of the most challenging and difficult logo design projects due to the fact that it appears that each and every dental professional involves a smile, a tooth, a smiling tooth, or a toothy smile in their design. Dentistry logo designs are one of the very most cliche ridden careers when it comes to business advertising, if dining establishments approached their branding in the very same way dental offices do every one of their logos would definitely be a picture trying to explain anything they served, McDonalds would probably have a picture of a potato and a cow.

I understand the thinking behind incorporating a likeness 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 dental care profession.

I really love doing dentist logos simply 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 subsequently I created a layout that does not have a single smile or a tooth in it, but even though they aren’t obvious, they are still suggested in the design. When I turned this concept over to the customer the only smile that was apparent was really the smile on Dr. Kujak’s face.

William McNally logo design designed for a family not-for-profit, the logo features 4 characters staggered in height 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 brand identity design that would be illustrative of the love that William McNally had for the people in his community. Most logos with the name “family” in them tend to contain pictures of a happy family, a cliche heavy technique to any logo design is to be overly literal pertaining to what the name says or the industry it represents. I’ve found that the best concepts are the ones that are downplayed 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 that conveyed that they were about families without being overtly cheesy about it. The aim of a logo is to be remembered and recognized and if the designer attempts to use the logo to explain specifically how individuals ought to think or feel they don’t understand the goal of a logo. If viewers have to think about a logo design to understand what it means, it has been in vain, a logo needs to be instantly understood and a logo design that describes itself will never have the chance to be comprehended.

Logo design produced for a hair design studio including a script font a hummingbird and also an implied orchid for the letter O.

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios required a logo design which conveyed a spirit of relaxation and elegance for their new hair salon. I created a concept which did not go the obvious direction of making just a stylized orchid but alternatively crafted a company logo that implied an orchid in the formation of a swirl blended in to the letter O in the title and by placing attention on the logo design with the figure of a hummingbird hovering over the image itself. The obvious path in creating a logo is more often than not the wrong course and in this case, the design ended up not being about the flower but instead placed the emphasis on the perception that they wanted to transmit to their patrons.

Arabian steed logo style developed for a horse ranch that concentrates on reproducing Arabian show horses.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo created a distinct company logo concept tailored to symbolize the unique physical traits of the Arabian pedigree of equines. With an identifiable head shape and very high tail carriage, the Arabian is one of the most immediately identifiable equine lineages in the world.

Las Cafe logo style a tiny restaurant, layout consists of a changed manuscript typeface which hovers over a team of ornate lines and dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Coffee shop logo layout a small dining establishment, design contains a modified script font style which floats over a team of ornate lines and also dots.

Logo design for a software program designer the design features and iconic component 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 management, process and task control, and drive operations. The kernel unites the computer hardware to the application software. In other words a kernel is {essentially|quite literally a bridge that behaves as a bridge between the software and computer hardware.

The logo design I came up with for Smart Kernels was based on an actual bridge that is located a number of miles from the business offices of Smart kernels. It’s a logo design that doesn’t attempt to spell out anything to anyone pertaining to what business they are in or how it relates to their specific location. However it intimated something to the owner of the business and in many cases the symbolism behind a company logo is equally as important as how it serves the organization it represents.

Progress logo design produced for a Clive interior designer, style function a collection of red circles that intersect and also change the letter O in the middle of the logo design.

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design | Branding

Evolv Design is a Clive interior design company and this logo design is representational of the work that an interior designer does in. An interior designer is someone who plans, researches, coordinates, and manages such tasks. Interior design is a multifaceted profession that includes conceptual development, space planning, location examinations, programming, research study, corresponding with the stakeholders of a project, construction supervision, and implementation of the design.

logo style done for Advanced Management Solutions, the personalities for letter V and also A in center of words advanced have actually been customized to connect straight right into the words listed below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This particular Clive logo design job was carried out for a leadership specialist that assists business professionals to become more successful at managing people, expectations, and profitability.

A logo layout 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 like Cabelas and Bass Pros raking in more than 7 billion a year selling supplies and equipment to outdoor sporting fans the owners of On the Fly knew the market was primed for an outdoor sporting merchant that operates as a consignment company. Whether or not you are into boating, fishing or rock climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly presents a destination for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all types of interests, a spot to sell off their pre-owned items to other sports enthusiasts. I created their Clive business logo dsign along with an illustration that garners the attention of vehicles and sends an image that evokes the passion of the outdoors. With traffic that averages forty five miles per hour I knew it would take more than the typical logo/sign to get travelers to take notice, hence the graphic of a fly fisherman in his natural and serene habitat.
Logo layout MQ farms, this logo style has a field incorporated into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms logo design wasn’t actually developed for an Clive area farm it was actually designed for an investments broker, and this company logo was one of multiple which fell underneath the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The goal was actually to create an identity that projects trust, success, and prosperity.
Logo created for using an indicator for the dining establishment (Brewgrrs), it is an elaborate script font style that is reminiscent of a famous sports team logo.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I have designed dozens of restaurant custom logo designs and establishment signs for restaurants, diners, sports bars, night clubs, dining establishments|eateries} all over the US, from cupcake pastry shops to pizza parlors and oyster bars, out of all of them I think Brewgrrs was my absolute favorite. Brewgrrs was a great undertaking in which I worked directly with the business owner to design a business logo which worked really well and did a great job to brand them, it functioned on everything on everything from coasters, and tap handles all the way to the lighted sign which hung above their doors, and was highly visible and very easy to read from over a block away.