Fort Dodge Logo Design

Each and every new Fort Dodge company knows they need a logo, but few entrepreneurs fully recognize the vital role their logo design can perform in their becoming successful, or the reason that one logo performs better than another. A logo has a critical and sustaining influence on the success of a company, go with the right one and it can make the door swing and phone ring, choose the wrong one and it will be a barrier and a hindrance for the life of a business. The logos included in the ImageCo portfolio help Fort Dodge companies prosper, they are effective in any given circumstance and the reason they are so effective is that they all have these five things in common.
  1. Simplicity: simple logos do not demand deliberation, they can be comprehended in just a look.
  2. Scalability: from business cards to posters a scalable logo design will remain legible and just as emotive at every dimension.
  3. Versatility: logos that function 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 business logo needs to be enduring and will feel relevant today, tomorrow, and twenty five years from now.

Retro logo design of a bike created for a Fort Dodge coffee cafe and a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This start-up coffee roaster and coffee shop were actually opening up in an older section of the city and really wanted to project a retro vibe without coming across as monotonous or low energy. I achieved each of the tasks via designing a custom logo concept 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 design with a microscopic lense slide and also germs developed for Fort Dodge medical facility.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the science that investigates the triggers and outcomes of diseases, especially the field of medicine that deals with the laboratory examination of samplings of human body tissue for diagnostic or forensic purposes.

The Mid-Valley Pathology brand I came up with is the sole instance I recollect where I was able to incorporate a bacteria-laden microscope slide into a business logo design.

Generally I attempt not to be excessively literal with a concept and to a degree, this specific design approaches the company it serves very literally, but it does it in a way 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 enhancer to the brand that makes it more appealing, more attention grabbing and more memorable.

logo design with a leaping environment-friendly frog developed for a household fun center in Fort Dodge.

Cool Springz | Logo Design | Retail Branding

The Cool Springz Trampoline Park was a really 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 jobs which come my way, I’ve produced dozens of logo designs for surgeons, dental experts, and legal professionals but Cool Springz is without question the one and only trampoline park which I have ever had the privilege to work on.

Given that the name of the business has the word springz in its name the clear 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 resonate an environment of fun does it. My thought process on this 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 mood.

In the end, Cool Springz ended up loving my design and named the frog Jax and incorporated him in to everything they utilized for promotion and marketing. I also think this is the only time that a logo I designed was made into a mascot when they had an employee costume fabricated to look just like my frog design.

digital photography logo featuring a group of birds, a hill, a trail, a stream, and also a tree - developed for Fort Dodge traveling professional photographer.

Travel Don’t Wander | Logo Design | Website Design

Travel Don’t Wander was a 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 speciality due to the fact that travel photographers don’t shoot locations or things but rather project emotional journeys through the images they capture. The idea behind this logo composition was to utilize negative space to project more than what was visible upon first glance, which I think is representative of almost all professional photographers in that they often 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 frequently have an emotional resonance that can’t be conveyed 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 voice 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  Fort Dodge logo but also to illustrate the depth in her work and in the way that she sees the world through the lens of her camera.

 Fort Dodge logo design with a seagull utilized for the letter A. Designed for a wireless retail company.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The lion’s share of business logo design projects that I take on I really relish and the Coastal Wireless design was one that I really felt good about, however the customer didn’t quite share my excitement for it. I felt really good about the concept of using the seagull silhouette as a stroke in the letter A but my customer, while he loved the concept, really did not care for my choice of birds. This particular guy genuinely loathed seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, thankfully the rest of his family members didn’t share his contempt for this specific kind of sea bird.

When I turn a concept over to a client I encourage them to discuss it with colleagues and family members as well as with individuals that they don’t actually know so as to get unprejudiced point of views on the merit of a concept. Fortunately, he shared it with his family and they really 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 preference of a pelican and he proceeded with the original design.

Logo designs are a weird creature in the design world because the people that tend to hire an expert to design their business logo comprehend how crucial a logo is for their organization so they are much more vested in the outcome. Every logo design project possesses it’s allotment of obstacles, however the biggest challenge is identifying that sweet spot in a design that works really well at the job it’s needed to do in branding a business and also providing the client the identity they see for themselves.

a red panda logo design with bamboo in the background, layout for Fort Dodge publication author

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a cramped piece of real estate to work with, but it really is the most crucial part of a published book due to the fact that it is often the very first thing a person sees in the book shop. For a publishing company, it’s the optimal opportunity they will ever have to spotlight their label and get their logo design in front of the men and women that purchase actual books.

This 3 color design is vivid, colorful and eye-catching and it leaves plenty of territory for the title and the author’s name.

Air LA logo design created for an airline in Los Angeles, the logo has two letter A's with benches customized to indicate they are wings.

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines come and go however it looks like that in many instances 1 of the items people usually tend to recall the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a young fledgling commuter/shuttle airline situated in LA and while I’m not certain it actually “took off” their organization logo didn’t ground them. The bookend A’s in their name lent itself well to conferring a sense of air travel and it was undoubtedly a success.

 Fort Dodge logo style used for advertising and marketing and also a label design for Vintage Case includes an antiquated font layout.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case focused in all new cases for musical instruments, which appeared to be much older cases. For this logo design I strove to come up with a logo that possessed a fluid retro feel to it and could easily be used for anything from a web site to a label on brand new cases that appeared like they were from another era.

Logo design developed for an orthodontist in Fort Dodge, style consist of an arc with lines converging with it to imply steel dental braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dental care business logos can easily be one of the most challenging and difficult logo jobs because it appears that almost every dental professional features a smile, a tooth, a smiling tooth, or a toothy smile in their design. Dental logos are one of the very most cliche ridden professions when it comes to small business marketing, if restaurants approached their advertising in the very same way dental professionals do every one of their company logos would definitely be a picture explaining anything they served, McDonalds would most likely include a picture of a potato and a cow.

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

I really love doing dental care business logos simply because it challenges me to come up with a design that implies dentistry or a certain area of dental treatment like orthodontics without resorting to the stereotypical course of action that so many dentists settle on.

Kujak Orthodontics provided such an opportunity and ultimately I created a concept that doesn’t 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 design over to the client the only smile that was evident was the smile on Dr. Kujak’s face.

William McNally logo created for a household not-for-profit, the logo design includes 4 personalities startled in height to represent a family unit 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 logo design that would be representative of the devotion 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 very literal with regards to what the name says or the industry it represents. I’ve discovered that the best concepts are the ones that are understated and never hit the viewer on the head with what the company or organization wants to convey.

The McNally Foundation’s name offered a distinct opportunity to do a custom logo design which communicated that they were about families without being openly tacky about it. The objective of a logo design is to be remembered and recognized and if the designer attempts to use the logo to explain precisely how people ought to think or feel they don’t understand the objective of a logo. If you have to consider a logo design to understand what it means, it has been in vain, a logo needs to be instantly understood and a logo that explains itself won’t have the likelihood to be comprehended.

Logo style developed for a hair style studio including a manuscript font a hummingbird and an implied orchid for the letter O.

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios wanted a logo design which communicated a spirit of tranquility and class for their new hair studio. I created a concept that did not go the obvious course of creating merely a stylized orchid but rather delivered a company logo that suggested an orchid in the formation of a swirl blended in to the letter O in the name and by placing attention on the logo design using the silhouette of a hummingbird floating above the logo design itself. The obvious path in designing a logo is usually the wrong direction and in this case, the design ended up not being about the flower but instead placed the attention on the feeling that they wanted to project to their patrons.

Arabian steed logo style produced for a steed ranch that concentrates on breeding Arabian show equines.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo designed a one-of-a-kind brand design fashioned to exemplify the unique physical traits of the Arabian kind of horses. By having an identifiable head form and high tail posture, the Arabian is one of the most easily recognizable horse lineages in the world.

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

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Cafe logo design a tiny restaurant, layout consists of a customized manuscript typeface which floats above a group of elaborate lines and dots.

Logo design for a software designer the style features and also renowned aspect of a bridge to the left of the name.

Smart Kernels | Logo Design

A kernel is the principal part of an operating system (OS). Typically, the kernel is responsible for memory management, process and task control, and drive operations. The kernel links the computer hardware to the application software. In other words a kernel is {essentially|quite literally a bridge that serves 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 couple of miles from the business offices of Smart kernels. It’s a logo design that doesn’t attempt to explain anything to anyone about what business they are in or how it relates to their specific location. Nevertheless it meant something to the business owner of the company and in quite a few cases the substance supporting a logo is just as important as how it serves the organization it stands for.

Develop logo style created for a Fort Dodge interior 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 Fort Dodge interior design company and this logo design is representational of the work that an interior designer does in. An interior designer is a person who plans, explores, collaborates, and manages such ventures. Interior design is a diverse occupation that includes conceptual development, area planning, site evaluations, programming, study, interacting with the stakeholders of a project, construction supervision, and implementation of the design.

logo design done for Advanced Management Solutions, the personalities for letter V and A in middle of words advanced have actually been changed to link straight into the words listed below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This particular Fort Dodge logo design assignment was done for a management guide that assists business leaders to become more efficient at supervising people, expectations, and profitability.

A logo design including an angler in the middle of the name casting a fly towards the customer.

On The Fly | Logo Design | Retail Branding

With brands 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 prepared for an outdoor sporting merchant that functions as a consignment firm. Whether or not you are into boating, fishing or mountain climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly provides a location for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all kinds of passions, a location to sell their used items to other sports enthusiasts. I designed their Fort Dodge logo dsign utilizing a graphic which seizes the attention of traffic and sends an image that evokes the passion of the outdoors. With visitor traffic that averages 45 miles per hour I knew it would take more than the typical logo/sign to get commuters to take notice, hence the image of a fly fisherman in his natural and peaceful habitat.
Logo layout MQ farms, this logo layout has a field integrated right into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms company logo idea wasn’t really composed for an Fort Dodge regional farm it was in reality developed for an investments broker, and this company was one of multiple that fell beneath the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The aim was to create a brand mark that projected trust, success, and luxury.
Logo design created for making use of an indicator for the dining establishment (Brewgrrs), it is an ornate manuscript font style that is evocative a renowned sports group logo design.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I’ve crafted loads of restaurant custom logo designs 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 project in which I worked closely with the proprietor to develop a logo 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 lighted sign that hung above their doors, and was highly visible and very easy to read from over a block away.