Junction City, Kansas Logo Design

Every new Junction City business knows they are in need of a logo, but few entrepreneurs fully grasp the crucial role their company logo can play in their success, or the reason that one business logo performs better than another. A business logo has a critical and sustaining effect on the viability of a business, select the correct one and it can make the door swing and phone ring, choose the wrong one and it will be an obstacle and an impediment for the life of an organization.

The logos presented in the ImageCo portfolio help Junction City, Kansas businesses prosper, they are effective in any given scenario and the reason why they are so effective is that they all have these five traits in common.

  1. Simplicity: simple logo designs don’t demand deliberation, they can be grasped in merely a glimpse.
  2. Scalability: from business cards to movie screens a scalable logo design will remain legible and equally emotive at every dimension.
  3. Versatility: logos which work on any device, in print, on product 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 represent.
  5. Relevance: a business logo should be enduring and will feel as relevant today, tomorrow, and twenty five years from now.
Retro logo style of a bicycle produced for a Junction City, Kansas coffee cafe and also a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This budding coffee roaster and coffee bar were launching in an old section of the community and wished to visualize a nostalgic feel without appearing as monotonous or low energy. I accomplished each of the tasks via designing a custom logo concept that uses a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is antiquated, higher energy, and is a enduring business image.

medical logo style with a microscopic lense slide and germs designed for Junction City, Kansas clinical facility.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the science which studies the root causes and effects of diseases, mainly the branch of healthcare which works with the clinical examination of samples of body cellular material for diagnostic or forensic purposes.

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

Generally I try not to be extremely literal with a design and to a degree, this specific design approaches the company it represents quite 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 illustration 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 even more meaningful.

logo layout with a jumping eco-friendly frog designed for a family fun center in Junction City, Kansas.

Cool Springz | Logo Design | Retail Branding

The Cool Springz Trampoline Park was a really fun project to work on, probably because a trampoline park is all about fun. It’s also a project that is way out of the norm of the sorts of projects that come my way, I’ve done dozens of logo designs for doctors, dental professionals, and lawyers but Cool Springz is without question the only trampoline park that I have actually ever gotten 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 feature a couple springs into the design but Cool Springz is a fun destination to go and spring doesn’t actually resonate an atmosphere 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 much more dynamic high energy atmosphere.

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 believe this is the only time that a logo I designed was made into a mascot when they had a staff member costume fabricated to look just like my frog design.

photography logo including a flock of birds, a hill, a path, a stream, and a tree - designed for Junction City, Kansas traveling 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 field due to the fact that travel photographers tend not to shoot locations or things but instead project emotional experiences through the images they capture. The thought behind this logo concept was to utilize negative space to project more than what was visible upon first view, which I think is quintessential of almost all professional photographers in that they frequently convey 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 frequently have an emotional resonance which can’t be revealed with just words. I attempted to do something very similar to this logo 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 conveyed through the first impression. I think, in looking back, that my goal was to both brand this photographer with a memorable  Junction City logo but also to illustrate the depth of her art and in the way that she sees the world through the lens of her camera.

 Junction City logo design with a seagull used for the letter A. Designed for a wireless retail business.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The majority of custom logo design projects that I take on I genuinely take pleasure in and the Coastal Wireless assignment was one that I certainly felt good about, however the client 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 character A however my customer, while he loved the concept, didn’t care for my choice of birds. This man truly loathed seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, fortunately the rest of his family did not share his contempt for this particular variety of sea bird.

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

Logo designs are a weird creature in the design world because the people that tend to hire a professional to create their business logo realize how crucial a logo design is for their organization so they are much more vested in the outcome. Every logo job has it’s allotment of difficulties, however the greatest challenge is identifying that sweet spot in a design that operates really well at the task it’s required to do in branding a business and also providing the customer the identity they see for themselves.

a red panda logo layout with bamboo behind-the-scenes, design for Junction City, Kansas book publisher

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a narrow segment of real estate to work with, however it really is the most vital part of a published book considering that it is ordinarily the initial thing a person views in the book shop. For a publisher, it’s the best opportunity they will ever have to promote their product and get their logo design in front of the people that purchase actual books.

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

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

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines arrive and go yet it looks like that in many instances one of the things individuals often tend to recollect the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a young start-up commuter/shuttle airline based in LA and although 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 flight and it was definitely a winner.

 Junction City logo layout used for marketing and a label style for Vintage Case features an old font style.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case specialized in new cases for music instruments, that looked to be older cases. For this logo concept I tried to come up with a logo that offered a fluid old-fashioned feel to it and could be utilized for every thing from a web page to an insignia on brand new cases that seemed like they were from a different era.

Logo design created for an orthodontist in Junction City, Kansas, style consist of an arc with lines intersecting via 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 projects because it seems that every dentist includes a smile, a tooth, a smiling tooth, or a toothy smile in their design. Dentistry logos are one of the most cliche ridden careers when it comes to company marketing, if restaurants approached their branding in the same way dental offices do every one of their logo designs would definitely be a picture explaining something they served, McDonalds would probably contain a picture of a potato and a cow.

I recognize the thinking behind adding a likeness of something mouth associated to a dentist’s 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 actually love doing dental care logos because it challenges me to come up with a design that implies dentistry or a certain field of dental treatment like orthodontics without resorting to the stereotypical solution that so many dentists settle on.

Kujak Orthodontics offered such an opportunity and subsequently 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 suggested in the concept. When I turned this design over to the customer the only smile that was apparent was actually the smile on Dr. Kujak’s face.

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

William McNally | Logo Design | Branding

The William McNally Family Foundation asked ImageCo to help them come up with a logo design that would be depictive of the devotion that William McNally had for the families in his community. The majority of logos with the name “family” in them tend to contain depictions of a happy family, a cliche heavy method to any logo design is to be overly 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 downplayed and never hit the viewer on the head with what the business or institution wants to convey.

The McNally Foundation’s name offered a unique opportunity to do a logo design that communicated that they were about families without being overtly corny about it. The goal of a logo design is to be remembered and recognized and if the designer tries to use the logo design to explain how people should think or feel they don’t understand the objective of a logo. If you have to ponder a logo to understand what it means, it has failed, a logo needs to be immediately understood and a logo design that describes itself will never have the opportunity to be comprehended.

Logo design created for a hair design studio featuring a manuscript font a hummingbird and also an indicated orchid for the letter O.

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios desired a logo which conveyed a feeling of peace and elegance for their new hair studio. I created a design which did not go the obvious direction of designing just a stylized orchid but alternatively delivered a logo that suggested an orchid in the formation of a swirl featured in to the letter O in the name and by placing attention on the concept with the silhouette of a hummingbird hovering above the image itself. The obvious path in designing a company logo is frequently the wrong course and in this case, the design ended up not being about the flower but alternately placed the attention on the feeling that they really wanted to project to their clients.

Arabian horse logo style created for a horse ranch that specializes in reproducing Arabian program steeds.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo developed a one-of-a-kind creative logo design tailored to illustrate the unique physical traits of the Arabian pedigree of equines. With an unique head form and high tail carriage, the Arabian is one of the very most easily identifiable horse types in the whole world.

Las Cafe logo layout a tiny restaurant, layout includes a changed manuscript font style which floats above a team of elaborate lines and also dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Coffee shop logo layout a tiny dining establishment, layout includes a modified script font which hovers over a group of elaborate lines and also dots.

Logo style for a software program programmer the layout features as well as renowned aspect of a bridge to the left of the name.

Smart Kernels | Logo Design

A kernel is the principal component of an operating system (OS). Traditionally, the kernel is responsible for memory administration, process and task control, and disk managing. The kernel links the system hardware to the application software. In other words a kernel is {essentially|quite literally a bridge that serves 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 situated a few miles from the offices of Smart kernels. It’s a logo design that doesn’t attempt to spell out anything to anyone regarding what business they are in or how it relates to their specific location. Nevertheless it intimated something to the business owner of the company and in quite a few cases the meaning supporting a business logo is just as important as how it brands the enterprise it represents.

Evolve logo design produced for a Junction City, Kansas indoor developer, layout feature 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 Junction City, Kansas 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, investigates, coordinates, and oversees such ventures. Interior design is a diverse profession that consists of conceptual development, area planning, site examinations, programming, research, interacting 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 A in center of the word progressed have been changed to tie straight right into words below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This particular Junction City, Kansas logo design assignment was completed for a management consultant that enables business professionals to develop into more effective at handling people, expectations, and productivity.
A logo design featuring a fisherman in the center of the name casting a fly towards the audience.

On The Fly | Logo Design | Retail Branding

With brand names like Cabelas and Bass Pros raking in over 7 billion a year selling goods and equipment to outdoor sporting fans the founders of On the Fly realized the market place was prepared for an outdoor sporting merchant that functions as a consignment company. Whether you are into boating, fishing or rock climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly provides a venue for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all sorts of interests, a location to sell off their used equipment to other sports enthusiasts. I designed their Junction City business logo dsign using an image that garners the attention of vehicles and projects an image that wakens the passion 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 graphic of a fly fisherman in his natural and peaceful habitat.
Logo style MQ farms, this logo style has actually an area incorporated into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms brand design wasn’t actually composed for an Junction City, Kansas area farm it was in reality devised for a commodities broker, and this trademark was one of a handful of which fell underneath the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The objective was to generate a brand mark that projected self-assurance, success, and prosperity.

 Junction City Logo design for a nonprofit, Turning Factor Solutions - the logo style attribute for outwardly dealing with arrowhead and the arrowheads imply that it is a ruby shape.

Turning Point Foundation | Logo Design

The Turning Point Foundation was totally open to what type of logo design that they desired, that can be a good thing or a bad thing. Good in that it offers a designer the flexibility to investigate any idea that comes to mind, bad in that it’s challenging to hit a bullseye without understanding where the target is. Fortunately, in this case, I struck a bullseye with the very first try.

Logo designed for making use of an indication for the restaurant (Brewgrrs), it is an elaborate manuscript font style that is evocative a famous sports group logo design.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I have crafted dozens of restaurant business logos and establishment signs for restaurants, diners, sports bars, night clubs, dining establishments, and eateries all over the United States, from cupcake pastry shops to pizza parlors and oyster bars, out of all of them I think Brewgrrs was my favorite. Brewgrrs was a neat undertaking where I worked closely with the proprietor to produce a logo design 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 illuminated signage which hung over their doors, and was highly visible and very easy to read from over a block away.