Manhattan, Kansas Logo Design

Virtually every new Manhattan business knows they are in need of a logo, but few new business owners fully comprehend the vital role their logo design can play in their success, or the reason that one business logo performs far better than another. A company logo has a critical and lasting effect on the viability of a company, go with the right one and it will make the door swing and cash register ring, go with the wrong one and it will be an obstacle and an impediment for the life of a company.

The logos featured in the ImageCo portfolio help Manhattan, Kansas companies prosper, they are effective in any given scenario and the main reason they are so effective is because they all have these five traits in common.

  1. Simplicity: simple logos do not demand contemplation, they can be grasped in just a look.
  2. Scalability: from business cards to signboards a scalable logo design will be legible and just as emotive at any size.
  3. Versatility: logos which operate on any device, in print, on product packaging, on a mobile phone, or on a ball cap.
  4. Suitability: they are appropriate, they are personal, and they are suitable for the enterprise they represent.
  5. Relevance: a logo design must be ageless and will feel as relevant today, tomorrow, and forty years from today.
Retro logo layout of a bike created for a Manhattan, Kansas coffee cafe as well as a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This start-up coffee roaster and coffeehouse were launching in an older part of the town and hoped to cast a nostalgic tone without coming across as monotonous or low energy. I achieved both tasks via creating a business logo design that contains a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is old-fashioned, high energy, and is a enduring business image.

clinical logo design with a microscope slide and bacteria designed for Manhattan, Kansas clinical center.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the science which examines the root causes and consequences of diseases, especially the field of healthcare that works with the laboratory examination of samples of body tissue for diagnostic or forensic reasons.

The Mid-Valley Pathology custom logo design I came up with is the only instance I call to mind where I was in a position to integrate a bacteria-laden microscope slide within a logo design.

Normally I try not to be overly literal with a design and to a degree, this specific design approaches the company it represents fairly literally, yet it does it in a fashion 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 name that makes it more captivating, more attention grabbing and even more memorable.

logo style with a leaping environment-friendly frog made for a family fun facility in Manhattan, Kansas.

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 additionally a project that is way out of the usual of the types of jobs that come my way, I’ve done dozens of logo designs for medical professionals, dentists, and lawyers 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 full 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 concept but Cool Springz is a fun place to go and spring does not actually reflect 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, eventually I landed on a green tree frog and a dimensional treatment of the name itself to give the logo a much more enthusiastic high energy impression.

In the end, Cool Springz ended up loving my design and named the frog Jax and incorporated him in to everything they used for advertising. I also believe this is the only time that a logo I came up with was transformed into a mascot when they had an employee costume fashioned to look just like my frog design.

digital photography logo including a group of birds, a hill, a path, a stream, and also a tree - made for Manhattan, Kansas traveling digital 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 rather specialized field of photography and I think it is a niche field because travel photographers don’t capture locations or things but rather reveal emotional journeys through the pictures they capture. The idea behind this logo design was to utilize negative space to communicate more than what was visible upon first view, which I think is quintessential of almost all professional photographers in that they oftentimes convey entire stories through their photography.

It’s said that a picture is worth a thousand words but I think that some photographs convey a great deal more than that because their photos frequently have an emotional fullness that can’t be revealed with mere words. I attempted to do something the same to this logo design by utilizing 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 communicated through the first impression. I think, in looking back, that my objective was to both brand this photographer with a memorable  Manhattan logo design but also to illustrate the depth in her art and in the way that she sees the world through the lens of her camera.

 Manhattan logo style with a seagull made use of for the letter A. Designed for a cordless retail service.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The majority of business logo design projects that I take on I seriously savor and the Coastal Wireless assignment was one that I really felt good about, however the client 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 client, even though he liked the concept, didn’t care for my choice of birds. This particular guy genuinely disliked seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, fortunately the rest of his friends and family did not share his scorn for this specific type of sea bird.

When I turn a design over to a client I encourage all of them to talk about it with friends and colleagues and family as well as with people that they don’t even know so as to get neutral assessments on the value of a design. Fortunately, he discussed it with his family and they 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 include every other seabird he could think of … ultimately I was able to talk him out of his choice of a pelican and he proceeded with the original concept.

Logo designs are a weird creature in the design world because the people that have a tendency to hire an expert to create their logo design comprehend how essential a logo design is for their business so they are much more invested in the final result. Every logo project possesses it’s share of hurdles, but the largest challenge is identifying that sweet spot in a design that operates really well at the job it’s required to do in branding a business and also giving the client the identity they see for themselves.

a red panda logo design with bamboo in the background, layout for Manhattan, Kansas publication author

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a thin segment of real estate to work with, nevertheless it really is the most essential part of a printed book since it is in most cases the first thing a person sees in the book shop. Regarding a publishing company, it’s the opportunity they will ever get to spotlight their label and get their logo design in front of the men and women that buy actual books.

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

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

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines arrive and go however it seems that in many instances one of the aspects people usually tend to recollect the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a smaller new venture commuter/shuttle airline located in LA and although I’m not certain it really “took off” their logo design didn’t ground them. The bookend A’s in their brand lent itself well to imparting a spirit of flight and it was undoubtedly a victory.

 Manhattan logo layout used for advertising and a label style for Vintage Situation features an old-fashioned font style style.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case specialized in all new cases for music instruments, which seemed to be much older cases. For this logo concept I strove to come up with a logo that provided a fluid old style feel to it and could be utilized for everything from a web site to a label on brand new cases that seemed like they were from another generation.

Logo design produced for an orthodontist in Manhattan, Kansas, layout include an arc with lines converging via it to suggest metal dental braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dentistry logos can easily be one of the most challenging logo design projects considering that it appears that virtually every dentist involves a smile, a tooth, a smiling tooth, or a toothy smile in their design. Dental logo designs are one of the very most cliche ridden professions when it comes to business advertising, if restaurants approached their branding in the very same way dental professionals do every one of their logos would be a picture explaining anything they served, McDonalds would probably have a picture of a potato and a cow.

I understand the thinking behind adding a likeness of something mouth related to a dentist’s company logo 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 industry.

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

Kujak Orthodontics offered such an opportunity and inevitably 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 customer the only smile that was obvious was the smile on Dr. Kujak’s face.

William McNally logo made for a family members nonprofit, the logo includes 4 personalities staggered in height to stand for a family with in the style.

William McNally | Logo Design | Branding

The William McNally Family Foundation contacted ImageCo to help them come up with a logo that would be illustrative of the love that William McNally had for the families in his city. Most logos with the name “family” in them tend to contain images of a happy family, a cliche heavy approach to any logo design is to be overly literal with regards to what the name says or the industry it represents. I’ve found 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 wishes to convey.

The McNally Foundation’s name offered a unique opportunity to do a custom logo design which conveyed that they were about families without being openly tacky about it. The aim of a logo design is to be remembered and recognized and if the designer makes an effort to use the logo to explain how people should think or feel they don’t understand the purpose of a logo. If you have to consider a logo to understand what it means, it has fallen short, a logo needs to be instantly understood and a logo design that describes itself will never have the likelihood to be understood.

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

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios needed a logo that communicated a sense of relaxation and elegance for their new hair studio. I came up with a design that did not go the obvious course of crafting merely a stylized orchid but alternatively designed a logo that implied an orchid in the pattern of a swirl featured in to the letter O in the name and by putting attention on the logo design along with the silhouette of a hummingbird hovering above the image itself. The obvious path in designing a business logo is usually the wrong route and in this case, the design ended up not being about the orchid but alternately placed the attention on the emotion that they wanted to transmit to their clients.

Arabian steed logo layout produced for an equine ranch that specializes in breeding Arabian show equines.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo developed a one-of-a-kind brand concept tailored to embody the unique physical traits of the Arabian breed of equines. By having a different head form and higher tail carriage, the Arabian is one of the very most quite easily recognizable equine types in the world.

Las Coffee shop logo style a small dining establishment, design contains a customized script font which hovers above a group of luxuriant lines and dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Cafe logo style a small restaurant, design consists of a changed script typeface which hovers above a team of ornate lines and dots.

Logo design for a software application designer the layout features and also famous 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 control, and disk management. The kernel connects the computer hardware to the application software. In other words a kernel is {essentially|quite literally a bridge that acts as a bridge in between the software program and computer hardware.

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

Progress logo layout produced for a Manhattan, Kansas interior designer, layout feature a series of red circles that converge and replace the letter O in the center of the logo design.

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design | Branding

Evolv Design is a Manhattan, Kansas interior design company and this logo design is representational of the work that an interior designer does in. An interior designer is a professional who plans, researches, collaborates, and manages such projects. Interior design is a diverse occupation that involves conceptual development, area planning, location evaluations, programming, research study, corresponding with the stakeholders of a project, building and construction supervision, and implementation of the design.

logo design provided for Advanced Management Solutions, the characters for letter V and also A in middle of words advanced have actually been modified to connect straight right into the words listed below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This particular Manhattan, Kansas logo design job was carried out for a management specialist that aids business leaders to become more successful at supervising people, expectations, and profitability.
A logo layout including a fisherman in the middle of the name casting a fly towards the viewer.

On The Fly | Logo Design | Retail Branding

With companies like Cabelas and Bass Pros raking in more than 7 billion a year retailing supplies and equipment to outdoor sporting lovers the founders of On the Fly recognized the market was ready for an outdoor sporting retailer that functions as a consignment business. Whether or not you are into boating, angling or mountain climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly presents a place for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all kinds of interests, a place to market their secondhand items to other sports enthusiasts. I designed their Manhattan logo dsign utilizing a graphic that pulls in the interest of vehicles and projects an image that evokes the enthusiasm of the outdoors. With traffic that averages forty five mph I knew it would take more than the typical logo/sign to get travelers to take notice, hence the picture of a fly fisherman in his natural and peaceful habitat.
Logo design MQ farms, this logo design has a field included right into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms company logo idea wasn’t really developed for an Manhattan, Kansas regional farm it was really created for a products broker, and this particular brand was one of several that fell under the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The aim was to design an identity that projected esteem, financial success, and wealth.

 Manhattan Logo design for a not-for-profit, Transforming Factor Solutions - the logo style attribute for outwardly dealing with arrowhead as well as the arrowheads imply that it is a diamond form.

Turning Point Foundation | Logo Design

The Turning Point Foundation was entirely open to what type of logo design that they wanted, this can be a good thing or a bad thing. Good in that it gives a designer the opportunity to explore any concept that comes to mind, bad in that it’s challenging to hit a bullseye in the absence of recognizing where the target is. Thankfully, in this instance, I struck a bullseye with the first go.

Logo created for making use of an indication for the restaurant (Brewgrrs), it is a luxuriant script font style that is reminiscent of a renowned sports group logo design.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I’ve crafted dozens of restaurant logos and business signs for restaurants, diners, sports bars, night clubs, dining establishments, and eateries all over the US, from cupcake bakeshops to pizza parlors and oyster bars, out of all of them I believe Brewgrrs was my absolute favorite. Brewgrrs was a cool project in which I worked closely with the owner to produce a business 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 illuminated sign which hung over their doors, and was highly visible and very easy to read from over a block away.