Manhattan, Kansas Logo Design

Nearly every new Manhattan business person knows they are in need of a logo, yet few entrepreneurs entirely grasp the essential role their logo design can play in their financial success, or why one logo design performs better than another. A company logo has an immediate and long-term impact on the growth of a company, select the correct one and it will make the door swing and phone ring, choose the incorrect one and it can be an obstacle and a hindrance for the life of a company.

The logos presented in the ImageCo portfolio help Manhattan, Kansas companies succeed, they are effective in any given circumstance and the main reason they are so effective is because they all have these 5 traits in common.

  1. Simplicity: simple logos don’t require deliberation, they can be grasped in merely a glance.
  2. Scalability: from business cards to signboards a scalable logo design will be legible and just as emotive at any size.
  3. Versatility: logos that function on any 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 business logo must be ageless and should feel as relevant today, tomorrow, and twenty years from today.

Retro logo style 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 fledgling coffee roaster and coffee shop were actually launching in an old part of the community and wanted to cast a vintage atmosphere without appearing as monotonous or low energy. I accomplished both jobs by means of designing a business logo design that uses 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 style with a microscopic lense slide and also germs designed for Manhattan, Kansas clinical clinic.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the scientific discipline which examines the triggers and outcomes of diseases, especially the field of healthcare which works with the clinical examination of samplings of body tissue for diagnostic or forensic purposes.

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

Typically I attempt not to be excessively literal with a design and to a point, this design approaches the company it represents very 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 attention grabbing and much more unforgettable.

logo layout with a leaping environment-friendly frog designed for a household enjoyable facility in Manhattan, Kansas.

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 norm of the sorts of projects that come my way, I’ve produced dozens of logo designs for health care providers, dentists, and attorneys but Cool Springz is without question the one and only trampoline park which I have actually ever gotten the privilege to work on.

Given that the title of the company features the word springz in its name the apparent choice would have been to incorporate a few springs into the concept but Cool Springz is a fun location to go and spring does not actually reflect an environment 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, eventually 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 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 advertising. I also think this is the only time that a logo I designed was turned into a mascot when they had an employee costume fashioned to look just like my frog design.

digital photography logo design featuring a group of birds, a hill, a path, a stream, and also a tree - designed for Manhattan, Kansas travel digital photographer.

Travel Don't Wander | Logo Design | Website Design

Travel Don’t Wander was a logo job I took on for a travel photographer, which is a pretty specialized field of photography and I think it is a niche field due to the fact that travel photographers tend not to capture locations or things but rather convey emotional journeys by means of the pictures they capture. The thought behind this logo design was to utilize negative space to convey more than what was visible upon first view, which I think is representative of most professional photographers in that they oftentimes 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 conveyed with just words. I attempted to do something the same to this logo design by using 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 hindsight, that my objective was to both brand this photographer with a memorable ¬†Manhattan logo but also to reveal the depth to her work and in the way that she perceives the world through the lens of her camera.

 Manhattan logo design with a seagull utilized for the letter A. Designed for a cordless retail service.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The majority of custom logo design jobs that I take on I honestly take pleasure in and the Coastal Wireless design was one that I really felt good about, but the client didn’t quite share my enthusiasm for it. I felt really good about the idea of using the seagull form as a stroke in the character A but the client, while he loved the concept, really did not care for my choice of birds. This guy genuinely disliked seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, fortunately the rest of his friends and family didn’t share his contempt for this particular kind of sea bird.

When I turn a design over to a customer I urge all of them to discuss it with friends and family members as well as with individuals that they don’t even know so as to get impartial assessments on the benefit of a concept. Fortunately, he discussed it with his family and they really liked the concept 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 … in the end I was able to talk him out of his choice of a pelican and he proceeded with the original design.

Business logos are a weird animal in the design world because the people that have a tendency to hire a professional to design their business logo understand how essential a logo design is for their company so they are much more vested in the result. Every logo design job has it’s share of difficulties, however the most significant obstacle is finding that sweet spot in a design that functions really well at the task it’s required to do in branding a business and also giving the client the image they see for themselves.

a red panda logo design with bamboo behind-the-scenes, layout for Manhattan, Kansas publication author

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a thin slice of real estate to work with, nevertheless it is the most necessary part of a printed book given that it is in most cases the first thing a person views in the bookstore. With regard to a publishing company, it’s the opportunity they will likely ever get to publicize their brand and get their logo design in front of the individuals that purchase actual books.

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

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

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines come and go however it seems like that in many occurrences one of the aspects folks tend to remember the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a modest startup commuter/shuttle air service situated in LA and while I’m not certain it actually “took off” their organization logo didn’t slow them. The bookend A’s in their brand lent itself well to imparting a spirit of airline flight and it was definitely a success.

 Manhattan logo layout made use of for marketing as well as a tag design for Vintage Situation features an antiquated font style style.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case specialized in new cases for musical instruments, that looked to be much older cases. For this business logo design I strove to come up with a logo that had a fluid old-fashioned feel to it and could be used for every thing from a web page to a label on brand new cases that looked like they were from a different era.

Logo design developed for an orthodontist in Manhattan, Kansas, layout consist of an arc with lines converging via it to imply steel braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dentistry business logos can be one of the most challenging logo projects because it appears that virtually every dental professional involves 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 business marketing, if dining establishments approached their advertising in the exact same way dental practitioners do every one of their logos would be a picture explaining anything they served, McDonalds would most likely contain a picture of a potato and a cow.

I understand the thinking behind including a likeness of something mouth related to a dentist’s logo design but it has to be done subtly or it will just look like every other clipart dentists logo that litter the branding landscape of the dentistry profession.

I really love doing dental logo designs because it challenges me to come up with a design that implies dentistry or a particular 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 subsequently I created a layout that does not have a solitary smile or a tooth in it, but even though they aren’t obvious, they are still implied in the design. When I turned this design over to the client the only smile that was apparent was the smile on Dr. Kujak’s face.

William McNally logo created for a household not-for-profit, the logo includes 4 personalities staggered in elevation to represent a family with in the design.

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 depictive of the devotion that William McNally had for the people in his city. 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 discovered that the best designs are the ones that are downplayed and don’t hit the viewer on the head with what the company or institution hopes to communicate.

The McNally Foundation’s name presented a unique opportunity to do a custom logo design which communicated that they were about families without being overtly tacky about it. The aim of a logo design is to be remembered and recognized and if the designer tries to use the logo to illustrate exactly how individuals ought to think or feel they don’t understand the objective of a logo. If people have to consider a logo to understand what it means, it has fallen short, a logo needs to be instantly comprehended and a logo that explains itself won’t have the chance to be comprehended.

Logo layout developed for a hair design studio featuring a script font a hummingbird and an implied orchid for the letter O.

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios needed a logo design that conveyed a sense of peace and connection for their new hair studio. I created a concept which did not go the obvious path of designing merely a stylized orchid but alternatively crafted a business logo which implied a flower in the formation of a swirl featured in to the letter O in the name and by placing emphasis on the logo design with the figure of a hummingbird floating over the logo design itself. The obvious path in creating a logo is generally the wrong course and in this case, the design ended up not being about the orchid but alternately placed the emphasis on the perception that they really wanted to project to their clients.

Arabian equine logo layout developed for an equine ranch that focuses on breeding Arabian program steeds.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo crafted an original organization logo concept fashioned to manifest the unique physical traits of the Arabian type of horses. By having a different head shape and very high tail carriage, the Arabian is one of the very most easily recognizable equine lineages in the entire world.

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

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Coffee shop logo design a small restaurant, layout includes a customized manuscript font style which floats over a team of luxuriant lines and dots.

Logo layout for a software developer the layout attributes and also legendary aspect of a bridge to the left of the name.

Smart Kernels | Logo Design

A kernel is the key part of an operating system (OS). Generally, the kernel is responsible for memory administration, process and task control, and drive management. The kernel attaches the computer hardware to the application software. In other words a kernel is {essentially|quite literally a bridge that operates 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 identify anything to anyone about 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 significance supporting a logo is just as important as how it brands the company it represents.

Evolve logo style produced for a Manhattan, Kansas interior designer, design feature a collection of red circles that intersect and also change the letter O in the middle of the logo layout.

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 prepares, explores, collaborates, and oversees such ventures. Interior design is a diverse profession that consists of conceptual development, area planning, site examinations, programming, research study, interacting with the stakeholders of a project, building and construction management, and execution of the design.

logo style done for Advanced Management Solutions, the characters for letter V as well as A in middle of the word progressed have been customized to link straight into the words listed below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This Manhattan, Kansas logo design job was completed for a leadership expert that aids business leaders to become more efficient at supervising people, expectations, and profitability.

A logo layout including an angler 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 over 7 billion a year selling goods and equipment to outdoor sporting enthusiasts the owners of On the Fly realized the market was primed for an outdoor sporting merchant that operates as a consignment business. Whether or not you are into boating, sportfishing or mountain climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly provides a destination for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all kinds of interests, a place to sell their secondhand items to other sports enthusiasts.
I tailored their Manhattan logo dsign utilizing a graphic that captures the attention of vehicles and sends an image that wakens the passion of the outdoors. With visitor traffic that averages 45 mph I knew it would take more than the typical logo/sign to get travelers to take notice, hence the image of a fly fisherman in his natural and relaxed habitat.

Logo design MQ ranches, this logo style has actually a field integrated right into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms logo concept wasn’t actually composed for an Manhattan, Kansas regional farm it was actually created for a products broker, and this particular company logo was one of many which fell beneath the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The goal was really to develop a graphic that projected assurance, success, and opulence.

 Manhattan Logo design for a nonprofit, Transforming Point Solutions - the logo design function for outwardly dealing with arrowhead as well as the arrowheads indicate that it is a diamond shape.

Turning Point Foundation | Logo Design

The Turning Point Foundation was entirely open to what kind of logo design that they desired, this can be a good thing or a bad thing. Good in that it offers a designer the freedom to discover any idea that comes to mind, bad in that it’s tricky to hit a bullseye in the absence of recognizing where exactly the target is. Luckily, in this instance, I struck a bullseye with the 1st go.

Logo design designed for the use of a sign for the dining establishment (Brewgrrs), it is an elaborate script font that is evocative a popular sports group logo design.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I have crafted dozens of restaurant business logos and business signs for restaurants, diners, sports bars, night clubs, dining establishments, and eateries all over the United States, from cupcake bakeshops to pizza parlors and oyster bars, out of all of them I think Brewgrrs was my favorite. Brewgrrs was a great undertaking where I worked closely with the proprietor to design a logo which worked really 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 that hung above their doors, and was highly visible and very legible from over a block away.