Maryland Logo Design

Every new Maryland business person knows they are in need of a logo, but few entrepreneurs thoroughly recognize the vital role their logo can take in their success, or the reason that one business logo performs far better than another. A company logo has an immediate and lasting effect on the prosperity of a business, pick the right one and it can make the door swing and phone ring, go with the wrong one and it will be a barrier and an impediment for the life span of a company.

The logos featured in the ImageCo portfolio help Maryland  businesses succeed, they are effective in any given situation and the main reason they are so effective is that they all have these 5 things in common.

  1. Simplicity: simple logos do not require scrutiny, they can be comprehended in merely a glance.
  2. Scalability: from business cards to signboards a scalable logo design will continue to be legible and equally emotive at every size.
  3. Versatility: logos that operate 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 organization they represent.
  5. Relevance: a logo design must be ageless and should feel as relevant today, tomorrow, and forty years from now.
Retro logo design of a bike created for a Maryland, Maryland coffee cafe as well as a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This startup coffee roaster and coffee shop were launching in an older part of the town and hoped to project a nostalgic tone without coming across as stodgy or low energy. I fulfilled each of the jobs by means of designing a business logo concept that incorporates a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is old-fashioned, higher energy, and is a classic business image.

clinical logo style with a microscopic lense slide and bacteria designed for Maryland, Maryland medical clinic.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the scientific discipline that investigates the causes and consequences of diseases, mainly the field of healthcare that works with the clinical assessment of samplings of body cellular material for diagnostic or forensic purposes.

The Mid-Valley Pathology custom logo design I came up with is the only instance I recollect where I was able to integrate a bacteria-laden microscope slide right into a logo design.

Usually I try not to be overly literal with a concept and to a point, this specific design approaches the company it represents fairly literally, yet it does it in a fashion 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 enhancer to the brand that helps make it more appealing, more interest grabbing and much more unforgettable.

logo layout with a jumping environment-friendly frog made for a household fun facility in Maryland, Maryland.

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 usual of the types of jobs which come my way, I’ve done dozens of logo designs for physicians, dentists, and attorneys but Cool Springz is without question the one and only trampoline park which I have ever had the opportunity to work on.

Given that the full name of the business features the word springz in its name the obvious choice would have been to feature a handful of springs into the concept but Cool Springz is a fun destination to go and spring does not actually 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, inevitably I landed on a green tree frog and a dimensional treatment of the name itself to give the logo a more lively high energy mood.

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

digital photography logo featuring a group of birds, a hill, a route, a stream, as well as a tree - made for Maryland, Maryland traveling digital photographer.

Travel Don’t Wander | Logo Design | Website Design

Travel Don’t Wander was a 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 area due to the fact that travel photographers tend not to capture locations or things but rather project emotional experiences through the images they record. The thought behind this logo concept was to use negative space to reveal more than what was visible upon initial view, which I think is quintessential of almost all professional photographers in that they frequently convey whole stories using their photography.

It’s said that a picture is worth a thousand words but I think that some photographs convey much more than that because their photos frequently have an emotional fullness that can’t be communicated with just words. I tried to do something similar to this logo design by making use of 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 communicated through the first impression. I think, in hindsight, that my objective was to both brand this photographer with a memorable  Maryland logo design but also to show the depth in her art and in the way that she perceives the world through the lens of her camera.

 Maryland logo layout with a seagull used for the letter A. Designed for a cordless retail service.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The lion’s share of custom logo design jobs that I take on I really relish and the Coastal Wireless design 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 silhouette as a stroke in the character A however the customer, even though he liked the concept, didn’t care for my choice of birds. This particular man genuinely disliked seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, thankfully the rest of his family members did not share his hatred for this particular variety of sea bird.

When I turn a design over to a customer I encourage them to discuss it with friends and colleagues and family as well as with people that they don’t actually know so as to get impartial opinions on the merit of a design. Fortunately, he discussed it with his family members 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 incorporate every other seabird he could think of … ultimately I was able to talk him out of his choice of a pelican and he went with the original design.

Business logos are a strange animal in the design world because the people that tend to hire a professional to design their logo recognize how important a logo is for their business so they are much more vested in the final result. Every logo job has it’s portion of challenges, however the biggest obstacle is identifying that sweet spot in a design that functions really well at the job it’s required to do in branding a company and also providing the client the image they see for themselves.

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

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a thin parcel of real estate to work with, but it is the most essential part of a printed book given that it is ordinarily the first thing a person views in the book shop. Concerning a publisher, it’s the absolute best opportunity that they will likely ever get to promote their brand and get their logo design in front of the people that shop for 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 in Los Angeles, the logo design has two letter A's with the bars modified to indicate they are wings.

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines arrive and go nevertheless it seems that in many occurrences 1 of the aspects consumers usually tend to recall the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a smaller fledgling commuter/shuttle airline based in LA and although I’m not certain it really “took off” their business logo didn’t ground them. The bookend A’s in their name lent itself well to conferring a spirit of flight and it was certainly a victory.

 Maryland logo design used for advertising and marketing and a tag design for Vintage Situation includes an old-fashioned font design.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case specialized in all new cases for music instruments, that appeared to be antique cases. For this business logo concept I sought to come up with a logo that provided a fluid old-fashioned feel to it and could be utilized for everything from a web page to a label on brand new cases that appeared like they were from another point in time.

Logo design produced for an orthodontist in Maryland, Maryland, style include an arc with lines converging with it to suggest steel dental braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dental care logos can easily be one of the most challenging logo jobs considering that it appears that each and every dental professional involves 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 company advertising, if dining establishments approached their advertising in the exact same way dental offices do every one of their logos would be a picture explaining anything they served, McDonalds would probably contain a picture of a potato and a cow.

I understand the thinking behind adding an illustration of something mouth associated 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 industry.

I actually love doing dentistry business logos simply because it challenges me to come up with a design that implies the field of dentistry or a specific field of dental treatment 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 design that does not have a solitary smile or a tooth in it, but even though they aren’t obvious, they are still suggested in the design. 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 made for a family members nonprofit, the logo design includes 4 characters startled in elevation to stand for 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 logo that would be representative of the love that William McNally had for the residents in his city. Most logos with the name “family” in them tend to contain portrayals of a happy family, a cliche heavy technique to any logo design is to be far too literal about what the name says or the industry it represents. I’ve found that the best designs are the ones that are downplayed and never hit the viewer on the head with what the company or institution hopes to relate.

The McNally Foundation’s name provided a unique opportunity to do a logo that communicated that they were about families without being overtly corny about it. The objective of a logo is to be remembered and recognized and if the designer tries to use the logo design to describe specifically how individuals ought to think or feel they don’t understand the objective of a logo. If you have to think about a logo design 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 chance to be comprehended.

Logo layout developed for a hair style workshop including a manuscript font a hummingbird as well as an implied orchid for the letter O.

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios needed a company logo that communicated a feeling of ease and connection for their new hair salon. I created a design that did not go the obvious direction of creating merely a stylized orchid but alternatively designed a company logo which suggested a flower in the pattern of a swirl featured into the letter O in the title and by placing emphasis on the concept along with the figure of a hummingbird floating over the logo design itself. The obvious path in creating a company logo is frequently the incorrect course and in this case, the design ended up not being about the flower but alternately put the attention on the emotion that they wanted to transmit to their clients.

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

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo created a unique creative logo design customized to exemplify the unique physical traits of the Arabian pedigree of horses. With an unique head shape and higher tail posture, the Arabian is one of the very most easily recognizable horse breeds in the whole world.

Las Cafe logo layout a tiny dining establishment, design consists of a customized script font which floats over a group of ornate lines and dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Cafe logo design a small dining establishment, layout consists of a customized manuscript typeface which hovers over a group of elaborate lines and also dots.

Logo style for a software application programmer the style functions as well as famous component of a bridge to the left of the name.

Smart Kernels | Logo Design

A kernel is the central component of an operating system (OS). Traditionally, the kernel is responsible for memory administration, process and task control, and disk operations. The kernel links the system hardware to the application software. In other words a kernel is {essentially|quite literally a bridge that behaves as a connection in between the software and 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 business offices of Smart kernels. It’s a logo design that doesn’t attempt to describe anything to anyone with regards to what business they are in or how it relates to their specific location. However it represented something to the business owner of the company and in quite a few cases the substance supporting a business logo is equally as important as how it serves the organization it stands for.

Progress logo layout produced for a Maryland, Maryland interior designer, layout attribute a series of red circles that converge as well as replace the letter O in the center of the logo style.

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design | Branding

Evolv Design is a Maryland, Maryland interior design company and this logo design is representational of the work that an interior designer does in. An interior designer is an individual who arranges, investigates, coordinates, and oversees such tasks. Interior design is a multifaceted profession that consists of conceptual development, area planning, location evaluations, programming, study, interacting with the stakeholders of a project, construction supervision, and execution of the design.

logo style done for Advanced Management Solutions, the personalities for letter V and also A in middle of words progressed have actually been modified to tie straight into words below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This Maryland, Maryland logo design assignment was completed for a management expert that helps business professionals to become more effective at supervising people, expectations, and productivity.
A logo design featuring a fisherman in the center of the name casting a fly in the direction of the customer.

On The Fly | Logo Design | Retail Branding

With brands like Cabelas and Bass Pros raking in over 7 billion a year selling goods and equipment to outdoor sporting enthusiasts the founders of On the Fly understood the market was primed for an outdoor sporting store that operates as a consignment business. Whether you are into boating, fishing or mountain climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly provides a location for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all types of interests, a location to sell off their secondhand goods to other sports enthusiasts. I created their Maryland business logo dsign using an illustration that seizes the attention of vehicles and sends an image that wakens 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 commuters to take notice, hence the graphic of a fly fisherman in his natural and serene habitat.
Logo style MQ farms, this logo style has a field integrated into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms business logo design wasn’t really created for an Maryland, Maryland area farm it was actually devised for a commodities broker, and this brand was one of many which fell beneath the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The objective was really to make a brand mark that projects trust, success, and luxury.

 Maryland Logo design for a nonprofit, Turning Point Solutions - the logo layout attribute for ostensibly facing arrow and also the arrowheads imply that it is a ruby shape.

Turning Point Foundation | Logo Design

The Turning Point Foundation was completely open to what type of logo design they would like, this can be a good thing or a bad thing. Good in that it offers a designer the flexibility to delve into any idea that comes to mind, bad in that it’s tricky to hit a bullseye in the absence of understanding where the target is. Fortunately, in this particular case, I nailed a bullseye with the 1st shot.

Logo made for using an indicator for the restaurant (Brewgrrs), it is an elaborate manuscript font that is evocative a well-known sporting activities group logo design.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I have designed loads 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 bakeries to pizza parlors and oyster bars, out of all of them I believe Brewgrrs was my absolute favorite. Brewgrrs was a great project where I worked closely with the business owner to design a business logo which worked very 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 signage which hung over their doors, and was highly visible and very easy to read from over a block away.