Oak Park Logo Design

Each and every new Oak Park venture knows they are in need of a logo, however few new business owners entirely understand the pivotal role their company logo can make in their becoming successful, or why one logo design works more effectively than another. A business logo has an instant and long-term influence on the growth of a company, go with the correct one and it can make the door swing and cash register ring, select the incorrect one and it can be a barrier and an impediment for the life span of an organization. The logos presented in the ImageCo portfolio help Oak Park companies prosper, they are effective in any given scenario and the reason why they are so effective is because they all have these five things in common.
  1. Simplicity: simple logo designs don’t require consideration, they can be realized in just a glance.
  2. Scalability: from business cards to posters a scalable logo will be legible and equally emotive at any scale.
  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 unique, and they are suitable for the business they stand for.
  5. Relevance: a logo must be enduring and will feel relevant today, tomorrow, and twenty five years from today.

Retro logo layout of a bicycle developed for a Oak Park coffee cafe and also a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This start-up coffee roaster and coffee bar were launching in an old section of the community and wanted to cast a nostalgic atmosphere without appearing as stodgy or low energy. I achieved both of these jobs by designing a symbol design that features a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is antiquated, high energy, and is a ageless business image.

medical logo design with a microscopic lense slide and bacteria designed for Oak Park medical clinic.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the scientific discipline which examines the causes and outcomes of diseases, mainly the field of medicine that works with the clinical evaluation of specimens of human body tissue for diagnostic or forensic purposes.

The Mid-Valley Pathology custom logo design I came up with is the sole instance I call to mind in which I was in a position to incorporate a bacteria-laden microscope slide right into a business logo design.

Usually I try not to be overly literal with a concept and to a degree, this design approaches the company it serves very literally, yet 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 interesting, more attention grabbing and a lot more memorable.

logo design with a jumping environment-friendly frog developed for a family members enjoyable facility in Oak Park.

Cool Springz | Logo Design | Retail Branding

The Cool Springz Trampoline Park was a very fun project to work on, probably 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 done dozens of logo designs for medical professionals, dental professionals, and lawyers but Cool Springz is without question the only trampoline park which I have actually ever had the opportunity to work on.

Given that the full name of the company has the word springz in its name the clear choice would have been to feature a couple springs into the concept but Cool Springz is a fun location to go and spring does not actually resonate an atmosphere 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, ultimately I landed on a green tree frog and a dimensional treatment of the name itself to provide the logo a more lively high energy atmosphere.

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

digital photography logo including a group of birds, a hill, a route, a stream, and also a tree - made for Oak Park traveling professional 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 believe it is a niche profession due to the fact that travel photographers tend not to shoot places or things but rather project emotional experiences by means of the photos they record. The thought behind this logo composition was to make use of negative space to communicate more than what was visible upon initial view, which I think is representative of most good photographers in that they frequently tell entire stories using their photography.

It’s said that a picture is worth a 1000 words but I think that some photographs convey a great deal more than that because their photos often have an emotional resonance which can’t be communicated with mere words. I made an effort to do something comparable to this logo by using the positive space in the design to suggest 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  Oak Park logo design but also to show the depth to her work and in the way that she perceives the world through the lens of her camera.

 Oak Park logo layout with a seagull utilized for the letter A. Designed for a wireless retail company.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The majority of business logo design jobs that I take on I honestly savor and the Coastal Wireless project was one that I really 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 letter A but my client, even though he liked the concept, didn’t care for my choice of birds. This particular man seriously disliked seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, luckily the rest of his family did not share his hatred for this specific type of sea bird.

When I turn a design over to a customer I urge them to share it with colleagues and family members as well as with individuals that they don’t actually know so as to get impartial viewpoints on the value of a concept. Fortunately, he discussed it with his whole family and they adored 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 … in the end I was able to talk him out of his preference of a pelican and he went with the original concept.

Logo designs are a strange creature in the design world given that the people that have a tendency to hire a professional to create their business logo realize how essential a logo is for their business so they are way more vested in the result. Every logo project has it’s allotment of hurdles, but the biggest obstacle is identifying that sweet spot in a design that functions really well at the task it’s needed to do in branding a company and also giving the client the identity they see for themselves.

a red panda logo style with bamboo in the background, design for Oak Park book publisher

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a narrow segment of real estate to work with, yet it really is the most important part of a printed book since it is usually the first thing a person views in the book store. With respect to a publisher, it’s the opportunity they will ever have to advertise their product and get their logo design in front of the individuals that shop for actual books.

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

Air LA logo created 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 come and depart yet it looks like that in many cases 1 of the traits individuals often tend to remember the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a smaller fledgling commuter/shuttle airline based in LA and while 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 affording a feeling of flight and it was surely a victory.

 Oak Park logo design utilized for advertising and marketing as well as a label style for Vintage Situation includes an antiquated font style design.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case specialized in new cases for music instruments, that seemed to be antique cases. For this custom logo concept I sought to come up with a logo that had a fluid nostalgic feel to it and could be used for everything from a web site to an insignia on brand new cases that appeared like they were from another point in time.

Logo design developed for an orthodontist in Oak Park, style include an arc with lines converging via it to imply steel braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dental care logo designs can be one of the most challenging logo design jobs due to the fact that it appears that every single dental professional integrates a smile, a tooth, a smiling tooth, or a toothy smile in their design. Dentistry business logos are one of the very most cliche ridden professions when it comes to business branding, if dining establishments approached their branding in the very same way dental offices do every one of their company logos would be a picture explaining something they served, McDonalds would likely contain a picture of a potato and a cow.

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

I really enjoy doing dentistry logos because it challenges me to come up with a design that implies dentistry or a certain area of dentistry like orthodontics without resorting to the clichéd solution that so many dentists settle on.

Kujak Orthodontics offered such an opportunity and ultimately I created a layout that doesn’t have a single smile or a tooth in it, but even though they aren’t overt, they are still suggested in the design. When I turned this particular concept over to the client the only smile that was evident was the smile on Dr. Kujak’s face.

William McNally logo made for a household nonprofit, the logo features 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 that would be illustrative of the love that William McNally had for the families in his city. Many logos with the name “family” in them tend to contain images of a happy family, a cliche heavy method to any logo design is to be far too literal with regards to what the name says or the industry it represents. I’ve found that the best concepts 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 distinct opportunity to do a logo design that communicated that they were about families without being overtly corny about it. The goal of a logo is to be remembered and recognized and if the designer makes an effort to use the logo design to describe exactly how individuals should think or feel they don’t understand the objective of a logo. If you have to consider a logo to understand what it means, it has fallen short, a logo needs to be immediately understood and a logo design that describes itself will never have the chance to be comprehended.

Logo layout developed for a hair layout workshop including a script font a hummingbird and also an indicated orchid for the letter O.

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios desired a business logo which projected a sense of serenity and connection for their new hair studio. I came up with a design that didn’t go the obvious direction of crafting just a stylized orchid but instead delivered a logo which implied a flower in the pattern of a swirl integrated in to the letter O in the name and by putting attention on the concept along with the silhouette of a hummingbird hovering over the image itself. The obvious path in creating a logo is more often than not the wrong route and in this case, the design ended up not being about the orchid but alternately laid the main focus on the feeling that they really wanted to transmit to their clients.

Arabian steed logo design created for a horse cattle ranch that focuses on reproducing Arabian program equines.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo developed an original custom logo concept styled to manifest the unique physical traits of the Arabian kind of equines. With a distinctive head shape and high tail carriage, the Arabian is one of the most quite easily recognizable horse types in the world.

Las Coffee shop logo design a tiny dining establishment, design contains a customized manuscript typeface which hovers over a group of elaborate lines and also dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Cafe logo layout a small dining establishment, style consists of a modified manuscript font which hovers over a team of luxuriant lines and dots.

Logo design for a software application programmer the layout features as well as renowned element of a bridge to the left of the name.

Smart Kernels | Logo Design

A kernel is the central component of an operating system (OS). Generally, the kernel is responsible for memory administration, process and task control, and disk managing. 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 and computer hardware.

The logo design 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 identify anything to anyone regarding what business they are in or how it relates to their specific location. However, it intimated something to the business owner of the company and in many cases the significance behind a logo is just as important as how it brands the organization it stands for.

Develop logo design created for a Oak Park interior developer, style feature a collection of red circles that converge as well as change the letter O in the center of the logo design.

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design | Branding

Evolv Design is a Oak Park interior design company and this logo design is representational of the work that an interior designer does in. An interior designer is somebody who prepares, investigates, collaborates, and oversees such tasks. Interior design is a diverse profession that consists of conceptual development, space planning, site evaluations, programming, analysis, interacting with the stakeholders of a project, building and construction management, and implementation of the design.

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

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This Oak Park logo design project was done for a leadership advisor that enables business professionals to develop into more efficient at overseeing people, expectations, and profitability.

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

On The Fly | Logo Design | Retail Branding

With brand names like Cabelas and Bass Pros raking in more than 7 billion a year offering goods and equipment to outdoor sporting lovers the owners of On the Fly understood the market was prepared for an outdoor sporting retailer that operates as a consignment firm. Whether you are into boating, fishing or mountain climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly presents a location for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all types of passions, a spot to sell their secondhand goods to other sports enthusiasts. I tailored their Oak Park business logo dsign with a graphic that garners the attention of vehicles and projects an image that wakens the enthusiasm of the outdoors. With visitor 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 image of a fly fisherman in his natural and relaxed habitat.
Logo design MQ farms, this logo layout has a field incorporated into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms logo concept wasn’t really developed for an Oak Park regional farm it was really created for a products broker, and this logo was one of several which fell under the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The objective was to develop a graphic that projected esteem, financial success, and wealth.
Logo design created for the use of a sign for the restaurant (Brewgrrs), it is an elaborate script font style that is similar to a famous sporting activities group logo design.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I have created quite a lot of restaurant logos and business signs for restaurants, diners, sports bars, night clubs, dining establishments|eateries} all over the US, from cupcake bakeshops to pizza parlors and oyster bars, out of all of them I think Brewgrrs was my absolute favorite. Brewgrrs was a neat undertaking in which I worked closely with the business owner 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 lighted signage which hung above their doors, and was highly visible and very easy to read from over a block away.