Anoka Logo Design

Every new Anoka venture realizes that they need a logo, however few entrepreneurs fully understand the key role their organization logo will make in their success, or why one logo design works better than another. A logo design has an instant and long-term influence on the prosperity of a company, go with the correct one and it will make the door swing and phone ring, go with the wrong one and it will be an obstacle and a hindrance for the life of a company. The logos included in the ImageCo portfolio help Anoka companies prosper, they are effective in any given situation and the main reason they are so effective is because they all have these 5 things in common.
  1. Simplicity: simple logos do not demand deliberation, they can be understood in merely a look.
  2. Scalability: from business cards to posters a scalable business logo will be legible and just as emotive at every scale.
  3. Versatility: logos that work on any 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 enterprise they represent.
  5. Relevance: a logo should be ageless and should feel relevant today, tomorrow, and thirty years from now.

Retro logo style of a bike created for a Anoka coffee cafe as well as a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This fledgling coffee roaster and coffeehouse were actually opening in an old part of the area and really wanted to visualize a nostalgic feel without coming across as boring or low energy. I achieved each of the tasks by creating a business logo concept that features a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is old-fashioned, high energy, and is a classic business image.

medical logo layout with a microscopic lense slide and germs made for Anoka clinical center.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the scientific discipline that investigates the triggers and outcomes of diseases, especially the field of healthcare which works with the laboratory assessment of samplings 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.

Usually I attempt not to be extremely literal with a concept and to a degree, this design approaches the company it serves rather literally, but it does it in a way that integrates 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 appealing, more focus grabbing and a lot more unforgettable.

logo layout with a leaping environment-friendly frog developed for a family members fun facility in Anoka.

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 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 that I have ever gotten the privilege to work on.

Given that the full name of the company features the word springz in its name the obvious choice would have been to include a some springs into the design but Cool Springz is a fun place 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, inevitably I landed on a green tree frog and a dimensional treatment of the title itself to provide the logo a much more enthusiastic high energy atmosphere.

In the end, Cool Springz ended up loving my brainchild and named the frog Jax and included him in to everything they used for marketing and advertising. I also think this is the only time that a logo I came up with was made into a mascot when they had a staff member costume fashioned to look just like my frog design.

digital photography logo including a flock of birds, a mountain, a trail, a stream, and also a tree - designed for Anoka travel photographer.

Travel Don’t Wander | Logo Design | Website Design

Travel Don’t Wander was a logo design job I took on for a travel photographer, which is a fairly niche field of photography and I believe it is a niche area due to the fact that travel photographers tend not to shoot locations or things but instead convey emotional journeys through the pictures they capture. The thought behind this logo composition was to make use of negative space to communicate more than what was visible upon initial glance, which I think is quintessential of most good photographers in that they oftentimes convey entire stories using 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 resonance that can’t be communicated with just words. I attempted to do something much the same to this logo by using 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 conveyed through the first impression. I think, in looking back, that my goal was to both brand this photographer with a memorable  Anoka logo design but also to reveal the depth to her art and in the way that she views the world through the lens of her camera.

 Anoka logo style with a seagull made use of for the letter A. Designed for a wireless retail organisation.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The bulk of business logo design jobs that I take on I really savor and the Coastal Wireless design 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 guy genuinely hated seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, thankfully the rest of his family did not share his hatred for this specific kind of sea bird.

When I turn a design over to a customer I encourage all of them to share it with colleagues and family members as well as with other people that they don’t actually know so as to get unprejudiced viewpoints on the merit of a design. Fortunately, he discussed it with his family members and they loved 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 insert 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 went with the original design.

Custom logo designs are a strange animal in the design world because the people that are inclined to hire an expert to design their logo design understand how crucial a logo is for their company so they are much more vested in the result. Every logo design 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 needed to do in branding a company and also providing the client the identity they see for themselves.

a red panda logo layout with bamboo behind-the-scenes, style for Anoka book publisher

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a cramped segment of real estate to work with, but it really is the most critical part of a printed book given that it is ordinarily the first thing a person views in the book store. For a publisher, it’s the absolute best opportunity that they will ever have to promote their label and get their logo design in front of the men and women that purchase actual books.

This 3 color design is vivid, picturesque and eye-catching and it gives plenty of room for the title and the author’s name.

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

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines come and depart nevertheless it seems that in many instances 1 of the things people often tend to remember the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a smaller new venture commuter/shuttle airline company situated in LA and while I’m not certain it actually “took off” their logo design didn’t ground them. The bookend A’s in their title lent itself well to imparting a sense of airline flight and it was definitely a success.

 Anoka logo style made use of for marketing and a tag design for Vintage Situation includes an archaic typeface style.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case specialized in new cases for musical instruments, which looked to be antique cases. For this custom logo design I attempted to come up with a logo that offered a fluid nostalgic feel to it and could easily be utilized for anything from a web page to an insignia on brand new cases that looked like they were from another generation.

Logo design produced for an orthodontist in Anoka, layout include an arc with lines converging with it to imply metal braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dentistry logos can easily be one of the most difficult logo projects due to the fact that it appears that virtually every dentist features a smile, a tooth, a smiling tooth, or a toothy smile in their design. Dental business logos are one of the very most cliche ridden fields when it comes to company branding, if restaurants approached their branding in the very same way dentists do every one of their logos would definitely be a picture explaining something they served, McDonalds would probably have a picture of a potato and a cow.

I understand the thinking behind incorporating an image of something mouth related to a dentist’s logo 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 dental care profession.

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

Kujak Orthodontics offered such an opportunity and eventually I created a concept that doesn’t have a solitary smile or a tooth in it, but even though they aren’t obvious, they are still implied 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 design made for a family not-for-profit, the logo design features 4 personalities surprised 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 brand identity design that would be representative of the devotion that William McNally had for the people residing in his community. Many logos with the name “family” in them tend to contain pictures of a happy family, a cliche heavy strategy to any logo design is to be very literal pertaining to what the name says or the industry it represents. I’ve discovered that the best concepts are the ones that are understated and never hit the viewer on the head with what the business or institution hopes to communicate.

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

Logo layout produced for a hair style 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 business logo which conveyed an atmosphere of simplicity and elegance for their new hair studio. I came up with a concept that didn’t go the obvious course of designing merely a stylized orchid but instead created a logo which suggested a flower in the pattern of a swirl integrated in to the letter O in the name and by putting emphasis on the logo design with the silhouette of a hummingbird hovering above the logo design itself. The obvious path in designing a business logo is generally the wrong direction and in this case, the design ended up not being about the flower but alternately put the importance on the feeling that they wanted to transmit to their patrons.

Arabian horse logo style created for a horse cattle ranch that specializes in breeding Arabian show horses.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo developed a one-of-a-kind business logo concept tailored to illustrate the unique physical traits of the Arabian kind of horses. By having a different head form and higher tail posture, the Arabian is one of the most easily identifiable horse lineages in the entire world.

Las Coffee shop logo design a tiny restaurant, design consists of a changed script font which floats over a team of luxuriant lines and dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Coffee shop logo layout a small dining establishment, layout contains a changed manuscript font style which hovers over a team of elaborate lines as well as dots.

Logo style for a software developer the layout functions and renowned aspect of a bridge to the left of the name.

Smart Kernels | Logo Design

A kernel is the central component of an operating system (OS). Typically, the kernel is responsible for memory administration, process and task management, and hard drive operations. The kernel unites the computer hardware to the application software. In other words a kernel is {essentially|quite literally a bridge that behaves as a bridge in between the software program and hardware.

The logo design I came up with for Smart Kernels was based on an actual bridge that is located a few miles from the 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 meaning supporting a company logo is just as important as how it brands the company it stands for.

Advance logo style produced for a Anoka indoor designer, layout function a series of red circles that converge and replace the letter O in the middle of the logo design.

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design | Branding

Evolv Design is a Anoka 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, explores, coordinates, and oversees such ventures. Interior design is a diverse occupation that involves conceptual development, space planning, location evaluations, programming, analysis, interacting with the stakeholders of a project, construction management, and execution of the design.

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

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This Anoka logo design assignment was done for a leadership expert that aids business professionals to develop into more efficient at overseeing people, expectations, and profitability.

A logo design featuring an angler in the center of the name casting a fly in the direction of the viewer.

On The Fly | Logo Design | Retail Branding

With brand names such as Cabelas and Bass Pros raking in over 7 billion a year retailing supplies and equipment to outdoor sporting fans the owners of On the Fly realized the market was prepared for an outdoor sporting retailer that functions as a consignment firm. Whether you are into boating, angling or mountain climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly presents a location for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all sorts of passions, a spot to sell off their used goods to other sports enthusiasts. I tailored their Anoka logo design dsign along with an illustration that garners the interest of vehicles and projects an image that arouses the passion of the outdoors. With visitor traffic that averages 45 mph I realized 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 layout MQ farms, this logo design has actually an area incorporated into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms emblem design wasn’t actually composed for an Anoka area farm it was actually created for a commodities broker, and this logo was one of several that fell underneath the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The objective was actually to make a graphic that projected trust, effectiveness, and affluence.
Logo design created for making use of an indicator for the restaurant (Brewgrrs), it is a luxuriant manuscript font style that is similar to a popular sporting activities team logo.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I’ve designed quite a lot of restaurant logos and establishment 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 favorite. Brewgrrs was a great project where I worked directly with the owner to create 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 that hung above their doors, and was highly visible and very legible from over a block away.