Chanhassen Logo Design

Virtually every new Chanhassen venture realizes that they require a logo, yet few entrepreneurs fully grasp the vital role their logo design can play in their becoming successful, or exactly why one logo design works far better than another. A business logo has a critical and long term influence on the financial success of a company, choose the correct one and it will make the door swing and phone ring, choose the wrong one and it can be a barrier and an impediment for the life of a business. The logos featured in the ImageCo portfolio help Chanhassen businesses prosper, they are effective in any given scenario and the reason they are so effective is because they all have these five features in common.
  1. Simplicity: simple logos don’t demand consideration, they can be grasped in merely a glimpse.
  2. Scalability: from business cards to billboards a scalable business logo will stay legible and equally emotive at any size.
  3. Versatility: logos that work on any device, in print, on product packaging, on a mobile phone, or on a ball-cap.
  4. Suitability: they are appropriate, they are exclusive, and they are suitable for the business they stand for.
  5. Relevance: a logo design must be timeless and should feel relevant today, tomorrow, and twenty years from now.

Retro logo design of a bicycle developed for a Chanhassen coffee cafe as well as a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This fledgling coffee roaster and coffee bar were launching in an older part of the city and hoped to cast a retro atmosphere without appearing as uninteresting or low energy. I fulfilled each of the tasks via developing a business logo design that uses a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is antiquated, high energy, and is a ageless business image.

clinical logo style with a microscopic lense slide and bacteria created for Chanhassen medical center.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the scientific discipline which researches the root causes and effects of diseases, mainly the field of healthcare which works with the clinical examination of specimens of body tissue for diagnostic or forensic reasons.

The Mid-Valley Pathology brand I came up with is the sole instance I call to mind in which I was able to integrate a bacteria-laden microscope slide within a business logo design.

Usually I try not to be excessively literal with a concept and to a degree, this design approaches the company it represents rather 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 a description of what Mid-Valley Pathology does so much as acts as an enhancement to the brand that helps make it more captivating, more focus grabbing and even more memorable.

logo layout with a leaping green frog developed for a family members fun center in Chanhassen.

Cool Springz | Logo Design | Retail Branding

The Cool Springz Trampoline Park was a very cool 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 kinds of jobs that come my way, I’ve produced dozens of logo designs for physicians, dentists, and legal professionals 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 name of the business features the word springz in its name the clear choice would have been to integrate a couple springs into the concept but Cool Springz is a fun location to go and spring does not really 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 give the logo a better lively 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 promotion and marketing. I also think this is the only time that a logo I created was transformed into a mascot when they had an employee costume fabricated to look just like my frog design.

digital photography logo including a group of birds, a hill, a trail, a stream, and a tree - designed for Chanhassen travel professional photographer.

Travel Don’t Wander | Logo Design | Website Design

Travel Don’t Wander was a custom logo design job I took on for a travel photographer, which is a pretty niche field of photography and I believe it is a niche profession because travel photographers don’t shoot locations or things but rather project emotional experiences by means of the photos 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 frequently tell whole 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 often have an emotional resonance which can’t be conveyed with mere words. I made an effort to do something comparable to this logo design by making use of 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 hindsight, that my objective was to both brand this photographer with a memorable  Chanhassen logo but also to reveal the depth to her art and in the way that she perceives the world through the lens of her camera.

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

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The bulk of business logo design projects that I take on I honestly enjoy and the Coastal Wireless assignment was one that I certainly felt good about, but the customer didn’t quite share my excitement for it. I felt really good about the idea of using the seagull form as a stroke in the character A however the customer, while he liked the concept, didn’t care for my choice of birds. This particular man really despised seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, luckily the rest of his friends and family did not share his scorn for this particular variety of sea bird.

When I turn a concept over to a customer I encourage them to talk about it with friends and family as well as with other people that they don’t actually know so as to get honest assessments on the value of a design concept. Fortunately, he talked about it with his whole family and they really 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 … eventually I was able to talk him out of his preference of a pelican and he went with the original design.

Logo designs are a weird creature in the design world given that the people that tend to hire a professional to design their logo realize how important a logo is for their company so they are way more invested in the end result. Every logo design job has it’s share of challenges, however the most significant challenge is finding 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 customer the identity they see for themselves.

a red panda logo style with bamboo behind-the-scenes, layout for Chanhassen publication author

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a narrow segment of real estate to work with, nevertheless it is the most vital part of a published book given that it is ordinarily the primary thing a person sees in the book store. With regard to a publisher, it’s the absolute best opportunity that they will ever get to publicize their label and get their logo design in front of the individuals that shop for actual books.

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

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

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines arrive and go nevertheless it seems like that in many occurrences 1 of the aspects consumers tend to remember the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a young new venture commuter/shuttle airline based in LA and while I’m not certain it really “took off” their logo design didn’t slow them. The bookend A’s in their brand lent itself well to conferring a feeling of airline flight and it was definitely a victory.

 Chanhassen logo style used for marketing and also a label design for Vintage Instance features an antiquated typeface style.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case focused in brand-new cases for musical instruments, that looked to be older cases. For this custom logo design I tried to come up with a logo that offered a fluid vintage feel to it and could easily be utilized for every thing from a web site to a label on brand new cases that seemed like they were from a different generation.

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

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dental care business logos can be one of the most challenging and difficult logo design projects because it seems that each and every dental professional integrates a smile, a tooth, a smiling tooth, or a toothy smile in their design. Dentistry logo designs are one of the most cliche ridden careers when it comes to company advertising, if dining establishments approached their advertising in the same way dental offices do every one of their company logos would be a picture trying to explain something they served, McDonalds would likely contain a picture of a potato and a cow.

I recognize the thinking behind incorporating an illustration of something mouth related to a dentist’s logo design 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 industry.

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

Kujak Orthodontics delivered such an opportunity and inevitably I created a concept that does not have a single smile or a tooth in it, but even though they aren’t overt, they are still implied in the concept. When I turned this concept over to the customer the only smile that was obvious was actually the smile on Dr. Kujak’s face.

William McNally logo made for a household not-for-profit, the logo features 4 characters 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 illustrative of the devotion that William McNally had for the residents in his community. Many logos with the name “family” in them tend to contain depictions 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 discovered that the best designs are the ones that are understated and don’t hit the viewer on the head with what the company or institution wants to relate.

The McNally Foundation’s name provided a unique opportunity to do a custom logo design which conveyed that they were about families without being openly 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 explain specifically how individuals ought to think or feel they don’t understand the goal of a logo. If you have to ponder a logo to understand what it means, it has been in vain, a logo needs to be instantly understood and a logo design that explains itself won’t have the opportunity to be understood.

Logo layout developed for a hair style studio including a manuscript font a hummingbird and also an implied orchid for the letter O.

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios wanted a business logo that carried a spirit of relaxation and elegance for their new hair studio. I created a concept that didn’t go the obvious route of creating merely a stylized orchid but rather crafted a logo that implied an orchid in the formation of a swirl featured in to the letter O in the name and by placing attention on the logo design using the silhouette of a hummingbird floating above the logo design itself. The obvious path in creating a logo design is in most cases the incorrect path and in this case, the design ended up not being about the orchid but alternately put the attention on the emotion that they wanted to project to their customers.

Arabian horse logo style created for an equine ranch that focuses on reproducing Arabian show steeds.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo designed a distinct custom logo concept fashioned to display the unique physical traits of the Arabian kind of equines. By having an unique head shape and high tail posture, the Arabian is one of the most easily recognizable equine types in the whole world.

Las Coffee shop logo style a tiny restaurant, design includes a modified script font style which hovers over a group of elaborate lines and also dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Cafe logo style a little restaurant, design contains a changed manuscript typeface which hovers above a team of luxuriant lines as well as dots.

Logo design for a software designer the layout attributes and also iconic aspect of a bridge to the left of the name.

Smart Kernels | Logo Design

A kernel is the central part of an operating system (OS). Traditionally, the kernel is responsible for memory management, process and task management, and hard drive managing. The kernel connects the system hardware to the application software. In other words a kernel is {essentially|quite literally a bridge that performs as a bridge in between the software program 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 business offices of Smart kernels. It’s a logo design that doesn’t attempt to spell out anything to anyone pertaining to what business they are in or how it relates to their specific location. However it symbolized something to the owner of the company and in quite a few cases the meaning behind a company logo is just as important as how it brands the company it stands for.

Evolve logo style developed for a Chanhassen interior developer, layout function a collection of red circles that intersect and replace the letter O in the middle of the logo layout.

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design | Branding

Evolv Design is a Chanhassen 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, researches, collaborates, and oversees such projects. Interior design is a diverse profession that includes conceptual development, area planning, location inspections, programming, study, corresponding with the stakeholders of a project, construction supervision, and implementation of the design.

logo layout provided for Advanced Leadership Solutions, the personalities for letter V and also A in middle of the word advanced have actually been modified to link directly into the words below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This particular Chanhassen logo design project was carried out for a leadership coach that enables business professionals to become more effective at handling people, expectations, and profitability.

A logo layout including a fisherman in the middle of the name casting a fly in the direction of the audience.

On The Fly | Logo Design | Retail Branding

With brand names like Cabelas and Bass Pros raking in over 7 billion a year retailing goods and equipment to outdoor sporting fans the owners of On the Fly recognized the market was prepared for an outdoor sporting merchant that operates as a consignment business. Whether you are into boating, angling or mountain climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly provides a location for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all sorts of interests, a location to market their used products to other sports enthusiasts. I designed their Chanhassen business logo dsign utilizing an illustration that garners the interest of vehicles and sends an image that arouses the passion of the outdoors. With visitor traffic that averages forty five miles per hour I realized it would take more than the average logo/sign to get travelers to take notice, hence the illustration of a fly fisherman in his natural and calm habitat.
Logo style MQ farms, this logo style has actually a field included right into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms business logo design wasn’t actually produced for an Chanhassen area farm it was really developed for a commodities broker, and this company was one of many that fell underneath the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The end goal was really to develop an identity that projected assurance, financial success, and opulence.
Logo designed for the use of a sign for the restaurant (Brewgrrs), it is a luxuriant script font style that is evocative a well-known sports group logo design.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I’ve designed loads of restaurant business logos and establishment signs for restaurants, diners, sports bars, night clubs, dining establishments|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 favorite. Brewgrrs was a great undertaking where I worked directly with the owner to design a business logo that 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 illuminated signage which hung over their doors, and was highly visible and very easy to read from over a block away.