Columbia Heights Logo Design

Every new Columbia Heights organization realizes that they need a logo, however few new business owners fully recognize the crucial role their company logo can play in their success, or precisely why one business logo functions better than another. A logo design has a critical and sustaining impact on the prosperity of a business, pick the right one and it can make the door swing and cash register ring, choose the incorrect one and it will be an obstacle and an impediment for the longevity of an organization. The logos included in the ImageCo portfolio help Columbia Heights businesses succeed, they are effective in any given circumstance and the main reason they are so effective is that they all have these 5 features in common.
  1. Simplicity: simple logos don’t demand consideration, they can be understood in just a look.
  2. Scalability: from business cards to signboards a scalable logo design will stay legible and equally emotive at virtually any dimension.
  3. Versatility: logos that operate on any device, in print, on product 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 business logo must be timeless and will feel relevant today, tomorrow, and 20 years from now.

Retro logo style of a bike created for a Columbia Heights coffee cafe and also a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This start-up coffee roaster and coffeehouse were actually opening in an older part of the city and hoped to cast a vintage tone without coming across as stodgy or low energy. I fulfilled both of these jobs by means of designing a logo design that incorporates a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is antiquated, high energy, and is a classic business image.

clinical logo design with a microscopic lense slide and germs developed for Columbia Heights medical clinic.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the scientific discipline which researches the triggers and effects of diseases, especially the branch of healthcare that deals with the clinical evaluation of samples of body tissue for diagnostic or forensic reasons.

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

Typically I attempt not to be overly literal with a concept and to a point, this specific 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 enhancement to the brand that helps make it more intriguing, more attention grabbing and a lot more meaningful.

logo design with a jumping environment-friendly frog made for a family fun facility in Columbia Heights.

Cool Springz | Logo Design | Retail Branding

The Cool Springz Trampoline Park was a really 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 usual of the types of projects which come my way, I’ve produced dozens of logo designs for physicians, dental offices, and lawyers but Cool Springz is without question the only trampoline park that I have actually ever had the privilege to work on.

Given that the name of the business has the word springz in its name the clear choice would have been to include a handful of springs into the design but Cool Springz is a fun destination to go and spring does not really resonate an atmosphere 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, in the end I landed on a green tree frog and a dimensional treatment of the name itself to provide the logo a better dynamic high energy feeling.

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

photography logo including a group of birds, a mountain, a path, a stream, as well as a tree - made for Columbia Heights travel digital photographer.

Travel Don’t Wander | Logo Design | Website Design

Travel Don’t Wander was a logo project I took on for a travel photographer, which is a fairly niche field of photography and I believe it is a niche sector because travel photographers tend not to shoot locations or things but rather communicate emotional journeys by means of the images they record. The thought behind this logo concept was to make use of negative space to reveal more than what was visible upon first glance, which I think is quintessential of almost all professional photographers in that they oftentimes tell whole stories through their photography.

It’s said that a picture is worth a thousand words but I think that some photographs convey a lot more than that because their photos frequently have an emotional resonance that can’t be conveyed with just words. I made an effort to do something similar to this logo design by employing 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 looking back, that my objective was to both brand this photographer with a memorable  Columbia Heights logo but also to reveal the depth of her work and in the way that she sees the world through the lens of her camera.

 Columbia Heights logo design with a seagull utilized for the letter A. Designed for a wireless retail company.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The bulk of business logo design projects that I take on I genuinely enjoy and the Coastal Wireless project was one that I certainly felt good about, however the customer didn’t quite share my enthusiasm for it. I felt really good about the concept of using the seagull shape as a stroke in the character A however the customer, while he liked the concept, really did not care for my choice of birds. This man really hated seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, fortunately the rest of his family members didn’t share his hatred for this specific variety of sea bird.

When I turn a design over to a customer I encourage them to discuss it with colleagues and family as well as with individuals that they don’t actually know so as to get neutral viewpoints on the benefit of a design concept. Fortunately, he discussed it with his family and they adored 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 … eventually I was able to talk him out of his choice of a pelican and he proceeded with the original design.

Logo designs are a strange animal in the design world because the people that are inclined to hire a professional to create their logo recognize how essential a logo is for their business so they are way more vested in the final result. Every logo design project has it’s allotment of obstacles, however the most significant challenge is finding that sweet spot in a design that operates really well at the task it’s required to do in branding a business and also providing the client the image they see for themselves.

a red panda logo design with bamboo behind-the-scenes, design for Columbia Heights book author

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a cramped slice of real estate to work with, however it is the most critical part of a printed book given that it is often the very first thing a person sees in the book store. With regard to a publishing company, it’s the optimal opportunity that they will ever have to spotlight their product and get their logo design in front of the men and women that shop for actual books.

This 3 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 made for an airline company in Los Angeles, the logo has 2 letter A's with the bars changed to indicate they are wings.

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines arrive and go yet it looks like that in many occurrences 1 of the traits individuals tend to remember the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a smaller fledgling commuter/shuttle airline company located in LA and although I’m not certain it actually “took off” their logo design didn’t ground them. The bookend A’s in their brand lent itself well to affording a spirit of air travel and it was undoubtedly a success.

 Columbia Heights logo style made use of for advertising and marketing as well as a tag style for Vintage Instance features an antiquated typeface style.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case focused in brand new cases for musical instruments, that appeared to be antique cases. For this brand design I sought to come up with a logo that provided a fluid old style feel to it and could easily be utilized for anything from a website to an insignia on brand new cases that looked like they were from another era.

Logo developed for an orthodontist in Columbia Heights, style consist of an arc with lines intersecting with it to indicate metal braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dental care business logos can easily be one of the most challenging and difficult logo design jobs due to the fact that it appears that every dentist includes 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 careers when it comes to company marketing, if restaurants approached their branding in the same way dentists do every one of their logo designs would be a picture explaining anything they served, McDonalds would most likely have a picture of a potato and a cow.

I recognize the thinking behind adding an illustration of something mouth associated to a dentist’s logo design but it has to be done subtly or it will just look like every other clipart dental professionals logo that litter the branding landscape of the dental care profession.

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

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

William McNally logo design made for a family members nonprofit, the logo design includes 4 personalities startled in height to represent a family 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 depictive of the devotion that William McNally had for the people residing in his city. 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 with regards to what the name says or the industry it represents. I’ve found that the best designs are the ones that are understated and never hit the viewer on the head with what the business or institution wishes to relate.

The McNally Foundation’s name provided a unique opportunity to do a logo that conveyed that they were about families without being overtly cheesy 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 explain exactly how people should think or feel they don’t understand the objective of a logo. If viewers have to ponder a logo design to understand what it means, it has fallen short, a logo needs to be immediately understood and a logo that describes itself won’t have the likelihood to be comprehended.

Logo layout produced for a hair design workshop including a script font a hummingbird as well as a suggested orchid for the letter O.

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios desired a logo design which projected an atmosphere of simplicity and connection for their new hair salon. I created a concept that did not go the obvious course of creating merely a stylized orchid but rather created a company logo that suggested a flower in the pattern of a swirl featured in to the letter O in the title and by placing emphasis on the concept along with the figure of a hummingbird hovering above the logo itself. The obvious path in designing a logo is more often than not the wrong course and in this case, the design ended up not being about the flower but instead laid the attention on the emotion that they really wanted to forecast to their patrons.

Arabian steed logo design produced for an equine ranch that concentrates on reproducing Arabian show steeds.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo developed an original logotype concept tailored to manifest the unique physical traits of the Arabian pedigree of equines. By having a distinctive head form and high tail posture, the Arabian is one of the very most easily recognizable horse types in the whole world.

Las Cafe logo layout a tiny dining establishment, design contains a changed script font style which floats above a team of luxuriant lines and also dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Coffee shop logo style a little dining establishment, style contains a modified script font style which hovers above a team of elaborate lines as well as dots.

Logo layout for a software program programmer the design attributes and 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 management, and disk operations. The kernel connects the computer hardware to the application software. In other words a kernel is {essentially|quite literally a bridge that performs as a connection in between the software and hardware.

The logo 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 explain anything to anyone about what business they are in or how it relates to their specific location. However it represented something to the owner of the company and in quite a few cases the symbolism behind a company logo is just as important as how it serves the organization it stands for.

Progress logo design developed for a Columbia Heights interior developer, layout feature a collection of red circles that converge and also change the letter O in the center of the logo style.

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design | Branding

Evolv Design is a Columbia Heights interior design company and this logo design is representational of the work that an interior designer does in. An interior designer is someone who organizes, investigates, collaborates, and oversees such ventures. Interior design is a multifaceted profession that involves conceptual development, area planning, location examinations, programming, research study, communicating with the stakeholders of a project, building and construction management, and implementation of the design.

logo design provided for Advanced Management Solutions, the personalities for letter V and A in center of the word progressed have been changed to connect straight into words below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This particular Columbia Heights logo design assignment was performed for a leadership specialist that aids business leaders to become more effective at handling people, expectations, and profitability.

A logo layout featuring a fisherman in the middle of the name casting a fly towards the audience.

On The Fly | Logo Design | Retail Branding

With companies such as Cabelas and Bass Pros raking in over 7 billion a year offering goods and equipment to outdoor sporting fans the founders of On the Fly recognized the market was ready for an outdoor sporting merchant that operates as a consignment business. Whether or not you are into boating, sportfishing or rock climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly provides a location for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all kinds of passions, a location to market their pre-owned equipment to other sports enthusiasts. I designed their Columbia Heights business logo dsign with an image that garners the attention of traffic and projects an image that evokes the passion of the outdoors. With traffic that averages 45 mph 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 relaxed habitat.
Logo design MQ ranches, this logo design has actually a field integrated into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms emblem idea wasn’t really produced for an Columbia Heights area farm it was in reality created for an investments broker, and this business logo was one of a handful of which fell beneath the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The end goal was to generate a image that projected self-assurance, success, and wealth.
Logo created for using an indication for the dining establishment (Brewgrrs), it is an elaborate manuscript typeface that is evocative a popular sporting activities group logo.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I have crafted dozens of restaurant logos and business signs for restaurants, diners, sports bars, night clubs, dining establishments|eateries} all over the USA, from cupcake bakeries to pizza parlors and oyster bars, out of all of them I think Brewgrrs was my favorite. Brewgrrs was a cool undertaking in which I worked closely with the owner to design a logo design that worked really well and did a great job to brand them, it worked on everything on everything from coasters, and tap handles all the way to the lighted sign which hung over their doors, and was highly visible and very legible from over a block away.