Coon Rapids Logo Design

Virtually every new Coon Rapids organization understands that they need a logo, yet few entrepreneurs fully understand the essential role their company logo will play in their financial success, or precisely why one business logo works better than another. A company logo has an instant and lasting influence on the success of a company, select the right one and it can 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 an organization. The logos included in the ImageCo portfolio help Coon Rapids companies succeed, they are effective in any given circumstance and the reason why they are so effective is that they all have these 5 traits in common.
  1. Simplicity: simple logos don’t demand contemplation, they can be understood in just a glance.
  2. Scalability: from business cards to billboards a scalable logo will be legible and equally emotive at every size.
  3. Versatility: logos that work 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 exclusive, and they are suitable for the organization they stand for.
  5. Relevance: a business logo needs to be lasting and will feel relevant today, tomorrow, and 20 years from now.

Retro logo layout of a bicycle produced for a Coon Rapids coffee cafe and a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This startup coffee roaster and coffee shop were actually launching in an old section of town and really wanted to cast a nostalgic feel without coming across as stodgy or low energy. I achieved both of these tasks by developing a trademark design that contains a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is old-fashioned, high energy, and is a ageless business image.

clinical logo design with a microscope slide and germs created for Coon Rapids medical center.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the scientific discipline which studies the causes and outcomes of diseases, mainly the field of healthcare that works with the clinical assessment of samples of human body cellular material for diagnostic or forensic intents.

The Mid-Valley Pathology brand I came up with is really the sole instance I recollect where I was able to integrate a bacteria-laden microscope slide within a logo design.

Usually I attempt not to be overly literal with a concept and to a degree, this specific design approaches the company it serves rather literally, however it does it in a fashion 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 helps make it more intriguing, more focus grabbing and more meaningful.

logo layout with a leaping environment-friendly frog created for a family members fun center in Coon Rapids.

Cool Springz | Logo Design | Retail Branding

The Cool Springz Trampoline Park was a very fun 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 norm of the types of jobs that come my way, I’ve produced dozens of logo designs for health care providers, dental practices, and legal professionals but Cool Springz is without question the one and only trampoline park which I have ever gotten the privilege to work on.

Given that the full name of the business has the word springz in its name the obvious 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 actually reflect 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, in the end I landed on a green tree frog and a dimensional treatment of the title itself to give the logo a much more dynamic high energy mood.

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

photography logo featuring a flock of birds, a mountain, a path, a stream, as well as a tree - created for Coon Rapids traveling digital 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 pretty niche field of photography and I believe it is a niche profession due to the fact that travel photographers don’t shoot locations or things but instead communicate emotional journeys through the photos they capture. The thought behind this logo concept was to utilize negative space to reveal more than what was visible upon initial view, which I think is representative of the majority of good photographers in that they frequently share whole 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 frequently have an emotional resonance which can’t be communicated with mere words. I attempted to do something much the same to this logo design by using 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 goal was to both brand this photographer with a memorable  Coon Rapids logo but also to reveal the depth of her work and in the way that she perceives the world through the lens of her camera.

 Coon Rapids logo style with a seagull made use of for the letter A. Designed for a wireless retail company.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The bulk of custom logo design jobs that I take on I truly enjoy 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 idea of using the seagull silhouette as a stroke in the character A but my customer, even though he loved the concept, didn’t care for my choice of birds. This guy truly disliked seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, thankfully the rest of his family didn’t share his aversion for this specific type of sea bird.

When I turn a design over to a customer I urge them to discuss it with friends and family as well as with people that they don’t actually know so as to get neutral viewpoints on the merit of a design concept. Fortunately, he talked about it with his family members and they really 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 weird animal in the design world because the people that have a tendency to hire a professional to create their business logo understand how important a logo is for their business so they are much more vested in the outcome. Every logo design job has it’s allotment of obstacles, however the biggest challenge is finding that sweet spot in a design that works really well at the task it’s needed to do in branding a business and also giving the client the image they see for themselves.

a red panda logo design with bamboo behind-the-scenes, design for Coon Rapids book author

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a narrow slice of real estate to work with, nevertheless it really is the most necessary part of a printed book because it is ordinarily the primary thing a person sees in the book shop. Concerning a publisher, it’s the most ideal opportunity they will ever have to promote their product and get their logo design in front of the people that shop for actual books.

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

Air LA logo designed for an airline in Los Angeles, the logo has 2 letter A's with the bars modified to indicate they are wings.

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines come and depart but it looks like that in many instances one of the things individuals tend to remember the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a smaller startup commuter/shuttle airline located in LA and although I’m not sure it actually “took off” their custom logo didn’t slow them. The bookend A’s in their title lent itself well to affording a sense of flight and it was undoubtedly a winner.

 Coon Rapids logo layout utilized for marketing as well as a label layout for Vintage Case includes an old font style.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case focused in all new cases for music instruments, that looked to be antique cases. For this business logo concept I tried to come up with a logo that had a fluid vintage feel to it and could easily be utilized for anything 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 Coon Rapids, design consist of an arc with lines converging through it to suggest metal braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dentistry logos can be one of the most challenging and difficult logo jobs considering that it seems that every dental professional includes a smile, a tooth, a smiling tooth, or a toothy smile in their design. Dentistry logo designs are one of the very most cliche ridden fields when it comes to company marketing, if restaurants approached their advertising in the same way dental professionals do every one of their company logos would be a picture trying to explain something they served, McDonalds would likely have a picture of a potato and a cow.

I recognize the thinking behind adding a likeness of something mouth related to a dentist’s logo design nevertheless it has to be performed subtly or it will just look like every other clipart dentists logo that litter the branding landscape of the dental care industry.

I really enjoy doing dentistry business logos 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 approach that so many dentists settle on.

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

William McNally logo design created for a family nonprofit, the logo features 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 brand identity design that would be depictive of the devotion that William McNally had for the families in his community. Most logos with the name “family” in them tend to contain depictions of a happy family, a cliche heavy method to any logo design is to be overly literal pertaining to 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 business or organization wants to communicate.

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 tacky about it. The goal of a logo design is to be remembered and recognized and if the designer makes an effort to use the logo to describe how people ought to think or feel they don’t understand the goal of a logo. If you have to consider a logo to understand what it means, it has failed, a logo needs to be instantly understood and a logo that describes itself won’t have the chance to be comprehended.

Logo style produced for a hair design studio including a script font a hummingbird as well as an indicated orchid for the letter O.

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios wanted a logo which related an atmosphere of calmness and connection for their new hair studio. I created a concept which did not go the obvious course of creating merely a stylized orchid but instead delivered a logo that suggested a flower in the formation of a swirl integrated into the letter O in the title and by placing attention on the concept using the figure of a hummingbird hovering over the logo itself. The obvious path in designing a company logo is generally the wrong route and in this case, the design ended up not being about the orchid but instead laid the attention on the feeling that they wanted to project to their patrons.

Arabian steed logo style developed for an equine cattle ranch that concentrates on breeding Arabian show equines.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo created an original company logo design fashioned to embody the unique physical traits of the Arabian type of horses. With an identifiable head shape and higher tail posture, the Arabian is one of the very most immediately identifiable horse lineages in the whole world.

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

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Coffee shop logo layout a little dining establishment, design contains a modified manuscript font which hovers over a team of elaborate lines and dots.

Logo style for a software application programmer the style attributes and famous component 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 administration, process and task management, and hard drive operations. The kernel unites 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 program and hardware.

The logo design I came up with for Smart Kernels was based on an actual bridge that is situated a couple of miles from the offices of Smart kernels. It’s a logo design that doesn’t attempt to point out anything to anyone with regards to what business they are in or how it relates to their specific location. However, it meant something to the owner of the business and in many cases the meaning behind a business logo is just as important as how it brands the business it stands for.

Progress logo design developed for a Coon Rapids interior developer, style attribute a series of red circles that converge and replace the letter O in the center of the logo layout.

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design | Branding

Evolv Design is a Coon Rapids 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, coordinates, and manages such ventures. Interior design is a diverse profession that includes conceptual development, area planning, site examinations, programming, analysis, communicating with the stakeholders of a project, building and construction management, and implementation of the design.

logo design provided for Advanced Leadership Solutions, the characters for letter V and A in center of words advanced have been changed to connect directly into words below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This Coon Rapids logo design assignment was performed for a management coach that enables business professionals to become more efficient at overseeing people, expectations, and productivity.

A logo design 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 such as Cabelas and Bass Pros raking in more than 7 billion a year retailing goods and equipment to outdoor sporting lovers the founders of On the Fly recognized the market was prepared for an outdoor sporting retailer that operates as a consignment company. Whether you are into boating, angling or rock climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly provides a venue for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all types of passions, a spot to sell their secondhand products to other sports enthusiasts. I designed their Coon Rapids logo dsign utilizing an illustration that garners the attention of traffic and projects an image that arouses the passion of the outdoors. With traffic that averages 45 miles per hour I realized 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 peaceful habitat.
Logo design MQ farms, this logo layout has actually an area included right into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms company logo idea wasn’t really created for an Coon Rapids area farm it was in reality devised for a commodities broker, and this company logo was one of multiple that fell under the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The aim was actually to create an identity that projects self-assurance, success, and affluence.
Logo developed for using an indicator for the restaurant (Brewgrrs), it is an elaborate manuscript font that is evocative a famous sports group logo design.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I have crafted dozens of restaurant business logos and business signs for restaurants, diners, sports bars, night clubs, dining establishments|eateries} all over the USA, from cupcake bakeshops to pizza parlors and oyster bars, out of all of them I believe Brewgrrs was my absolute favorite. Brewgrrs was a great project in which I worked closely with the business owner to produce a logo design that 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 neon signage which hung over their doors, and was highly visible and very legible from over a block away.