Cottage Grove Logo Design

Each and every new Cottage Grove company understands that they require a logo, but few entrepreneurs entirely grasp the key role their logo can take in their success, or exactly why one logo design functions far better than another. A business logo has an immediate and lasting impact on the financial success of a business, pick the right one and it will make the door swing and cash register ring, select the wrong one and it will be an obstacle and a hindrance for the life of an organization. The logos presented in the ImageCo portfolio help Cottage Grove businesses prosper, they are effective in any given circumstance and the main reason they are so effective is because they all have these 5 features in common.
  1. Simplicity: simple logos do not require scrutiny, they can be realized in just a glimpse.
  2. Scalability: from business cards to billboards a scalable business logo will remain legible and equally emotive at any size.
  3. Versatility: logos that work on any type 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 enterprise they stand for.
  5. Relevance: a logo design should be ageless and will feel relevant today, tomorrow, and 20 years from now.

Retro logo layout of a bicycle created for a Cottage Grove coffee cafe and also a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This start-up coffee roaster and bistro were actually opening in an older section of town and wanted to project a retro vibe without appearing as uninteresting or low energy. I fulfilled each of the tasks via creating a company logo design that incorporates a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is old-fashioned, high energy, and is a classic business image.

clinical logo style with a microscope slide and germs developed for Cottage Grove clinical clinic.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the science that researches the root causes and effects of diseases, mainly the field of medicine that deals with the laboratory assessment of samplings of human body tissue for diagnostic or forensic reasons.

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

Normally I try not to be overly literal with a concept and to a point, this specific design approaches the company it serves very 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 enhancer to the brand that makes it more appealing, more attention grabbing and more meaningful.

logo design with a leaping green frog created for a household enjoyable facility in Cottage Grove.

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 jobs that come my way, I’ve produced dozens of logo designs for doctors, dental experts, and legal professionals but Cool Springz is without question the only trampoline park that I have ever gotten the privilege to work on.

Given that the title of the company has the word springz in its name the obvious choice would have been to feature a couple springs into the design but Cool Springz is a fun place to go and spring doesn’t really reflect an environment 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, ultimately I landed on a green tree frog and a dimensional treatment of the title itself to give the logo a better dynamic high energy mood.

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

digital photography logo including a flock of birds, a hill, a trail, a stream, as well as a tree - developed for Cottage Grove travel photographer.

Travel Don’t Wander | Logo Design | Website Design

Travel Don’t Wander was a custom logo design project I took on for a travel photographer, which is a rather specialized field of photography and I believe it is a niche speciality due to the fact that travel photographers don’t shoot locations or things but instead reveal emotional journeys through the pictures they record. The thought behind this logo concept was to use negative space to convey more than what was visible upon first view, which I think is representative of almost all good photographers in that they oftentimes share entire stories using 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 fullness that can’t be revealed with just words. I made an effort to do something similar to this logo design by making use of 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 looking back, that my goal was to both brand this photographer with a memorable  Cottage Grove logo design but also to reveal the depth in her work and in the way that she sees the world through the lens of her camera.

 Cottage Grove logo style with a seagull utilized for the letter A. Designed for a wireless retail company.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The majority of logo design projects that I take on I truly relish and the Coastal Wireless design 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 silhouette as a stroke in the letter A however the client, even though he liked the concept, didn’t care for my choice of birds. This man seriously despised seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, fortunately the rest of his family did not share his scorn for this specific breed of sea bird.

When I turn a concept over to a customer I urge them to discuss it with colleagues and family as well as with folks that they don’t actually know so as to get impartial opinions on the benefit of a concept. Fortunately, he discussed it with his family and they really loved the concept and were able to persuade 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 alternative of a pelican and he proceeded with the original design.

Business logos are a strange creature in the design world given that the people that tend to hire a professional to design their logo realize how important a logo design is for their business so they are way more invested in the final result. Every logo design job has it’s share of challenges, but the greatest challenge is identifying that sweet spot in a design that operates really well at the task it’s needed to do in branding a company and also giving the client the image they see for themselves.

a red panda logo layout with bamboo behind-the-scenes, layout for Cottage Grove publication author

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a narrow parcel of real estate to work with, nevertheless it is the most critical part of a printed book because it is in most cases the initial thing a person sees in the bookstore. With respect to a publisher, it’s the absolute best opportunity they will likely ever get to advertise their label and get their logo design in front of the people that buy actual books.

This three color design is vibrant, picturesque and eye-catching and it leaves 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 design has two letter A's with the bars modified to suggest they are wings.

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines come and depart nevertheless it looks like that in many occurrences one of the traits people usually tend to remember the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a small startup commuter/shuttle airline situated in LA and although I’m not sure it really “took off” their custom logo didn’t slow them. The bookend A’s in their title lent itself well to conferring a spirit of airline flight and it was definitely a victory.

 Cottage Grove logo design used for advertising and marketing as well as a label style for Vintage Instance features an archaic typeface design.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case focused in brand-new cases for musical instruments, which appeared to be vintage cases. For this logo design I strove to come up with a logo that provided a fluid old-fashioned feel to it and could be utilized for every thing from a website to a label on brand new cases that seemed like they were from another generation.

Logo created for an orthodontist in Cottage Grove, style consist of an arc with lines converging via it to imply metal braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dental logo designs can easily be one of the most challenging and difficult logo jobs due to the fact that it seems that every single dental professional involves a smile, a tooth, a smiling tooth, or a toothy smile in their design. Dental logo designs are one of the most cliche ridden professions when it comes to company advertising, if dining establishments approached their branding in the exact same way dental offices do every one of their logo designs would definitely be a picture trying to explain something they served, McDonalds would probably have an image of a potato and a cow.

I recognize the thinking behind incorporating an image of something mouth associated to a dentist’s company logo 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 love doing dental care business logos simply because it challenges me to come up with a design that implies the field of dentistry or a certain area of the field of dentistry like orthodontics without resorting to the clichéd solution that so many dentists settle on.

Kujak Orthodontics delivered such an opportunity and ultimately I created a concept that does not 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 concept over to the client the only smile that was apparent was really the smile on Dr. Kujak’s face.

William McNally logo created for a family not-for-profit, the logo design features 4 characters surprised in height to represent a family unit with in the design.

William McNally | Logo Design | Branding

The William McNally Family Foundation contacted ImageCo to help them come up with a logo that would be illustrative of the devotion that William McNally had for the people residing in his city. Most logos with the name “family” in them tend to contain depictions of a happy family, a cliche heavy strategy to any logo design is to be overly literal about what the name says or the industry it represents. I’ve discovered that the best concepts are the ones that are downplayed and never hit the viewer on the head with what the company or institution wants to project.

The McNally Foundation’s name presented a distinct opportunity to do a logo which 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 tries to use the logo to summarize precisely how people should think or feel they don’t understand the objective of a logo. If you have to think about a logo to understand what it means, it has fallen short, a logo needs to be instantly understood and a logo that describes itself won’t have the opportunity to be comprehended.

Logo design developed 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 needed a logo design that related a feeling of calmness and class for their new hair studio. I created a design that didn’t go the obvious course of creating simply a stylized orchid but instead crafted a business logo that implied a flower in the formation of a swirl blended in to the letter O in the name and by placing attention on the logo design along with the silhouette of a hummingbird hovering over the image itself. The obvious path in creating a business logo is generally the incorrect course and in this case, the design ended up not being about the orchid but instead placed the importance on the feeling that they really wanted to forecast to their customers.

Arabian horse logo layout created for an equine ranch that concentrates on breeding Arabian program equines.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo crafted a unique company logo design fashioned to display the unique physical traits of the Arabian kind of equines. By having a distinctive head shape and very high tail posture, the Arabian is one of the very most quite easily recognizable horse lineages in the entire world.

Las Cafe logo design a small dining establishment, design consists of a changed manuscript typeface which hovers above a group of luxuriant lines and dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Coffee shop logo style a small restaurant, design includes a changed script font which hovers above a team of elaborate lines and also dots.

Logo style for a software programmer the layout features and iconic element of a bridge to the left of the name.

Smart Kernels | Logo Design

A kernel is the central part of an operating system (OS). Generally, the kernel is responsible for memory administration, process and task control, and drive management. The kernel attaches 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 hardware.

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

Progress logo layout created for a Cottage Grove indoor developer, style function a series of red circles that intersect and change the letter O in the center of the logo style.

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design | Branding

Evolv Design is a Cottage Grove interior design company and this logo design is representational of the work that an interior designer does in. An interior designer is an individual who prepares, researches, coordinates, and oversees such projects. Interior design is a diverse profession that includes conceptual development, space planning, location inspections, programming, research study, communicating with the stakeholders of a project, building and construction management, and execution of the design.

logo style done for Advanced Management Solutions, the personalities for letter V and also A in middle of the word progressed have been modified to connect directly right into the words listed below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This particular Cottage Grove logo design job was done for a leadership specialist that enables business leaders to develop into more effective at overseeing people, expectations, and profitability.

A logo layout featuring an angler in the middle of the name casting a fly in the direction of the viewer.

On The Fly | Logo Design | Retail Branding

With companies like Cabelas and Bass Pros raking in more than 7 billion a year offering supplies and equipment to outdoor sporting fans the owners of On the Fly understood the market was ready for an outdoor sporting merchant that functions as a consignment firm. Whether or not you are into boating, angling or rock climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly presents a place for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all kinds of passions, a spot to market their secondhand items to other sports enthusiasts. I designed their Cottage Grove logo dsign using an image which grabs the interest of vehicles and projects an image that arouses the enthusiasm of the outdoors. With visitor traffic that averages 45 mph I realized 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 calm habitat.
Logo layout MQ ranches, this logo design has actually a field integrated right into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms business logo idea wasn’t actually developed for an Cottage Grove area farm it was in reality devised for an investments broker, and this brand was one of many that fell beneath the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The goal was actually to create a brand mark that projected esteem, effectiveness, and prosperity.
Logo made for making use of an indication for the restaurant (Brewgrrs), it is an ornate script font that is reminiscent of a renowned sports team logo.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I’ve designed loads of restaurant business logos and business signs for restaurants, diners, sports bars, night clubs, dining establishments|eateries} all over the US, from cupcake bakeries to pizza parlors and oyster bars, out of all of them I believe Brewgrrs was my favorite. Brewgrrs was a neat project in which I worked directly with the business owner to develop 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 neon signage that hung above their doors, and was highly visible and very easy to read from over a block away.