Lino Lakes Logo Design

Virtually every new Lino Lakes business understands that they need a logo, however few new business owners entirely are aware of the key role their logo can perform in their becoming successful, or why one logo design performs better than another. A logo design has an instant and lasting effect on the financial success of a business, go with the correct one and it will make the door swing and cash register ring, go with the incorrect one and it will be a barrier and an impediment for the life span of a business. The logos included in the ImageCo portfolio help Lino Lakes businesses succeed, they are effective in any given situation and the reason why they are so effective is because they all have these five features in common.
  1. Simplicity: simple logos don’t require contemplation, they can be understood in merely a glance.
  2. Scalability: from business cards to billboards a scalable logo design will continue to be legible and equally emotive at any scale.
  3. Versatility: logos that function 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 unique, and they are suitable for the business they stand for.
  5. Relevance: a business logo should be ageless and should feel relevant today, tomorrow, and thirty years from today.

Retro logo layout of a bicycle created for a Lino Lakes coffee cafe and also a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This fledgling coffee roaster and coffee shop were actually opening up in an old part of the area and wanted to project a nostalgic vibe without appearing as stodgy or low energy. I accomplished both of these tasks by developing a business logo concept that incorporates a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is old-fashioned, higher energy, and is a ageless business image.

clinical logo style with a microscope slide and germs designed for Lino Lakes medical center.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the science which examines the triggers and effects of diseases, especially the branch of healthcare which works with the clinical assessment of samples of human body tissue for diagnostic or forensic objectives.

The Mid-Valley Pathology custom logo design I came up with is the only instance I recollect in which I was in a position to incorporate a bacteria-laden microscope slide right into a business logo design.

Normally I try not to be extremely literal with a design and to a point, this design approaches the company it serves very literally, but it does it in a way that incorporates 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 interesting, more focus grabbing and much more meaningful.

logo design with a jumping eco-friendly frog developed for a household enjoyable center in Lino Lakes.

Cool Springz | Logo Design | Retail Branding

The Cool Springz Trampoline Park was a really 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 usual of the sorts of jobs that come my way, I’ve produced dozens of logo designs for physicians, dental practices, and legal professionals but Cool Springz is without question the one and only trampoline park which I have actually ever gotten the opportunity to work on.

Given that the name of the business has the word springz in its name the obvious choice would have been to feature a few springs into the design but Cool Springz is a fun destination to go and spring doesn’t actually resonate an atmosphere of fun does it. My thought process on this logo 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 dynamic high energy feel.

In the end, Cool Springz ended up loving my concept and named the frog Jax and integrated him in to everything they utilized for advertising and marketing. I also believe 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.

photography logo featuring a group of birds, a mountain, a path, a stream, and also a tree - made for Lino Lakes travel professional photographer.

Travel Don’t Wander | Logo Design | Website Design

Travel Don’t Wander was a logo design project I took on for a travel photographer, which is a pretty niche field of photography and I think it is a niche profession due to the fact that travel photographers tend not to shoot places or things but instead convey emotional journeys by means of the photos they capture. The thought behind this logo concept was to utilize negative space to convey more than what was visible upon initial glance, which I think is quintessential of the majority of good photographers in that they frequently convey 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 which can’t be conveyed with mere words. I tried to do something similar to this logo 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 conveyed through the first impression. I think, in looking back, that my goal was to both brand this photographer with a memorable  Lino Lakes logo design but also to reveal the depth of her work and in the way that she views the world through the lens of her camera.

 Lino Lakes logo layout with a seagull made use of for the letter A. Designed for a wireless retail organisation.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The majority of business logo design projects that I take on I really savor and the Coastal Wireless project 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 concept of using the seagull shape as a stroke in the letter A but my client, even though he liked the concept, really did not care for my choice of birds. This particular guy seriously disliked seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, luckily the rest of his family members did not share his aversion for this particular type of sea bird.

When I turn a design over to a client I encourage all of them to discuss it with colleagues and family as well as with individuals that they don’t actually know so as to get honest opinions on the value of a design. Fortunately, he shared it with his family 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 include 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 concept.

Logos are a weird creature in the design world because the people that tend to hire a professional to design their logo design realize how crucial a logo design is for their business so they are much more invested in the result. Every logo project has it’s share of difficulties, but the biggest obstacle is identifying that sweet spot in a design that works really well at the task it’s needed to do in branding a company and also giving the customer the identity they see for themselves.

a red panda logo layout with bamboo in the background, design for Lino Lakes book publisher

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a narrow parcel of real estate to work with, yet it is the most essential part of a published book because it is in most cases the very first thing a person sees in the book store. For a publisher, it’s the opportunity that they will ever get to publicize their brand and get their logo design in front of the men and women that shop for actual books.

This three color design is vibrant, picturesque and eye-catching and it leaves plenty of territory for the title and the author’s name.

Air LA logo design made 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 go yet it seems that in many cases 1 of the items folks tend to recollect the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a small new venture commuter/shuttle airline based in LA and although I’m not certain it really “took off” their organization logo didn’t ground them. The bookend A’s in their name lent itself well to conferring a good sense of airline flight and it was certainly a success.

 Lino Lakes logo layout used for advertising and also a label design for Vintage Instance includes an antiquated typeface layout.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case specialized in new cases for music instruments, that appeared to be older cases. For this custom logo design I sought to come up with a logo that possessed a fluid old style feel to it and could be utilized for everything from a web site to an insignia on brand new cases that seemed like they were from another generation.

Logo developed for an orthodontist in Lino Lakes, style include an arc with lines intersecting with it to imply metal braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dental care business logos can be one of the most difficult logo design projects because it appears that each and every dentist includes a smile, a tooth, a smiling tooth, or a toothy smile in their design. Dentistry logos are one of the most cliche ridden professions when it comes to business branding, if restaurants approached their branding in the very same way dental practices do every one of their logo designs would be a picture explaining anything they served, McDonalds would likely include an image of a potato and a cow.

I understand the thinking behind incorporating a likeness of something mouth associated 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 industry.

I really love doing dentist logo designs because it challenges me to come up with a design that implies dentistry or a particular area of the field of dentistry like orthodontics without resorting to the stereotypical course of action that so many dentists settle on.

Kujak Orthodontics delivered such an opportunity and inevitably I created a concept that doesn’t have a solitary smile or a tooth in it, but even though they aren’t overt, they are still implied in the design. 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 family nonprofit, the logo features 4 characters startled in elevation to stand for a family with in the design.

William McNally | Logo Design | Branding

The William McNally Family Foundation reached out to ImageCo to help them come up with a logo design that would be depictive of the devotion that William McNally had for the families 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 very literal about what the name says or the industry it represents. I’ve found that the best concepts are the ones that are downplayed and never hit the viewer on the head with what the company or organization hopes to relate.

The McNally Foundation’s name presented a unique opportunity to do a custom logo design which communicated that they were about families without being overtly corny about it. The goal of a logo is to be remembered and recognized and if the designer attempts to use the logo to explain exactly how individuals ought to think or feel they don’t understand the mission of a logo. If viewers have to think about a logo design to understand what it means, it has been in vain, a logo needs to be immediately comprehended and a logo design that describes itself will never have the likelihood to be comprehended.

Logo style created for a hair design workshop featuring a manuscript 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 projected a feeling of peace and class for their new hair studio. I created a concept that did not go the obvious route of designing just a stylized orchid but rather designed a logo that suggested an orchid in the formation of a swirl blended into the letter O in the title and by putting emphasis on the logo design with the figure of a hummingbird floating over the logo design itself. The obvious path in creating a logo design is usually the incorrect path and in this case, the design ended up not being about the flower but instead put the importance on the emotion that they wanted to transmit to their patrons.

Arabian steed logo design developed for a horse cattle ranch that concentrates on reproducing Arabian program equines.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo created a one-of-a-kind logotype design customized to embody the unique physical traits of the Arabian type of equines. With an identifiable head shape and higher tail posture, the Arabian is one of the most immediately recognizable equine breeds in the entire world.

Las Coffee shop logo layout a little dining establishment, layout includes a customized manuscript typeface which floats above a group of elaborate lines as well as dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Cafe logo design a tiny dining establishment, design consists of a changed script font which hovers over a group of ornate lines as well as dots.

Logo style for a software programmer the style features as well as renowned 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 management, process and task management, and disk operations. The kernel attaches 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 I came up with for Smart Kernels was based on an actual bridge that is situated a couple 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. 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 company it stands for.

Develop logo style developed for a Lino Lakes indoor developer, style function a collection of red circles that intersect and also replace the letter O in the middle of the logo layout.

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design | Branding

Evolv Design is a Lino Lakes 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, investigates, coordinates, and oversees such ventures. Interior design is a multifaceted occupation that involves conceptual development, area planning, location assessments, programming, analysis, corresponding with the stakeholders of a project, construction supervision, and implementation of the design.

logo design provided for Advanced Management Solutions, the personalities for letter V and A in middle of words advanced have actually been modified to link straight into the words listed below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This particular Lino Lakes logo design assignment was done for a management advisor that aids business leaders to develop into more efficient at supervising people, expectations, and productivity.

A logo design featuring an angler in the middle of the name casting a fly towards the customer.

On The Fly | Logo Design | Retail Branding

With companies like Cabelas and Bass Pros raking in over 7 billion a year selling goods and equipment to outdoor sporting enthusiasts the founders of On the Fly knew the market was primed for an outdoor sporting retailer that operates as a consignment firm. Whether you are into boating, sportfishing or mountain climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly presents a destination for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all sorts of passions, a location to sell their previously owned equipment to other sports enthusiasts. I tailored their Lino Lakes logo dsign along with an illustration that garners the interest of vehicles and projects an image that invokes the enthusiasm of the outdoors. With visitor traffic that averages 45 mph I realized it would take more than the average logo/sign to get commuters to take notice, hence the image of a fly fisherman in his natural and relaxed habitat.
Logo design MQ farms, this logo design has a field incorporated right into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms custom logo design wasn’t actually produced for an Lino Lakes area farm it was actually devised for a products broker, and this particular company logo was one of multiple which fell underneath the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The end goal was really to produce a brand mark that projects trust, success, and opulence.
Logo design designed for the use of an indication for the dining establishment (Brewgrrs), it is an ornate script font style that is similar to a famous sports team logo design.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I have designed dozens of restaurant business logos and business signs for restaurants, diners, sports bars, night clubs, dining establishments|eateries} all over the United States, from cupcake pastry shops to pizza parlors and oyster bars, out of all of them I think Brewgrrs was my favorite. Brewgrrs was a cool project in which I worked directly with the business owner to develop a logo that worked extremely 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 easy to read from over a block away.