Minnetonka Mills Logo Design

Virtually every new Minnetonka Mills venture realizes that they need a logo, but few new business owners entirely recognize the pivotal role their organization logo will perform in their success, or precisely why one logo design functions far better than another. A logo has a critical and sustaining influence on the success of a business, choose the correct one and it can make the door swing and cash register ring, choose the incorrect one and it will be an obstacle and a hindrance for the life of a business. The logos featured in the ImageCo portfolio help Minnetonka Mills companies succeed, they are effective in any given situation and the reason why they are so effective is because they all have these five things in common.
  1. Simplicity: simple logos don’t require contemplation, they can be understood in merely a glance.
  2. Scalability: from business cards to signboards a scalable logo design will remain legible and equally emotive at any 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 enterprise they represent.
  5. Relevance: a logo needs to be lasting and will feel relevant today, tomorrow, and forty years from today.

Retro logo style of a bike produced for a Minnetonka Mills coffee cafe and a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This start-up coffee roaster and bistro were launching in an older section of the city and really wanted to visualize a nostalgic tone without coming across as uninteresting or low energy. I accomplished both of these tasks by means of creating a logo concept that features 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 style with a microscope slide and bacteria designed for Minnetonka Mills clinical clinic.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the scientific discipline which researches the root causes and consequences of diseases, mainly the branch of healthcare which deals with the clinical examination of specimens of human body cellular material for diagnostic or forensic reasons.

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

Typically I attempt not to be extremely literal with a concept and to a degree, this specific design approaches the company it represents quite literally, however it does it in a fashion 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 enhancer to the name that makes it more intriguing, more focus grabbing and a lot more memorable.

logo layout with a jumping environment-friendly frog designed for a household fun facility in Minnetonka Mills.

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 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 clear choice would have been to incorporate a couple of springs into the concept but Cool Springz is a fun location to go and spring doesn’t really reflect 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 give the logo a better enthusiastic high energy mood.

In the end, Cool Springz ended up loving my concept and named the frog Jax and included him in to everything they used for marketing. 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 fashioned to look just like my frog design.

digital photography logo design including a flock of birds, a hill, a path, a stream, and a tree - developed for Minnetonka Mills traveling 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 rather specialized field of photography and I think it is a niche field because travel photographers don’t capture places or things but instead communicate emotional journeys by means of the pictures they record. The idea behind this logo concept was to utilize negative space to communicate more than what was visible upon initial glance, which I think is quintessential of the majority of good 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 that can’t be conveyed with mere words. I made an effort to do something similar to this logo by utilizing 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  Minnetonka Mills logo design but also to show the depth of her work and in the way that she views the world through the lens of her camera.

 Minnetonka Mills logo layout with a seagull utilized for the letter A. Designed for a cordless retail business.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The lion’s share of custom logo design projects that I take on I honestly enjoy and the Coastal Wireless design was one that I really felt good about, however the client didn’t quite share my excitement for it. I felt really good about the idea of using the seagull silhouette as a stroke in the letter A however the customer, even though he loved the concept, didn’t care for my choice of birds. This particular guy truly despised seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, fortunately the rest of his friends and family did not share his contempt for this particular kind of sea bird.

When I turn a design over to a client I encourage them to share it with friends and colleagues and family as well as with individuals that they don’t actually know so as to get impartial viewpoints on the worthiness of a design. Fortunately, he shared it with his family and they really loved the design and were able to persuade him and get him to sign off on it, but not before he worked me over to incorporate 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.

Custom logo designs are a strange animal in the design world given that the people that are inclined to hire an expert to design their logo design understand how important a logo design is for their company so they are much more vested in the final result. Every logo project has it’s allotment of challenges, however the most significant challenge is identifying that sweet spot in a design that operates really well at the task it’s required to do in branding a company and also providing the client the identity they see for themselves.

a red panda logo style with bamboo behind-the-scenes, style for Minnetonka Mills publication author

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a narrow segment of real estate to work with, however it is the most crucial part of a published book because it is in most cases the very first thing a person views in the bookstore. With regard to a publishing company, it’s the most ideal opportunity that they will ever have to advertise their label and get their logo design in front of the people that shop for actual books.

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

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

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines come and depart yet it seems like that in many cases one of the traits individuals often tend to remember the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a modest new venture commuter/shuttle air service situated in LA and while I’m not sure it actually “took off” their organization logo didn’t ground them. The bookend A’s in their brand lent itself well to conferring a good sense of airline flight and it was undoubtedly a success.

 Minnetonka Mills logo style used for advertising and marketing as well as a tag layout for Vintage Situation features an antiquated font style design.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case specialized in brand new cases for music instruments, which appeared to be antique cases. For this custom logo concept I attempted to come up with a logo that possessed a fluid nostalgic feel to it and could easily be utilized for every thing from a web page to a label on brand new cases that appeared like they were from another era.

Logo created for an orthodontist in Minnetonka Mills, style consist of an arc with lines converging with it to indicate steel dental braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dental care logo designs can be one of the most challenging logo design jobs considering that it appears that every single dental professional includes a smile, a tooth, a smiling tooth, or a toothy smile in their design. Dental logos are one of the very most cliche ridden professions when it comes to business marketing, if restaurants approached their branding in the very same way dental professionals do every one of their logos would definitely be a picture trying to explain something they served, McDonalds would probably have a picture of a potato and a cow.

I understand the thinking behind incorporating an image of something mouth related to a dentist’s logo nevertheless 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 logo designs simply because it challenges me to come up with a design that implies the field of dentistry or a particular area of the field of dentistry like orthodontics without resorting to the clichéd course of action that so many dentists settle on.

Kujak Orthodontics delivered such an opportunity and inevitably I created a layout 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 concept. 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 made for a family members not-for-profit, the logo design includes 4 personalities staggered 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 logo design that would be depictive of the devotion that William McNally had for the people in his community. The majority of logos with the name “family” in them tend to contain images of a happy family, a cliche heavy approach to any logo design is to be far too 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 relate.

The McNally Foundation’s name offered a distinct opportunity to do a logo design that communicated that they were about families without being overtly cheesy about it. The objective of a logo design is to be remembered and recognized and if the designer tries to use the logo to summarize precisely how individuals ought to think or feel they don’t understand the goal of a logo. If people have to consider a logo design to understand what it means, it has been in vain, a logo needs to be instantly understood and a logo design that illustrates itself will never have the likelihood to be understood.

Logo style created for a hair style workshop featuring 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 which related an atmosphere of peace and class for their new hair studio. I came up with a design that did not go the obvious path of crafting merely a stylized orchid but alternatively delivered a logo which suggested a flower in the pattern of a swirl integrated into the letter O in the title and by putting attention on the concept with the silhouette of a hummingbird floating over the image itself. The obvious path in creating a company logo is more often than not the incorrect path and in this case, the design ended up not being about the orchid but instead placed the attention on the feeling that they wanted to project to their patrons.

Arabian steed logo design developed for a horse ranch that specializes in breeding Arabian show steeds.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo created a unique organization logo design styled to manifest the unique physical traits of the Arabian breed of horses. With a distinctive head shape and high tail carriage, the Arabian is one of the very most easily identifiable horse types in the whole world.

Las Coffee shop logo style a little dining establishment, design includes a changed manuscript font which floats above a group of ornate lines and also dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Cafe logo design a little restaurant, style includes a changed manuscript font style which hovers above a team of luxuriant lines and also dots.

Logo design for a software application developer the style functions and also iconic aspect of a bridge to the left of the name.

Smart Kernels | Logo Design

A kernel is the key part of an operating system (OS). Traditionally, the kernel is responsible for memory administration, process and task control, and drive operations. The kernel connects the computer hardware to the application software. In other words a kernel is {essentially|quite literally a bridge that serves as a bridge in between the software program and hardware.

The business logo I came up with for Smart Kernels was based on an actual bridge that is located 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 regarding to what business they are in or how it relates to their specific location. Nevertheless it intimated something to the owner of the business and in quite a few cases the significance supporting a business logo is just as important as how it brands the enterprise it represents.

Progress logo style developed for a Minnetonka Mills interior developer, design feature 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 Minnetonka Mills interior design company and this logo design is representational of the work that an interior designer does in. An interior designer is a professional who plans, researches, collaborates, and manages such ventures. Interior design is a diverse profession that consists of conceptual development, space planning, location examinations, programming, study, communicating with the stakeholders of a project, construction management, and execution of the design.

logo design provided for Advanced Management Solutions, the characters for letter V and A in middle of the word progressed have actually been customized to tie straight into words listed below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This Minnetonka Mills logo design assignment was performed for a leadership consultant that assists business leaders to develop into more efficient at managing people, expectations, and profitability.

A logo style including a fisherman in the center of the name casting a fly towards the customer.

On The Fly | Logo Design | Retail Branding

With companies such as Cabelas and Bass Pros raking in over 7 billion a year selling goods and equipment to outdoor sporting lovers the owners of On the Fly recognized the market place was ready for an outdoor sporting merchant that operates as a consignment firm. Whether you are into boating, angling or mountain climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly provides a location for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all kinds of interests, a location to sell their pre-owned equipment to other sports enthusiasts. I created their Minnetonka Mills business logo dsign along with a graphic which pulls in the interest of traffic and sends an image that calls to mind 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 picture of a fly fisherman in his natural and calm habitat.
Logo style MQ ranches, this logo style has a field integrated right into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms emblem concept wasn’t actually designed for an Minnetonka Mills regional farm it was really devised for a products broker, and this particular business logo was one of many that fell underneath the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The aim was actually to develop a graphic that projected confidence, success, and opulence.
Logo design made for using an indication for the dining establishment (Brewgrrs), it is an elaborate manuscript font that is similar to a famous sports group logo.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I have created quite a lot of restaurant custom logo designs and business signs for restaurants, diners, sports bars, night clubs, dining establishments|eateries} all over the US, from cupcake pastry shops to pizza parlors and oyster bars, out of all of them I think Brewgrrs was my absolute favorite. Brewgrrs was a great project in which I worked directly with the proprietor to develop a business logo that worked very 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.