Plymouth, Minnesota Logo Design

Nearly every new Plymouth organization understands that they are in need of a logo, however few new business owners thoroughly understand the crucial role their company logo can play in their financial success, or exactly why one logo design works more effectively than another. A logo has a critical and sustaining influence on the financial success of a company, pick the right one and it can make the door swing and phone ring, choose the wrong one and it will be an obstacle and an impediment for the longevity of a business.

The logos presented in the ImageCo portfolio help Plymouth, Minnesota businesses succeed, they are effective in any given scenario and the main reason they are so effective is because they all have these five traits in common.

  1. Simplicity: simple logos do not require deliberation, they can be understood in merely a look.
  2. Scalability: from business cards to posters a scalable logo design will remain legible and equally emotive at 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 exclusive, and they are suitable for the company they represent.
  5. Relevance: a company logo should be ageless and will feel relevant today, tomorrow, and thirty years from now.

Logo PORTFOLIO Volume 1

Retro logo layout of a bicycle produced for a Plymouth, Minnesota coffee cafe as well as a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This startup coffee roaster and coffeehouse were actually opening in an older part of the area and wanted to cast a retro vibe without coming across as uninteresting or low energy. I accomplished both jobs by designing a business logo concept that incorporates a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is antiquated, higher energy, and is a classic business image.

medical logo style with a microscopic lense slide and also germs created for Plymouth, Minnesota clinical facility.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the science which analyzes the root causes and outcomes of diseases, especially the field of medicine that deals with the clinical examination 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 call to mind where I was able to incorporate a bacteria-laden microscope slide into a business logo design.

Normally I attempt not to be excessively literal with a design and to a point, this specific design approaches the company it serves quite literally, however it does it in a way that incorporates the slide as part of the name so it doesn’t serve so much as a description of what Mid-Valley Pathology does so much as acts as an enhancer to the name that makes it more appealing, more focus grabbing and a lot more unforgettable.

logo style with a jumping environment-friendly frog created for a family members enjoyable center in Plymouth, Minnesota.

Cool Springs | Logo Design | Retail Branding

The Cool Springz Trampoline Park was a really cool 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 usual of the types of jobs which come my way, I’ve produced dozens of logo designs for health care providers, dental professionals, and legal professionals but Cool Springz is without question the only trampoline park which I have actually ever had the privilege to work on.

Given that the title of the business has the word springz in its name the clear choice would have been to feature a handful of springs into the concept but Cool Springz is a fun place to go and spring does not actually reflect an environment 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, eventually I landed on a green tree frog and a dimensional treatment of the title itself to provide the logo a much more lively high energy atmosphere.

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

photography logo design featuring a flock of birds, a hill, a trail, a stream, as well as a tree - created for Plymouth, Minnesota 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 rather specialized field of photography and I think it is a niche sector because travel photographers tend not to capture places or things but instead reveal emotional journeys by means of the images they record. The thought behind this logo concept was to utilize negative space to project more than what was visible upon initial glance, which I think is representative of the majority of professional photographers in that they oftentimes 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 resonance which can’t be conveyed with just words. I made an effort to do something much the same to this logo design by making use of the positive space in the design to suggest 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  Plymouth logo but also to reveal the depth of her art and in the way that she perceives the world through the lens of her camera.

 Plymouth logo layout with a seagull used for the letter A. Designed for a wireless retail organisation.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The bulk of business logo design projects that I take on I really take pleasure in and the Coastal Wireless project 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 idea of using the seagull silhouette as a stroke in the letter A however my client, even though he loved the concept, didn’t care for my choice of birds. This particular guy genuinely disliked seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, luckily the rest of his friends and family didn’t share his hatred for this particular breed of sea bird.

When I turn a concept over to a client I urge all of them to share it with colleagues and family as well as with other people that they don’t actually know so as to get objective viewpoints on the benefit of a design concept. Fortunately, he discussed it with his whole 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 insert every other seabird he could think of … ultimately 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 because the people that have a tendency to hire an expert to design their logo comprehend how essential a logo is for their organization so they are much more invested in the final result. Every logo design job has it’s allotment of hurdles, but the largest obstacle is identifying that sweet spot in a design that functions really well at the task it’s needed to do in branding a business and also giving the customer the identity they see for themselves.

a red panda logo style with bamboo behind-the-scenes, style for Plymouth, Minnesota publication publisher

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a slender parcel of real estate to work with, however it really is the most vital part of a published book due to the fact that it is ordinarily the very first thing a person sees in the book store. Regarding a publishing company, it’s the absolute best opportunity that they will likely ever get to advertise their brand and get their logo design in front of the individuals that purchase actual books.

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

Air LA logo developed for an airline in Los Angeles, the logo has 2 letter A's with benches changed to imply they are wings.

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines arrive and depart but it seems that in many cases 1 of the items individuals tend to remember the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a modest new venture commuter/shuttle airline company based in LA and while I’m not certain it actually “took off” their business logo didn’t ground them. The bookend A’s in their title lent itself well to affording a good sense of air travel and it was definitely a success.

 Plymouth logo style utilized for marketing and also a tag design for Vintage Case includes an archaic font style style.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case focused in brand-new cases for musical instruments, that appeared to be antique cases. For this brand concept I sought to come up with a logo that offered a fluid nostalgic feel to it and could easily be utilized for everything from a web page to a label on brand new cases that looked like they were from a different era.

Logo created for an orthodontist in Plymouth, Minnesota, style include an arc with lines intersecting with it to indicate metal dental braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dentistry business logos can be one of the most challenging and difficult logo projects due to the fact that it seems that every single dental professional integrates 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 professions when it comes to company branding, if restaurants approached their advertising in the same way dental practices do every one of their logos would be a picture explaining anything they served, McDonalds would probably include a picture of a potato and a cow.

I understand the thinking behind adding an illustration of something mouth related to a dentist’s logo design but it has to be performed subtly or it will just look like every other clipart dental professionals logo that litter the branding landscape of the dentistry industry.

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

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

William McNally logo designed for a family nonprofit, the logo design features 4 personalities startled in height to stand for a family with in the layout.

William McNally | Logo Design | Branding

The William McNally Family Foundation asked ImageCo to help them come up with a logo that would be representative of the devotion that William McNally had for the people in his community. Most logos with the name “family” in them tend to contain pictures of a happy family, a cliche heavy approach to any logo design is to be far too literal pertaining to what the name says or the industry it represents. I’ve found that the best concepts are the ones that are downplayed and don’t hit the viewer on the head with what the business or organization wants to project.

The McNally Foundation’s name offered a distinct opportunity to do a custom logo design that 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 makes an effort to use the logo design to summarize how individuals ought to think or feel they don’t understand the purpose of a logo. If you have to ponder 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 won’t have the chance to be understood.

Logo layout produced for a hair layout studio including a manuscript font a hummingbird as well as an indicated orchid for the letter O.

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios desired a business logo that conveyed a feeling of relaxation and connection for their new hair studio. I came up with a design which did not go the obvious path of crafting simply a stylized orchid but alternatively created a company logo that implied an orchid in the formation of a swirl incorporated in to the letter O in the title and by placing attention on the concept along with the silhouette of a hummingbird floating above the logo design itself. The obvious path in designing a logo design is in most cases the wrong course and in this case, the design ended up not being about the flower but instead put the focus on the emotion that they really wanted to transmit to their patrons.

Arabian horse logo layout created for a horse cattle ranch that specializes in breeding Arabian show steeds.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo designed a unique business logo design customized to manifest the unique physical traits of the Arabian breed of equines. By having a different head shape and very high tail carriage, the Arabian is one of the most easily identifiable horse types in the world.

Las Cafe logo layout a little dining establishment, layout consists of a customized manuscript font style which floats over a team of luxuriant lines as well as dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Coffee shop logo style a little dining establishment, design contains a changed manuscript font which hovers over a team of ornate lines and also dots.

Logo design for a software program designer the layout features as well as legendary element of a bridge to the left of the name.

Smart Kernels | Logo Design

A kernel is the principal component of an operating system (OS). Typically, the kernel is responsible for memory administration, process and task management, and hard drive managing. The kernel attaches the system hardware to the application software. In other words a kernel is {essentially|quite literally a bridge that acts as a connection in between the software and hardware.

The logo design 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 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 quite a few cases the substance supporting a logo is equally as important as how it serves the organization it represents.

Evolve logo design created for a Plymouth, Minnesota indoor developer, design feature a collection of red circles that intersect as well as change the letter O in the center of the logo design.

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design | Branding

Evolv Design is a Plymouth, Minnesota interior design company and this logo design is representational of the work that an interior designer does in. An interior designer is a person who plans, investigates, collaborates, and manages such projects. Interior design is a multifaceted profession that includes conceptual development, area planning, location examinations, programming, research study, corresponding with the stakeholders of a project, construction supervision, and execution of the design.

logo style provided for Advanced Leadership Solutions, the characters for letter V as well as A in middle of the word advanced have been changed to link straight right into the words listed below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This particular Plymouth, Minnesota logo design project was completed for a leadership specialist that helps business leaders to become more successful at overseeing people, expectations, and productivity.
A logo layout featuring a fisherman in the center of the name casting a fly in the direction of the visitor.

On The Fly | Logo Design | Retail Branding

With brand names like Cabelas and Bass Pros raking in over 7 billion a year selling supplies and equipment to outdoor sporting lovers the founders of On the Fly recognized the market was primed for an outdoor sporting store that functions as a consignment business. Whether you are into boating, sportfishing or mountain climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly presents a place for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all sorts of passions, a location to sell off their secondhand products to other sports enthusiasts. I tailored their Plymouth logo design dsign along with a graphic that grabs the interest of traffic and sends 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 travelers to take notice, hence the graphic of a fly fisherman in his natural and serene habitat.
Logo layout MQ ranches, this logo layout has a field integrated into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms company logo idea wasn’t actually produced for an Plymouth, Minnesota area farm it was really created for an investments broker, and this trademark was one of many which fell under the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The aim was to create a image that projected esteem, effectiveness, and luxury.

 Plymouth Logo design for a nonprofit, Turning Point Solutions - the logo design function for outwardly facing arrow and the arrowheads indicate that it is a ruby shape.

Turning Point Foundation | Logo Design

The Turning Point Foundation was totally open to what kind of logo design they preferred, this can be a good thing or a bad thing. Good in that it gives a designer the freedom to discover any idea that comes to mind, bad in that it’s hard to hit a bullseye without understanding where exactly the target is. Luckily, in this case, I hit a bullseye with the 1st go.

Logo developed for making use of a sign for the restaurant (Brewgrrs), it is an elaborate script font that is similar to a renowned sports group logo.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I have designed loads of restaurant logos 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 favorite. Brewgrrs was a great undertaking in which I worked directly with the proprietor to create a business logo which 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 illuminated sign that hung above their doors, and was highly visible and very legible from over a block away.