Plymouth, Minnesota Logo Design

Each and every new Plymouth business understands that they need a logo, but few new business owners entirely comprehend the crucial role their logo design can take in their success, or why one logo design works better than another. A logo design has a critical and long term effect on the prosperity of a business, go with the right one and it will make the door swing and phone ring, select the incorrect one and it will be an obstacle and a hindrance for the life span of a company.

The logos presented in the ImageCo portfolio help Plymouth, Minnesota companies prosper, they are effective in any given scenario 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 grasped in just a look.
  2. Scalability: from business cards to signboards a scalable logo will remain legible and equally emotive at every size.
  3. Versatility: logos which 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 business they stand for.
  5. Relevance: a logo design should be ageless and will feel as relevant today, tomorrow, and twenty five years from today.
Retro logo layout of a bicycle developed for a Plymouth, Minnesota coffee cafe as well as a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This start-up coffee roaster and coffee bar were actually opening in an older section of the town and wanted to project a retro tone without coming across as monotonous or low energy. I accomplished each of the tasks via designing a sign concept that includes a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is old-fashioned, high energy, and is a classic business image.

medical logo design with a microscope slide and bacteria created for Plymouth, Minnesota medical facility.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the scientific discipline which studies the causes and consequences of diseases, especially the field of medicine which works with the clinical examination of samples of human body tissue for diagnostic or forensic intents.

The Mid-Valley Pathology logo I came up with is the only instance I recollect where I was in a position to incorporate a bacteria-laden microscope slide within a logo design.

Typically I try 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 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 brand that makes it more appealing, more focus grabbing and more memorable.

logo design with a jumping environment-friendly frog developed for a family enjoyable center in Plymouth, Minnesota.

Cool Springz | 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 kinds of projects which come my way, I’ve produced dozens of logo designs for medical professionals, dental practices, and lawyers but Cool Springz is without question the only trampoline park that I have ever gotten the opportunity to work on.

Given that the title of the company features the word springz in its name the apparent choice would have been to include a handful of springs into the concept but Cool Springz is a fun destination to go and spring doesn’t really reflect 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, inevitably I landed on a green tree frog and a dimensional treatment of the name itself to give the logo a better enthusiastic high energy impression.

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

digital photography logo design including a flock of birds, a mountain, a trail, a stream, and also a tree - made for Plymouth, Minnesota travel digital 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 fairly specialized field of photography and I think it is a niche sector due to the fact that travel photographers don’t capture places or things but rather communicate emotional journeys by means of the pictures they record. The idea behind this logo design was to make use of negative space to project more than what was visible upon first view, which I think is representative of most professional photographers in that they often share entire stories through their photography.

It’s said that a picture is worth a 1000 words but I think that some photographs convey a lot more than that because their photos frequently have an emotional fullness that can’t be communicated with mere words. I tried to do something much the same 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 hindsight, that my objective was to both brand this photographer with a memorable  Plymouth logo but also to reveal the depth to her work and in the way that she sees 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 lion’s share of custom logo design jobs that I take on I genuinely savor and the Coastal Wireless project was one that I certainly felt good about, but the client didn’t quite share my enthusiasm for it. I felt really good about the idea of using the seagull form as a stroke in the letter A however the customer, while he loved the concept, didn’t care for my choice of birds. This particular man genuinely despised seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, thankfully the rest of his friends and family did not share his contempt for this particular breed of sea bird.

When I turn a concept 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 unprejudiced viewpoints on the worthiness of a concept. Fortunately, he talked about it with his family members and they really loved the design 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 … in the end I was able to talk him out of his choice of a pelican and he went with the original design.

Business logos are a strange animal in the design world given that the people that tend to hire a professional to design their logo design recognize how vital a logo design is for their organization so they are much more vested in the end result. Every logo project has it’s allotment of challenges, however the greatest challenge is finding 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 client the identity they see for themselves.

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

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a thin segment of real estate to work with, nevertheless it really is the most essential part of a published book because it is often the primary thing a person sees in the book shop. With respect to a publishing company, it’s the opportunity they will likely ever have to publicize their brand and get their logo design in front of the people that purchase actual books.

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

Air LA logo made for an airline company in Los Angeles, the logo has two letter A's with benches modified to indicate they are wings.

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines arrive and depart nevertheless it looks like that in many cases 1 of the aspects individuals often tend to recollect the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a smaller fledgling commuter/shuttle airline company based in LA and while I’m not certain it actually “took off” their logo didn’t slow them. The bookend A’s in their title lent itself well to affording a sense of flight and it was certainly a victory.

 Plymouth logo layout used for advertising as well as a tag style for Vintage Case includes an archaic font style.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case focused in brand-new cases for musical instruments, that seemed to be vintage cases. For this business logo concept I strove to come up with a logo that had a fluid vintage feel to it and could be utilized for every thing from a web page to an insignia on brand new cases that looked like they were from a different point in time.

Logo produced for an orthodontist in Plymouth, Minnesota, design consist of an arc with lines intersecting through it to imply steel braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dentistry logos can be one of the most challenging logo design jobs due to the fact that it seems that each and every dentist incorporates a smile, a tooth, a smiling tooth, or a toothy smile in their design. Dental logo designs are one of the most cliche ridden fields when it comes to small business advertising, if restaurants approached their advertising in the same way dental practices do every one of their logos would be a picture trying to explain something they served, McDonalds would likely have an image of a potato and a cow.

I understand the thinking behind including an illustration 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 dental professionals logo that litter the branding landscape of the dental care industry.

I actually love doing dentist business logos simply 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 clichéd solution that so many dentists settle on.

Kujak Orthodontics provided such an opportunity and inevitably I created a design 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 design. When I turned this particular concept over to the client the only smile that was evident was the smile on Dr. Kujak’s face.

William McNally logo design created for a family members nonprofit, the logo includes 4 characters startled in height to represent 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 design that would be illustrative of the devotion that William McNally had for the people residing in his city. The majority of logos with the name “family” in them tend to contain images of a happy family, a cliche heavy strategy 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 designs are the ones that are downplayed and never hit the viewer on the head with what the company or organization wants to project.

The McNally Foundation’s name provided a unique opportunity to do a custom logo design which communicated that they were about families without being openly tacky about it. The objective of a logo is to be remembered and recognized and if the designer makes an effort to use the logo to summarize how people should think or feel they don’t understand the mission of a logo. If people have to ponder a logo to understand what it means, it has failed, a logo needs to be immediately understood and a logo that describes itself will never have the opportunity to be comprehended.

Logo layout developed for a hair style workshop including a manuscript font a hummingbird and an indicated orchid for the letter O.

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios required a company logo that conveyed a sense of peace and class for their new hair salon. I came up with a design which did not go the obvious route of making simply a stylized orchid but rather designed a logo design which suggested an orchid in the pattern of a swirl featured into the letter O in the title and by placing emphasis on the logo design using the silhouette of a hummingbird floating over the logo itself. The obvious path in creating a business logo is generally the incorrect path and in this case, the design ended up not being about the flower but alternately put the focus on the emotion that they really wanted to transmit to their customers.

Arabian horse logo design created for a steed cattle ranch that specializes in reproducing Arabian show steeds.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo designed a distinct business logo concept tailored to illustrate the unique physical traits of the Arabian type of equines. By having a distinctive head form and higher tail carriage, the Arabian is one of the most easily recognizable horse types in the whole world.

Las Cafe logo design a tiny restaurant, layout consists of a modified script font style which hovers over a group of ornate lines and dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Coffee shop logo design a tiny dining establishment, layout contains a modified script typeface which floats over a team of luxuriant lines and dots.

Logo layout for a software programmer the design functions and also legendary 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). Traditionally, the kernel is responsible for memory administration, process and task control, and hard drive management. 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 between the software and computer hardware.

The logo I came up with for Smart Kernels was based on an actual bridge that is situated a number of miles from the business offices of Smart kernels. It’s a logo design that doesn’t attempt to point out anything to anyone regarding to what business they are in or how it relates to their specific location. However, it represented something to the business owner of the company and in quite a few cases the symbolism supporting a logo design is just as important as how it serves the company it represents.

Advance logo style developed for a Plymouth, Minnesota interior developer, style feature a collection of red circles that converge and also replace the letter O in the middle of the logo style.

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 somebody who organizes, researches, coordinates, and oversees such tasks. Interior design is a diverse occupation that includes conceptual development, area planning, location inspections, programming, investigation, corresponding with the stakeholders of a project, construction supervision, and implementation of the design.

logo layout provided for Advanced Leadership Solutions, the characters for letter V and also A in middle of words advanced have actually been customized to connect straight right into the words below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This particular Plymouth, Minnesota logo design job was done for a leadership specialist that helps business leaders to become more successful at supervising people, expectations, and profitability.
A logo layout including an angler in the center of the name casting a fly in the direction of the audience.

On The Fly | Logo Design | Retail Branding

With brands such as Cabelas and Bass Pros raking in over 7 billion a year offering supplies and equipment to outdoor sporting fans the founders of On the Fly realized the market was prepared for an outdoor sporting store that functions as a consignment business. Whether or not you are into boating, sportfishing or mountain climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly presents a venue for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all kinds of interests, a spot to market their secondhand goods to other sports enthusiasts. I created their Plymouth business logo dsign utilizing an image which garners the attention of traffic and sends an image that invokes the enthusiasm of the outdoors. With visitor traffic that averages forty five miles per hour I realized it would take more than the average logo/sign to get commuters to take notice, hence the illustration of a fly fisherman in his natural and calm habitat.
Logo layout MQ ranches, this logo layout has an area included into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms company logo concept wasn’t actually produced for an Plymouth, Minnesota regional farm it was actually devised for a commodities broker, and this business logo was one of many that fell underneath the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The objective was actually to make a brand mark that projected confidence, success, and prosperity.

 Plymouth Logo design for a nonprofit, Turning Point Solutions - the logo style feature for ostensibly facing arrowhead and the arrowheads suggest that it is a diamond shape.

Turning Point Foundation | Logo Design

The Turning Point Foundation was entirely open to what kind of logo design that they would like, this can be a good thing or a bad thing. Good in that it provides a designer the opportunity to investigate any concept that comes to mind, bad in that it’s challenging to hit a bullseye without understanding where exactly the target is. Thankfully, in this particular case, I hit a bullseye with the very first try.

Logo design developed for the use of an indicator for the dining establishment (Brewgrrs), it is an elaborate script typeface that is reminiscent of a well-known sports group logo.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I’ve crafted quite a lot of restaurant logos and establishment signs for restaurants, diners, sports bars, night clubs, dining establishments, and eateries all over the United States, 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 where I worked closely with the business owner to create a logo which 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 illuminated sign which hung above their doors, and was highly visible and very legible from over a block away.