Shakopee, Minnesota Logo Design

Virtually every new Shakopee organization understands that they are in need of a logo, but few new business owners fully recognize the vital role their business logo can make in their financial success, or exactly why one business logo functions far better than another. A company logo has a critical and long term effect on the prosperity of a company, select the right one and it can make the door swing and phone ring, select the incorrect one and it will be a barrier and a hindrance for the life span of a company.

The logos featured in the ImageCo portfolio help Shakopee, Minnesota businesses prosper, they are effective in any given circumstance and the main reason they are so effective is because they all have these five features in common.

  1. Simplicity: simple logo designs do not demand deliberation, they can be realized in merely a look.
  2. Scalability: from business cards to signboards a scalable logo design will be legible and equally emotive at every scale.
  3. Versatility: logos that operate on any sort of device, in print, on product packaging, on a mobile phone, or on a ball cap.
  4. Suitability: they are appropriate, they are personal, and they are suitable for the business they stand for.
  5. Relevance: a logo design should be timeless and should feel relevant today, tomorrow, and forty years from today.

Logo PORTFOLIO Volume 1

Retro logo design of a bicycle created for a Shakopee, Minnesota coffee cafe and also a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This fledgling coffee roaster and coffee bar were actually launching in an old section of the city and really wanted to visualize a retro atmosphere without coming across as uninteresting or low energy. I achieved both tasks via designing a trademark design 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 layout with a microscopic lense slide and germs developed for Shakopee, Minnesota clinical facility.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the science which examines the triggers and consequences of diseases, especially the field of healthcare which deals with the laboratory evaluation of samples of body tissue for diagnostic or forensic objectives.

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

Usually I try not to be excessively literal with a design 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 illustration of what Mid-Valley Pathology does so much as acts as an enhancer to the name that helps make it more captivating, more focus grabbing and a lot more memorable.

logo design with a leaping eco-friendly frog developed for a family members enjoyable center in Shakopee, Minnesota.

Cool Springs | Logo Design | Retail Branding

The Cool Springz Trampoline Park was a very fun 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 norm of the types of jobs which come my way, I’ve produced dozens of logo designs for doctors, dental experts, and legal professionals but Cool Springz is without question the one and only trampoline park which I have ever had the privilege to work on.

Given that the name of the company has 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 does not really resonate 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, eventually I landed on a green tree frog and a dimensional treatment of the name itself to give the logo a much more lively 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 advertising and marketing. I also believe this is the only time that a logo I created was turned into a mascot when they had an employee costume fabricated to look exactly like my frog design.

photography logo design featuring a group of birds, a hill, a trail, a stream, and a tree - made for Shakopee, Minnesota traveling photographer.

Travel Don’t Wander | Logo Design | Website Design

Travel Don’t Wander was a custom logo design job I took on for a travel photographer, which is a pretty specialized field of photography and I believe it is a niche sector because travel photographers tend not to shoot locations or things but rather communicate emotional journeys through the pictures they capture. The idea behind this logo design was to make use of negative space to project more than what was visible upon initial view, which I think is representative of most professional photographers in that they frequently share whole stories using their photography.

It’s said that a picture is worth a thousand words but I think that some photographs convey a lot more than that because their photos often have an emotional resonance that can’t be communicated with just words. I tried to do something the same to this logo by utilizing the positive space in the design to voice 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  Shakopee logo design but also to show the depth in her art and in the way that she views the world through the lens of her camera.

 Shakopee logo style with a seagull made use of for the letter A. Designed for a wireless retail service.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The lion’s share of custom logo design jobs that I take on I really take pleasure in and the Coastal Wireless assignment was one that I really felt good about, but the customer 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 but the client, while he loved the concept, didn’t care for my choice of birds. This particular man genuinely loathed seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, thankfully the rest of his friends and family did not share his hatred for this particular kind of sea bird.

When I turn a design over to a client I encourage them to talk about it with friends and family members as well as with individuals that they don’t even know so as to get objective opinions on the worthiness of a concept. Fortunately, he shared it with his family 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 incorporate 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 went with the original concept.

Logo designs are a weird animal in the design world because the people that are inclined to hire an expert to create their business logo understand how vital a logo is for their company so they are way more invested in the outcome. Every logo job possesses it’s portion of difficulties, but the greatest obstacle is identifying that sweet spot in a design that functions really well at the job it’s needed to do in branding a business and also providing the customer the identity they see for themselves.

a red panda logo layout with bamboo in the background, layout for Shakopee, Minnesota publication author

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a thin segment of real estate to work with, however it is the most vital part of a published book since it is often the first thing a person views in the book shop. With respect to a publisher, it’s the absolute best opportunity that they will likely ever get to advertise their label and get their logo design in front of the individuals that buy actual books.

This 3 color design is vibrant, colorful and eye-catching and it leaves plenty of area for the title and the author’s name.

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

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines come and go however it looks like that in many cases 1 of the traits individuals often tend to recall the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a modest start-up commuter/shuttle airline company based in LA and although I’m not sure it actually “took off” their logo didn’t slow them. The bookend A’s in their title lent itself well to affording a good sense of flight and it was definitely a success.

 Shakopee logo design used for advertising and also a tag style for Vintage Situation features an old-fashioned typeface layout.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case specialized in brand-new cases for musical instruments, which seemed to be antique cases. For this brand concept I sought to come up with a logo that provided a fluid old style feel to it and could be used for anything from a web site to a label on brand new cases that looked like they were from another era.

Logo design created for an orthodontist in Shakopee, Minnesota, design consist of an arc with lines intersecting with it to suggest steel dental braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dentistry logo designs can easily be one of the most challenging logo projects 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. Dentistry logos are one of the very most cliche ridden careers when it comes to company marketing, if dining establishments approached their advertising in the exact same way dental offices do every one of their company logos would be a picture trying to explain anything they served, McDonalds would probably have an image of a potato and a cow.

I recognize the thinking behind adding an image of something mouth related to a dentist’s company 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 profession.

I actually enjoy doing dental care logo designs simply because it challenges me to come up with a design that implies the field of dentistry or a specific area of dentistry like orthodontics without resorting to the clichéd approach 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 design over to the customer the only smile that was obvious was really the smile on Dr. Kujak’s face.

William McNally logo developed for a family members not-for-profit, the logo design features 4 characters staggered in height 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 custom logo design that would be representative of the devotion that William McNally had for the people residing in his community. Many logos with the name “family” in them tend to contain pictures of a happy family, a cliche heavy technique 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 understated and never hit the viewer on the head with what the business or institution hopes to project.

The McNally Foundation’s name provided a unique opportunity to do a custom logo design that conveyed that they were about families without being openly cheesy about it. The intention of a logo design is to be remembered and recognized and if the designer tries to use the logo to illustrate precisely how individuals should think or feel they don’t understand the goal of a logo. If viewers have to think about a logo design to understand what it means, it has failed, a logo needs to be immediately understood and a logo design that describes itself won’t have the likelihood to be comprehended.

Logo layout produced for a hair layout workshop featuring a manuscript font a hummingbird and an indicated orchid for the letter O.

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios required a business logo that communicated an atmosphere of ease and connection for their new hair studio. I created a design that didn’t go the obvious course of crafting merely a stylized orchid but instead created a logo which implied an orchid in the formation of a swirl integrated into the letter O in the name and by putting attention on the concept with the figure of a hummingbird floating over the image itself. The obvious path in designing a logo is more often than not the wrong direction and in this case, the design ended up not being about the orchid but instead laid the focus on the feeling that they really wanted to transmit to their customers.

Arabian equine logo layout created for a horse cattle ranch that concentrates on breeding Arabian program steeds.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo developed a unique brand concept fashioned to exemplify the unique physical traits of the Arabian pedigree of equines. With a distinctive head form and high tail carriage, the Arabian is one of the highly easily recognizable equine lineages in the entire world.

Las Coffee shop logo style a small restaurant, layout consists of a changed script typeface which floats over a team of elaborate lines as well as dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Cafe logo design a small restaurant, layout contains a modified script font which hovers above a team of ornate lines and also dots.

Logo design for a software application programmer the design attributes and also renowned aspect of a bridge to the left of the name.

Smart Kernels | Logo Design

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

The logo I came up with for Smart Kernels was based on an actual bridge that is located a couple of miles from the offices of Smart kernels. It’s a logo design that doesn’t attempt to describe anything to anyone regarding what business they are in or how it relates to their specific location. Nevertheless it symbolized something to the owner of the business and in quite a few cases the symbolism behind a logo is just as important as how it brands the business it represents.

Develop logo design created for a Shakopee, Minnesota indoor developer, style function a series of red circles that intersect and also change the letter O in the middle of the logo design.

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design | Branding

Evolv Design is a Shakopee, 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 prepares, researches, collaborates, and manages such tasks. Interior design is a multifaceted occupation that includes conceptual development, area planning, location assessments, programming, research study, corresponding with the stakeholders of a project, building and construction management, and execution of the design.

logo style provided for Advanced Leadership Solutions, the personalities for letter V and A in middle of the word advanced have been changed to link straight into the words below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This Shakopee, Minnesota logo design assignment was undertaken for a management expert that assists business leaders to develop into more successful at supervising people, expectations, and productivity.
A logo style featuring an angler 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 offering goods and equipment to outdoor sporting lovers the founders of On the Fly knew the market place was primed for an outdoor sporting merchant that functions as a consignment business. Whether or not you are into boating, angling or rock climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly provides a destination for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all kinds of passions, a location to sell their pre-owned equipment to other sports enthusiasts. I tailored their Shakopee logo dsign utilizing a graphic which garners the attention of traffic and sends an image that evokes the passion of the outdoors. With traffic that averages 45 miles per hour I knew it would take more than the typical logo/sign to get travelers to take notice, hence the illustration of a fly fisherman in his natural and serene habitat.
Logo layout MQ farms, this logo design has actually an area integrated right into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms company logo design wasn’t really produced for an Shakopee, Minnesota regional farm it was actually created for a commodities broker, and this business logo was one of several that fell beneath the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The aim was really to generate a graphic that projected trust, financial success, and wealth.

 Shakopee Logo design for a not-for-profit, Turning Point Solutions - the logo style function for outwardly dealing with arrowhead and the arrowheads indicate 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 gives a designer the freedom to discover any concept that comes to mind, bad in that it’s tricky to hit a bullseye without understanding where the target is. Luckily, in this instance, I nailed a bullseye with the first shot.

Logo made for making use of an indicator for the restaurant (Brewgrrs), it is an elaborate manuscript typeface that is evocative a famous sports team logo design.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I have created dozens of restaurant logos and establishment signs for restaurants, diners, sports bars, night clubs, dining establishments|eateries} all over the US, from cupcake bakeshops to pizza parlors and oyster bars, out of all of them I believe Brewgrrs was my absolute favorite. Brewgrrs was a neat project where I worked closely with the owner to develop a logo that worked extremely well and did a great job to brand them, it functioned on everything on everything from coasters, and tap handles all the way to the illuminated sign that hung over their doors, and was highly visible and very legible from over a block away.