Starkville Logo Design

Nearly every new Starkville company knows they are in need of a logo, however few entrepreneurs thoroughly understand the essential role their organization logo can perform in their becoming successful, or the reason that one logo performs more effectively than another. A logo has a critical and lasting influence on the growth of a company, select the right one and it can make the door swing and cash register ring, select the wrong one and it will be a barrier and a hindrance for the life of a company. The logos presented in the ImageCo portfolio help Starkville companies prosper, they are effective in any given situation and the reason why they are so effective is that they all have these five features in common.
  1. Simplicity: simple logos don’t demand deliberation, they can be grasped in just a glance.
  2. Scalability: from business cards to signboards a scalable business logo will be legible and just as emotive at every size.
  3. Versatility: logos that work 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 unique, and they are suitable for the organization they represent.
  5. Relevance: a logo must be lasting and will feel relevant today, tomorrow, and twenty years from today.

Retro logo layout of a bike developed for a Starkville coffee cafe and a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This fledgling coffee roaster and coffeehouse were opening up in an old part of the community and really wanted to visualize a retro vibe without coming across as monotonous or low energy. I accomplished both of these tasks by means of designing a company logo design that features a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is old-fashioned, higher energy, and is a enduring business image.

clinical logo style with a microscope slide and bacteria developed for Starkville medical facility.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the science that researches the causes and consequences of diseases, especially the field of healthcare that works with the clinical evaluation of specimens of body cellular material for diagnostic or forensic reasons.

The Mid-Valley Pathology logo I came up with is the only instance I recollect in which I was able to integrate a bacteria-laden microscope slide within a business logo design.

Normally I attempt not to be excessively literal with a design and to a degree, this design approaches the company it represents rather literally, but 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 enhancement to the brand that makes it more captivating, more interest grabbing and a lot more meaningful.

logo layout with a jumping environment-friendly frog designed for a household enjoyable facility in Starkville.

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 norm of the types of projects which come my way, I’ve done dozens of logo designs for doctors, dental practices, and legal professionals but Cool Springz is without question the only trampoline park which I have ever had the privilege to work on.

Given that the full name of the business has the word springz in its name the obvious choice would have been to integrate a couple of springs into the concept but Cool Springz is a fun place to go and spring doesn’t actually 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 title itself to provide the logo a better lively high energy mood.

In the end, Cool Springz ended up loving my brainchild and named the frog Jax and included him in to everything they utilized for advertising. I also think this is the only time that a logo I did was turned 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 - developed for Starkville traveling 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 believe it is a niche profession because travel photographers don’t shoot places or things but instead reveal emotional experiences by means of the images they capture. The idea behind this logo design was to make use of negative space to communicate more than what was visible upon initial glance, which I think is representative of most good photographers in that they oftentimes share entire stories through 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 which can’t be conveyed with mere words. I attempted to do something much the same to this logo by employing 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 conveyed through the first impression. I think, in looking back, that my goal was to both brand this photographer with a memorable  Starkville logo design but also to illustrate the depth to her art and in the way that she views the world through the lens of her camera.

 Starkville logo design with a seagull made use of for the letter A. Designed for a wireless retail company.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The bulk of logo design jobs that I take on I really savor 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 concept of using the seagull shape as a stroke in the letter A however my customer, while he liked the concept, didn’t care for my choice of birds. This guy seriously loathed seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, luckily the rest of his family did not share his hatred for this particular type of sea bird.

When I turn a design over to a client I urge them to talk about it with friends and family as well as with folks that they don’t even know so as to get unprejudiced judgements on the benefit of a design concept. Fortunately, he talked about it with his whole family and they really liked the concept 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 … ultimately I was able to talk him out of his alternative of a pelican and he went with the original concept.

Business logos are a weird animal in the design world given that the people that have a tendency to hire an expert to design their business logo realize how important a logo design is for their organization so they are way more invested in the outcome. Every logo project possesses it’s share of challenges, however the most significant obstacle 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 design with bamboo in the background, style for Starkville book author

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a narrow slice of real estate to work with, yet it really is the most necessary part of a published book due to the fact that it is ordinarily the first thing a person views in the bookstore. For a publishing company, it’s the best opportunity that they will ever have to spotlight their label and get their logo design in front of the individuals that buy actual books.

This 3 color design is vibrant, picturesque and eye-catching and it gives plenty of space for the title and the author’s name.

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

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines arrive and go but it seems that in many instances one of the aspects individuals usually tend to recall the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a young fledgling commuter/shuttle airline company situated in LA and while I’m not certain it really “took off” their logo didn’t ground them. The bookend A’s in their brand lent itself well to imparting a feeling of air travel and it was undoubtedly a victory.

 Starkville logo layout utilized for advertising and marketing and a tag design for Vintage Situation features an old-fashioned font style design.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case focused in brand-new cases for musical instruments, which looked to be much older cases. For this logo design I tried to come up with a logo that offered a fluid vintage feel to it and could be used for everything from a website to an insignia on brand new cases that looked like they were from another generation.

Logo design created for an orthodontist in Starkville, style include an arc with lines converging with it to indicate metal dental braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dental care business logos can easily be one of the most challenging logo design projects because it appears that almost every dental professional features a smile, a tooth, a smiling tooth, or a toothy smile in their design. Dentistry business logos are one of the very most cliche ridden careers when it comes to company marketing, if restaurants approached their advertising in the very same way dental practices do every one of their company logos would be a picture explaining anything they served, McDonalds would likely include a picture of a potato and a cow.

I understand the thinking behind adding an image of something mouth associated to a dentist’s logo but it has to be performed subtly or it will just look like every other clipart dentists logo that litter the branding landscape of the dental profession.

I actually love doing dental care logo designs because it challenges me to come up with a design that implies the field of dentistry or a certain field of dentistry like orthodontics without resorting to the clichéd approach that so many dentists settle on.

Kujak Orthodontics offered such an opportunity and subsequently I created a concept 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 design. When I turned this particular design over to the customer the only smile that was obvious was actually the smile on Dr. Kujak’s face.

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

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 love that William McNally had for the folks in his city. Most logos with the name “family” in them tend to contain portrayals of a happy family, a cliche heavy strategy to any logo design is to be far too literal with regards to 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 business or organization wishes to convey.

The McNally Foundation’s name offered a distinct opportunity to do a logo design which conveyed that they were about families without being openly tacky about it. The goal of a logo design is to be remembered and recognized and if the designer tries to use the logo design to illustrate specifically how people ought to think or feel they don’t understand the purpose of a logo. If people have to think about a logo to understand what it means, it has failed, a logo needs to be instantly understood and a logo design that explains itself will never have the chance to be comprehended.

Logo layout developed for a hair layout studio featuring a manuscript font a hummingbird and also a suggested orchid for the letter O.

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios needed a logo that communicated a feeling of relaxation and connection for their new hair salon. I came up with a design that did not go the obvious course of crafting merely a stylized orchid but rather created a logo design that implied a flower in the pattern of a swirl featured into the letter O in the name and by placing attention on the concept with the silhouette of a hummingbird hovering over the logo design itself. The obvious path in creating a business logo is generally the wrong course and in this case, the design ended up not being about the orchid but alternately placed the importance on the emotion that they really wanted to project to their patrons.

Arabian steed logo style developed for an equine cattle ranch that focuses on reproducing Arabian show equines.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo developed a one-of-a-kind logo design customized to illustrate the unique physical traits of the Arabian kind of equines. By having an unique head form and very high tail posture, the Arabian is one of the highly quite easily identifiable equine types in the entire world.

Las Coffee shop logo style a tiny dining establishment, design includes a changed script font which hovers above a group of ornate lines as well as dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Coffee shop logo design a small dining establishment, design includes a changed script typeface which hovers over a group of ornate lines and dots.

Logo style for a software developer the style features and famous component of a bridge to the left of the name.

Smart Kernels | Logo Design

A kernel is the central component of an operating system (OS). Traditionally, the kernel is responsible for memory management, process and task control, and drive management. The kernel connects the computer hardware to the application software. In other words a kernel is {essentially|quite literally a bridge that operates 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 situated a few miles from the business offices of Smart kernels. It’s a logo design that doesn’t attempt to describe anything to anyone pertaining to what business they are in or how it relates to their specific location. But it intimated something to the owner of the company and in quite a few cases the symbolism supporting a logo design is equally as important as how it serves the business it represents.

Evolve logo layout created for a Starkville interior designer, design attribute a collection of red circles that intersect and replace the letter O in the middle of the logo layout.

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design | Branding

Evolv Design is a Starkville 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, explores, collaborates, and oversees such tasks. Interior design is a diverse profession that involves conceptual development, space planning, location assessments, programming, study, communicating with the stakeholders of a project, building and construction supervision, and execution of the design.

logo layout provided for Advanced Leadership Solutions, the characters for letter V as well as A in center of words advanced have actually been customized to link straight right into words listed below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This particular Starkville logo design project was completed for a leadership consultant that aids business professionals to develop into more successful at supervising people, expectations, and productivity.

A logo design featuring 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 companies such as Cabelas and Bass Pros raking in over 7 billion a year offering supplies and equipment to outdoor sporting lovers the founders of On the Fly recognized the market place was primed for an outdoor sporting merchant that functions as a consignment business. Whether or not you are into boating, fishing or mountain climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly presents a place for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all kinds of interests, a spot to sell their used products to other sports enthusiasts. I created their Starkville business logo dsign using an illustration that pulls in the attention of traffic and sends an image that calls to mind the enthusiasm of the outdoors. With visitor traffic that averages 45 miles per hour I realized it would take more than the average logo/sign to get travelers to take notice, hence the image of a fly fisherman in his natural and relaxed habitat.
Logo design MQ ranches, this logo layout has a field included into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms business logo concept wasn’t actually developed for an Starkville regional farm it was in reality developed for a products broker, and this particular company logo was one of many which fell beneath the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The goal was actually to produce a brand mark that projected self-assurance, effectiveness, and prosperity.
Logo design designed for making use of a sign for the restaurant (Brewgrrs), it is a luxuriant script typeface that is reminiscent of a popular sporting activities team logo.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I have crafted dozens of restaurant custom logo designs and establishment 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 undertaking where I worked directly with the owner to produce a logo design that worked really well and did a fantastic 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.