Kirkwood, Missouri Logo Design

Every new Kirkwood business realizes that they need a logo, but few entrepreneurs thoroughly recognize the key role their business logo can play in their financial success, or why one logo design performs more effectively than another. A logo design has an instant and lasting impact on the viability of a company, choose the right one and it can make the door swing and cash register ring, choose the incorrect one and it can be an obstacle and an impediment for the life span of a company.

The logos presented in the ImageCo portfolio help Kirkwood, Missouri companies prosper, they are effective in any given situation and the reason they are so effective is that they all have these 5 features in common.

  1. Simplicity: simple logos don’t demand consideration, they can be comprehended in merely a glimpse.
  2. Scalability: from labels to posters a scalable logo will be legible and equally emotive at every dimension.
  3. Versatility: logos which work on any type 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 enterprise they stand for.
  5. Relevance: a business logo should be ageless and will feel as relevant today, tomorrow, and twenty years from now.
Retro logo layout of a bicycle created for a Kirkwood, Missouri coffee cafe and a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This startup coffee roaster and coffee shop were actually opening in an older part of the area and wanted to project an old-fashioned feel without appearing as uninteresting or low energy. I accomplished both of these jobs via designing a company logo design that uses a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is antiquated, high energy, and is a ageless business image.

medical logo layout with a microscope slide and germs designed for Kirkwood, Missouri medical facility.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the scientific discipline that examines the triggers and consequences of diseases, mainly the branch of medicine that deals with the clinical assessment of samplings of human body cellular material for diagnostic or forensic reasons.

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

Typically I attempt not to be extremely literal with a concept and to a point, this specific design approaches the company it serves fairly literally, but it does it in a way 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 helps make it more interesting, more interest grabbing and a lot more unforgettable.

logo layout with a jumping eco-friendly frog made for a household fun center in Kirkwood, Missouri.

Cool Springz | Logo Design | Retail Branding

The Cool Springz Trampoline Park was a really 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 sorts of jobs that come my way, I’ve done dozens of logo designs for doctors, dental experts, and legal professionals but Cool Springz is without question the only trampoline park that I have ever had the opportunity to work on.

Given that the title of the business has the word springz in its name the apparent choice would have been to incorporate a couple springs into the concept but Cool Springz is a fun location to go and spring does not actually resonate an environment 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, in the end I landed on a green tree frog and a dimensional treatment of the title itself to give the logo a more enthusiastic high energy mood.

In the end, Cool Springz ended up loving my design and named the frog Jax and incorporated him in to everything they utilized for advertising. I also think this is the only time that a logo I came up with was transformed into a mascot when they had an employee costume fabricated to look just like my frog design.

photography logo including a flock of birds, a mountain, a trail, a stream, and also a tree - designed for Kirkwood, Missouri traveling professional photographer.

Travel Don’t Wander | Logo Design | Website Design

Travel Don’t Wander was a logo job I took on for a travel photographer, which is a fairly specialized field of photography and I think it is a niche speciality due to the fact that travel photographers don’t capture locations or things but instead project emotional experiences by means of the pictures they record. The thought 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 most professional 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 fullness which can’t be revealed with just words. I attempted to do something similar to this logo by utilizing 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 objective was to both brand this photographer with a memorable  Kirkwood logo but also to show the depth to her art and in the way that she sees the world through the lens of her camera.

 Kirkwood logo design with a seagull utilized for the letter A. Designed for a cordless retail company.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The lion’s share of custom logo design projects that I take on I truly take pleasure in and the Coastal Wireless assignment was one that I certainly felt good about, however the customer didn’t quite share my enthusiasm for it. I felt really good about the concept of using the seagull shape as a stroke in the letter A but my customer, while he loved the concept, really did not care for my choice of birds. This particular man really loathed seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, luckily the rest of his family members did not share his hatred for this specific type of sea bird.

When I turn a concept over to a client I urge all of them to share it with friends and family as well as with people that they don’t actually know so as to get neutral point of views on the worthiness of a design. Fortunately, he talked about it with his whole family and they loved the concept 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 went with the original design.

Custom logo designs are a weird animal in the design world because the people that are inclined to hire a professional to create their logo realize how crucial a logo is for their organization so they are much more invested in the end result. Every logo design job possesses it’s share of obstacles, however the greatest obstacle is identifying that sweet spot in a design that functions really well at the task it’s required to do in branding a business and also giving the client the identity they see for themselves.

a red panda logo layout with bamboo behind-the-scenes, design for Kirkwood, Missouri book author

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a slender slice of real estate to work with, nevertheless it really is the most vital part of a printed book since it is ordinarily the first thing a person views in the book shop. With respect to a publisher, it’s the most ideal opportunity that they will ever have to advertise their label and get their logo design in front of the individuals that buy 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 created for an airline company in Los Angeles, the logo has 2 letter A's with the bars modified to imply they are wings.

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines come and depart yet it looks like that in many instances one of the items individuals tend to remember the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a young new venture commuter/shuttle airline company based in LA and although I’m not certain it really “took off” their business logo didn’t ground them. The bookend A’s in their name lent itself well to imparting a sense of airline flight and it was certainly a victory.

 Kirkwood logo style made use of for marketing as well as a tag design for Vintage Case features an antiquated typeface style.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case specialized in brand new cases for music instruments, which appeared to be vintage cases. For this business logo design I attempted to come up with a logo that had a fluid vintage feel to it and could easily be used for everything from a web page to a label on brand new cases that looked like they were from a different generation.

Logo design developed for an orthodontist in Kirkwood, Missouri, layout include an arc with lines intersecting with it to suggest metal dental braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dental care business logos can be one of the most challenging logo design projects because it seems that every single dental professional involves a smile, a tooth, a smiling tooth, or a toothy smile in their design. Dentistry logos are one of the most cliche ridden careers when it comes to company branding, if dining establishments approached their branding in the exact same way dentists do every one of their company logos would be a picture explaining something 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 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 profession.

I actually love doing dental logo designs 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 subsequently I created a layout that doesn’t 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 concept over to the client the only smile that was obvious was the smile on Dr. Kujak’s face.

William McNally logo created for a household nonprofit, the logo includes 4 characters staggered in height to stand for a family with in the design.

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 love that William McNally had for the people residing in his community. Many logos with the name “family” in them tend to contain depictions 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 found that the best designs are the ones that are understated and don’t hit the viewer on the head with what the company or institution wants to convey.

The McNally Foundation’s name presented a unique opportunity to do a logo that conveyed that they were about families without being openly cheesy about it. The objective of a logo is to be remembered and recognized and if the designer tries to use the logo to summarize precisely how individuals should think or feel they don’t understand the mission of a logo. If viewers have to think about a logo to understand what it means, it has failed, a logo needs to be instantly comprehended and a logo design that illustrates itself won’t have the opportunity to be comprehended.

Logo design produced for a hair design workshop featuring a script 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 carried an atmosphere of calmness and elegance for their new hair studio. I came up with a design that didn’t go the obvious course of making merely a stylized orchid but rather crafted a business logo which suggested a flower in the pattern of a swirl blended in to the letter O in the title and by putting emphasis on the concept with the silhouette of a hummingbird floating above the image itself. The obvious path in designing a logo design is usually the wrong route and in this case, the design ended up not being about the flower but alternately put the main focus on the emotion that they wanted to transmit to their patrons.

Arabian horse logo design produced for a steed cattle ranch that concentrates on reproducing Arabian show steeds.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo crafted a unique logotype concept customized to symbolize the unique physical traits of the Arabian kind of horses. By having a different head form and very high tail carriage, the Arabian is one of the very most quite easily recognizable equine lineages in the whole world.

Las Coffee shop logo style a small restaurant, design consists of a changed script font style which floats above a team of luxuriant lines and dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Coffee shop logo style a small dining establishment, design contains a customized manuscript font which floats over a team of ornate lines and also dots.

Logo layout for a software developer the design features as well as famous component of a bridge to the left of the name.

Smart Kernels | Logo Design

A kernel is the key component of an operating system (OS). Typically, the kernel is responsible for memory administration, process and task management, and drive management. The kernel links the system 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 and hardware.

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

Evolve logo design created for a Kirkwood, Missouri indoor designer, style function 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 Kirkwood, Missouri interior design company and this logo design is representational of the work that an interior designer does in. An interior designer is someone who organizes, researches, coordinates, and oversees such tasks. Interior design is a diverse profession that consists of conceptual development, area planning, site examinations, programming, study, interacting with the stakeholders of a project, construction management, and implementation of the design.

logo design done for Advanced Management Solutions, the characters for letter V and A in middle of the word progressed have been modified to link straight into words below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This Kirkwood, Missouri logo design assignment was completed for a leadership expert that helps business leaders to become more effective at handling people, expectations, and productivity.
A logo design featuring an angler in the middle 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 more than 7 billion a year retailing supplies and equipment to outdoor sporting enthusiasts the founders of On the Fly recognized the market place was primed for an outdoor sporting store that functions as a consignment business. Whether or not you are into boating, fishing or mountain climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly provides a place for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all types of interests, a place to sell their used products to other sports enthusiasts. I created their Kirkwood business logo dsign with a graphic which garners the attention of traffic and sends an image that wakens the enthusiasm of the outdoors. With traffic that averages forty five 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 tranquil habitat.
Logo style MQ farms, this logo design has a field incorporated into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms brand idea wasn’t really designed for an Kirkwood, Missouri regional farm it was really developed for an investments broker, and this logo was one of several that fell under the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The aim was really to generate a graphic that projects esteem, effectiveness, and wealth.

 Kirkwood Logo design for a nonprofit, Turning Point Solutions - the logo style attribute for externally dealing with arrowhead as well as the arrowheads suggest that it is a diamond form.

Turning Point Foundation | Logo Design

The Turning Point Foundation was completely open to what type of logo design that they desired, this can be a good thing or a bad thing. Good in that it gives a designer the liberty to discover any concept that comes to mind, bad in that it’s challenging to hit a bullseye in the absence of realizing where exactly the target is. Thankfully, in this instance, I struck a bullseye with the first try.

Logo designed for making use of an indicator for the restaurant (Brewgrrs), it is a luxuriant script font style that is reminiscent of a renowned sports group logo design.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I’ve designed loads of restaurant custom logo designs and business signs for restaurants, diners, sports bars, night clubs, dining establishments, and eateries all over the USA, from cupcake pastry shops to pizza parlors and oyster bars, out of all of them I believe Brewgrrs was my favorite. Brewgrrs was a neat project where I worked closely with the owner to produce 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 lighted signage which hung over their doors, and was highly visible and very legible from over a block away.