Manchester Logo Design

Each and every new Manchester venture realizes that they require a logo, yet few new business owners thoroughly comprehend the pivotal role their company logo can play in their financial success, or the reason that one business logo works better than another. A business logo has an instant and lasting effect on the success of a business, go with the right one and it can make the door swing and phone ring, go with the incorrect one and it will be a barrier and an impediment for the life span of a business. The logos presented in the ImageCo portfolio help Manchester companies prosper, they are effective in any given scenario and the reason they are so effective is that they all have these five features in common.
  1. Simplicity: simple logos do not demand contemplation, they can be realized in merely a glance.
  2. Scalability: from business cards to signboards a scalable business logo will be legible and equally emotive at any scale.
  3. Versatility: logos that operate on any sort of device, in print, on packaging, on a mobile phone, or on a ball-cap.
  4. Suitability: they are appropriate, they are unique, and they are suitable for the company they represent.
  5. Relevance: a logo must be enduring and should feel relevant today, tomorrow, and 20 years from today.

Retro logo style of a bike developed for a Manchester coffee cafe and a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This start-up coffee roaster and coffee bar were launching in an older part of the area and wanted to visualize a vintage atmosphere without coming across as boring or low energy. I achieved both of these tasks by means of developing a logo design that contains a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is old-fashioned, high energy, and is a ageless business image.

medical logo style with a microscopic lense slide and also bacteria developed for Manchester clinical center.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the science that analyzes the triggers and consequences of diseases, especially the branch of medicine which works with the laboratory evaluation of samples of body tissue for diagnostic or forensic objectives.

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

Typically I attempt not to be extremely literal with a concept and to a point, this design approaches the company it represents very literally, but it does it in a fashion that integrates 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 enhancement to the name that makes it more interesting, more interest grabbing and more meaningful.

logo design with a leaping environment-friendly frog made for a family members enjoyable facility in Manchester.

Cool Springz | Logo Design | Retail Branding

The Cool Springz Trampoline Park was a very cool project to work on, probably because a trampoline park is all about fun. It’s also 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 surgeons, dental experts, and attorneys but Cool Springz is without question the one and only trampoline park that I have actually ever had the privilege to work on.

Given that the name of the company features the word springz in its name the clear choice would have been to incorporate a few springs into the concept but Cool Springz is a fun location to go and spring does not really 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, inevitably 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 feel.

In the end, Cool Springz ended up loving my brainchild 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 came up with was transformed into a mascot when they had a staff member costume fashioned to look exactly like my frog design.

digital photography logo design including a flock of birds, a hill, a route, a stream, and a tree - developed for Manchester travel professional photographer.

Travel Don’t Wander | Logo Design | Website Design

Travel Don’t Wander was a logo design project I took on for a travel photographer, which is a rather specialized field of photography and I believe it is a niche sector because travel photographers don’t shoot places or things but rather reveal emotional experiences by means of the photos they record. The idea behind this logo composition was to utilize negative space to reveal more than what was visible upon initial view, which I think is representative of almost all good photographers in that they oftentimes tell whole stories using their photography.

It’s said that a picture is worth a 1000 words but I think that some photographs convey significantly more than that because their photos often have an emotional resonance which can’t be conveyed with just words. I attempted to do something the same to this logo 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 objective was to both brand this photographer with a memorable  Manchester logo but also to illustrate the depth in her art and in the way that she views the world through the lens of her camera.

 Manchester logo style 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 projects that I take on I really relish 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 form as a stroke in the character A but the customer, even though he loved the concept, really did not care for my choice of birds. This man seriously despised seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, luckily the rest of his family members didn’t share his aversion for this particular kind of sea bird.

When I turn a concept over to a customer I urge all of them to talk about it with friends and family as well as with individuals that they don’t actually know so as to get neutral viewpoints on the worthiness of a design. Fortunately, he discussed it with his family and they adored the design and were able to persuade 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 preference of a pelican and he went with the original design.

Logos are a weird creature in the design world given that the people that have a tendency to hire a professional to design their logo comprehend how essential a logo is for their company so they are much more invested in the end result. Every logo project possesses it’s portion of obstacles, however the greatest obstacle is finding that sweet spot in a design that functions really well at the job it’s required to do in branding a business and also giving the client the identity they see for themselves.

a red panda logo style with bamboo behind-the-scenes, style for Manchester publication author

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a narrow segment of real estate to work with, but it really is the most crucial part of a published book given that it is in most cases the primary thing a person views in the bookstore. Regarding a publisher, it’s the most ideal opportunity that they will ever have to promote 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 designed for an airline in Los Angeles, the logo design has 2 letter A's with benches customized to indicate they are wings.

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines arrive and depart but it looks like that in many occurrences 1 of the traits people often tend to remember the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a modest startup commuter/shuttle air service based in LA and while 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 imparting a spirit of airline flight and it was surely a success.

 Manchester logo design made use of for advertising and marketing and also a label design for Vintage Situation includes an antiquated font style layout.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case specialized in new cases for musical instruments, that seemed to be older cases. For this business logo concept I sought to come up with a logo that offered a fluid retro feel to it and could easily be used for every thing from a web site to a label on brand new cases that looked like they were from another generation.

Logo created for an orthodontist in Manchester, design consist of an arc with lines intersecting through it to indicate steel dental braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dental care logo designs can easily be one of the most challenging logo jobs due to the fact that it appears that every single dental professional involves a smile, a tooth, a smiling tooth, or a toothy smile in their design. Dentistry logo designs are one of the most cliche ridden fields when it comes to small business marketing, if restaurants approached their advertising in the same way dental practices do every one of their company logos would be a picture trying to explain something they served, McDonalds would probably contain an image of a potato and a cow.

I recognize the thinking behind including an image of something mouth related to a dentist’s company logo nevertheless 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 dentistry industry.

I actually love doing dentistry business logos because it challenges me to come up with a design that implies the field of dentistry or a specific field of dentistry like orthodontics without resorting to the stereotypical 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 overt, they are still suggested in the design. When I turned this particular design over to the customer the only smile that was evident was really the smile on Dr. Kujak’s face.

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

William McNally | Logo Design | Branding

The William McNally Family Foundation contacted ImageCo to help them come up with a logo that would be illustrative of the love that William McNally had for the families in his community. Many logos with the name “family” in them tend to contain depictions of a happy family, a cliche heavy method to any logo design is to be very literal with regards to what the name says or the industry it represents. I’ve found that the best designs are the ones that are understated and never hit the viewer on the head with what the company or organization wants to relate.

The McNally Foundation’s name presented a unique opportunity to do a custom logo design which conveyed that they were about families without being overtly tacky about it. The intention of a logo is to be remembered and recognized and if the designer attempts to use the logo design to summarize precisely how individuals should think or feel they don’t understand the goal of a logo. If people have to think about a logo design to understand what it means, it has been in vain, a logo needs to be instantly understood and a logo that illustrates itself won’t have the chance to be comprehended.

Logo style developed for a hair layout studio including a manuscript font a hummingbird and also an implied orchid for the letter O.

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios wanted a logo design that projected a sense of simplicity and connection for their new hair studio. I came up with a design that did not go the obvious course of designing simply a stylized orchid but alternatively crafted a company logo that implied an orchid in the formation of a swirl integrated in to the letter O in the name and by putting attention on the concept along with the silhouette of a hummingbird hovering above the image itself. The obvious path in designing a logo design is more often than not the wrong course and in this case, the design ended up not being about the flower but instead laid the emphasis on the perception that they really wanted to project to their clients.

Arabian horse logo design created for a steed cattle ranch that focuses on breeding Arabian show horses.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo developed a unique organization logo design tailored to display the unique physical traits of the Arabian pedigree of horses. By having a different head shape and very high tail posture, the Arabian is one of the most quite easily identifiable horse breeds in the world.

Las Cafe logo style a tiny dining establishment, layout includes a modified manuscript font which hovers above a group of elaborate lines as well as dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Coffee shop logo layout a little dining establishment, style contains a changed manuscript typeface which hovers over a group of ornate lines and dots.

Logo design for a software program designer the layout features and iconic 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). Traditionally, the kernel is responsible for memory management, process and task management, and drive operations. 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 bridge between the software and hardware.

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

Evolve logo style created for a Manchester indoor developer, style 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 Manchester 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 prepares, investigates, collaborates, and manages such ventures. Interior design is a multifaceted occupation that consists of conceptual development, space planning, site inspections, programming, investigation, communicating with the stakeholders of a project, building and construction supervision, and execution of the design.

logo style provided for Advanced Leadership Solutions, the personalities for letter V as well as A in center of words progressed have been modified to connect directly into words listed below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This Manchester logo design project was carried out for a leadership consultant that helps business leaders to become more effective at supervising people, expectations, and productivity.

A logo layout featuring a fisherman in the center of the name casting a fly towards the customer.

On The Fly | Logo Design | Retail Branding

With brands such as Cabelas and Bass Pros raking in over 7 billion a year retailing goods and equipment to outdoor sporting lovers the founders of On the Fly knew the market was ready for an outdoor sporting store that operates as a consignment firm. Whether you are into boating, angling or rock climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly provides a place for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all kinds of passions, a spot to sell their pre-owned items to other sports enthusiasts. I designed their Manchester logo dsign using a graphic which grabs the attention of traffic and projects an image that evokes the enthusiasm of the outdoors. With traffic that averages forty five miles per hour I realized it would take more than the average logo/sign to get travelers to take notice, hence the picture of a fly fisherman in his natural and relaxed habitat.
Logo style MQ ranches, this logo style has actually an area incorporated into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms company logo design wasn’t really produced for an Manchester regional farm it was in reality designed for a commodities broker, and this company logo was one of several that fell beneath the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The aim was to design a graphic that projects trust, effectiveness, and affluence.
Logo design made for the use of an indication for the restaurant (Brewgrrs), it is an ornate script font that is similar to a popular sporting activities group logo design.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I have designed quite a lot of restaurant logo designs and establishment signs for restaurants, diners, sports bars, night clubs, dining establishments|eateries} all over the United States, from cupcake bakeshops to pizza parlors and oyster bars, out of all of them I think Brewgrrs was my favorite. Brewgrrs was a great project where I worked closely with the owner to produce a logo that 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 lighted sign which hung over their doors, and was highly visible and very legible from over a block away.