Nixa, Missouri Logo Design

Every new Nixa business knows they need a logo, however few entrepreneurs fully recognize the vital role their logo design will make in their success, or the reason that one logo performs more effectively than another. A business logo has an immediate and lasting influence on the prosperity of a business, go with the correct one and it will make the door swing and cash register ring, select the incorrect one and it can be a barrier and an impediment for the longevity of a business.

The logos featured in the ImageCo portfolio help Nixa, Missouri companies succeed, they are effective in any given circumstance and the reason they are so effective is that they all have these five things in common.

  1. Simplicity: simple logo designs do not require consideration, they can be realized in just a look.
  2. Scalability: from business cards to billboards a scalable business logo will remain legible and just as emotive at any dimension.
  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 business logo must be ageless and will feel relevant today, tomorrow, and forty years from now.

Logo PORTFOLIO Volume 1

Retro logo design of a bicycle developed for a Nixa, Missouri coffee cafe and a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This budding coffee roaster and cafe were opening in an older section of town and hoped to cast a nostalgic atmosphere without coming across as boring or low energy. I accomplished both of these jobs by designing a business logo design that includes a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is antiquated, higher energy, and is a ageless business image.

medical logo style with a microscopic lense slide as well as bacteria developed for Nixa, Missouri clinical center.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the science that analyzes the root causes and outcomes of diseases, mainly the branch of medicine which deals with the laboratory evaluation of samplings of human body tissue for diagnostic or forensic objectives.

The Mid-Valley Pathology logo design I came up with is the only instance I call to mind where I was able to integrate a bacteria-laden microscope slide right into a business logo design.

Normally I try not to be overly literal with a design and to a point, this specific design approaches the company it serves very literally, however it does it in a fashion that integrates 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 interest grabbing and a lot more unforgettable.

logo design with a jumping green frog designed for a family fun facility in Nixa, Missouri.

Cool Springs | 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 additionally a project that is way out of the norm of the kinds of projects that come my way, I’ve produced dozens of logo designs for health care providers, dentists, and lawyers but Cool Springz is without question the one and only trampoline park that I have ever had the opportunity to work on.

Given that the full name of the business features the word springz in its name the clear choice would have been to integrate a couple of springs into the design but Cool Springz is a fun location to go and spring does not really resonate an atmosphere 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 name itself to give the logo a much more enthusiastic high energy feel.

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

digital photography logo featuring a group of birds, a mountain, a path, a stream, as well as a tree - designed for Nixa, Missouri travel 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 pretty specialized field of photography and I think it is a niche sector because travel photographers tend not to capture places or things but rather communicate emotional experiences through the images they record. The idea behind this logo design was to use negative space to communicate more than what was visible upon initial glance, which I think is quintessential of almost all good photographers in that they oftentimes tell entire stories using their photography.

It’s said that a picture is worth a thousand words but I think that some photographs convey considerably more than that because their photos often have an emotional fullness which can’t be conveyed with just words. I made an effort to do something very similar to this logo by using 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 looking back, that my goal was to both brand this photographer with a memorable  Nixa logo design but also to show the depth in her art and in the way that she sees the world through the lens of her camera.

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

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The bulk of business logo design jobs that I take on I seriously savor 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 form as a stroke in the letter A however the customer, even though he loved the concept, didn’t care for my choice of birds. This guy seriously hated seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, fortunately the rest of his family did not share his scorn for this specific breed of sea bird.

When I turn a design over to a customer I urge them to talk about it with friends and colleagues and family members as well as with folks that they don’t actually know so as to get objective viewpoints on the worthiness of a design concept. Fortunately, he discussed it with his family and they adored 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 insert 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 design.

Logo designs are a weird creature in the design world because the people that have a tendency to hire a professional to design their logo comprehend how crucial a logo design is for their business so they are way more vested in the end result. Every logo design project possesses it’s portion of difficulties, but the largest obstacle is identifying that sweet spot in a design that works really well at the job 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 in the background, layout for Nixa, Missouri publication publisher

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a cramped parcel of real estate to work with, yet it is the most essential part of a published book given that it is ordinarily the very first thing a person sees in the bookstore. Regarding a publishing company, it’s the absolute best opportunity they will ever get to promote their brand and get their logo design in front of the men and women that buy actual books.

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

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

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines arrive and depart yet it seems like that in many cases one of the things folks usually tend to recall the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a small new venture commuter/shuttle airline located in LA and although I’m not certain it actually “took off” their business logo didn’t ground them. The bookend A’s in their name lent itself well to confering a sense of flight and it was surely a victory.

 Nixa logo style made use of for marketing as well as a label style for Vintage Case features an archaic font style design.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case focused in brand new cases for musical instruments, that seemed to be older cases. For this custom logo concept I strove to come up with a logo that had a fluid retro feel to it and could be used for anything from a web site to an insignia on brand new cases that seemed like they were from another generation.

Logo design created for an orthodontist in Nixa, Missouri, design consist of an arc with lines converging through it to indicate metal braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dental logo designs can easily be one of the most challenging logo projects considering that it seems that virtually every dentist includes a smile, a tooth, a smiling tooth, or a toothy smile in their design. Dental business logos are one of the most cliche ridden professions when it comes to company branding, if dining establishments approached their advertising in the exact same way dentists do every one of their logo designs would definitely be a picture explaining anything they served, McDonalds would probably include an image of a potato and a cow.

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

I actually enjoy doing dentistry logo designs because it challenges me to come up with a design that implies dentistry or a certain area of the field of dentistry like orthodontics without resorting to the stereotypical course of action that so many dentists settle on.

Kujak Orthodontics provided such an opportunity and ultimately 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 suggested in the design. When I turned this design over to the client the only smile that was evident was the smile on Dr. Kujak’s face.

William McNally logo design designed for a family not-for-profit, the logo design features 4 characters surprised in elevation to represent a family unit 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 depictive of the devotion that William McNally had for the families in his city. Many 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 pertaining to what the name says or the industry it represents. I’ve found that the best concepts 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 offered a unique opportunity to do a logo design that conveyed that they were about families without being openly corny about it. The goal of a logo is to be remembered and recognized and if the designer tries to use the logo design to illustrate how individuals should think or feel they don’t understand the objective of a logo. If you have to think about a logo to understand what it means, it has fallen short, a logo needs to be instantly understood and a logo that describes itself won’t have the chance to be comprehended.

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

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios desired a business logo that related a sense of relaxation and elegance for their new hair salon. I came up with a design which did not go the obvious path of crafting just a stylized orchid but alternatively delivered a business logo that suggested an orchid in the formation of a swirl featured into the letter O in the title and by putting attention on the concept with the figure of a hummingbird hovering above the image itself. The obvious path in designing a logo design is usually the incorrect course and in this case, the design ended up not being about the orchid but instead put the attention on the emotion that they wanted to project to their customers.

Arabian horse logo layout developed for a horse ranch that concentrates on reproducing Arabian program equines.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo created a one-of-a-kind company logo concept tailored to symbolize the unique physical traits of the Arabian kind of equines. With a different head form and high tail posture, the Arabian is one of the highly immediately recognizable equine lineages in the whole world.

Las Coffee shop logo design a small restaurant, style includes a modified script typeface which hovers over a team of ornate lines and also dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Cafe logo layout a tiny restaurant, style contains a modified script typeface which floats over a team of ornate lines and also dots.

Logo style for a software application programmer the style attributes as well as iconic component 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 management, process and task control, and drive management. 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 bridge between the software program 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 offices of Smart kernels. It’s a logo design that doesn’t attempt to explain anything to anyone about what business they are in or how it relates to their specific location. However, it symbolized something to the business owner of the business and in quite a few cases the symbolism supporting a logo is just as important as how it serves the company it represents.

Advance logo style developed for a Nixa, Missouri interior developer, style feature a series of red circles that converge and replace the letter O in the center of the logo design.

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design | Branding

Evolv Design is a Nixa, Missouri 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 manages such ventures. Interior design is a multifaceted occupation that involves conceptual development, area planning, location examinations, programming, analysis, communicating with the stakeholders of a project, construction supervision, and implementation of the design.

logo design done for Advanced Management Solutions, the personalities for letter V as well as A in center of words advanced have been changed to link directly right into the words below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This Nixa, Missouri logo design assignment was undertaken for a leadership coach that aids business leaders to develop into more effective at handling people, expectations, and profitability.
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 like Cabelas and Bass Pros raking in over 7 billion a year selling supplies and equipment to outdoor sporting lovers the owners of On the Fly knew the market was primed for an outdoor sporting merchant that functions as a consignment company. Whether you are into boating, sportfishing or rock climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly provides a destination for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all types of interests, a place to sell their secondhand equipment to other sports enthusiasts. I created their Nixa logo dsign with an image which garners the interest of traffic and projects an image that calls to mind the enthusiasm of the outdoors. With traffic that averages forty five miles per hour I knew it would take more than the average logo/sign to get travelers to take notice, hence the graphic of a fly fisherman in his natural and serene habitat.
Logo layout MQ farms, this logo style has an area incorporated right into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms company logo idea wasn’t really created for an Nixa, Missouri regional farm it was really designed for a commodities broker, and this particular creative logo was one of many that fell underneath the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The aim was actually to develop a brand mark that projected confidence, financial success, and affluence.

 Nixa Logo design for a not-for-profit, Transforming Factor Solutions - the logo style attribute for externally facing arrowhead and the arrowheads imply that it is a ruby shape.

Turning Point Foundation | Logo Design

The Turning Point Foundation was completely open to what type of logo design they would like, this can be a good thing or a bad thing. Good in that it provides a designer the freedom to explore any idea that comes to mind, bad in that it’s challenging to hit a bullseye without recognizing where exactly the target is. Fortunately, in this case, I hit a bullseye with the first shot.

Logo design made for making use of an indicator for the restaurant (Brewgrrs), it is an ornate manuscript font style that is similar to a famous sports team logo design.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I’ve created loads of restaurant logo designs and business 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 believe Brewgrrs was my absolute favorite. Brewgrrs was a great undertaking where I worked directly with the owner to develop a logo that worked extremely well and did a fantastic job to brand them, it functioned 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 easy to read from over a block away.