Oakville Logo Design

Virtually every new Oakville venture knows they are in need of a logo, but few new business owners entirely understand the vital role their logo design can make in their becoming successful, or why one logo functions better than another. A company logo has a critical and long-term influence on the financial success of a company, pick the right one and it can make the door swing and phone ring, go with the incorrect one and it can be a barrier and an impediment for the life span of a company. The logos featured in the ImageCo portfolio help Oakville businesses prosper, they are effective in any given circumstance and the reason why they are so effective is because they all have these five traits in common.
  1. Simplicity: simple logos do not require contemplation, they can be realized in just a look.
  2. Scalability: from business cards to posters a scalable logo design will stay legible and just as emotive at any dimension.
  3. Versatility: logos that function on any device, in print, on packaging, on a mobile phone, or on a ball cap.
  4. Suitability: they are appropriate, they are personal, and they are suitable for the company they stand for.
  5. Relevance: a company logo must be enduring and will feel relevant today, tomorrow, and 20 years from now.

Retro logo style of a bicycle developed for a Oakville coffee cafe as well as a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This budding coffee roaster and bistro were actually opening up in an older part of the area and hoped to project a retro feel without appearing as boring or low energy. I accomplished both tasks via designing a custom logo concept that uses a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is antiquated, higher energy, and is a classic business image.

medical logo style with a microscope slide and bacteria created for Oakville medical clinic.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the scientific discipline which researches the causes and consequences of diseases, mainly the field of medicine which works with the clinical evaluation of samplings of human body cellular material for diagnostic or forensic objectives.

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

Generally I attempt not to be excessively literal with a concept and to a point, this specific design approaches the company it represents rather literally, yet it does it in a way 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 name that makes it more captivating, more focus grabbing and more meaningful.

logo style with a leaping green frog designed for a family fun center in Oakville.

Cool Springz | Logo Design | Retail Branding

The Cool Springz Trampoline Park was a very cool project to work on, most likely because a trampoline park is all about fun. It’s also a project that is way out of the norm of the sorts of projects that come my way, I’ve done dozens of logo designs for doctors, dental offices, and attorneys but Cool Springz is without question the only trampoline park which I have actually ever had the opportunity 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 design 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 logo 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 title itself to provide the logo a more lively 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 marketing. I also believe this is the only time that a logo I did was turned into a mascot when they had a staff member costume fashioned to look just like my frog design.

photography logo including a flock of birds, a hill, a route, a stream, as well as a tree - designed for Oakville travel professional 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 think it is a niche area because travel photographers tend not to shoot places or things but instead project emotional journeys through the photos they capture. The idea behind this logo concept was to use negative space to communicate more than what was visible upon first glance, which I think is representative of most professional photographers in that they often share entire stories using their photography.

It’s said that a picture is worth a thousand words but I think that some photographs convey significantly more than that because their photos often have an emotional fullness which can’t be conveyed with mere words. I made an effort to do something similar to this logo design by employing 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  Oakville logo but also to reveal the depth of her art and in the way that she perceives the world through the lens of her camera.

 Oakville logo design with a seagull used for the letter A. Designed for a cordless retail organisation.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The majority of logo design jobs that I take on I honestly relish and the Coastal Wireless design was one that I certainly felt good about, but the customer didn’t quite share my excitement for it. I felt really good about the concept of using the seagull form as a stroke in the character A but the customer, while he liked the concept, didn’t care for my choice of birds. This particular man really disliked 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 variety of sea bird.

When I turn a design over to a customer I urge all of them to discuss it with friends and family as well as with other people that they don’t even know so as to get neutral judgements on the benefit of a concept. Fortunately, he shared it with his whole family and they really loved 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 proceeded with the original concept.

Logo designs are a weird animal in the design world given that the people that are inclined to hire a professional to create their business logo realize how vital a logo is for their company so they are way more invested in the end result. Every logo job possesses it’s allotment of obstacles, but the greatest obstacle is finding that sweet spot in a design that functions really well at the job it’s needed to do in branding a business and also giving the customer the identity they see for themselves.

a red panda logo layout with bamboo behind-the-scenes, design for Oakville publication author

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a thin piece of real estate to work with, nevertheless it is the most important part of a published book due to the fact that it is in most cases the primary thing a person sees in the book shop. For a publisher, it’s the optimal opportunity they will likely ever get to advertise their brand and get their logo design in front of the people that buy actual books.

This 3 color design is vibrant, colorful and eye-catching and it gives plenty of room 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 benches changed to imply they are wings.

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines arrive and go yet it looks like that in many cases 1 of the aspects folks tend to remember the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a small new venture commuter/shuttle airline company based in LA and although I’m not sure it actually “took off” their logo design didn’t slow them. The bookend A’s in their title lent itself well to imparting a good sense of air travel and it was certainly a victory.

 Oakville logo style used for advertising as well as a label style for Vintage Situation features an old-fashioned typeface layout.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case specialized in brand-new cases for music instruments, that seemed to be older cases. For this business logo design I sought to come up with a logo that had a fluid vintage feel to it and could easily be utilized for anything from a website to an insignia on brand new cases that appeared like they were from a different point in time.

Logo design produced for an orthodontist in Oakville, style include an arc with lines intersecting with it to indicate steel dental braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dentistry logo designs can be one of the most difficult logo projects because it appears that virtually every dentist integrates a smile, a tooth, a smiling tooth, or a toothy smile in their design. Dental logos are one of the very most cliche ridden professions when it comes to business marketing, if dining establishments approached their advertising in the exact same way dental professionals do every one of their company logos would definitely be a picture trying to explain something they served, McDonalds would most likely have a picture of a potato and a cow.

I recognize the thinking behind incorporating a likeness of something mouth associated to a dentist’s company logo nevertheless 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 really enjoy doing dentistry logo designs simply because it challenges me to come up with a design that implies the field of dentistry or a particular field of the field of dentistry like orthodontics without resorting to the stereotypical solution that so many dentists settle on.

Kujak Orthodontics offered such an opportunity and ultimately I created a design that does not have a single smile or a tooth in it, but even though they aren’t overt, they are still implied in the concept. When I turned this design over to the client the only smile that was evident was actually the smile on Dr. Kujak’s face.

William McNally logo design developed for a household nonprofit, the logo includes 4 personalities staggered in elevation to stand for a family with in the design.

William McNally | Logo Design | Branding

The William McNally Family Foundation contacted ImageCo to help them come up with a custom logo design that would be depictive of the devotion that William McNally had for the residents in his city. Many logos with the name “family” in them tend to contain pictures of a happy family, a cliche heavy method 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 designs are the ones that are understated and never hit the viewer on the head with what the business or institution hopes to relate.

The McNally Foundation’s name provided a distinct opportunity to do a custom logo design that communicated that they were about families without being openly tacky about it. The aim of a logo design is to be remembered and recognized and if the designer makes an effort to use the logo to illustrate specifically how individuals ought to think or feel they don’t understand the objective of a logo. If you have to ponder a logo design to understand what it means, it has fallen short, a logo needs to be instantly comprehended and a logo design that describes itself will never have the likelihood to be understood.

Logo layout produced for a hair design workshop including a script font a hummingbird and a suggested orchid for the letter O.

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios required a logo that carried a sense of simplicity and connection for their new hair salon. I came up with a concept that didn’t go the obvious path of making just a stylized orchid but rather created a company logo which implied a flower in the pattern of a swirl featured into the letter O in the title and by placing attention on the concept using the silhouette of a hummingbird floating above the logo design itself. The obvious path in creating a business logo is generally the incorrect route and in this case, the design ended up not being about the orchid but instead laid the attention on the feeling that they really wanted to transmit to their customers.

Arabian steed logo layout created for a steed ranch that concentrates on breeding Arabian program steeds.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo crafted a unique business logo design styled to embody the unique physical traits of the Arabian pedigree of horses. With a different head shape and high tail posture, the Arabian is one of the highly easily recognizable horse types in the whole world.

Las Coffee shop logo style a tiny dining establishment, design consists of a modified script typeface which floats over a team of ornate lines and also dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Cafe logo layout a small dining establishment, style includes a modified manuscript font which floats above a group of ornate lines and dots.

Logo design for a software developer the layout features and also 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). Traditionally, the kernel is responsible for memory management, process and task management, and hard drive managing. The kernel attaches the computer hardware to the application software. In other words a kernel is {essentially|quite literally a bridge that serves 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 number of miles from the business offices of Smart kernels. It’s a logo design that doesn’t attempt to describe anything to anyone about what business they are in or how it relates to their specific location. However, it intimated something to the owner of the business and in quite a few cases the meaning behind a business logo is equally as important as how it serves the organization it represents.

Advance logo layout developed for a Oakville indoor designer, design function a series of red circles that converge and also change the letter O in the center of the logo style.

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design | Branding

Evolv Design is a Oakville interior design company and this logo design is representational of the work that an interior designer does in. An interior designer is a professional who prepares, researches, collaborates, and oversees such projects. Interior design is a diverse occupation that involves conceptual development, area planning, location evaluations, programming, investigation, communicating with the stakeholders of a project, construction management, and implementation of the design.

logo design done for Advanced Leadership Solutions, the personalities for letter V and A in middle of words advanced have actually been customized to link directly into words below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This particular Oakville logo design job was done for a leadership specialist that aids business professionals to develop into more successful at handling people, expectations, and productivity.

A logo style including 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 brand names like Cabelas and Bass Pros raking in over 7 billion a year offering goods and equipment to outdoor sporting lovers the owners of On the Fly realized the market was ready for an outdoor sporting retailer that operates as a consignment business. Whether or not you are into boating, fishing or rock climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly presents a place for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all types of passions, a spot to sell their used products to other sports enthusiasts. I designed their Oakville business logo dsign along with an image which grabs the interest of vehicles and sends an image that calls to mind the passion of the outdoors. With traffic that averages forty five mph I knew it would take more than the typical logo/sign to get travelers to take notice, hence the picture of a fly fisherman in his natural and relaxed habitat.
Logo style MQ farms, this logo design has an area incorporated right into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms emblem concept wasn’t really designed for an Oakville regional farm it was actually developed for a commodities broker, and this logo design was one of many that fell underneath the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The end goal was really to make a graphic that projects trust, financial success, and opulence.
Logo created for using a sign for the restaurant (Brewgrrs), it is a luxuriant script font style that is similar to a famous sporting activities group logo.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I’ve designed quite a lot of restaurant business 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 favorite. Brewgrrs was a great undertaking where I worked closely with the owner to produce a logo design which worked really 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 signage that hung above their doors, and was highly visible and very easy to read from over a block away.