Rolla, Missouri Logo Design

Virtually every new Rolla venture knows they require a logo, however few new business owners entirely are aware of the vital role their business logo can play in their financial success, or the reason that one logo works far better than another. A company logo has an immediate and lasting influence on the success of a business, select the correct one and it will make the door swing and cash register ring, choose the incorrect one and it will be a barrier and an impediment for the life of an organization.

The logos featured in the ImageCo portfolio help Rolla, Missouri businesses prosper, 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 logos do not demand contemplation, they can be understood in merely a glance.
  2. Scalability: from business cards to billboards a scalable business logo will continue to be legible and just as emotive at virtually any dimension.
  3. Versatility: logos that operate 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 business they stand for.
  5. Relevance: a logo should be timeless and should feel relevant today, tomorrow, and twenty five years from today.

Logo PORTFOLIO Volume 1

Retro logo style of a bicycle produced for a Rolla, Missouri coffee cafe as well as a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This start-up coffee roaster and coffeehouse were actually opening in an older part of town and wanted to cast a nostalgic atmosphere without appearing as boring or low energy. I fulfilled the two tasks by developing a business logo concept that contains a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is antiquated, higher energy, and is a enduring business image.

medical logo layout with a microscopic lense slide and bacteria designed for Rolla, Missouri clinical center.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the science which examines the root causes and outcomes of diseases, mainly the branch of healthcare that works with the laboratory examination of samples of human body cellular material for diagnostic or forensic intents.

The Mid-Valley Pathology logo design I came up with is really the sole instance I recall where I was able to incorporate a bacteria-laden microscope slide into a business logo design.

Generally I try not to be excessively literal with a design and to a degree, this specific design approaches the company it serves 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 a description of what Mid-Valley Pathology does so much as acts as an enhancer to the brand that makes it more appealing, more focus grabbing and a lot more memorable.

logo design with a jumping green frog made for a family enjoyable facility in Rolla, 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 jobs which come my way, I’ve done dozens of logo designs for surgeons, dental experts, and lawyers but Cool Springz is without question the only trampoline park which I have ever gotten the privilege to work on.

Given that the full name of the company features the word springz in its name the clear choice would have been to feature a few springs into the design 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, in the end I landed on a green tree frog and a dimensional treatment of the name itself to give the logo a much more lively high energy atmosphere.

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

digital photography logo design including a group of birds, a mountain, a route, a stream, and also a tree - designed for Rolla, Missouri traveling 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 niche field of photography and I think it is a niche field due to the fact that travel photographers don’t capture places or things but rather reveal emotional journeys by means of the pictures they record. The thought behind this logo composition was to make use of negative space to communicate more than what was visible upon first view, which I think is quintessential of the majority of good photographers in that they often share whole stories using their photography.

It’s said that a picture is worth a thousand words but I think that some photographs convey a great deal more than that because their photos often have an emotional resonance which can’t be conveyed with just words. I made an effort to do something similar to this logo design by making use of 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 communicated through the first impression. I think, in looking back, that my goal was to both brand this photographer with a memorable  Rolla logo but also to show the depth to her work and in the way that she views the world through the lens of her camera.

 Rolla logo design with a seagull made use of for the letter A. Designed for a cordless retail organisation.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The bulk of custom logo design jobs that I take on I really enjoy and the Coastal Wireless design 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 concept of using the seagull form as a stroke in the character A but my client, while he liked the concept, really did not care for my choice of birds. This guy genuinely loathed seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, thankfully 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 client I urge them to discuss it with friends and family as well as with other people that they don’t actually know so as to get neutral opinions on the value of a concept. Fortunately, he shared it with his family members and they loved 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 include 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 concept.

Logos are a strange animal in the design world because the people that have a tendency to hire an expert to design their business logo realize how important a logo design is for their business so they are much more vested in the final result. Every logo design job has it’s allotment of difficulties, however the largest challenge is identifying that sweet spot in a design that operates really well at the task it’s needed to do in branding a business and also providing the client the image they see for themselves.

a red panda logo style with bamboo in the background, layout for Rolla, Missouri publication publisher

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a thin segment of real estate to work with, however it really is the most important part of a published book considering that it is usually the primary thing a person sees in the book shop. With regard to a publisher, it’s the absolute best opportunity that they will likely ever have to publicize their brand and get their logo design in front of the individuals that buy actual books.

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

Air LA logo developed for an airline company in Los Angeles, the logo has 2 letter A's with benches changed to suggest they are wings.

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines come and depart however it seems that in many instances 1 of the things people usually tend to recollect the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a smaller startup commuter/shuttle air service situated in LA and although I’m not sure it really “took off” their logo design didn’t slow them. The bookend A’s in their name lent itself well to imparting a feeling of air travel and it was definitely a victory.

 Rolla logo style made use of for advertising and marketing and also a tag design for Vintage Case includes an archaic typeface design.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case specialized in new cases for musical instruments, that appeared 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 seemed like they were from another point in time.

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

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dentistry logo designs can easily be one of the most challenging and difficult logo jobs considering that it appears that virtually every dental professional includes a smile, a tooth, a smiling tooth, or a toothy smile in their design. Dentistry logo designs are one of the very most cliche ridden careers when it comes to business branding, if dining establishments approached their advertising in the very same way dental practitioners do every one of their company logos would be a picture explaining anything they served, McDonalds would most likely contain an image of a potato and a cow.

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

I actually enjoy doing dentistry logos because it challenges me to come up with a design that implies the field of dentistry or a certain area of dental treatment 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 layout 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 concept over to the customer the only smile that was obvious was the smile on Dr. Kujak’s face.

William McNally logo design designed for a household not-for-profit, the logo design features 4 personalities surprised in elevation 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 illustrative of the devotion that William McNally had for the people in his city. Most logos with the name “family” in them tend to contain portrayals of a happy family, a cliche heavy method to any logo design is to be very literal pertaining to what the name says or the industry it represents. I’ve discovered that the best concepts are the ones that are downplayed and never hit the viewer on the head with what the company or organization wants to relate.

The McNally Foundation’s name offered a distinct opportunity to do a logo which conveyed that they were about families without being overtly tacky about it. The objective of a logo is to be remembered and recognized and if the designer tries to use the logo design to describe exactly how people should think or feel they don’t understand the objective of a logo. If viewers have to consider a logo to understand what it means, it has been in vain, a logo needs to be instantly comprehended and a logo design that describes itself won’t have the likelihood to be comprehended.

Logo design created for a hair style workshop including a script font a hummingbird and an indicated orchid for the letter O.

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios required a company logo that conveyed a feeling of simplicity and class for their new hair studio. I created a concept that did not go the obvious route of crafting merely a stylized orchid but instead designed a business logo that suggested an orchid in the pattern of a swirl integrated into the letter O in the name and by putting attention on the concept using the silhouette of a hummingbird floating over the image itself. The obvious path in creating a logo is in most cases the wrong direction and in this case, the design ended up not being about the flower but instead put the importance on the emotion that they really wanted to transmit to their patrons.

Arabian horse logo style produced for an equine cattle ranch that specializes in breeding Arabian show horses.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo designed a one-of-a-kind logo concept fashioned to manifest the unique physical traits of the Arabian type of equines. By having a different head shape and higher tail carriage, the Arabian is one of the most immediately identifiable equine types in the world.

Las Coffee shop logo style a small restaurant, design includes a modified manuscript typeface which hovers above a group of elaborate lines and also dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Cafe logo layout a little restaurant, style includes a modified script typeface which hovers over a group of ornate lines and also dots.

Logo layout for a software program developer the layout functions as well as famous element 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 control, and disk operations. The kernel attaches the system hardware to the application software. In other words a kernel is {essentially|quite literally a bridge that behaves as a bridge between the software and computer hardware.

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

Progress logo style produced for a Rolla, Missouri interior designer, style feature a collection of red circles that converge and also change the letter O in the center of the logo layout.

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design | Branding

Evolv Design is a Rolla, Missouri interior design company and this logo design is representational of the work that an interior designer does in. An interior designer is an individual who arranges, explores, coordinates, and oversees such tasks. Interior design is a diverse profession that includes conceptual development, space planning, site inspections, programming, analysis, interacting with the stakeholders of a project, building and construction supervision, and execution of the design.

logo layout provided for Advanced Management Solutions, the personalities for letter V and A in middle of words progressed have actually been changed to link straight right into the words below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This particular Rolla, Missouri logo design project was completed for a leadership specialist that enables business leaders to become more successful at supervising people, expectations, and productivity.
A logo style featuring an angler in the center of the name casting a fly in the direction of the visitor.

On The Fly | Logo Design | Retail Branding

With brand names such as Cabelas and Bass Pros raking in more than 7 billion a year retailing supplies and equipment to outdoor sporting lovers the founders of On the Fly knew the market place was ready for an outdoor sporting retailer that functions as a consignment business. Whether you are into boating, sportfishing or mountain climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly presents a destination for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all kinds of passions, a location to market their previously owned goods to other sports enthusiasts. I designed their Rolla business logo dsign using an illustration that seizes the attention of traffic and projects an image that evokes the enthusiasm of the outdoors. With visitor 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 image of a fly fisherman in his natural and calm habitat.
Logo layout MQ ranches, this logo design has actually a field incorporated into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms company logo idea wasn’t actually created for an Rolla, Missouri regional farm it was in reality devised for a products broker, and this particular brand was one of multiple which fell under the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The end goal was actually to develop a graphic that projects confidence, effectiveness, and wealth.

 Rolla Logo design for a not-for-profit, Transforming Point Solutions - the logo layout feature for externally dealing with arrow and the arrowheads indicate that it is a diamond shape.

Turning Point Foundation | Logo Design

The Turning Point Foundation was entirely open to what type of logo design that they desired, this can be a good thing or a bad thing. Good in that it provides a designer the freedom to delve into any concept that comes to mind, bad in that it’s hard to hit a bullseye without realizing where exactly the target is. Thankfully, in this case, I hit a bullseye with the first try.

Logo developed for making use of an indicator for the dining establishment (Brewgrrs), it is an ornate manuscript typeface that is evocative a renowned sporting activities group logo.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I have created loads of restaurant logo designs and establishment signs for restaurants, diners, sports bars, night clubs, dining establishments|eateries} all over the US, from cupcake bakeries 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 directly with the business owner to design a business logo that worked extremely 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 neon sign which hung over their doors, and was highly visible and very easy to read from over a block away.