Sikeston Logo Design

Every new Sikeston venture understands that they are in need of a logo, however few new business owners fully realize the essential role their logo can take in their financial success, or why one logo design functions far better than another. A logo has an immediate and sustaining impact on the success of a business, select the correct one and it will make the door swing and phone ring, choose the incorrect one and it will be an obstacle and a hindrance for the life of a company. The logos presented in the ImageCo portfolio help Sikeston businesses prosper, they are effective in any given situation and the main reason they are so effective is because they all have these five traits in common.
  1. Simplicity: simple logos do not demand scrutiny, they can be comprehended in just a look.
  2. Scalability: from business cards to signboards a scalable logo will continue to be legible and just as emotive at every scale.
  3. Versatility: logos that function 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 unique, and they are suitable for the organization they stand for.
  5. Relevance: a logo needs to be ageless and should feel relevant today, tomorrow, and 20 years from today.

Retro logo design of a bicycle developed for a Sikeston coffee cafe and also a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This startup coffee roaster and coffeehouse were actually opening up in an old part of the area and wished to cast a nostalgic atmosphere without appearing as boring or low energy. I achieved the two tasks by means of developing a company logo concept that contains a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is antiquated, higher energy, and is a timeless business image.

medical logo layout with a microscopic lense slide and bacteria designed for Sikeston medical center.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the scientific discipline which investigates the triggers and consequences of diseases, especially the field of medicine that works with the clinical assessment of samplings of human body cellular material for diagnostic or forensic purposes.

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

Usually I try not to be overly literal with a design and to a degree, this specific design approaches the company it represents fairly literally, however it does it in a fashion that incorporates 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 enhancement to the name that makes it more appealing, more attention grabbing and a lot more memorable.

logo design with a jumping eco-friendly frog created for a family fun facility in Sikeston.

Cool Springz | Logo Design | Retail Branding

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

Given that the name of the company features the word springz in its name the apparent choice would have been to incorporate a couple springs into the design 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 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 provide the logo a much more enthusiastic high energy feeling.

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

digital photography logo including a group of birds, a hill, a trail, a stream, as well as a tree - made for Sikeston travel photographer.

Travel Don’t Wander | Logo Design | Website Design

Travel Don’t Wander was a custom logo design project I took on for a travel photographer, which is a rather niche field of photography and I believe it is a niche area due to the fact that travel photographers tend not to capture places or things but instead reveal emotional experiences by means of the pictures they record. The thought behind this logo design was to make use of negative space to reveal more than what was visible upon initial view, which I think is representative of most professional photographers in that they oftentimes tell entire 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 frequently have an emotional fullness that can’t be revealed with just words. I tried to do something similar to this logo by using 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 looking back, that my goal was to both brand this photographer with a memorable  Sikeston logo but also to show the depth of her work and in the way that she perceives the world through the lens of her camera.

 Sikeston logo style with a seagull utilized for the letter A. Designed for a wireless retail organisation.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The bulk of custom logo design projects that I take on I truly relish and the Coastal Wireless assignment was one that I certainly 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 shape as a stroke in the character A but the client, even though he loved the concept, really did not care for my choice of birds. This particular guy truly despised seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, thankfully the rest of his family didn’t share his aversion for this specific kind of sea bird.

When I turn a design over to a client I encourage all of them to discuss it with colleagues and family members as well as with individuals that they don’t actually know so as to get honest viewpoints on the benefit of a concept. Fortunately, he shared it with his family members and they really 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 incorporate every other seabird he could think of … eventually I was able to talk him out of his alternative of a pelican and he went with the original concept.

Custom logo designs are a strange animal in the design world because the people that have a tendency to hire an expert to create their business logo understand how crucial a logo design is for their company so they are much more vested in the outcome. Every logo design job possesses it’s share of difficulties, however the greatest obstacle is identifying that sweet spot in a design that works really well at the task it’s needed to do in branding a business and also giving the customer the identity they see for themselves.

a red panda logo design with bamboo in the background, layout for Sikeston publication author

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a cramped segment of real estate to work with, nevertheless it is the most crucial part of a printed book since it is often the initial thing a person sees in the book shop. Regarding a publishing company, it’s the 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 three color design is vibrant, colorful 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 two letter A's with the bars customized to suggest they are wings.

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines come and go nevertheless it seems that in many instances one of the items individuals usually tend to remember the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a small start-up commuter/shuttle airline company located in LA and although I’m not certain it actually “took off” their organization logo didn’t slow them. The bookend A’s in their brand lent itself well to affording a good sense of airline flight and it was certainly a success.

 Sikeston logo layout used for marketing and a label style for Vintage Instance features an old font style.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case specialized in new cases for music instruments, which appeared to be older cases. For this brand concept I tried to come up with a logo that had a fluid retro feel to it and could be used for every thing from a web site to an insignia on brand new cases that seemed like they were from a different era.

Logo design developed for an orthodontist in Sikeston, style include an arc with lines intersecting with it to imply metal dental braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dental business logos can be one of the most difficult logo design jobs due to the fact that it seems that every single dentist incorporates a smile, a tooth, a smiling tooth, or a toothy smile in their design. Dentistry logos are one of the very most cliche ridden fields when it comes to company advertising, if dining establishments approached their branding in the same way dental professionals do every one of their company logos would be a picture trying to explain something they served, McDonalds would most likely have an image of a potato and a cow.

I understand the thinking behind adding an illustration 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 care industry.

I really love doing dental logos simply because it challenges me to come up with a design that implies the field of dentistry or a certain field of dentistry like orthodontics without resorting to the clichéd approach 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 obvious, they are still suggested in the concept. When I turned this particular design over to the client the only smile that was obvious was really the smile on Dr. Kujak’s face.

William McNally logo developed for a household nonprofit, the logo design includes 4 characters startled in elevation to represent a family with in the layout.

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 representative of the devotion that William McNally had for the folks in his community. Most 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 pertaining to what the name says or the industry it represents. I’ve discovered that the best designs are the ones that are understated and never hit the viewer on the head with what the business or institution wants to relate.

The McNally Foundation’s name presented a distinct opportunity to do a logo which communicated that they were about families without being openly cheesy about it. The aim of a logo is to be remembered and recognized and if the designer makes an effort to use the logo design to summarize exactly how individuals ought to think or feel they don’t understand the purpose 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 comprehended and a logo design that describes itself will never have the likelihood to be comprehended.

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

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios required a logo that related a spirit of relaxation and elegance for their new hair studio. I came up with a design which didn’t go the obvious path of designing simply a stylized orchid but rather created a logo design that implied a flower in the formation of a swirl incorporated into the letter O in the name and by putting attention on the logo design with the figure of a hummingbird hovering over the logo design itself. The obvious path in creating a logo design is frequently the wrong course and in this case, the design ended up not being about the orchid but instead placed the main focus on the feeling that they wanted to project to their clients.

Arabian horse logo style produced for an equine ranch that specializes in reproducing Arabian program horses.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo created a one-of-a-kind brand concept styled to illustrate the unique physical traits of the Arabian pedigree of equines. By having an unique head form and higher tail posture, the Arabian is one of the highly quite easily recognizable equine lineages in the world.

Las Cafe logo layout a tiny restaurant, style contains a customized script font which hovers over a group of ornate lines and also dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Cafe logo design a tiny restaurant, design contains a customized manuscript typeface which floats over a group of elaborate lines and also dots.

Logo design for a software application developer the layout features and iconic element of a bridge to the left of the name.

Smart Kernels | Logo Design

A kernel is the key part of an operating system (OS). Typically, the kernel is responsible for memory administration, process and task control, and hard drive management. The kernel attaches the computer hardware to the application software. In other words a kernel is {essentially|quite literally a bridge that performs as a connection between the software and hardware.

The logo design 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 spell out anything to anyone regarding what business they are in or how it relates to their specific location. However, it meant something to the business owner of the company and in quite a few cases the substance behind a logo design is just as important as how it brands the organization it stands for.

Develop logo layout produced for a Sikeston interior designer, layout feature a collection of red circles that converge as well as change the letter O in the middle of the logo design.

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design | Branding

Evolv Design is a Sikeston interior design company and this logo design is representational of the work that an interior designer does in. An interior designer is someone who arranges, explores, coordinates, and manages such tasks. Interior design is a multifaceted occupation that involves conceptual development, space planning, location evaluations, programming, research, corresponding with the stakeholders of a project, building and construction supervision, and implementation of the design.

logo style done for Advanced Leadership Solutions, the characters for letter V and also A in middle of words progressed have been customized to link directly right into words listed below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This particular Sikeston logo design job was performed for a management specialist that assists business leaders to develop into more effective at overseeing people, expectations, and productivity.

A logo style 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 more than 7 billion a year selling goods and equipment to outdoor sporting enthusiasts the founders of On the Fly knew the market place was prepared for an outdoor sporting store that operates as a consignment business. Whether you are into boating, fishing or mountain climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly presents a place for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all sorts of interests, a spot to market their pre-owned goods to other sports enthusiasts. I tailored their Sikeston logo dsign with a graphic that garners the attention of traffic and sends an image that evokes the enthusiasm of the outdoors. With traffic that averages 45 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 design MQ ranches, this logo style has actually an area integrated into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms business logo design wasn’t actually composed for an Sikeston regional farm it was really developed for an investments broker, and this particular creative logo was one of multiple that fell beneath the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The objective was actually to design a brand mark that projects assurance, success, and affluence.
Logo developed for making use of a sign for the restaurant (Brewgrrs), it is an elaborate manuscript font that is reminiscent of a popular sporting activities group logo design.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I’ve crafted dozens 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 think Brewgrrs was my absolute favorite. Brewgrrs was a neat project in which I worked directly with the business owner to develop a logo design which worked really 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 that hung above their doors, and was highly visible and very easy to read from over a block away.