Montana Logo Design

Virtually every new Montana organization understands that they are in need of a logo, yet few entrepreneurs entirely grasp the essential role their business logo can take in their financial success, or why one logo design functions better than another. A company logo has an immediate and sustaining impact on the growth of a company, go with the right one and it will make the door swing and cash register ring, go with the wrong one and it can be an obstacle and an impediment for the longevity of a company.

The logos included in the ImageCo portfolio help Montana businesses prosper, they are effective in any given circumstance and the main reason they are so effective is that they all have these five things in common.

  1. Simplicity: simple logos don’t require consideration, they can be understood in just a glance.
  2. Scalability: from business cards to signboards a scalable logo design will remain legible and equally emotive at any dimension.
  3. Versatility: logos that work 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 organization they represent.
  5. Relevance: a logo must be enduring and will feel relevant today, tomorrow, and thirty years from today.

Logo PORTFOLIO Volume 1

Retro logo style of a bike created for a Montana coffee cafe and a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company

This start-up coffee roaster and coffee shop were launching in an older section of the area and wanted to visualize a vintage feel without appearing as uninteresting or low energy. I achieved both tasks by means of designing a business logo concept that uses 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 layout with a microscopic lense slide and germs designed for Montana medical clinic.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design Project

Pathology is the science which examines the triggers and effects of diseases, especially the branch of healthcare that deals with the laboratory evaluation of samples of body cellular material for diagnostic or forensic objectives.

The Mid-Valley Pathology brand I came up with is really the only instance I recall where I was in a position to incorporate a bacteria-laden microscope slide right into a logo design.

Generally I attempt not to be overly literal with a concept and to a point, this design approaches the company it represents quite literally, yet it does it in a way that incorporates 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 enhancer to the brand that helps make it more captivating, more focus grabbing and more unforgettable.

logo style with a leaping green frog designed for a family members enjoyable center in Montana.

Cool Springs | Retail Branding Project

The Cool Springz Trampoline Park was a very fun project to work on, probably because a trampoline park is all about fun. It’s additionally a project that is way out of the usual of the kinds of projects which come my way, I’ve done dozens of logo designs for medical professionals, dental practices, and legal professionals but Cool Springz is without question the one and only trampoline park which I have actually ever gotten the opportunity to work on.

Given that the full name of the business features the word springz in its name the apparent choice would have been to incorporate a some springs into the design but Cool Springz is a fun destination to go and spring does not actually resonate 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, ultimately I landed on a green tree frog and a dimensional treatment of the title itself to provide the logo a much more dynamic high energy mood.

In the end, Cool Springz ended up loving my design and named the frog Jax and included him in to everything they used for marketing. I also think this is the only time that a logo I came up with was transformed into a mascot when they had a staff member costume fabricated to look just like my frog design.

digital photography logo featuring a flock of birds, a hill, a trail, a stream, as well as a tree - developed for Montana travel 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 rather specialized field of photography and I think it is a niche profession due to the fact that travel photographers don’t capture locations or things but instead convey emotional journeys through the pictures they capture. The thought behind this logo design was to utilize negative space to communicate more than what was visible upon initial glance, which I think is representative of the majority of good photographers in that they frequently 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 frequently have an emotional fullness which can’t be conveyed with mere words. I tried to do something comparable to this logo design 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 hindsight, that my goal was to both brand this photographer with a memorable  Montana logo design but also to reveal the depth in her work and in the way that she perceives the world through the lens of her camera.

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

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design Project

The majority of custom logo design jobs that I take on I seriously savor and the Coastal Wireless assignment was one that I certainly felt good about, but the client 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 letter A but my client, even though he liked the concept, didn’t care for my choice of birds. This particular guy seriously loathed seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, luckily the rest of his family members didn’t share his contempt for this specific variety of sea bird.

When I turn a concept over to a customer I encourage them to share it with friends and colleagues and family as well as with folks that they don’t even know so as to get unbiased opinions on the merit of a concept. Fortunately, he shared 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 … ultimately I was able to talk him out of his alternative of a pelican and he went with the original concept.

Logo designs are a strange animal in the design world because the people that tend to hire a professional to create their logo design realize how vital a logo is for their business so they are way more invested in the result. Every logo job possesses it’s allotment of challenges, however the most significant challenge is identifying that sweet spot in a design that operates really well at the job it’s needed to do in branding a business and also providing the customer the identity they see for themselves.

a red panda logo design with bamboo in the background, style for Montana publication author

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design Project

The book spine is a cramped segment of real estate to work with, nevertheless it is the most necessary part of a printed book since it is ordinarily the initial thing a person sees in the book shop. For a publishing company, it’s the optimal opportunity they will likely ever get to advertise their product and get their logo design in front of the men and women 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 created 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 Project

Airlines arrive and depart however it looks like that in many instances one of the traits folks usually tend to remember the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a small new venture commuter/shuttle air service based in LA and while I’m not sure it actually “took off” their business logo didn’t ground them. The bookend A’s in their brand lent itself well to imparting a good sense of flight and it was surely a winner.

 Montana logo design made use of for advertising and marketing as well as a label design for Vintage Case features an old-fashioned font style layout.

Vintage Case | Logo Design Project

Vintage case specialized in brand-new cases for music instruments, which seemed to be antique cases. For this logo design I sought to come up with a logo that had a fluid old-fashioned feel to it and could be used for every thing from a web site to a label on brand new cases that looked like they were from another point in time.

Logo design developed for an orthodontist in Montana, design include an arc with lines converging through it to imply steel dental braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design Project

Dental business logos can easily be one of the most challenging and difficult logo projects due to the fact that it seems that every dentist features a smile, a tooth, a smiling tooth, or a toothy smile in their design. Dental logo designs are one of the very most cliche ridden fields when it comes to small business marketing, if restaurants approached their advertising in the very same way dental practitioners do every one of their logo designs would be a picture trying to explain something they served, McDonalds would most likely contain an image of a potato and a cow.

I recognize the thinking behind including 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 dentists logo that litter the branding landscape of the dental care industry. I really love doing dental care business logos because it challenges me to come up with a design that implies the field of dentistry or a particular field of dental treatment like orthodontics without resorting to the clichéd solution that so many dentists settle on. Kujak Orthodontics provided such an opportunity and inevitably 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 concept. When I turned this particular concept over to the client the only smile that was evident was actually the smile on Dr. Kujak’s face.
William McNally logo design designed for a household not-for-profit, the logo features 4 personalities surprised in height to represent a family unit with in the layout.

William McNally | Logo Design Project

The William McNally Family Foundation asked ImageCo to help them come up with a logo design that would be depictive of the devotion that William McNally had for the people in his city. Many logos with the name “family” in them tend to contain depictions of a happy family, a cliche heavy technique 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 don’t hit the viewer on the head with what the business or institution wants to convey. The McNally Foundation’s name presented a unique opportunity to do a logo which communicated that they were about families without being overtly cheesy 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 summarize precisely how people ought to think or feel they don’t understand the purpose of a logo. If you have to consider a logo to understand what it means, it has been in vain, a logo needs to be immediately understood and a logo that explains itself won’t have the chance to be understood.
Logo style produced 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 needed a business logo that related a sense of relaxation and elegance for their new hair studio. I created a concept which did not go the obvious direction of crafting just a stylized orchid but alternatively crafted a business logo which implied a flower in the formation of a swirl blended in to the letter O in the title and by putting attention on the concept using the silhouette of a hummingbird floating above the image itself. The obvious path in creating a company logo is more often than not the wrong path and in this case, the design ended up not being about the orchid but alternately put the importance on the perception that they really wanted to forecast to their patrons.
Arabian horse logo design produced for a horse ranch that focuses on reproducing Arabian program steeds.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design Project

ImageCo crafted a distinct logo design fashioned to symbolize the unique physical traits of the Arabian breed of equines. With a distinctive head shape and high tail carriage, the Arabian is one of the highly quite easily recognizable horse types in the whole world.
Las Cafe logo design a tiny dining establishment, layout includes a changed manuscript font style which hovers over a team of luxuriant lines and dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design Project

Las Coffee shop logo design a tiny dining establishment, style consists of a modified manuscript font style which floats above a group of elaborate lines and also dots.

Logo layout for a software program developer the style functions and legendary element of a bridge to the left of the name.

Smart Kernels | Logo Design Project

A kernel is the key part of an operating system (OS). Typically, the kernel is responsible for memory administration, 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 functions as a connection in between the software and hardware.

The logo I came up with for Smart Kernels was based on an actual bridge that is situated a couple of miles from the offices of Smart kernels. It’s a logo design that doesn’t attempt to spell out anything to anyone regarding to what business they are in or how it relates to their specific location. However, it represented something to the business owner of the company and in many cases the substance supporting a business logo is just as important as how it brands the business it represents.

Advance logo design developed for a Montana indoor developer, design attribute a series of red circles that intersect and also change the letter O in the center of the logo design.

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design Project

Evolv Design is a Montana 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 organizes, researches, collaborates, and manages such tasks. Interior design is a multifaceted occupation that consists of conceptual development, area planning, site assessments, programming, analysis, corresponding with the stakeholders of a project, construction management, and implementation of the design.

logo layout provided for Advanced Leadership Solutions, the personalities for letter V and also A in center of words advanced have actually been changed to link straight right into words listed below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This particular Montana logo design job was performed for a leadership specialist that aids business leaders to develop into more successful at handling people, expectations, and profitability.
A logo layout including an angler in the center of the name casting a fly towards the audience.

On The Fly | Logo Design | Retail Branding

With companies like Cabelas and Bass Pros raking in more than 7 billion a year selling goods and equipment to outdoor sporting fans the founders of On the Fly understood the market was prepared for an outdoor sporting merchant that functions as a consignment firm. Whether you are into boating, angling or mountain climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly presents a location for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all sorts of interests, a spot to sell their used items to other sports enthusiasts.

I created their Montana logo design design along with an image that garners the interest of vehicles and sends an image that invokes the enthusiasm of the outdoors. With traffic that averages 45 mph 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 tranquil habitat.

Logo layout MQ ranches, this logo layout has an area incorporated into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design

The MQ farms brand concept wasn’t actually created for an Montana regional farm it was really designed for a products broker, and this particular creative logo was one of several that fell underneath the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The aim was really to produce an identity that projected assurance, success, and affluence.

 Montana Logo design for a not-for-profit, Transforming Point Solutions - the logo layout feature for ostensibly encountering arrow as well as the arrowheads suggest that it is a ruby form.

Turning Point Foundation | Logo Design

The Turning Point Foundation was completely open to what type of logo design that they preferred, that can be a good thing or a bad thing. Good in that it provides a designer the freedom to discover any concept that comes to mind, bad in that it’s difficult to hit a bullseye without understanding where exactly the target is. Luckily, in this case, I nailed a bullseye with the first go.

Logo design developed for using an indicator for the restaurant (Brewgrrs), it is a luxuriant manuscript typeface that is reminiscent of a famous sporting activities group logo design.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Branding

I have crafted loads of restaurant business logos and establishment signs for restaurants, diners, sports bars, night clubs, dining establishments|eateries} all over the US, from cupcake pastry shops to pizza parlors and oyster bars, out of all of them I believe Brewgrrs was my favorite. Brewgrrs was a cool project where I worked closely with the business owner to create a logo design 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 neon signage which hung above their doors, and was highly visible and very easy to read from over a block away.