Kannapolis Logo Design

Nearly every new Kannapolis business knows they are in need of a logo, yet few new business owners entirely comprehend the essential role their logo can make in their financial success, or why one business logo works more effectively than another. A logo has a critical and long-term effect on the financial success of a company, choose the right one and it will make the door swing and phone ring, go with the incorrect one and it can be a barrier and a hindrance for the life of a company. The logos presented in the ImageCo portfolio help Kannapolis businesses prosper, they are effective in any given circumstance and the main reason they are so effective is because they all have these five traits in common.
  1. Simplicity: simple logo designs don’t require contemplation, they can be grasped in just a glimpse.
  2. Scalability: from business cards to posters a scalable logo design will remain legible and equally emotive at every dimension.
  3. Versatility: logos that function on any type of device, in print, on packaging, on a mobile phone, or on a ball cap.
  4. Suitability: they are appropriate, they are exclusive, and they are suitable for the company they stand for.
  5. Relevance: a logo design needs to be lasting and should feel relevant today, tomorrow, and twenty years from today.

Retro logo design of a bike produced for a Kannapolis coffee cafe and a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This start-up coffee roaster and coffeehouse were actually launching in an older section of the town and wanted to cast a retro tone without coming across as monotonous or low energy. I achieved the two tasks by developing a symbol design that includes a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is antiquated, high energy, and is a classic business image.

clinical logo design with a microscope slide and germs designed for Kannapolis clinical center.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the scientific discipline which investigates the causes and effects of diseases, mainly the branch of healthcare which works with the laboratory examination of specimens of body cellular material for diagnostic or forensic purposes.

The Mid-Valley Pathology logo design 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 right into a logo design.

Generally I attempt not to be extremely literal with a concept and to a degree, this specific design approaches the company it represents very literally, however 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 enhancement to the brand that helps make it more appealing, more focus grabbing and more memorable.

logo layout with a jumping environment-friendly frog created for a family members enjoyable facility in Kannapolis.

Cool Springz | Logo Design | Retail Branding

The Cool Springz Trampoline Park was a really cool project to work on, most likely because a trampoline park is all about fun. It’s additionally a project that is way out of the norm of the types of jobs that come my way, I’ve produced dozens of logo designs for doctors, dental offices, and lawyers but Cool Springz is without question the only trampoline park which I have ever gotten the opportunity to work on.

Given that the full name of the business has the word springz in its name the clear choice would have been to integrate a handful of springs into the design but Cool Springz is a fun location to go and spring doesn’t actually resonate an environment 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 give the logo a more dynamic high energy impression.

In the end, Cool Springz ended up loving my concept and named the frog Jax and featured him in to everything they used for advertising and marketing. I also believe this is the only time that a logo I came up with was transformed 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 hill, a route, a stream, as well as a tree - developed for Kannapolis travel photographer.

Travel Don’t Wander | Logo Design | Website Design

Travel Don’t Wander was a 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 field because travel photographers don’t capture places or things but instead convey emotional journeys by means of the pictures they capture. The idea behind this logo composition was to make use of negative space to project more than what was visible upon first view, which I think is quintessential of the majority of good 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 a great deal more than that because their photos often have an emotional fullness which can’t be conveyed with just words. I attempted to do something the same to this logo by utilizing 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 objective was to both brand this photographer with a memorable  Kannapolis logo but also to reveal the depth of her work and in the way that she perceives the world through the lens of her camera.

 Kannapolis logo design with a seagull made use of for the letter A. Designed for a wireless retail business.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The bulk of logo design projects that I take on I seriously take pleasure in and the Coastal Wireless project 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 silhouette as a stroke in the letter A however the customer, while he loved the concept, didn’t care for my choice of birds. This particular guy really loathed seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, luckily the rest of his family members didn’t share his aversion for this particular kind of sea bird.

When I turn a concept over to a client I urge them to discuss it with colleagues and family members as well as with individuals that they don’t actually know so as to get unbiased viewpoints on the value of a concept. Fortunately, he discussed it with his family and they really liked the concept and were able to persuade 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 preference of a pelican and he went with the original concept.

Custom logo designs are a strange animal in the design world given that the people that have a tendency to hire an expert to create their logo understand how vital a logo design is for their business so they are much more invested in the final result. Every logo job possesses it’s allotment of obstacles, however the greatest challenge is identifying that sweet spot in a design that functions really well at the job it’s needed to do in branding a company and also providing the customer the identity they see for themselves.

a red panda logo style with bamboo behind-the-scenes, design for Kannapolis publication author

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a narrow piece of real estate to work with, but it really is the most crucial part of a printed book given that it is in most cases the initial thing a person sees in the book shop. With respect to a publisher, it’s the optimal opportunity they will likely ever have to spotlight their brand and get their logo design in front of the people that shop for actual books.

This three color design is vibrant, picturesque and eye-catching and it gives plenty of space for the title and the author’s name.

Air LA logo developed for an airline in Los Angeles, the logo design has 2 letter A's with the bars customized to imply they are wings.

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines come and go but it looks like that in many instances one of the things consumers tend to recollect the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a smaller startup commuter/shuttle air service based in LA and although I’m not certain it really “took off” their logo didn’t ground them. The bookend A’s in their brand lent itself well to affording a spirit of airline flight and it was certainly a success.

 Kannapolis logo layout used for advertising and marketing and also a tag style for Vintage Instance includes an antiquated font style.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case focused in brand new cases for musical instruments, that appeared to be much older cases. For this custom logo concept I strove to come up with a logo that provided a fluid retro feel to it and could be utilized for everything from a web page to an insignia on brand new cases that appeared like they were from another point in time.

Logo created for an orthodontist in Kannapolis, design consist of an arc with lines converging through it to indicate steel dental braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dental business logos can easily be one of the most difficult logo projects due to the fact that it appears that every dentist incorporates a smile, a tooth, a smiling tooth, or a toothy smile in their design. Dental business logos are one of the most cliche ridden fields when it comes to business marketing, if restaurants approached their branding in the same way dentists do every one of their logo designs would be a picture explaining something they served, McDonalds would probably contain a picture of a potato and a cow.

I recognize the thinking behind incorporating an illustration of something mouth related 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 dentistry profession.

I really love doing dental logo designs simply 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 stereotypical course of action that so many dentists settle on.

Kujak Orthodontics delivered such an opportunity and inevitably I created a concept that does not have a solitary smile or a tooth in it, but even though they aren’t overt, they are still suggested in the design. When I turned this particular concept over to the customer the only smile that was apparent was really the smile on Dr. Kujak’s face.

William McNally logo design developed for a family members not-for-profit, the logo features 4 personalities staggered in height to stand for a family unit 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 depictive of the love that William McNally had for the people residing in his community. Many 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 overly literal with regards to what the name says or the industry it represents. I’ve discovered that the best designs are the ones that are downplayed and don’t hit the viewer on the head with what the company or institution wants to relate.

The McNally Foundation’s name offered a unique opportunity to do a logo which conveyed that they were about families without being overtly tacky about it. The intention of a logo is to be remembered and recognized and if the designer makes an effort to use the logo to summarize how individuals ought to think or feel they don’t understand the objective of a logo. If people have to ponder a logo design to understand what it means, it has failed, a logo needs to be immediately comprehended and a logo that describes itself won’t have the likelihood to be comprehended.

Logo layout developed for a hair style workshop featuring a manuscript font a hummingbird as well as an implied orchid for the letter O.

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios needed a logo which communicated a spirit of ease and elegance for their new hair studio. I came up with a design which didn’t go the obvious direction of crafting merely a stylized orchid but alternatively delivered a company logo that suggested an orchid in the pattern of a swirl featured in to the letter O in the title and by placing emphasis on the concept along with the figure of a hummingbird hovering over the image itself. The obvious path in creating a business logo is frequently the wrong path and in this case, the design ended up not being about the orchid but alternately put the attention on the feeling that they really wanted to forecast to their customers.

Arabian equine logo design produced for a steed cattle ranch that concentrates on reproducing Arabian show equines.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo crafted a unique logo design styled to exemplify the unique physical traits of the Arabian breed of equines. With an identifiable head shape and high tail posture, the Arabian is one of the highly quite easily recognizable equine lineages in the world.

Las Coffee shop logo style a tiny dining establishment, layout contains a customized manuscript font which floats over a group of luxuriant lines and also dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Cafe logo layout a tiny restaurant, style consists of a changed script font which hovers above a team of luxuriant lines and also dots.

Logo design for a software application designer the layout attributes as well as famous component of a bridge to the left of the name.

Smart Kernels | Logo Design

A kernel is the principal component of an operating system (OS). Traditionally, the kernel is responsible for memory administration, process and task control, and drive managing. The kernel links the system hardware to the application software. In other words a kernel is {essentially|quite literally a bridge that behaves as a bridge in 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 couple of miles from the offices of Smart kernels. It’s a logo design that doesn’t attempt to identify anything to anyone pertaining to what business they are in or how it relates to their specific location. Nevertheless it symbolized something to the business owner of the business and in many cases the meaning supporting a business logo is equally as important as how it brands the enterprise it stands for.

Develop logo style created for a Kannapolis indoor designer, style function a series of red circles that converge as well as change the letter O in the center of the logo layout.

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design | Branding

Evolv Design is a Kannapolis 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 prepares, explores, collaborates, and manages such projects. Interior design is a multifaceted occupation that consists of conceptual development, space planning, site evaluations, programming, investigation, communicating with the stakeholders of a project, construction supervision, and implementation of the design.

logo layout provided for Advanced Management Solutions, the characters for letter V as well as A in middle of the word progressed have actually been customized to connect straight right into the words below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This particular Kannapolis logo design project was performed for a management coach that helps business leaders to become more efficient at managing people, expectations, and profitability.

A logo design including a fisherman in the center of the name casting a fly towards the audience.

On The Fly | Logo Design | Retail Branding

With companies such as Cabelas and Bass Pros raking in over 7 billion a year selling goods and equipment to outdoor sporting enthusiasts the founders of On the Fly knew the market place was ready for an outdoor sporting store that operates as a consignment business. Whether you are into boating, fishing or rock climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly provides a location for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all sorts of interests, a place to sell off their used goods to other sports enthusiasts. I designed their Kannapolis business logo dsign utilizing an image that garners the attention of vehicles and sends an image that evokes the passion of the outdoors. With traffic that averages forty five mph I realized it would take more than the typical logo/sign to get commuters to take notice, hence the picture of a fly fisherman in his natural and peaceful habitat.
Logo style MQ ranches, this logo style has a field integrated right into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms brand idea wasn’t really composed for an Kannapolis regional farm it was actually created for an investments broker, and this particular trademark was one of several that fell beneath the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The objective was actually to make a image that projects confidence, financial success, and affluence.
Logo design designed for the use of an indication for the restaurant (Brewgrrs), it is an elaborate script font style that is evocative a renowned sports team logo design.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I’ve crafted dozens of restaurant custom logo designs and business signs for restaurants, diners, sports bars, night clubs, dining establishments|eateries} all over the USA, from cupcake bakeshops to pizza parlors and oyster bars, out of all of them I think Brewgrrs was my favorite. Brewgrrs was a cool undertaking in which I worked closely with the owner to design a logo which worked really 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 illuminated signage which hung above their doors, and was highly visible and very easy to read from over a block away.