North Dakota Logo Design

Virtually every new North Dakota company knows they require a logo, however few new business owners fully comprehend the key role their logo design can take in their becoming successful, or exactly why one logo functions more effectively than another. A logo has an instant and long term influence on the success of a company, pick the right one and it can make the door swing and phone ring, select the wrong one and it can be an obstacle and a hindrance for the life span of a business.

The logos featured in the ImageCo portfolio help North Dakota businesses succeed, they are effective in any given scenario and the main reason they are so effective is that they all have these 5 things in common.

  1. Simplicity: simple logos don’t demand contemplation, they can be comprehended in just a glance.
  2. Scalability: from business cards to posters a scalable logo design will remain legible and equally 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 organization they represent.
  5. Relevance: a logo design must be timeless and will feel relevant today, tomorrow, and twenty five years from today.

Logo PORTFOLIO Volume 1

Retro logo style of a bicycle produced for a North Dakota coffee cafe and a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company

This start-up coffee roaster and coffee bar were actually opening up in an old part of the city and really wanted to visualize a retro tone without coming across as monotonous or low energy. I achieved both jobs via creating a custom logo concept that includes a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is antiquated, high energy, and is a ageless business image.

clinical logo style with a microscopic lense slide and germs developed for North Dakota clinical facility.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design Project

Pathology is the science which researches the root causes and outcomes of diseases, mainly the field of healthcare that works with the clinical examination of specimens 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 recall where I was able to integrate a bacteria-laden microscope slide right into a business logo design.

Normally I try not to be extremely literal with a concept and to a degree, this 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 explanation 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 much more memorable.

logo style with a leaping green frog developed for a family enjoyable center in North Dakota.

Cool Springs | Retail Branding Project

The Cool Springz Trampoline Park was a really fun 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 sorts of jobs that come my way, I’ve produced dozens of logo designs for health care providers, dental offices, and legal professionals but Cool Springz is without question the one and only trampoline park which I have ever gotten the opportunity to work on.

Given that the full name of the company features the word springz in its name the obvious choice would have been to feature a handful of springs into the concept but Cool Springz is a fun destination to go and spring doesn’t really 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 give the logo a much more lively high energy feeling.

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 designed was transformed into a mascot when they had a staff member costume fabricated to look exactly like my frog design.

photography logo design featuring a flock of birds, a mountain, a route, a stream, and also a tree - created for North Dakota travel professional photographer.

Travel Don’t Wander | Logo Design | Website Design

Travel Don’t Wander was a logo project I took on for a travel photographer, which is a pretty niche field of photography and I think it is a niche sector due to the fact that travel photographers tend not to capture locations or things but rather convey emotional journeys by means of the pictures they capture. The thought behind this logo composition was to utilize negative space to project more than what was visible upon first view, which I think is representative of the majority of good photographers in that they frequently tell entire stories through their photography.

It’s said that a picture is worth a 1000 words but I think that some photographs convey considerably more than that because their photos frequently have an emotional fullness that can’t be revealed with mere words. I made an effort to do something the same 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 looking back, that my goal was to both brand this photographer with a memorable  North Dakota logo but also to show the depth in her art and in the way that she perceives the world through the lens of her camera.

 North Dakota logo design with a seagull made use of for the letter A. Designed for a cordless retail company.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design Project

The bulk of custom logo design jobs that I take on I truly relish and the Coastal Wireless project was one that I certainly felt good about, however the client 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 customer, even though he liked the concept, didn’t care for my choice of birds. This man truly hated 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 specific kind of sea bird.

When I turn a design over to a client I urge all of them to talk about it with friends and colleagues and family members as well as with other people that they don’t actually know so as to get unbiased assessments on the merit of a concept. Fortunately, he discussed it with his family members 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 insert 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 design.

Logos are a strange animal in the design world because the people that are inclined to hire a professional to create their logo comprehend how vital a logo design is for their business so they are way more vested in the result. Every logo job possesses it’s portion of obstacles, however the greatest challenge is identifying that sweet spot in a design that works really well at the job it’s needed to do in branding a company and also giving the customer the image they see for themselves.

a red panda logo style with bamboo behind-the-scenes, style for North Dakota book author

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design Project

The book spine is a narrow parcel of real estate to work with, however it really is the most vital part of a published book because it is ordinarily the first thing a person views in the bookstore. Concerning a publishing company, it’s the best opportunity they will ever have to advertise their label and get their logo design in front of the individuals that shop for actual books. This three color design is vibrant, picturesque and eye-catching and it leaves plenty of space for the title and the author’s name.

Air LA logo designed for an airline in Los Angeles, the logo has 2 letter A's with the bars changed to indicate they are wings.

Air LA | Logo Design Project

Airlines come and depart but it seems like that in many cases 1 of the traits individuals usually tend to recall the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a modest fledgling commuter/shuttle airline located in LA and while I’m not sure it actually “took off” their custom logo didn’t slow them. The bookend A’s in their brand lent itself well to imparting a spirit of airline flight and it was surely a victory.

 North Dakota logo design utilized for advertising as well as a tag layout for Vintage Case includes an old-fashioned font style design.

Vintage Case | Logo Design Project

Vintage case focused in brand-new cases for music instruments, that appeared to be antique cases. For this business logo design I attempted to come up with a logo that provided a fluid old style feel to it and could easily be utilized for everything from a web site to a label on brand new cases that seemed like they were from another point in time.

Logo developed for an orthodontist in North Dakota, style consist of an arc with lines intersecting via it to imply steel braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design Project

Dental care logos can easily be one of the most challenging logo jobs because it seems that each and every dental professional incorporates a smile, a tooth, a smiling tooth, or a toothy smile in their design. Dental logos are one of the most cliche ridden careers when it comes to small business advertising, if dining establishments approached their branding in the exact same way dentists do every one of their company logos would definitely be a picture trying to explain something they served, McDonalds would probably include an image of a potato and a cow.

I recognize the thinking behind adding an image of something mouth associated to a dentist’s logo design nevertheless 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 industry. I really love doing dental business logos simply because it challenges me to come up with a design that implies the field of dentistry or a specific field of dental treatment like orthodontics without resorting to the clichéd solution that so many dentists settle on. Kujak Orthodontics offered such an opportunity and ultimately I created a layout that does not have a single smile or a tooth in it, but even though they aren’t obvious, they are still suggested in the design. When I turned this particular design over to the customer the only smile that was apparent was really the smile on Dr. Kujak’s face.
William McNally logo made for a household not-for-profit, the logo design features 4 personalities staggered in height to stand for a family unit with in the style.

William McNally | Logo Design Project

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 devotion that William McNally had for the folks in his city. The majority of logos with the name “family” in them tend to contain pictures of a happy family, a cliche heavy strategy to any logo design is to be overly literal pertaining to what the name says or the industry it represents. I’ve found that the best concepts are the ones that are understated and never hit the viewer on the head with what the company or organization wants to relate. The McNally Foundation’s name provided a unique opportunity to do a logo design that communicated that they were about families without being openly tacky about it. The intention of a logo design is to be remembered and recognized and if the designer attempts to use the logo design to describe precisely how individuals should think or feel they don’t understand the goal of a logo. If you have to consider a logo to understand what it means, it has fallen short, a logo needs to be immediately understood and a logo design that explains itself won’t have the likelihood to be comprehended.
Logo design produced for a hair design studio including a script font a hummingbird as well as an implied orchid for the letter O.

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios wanted a logo which carried a sense of simplicity and class for their new hair salon. I created a concept which didn’t go the obvious route of designing simply a stylized orchid but rather created a logo that implied a flower in the formation of a swirl featured in to the letter O in the name and by putting emphasis on the concept using the figure of a hummingbird floating over the logo itself. The obvious path in designing a company logo is more often than not the incorrect path and in this case, the design ended up not being about the orchid but instead placed the emphasis on the perception that they really wanted to forecast to their customers.
Arabian horse logo design produced for an equine ranch that specializes in reproducing Arabian program steeds.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design Project

ImageCo created a one-of-a-kind company logo design styled to epitomize the unique physical traits of the Arabian type of horses. With an unique head shape and higher tail posture, the Arabian is one of the very most easily recognizable horse breeds in the entire world.
Las Cafe logo design a small dining establishment, design includes a customized script typeface which hovers over a group of luxuriant lines and also dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design Project

Las Coffee shop logo design a small restaurant, design consists of a customized script typeface which hovers above a team of ornate lines and also dots.

Logo style for a software application developer the design features as well as iconic aspect of a bridge to the left of the name.

Smart Kernels | Logo Design Project

A kernel is the key component of an operating system (OS). Typically, the kernel is responsible for memory management, process and task management, and drive operations. The kernel unites the system hardware to the application software. In other words a kernel is {essentially|quite literally a bridge that serves as a connection in between the software and computer hardware.

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

Progress logo design produced for a North Dakota indoor developer, style function a series of red circles that intersect and also replace the letter O in the middle of the logo layout.

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design Project

Evolv Design is a North Dakota 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, investigates, collaborates, and manages such ventures. Interior design is a multifaceted occupation that involves conceptual development, area planning, site assessments, programming, research, communicating with the stakeholders of a project, building and construction management, and execution of the design.

logo style done for Advanced Management Solutions, the characters for letter V and A in center of the word advanced have actually been customized to connect straight right into words listed below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This particular North Dakota logo design project was performed for a leadership consultant that enables business professionals to develop into more successful at overseeing people, expectations, and productivity.
A logo design featuring a fisherman in the center of the name casting a fly in the direction of the customer.

On The Fly | Logo Design | Retail Branding

With brand names like Cabelas and Bass Pros raking in more than 7 billion a year retailing goods and equipment to outdoor sporting enthusiasts the founders of On the Fly recognized the market place was prepared for an outdoor sporting store that operates as a consignment company. Whether you are into boating, angling or mountain climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly presents a location for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all types of passions, a place to sell off their previously owned goods to other sports enthusiasts.

I designed their North Dakota logo design design with an image that seizes the attention of traffic and sends an image that calls to mind the passion of the outdoors. With visitor traffic that averages forty five miles per hour I knew 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 tranquil habitat.

Logo design MQ farms, this logo design has a field included right into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design

The MQ farms company logo idea wasn’t actually composed for an North Dakota area farm it was in reality designed for a products broker, and this creative logo was one of a handful of which fell underneath the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The aim was really to make a graphic that projects self-assurance, effectiveness, and luxury.

 North Dakota Logo design for a nonprofit, Transforming Factor Solutions - the logo design function for outwardly facing arrowhead as well as the arrowheads imply that it is a diamond form.

Turning Point Foundation | Logo Design

The Turning Point Foundation was totally open to what kind of logo design that they desired, that can be a good thing or a bad thing. Good in that it grants a designer the opportunity to delve into any idea that comes to mind, bad in that it’s hard to hit a bullseye in the absence of recognizing where exactly the target is. Luckily, in this particular instance, I struck a bullseye with the first shot.

Logo designed for making use of a sign for the dining establishment (Brewgrrs), it is an ornate manuscript font that is evocative a renowned sporting activities group logo design.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Branding

I have created dozens of restaurant logo designs and business signs for restaurants, diners, sports bars, night clubs, dining establishments|eateries} all over the USA, from cupcake pastry shops to pizza parlors and oyster bars, out of all of them I believe Brewgrrs was my absolute favorite. Brewgrrs was a neat project in which I worked directly with the proprietor to design a logo design which worked extremely 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 neon sign that hung over their doors, and was highly visible and very easy to read from over a block away.