Akron Logo Design

Nearly every new Akron business knows they are in need of a logo, but few entrepreneurs fully grasp the crucial role their company logo can take in their success, or exactly why one logo design works better than another. A logo has an immediate and long-term influence on the success of a business, go with the right one and it can make the door swing and cash register ring, choose the incorrect one and it can be an obstacle and an impediment for the life of a business. The logos featured in the ImageCo portfolio help Akron companies succeed, they are effective in any given situation and the main reason they are so effective is because they all have these 5 traits in common.
  1. Simplicity: simple logo designs do not require contemplation, they can be understood in just a look.
  2. Scalability: from business cards to posters a scalable business logo will remain legible and just as emotive at virtually 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 unique, and they are suitable for the company they stand for.
  5. Relevance: a company logo needs to be timeless and will feel relevant today, tomorrow, and twenty five years from now.

Retro logo design of a bicycle created for a Akron coffee cafe as well as a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This budding coffee roaster and coffee bar were actually launching in an old part of the town and hoped to visualize a retro feel without coming across as stodgy or low energy. I achieved the two tasks via designing a logo concept that includes a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is old-fashioned, higher energy, and is a timeless business image.

medical logo layout with a microscope slide and also bacteria developed for Akron medical center.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the science that investigates the triggers and consequences of diseases, especially the field of healthcare that works with the clinical evaluation of samplings of body cellular material for diagnostic or forensic objectives.

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

Generally I try not to be excessively literal with a concept and to a degree, this design approaches the company it represents quite literally, yet it does it in a fashion that integrates 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 brand that helps make it more interesting, more attention grabbing and much more meaningful.

logo design with a leaping green frog created for a household fun center in Akron.

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 kinds of jobs that come my way, I’ve done dozens of logo designs for doctors, dental practices, and attorneys but Cool Springz is without question the one and only trampoline park that I have actually ever had the privilege to work on.

Given that the full name of the company features the word springz in its name the apparent choice would have been to feature a couple springs into the design but Cool Springz is a fun location to go and spring does not really reflect an atmosphere 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, ultimately I landed on a green tree frog and a dimensional treatment of the name itself to provide the logo a more lively 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 transformed into a mascot when they had a staff member costume fabricated to look exactly like my frog design.

photography logo featuring a group of birds, a hill, a trail, a stream, as well as a tree - designed for Akron travel professional 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 area due to the fact that travel photographers don’t capture locations or things but rather reveal emotional journeys by means of the pictures they capture. The thought behind this logo composition was to make use of negative space to convey more than what was visible upon initial glance, which I think is quintessential of almost all good photographers in that they frequently 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 lot more than that because their photos frequently have an emotional fullness that can’t be revealed with mere words. I tried to do something comparable to this logo 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 hindsight, that my goal was to both brand this photographer with a memorable  Akron logo design but also to illustrate the depth in her work and in the way that she views the world through the lens of her camera.

 Akron logo layout with a seagull used for the letter A. Designed for a wireless retail service.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The lion’s share of business logo design projects that I take on I seriously relish and the Coastal Wireless assignment was one that I really felt good about, but the client 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 letter A but my client, even though he loved the concept, didn’t care for my choice of birds. This particular man truly hated seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, fortunately the rest of his family members did not share his hatred for this particular kind of sea bird.

When I turn a design over to a customer I urge them to discuss it with colleagues and family members as well as with people that they don’t actually know so as to get impartial point of views on the merit of a design. Fortunately, he shared it with his family members and they really liked the design and were able to persuade 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 … ultimately I was able to talk him out of his choice of a pelican and he proceeded with the original concept.

Logo designs are a strange creature in the design world given that the people that are inclined to hire an expert to create their logo comprehend how vital a logo design is for their business so they are much more invested in the end result. Every logo project has it’s share of hurdles, however the biggest obstacle is finding 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 client the image they see for themselves.

a red panda logo layout with bamboo behind-the-scenes, style for Akron publication author

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a cramped piece of real estate to work with, yet it is the most important part of a printed book due to the fact that it is often the primary thing a person sees in the bookstore. Regarding a publisher, it’s the absolute best opportunity they will likely ever have to publicize their product and get their logo design in front of the men and women that purchase actual books.

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

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

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines arrive and depart nevertheless it looks like that in many occurrences 1 of the things people tend to recollect the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a modest start-up commuter/shuttle airline company based in LA and while I’m not certain it really “took off” their organization logo didn’t slow them. The bookend A’s in their name lent itself well to affording a good sense of flight and it was undoubtedly a victory.

 Akron logo style made use of for marketing and a tag layout for Vintage Instance includes an antiquated font style style.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case specialized in all new cases for musical instruments, that seemed to be antique cases. For this logo design I attempted to come up with a logo that offered a fluid old style feel to it and could easily be utilized for everything from a web site to an insignia on brand new cases that looked like they were from another point in time.

Logo created for an orthodontist in Akron, style consist of an arc with lines intersecting through it to suggest steel dental braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dental logos can easily be one of the most difficult logo jobs due to the fact that it seems that each and every dental professional integrates 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 small business branding, if dining establishments approached their branding in the exact same way dental practices do every one of their logos would definitely be a picture explaining anything they served, McDonalds would likely include an image of a potato and a cow.

I recognize the thinking behind adding an illustration of something mouth associated to a dentist’s company logo nevertheless it has to be done subtly or it will just look like every other clipart dental professionals logo that litter the branding landscape of the dental profession.

I actually love doing dentist business logos because it challenges me to come up with a design that implies the field of dentistry or a specific area of the field of dentistry like orthodontics without resorting to the stereotypical solution that so many dentists settle on.

Kujak Orthodontics provided such an opportunity and ultimately I created a concept that doesn’t have a solitary smile or a tooth in it, but even though they aren’t obvious, they are still suggested in the concept. When I turned this design over to the customer the only smile that was evident was really the smile on Dr. Kujak’s face.

William McNally logo created for a household not-for-profit, the logo includes 4 characters startled in height to stand for a family with in the design.

William McNally | Logo Design | Branding

The William McNally Family Foundation asked ImageCo to help them come up with a logo that would be illustrative of the love that William McNally had for the folks in his community. Many logos with the name “family” in them tend to contain images of a happy family, a cliche heavy technique to any logo design is to be very literal with regards 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 business or institution wishes to project.

The McNally Foundation’s name offered a unique opportunity to do a logo that communicated that they were about families without being overtly cheesy about it. The goal of a logo design is to be remembered and recognized and if the designer makes an effort to use the logo to illustrate precisely how people ought to think or feel they don’t understand the objective of a logo. If people have to think about a logo to understand what it means, it has failed, a logo needs to be instantly comprehended and a logo design that describes itself will never have the chance to be understood.

Logo style produced for a hair layout workshop including a script font a hummingbird and also an indicated orchid for the letter O.

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios desired a business logo that projected a feeling of contentment and class for their new hair studio. I created a design that did not go the obvious path of crafting merely a stylized orchid but rather delivered a company logo that suggested a flower in the pattern of a swirl incorporated into the letter O in the name and by putting attention on the concept along with the silhouette of a hummingbird floating over the logo design itself. The obvious path in designing a business logo is in most cases the incorrect path and in this case, the design ended up not being about the flower but instead placed the focus on the perception that they wanted to transmit to their customers.

Arabian horse logo style produced for a horse cattle ranch that specializes in reproducing Arabian show steeds.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo crafted a distinct brand concept styled to embody the unique physical traits of the Arabian kind of equines. With an unique head shape and very high tail posture, the Arabian is one of the very most quite easily identifiable equine types in the whole world.

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

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Cafe logo layout a tiny dining establishment, style contains a customized script font which floats over a group of elaborate lines as well as dots.

Logo style for a software program designer the layout features as well as famous aspect of a bridge to the left of the name.

Smart Kernels | Logo Design

A kernel is the principal component of an operating system (OS). Generally, the kernel is responsible for memory administration, process and task management, and hard drive managing. The kernel links the system hardware to the application software. In other words a kernel is {essentially|quite literally a bridge that acts as a bridge between the software program and hardware.

The business 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 describe 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 significance behind a logo design is equally as important as how it serves the organization it stands for.

Develop logo design created for a Akron indoor developer, style function a collection of red circles that intersect and also change the letter O in the middle of the logo style.

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design | Branding

Evolv Design is a Akron 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 plans, researches, coordinates, and oversees such projects. Interior design is a diverse occupation that consists of conceptual development, space planning, location assessments, programming, analysis, communicating with the stakeholders of a project, construction management, and execution of the design.

logo style provided for Advanced Management Solutions, the personalities for letter V and also A in middle of words advanced have been changed to connect directly right into words below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This Akron logo design project was completed for a management coach that enables business leaders to develop into more effective at supervising people, expectations, and productivity.

A logo style including an angler in the middle of the name casting a fly towards the audience.

On The Fly | Logo Design | Retail Branding

With brands like Cabelas and Bass Pros raking in over 7 billion a year offering supplies and equipment to outdoor sporting fans the founders of On the Fly knew the market place was primed for an outdoor sporting retailer that operates as a consignment firm. Whether or not you are into boating, sportfishing or mountain climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly provides a location for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all types of passions, a spot to market their pre-owned items to other sports enthusiasts. I designed their Akron logo dsign along with a graphic that pulls in the interest of vehicles and projects an image that wakens 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 travelers to take notice, hence the image of a fly fisherman in his natural and serene habitat.
Logo design MQ farms, this logo style has a field incorporated into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms brand concept wasn’t really composed for an Akron area farm it was in reality devised for a commodities broker, and this particular logo design was one of several which fell underneath the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The end goal was to produce a brand mark that projected trust, success, and wealth.
Logo designed for the use of a sign for the dining establishment (Brewgrrs), it is an elaborate manuscript font that is reminiscent of a well-known sports team 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 United States, from cupcake bakeries 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 directly with the proprietor to produce a logo which worked really 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 illuminated sign which hung over their doors, and was highly visible and very easy to read from over a block away.