Parma, Ohio Logo Design

Nearly every new Parma organization realizes that they are in need of a logo, yet few entrepreneurs thoroughly realize the essential role their logo design will play in their success, or why one business logo functions more effectively than another. A logo has an instant and long-term impact on the prosperity of a company, choose the correct one and it can make the door swing and phone ring, choose the wrong one and it can be an obstacle and a hindrance for the life of a business.

The logos presented in the ImageCo portfolio help Parma, Ohio companies 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 logo designs do not require deliberation, they can be grasped in just a look.
  2. Scalability: from business cards to posters a scalable business logo will continue to be legible and equally emotive at virtually any size.
  3. Versatility: logos that operate 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 personal, and they are suitable for the enterprise they stand for.
  5. Relevance: a logo must be ageless and should feel relevant today, tomorrow, and forty years from today.

Logo PORTFOLIO Volume 1

Retro logo style of a bicycle developed for a Parma, Ohio coffee cafe and a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This startup coffee roaster and bistro were opening in an old part of the town and wished to cast a nostalgic feel without coming across as monotonous or low energy. I accomplished both jobs by means of creating a sign design that uses a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is old-fashioned, higher energy, and is a classic business image.

medical logo layout with a microscope slide and bacteria developed for Parma, Ohio medical facility.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the science that investigates the causes and outcomes of diseases, mainly the field of healthcare that works with the laboratory assessment of samplings of body tissue for diagnostic or forensic purposes.

The Mid-Valley Pathology logo I came up with is the only instance I remember in which I was able to incorporate a bacteria-laden microscope slide into a logo design.

Generally I try not to be extremely literal with a concept and to a point, this specific design approaches the company it represents rather literally, but it does it in a fashion 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 brand that makes it more intriguing, more focus grabbing and even more meaningful.

logo layout with a leaping environment-friendly frog made for a family enjoyable center in Parma, Ohio.

Cool Springs | 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 additionally a project that is way out of the norm of the types of jobs which come my way, I’ve done dozens of logo designs for surgeons, dental experts, and legal professionals 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 name of the company has the word springz in its name the obvious choice would have been to include a few springs into the design but Cool Springz is a fun place 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, in the end I landed on a green tree frog and a dimensional treatment of the title itself to give the logo a much more lively high energy impression.

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

digital photography logo design including a group of birds, a mountain, a route, a stream, and a tree - designed for Parma, Ohio travel photographer.

Travel Don’t Wander | Logo Design | Website Design

Travel Don’t Wander was a logo job I took on for a travel photographer, which is a pretty specialized field of photography and I believe it is a niche area due to the fact that travel photographers don’t capture locations or things but instead reveal emotional journeys by means of the pictures they capture. The thought behind this logo composition was to utilize negative space to convey more than what was visible upon initial glance, which I think is representative of the majority of good photographers in that they oftentimes tell entire stories through their photography.

It’s said that a picture is worth a thousand words but I think that some photographs convey much more than that because their photos often have an emotional fullness which can’t be communicated with mere words. I attempted to do something very similar to this logo by employing 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 conveyed through the first impression. I think, in looking back, that my objective was to both brand this photographer with a memorable  Parma logo but also to show the depth to her art and in the way that she sees the world through the lens of her camera.

 Parma logo style with a seagull made use of for the letter A. Designed for a wireless retail service.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The lion’s share of business logo design jobs that I take on I genuinely relish and the Coastal Wireless project was one that I really 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 form as a stroke in the character A but the client, while he loved the concept, really did not care for my choice of birds. This particular man really despised seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, luckily the rest of his family members did not share his scorn for this specific type of sea bird.

When I turn a design over to a customer I urge them to share it with colleagues and family members as well as with individuals that they don’t even know so as to get unprejudiced viewpoints on the merit of a design. Fortunately, he discussed it with his whole family and they really liked 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 include 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.

Logo designs are a weird creature in the design world given that the people that have a tendency to hire a professional to create their business logo comprehend how important a logo is for their business so they are much more invested in the end result. Every logo design project possesses it’s portion of difficulties, but the largest obstacle is finding that sweet spot in a design that operates really well at the job it’s required to do in branding a company and also providing the client the identity they see for themselves.

a red panda logo layout with bamboo behind-the-scenes, style for Parma, Ohio book author

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a narrow segment of real estate to work with, nevertheless it really is the most crucial part of a published book because it is in most cases the very first thing a person views in the book shop. For a publisher, it’s the best opportunity they will ever have to promote 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 area for the title and the author’s name.

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

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines arrive and go yet it seems 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 smaller new venture commuter/shuttle airline situated in LA and while I’m not sure it actually “took off” their logo design didn’t slow them. The bookend A’s in their title lent itself well to confering a feeling of airline flight and it was undoubtedly a victory.

 Parma logo layout made use of for marketing as well as a label design for Vintage Case features an old font layout.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case specialized in all new cases for music instruments, which looked to be much older cases. For this business logo design I attempted to come up with a logo that possessed a fluid nostalgic feel to it and could easily be used for every thing from a web page to a label on brand new cases that looked like they were from another era.

Logo developed for an orthodontist in Parma, Ohio, design consist of an arc with lines converging with it to imply metal dental braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dental logo designs can easily be one of the most difficult logo jobs considering that it appears that every single dental professional involves a smile, a tooth, a smiling tooth, or a toothy smile in their design. Dentistry business logos are one of the very most cliche ridden fields when it comes to company branding, if dining establishments 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 probably have a picture of a potato and a cow.

I understand the thinking behind adding a likeness of something mouth associated to a dentist’s logo but it has to be performed subtly or it will just look like every other clipart dental professionals logo that litter the branding landscape of the dental industry.

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

William McNally logo design made for a family nonprofit, the logo design includes 4 characters staggered in elevation to stand for a family 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 representative of the love that William McNally had for the families in his city. Most logos with the name “family” in them tend to contain pictures 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 found that the best designs are the ones that are downplayed and don’t hit the viewer on the head with what the company or organization wishes to project.

The McNally Foundation’s name offered a distinct opportunity to do a logo design that conveyed that they were about families without being overtly cheesy about it. The goal of a logo is to be remembered and recognized and if the designer attempts to use the logo design to explain specifically how individuals should think or feel they don’t understand the objective of a logo. If viewers 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 that illustrates itself won’t have the chance to be comprehended.

Logo layout developed for a hair layout studio including a script font a hummingbird and also a suggested orchid for the letter O.

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios required a logo that projected an atmosphere of calmness and elegance for their new hair salon. I created a design that did not go the obvious course of designing simply a stylized orchid but alternatively designed a company logo that suggested a flower in the pattern of a swirl incorporated in to the letter O in the title and by putting emphasis on the logo design with the silhouette of a hummingbird hovering over the logo design itself. The obvious path in designing a logo is generally the incorrect course and in this case, the design ended up not being about the flower but alternately put the attention on the feeling that they wanted to project to their clients.

Arabian equine logo design produced for a horse ranch that specializes in reproducing Arabian show equines.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo designed an original logo design styled to display the unique physical traits of the Arabian kind of horses. With a distinctive head form and higher tail carriage, the Arabian is one of the most quite easily identifiable horse breeds in the world.

Las Cafe logo layout a tiny restaurant, style includes a modified manuscript typeface which floats over a group of ornate lines and dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Cafe logo style a tiny dining establishment, design consists of a modified manuscript font style which hovers above a team of elaborate lines and dots.

Logo layout for a software application designer the design functions and also legendary 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). Generally, the kernel is responsible for memory administration, process and task management, and disk operations. 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 between the software 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 identify anything to anyone pertaining to what business they are in or how it relates to their specific location. However, it represented something to the owner of the company and in quite a few cases the symbolism supporting a logo is equally as important as how it serves the company it stands for.

Progress logo style created for a Parma, Ohio indoor designer, layout feature a collection of red circles that converge and also replace the letter O in the center of the logo design.

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design | Branding

Evolv Design is a Parma, Ohio interior design company and this logo design is representational of the work that an interior designer does in. An interior designer is a person who organizes, investigates, coordinates, and manages such projects. Interior design is a diverse occupation that involves conceptual development, space planning, location assessments, programming, investigation, corresponding with the stakeholders of a project, building and construction management, and implementation of the design.

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

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This Parma, Ohio logo design assignment was performed for a management guide that aids business professionals to develop into more effective at overseeing people, expectations, and profitability.
A logo layout 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 offering goods and equipment to outdoor sporting fans the founders of On the Fly realized the market place was primed for an outdoor sporting merchant that functions as a consignment company. Whether or not you are into boating, sportfishing or mountain climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly presents a destination for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all sorts of interests, a place to sell their secondhand goods to other sports enthusiasts. I designed their Parma logo dsign utilizing an image which seizes the attention of vehicles and sends an image that evokes the enthusiasm of the outdoors. With traffic that averages forty five miles per hour I knew it would take more than the average logo/sign to get commuters to take notice, hence the graphic of a fly fisherman in his natural and calm habitat.
Logo layout MQ farms, this logo design has an area incorporated into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms logo concept wasn’t actually created for an Parma, Ohio area farm it was really designed for a products broker, and this particular trademark was one of multiple that fell beneath the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The aim was to create a brand mark that projected self-confidence, success, and affluence.

 Parma Logo design for a nonprofit, Transforming Point Solutions - the logo design feature for externally dealing with arrowhead and the arrowheads indicate that it is a ruby shape.

Turning Point Foundation | Logo Design

The Turning Point Foundation was totally open to what type of logo design they preferred, that can be a good thing or a bad thing. Good in that it provides a designer the opportunity to investigate any concept that comes to mind, bad in that it’s hard to hit a bullseye without understanding where the target is. Luckily, in this instance, I struck a bullseye with the very first shot.

Logo design created for the use of an indicator for the restaurant (Brewgrrs), it is an elaborate manuscript font that is reminiscent of a popular sports team logo.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I have created loads of restaurant logos and establishment signs for restaurants, diners, sports bars, night clubs, dining establishments|eateries} all over the United States, from cupcake bake shops to pizza parlors and oyster bars, out of all of them I think Brewgrrs was my favorite. Brewgrrs was a neat undertaking where I worked directly with the proprietor to produce a business logo that 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 signage that hung above their doors, and was highly visible and very legible from over a block away.