Forest Grove Logo Design

Virtually every new Forest Grove venture understands that they are in need of a logo, yet few entrepreneurs entirely recognize the essential role their organization logo will take in their success, or why one logo design functions far better than another. A company logo has an instant and lasting influence on the prosperity of a company, pick the right one and it will make the door swing and cash register ring, go with the wrong one and it will be an obstacle and an impediment for the life of a company. The logos presented in the ImageCo portfolio help Forest Grove companies prosper, they are effective in any given situation and the reason they are so effective is that they all have these five features in common.
  1. Simplicity: simple logo designs do not require contemplation, they can be realized in merely a glimpse.
  2. Scalability: from business cards to posters a scalable logo will stay legible and just as 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 unique, and they are suitable for the business they stand for.
  5. Relevance: a logo should be timeless and should feel relevant today, tomorrow, and twenty years from now.

Retro logo layout of a bicycle developed for a Forest Grove coffee cafe as well as a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This start-up coffee roaster and bistro were launching in an old part of the town and wished to project a retro tone without coming across as monotonous or low energy. I achieved both tasks by designing a sign design that includes a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is old-fashioned, high energy, and is a classic business image.

clinical logo style with a microscope slide and germs developed for Forest Grove medical clinic.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the scientific discipline which analyzes the triggers and outcomes of diseases, mainly the field of healthcare that deals with the clinical evaluation of specimens of human body tissue for diagnostic or forensic objectives.

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

Typically I try not to be excessively literal with a concept and to a degree, this specific design approaches the company it represents fairly literally, however it does it in a way that integrates the slide as part of the name so it doesn’t serve so much as a description of what Mid-Valley Pathology does so much as acts as an enhancement to the name that helps make it more intriguing, more interest grabbing and a lot more memorable.

logo layout with a leaping environment-friendly frog designed for a family members enjoyable facility in Forest Grove.

Cool Springz | Logo Design | Retail Branding

The Cool Springz Trampoline Park was a very 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 sorts of projects which come my way, I’ve done dozens of logo designs for medical professionals, dental offices, 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 clear choice would have been to feature a few springs into the concept but Cool Springz is a fun place to go and spring doesn’t really 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 better dynamic 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 utilized for marketing and advertising. I also believe this is the only time that a logo I came up with was made into a mascot when they had a staff member costume fashioned to look exactly like my frog design.

digital photography logo design featuring a group of birds, a mountain, a trail, a stream, as well as a tree - created for Forest Grove travel professional 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 field due to the fact that travel photographers tend not to capture locations or things but rather project emotional experiences by means of the pictures they record. The thought behind this logo concept was to utilize negative space to reveal more than what was visible upon initial glance, which I think is quintessential of most good photographers in that they oftentimes convey whole stories using their photography.

It’s said that a picture is worth a 1000 words but I think that some photographs convey a great deal more than that because their photos frequently have an emotional fullness which can’t be communicated with mere words. I tried to do something comparable to this logo design by using 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  Forest Grove logo but also to show the depth of her art and in the way that she perceives the world through the lens of her camera.

 Forest Grove logo design with a seagull used for the letter A. Designed for a cordless retail organisation.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The lion’s share of business logo design projects that I take on I really enjoy 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 my client, while he liked the concept, didn’t care for my choice of birds. This particular man genuinely hated seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, fortunately the rest of his family didn’t share his contempt for this particular kind of sea bird.

When I turn a concept over to a customer I urge all of them to discuss it with friends and family members as well as with individuals that they don’t actually know so as to get unprejudiced assessments on the worthiness of a concept. Fortunately, he discussed it with his family members and they really loved the concept 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 … in the end I was able to talk him out of his alternative of a pelican and he proceeded with the original design.

Custom logo designs are a strange animal in the design world because the people that have a tendency to hire a professional to create their business logo realize how vital a logo is for their business so they are much more invested in the outcome. Every logo project has it’s share of hurdles, but the most significant 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 Forest Grove publication author

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a thin parcel of real estate to work with, however it is the most essential part of a published book because it is usually the first thing a person sees in the bookstore. With respect to a publisher, it’s the opportunity that they will ever have to publicize their brand and get their logo design in front of the men and women that purchase actual books.

This three color design is vibrant, colorful and eye-catching and it leaves plenty of area for the title and the author’s name.

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

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines come and depart however it seems that in many cases one of the items consumers often tend to recall the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a smaller fledgling commuter/shuttle airline company based in LA and while I’m not sure it really “took off” their organization logo didn’t slow them. The bookend A’s in their title lent itself well to conferring a spirit of air travel and it was certainly a success.

 Forest Grove logo style utilized for advertising as well as a label layout for Vintage Case features an antiquated typeface design.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case focused in brand new cases for music instruments, which appeared to be vintage cases. For this logo concept I attempted to come up with a logo that offered a fluid vintage feel to it and could easily be used for anything from a website to a label on brand new cases that seemed like they were from a different generation.

Logo design created for an orthodontist in Forest Grove, design include an arc with lines intersecting through it to indicate metal braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dental logo designs can be one of the most difficult logo design projects due to the fact that it seems that each and every dentist features 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 professions when it comes to small business branding, if restaurants approached their advertising in the same way dental practitioners do every one of their logo designs would be a picture trying to explain anything they served, McDonalds would most likely contain an image of a potato and a cow.

I recognize the thinking behind including an illustration 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 profession.

I really enjoy doing dentistry logos because it challenges me to come up with a design that implies dentistry or a particular field of dental treatment like orthodontics without resorting to the stereotypical approach that so many dentists settle on.

Kujak Orthodontics offered such an opportunity and subsequently I created a layout 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 concept. When I turned this particular concept over to the client the only smile that was apparent was really the smile on Dr. Kujak’s face.

William McNally logo made for a family not-for-profit, the logo design includes 4 characters surprised in height to represent a family with in the design.

William McNally | Logo Design | Branding

The William McNally Family Foundation contacted ImageCo to help them come up with a brand identity design that would be depictive of the devotion that William McNally had for the families in his community. Many logos with the name “family” in them tend to contain images of a happy family, a cliche heavy method to any logo design is to be very literal about what the name says or the industry it represents. I’ve found that the best designs are the ones that are understated and never hit the viewer on the head with what the business or institution hopes to convey.

The McNally Foundation’s name offered a unique opportunity to do a logo design which communicated 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 tries to use the logo design to describe how individuals should think or feel they don’t understand the purpose 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 understood and a logo that explains itself will never have the opportunity to be comprehended.

Logo design developed for a hair design workshop including a script font a hummingbird and a suggested orchid for the letter O.

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios required a company logo that conveyed a spirit of tranquility and elegance for their new hair studio. I created a concept that did not go the obvious route of designing merely a stylized orchid but instead designed a logo that implied a flower in the formation of a swirl incorporated in to the letter O in the title and by putting emphasis on the concept with the figure of a hummingbird hovering above the logo design itself. The obvious path in designing a company logo is in most cases the incorrect course and in this case, the design ended up not being about the flower but instead placed the focus on the perception that they really wanted to project to their customers.

Arabian horse logo style produced for an equine ranch that concentrates on breeding Arabian program horses.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo designed an original creative logo design styled to illustrate the unique physical traits of the Arabian breed of horses. With an unique head shape and very high tail posture, the Arabian is one of the highly quite easily recognizable horse breeds in the world.

Las Cafe logo layout a little restaurant, design consists of a customized script font style which floats over a team of elaborate lines and dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Cafe logo design a small restaurant, layout contains a customized manuscript font which hovers above a team of luxuriant lines as well as dots.

Logo layout 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 part of an operating system (OS). Typically, the kernel is responsible for memory administration, process and task control, and hard drive operations. The kernel attaches the system hardware to the application software. In other words a kernel is {essentially|quite literally a bridge that functions as a bridge between the software program and computer hardware.

The logo design I came up with for Smart Kernels was based on an actual bridge that is situated a number 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 meant something to the owner of the company and in quite a few cases the substance behind a company logo is equally as important as how it brands the business it stands for.

Develop logo design developed for a Forest Grove interior developer, layout feature a series of red circles that converge and change the letter O in the middle of the logo style.

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design | Branding

Evolv Design is a Forest Grove 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 arranges, explores, collaborates, and oversees such tasks. Interior design is a multifaceted profession that consists of conceptual development, space planning, location examinations, programming, investigation, corresponding with the stakeholders of a project, construction supervision, and execution of the design.

logo style provided for Advanced Management Solutions, the characters for letter V and also A in center of words progressed have been customized to connect directly into the words listed below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This Forest Grove logo design project was carried out for a management advisor that enables business leaders to develop into more efficient at handling people, expectations, and productivity.

A logo style including a fisherman 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 supplies and equipment to outdoor sporting fans the owners of On the Fly recognized the market was prepared for an outdoor sporting retailer 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 types of passions, a place to sell off their used items to other sports enthusiasts. I created their Forest Grove logo design dsign along with an image that pulls in the attention of vehicles and projects an image that calls to mind the passion of the outdoors. With traffic that averages forty five mph I knew it would take more than the average logo/sign to get commuters to take notice, hence the illustration of a fly fisherman in his natural and calm habitat.
Logo style MQ farms, this logo style has actually a field integrated into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms logo concept wasn’t actually designed for an Forest Grove regional farm it was actually designed for an investments broker, and this particular business logo was one of several which fell beneath the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The aim was actually to generate a brand mark that projected trust, success, and prosperity.
Logo design developed for the use of an indicator for the dining establishment (Brewgrrs), it is an elaborate manuscript typeface that is reminiscent of a renowned sporting activities group logo design.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I’ve designed dozens of restaurant custom logo designs and establishment signs for restaurants, diners, sports bars, night clubs, dining establishments|eateries} all over the US, from cupcake bakeries to pizza parlors and oyster bars, out of all of them I believe Brewgrrs was my favorite. Brewgrrs was a neat undertaking where I worked closely with the proprietor to create a business logo that worked really 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 illuminated signage that hung over their doors, and was highly visible and very legible from over a block away.