West Linn Logo Design

Nearly every new West Linn organization knows they need a logo, however few entrepreneurs thoroughly understand the pivotal role their logo will make in their becoming successful, or precisely why one logo design works far better than another. A business logo has an immediate and long term impact on the growth of a company, select the right one and it will make the door swing and phone ring, go with the incorrect one and it can be an obstacle and a hindrance for the longevity of an organization. The logos presented in the ImageCo portfolio help West Linn businesses succeed, they are effective in any given circumstance and the reason they are so effective is that they all have these 5 features in common.
  1. Simplicity: simple logos do not demand consideration, they can be comprehended in merely a glance.
  2. Scalability: from business cards to posters a scalable logo will be legible and just as emotive at any scale.
  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 business they represent.
  5. Relevance: a logo should be ageless and should feel relevant today, tomorrow, and twenty five years from today.

Retro logo design of a bicycle created for a West Linn coffee cafe and a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This fledgling coffee roaster and bistro were opening in an older part of the town and wanted to visualize a retro vibe without appearing as monotonous or low energy. I achieved each of the jobs by means of designing a logo concept that uses a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is old-fashioned, higher energy, and is a timeless business image.

clinical logo style with a microscopic lense slide and bacteria developed for West Linn clinical facility.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the scientific discipline that examines the root causes and consequences of diseases, mainly the branch of medicine which works with the clinical assessment of samplings of body tissue for diagnostic or forensic intents.

The Mid-Valley Pathology brand I came up with is really the sole instance I remember in which I was in a position to integrate a bacteria-laden microscope slide within a logo design.

Typically I attempt not to be overly literal with a design and to a point, this specific design approaches the company it serves quite 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 enhancer to the name that makes it more captivating, more interest grabbing and a lot more meaningful.

logo layout with a leaping green frog designed for a family fun facility in West Linn.

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 usual of the sorts of jobs which come my way, I’ve produced dozens of logo designs for medical professionals, dentists, and attorneys but Cool Springz is without question the only trampoline park that I have actually ever gotten the privilege to work on.

Given that the name of the company features the word springz in its name the apparent choice would have been to integrate a some springs into the design but Cool Springz is a fun destination to go and spring does not actually 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, eventually I landed on a green tree frog and a dimensional treatment of the name itself to provide the logo a more lively high energy atmosphere.

In the end, Cool Springz ended up loving my brainchild and named the frog Jax and featured him in to everything they utilized for advertising. I also believe this is the only time that a logo I did was transformed into a mascot when they had an employee costume fashioned to look just like my frog design.

digital photography logo design featuring a group of birds, a hill, a trail, a stream, as well as a tree - made for West Linn travel digital 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 specialized field of photography and I believe it is a niche speciality because travel photographers don’t capture places or things but instead communicate emotional experiences through the pictures they record. The thought behind this logo design was to utilize negative space to project more than what was visible upon initial view, which I think is representative of almost all professional photographers in that they often tell whole stories through their photography.

It’s said that a picture is worth a 1000 words but I think that some photographs convey significantly more than that because their photos frequently have an emotional resonance that can’t be conveyed with just words. I attempted to do something similar to this logo design by employing 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 hindsight, that my objective was to both brand this photographer with a memorable  West Linn logo but also to illustrate the depth in her work and in the way that she sees the world through the lens of her camera.

 West Linn logo style with a seagull made use of for the letter A. Designed for a cordless retail organisation.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The bulk of logo design jobs that I take on I truly savor and the Coastal Wireless project was one that I certainly felt good about, however 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 character A but the customer, while he liked the concept, really did not care for my choice of birds. This particular man truly hated seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, luckily the rest of his family did not share his hatred for this particular variety of sea bird.

When I turn a concept over to a customer I encourage all of them to talk about it with friends and family as well as with people that they don’t even know so as to get unbiased assessments on the benefit of a design. Fortunately, he talked about it with his family members and they loved the design 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 … in the end 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 animal in the design world given that the people that have a tendency to hire an expert to create their business logo understand how crucial a logo design is for their company so they are much more invested in the result. Every logo design job has it’s portion of obstacles, but the largest challenge 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 giving the customer the image they see for themselves.

a red panda logo design with bamboo in the background, layout for West Linn publication author

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a slender piece of real estate to work with, however it really is the most critical part of a printed book since it is in most cases the primary thing a person views in the book store. With regard to a publisher, it’s the optimal opportunity that they will likely ever have to promote their product and get their logo design in front of the men and women that shop for actual books.

This 3 color design is vibrant, picturesque and eye-catching and it leaves plenty of area for the title and the author’s name.

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

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines arrive and depart however it seems like that in many instances 1 of the traits individuals often tend to remember the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a small start-up commuter/shuttle airline company situated in LA and while I’m not certain it actually “took off” their logo design didn’t slow them. The bookend A’s in their brand lent itself well to imparting a good sense of airline flight and it was definitely a winner.

 West Linn logo design made use of for advertising and marketing and also a label design for Vintage Situation includes an old typeface layout.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case specialized in brand new cases for musical instruments, that appeared to be older cases. For this custom logo concept I strove to come up with a logo that offered a fluid vintage feel to it and could be used for anything from a web site to a label on brand new cases that seemed like they were from a different era.

Logo produced for an orthodontist in West Linn, layout include an arc with lines intersecting through it to imply steel braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dental business logos can be one of the most challenging logo design projects due to the fact that it seems that almost every dental professional involves a smile, a tooth, a smiling tooth, or a toothy smile in their design. Dentistry business logos are one of the most cliche ridden fields when it comes to business advertising, if dining establishments approached their branding in the same way dental practitioners do every one of their company logos would 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 image 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 care industry.

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

Kujak Orthodontics offered such an opportunity and eventually I created a design 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 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 design made for a family members nonprofit, the logo features 4 personalities staggered in elevation to represent a family unit with in the design.

William McNally | Logo Design | Branding

The William McNally Family Foundation contacted ImageCo to help them come up with a custom logo design that would be depictive of the love that William McNally had for the folks in his community. Many logos with the name “family” in them tend to contain depictions of a happy family, a cliche heavy strategy to any logo design is to be very literal pertaining to what the name says or the industry it represents. I’ve found that the best concepts are the ones that are downplayed and never hit the viewer on the head with what the company or institution hopes to convey.

The McNally Foundation’s name provided a unique opportunity to do a logo which communicated that they were about families without being openly corny about it. The intention of a logo design is to be remembered and recognized and if the designer tries to use the logo design to describe exactly how individuals should think or feel they don’t understand the mission of a logo. If people have to ponder a logo design to understand what it means, it has failed, a logo needs to be instantly comprehended and a logo that describes itself will never have the likelihood to be understood.

Logo layout created for a hair style workshop including a manuscript font a hummingbird and an implied orchid for the letter O.

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios desired a logo design which carried a feeling of tranquility and class for their new hair salon. I came up with a design which didn’t go the obvious course of crafting simply a stylized orchid but rather designed a company logo which implied an orchid in the formation of a swirl integrated into the letter O in the title and by placing attention on the logo design using the silhouette of a hummingbird hovering above the image itself. The obvious path in creating a logo is frequently the wrong course and in this case, the design ended up not being about the flower but instead put the main focus on the feeling that they wanted to project to their customers.

Arabian steed logo layout developed for a steed ranch that focuses on breeding Arabian show horses.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo crafted a distinct business logo concept customized to symbolize the unique physical traits of the Arabian breed of equines. By having an identifiable head shape and very high tail carriage, the Arabian is one of the very most easily identifiable equine types in the entire world.

Las Cafe logo design a little dining establishment, design consists of a modified script typeface which floats above a group of luxuriant lines and dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Cafe logo style a little restaurant, design contains a modified manuscript typeface which floats above a team of luxuriant lines and dots.

Logo layout for a software application developer the design functions as well as legendary element of a bridge to the left of the name.

Smart Kernels | Logo Design

A kernel is the central part of an operating system (OS). Traditionally, the kernel is responsible for memory administration, process and task control, and disk operations. The kernel links the computer hardware to the application software. In other words a kernel is {essentially|quite literally a bridge that acts as a connection between the software program and hardware.

The logo design I came up with for Smart Kernels was based on an actual bridge that is situated a couple of miles from the business offices of Smart kernels. It’s a logo design that doesn’t attempt to spell out anything to anyone with regards to what business they are in or how it relates to their specific location. However, it symbolized something to the owner of the business and in many cases the meaning supporting a logo is just as important as how it brands the enterprise it stands for.

Evolve logo style created for a West Linn indoor designer, layout feature a series of red circles that intersect as well as replace the letter O in the middle of the logo style.

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design | Branding

Evolv Design is a West Linn 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, researches, coordinates, and oversees such projects. Interior design is a multifaceted profession that consists of conceptual development, area planning, location inspections, programming, research, communicating with the stakeholders of a project, construction supervision, and execution of the design.

logo style done for Advanced Leadership Solutions, the personalities for letter V as well as A in middle of the word advanced have been changed to connect straight into the words below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This particular West Linn logo design job was undertaken for a management specialist that assists business professionals to become more efficient at handling people, expectations, and productivity.

A logo style featuring an angler in the middle 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 more than 7 billion a year offering goods and equipment to outdoor sporting enthusiasts the owners of On the Fly understood the market place was primed for an outdoor sporting store that functions as a consignment company. Whether you are into boating, angling or rock climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly presents a destination for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all kinds of passions, a place to market their secondhand goods to other sports enthusiasts. I designed their West Linn business logo dsign with a graphic that pulls in the attention of traffic and projects an image that wakens the enthusiasm of the outdoors. With visitor traffic that averages 45 mph I knew it would take more than the average logo/sign to get travelers to take notice, hence the illustration of a fly fisherman in his natural and relaxed habitat.
Logo design MQ farms, this logo layout has actually an area incorporated right into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms logo idea wasn’t actually designed for an West Linn regional farm it was actually developed for an investments broker, and this trademark was one of a handful of which fell underneath the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The aim was to design a brand mark that projected assurance, effectiveness, and affluence.
Logo design made for the use of an indication for the dining establishment (Brewgrrs), it is an elaborate script typeface that is reminiscent of a popular sporting activities team logo design.

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 US, from cupcake pastry shops to pizza parlors and oyster bars, out of all of them I think Brewgrrs was my favorite. Brewgrrs was a cool project in which I worked closely with the proprietor to produce a logo design that worked very 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 lighted signage which hung over their doors, and was highly visible and very easy to read from over a block away.