Wade Hampton Logo Design

Virtually every new Wade Hampton company knows they need a logo, yet few entrepreneurs fully realize the pivotal role their business logo will perform in their financial success, or the reason that one logo performs far better than another. A logo has an immediate and long-term impact on the financial success of a business, select the correct one and it can make the door swing and cash register ring, choose the incorrect one and it will be an obstacle and an impediment for the longevity of a business. The logos presented in the ImageCo portfolio help Wade Hampton companies succeed, they are effective in any given scenario and the reason why they are so effective is that they all have these 5 features in common.
  1. Simplicity: simple logo designs don’t demand scrutiny, they can be comprehended in merely a look.
  2. Scalability: from business cards to billboards a scalable business logo will be legible and equally emotive at virtually any size.
  3. Versatility: logos that function 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 exclusive, and they are suitable for the business they represent.
  5. Relevance: a business logo must be lasting and will feel relevant today, tomorrow, and twenty years from now.

Retro logo style of a bicycle produced for a Wade Hampton coffee cafe and a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This fledgling coffee roaster and cafe were opening in an old section of the town and wanted to cast a retro atmosphere without coming across as boring or low energy. I accomplished both of these tasks by creating a company logo design that contains a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is antiquated, higher energy, and is a classic business image.

clinical logo design with a microscope slide and bacteria made for Wade Hampton clinical facility.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the science which investigates the triggers and outcomes of diseases, especially the branch of healthcare that works with the clinical examination of samplings of human body cellular material for diagnostic or forensic purposes.

The Mid-Valley Pathology custom logo design I came up with is the sole instance I recollect in which I was able to integrate a bacteria-laden microscope slide into a business logo design.

Normally I try not to be overly literal with a concept and to a point, this design approaches the company it represents quite 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 illustration of what Mid-Valley Pathology does so much as acts as an enhancer to the name that helps make it more captivating, more focus grabbing and more meaningful.

logo layout with a jumping eco-friendly frog developed for a household fun facility in Wade Hampton.

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 also a project that is way out of the norm of the sorts of projects that come my way, I’ve produced dozens of logo designs for physicians, dental professionals, and legal professionals but Cool Springz is without question the only trampoline park which I have ever gotten the opportunity to work on.

Given that the full name of the business has the word springz in its name the apparent choice would have been to incorporate a handful of springs into the design but Cool Springz is a fun location to go and spring does not really reflect 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, eventually I landed on a green tree frog and a dimensional treatment of the name itself to provide the logo a better dynamic high energy feeling.

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. 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 fashioned to look exactly like my frog design.

photography logo featuring a flock of birds, a mountain, a route, a stream, and a tree - made for Wade Hampton traveling professional photographer.

Travel Don’t Wander | Logo Design | Website Design

Travel Don’t Wander was a custom logo design project I took on for a travel photographer, which is a pretty specialized field of photography and I believe it is a niche speciality due to the fact that travel photographers tend not to shoot places or things but instead communicate emotional journeys by means of the pictures they record. The idea behind this logo concept was to make use of negative space to project more than what was visible upon first glance, which I think is quintessential of most professional photographers in that they frequently convey whole stories through 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 often have an emotional resonance that can’t be conveyed with just words. I made an effort to do something the same 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 looking back, that my goal was to both brand this photographer with a memorable  Wade Hampton logo but also to show the depth to her work and in the way that she sees the world through the lens of her camera.

 Wade Hampton logo style with a seagull used for the letter A. Designed for a cordless retail organisation.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The majority of logo design jobs that I take on I genuinely relish and the Coastal Wireless assignment was one that I certainly felt good about, but the client didn’t quite share my enthusiasm for it. I felt really good about the idea of using the seagull form as a stroke in the character A however the client, while he loved the concept, didn’t care for my choice of birds. This particular guy truly loathed seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, luckily the rest of his family didn’t share his hatred for this particular type of sea bird.

When I turn a design over to a customer I encourage them to share it with friends and family as well as with folks that they don’t actually know so as to get unprejudiced opinions on the worthiness of a design concept. Fortunately, he discussed it with his whole family and they 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 … ultimately I was able to talk him out of his preference of a pelican and he went with the original concept.

Logos are a strange creature in the design world because the people that have a tendency to hire a professional to design their logo comprehend how vital a logo design is for their organization so they are much more vested in the final result. Every logo design project has it’s allotment of difficulties, however the biggest challenge is identifying that sweet spot in a design that functions really well at the task it’s needed to do in branding a business and also giving the customer the image they see for themselves.

a red panda logo design with bamboo in the background, design for Wade Hampton publication publisher

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a narrow parcel of real estate to work with, however it really is the most necessary part of a published book due to the fact that it is usually the primary thing a person sees in the book shop. With regard to a publishing company, it’s the optimal opportunity they will ever get to publicize their product and get their logo design in front of the people that purchase actual books.

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

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

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines come and depart yet it looks like that in many occurrences one of the traits individuals often tend to recall the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a small new venture commuter/shuttle air service situated 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 affording a spirit of air travel and it was definitely a success.

 Wade Hampton logo style utilized for marketing as well as a tag style for Vintage Case features an old-fashioned font design.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case specialized in new cases for musical instruments, that seemed to be older cases. For this business logo design I tried to come up with a logo that had a fluid old style feel to it and could easily be utilized for every thing from a web site to an insignia on brand new cases that seemed like they were from another era.

Logo created for an orthodontist in Wade Hampton, design consist of an arc with lines intersecting via it to imply steel dental braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dental care logos can easily be one of the most challenging and difficult logo design projects due to the fact that it seems that each and every dental professional features a smile, a tooth, a smiling tooth, or a toothy smile in their design. Dental logo designs are one of the very most cliche ridden fields when it comes to small business advertising, if restaurants approached their branding in the very same way dentists do every one of their company logos would be a picture explaining anything they served, McDonalds would probably include a picture of a potato and a cow.

I recognize the thinking behind adding an image of something mouth related to a dentist’s logo design nevertheless 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 dentistry profession.

I really enjoy doing dentist logo designs because it challenges me to come up with a design that implies dentistry or a particular area of the field of dentistry like orthodontics without resorting to the clichéd course of action that so many dentists settle on.

Kujak Orthodontics provided such an opportunity and eventually I created a layout that doesn’t have a single 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 customer the only smile that was obvious was really the smile on Dr. Kujak’s face.

William McNally logo designed for a household not-for-profit, the logo includes 4 characters surprised in elevation to stand for 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 custom logo design that would be representative of the devotion that William McNally had for the families in his city. 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 pertaining 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 hopes to relate.

The McNally Foundation’s name presented a distinct opportunity to do a custom logo design that conveyed that they were about families without being overtly corny about it. The goal of a logo design is to be remembered and recognized and if the designer tries to use the logo design to describe specifically how people should think or feel they don’t understand the objective of a logo. If you have to ponder a logo to understand what it means, it has fallen short, a logo needs to be instantly understood and a logo that explains itself won’t have the likelihood to be comprehended.

Logo style developed for a hair layout studio including a manuscript font a hummingbird and also an implied orchid for the letter O.

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios needed a company logo that carried a sense of tranquility and class for their new hair salon. I created a concept that did not go the obvious route of crafting just a stylized orchid but instead designed a company logo that implied an orchid in the formation of a swirl blended in to the letter O in the name and by placing emphasis on the concept along with the silhouette of a hummingbird floating above the image itself. The obvious path in creating a company logo is frequently the incorrect route and in this case, the design ended up not being about the flower but alternately placed the emphasis on the perception that they wanted to project to their customers.

Arabian equine logo style produced for a steed ranch that focuses on reproducing Arabian program horses.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo developed a distinct business logo design customized to epitomize the unique physical traits of the Arabian type of equines. With a different head shape and high tail carriage, the Arabian is one of the most immediately recognizable equine breeds in the whole world.

Las Cafe logo style a tiny dining establishment, design contains a changed script typeface which floats above a group of elaborate lines and dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Cafe logo layout a small restaurant, design contains a changed manuscript typeface which hovers over a team of ornate lines and also dots.

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

Smart Kernels | Logo Design

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

The 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 explain anything to anyone regarding what business they are in or how it relates to their specific location. Nevertheless it represented something to the owner of the company and in many cases the meaning supporting a logo is equally as important as how it serves the company it represents.

Advance logo style developed for a Wade Hampton interior developer, style feature a series of red circles that converge as well as change the letter O in the middle of the logo style.

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design | Branding

Evolv Design is a Wade Hampton 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 plans, explores, coordinates, and manages such projects. Interior design is a multifaceted occupation that involves conceptual development, area planning, location assessments, programming, investigation, interacting with the stakeholders of a project, building and construction supervision, and implementation of the design.

logo layout done for Advanced Management Solutions, the personalities for letter V and also A in middle of the word advanced have been modified to link directly into the words listed below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This particular Wade Hampton logo design project was performed for a leadership consultant that enables business leaders to develop into more successful at handling people, expectations, and profitability.

A logo layout including an angler in the middle of the name casting a fly in the direction of the visitor.

On The Fly | Logo Design | Retail Branding

With brands like Cabelas and Bass Pros raking in more than 7 billion a year offering supplies and equipment to outdoor sporting enthusiasts the owners of On the Fly understood the market place was prepared for an outdoor sporting retailer that functions as a consignment business. Whether or not you are into boating, angling or rock climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly presents a destination for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all sorts of passions, a place to market their pre-owned products to other sports enthusiasts. I tailored their Wade Hampton logo design dsign along with a graphic that pulls in the interest of traffic and projects an image that calls to mind the enthusiasm of the outdoors. With traffic that averages forty five miles per hour I knew it would take more than the typical logo/sign to get commuters to take notice, hence the graphic of a fly fisherman in his natural and tranquil habitat.
Logo design MQ farms, this logo layout has an area integrated into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms emblem idea wasn’t actually created for an Wade Hampton regional farm it was really developed for an investments broker, and this particular creative logo was one of many that fell under the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The aim was actually to produce a brand mark that projected trust, effectiveness, and affluence.
Logo designed for the use of a sign for the restaurant (Brewgrrs), it is an ornate script font style that is similar to a renowned sporting activities group logo.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I’ve designed loads of restaurant logos 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 cool undertaking where I worked directly with the proprietor to design a business logo that worked really well and did a fantastic job to brand them, it worked on everything on everything from coasters, and tap handles all the way to the neon signage that hung over their doors, and was highly visible and very easy to read from over a block away.