Live Oak Logo Design

Nearly every new Live Oak venture understands that they need a logo, yet few new business owners thoroughly grasp the crucial role their logo will perform in their success, or exactly why one logo design works far better than another. A company logo has an immediate and sustaining effect on the growth of a business, go with the right one and it will make the door swing and phone ring, choose the incorrect one and it can be an obstacle and a hindrance for the longevity of a company. The logos presented in the ImageCo portfolio help Live Oak businesses succeed, they are effective in any given scenario and the main reason they are so effective is that they all have these five features in common.
  1. Simplicity: simple logos do not require contemplation, they can be realized in merely a glimpse.
  2. Scalability: from business cards to signboards a scalable logo will remain legible and just as emotive at every 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 exclusive, and they are suitable for the business they represent.
  5. Relevance: a logo design must be ageless and should feel relevant today, tomorrow, and forty years from now.

Retro logo layout of a bike created for a Live Oak coffee cafe and also a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This startup coffee roaster and coffee bar were opening in an older part of the community and wanted to project an old-fashioned atmosphere without appearing as boring or low energy. I accomplished the two jobs by creating a logo design that uses a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is antiquated, higher energy, and is a timeless business image.

clinical logo style with a microscope slide as well as bacteria made for Live Oak medical clinic.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the scientific discipline that investigates the triggers and outcomes of diseases, mainly the field of medicine that works with the clinical assessment of specimens of body cellular material for diagnostic or forensic intents.

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

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

logo layout with a leaping environment-friendly frog created for a household fun facility in Live Oak.

Cool Springz | Logo Design | Retail Branding

The Cool Springz Trampoline Park was a really fun 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 doctors, dental offices, and attorneys but Cool Springz is without question the only trampoline park that I have ever gotten the opportunity to work on.

Given that the name of the business features the word springz in its name the clear choice would have been to feature a some springs into the concept but Cool Springz is a fun place 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, eventually I landed on a green tree frog and a dimensional treatment of the title itself to give the logo a more enthusiastic high energy feel.

In the end, Cool Springz ended up loving my concept and named the frog Jax and featured him in to everything they utilized for advertising and marketing. I also believe this is the only time that a logo I came up with was turned into a mascot when they had a staff member costume fashioned to look just like my frog design.

digital photography logo design including a flock of birds, a mountain, a route, a stream, and also a tree - made for Live Oak 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 believe it is a niche field due to the fact that travel photographers tend not to capture places or things but instead project emotional journeys through the images they record. The idea behind this logo design was to use negative space to convey more than what was visible upon first view, which I think is representative of almost all good photographers in that they frequently 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 lot more than that because their photos frequently have an emotional fullness which 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 suggest 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  Live Oak logo but also to reveal the depth of her art and in the way that she perceives the world through the lens of her camera.

 Live Oak logo design with a seagull utilized for the letter A. Designed for a cordless retail company.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The majority of business logo design projects that I take on I seriously enjoy and the Coastal Wireless design was one that I certainly felt good about, however the customer didn’t quite share my excitement for it. I felt really good about the idea of using the seagull silhouette as a stroke in the character A but my customer, even though he loved the concept, didn’t care for my choice of birds. This man genuinely hated seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, thankfully the rest of his family members didn’t share his scorn for this specific breed of sea bird.

When I turn a design over to a customer I urge all of them to talk about it with friends and colleagues and family members as well as with people that they don’t even know so as to get unprejudiced viewpoints on the benefit of a design concept. Fortunately, he talked about it with his whole family and they adored 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 … eventually I was able to talk him out of his alternative of a pelican and he went with the original concept.

Business logos are a strange animal in the design world given that the people that are inclined to hire an expert to design their logo design comprehend how essential a logo design is for their business so they are much more vested in the end result. Every logo design project has it’s share of challenges, however the greatest obstacle is finding that sweet spot in a design that functions really well at the task it’s required to do in branding a business and also providing the customer the identity they see for themselves.

a red panda logo layout with bamboo behind-the-scenes, style for Live Oak book publisher

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a thin slice of real estate to work with, nevertheless it is the most essential part of a published book due to the fact that it is often the initial thing a person views in the book shop. Concerning a publishing company, it’s the opportunity they will ever have to promote their label and get their logo design in front of the men and women that buy actual books.

This 3 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 designed for an airline in Los Angeles, the logo has 2 letter A's with the bars customized to imply they are wings.

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines come and depart yet it looks like that in many cases 1 of the things individuals tend to remember the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a young fledgling commuter/shuttle air service situated in LA and although I’m not certain it really “took off” their logo design didn’t ground them. The bookend A’s in their title lent itself well to imparting a feeling of air travel and it was surely a victory.

 Live Oak logo layout used for marketing and a label layout for Vintage Situation includes an old typeface layout.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case specialized in brand new cases for musical instruments, which appeared to be antique cases. For this custom logo design I attempted to come up with a logo that offered a fluid old style feel to it and could be used for everything from a web page to an insignia on brand new cases that appeared like they were from another era.

Logo developed for an orthodontist in Live Oak, style consist of an arc with lines intersecting with it to imply metal dental braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dentistry logos can be one of the most challenging and difficult logo projects because it seems that almost every dental professional includes a smile, a tooth, a smiling tooth, or a toothy smile in their design. Dentistry logo designs are one of the most cliche ridden careers when it comes to business marketing, if restaurants approached their advertising in the exact same way dental offices do every one of their company logos would definitely be a picture explaining anything they served, McDonalds would most likely contain a picture of a potato and a cow.

I understand the thinking behind including a likeness of something mouth related to a dentist’s company logo but it has to be done 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 logo designs simply because it challenges me to come up with a design that implies the field of dentistry or a specific field of the field of dentistry like orthodontics without resorting to the stereotypical approach that so many dentists settle on.

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

William McNally logo design created for a household nonprofit, the logo features 4 personalities startled 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 custom logo design that would be illustrative of the love that William McNally had for the families in his community. The majority of logos with the name “family” in them tend to contain portrayals of a happy family, a cliche heavy strategy to any logo design is to be far too literal about what the name says or the industry it represents. I’ve found that the best concepts are the ones that are understated and never hit the viewer on the head with what the business or organization wants to project.

The McNally Foundation’s name provided a distinct opportunity to do a custom logo design which communicated 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 to describe exactly how individuals ought to think or feel they don’t understand the goal of a logo. If people have to ponder a logo design to understand what it means, it has fallen short, a logo needs to be immediately understood and a logo that describes itself will never have the opportunity to be comprehended.

Logo style developed for a hair style studio including a script font a hummingbird as well as an indicated orchid for the letter O.

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios required a logo that carried an atmosphere of relaxation and class for their new hair studio. I created a concept that did not go the obvious direction of designing simply a stylized orchid but rather delivered a business logo which implied a flower in the formation of a swirl integrated in to the letter O in the name and by placing attention on the logo design with the silhouette of a hummingbird floating above the image itself. The obvious path in designing a company logo is more often than not the incorrect path and in this case, the design ended up not being about the flower but alternately laid the importance on the perception that they wanted to project to their patrons.

Arabian steed logo layout produced for a steed ranch that specializes in breeding Arabian show steeds.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo crafted a unique company logo concept styled to exemplify the unique physical traits of the Arabian type of equines. With an identifiable head form and very high tail posture, the Arabian is one of the highly quite easily identifiable horse types in the world.

Las Cafe logo design a little dining establishment, style consists of a modified script font which floats over a group of luxuriant lines as well as dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Cafe logo design a small restaurant, style contains a changed manuscript typeface which floats over a team of elaborate lines and dots.

Logo design for a software designer the design attributes and also famous element of a bridge to the left of the name.

Smart Kernels | Logo Design

A kernel is the key part of an operating system (OS). Traditionally, the kernel is responsible for memory administration, process and task management, and hard drive management. 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 in between the software and computer 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 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 intimated something to the owner of the business and in many cases the substance supporting a logo design is equally as important as how it serves the business it stands for.

Progress logo style produced for a Live Oak indoor designer, style attribute 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 Live Oak interior design company and this logo design is representational of the work that an interior designer does in. An interior designer is someone who prepares, investigates, collaborates, and manages such tasks. Interior design is a diverse occupation that consists of conceptual development, space planning, location assessments, programming, study, corresponding with the stakeholders of a project, construction management, and implementation 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 into the words below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This particular Live Oak logo design assignment was completed for a management advisor that enables business professionals to develop into more efficient at overseeing people, expectations, and profitability.

A logo style featuring an angler in the center of the name casting a fly in the direction of the viewer.

On The Fly | Logo Design | Retail Branding

With companies like Cabelas and Bass Pros raking in over 7 billion a year offering goods and equipment to outdoor sporting enthusiasts the founders of On the Fly realized the market was ready for an outdoor sporting retailer that functions as a consignment company. Whether or not you are into boating, fishing or rock climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly provides a place for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all types of passions, a spot to market their secondhand items to other sports enthusiasts. I designed their Live Oak business logo dsign with an illustration that seizes the interest of traffic 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 typical logo/sign to get commuters to take notice, hence the illustration of a fly fisherman in his natural and peaceful habitat.
Logo style MQ farms, this logo layout has a field incorporated right into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms custom logo concept wasn’t actually created for an Live Oak area farm it was really designed for a products broker, and this logo was one of multiple that fell underneath the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The aim was really to develop an identity that projects assurance, success, and luxury.
Logo design designed for the use of a sign for the restaurant (Brewgrrs), it is a luxuriant manuscript font that is reminiscent of a renowned sports group logo.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I have designed quite a lot of restaurant logo designs and establishment signs for restaurants, diners, sports bars, night clubs, dining establishments|eateries} all over the USA, from cupcake bake shops to pizza parlors and oyster bars, out of all of them I think Brewgrrs was my absolute favorite. Brewgrrs was a great undertaking where I worked closely with the proprietor to create a business logo that worked really well and did a fantastic job to brand them, it functioned on everything on everything from coasters, and tap handles all the way to the neon signage which hung over their doors, and was highly visible and very easy to read from over a block away.