Anacortes Logo Design

Each and every new Anacortes organization realizes that they need a logo, however few new business owners thoroughly grasp the key role their business logo can play in their becoming successful, or precisely why one business logo performs better than another. A logo has a critical and lasting impact on the financial success of a company, choose the correct one and it can make the door swing and cash register ring, go with the wrong one and it will be a barrier and an impediment for the life of a business. The logos included in the ImageCo portfolio help Anacortes businesses prosper, they are effective in any given situation and the reason why they are so effective is because they all have these five features in common.
  1. Simplicity: simple logo designs don’t require contemplation, they can be comprehended in merely a look.
  2. Scalability: from business cards to posters a scalable logo will continue to be legible and just as emotive at virtually any scale.
  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 enterprise they stand for.
  5. Relevance: a logo design needs to be enduring and should feel relevant today, tomorrow, and twenty years from today.

Retro logo layout of a bike produced for a Anacortes coffee cafe and also a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This budding coffee roaster and bistro were actually opening in an old section of the area and wished to visualize a retro atmosphere without coming across as stodgy or low energy. I achieved both of these tasks via designing a trademark concept that features a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is antiquated, higher energy, and is a ageless business image.

clinical logo style with a microscope slide and also bacteria created for Anacortes medical center.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the science that analyzes the causes and outcomes of diseases, mainly the branch of medicine which deals with the laboratory evaluation of samples of body tissue for diagnostic or forensic intents.

The Mid-Valley Pathology custom logo design I came up with is really the only instance I call to mind where I was able to incorporate a bacteria-laden microscope slide within a business 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, but it does it in a fashion 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 attention grabbing and a lot more unforgettable.

logo style with a leaping environment-friendly frog designed for a family enjoyable center in Anacortes.

Cool Springz | Logo Design | Retail Branding

The Cool Springz Trampoline Park was a very fun project to work on, probably because a trampoline park is all about fun. It’s also a project that is way out of the usual of the kinds of projects that come my way, I’ve done dozens of logo designs for health care providers, dental experts, and attorneys but Cool Springz is without question the one and only trampoline park which 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 obvious choice would have been to include a couple springs into the concept but Cool Springz is a fun location to go and spring doesn’t 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, ultimately I landed on a green tree frog and a dimensional treatment of the title itself to give the logo a more lively high energy impression.

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

photography logo featuring a group of birds, a mountain, a path, a stream, and also a tree - developed for Anacortes travel digital photographer.

Travel Don’t Wander | Logo Design | Website Design

Travel Don’t Wander was a logo design project I took on for a travel photographer, which is a pretty specialized field of photography and I think it is a niche speciality because travel photographers tend not to shoot places or things but rather reveal emotional experiences through the pictures they record. The idea behind this logo composition was to utilize negative space to reveal more than what was visible upon initial view, which I think is quintessential of the majority of 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 significantly more than that because their photos frequently have an emotional resonance that can’t be conveyed with just words. I made an effort to do something very similar to this logo 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  Anacortes 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.

 Anacortes logo style with a seagull used for the letter A. Designed for a wireless retail company.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The bulk of custom logo design jobs that I take on I seriously savor and the Coastal Wireless project 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 concept of using the seagull form as a stroke in the character A but the customer, even though he loved the concept, didn’t care for my choice of birds. This guy truly disliked seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, luckily the rest of his family didn’t share his aversion for this specific kind of sea bird.

When I turn a concept over to a client I encourage all of them to talk about it with colleagues and family members as well as with other people that they don’t even know so as to get impartial point of views on the merit of a concept. Fortunately, he talked about it with his family and they adored 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 alternative of a pelican and he went with the original design.

Logos are a strange animal in the design world because the people that tend to hire a professional to create their business logo understand how crucial a logo is for their company so they are way more vested in the result. Every logo job has it’s allotment of difficulties, however the most significant obstacle is finding that sweet spot in a design that functions really well at the task it’s required to do in branding a company and also providing the client the image they see for themselves.

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

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a narrow slice of real estate to work with, but it is the most important part of a published book because it is in most cases the primary thing a person sees in the book store. For a publisher, it’s the most ideal opportunity that they will ever have to promote their product and get their logo design in front of the men and women that purchase actual books.

This 3 color design is vivid, picturesque and eye-catching and it gives plenty of space for the title and the author’s name.

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

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines arrive and go but it seems that in many occurrences one of the traits people often tend to remember the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a modest start-up commuter/shuttle airline company located in LA and while I’m not certain it really “took off” their custom logo didn’t slow them. The bookend A’s in their name lent itself well to conferring a spirit of airline flight and it was definitely a winner.

 Anacortes logo layout utilized for marketing and also a tag design for Vintage Situation includes an old-fashioned font style design.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case focused in brand new cases for music instruments, that appeared to be antique cases. For this brand design I strove to come up with a logo that provided a fluid old style feel to it and could be used for everything from a website to a label on brand new cases that seemed like they were from a different point in time.

Logo design developed for an orthodontist in Anacortes, layout include an arc with lines intersecting with it to suggest metal braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dentistry logo designs can easily be one of the most challenging and difficult logo projects because it appears that every single dentist involves a smile, a tooth, a smiling tooth, or a toothy smile in their design. Dental logos are one of the most cliche ridden professions when it comes to company branding, if dining establishments approached their branding in the same way dental offices do every one of their logo designs would be a picture explaining something they served, McDonalds would probably include an image of a potato and a cow.

I recognize the thinking behind incorporating an illustration of something mouth associated to a dentist’s logo nevertheless 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 love doing dentist logo designs simply because it challenges me to come up with a design that implies the field of dentistry or a certain field 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 ultimately I created a layout that does not have a single smile or a tooth in it, but even though they aren’t overt, they are still implied in the concept. When I turned this concept over to the customer the only smile that was evident was actually the smile on Dr. Kujak’s face.

William McNally logo design made for a household not-for-profit, the logo features 4 personalities surprised in elevation to represent a family unit with in the layout.

William McNally | Logo Design | Branding

The William McNally Family Foundation asked ImageCo to help them come up with a logo that would be depictive of the love that William McNally had for the families in his city. The majority of logos with the name “family” in them tend to contain depictions of a happy family, a cliche heavy method 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 don’t hit the viewer on the head with what the company or institution wants 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 openly cheesy 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 summarize how individuals should think or feel they don’t understand the objective of a logo. If viewers have to ponder a logo to understand what it means, it has been in vain, a logo needs to be immediately understood and a logo that describes itself won’t have the chance to be comprehended.

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

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios needed a logo design which related an atmosphere of peace and elegance for their new hair salon. I came up with a concept that didn’t go the obvious direction of creating just a stylized orchid but rather delivered a company logo which suggested an orchid in the formation of a swirl featured 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 logo design itself. The obvious path in designing a logo design is frequently the wrong route and in this case, the design ended up not being about the orchid but instead placed the emphasis on the emotion that they wanted to forecast to their customers.

Arabian steed logo layout created for a horse cattle ranch that concentrates on breeding Arabian show horses.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo created an original organization logo design styled to epitomize the unique physical traits of the Arabian kind of equines. With an identifiable head form and very high tail posture, the Arabian is one of the highly quite easily identifiable horse lineages in the world.

Las Coffee shop logo style a little restaurant, layout contains a modified script font which hovers over a group of luxuriant lines and dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Coffee shop logo design a small restaurant, design includes a customized script font which floats over a group of elaborate lines as well as dots.

Logo layout for a software application programmer the layout functions and also legendary element of a bridge to the left of the name.

Smart Kernels | Logo Design

A kernel is the central component of an operating system (OS). Generally, the kernel is responsible for memory management, process and task control, and drive managing. The kernel attaches the computer hardware to the application software. In other words a kernel is {essentially|quite literally a bridge that serves as a bridge between the software and hardware.

The logo I came up with for Smart Kernels was based on an actual bridge that is located a few miles from the 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. But it meant something to the business owner of the company and in quite a few cases the symbolism supporting a logo is just as important as how it brands the enterprise it represents.

Progress logo style produced for a Anacortes interior designer, style function a series of red circles that intersect and also replace the letter O in the center of the logo design.

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design | Branding

Evolv Design is a Anacortes interior design company and this logo design is representational of the work that an interior designer does in. An interior designer is a professional who prepares, explores, collaborates, and oversees such tasks. Interior design is a diverse occupation that includes conceptual development, area planning, location inspections, programming, analysis, corresponding with the stakeholders of a project, construction supervision, and execution of the design.

logo style done for Advanced Management Solutions, the characters for letter V as well as A in center of the word progressed have actually been customized to link directly into words below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This particular Anacortes logo design assignment was completed for a management specialist that aids business leaders to become more effective at managing people, expectations, and productivity.

A logo layout including a fisherman in the center of the name casting a fly towards 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 lovers the owners of On the Fly realized the market was primed for an outdoor sporting merchant that operates as a consignment company. Whether you are into boating, sportfishing or mountain climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly provides a destination for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all kinds of interests, a spot to market their previously owned items to other sports enthusiasts. I designed their Anacortes business logo dsign utilizing a graphic that garners the attention of vehicles and projects an image that arouses 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 travelers to take notice, hence the picture of a fly fisherman in his natural and peaceful habitat.
Logo design MQ ranches, this logo style has an area incorporated into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms emblem concept wasn’t really developed for an Anacortes regional farm it was really devised for an investments broker, and this business logo was one of multiple which fell underneath the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The objective was to design a graphic that projects confidence, success, and prosperity.
Logo made for the use of an indication for the restaurant (Brewgrrs), it is an elaborate script font that is reminiscent of a popular sports team logo design.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I’ve designed dozens of restaurant business logos 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 believe Brewgrrs was my absolute favorite. Brewgrrs was a great undertaking where I worked closely with the business owner to produce 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 illuminated signage that hung above their doors, and was highly visible and very easy to read from over a block away.