Bellingham Logo Design

Nearly every new Bellingham venture knows they are in need of a logo, yet few entrepreneurs fully recognize the essential role their company logo will take in their success, or exactly why one business logo functions far better than another. A logo design has an immediate and long term impact on the financial success of a business, choose the correct one and it can make the door swing and phone ring, go with the wrong one and it will be a barrier and a hindrance for the life of an organization. The logos presented in the ImageCo portfolio help Bellingham businesses succeed, they are effective in any given circumstance and the main reason they are so effective is that they all have these five things in common.
  1. Simplicity: simple logos don’t require consideration, they can be grasped in merely a look.
  2. Scalability: from business cards to signboards a scalable logo design will stay legible and equally emotive at virtually any scale.
  3. Versatility: logos that operate on any sort of device, in print, on 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 company logo needs to be ageless and will feel relevant today, tomorrow, and twenty five years from today.

Retro logo style of a bicycle produced for a Bellingham coffee cafe as well as a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This fledgling coffee roaster and cafe were actually opening up in an older part of the area and wished to visualize an old-fashioned feel without appearing as boring or low energy. I achieved both tasks by means of developing a symbol design that features a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is antiquated, higher energy, and is a enduring business image.

clinical logo style with a microscope slide and germs developed for Bellingham clinical clinic.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the science which examines the root causes and effects of diseases, mainly the branch of medicine which works with the laboratory examination of samples of human body tissue for diagnostic or forensic objectives.

The Mid-Valley Pathology brand I came up with is really the only instance I remember in which I was able to incorporate a bacteria-laden microscope slide into a logo design.

Usually I try not to be overly literal with a design and to a point, this specific design approaches the company it represents fairly literally, but 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 brand that makes it more captivating, more attention grabbing and even more memorable.

logo style with a leaping environment-friendly frog designed for a household enjoyable facility in Bellingham.

Cool Springz | Logo Design | Retail Branding

The Cool Springz Trampoline Park was a really cool project to work on, probably because a trampoline park is all about fun. It’s also a project that is way out of the norm of the kinds of jobs which come my way, I’ve done dozens of logo designs for physicians, dental offices, and legal professionals but Cool Springz is without question the only trampoline park which I have actually ever gotten the opportunity to work on.

Given that the name of the company has the word springz in its name the apparent choice would have been to integrate a handful of springs into the concept but Cool Springz is a fun destination 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, in the end I landed on a green tree frog and a dimensional treatment of the title itself to give the logo a much more dynamic 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 used for marketing. I also believe this is the only time that a logo I created was made into a mascot when they had an employee costume fabricated to look just like my frog design.

photography logo including a group of birds, a mountain, a path, a stream, and a tree - made for Bellingham travel digital 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 because travel photographers don’t shoot places or things but rather convey emotional journeys by means of the images they capture. The idea behind this logo design was to make use of negative space to communicate more than what was visible upon initial view, which I think is representative of the majority of good photographers in that they often tell entire stories using their photography.

It’s said that a picture is worth a thousand words but I think that some photographs convey a great deal more than that because their photos often have an emotional resonance that can’t be revealed with mere words. I made an effort to do something comparable to this logo by using 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 goal was to both brand this photographer with a memorable  Bellingham logo design but also to show the depth of her art and in the way that she views the world through the lens of her camera.

 Bellingham logo design with a seagull used for the letter A. Designed for a cordless retail business.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The majority of custom logo design jobs that I take on I truly enjoy and the Coastal Wireless project was one that I really felt good about, but the customer didn’t quite share my excitement for it. I felt really good about the idea of using the seagull shape as a stroke in the character A however the customer, even though he loved the concept, didn’t care for my choice of birds. This particular guy seriously despised seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, luckily the rest of his friends and family didn’t share his aversion for this particular variety of sea bird.

When I turn a concept over to a customer I encourage all of them to discuss it with friends and colleagues and family as well as with other people that they don’t actually know so as to get unprejudiced assessments on the merit of a design concept. Fortunately, he shared it with his family members and they really liked the concept and were able to persuade him and get him to sign off on it, but not before he worked me over to incorporate 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 went with the original design.

Custom logo designs are a strange animal in the design world because the people that have a tendency to hire an expert to create their logo design understand how important a logo is for their company so they are much more vested in the final result. Every logo design project has it’s portion of challenges, but the most significant obstacle is identifying that sweet spot in a design that functions really well at the job it’s required to do in branding a business and also providing the client the identity they see for themselves.

a red panda logo design with bamboo in the background, design for Bellingham book author

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a slender slice of real estate to work with, nevertheless it really is the most vital part of a printed book due to the fact that it is ordinarily the very first thing a person sees in the book shop. Concerning a publishing company, it’s the opportunity that they will likely ever get to publicize their label and get their logo design in front of the people that buy actual books.

This 3 color design is vivid, colorful and eye-catching and it leaves plenty of room for the title and the author’s name.

Air LA logo developed for an airline company in Los Angeles, the logo has 2 letter A's with benches modified to imply they are wings.

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines arrive and depart but it looks like that in many instances 1 of the aspects consumers usually tend to recall the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a small start-up commuter/shuttle airline based in LA and while I’m not certain it really “took off” their organization logo didn’t slow them. The bookend A’s in their brand lent itself well to conferring a feeling of flight and it was certainly a winner.

 Bellingham logo layout made use of for marketing and a label style for Vintage Situation includes an archaic font style style.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case specialized in brand-new cases for music instruments, which looked to be vintage cases. For this logo concept I attempted to come up with a logo that provided a fluid retro feel to it and could easily be utilized for anything from a website to an insignia on brand new cases that seemed like they were from a different point in time.

Logo produced for an orthodontist in Bellingham, design consist of an arc with lines converging through it to indicate steel dental braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dental care business logos can be one of the most challenging and difficult logo design jobs because it appears that virtually every dentist incorporates 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 advertising, if restaurants approached their advertising in the exact same way dental offices do every one of their logos would be a picture trying to explain anything they served, McDonalds would probably contain an image of a potato and a cow.

I recognize the thinking behind adding an image of something mouth related to a dentist’s logo but it has to be done 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 dental care logos because it challenges me to come up with a design that implies dentistry or a particular field of dentistry like orthodontics without resorting to the stereotypical solution that so many dentists settle on.

Kujak Orthodontics delivered such an opportunity and subsequently I created a design that doesn’t have a solitary smile or a tooth in it, but even though they aren’t obvious, they are still suggested in the design. When I turned this particular design over to the client the only smile that was apparent was really the smile on Dr. Kujak’s face.

William McNally logo developed for a family not-for-profit, the logo design includes 4 personalities surprised in height to stand for a family unit with in the design.

William McNally | Logo Design | Branding

The William McNally Family Foundation asked ImageCo to help them come up with a custom logo design that would be illustrative of the devotion that William McNally had for the residents in his city. 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 discovered that the best concepts are the ones that are downplayed and never hit the viewer on the head with what the company or institution wishes to relate.

The McNally Foundation’s name provided a distinct opportunity to do a custom logo design which communicated that they were about families without being openly corny about it. The aim of a logo design is to be remembered and recognized and if the designer attempts to use the logo design to explain specifically how individuals should think or feel they don’t understand the purpose of a logo. If viewers have to consider a logo design to understand what it means, it has been in vain, a logo needs to be immediately comprehended and a logo that describes itself will never have the chance to be comprehended.

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

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios needed a business logo which related a sense of serenity and connection for their new hair salon. I came up with a concept which didn’t go the obvious direction of designing simply a stylized orchid but rather delivered a logo design that implied an orchid in the formation of a swirl incorporated in to the letter O in the name and by putting attention on the concept along with the silhouette of a hummingbird hovering over the logo design itself. The obvious path in creating a logo is generally the incorrect route and in this case, the design ended up not being about the orchid but instead placed the main focus on the perception that they wanted to transmit to their patrons.

Arabian steed logo design developed for an equine ranch that focuses on reproducing Arabian program equines.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo created an original logotype design customized to symbolize the unique physical traits of the Arabian pedigree of equines. By having an unique head shape and very high tail carriage, the Arabian is one of the very most immediately identifiable equine lineages in the whole world.

Las Cafe logo style a little restaurant, layout consists of a customized script typeface which hovers above a group of elaborate lines and also dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Cafe logo layout a small dining establishment, layout includes a changed manuscript typeface which hovers over a team of ornate lines and dots.

Logo design for a software designer the layout attributes as well as renowned 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). Generally, the kernel is responsible for memory management, process and task control, and drive managing. The kernel attaches the system hardware to the application software. In other words a kernel is {essentially|quite literally a bridge that performs as a bridge in between the software and computer hardware.

The logo design I came up with for Smart Kernels was based on an actual bridge that is located a few miles from the business offices of Smart kernels. It’s a logo design that doesn’t attempt to describe anything to anyone regarding what business they are in or how it relates to their specific location. Nevertheless it represented something to the business owner of the business and in quite a few cases the substance supporting a logo is equally as important as how it serves the business it represents.

Evolve logo style produced for a Bellingham interior designer, style attribute a collection of red circles that intersect as well as replace the letter O in the center of the logo style.

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design | Branding

Evolv Design is a Bellingham 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 plans, researches, collaborates, and manages such ventures. Interior design is a diverse occupation that includes conceptual development, area planning, location inspections, programming, investigation, communicating with the stakeholders of a project, building and construction management, and implementation of the design.

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

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This Bellingham logo design job was completed for a leadership expert that aids business professionals to develop into more effective at supervising people, expectations, and profitability.

A logo layout featuring an angler in the middle of the name casting a fly in the direction of the viewer.

On The Fly | Logo Design | Retail Branding

With brands like Cabelas and Bass Pros raking in more than 7 billion a year retailing goods and equipment to outdoor sporting fans the founders of On the Fly realized the market place was ready for an outdoor sporting store that operates as a consignment company. Whether you are into boating, fishing or mountain climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly presents a location for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all kinds of interests, a place to sell their used goods to other sports enthusiasts. I designed their Bellingham logo design dsign utilizing a graphic that garners the interest of vehicles and sends an image that invokes the passion 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 picture of a fly fisherman in his natural and peaceful habitat.
Logo style MQ farms, this logo design has a field incorporated into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms emblem design wasn’t actually created for an Bellingham regional farm it was in reality developed for a products broker, and this creative logo was one of multiple which fell underneath the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The objective was to develop a graphic that projects esteem, financial success, and opulence.
Logo design created for using a sign for the dining establishment (Brewgrrs), it is an elaborate script typeface that is evocative a well-known sports team logo.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I have created loads of restaurant custom logo designs and business signs for restaurants, diners, sports bars, night clubs, dining establishments|eateries} all over the United States, from cupcake pastry 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 directly with the business owner to create 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 sign that hung over their doors, and was highly visible and very easy to read from over a block away.