Issaquah Logo Design

Virtually every new Issaquah company knows they are in need of a logo, but few entrepreneurs fully comprehend the vital role their organization logo can play in their success, or why one business logo performs far better than another. A business logo has an instant and sustaining effect on the financial success of a company, select the correct one and it will make the door swing and cash register ring, go with the incorrect one and it will be a barrier and an impediment for the life span of a business. The logos featured in the ImageCo portfolio help Issaquah businesses succeed, they are effective in any given situation and the reason why they are so effective is because they all have these five things in common.
  1. Simplicity: simple logos do not require contemplation, they can be understood in just a look.
  2. Scalability: from business cards to signboards a scalable logo will continue to be legible and just as emotive at any size.
  3. Versatility: logos that function on any type of device, in print, on product packaging, on a mobile phone, or on a ball-cap.
  4. Suitability: they are appropriate, they are unique, and they are suitable for the company they stand for.
  5. Relevance: a business logo must be lasting and will feel relevant today, tomorrow, and 20 years from today.

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

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This fledgling coffee roaster and coffee shop were opening in an older part of the area and hoped to project a nostalgic atmosphere without coming across as boring or low energy. I accomplished each of the tasks by developing a custom logo design that incorporates a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is antiquated, higher energy, and is a timeless business image.

medical logo style with a microscopic lense slide and germs developed for Issaquah medical center.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the scientific discipline which researches the causes and consequences of diseases, especially the field of medicine which deals with the clinical examination of samples of human body cellular material for diagnostic or forensic reasons.

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

Generally I try not to be excessively literal with a design and to a point, this design approaches the company it serves rather literally, yet 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 a lot more memorable.

logo layout with a leaping environment-friendly frog created for a family fun facility in Issaquah.

Cool Springz | Logo Design | Retail Branding

The Cool Springz Trampoline Park was a very cool project to work on, probably because a trampoline park is all about fun. It’s additionally a project that is way out of the usual of the types of jobs which come my way, I’ve produced dozens of logo designs for health care providers, dental practices, and lawyers but Cool Springz is without question the only trampoline park that I have ever gotten the privilege to work on.

Given that the name of the company has the word springz in its name the obvious choice would have been to integrate a couple of springs into the concept but Cool Springz is a fun location to go and spring doesn’t really resonate an environment 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, ultimately I landed on a green tree frog and a dimensional treatment of the name itself to provide the logo a much more lively high energy impression.

In the end, Cool Springz ended up loving my concept and named the frog Jax and included him in to everything they used for promotion 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 an employee costume fabricated to look just like my frog design.

digital photography logo design including a group of birds, a mountain, a route, a stream, as well as a tree - created for Issaquah travel digital photographer.

Travel Don’t Wander | Logo Design | Website Design

Travel Don’t Wander was a custom logo design job I took on for a travel photographer, which is a fairly niche field of photography and I believe it is a niche profession because travel photographers don’t capture places or things but rather communicate emotional journeys by means of the photos they capture. The idea behind this logo composition was to use negative space to reveal more than what was visible upon initial view, which I think is representative of most good photographers in that they oftentimes convey whole stories through their photography.

It’s said that a picture is worth a 1000 words but I think that some photographs convey considerably more than that because their photos frequently have an emotional resonance that can’t be revealed with just words. I tried to do something the same to this logo by making use of 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 conveyed through the first impression. I think, in hindsight, that my objective was to both brand this photographer with a memorable  Issaquah logo design but also to show the depth to her work and in the way that she views the world through the lens of her camera.

 Issaquah logo style with a seagull used for the letter A. Designed for a cordless retail business.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The majority of business logo design projects that I take on I honestly take pleasure in and the Coastal Wireless design 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 silhouette as a stroke in the character A but my client, while he liked the concept, really did not care for my choice of birds. This guy genuinely disliked seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, luckily the rest of his family members did not share his scorn for this particular breed of sea bird.

When I turn a concept over to a client I urge all of them to share it with friends and family as well as with other people that they don’t even know so as to get impartial judgements on the worthiness of a design. Fortunately, he discussed 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 incorporate every other seabird he could think of … in the end I was able to talk him out of his choice of a pelican and he proceeded with the original concept.

Logo designs are a weird animal in the design world because the people that tend to hire an expert to create their logo recognize how essential a logo design is for their business so they are way more invested in the end result. Every logo design project has it’s allotment of difficulties, however the largest obstacle is identifying that sweet spot in a design that works really well at the task it’s needed to do in branding a company and also giving the client the identity they see for themselves.

a red panda logo style with bamboo in the background, style for Issaquah publication publisher

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a slender segment of real estate to work with, but it really is the most essential part of a printed book because it is ordinarily the primary thing a person views in the book shop. With respect to a publisher, it’s the best 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 territory for the title and the author’s name.

Air LA logo designed for an airline in Los Angeles, the logo design has 2 letter A's with benches customized to indicate they are wings.

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines come and go nevertheless it seems like that in many instances one of the traits consumers usually tend to recall the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a smaller fledgling commuter/shuttle airline located in LA and although I’m not sure it really “took off” their organization logo didn’t ground them. The bookend A’s in their brand lent itself well to imparting a feeling of air travel and it was surely a winner.

 Issaquah logo design utilized for marketing and a label layout for Vintage Case features an antiquated font style.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case specialized in new cases for music instruments, that seemed to be vintage cases. For this brand concept I strove to come up with a logo that possessed 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 point in time.

Logo created for an orthodontist in Issaquah, layout include an arc with lines converging via it to indicate steel braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dental logo designs can easily be one of the most difficult logo projects due to the fact that it appears that almost every dental professional integrates a smile, a tooth, a smiling tooth, or a toothy smile in their design. Dentistry logo designs are one of the most cliche ridden fields when it comes to company branding, if restaurants approached their advertising in the same way dental practices do every one of their logo designs would be a picture explaining anything they served, McDonalds would most likely include a picture of a potato and a cow.

I understand the thinking behind adding an image of something mouth associated 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 dentistry profession.

I really love doing dentistry business logos simply because it challenges me to come up with a design that implies the field of dentistry or a certain area of dentistry like orthodontics without resorting to the stereotypical solution that so many dentists settle on.

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

William McNally logo design created for a family members nonprofit, the logo design includes 4 personalities startled in elevation to represent 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 logo design that would be depictive of the love that William McNally had for the residents in his community. Many logos with the name “family” in them tend to contain pictures of a happy family, a cliche heavy approach 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 understated and don’t hit the viewer on the head with what the company or organization hopes to convey.

The McNally Foundation’s name offered a unique opportunity to do a logo that communicated that they were about families without being openly tacky about it. The intention of a logo design is to be remembered and recognized and if the designer attempts to use the logo design to describe specifically how people ought to think or feel they don’t understand the goal 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 instantly understood and a logo design that explains itself won’t have the chance to be comprehended.

Logo layout developed for a hair style workshop 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 company logo that conveyed a feeling of relaxation and elegance for their new hair salon. I created a design that did not go the obvious direction of designing just a stylized orchid but instead created a logo that implied an orchid in the pattern of a swirl blended in to the letter O in the name and by placing emphasis on the logo design with the silhouette of a hummingbird floating above the image itself. The obvious path in creating a logo is more often than not the wrong course and in this case, the design ended up not being about the orchid but instead placed the attention on the perception that they wanted to project to their clients.

Arabian horse logo design developed for a steed ranch that concentrates on breeding Arabian show horses.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo designed a unique brand design tailored to epitomize the unique physical traits of the Arabian breed of equines. With an unique head shape and high tail carriage, the Arabian is one of the highly easily identifiable horse types in the whole world.

Las Cafe logo design a small restaurant, design includes a modified manuscript font which floats over a team of elaborate lines as well as dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Coffee shop logo style a little dining establishment, layout consists of a changed script font which hovers above a team of elaborate lines and also dots.

Logo style for a software application designer the style attributes and also legendary element of a bridge to the left of the name.

Smart Kernels | Logo Design

A kernel is the principal part of an operating system (OS). Traditionally, the kernel is responsible for memory management, process and task management, 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 operates as a connection between the software program and 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 regarding to what business they are in or how it relates to their specific location. But it symbolized something to the owner of the business and in quite a few cases the significance behind a logo is just as important as how it serves the organization it represents.

Evolve logo layout created for a Issaquah interior designer, style attribute a collection of red circles that intersect and change the letter O in the middle of the logo layout.

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design | Branding

Evolv Design is a Issaquah 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, researches, collaborates, and manages such projects. Interior design is a diverse profession that includes conceptual development, space planning, site assessments, programming, investigation, corresponding with the stakeholders of a project, building and construction management, and execution of the design.

logo design done for Advanced Management Solutions, the characters for letter V as well as A in middle of the word advanced have been changed to link straight right into the words below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This Issaquah logo design job was carried out for a leadership expert that helps business professionals to become more efficient at managing people, expectations, and profitability.

A logo design featuring an angler in the center of the name casting a fly in the direction of the visitor.

On The Fly | Logo Design | Retail Branding

With brand names like Cabelas and Bass Pros raking in over 7 billion a year retailing supplies and equipment to outdoor sporting enthusiasts the owners of On the Fly knew the market place was ready for an outdoor sporting store that functions as a consignment firm. Whether you are into boating, angling or mountain climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly provides a place for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all sorts of passions, a spot to sell off their pre-owned goods to other sports enthusiasts. I tailored their Issaquah logo design dsign using an image that pulls in the attention of traffic and projects an image that arouses the enthusiasm of the outdoors. With traffic that averages 45 mph I realized it would take more than the typical logo/sign to get travelers to take notice, hence the illustration of a fly fisherman in his natural and tranquil habitat.
Logo style MQ ranches, this logo design has an area included right into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms emblem concept wasn’t actually created for an Issaquah regional farm it was in reality created for an investments broker, and this particular trademark was one of a handful of which fell under the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The objective was actually to generate a graphic that projected self-assurance, financial success, and opulence.
Logo design developed for using an indicator for the restaurant (Brewgrrs), it is an elaborate manuscript font style that is similar to a famous sports group logo.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I’ve crafted 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 absolute favorite. Brewgrrs was a cool project where I worked closely with the business owner to produce a logo which 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 which hung above their doors, and was highly visible and very legible from over a block away.