Kirkland Logo Design

Virtually every new Kirkland venture understands that they require a logo, but few entrepreneurs entirely understand the pivotal role their logo will perform in their success, or precisely why one business logo functions far better than another. A company logo has a critical and sustaining influence on the success of a business, choose the right one and it will make the door swing and phone ring, go with the wrong one and it will be a barrier and a hindrance for the longevity of a company. The logos featured in the ImageCo portfolio help Kirkland companies prosper, they are effective in any given circumstance and the reason they are so effective is that they all have these 5 features in common.
  1. Simplicity: simple logo designs do not require contemplation, they can be understood in just a glimpse.
  2. Scalability: from business cards to posters a scalable logo will remain legible and just as emotive at virtually any scale.
  3. Versatility: logos that work 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 represent.
  5. Relevance: a logo design must be timeless and will feel relevant today, tomorrow, and 20 years from now.

Retro logo style of a bicycle developed for a Kirkland coffee cafe and also a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This fledgling coffee roaster and coffee shop were opening in an old part of the town and wished to visualize a retro vibe without appearing as uninteresting or low energy. I accomplished each of the tasks via developing a company logo design that uses a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is antiquated, higher energy, and is a enduring business image.

clinical logo design with a microscopic lense slide and bacteria developed for Kirkland medical center.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the science that analyzes the causes and consequences of diseases, mainly the branch of medicine which works with the clinical assessment of specimens of body tissue for diagnostic or forensic reasons.

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

Normally I attempt not to be overly literal with a concept and to a point, this design approaches the company it represents very 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 enhancement to the name that makes it more intriguing, more attention grabbing and even more memorable.

logo design with a jumping environment-friendly frog created for a family fun facility in Kirkland.

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 also a project that is way out of the usual of the sorts of jobs which come my way, I’ve done dozens of logo designs for physicians, dentists, and attorneys but Cool Springz is without question the one and only trampoline park that I have actually ever gotten the privilege to work on.

Given that the full name of the company features 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 place to go and spring doesn’t actually reflect 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 title itself to provide the logo a more dynamic high energy impression.

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

digital photography logo including a flock of birds, a mountain, a path, a stream, as well as a tree - developed for Kirkland traveling professional photographer.

Travel Don’t Wander | Logo Design | Website Design

Travel Don’t Wander was a logo project I took on for a travel photographer, which is a fairly niche field of photography and I think it is a niche sector because travel photographers don’t capture locations or things but rather communicate emotional experiences through the images they record. The idea behind this logo composition was to make use of negative space to project more than what was visible upon initial glance, which I think is quintessential of almost all professional photographers in that they often tell whole stories through 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 often have an emotional fullness that can’t be revealed with mere words. I attempted to do something very similar to this logo design 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 communicated through the first impression. I think, in looking back, that my objective was to both brand this photographer with a memorable  Kirkland logo but also to reveal the depth in her art and in the way that she views the world through the lens of her camera.

 Kirkland logo design with a seagull utilized for the letter A. Designed for a cordless retail organisation.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The majority of business logo design jobs that I take on I honestly take pleasure in and the Coastal Wireless assignment was one that I certainly felt good about, but the client 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 letter A but my client, while he loved the concept, didn’t care for my choice of birds. This guy seriously disliked seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, fortunately the rest of his family members did not share his hatred for this particular kind of sea bird.

When I turn a design over to a client I urge all of them to share it with friends and colleagues and family as well as with individuals that they don’t even know so as to get unprejudiced judgements on the worthiness of a design. Fortunately, he shared it with his family members 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 insert 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 design.

Logos are a strange creature in the design world given that the people that have a tendency to hire a professional to design their logo design recognize how vital a logo design is for their company so they are way more vested in the outcome. Every logo job has it’s allotment of hurdles, however the most significant obstacle is finding that sweet spot in a design that works really well at the task it’s needed to do in branding a business and also giving the client the identity they see for themselves.

a red panda logo style with bamboo in the background, style for Kirkland book author

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a cramped parcel of real estate to work with, yet it really is the most vital part of a published book due to the fact that it is ordinarily the first thing a person sees in the book shop. With regard to a publisher, it’s the best opportunity that they will ever have to publicize their label and get their logo design in front of the men and women that purchase actual books.

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

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

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines come and depart nevertheless it looks like that in many cases one of the items people usually tend to recall the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a modest fledgling commuter/shuttle air service located in LA and while I’m not certain it actually “took off” their logo design didn’t ground them. The bookend A’s in their title lent itself well to conferring a spirit of flight and it was surely a winner.

 Kirkland logo style made use of for advertising and marketing and a label layout for Vintage Situation includes an antiquated font layout.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case specialized in new cases for music instruments, which appeared to be antique cases. For this brand design I strove to come up with a logo that had a fluid old style feel to it and could be utilized for every thing from a web site to a label on brand new cases that seemed like they were from another generation.

Logo design developed for an orthodontist in Kirkland, design include an arc with lines converging with it to indicate metal dental braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dental logos can be one of the most difficult logo jobs due to the fact that it appears 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 careers when it comes to business marketing, if dining establishments approached their advertising in the very same way dentists do every one of their logo designs would definitely be a picture explaining something they served, McDonalds would probably have a picture of a potato and a cow.

I recognize the thinking behind incorporating an image of something mouth associated 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 industry.

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

Kujak Orthodontics provided such an opportunity and inevitably I created a design 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 design. When I turned this concept over to the client the only smile that was obvious was the smile on Dr. Kujak’s face.

William McNally logo made for a family not-for-profit, the logo features 4 characters surprised in height to stand for a family with in the layout.

William McNally | Logo Design | Branding

The William McNally Family Foundation contacted ImageCo to help them come up with a logo that would be depictive of the devotion that William McNally had for the folks 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 overly literal about what the name says or the industry it represents. I’ve found that the best concepts are the ones that are downplayed and never hit the viewer on the head with what the business or institution wishes to communicate.

The McNally Foundation’s name offered a unique opportunity to do a logo which communicated that they were about families without being overtly tacky about it. The aim of a logo design is to be remembered and recognized and if the designer makes an effort to use the logo design to describe precisely how individuals should think or feel they don’t understand the purpose of a logo. If you have to consider a logo to understand what it means, it has fallen short, a logo needs to be immediately comprehended and a logo that describes itself won’t have the chance to be comprehended.

Logo style created for a hair design workshop featuring a script font a hummingbird and also a suggested orchid for the letter O.

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios wanted a logo design that communicated a sense of peace and connection for their new hair salon. I came up with a concept that did not go the obvious route of crafting merely a stylized orchid but alternatively delivered a logo which suggested a flower in the pattern of a swirl featured in to the letter O in the name and by putting emphasis on the concept with the silhouette of a hummingbird floating over the logo itself. The obvious path in creating a logo is generally the wrong course and in this case, the design ended up not being about the orchid but instead placed the emphasis on the emotion that they really wanted to forecast to their patrons.

Arabian horse logo style developed for an equine ranch that specializes in breeding Arabian show equines.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo developed an original custom logo design fashioned to illustrate the unique physical traits of the Arabian type of equines. With a different head form and high tail carriage, the Arabian is one of the highly immediately recognizable equine breeds in the whole world.

Las Cafe logo layout a small restaurant, style consists of a changed script typeface which hovers over a team of luxuriant lines as well as dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Coffee shop logo style a little dining establishment, style consists of a customized script font style which hovers over a team of ornate lines and also dots.

Logo design for a software designer the layout attributes and legendary aspect of a bridge to the left of the name.

Smart Kernels | Logo Design

A kernel is the central part of an operating system (OS). Traditionally, the kernel is responsible for memory administration, process and task control, and drive management. The kernel links the system hardware to the application software. In other words a kernel is {essentially|quite literally a bridge that functions as a connection between the software program and computer hardware.

The business logo I came up with for Smart Kernels was based on an actual bridge that is located a number of miles from the offices of Smart kernels. It’s a logo design that doesn’t attempt to point out anything to anyone about what business they are in or how it relates to their specific location. Nevertheless it symbolized something to the business owner of the business and in many cases the significance supporting a logo is just as important as how it brands the company it represents.

Develop logo layout developed for a Kirkland interior developer, design function a collection of red circles that intersect as well as replace the letter O in the middle of the logo layout.

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design | Branding

Evolv Design is a Kirkland 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 organizes, investigates, collaborates, and oversees such ventures. Interior design is a multifaceted profession that consists of conceptual development, space planning, location inspections, programming, analysis, corresponding with the stakeholders of a project, building and construction supervision, and implementation of the design.

logo design done for Advanced Leadership Solutions, the personalities for letter V and A in center of words advanced have been changed to connect straight right into words below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This particular Kirkland logo design job was done for a leadership coach that helps business leaders to become more effective at handling people, expectations, and productivity.

A logo style including an angler in the middle of the name casting a fly in the direction of the customer.

On The Fly | Logo Design | Retail Branding

With brands such as Cabelas and Bass Pros raking in over 7 billion a year selling goods and equipment to outdoor sporting fans the owners of On the Fly realized the market place was primed for an outdoor sporting store that operates as a consignment company. Whether or not you are into boating, angling or rock climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly provides a venue for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all sorts of passions, a location to sell off their used items to other sports enthusiasts. I created their Kirkland logo design dsign utilizing an illustration which garners the attention of vehicles and sends an image that arouses the passion of the outdoors. With visitor traffic that averages forty five mph I realized 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 calm habitat.
Logo style MQ ranches, this logo layout has actually a field incorporated into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms company logo concept wasn’t actually composed for an Kirkland area farm it was actually created for a commodities broker, and this particular trademark was one of a handful of that fell under the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The aim was to create a graphic that projected esteem, effectiveness, and prosperity.
Logo design created for using a sign for the restaurant (Brewgrrs), it is an ornate manuscript font style that is reminiscent of a renowned sporting activities team logo.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I have created dozens of restaurant logo designs and establishment signs for restaurants, diners, sports bars, night clubs, dining establishments|eateries} all over the USA, from cupcake bakeshops to pizza parlors and oyster bars, out of all of them I believe Brewgrrs was my absolute favorite. Brewgrrs was a great project in which I worked closely with the business owner to produce a logo 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 which hung over their doors, and was highly visible and very legible from over a block away.