Mountlake-Terrace, Washington Logo Design

Nearly every new Mountlake-Terrace organization knows they require a logo, yet few entrepreneurs fully understand the pivotal role their organization logo can make in their becoming successful, or why one logo design works better than another. A business logo has a critical and lasting effect on the prosperity of a business, go with the correct one and it can make the door swing and phone ring, go with the wrong one and it can be a barrier and a hindrance for the longevity of an organization.

The logos presented in the ImageCo portfolio help Mountlake-Terrace, Washington companies prosper, they are effective in any given scenario and the main reason they are so effective is because they all have these five traits in common.

  1. Simplicity: simple logos don’t demand contemplation, they can be realized in just a look.
  2. Scalability: from business cards to billboards a scalable logo will continue to be legible and equally emotive at every scale.
  3. Versatility: logos that work on any device, in print, on packaging, on a mobile phone, or on a ball cap.
  4. Suitability: they are appropriate, they are personal, and they are suitable for the company they represent.
  5. Relevance: a logo design must be enduring and should feel relevant today, tomorrow, and twenty years from today.

Logo PORTFOLIO Volume 1

Retro logo design of a bike produced for a Mountlake-Terrace, Washington coffee cafe and also a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This fledgling coffee roaster and coffee shop were actually launching in an old part of the area and really wanted to visualize an old-fashioned atmosphere without coming across as uninteresting or low energy. I accomplished each of the jobs by developing a company logo design that includes a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is antiquated, high energy, and is a timeless business image.

clinical logo design with a microscope slide and also germs designed for Mountlake-Terrace, Washington medical facility.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the scientific discipline which researches the root causes and effects of diseases, mainly the branch of healthcare that works with the clinical assessment of samplings of body tissue for diagnostic or forensic purposes.

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

Typically I try not to be excessively literal with a concept and to a degree, this design approaches the company it represents quite literally, but 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 makes it more interesting, more attention grabbing and a lot more memorable.

logo style with a jumping green frog developed for a family fun facility in Mountlake-Terrace, Washington.

Cool Springs | Logo Design | Retail Branding

The Cool Springz Trampoline Park was a really cool 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 types of projects which come my way, I’ve done dozens of logo designs for health care providers, dental offices, and lawyers but Cool Springz is without question the one and only trampoline park which I have ever had the opportunity to work on.

Given that the title of the company features the word springz in its name the apparent choice would have been to feature a some springs into the concept but Cool Springz is a fun destination to go and spring doesn’t actually 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, eventually I landed on a green tree frog and a dimensional treatment of the title itself to provide the logo a much more dynamic high energy mood.

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 believe this is the only time that a logo I came up with was transformed into a mascot when they had an employee costume fashioned to look exactly like my frog design.

photography logo featuring a flock of birds, a hill, a path, a stream, and a tree - developed for Mountlake-Terrace, Washington traveling 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 think it is a niche field because travel photographers tend not to shoot places or things but instead project emotional experiences by means of the photos they record. The idea behind this logo concept was to make use of negative space to convey more than what was visible upon first view, which I think is representative of most professional photographers in that they frequently convey entire stories using 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 often have an emotional resonance that can’t be conveyed with just words. I tried to do something the same to this logo design by utilizing 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 conveyed through the first impression. I think, in hindsight, that my objective was to both brand this photographer with a memorable  Mountlake-Terrace logo design but also to show the depth to her art and in the way that she sees the world through the lens of her camera.

 Mountlake-Terrace logo design with a seagull utilized for the letter A. Designed for a wireless retail service.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The bulk of logo design jobs that I take on I seriously savor 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 client, even though he liked the concept, really did not care for my choice of birds. This particular man genuinely disliked seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, fortunately the rest of his family didn’t share his contempt for this particular kind of sea bird.

When I turn a design over to a client I encourage them to share it with colleagues and family as well as with folks that they don’t actually know so as to get honest viewpoints on the worthiness of a design concept. Fortunately, he discussed 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 … in the end I was able to talk him out of his choice 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 logo understand how vital a logo design is for their business so they are much more invested in the outcome. Every logo design job has it’s share of obstacles, but the most significant obstacle is finding that sweet spot in a design that works really well at the job it’s needed to do in branding a company and also providing the client the identity they see for themselves.

a red panda logo design with bamboo behind-the-scenes, design for Mountlake-Terrace, Washington publication author

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a cramped slice of real estate to work with, yet it is the most essential part of a published book because it is often the first thing a person views in the book store. Regarding a publishing company, it’s the most ideal opportunity that they will ever get to publicize their product and get their logo design in front of the individuals that buy actual books.

This 3 color design is vibrant, colorful and eye-catching and it gives plenty of territory for the title and the author’s name.

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

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines arrive and go nevertheless it seems like that in many instances 1 of the items consumers tend to remember the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a modest startup commuter/shuttle air service based in LA and although I’m not certain it really “took off” their custom logo didn’t ground them. The bookend A’s in their title lent itself well to confering a sense of airline flight and it was certainly a success.

 Mountlake-Terrace logo style used for marketing as well as a tag design for Vintage Case features an antiquated font style.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case specialized in brand-new cases for musical instruments, that appeared to be antique cases. For this business logo design I attempted to come up with a logo that offered a fluid old-fashioned feel to it and could easily be used for everything from a website to an insignia on brand new cases that looked like they were from a different generation.

Logo design produced for an orthodontist in Mountlake-Terrace, Washington, design consist of an arc with lines intersecting via it to indicate steel dental braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dentistry logos can easily be one of the most difficult logo design projects due to the fact that it appears that virtually every dental professional includes a smile, a tooth, a smiling tooth, or a toothy smile in their design. Dental logos are one of the very most cliche ridden careers when it comes to small business marketing, if dining establishments approached their advertising in the same way dental offices do every one of their logos would be a picture explaining something they served, McDonalds would likely include a picture of a potato and a cow.

I recognize the thinking behind including 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 dental professionals logo that litter the branding landscape of the dental care industry.

I really really love doing dentist logos because it challenges me to come up with a design that implies dentistry or a particular area of dental treatment like orthodontics without resorting to the clichéd approach that so many dentists settle on.

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

William McNally logo developed for a family nonprofit, the logo includes 4 personalities startled in height to represent a family unit with in the style.

William McNally | Logo Design | Branding

The William McNally Family Foundation asked ImageCo to help them come up with a brand identity design that would be illustrative of the devotion that William McNally had for the people in his community. Many logos with the name “family” in them tend to contain portrayals of a happy family, a cliche heavy technique to any logo design is to be very literal with regards to what the name says or the industry it represents. I’ve discovered that the best concepts are the ones that are downplayed and don’t hit the viewer on the head with what the business or organization wishes to convey.

The McNally Foundation’s name offered a unique opportunity to do a custom logo design which communicated that they were about families without being openly cheesy about it. The goal of a logo design is to be remembered and recognized and if the designer makes an effort to use the logo to illustrate specifically how people ought to think or feel they don’t understand the goal of a logo. If people have to ponder a logo to understand what it means, it has failed, a logo needs to be instantly comprehended and a logo that explains itself won’t have the opportunity to be understood.

Logo design created for a hair design workshop including a manuscript font a hummingbird and also an implied orchid for the letter O.

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios wanted a business logo which projected a spirit of ease and class for their new hair salon. I came up with a concept which did not go the obvious course of making merely a stylized orchid but rather designed a logo which implied a flower in the pattern of a swirl incorporated in to the letter O in the name and by putting emphasis on the logo design with the figure of a hummingbird floating over the image itself. The obvious path in creating a logo design is in most cases the incorrect course and in this case, the design ended up not being about the orchid but instead put the focus on the emotion that they wanted to transmit to their clients.

Arabian steed logo layout created for an equine ranch that specializes in breeding Arabian program equines.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo created a distinct organization logo concept tailored to manifest the unique physical traits of the Arabian breed of equines. With a distinctive head form and higher tail posture, the Arabian is one of the highly quite easily recognizable horse breeds in the whole world.

Las Coffee shop logo layout a little restaurant, design contains a changed manuscript font style which floats over a team of ornate lines and dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Cafe logo style a little dining establishment, layout consists of a modified manuscript font style which floats over a team of luxuriant lines and also dots.

Logo layout for a software program developer the style features and also famous component 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 unites the computer hardware to the application software. In other words a kernel is {essentially|quite literally a bridge that performs as a bridge between the software and computer hardware.

The logo design I came up with for Smart Kernels was based on an actual bridge that is situated a few miles from the offices of Smart kernels. It’s a logo design that doesn’t attempt to spell out anything to anyone regarding what business they are in or how it relates to their specific location. However, it symbolized something to the owner of the company and in quite a few cases the significance behind a business logo is just as important as how it brands the company it stands for.

Evolve logo style developed for a Mountlake-Terrace, Washington interior designer, design feature a collection of red circles that intersect as well as change the letter O in the center of the logo style.

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design | Branding

Evolv Design is a Mountlake-Terrace, Washington interior design company and this logo design is representational of the work that an interior designer does in. An interior designer is someone who plans, researches, coordinates, and manages such projects. Interior design is a diverse occupation that consists of conceptual development, space planning, site assessments, programming, research, interacting with the stakeholders of a project, building and construction supervision, and implementation of the design.

logo style provided for Advanced Management Solutions, the personalities for letter V and also A in center of words progressed have been changed to tie directly into words listed below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This Mountlake-Terrace, Washington logo design project was performed for a leadership expert that assists business professionals to become more successful at managing people, expectations, and profitability.
A logo design featuring an angler in the middle of the name casting a fly towards the audience.

On The Fly | Logo Design | Retail Branding

With companies such as Cabelas and Bass Pros raking in over 7 billion a year retailing supplies and equipment to outdoor sporting lovers the founders of On the Fly knew the market was primed for an outdoor sporting retailer that operates as a consignment company. Whether you are into boating, angling or rock climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly presents a location for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all sorts of interests, a spot to sell their used items to other sports enthusiasts. I tailored their Mountlake-Terrace logo design dsign utilizing an illustration which grabs the attention of traffic and sends an image that wakens 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 commuters to take notice, hence the illustration of a fly fisherman in his natural and serene habitat.
Logo style MQ farms, this logo design has a field incorporated right into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms business logo design wasn’t actually designed for an Mountlake-Terrace, Washington regional farm it was in reality devised for a commodities broker, and this logo was one of a handful of which fell under the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The objective was to produce a brand mark that projected trust, success, and luxury.

 Mountlake-Terrace Logo design for a nonprofit, Transforming Point Solutions - the logo design feature for ostensibly dealing with arrowhead and the arrowheads indicate that it is a diamond form.

Turning Point Foundation | Logo Design

The Turning Point Foundation was totally open to what type of logo design that they wanted, this can be a good thing or a bad thing. Good in that it provides a designer the liberty to explore any idea that comes to mind, bad in that it’s tricky to hit a bullseye without understanding where the target is. Fortunately, in this case, I hit a bullseye with the first shot.

Logo created for the use of an indication for the dining establishment (Brewgrrs), it is an elaborate manuscript font that is reminiscent of a popular sporting activities group logo design.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I’ve created quite a lot of restaurant custom logo designs and business 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 cool project in which I worked closely with the business owner to produce a business logo that worked really well and did a great job to brand them, it worked on everything on everything from coasters, and tap handles all the way to the illuminated sign which hung above their doors, and was highly visible and very easy to read from over a block away.