Mukilteo, Washington Logo Design

Each and every new Mukilteo business realizes that they require a logo, yet few new business owners fully understand the pivotal role their company logo can take in their success, or the reason that one logo performs far better than another. A company logo has an immediate and long-term influence on the growth of a company, pick the right one and it will make the door swing and cash register ring, go with the incorrect one and it will be an obstacle and an impediment for the life of a business.

The logos presented in the ImageCo portfolio help Mukilteo, Washington businesses prosper, they are effective in any given situation and the main reason they are so effective is because they all have these 5 traits in common.

  1. Simplicity: simple logo designs don’t require consideration, they can be understood in just a glimpse.
  2. Scalability: from business cards to billboards a scalable logo design will continue to be legible and just as emotive at every dimension.
  3. Versatility: logos that work 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 exclusive, and they are suitable for the enterprise they stand for.
  5. Relevance: a company logo must be ageless and should feel as relevant today, tomorrow, and twenty years from now.
Retro logo layout of a bicycle produced for a Mukilteo, Washington coffee cafe and a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This startup coffee roaster and coffee bar were actually launching in an older part of town and wanted to impart a retro feel without coming across as stodgy or low energy. I fulfilled both of these jobs by means of designing a sign concept that contains a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is old-fashioned, high energy, and is an ageless business image.

medical logo style with a microscopic lense slide and bacteria created for Mukilteo, Washington medical facility.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the scientific discipline that analyzes the root causes and outcomes of diseases, mainly the field of medicine which works with the laboratory evaluation of samples of body tissue for diagnostic or forensic objectives.

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

Usually I attempt not to be extremely literal with a design and to a degree, this design approaches the company it serves very 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 a description of what Mid-Valley Pathology does so much as acts as an enhancement to the name that makes it more appealing, more interest grabbing and a lot more memorable.

logo design with a jumping eco-friendly frog developed for a family fun facility in Mukilteo, Washington.

Cool Springz | Logo Design | Retail Branding

The Cool Springz Trampoline Park was a very 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 norm of the kinds of jobs that come my way, I’ve produced dozens of logo designs for physicians, dental professionals, and attorneys but Cool Springz is without question the only trampoline park which I have actually ever had the opportunity to work on.

Given that the title of the business features the word springz in its name the obvious choice would have been to feature 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 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 give the logo a more dynamic high energy impression.

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

digital photography logo design featuring a group of birds, a hill, a route, a stream, and also a tree - designed for Mukilteo, Washington traveling 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 pretty specialized field of photography and I think it is a niche field because travel photographers tend not to shoot locations or things but instead communicate emotional experiences by means of the photos they record. The idea behind this logo design was to utilize negative space to communicate more than what was visible upon initial view, which I think is quintessential of almost all good photographers in that they often share entire stories using their photography.

It’s said that a picture is worth a 1000 words but I think that some photographs convey a great deal more than that because their photos frequently have an emotional resonance which can’t be communicated with mere words. I made an effort to do something comparable 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 hindsight, that my goal was to both brand this photographer with a memorable  Mukilteo logo but also to illustrate the depth in her work and in the way that she views the world through the lens of her camera.

 Mukilteo logo design with a seagull made use of for the letter A. Designed for a cordless retail service.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The bulk of logo design projects that I take on I truly take pleasure in and the Coastal Wireless design 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 concept of using the seagull silhouette as a stroke in the letter A but the client, even though he liked the concept, didn’t care for my choice of birds. This man seriously hated seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, luckily the rest of his family didn’t share his scorn for this specific breed of sea bird.

When I turn a design over to a client I urge all of them to talk about it with friends and colleagues and family members as well as with other people that they don’t even know so as to get unbiased judgements on the benefit of a concept. Fortunately, he discussed it with his whole family and they loved the design and were able to persuade 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 … eventually I was able to talk him out of his choice of a pelican and he went with the original concept.

Logos are a strange creature in the design world given that the people that are inclined to hire an expert to design their business logo recognize how vital a logo is for their company so they are way more vested in the end result. Every logo design project possesses it’s portion of obstacles, but the largest challenge is finding that sweet spot in a design that works really well at the task it’s required to do in branding a business and also providing the customer the image they see for themselves.

a red panda logo style with bamboo in the background, design for Mukilteo, Washington book publisher

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a slender piece of real estate to work with, however it is the most essential part of a printed book since it is in most cases the first thing a person views in the book shop. With regard to a publisher, it’s the optimal opportunity that they will ever have to publicize their label and get their logo design in front of the people that shop for actual books.

This three color design is vibrant, picturesque and eye-catching and it gives plenty of room for the title and the author’s name.

Air LA logo design designed for an airline company in Los Angeles, the logo has 2 letter A's with the bars changed to imply they are wings.

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines arrive and go however it looks like that in many cases one of the traits people often tend to recall the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a young fledgling commuter/shuttle airline situated in LA and although I’m not sure it really “took off” their organization logo didn’t slow them. The bookend A’s in their name lent itself well to conferring a feeling of flight and it was undoubtedly a success.

 Mukilteo logo layout made use of for advertising and also a label style for Vintage Instance features an old font style design.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case specialized in brand-new cases for music instruments, that seemed to be older cases. For this brand design I sought to come up with a logo that had a fluid vintage feel to it and could be used for every thing from a web site to a label on brand new cases that seemed like they were from a different era.

Logo created for an orthodontist in Mukilteo, Washington, layout consist of an arc with lines converging through it to suggest steel dental braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dental care logo designs can be one of the most challenging logo design jobs due to the fact that it seems that virtually every dentist integrates a smile, a tooth, a smiling tooth, or a toothy smile in their design. Dental logos are one of the most cliche ridden careers when it comes to company marketing, 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 most likely contain an image of a potato and a cow.

I recognize the thinking behind including an image of something mouth related to a dentist’s logo nevertheless it has to be performed subtly or it will just look like every other clipart dental professionals logo that litter the branding landscape of the dentistry profession.

I actually love doing dental care logo designs simply because it challenges me to come up with a design that implies dentistry or a specific field of the field of dentistry like orthodontics without resorting to the stereotypical course of action that so many dentists settle on.

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

William McNally logo developed for a family nonprofit, the logo design includes 4 characters staggered in height to stand for a family with in the layout.

William McNally | Logo Design | Branding

The William McNally Family Foundation asked ImageCo to help them come up with a logo 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 about what the name says or the industry it represents. I’ve discovered that the best concepts are the ones that are understated and never hit the viewer on the head with what the business or institution hopes to communicate.

The McNally Foundation’s name presented a unique opportunity to do a logo that communicated that they were about families without being openly cheesy about it. The objective of a logo is to be remembered and recognized and if the designer attempts to use the logo to illustrate how individuals should think or feel they don’t understand the goal of a logo. If people have to consider a logo to understand what it means, it has fallen short, a logo needs to be instantly comprehended and a logo design that explains itself won’t have the chance to be comprehended.

Logo style developed for a hair design workshop including 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 which related a spirit of peace and elegance for their new hair studio. I created a design that did not go the obvious route of making just a stylized orchid but instead designed a business logo which suggested a flower in the formation of a swirl incorporated in to the letter O in the name and by putting emphasis on the logo design using the silhouette of a hummingbird floating above the logo itself. The obvious path in designing a business logo is frequently the wrong path and in this case, the design ended up not being about the orchid but alternately placed the emphasis on the perception that they really wanted to transmit to their clients.

Arabian horse logo design created for a steed ranch that focuses on reproducing Arabian show steeds.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo designed an original business logo design fashioned to exemplify the unique physical traits of the Arabian type of horses. With a different head form and higher tail carriage, the Arabian is one of the very most immediately recognizable equine lineages in the world.

Las Cafe logo design a tiny dining establishment, design consists of a modified script font style which floats over a team of elaborate lines as well as dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Coffee shop logo design a small restaurant, style consists of a modified manuscript typeface which hovers over a team of luxuriant lines as well as dots.

Logo style for a software application designer the style attributes and famous element 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 management, process and task management, and drive management. The kernel links the computer hardware to the application software. In other words a kernel is {essentially|quite literally a bridge that behaves as a bridge in between the software program 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 business offices of Smart kernels. It’s a logo design that doesn’t attempt to describe anything to anyone about what business they are in or how it relates to their specific location. But it symbolized something to the business owner of the company and in quite a few cases the significance behind a company logo is just as important as how it brands the business it represents.

Advance logo layout produced for a Mukilteo, Washington indoor developer, design function a series of red circles that intersect and also replace the letter O in the middle of the logo style.

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design | Branding

Evolv Design is a Mukilteo, 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, explores, collaborates, and oversees such projects. Interior design is a multifaceted occupation that includes conceptual development, area planning, location evaluations, programming, research, communicating with the stakeholders of a project, construction management, and execution of the design.

logo design done for Advanced Leadership Solutions, the characters for letter V and A in middle of the word advanced have been modified to link directly right into the words below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This particular Mukilteo, Washington logo design project was undertaken for a management specialist that aids business professionals to develop into more efficient at managing people, expectations, and productivity.
A logo layout including a fisherman in the middle of the name casting a fly towards the viewer.

On The Fly | Logo Design | Retail Branding

With brand names such as Cabelas and Bass Pros raking in over 7 billion a year offering supplies and equipment to outdoor sporting lovers the owners of On the Fly understood the market was ready for an outdoor sporting retailer that functions as a consignment firm. Whether or not you are into boating, sportfishing or rock climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly presents a location for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all types of passions, a place to sell off their previously owned products to other sports enthusiasts. I designed their Mukilteo business logo dsign using an illustration that garners the interest of traffic and sends an image that arouses the passion of the outdoors. With traffic that averages 45 miles per hour I knew it would take more than the typical logo/sign to get travelers to take notice, hence the image of a fly fisherman in his natural and calm habitat.
Logo style MQ ranches, this logo style has an area included right into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms brand concept wasn’t actually developed for an Mukilteo, Washington area farm it was really devised for a commodities broker, and this logo was one of multiple which fell under the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The objective was actually to make a brand mark that projected self-confidence, success, and affluence.

 Mukilteo Logo design for a nonprofit, Transforming Point Solutions - the logo design attribute for ostensibly dealing with arrow and the arrowheads suggest that it is a diamond form.

Turning Point Foundation | Logo Design

The Turning Point Foundation was entirely open to what kind of logo design that they wanted, this can be a good thing or a bad thing. Good in that it gives a designer the liberty to explore any idea that comes to mind, bad in that it’s difficult to hit a bullseye in the absence of recognizing where exactly the target is. Thankfully, in this particular case, I hit a bullseye with the 1st go.

Logo made for the use of an indicator for the restaurant (Brewgrrs), it is an ornate manuscript font style that is similar to a well-known sports team logo.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I’ve crafted dozens of restaurant custom logo designs and establishment signs for restaurants, diners, sports bars, night clubs, dining establishments, and eateries all over the USA, from cupcake pastry shops to pizza parlors and oyster bars, out of all of them I think Brewgrrs was my absolute favorite. Brewgrrs was a neat project where I worked directly with the business owner to design 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 illuminated signage which hung above their doors, and was highly visible and very easy to read from over a block away.