Oak Harbor Logo Design

Nearly every new Oak Harbor company realizes that they require a logo, but few entrepreneurs entirely recognize the vital role their organization logo will play in their success, or precisely why one logo works far better than another. A logo has a critical and lasting influence on the prosperity of a business, select the correct one and it can make the door swing and phone ring, go with the incorrect one and it can be a barrier and an impediment for the longevity of an organization. The logos included in the ImageCo portfolio help Oak Harbor businesses prosper, they are effective in any given situation and the main reason they are so effective is that they all have these five features in common.
  1. Simplicity: simple logos don’t demand deliberation, they can be grasped in just a look.
  2. Scalability: from business cards to billboards a scalable logo design will be legible and just as emotive at every size.
  3. Versatility: logos that work on any sort of device, in print, on product packaging, on a mobile phone, or on a ball-cap.
  4. Suitability: they are appropriate, they are exclusive, and they are suitable for the organization they represent.
  5. Relevance: a business logo needs to be ageless and will feel relevant today, tomorrow, and twenty years from now.

Retro logo layout of a bike produced for a Oak Harbor coffee cafe as well as a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This fledgling coffee roaster and bistro were actually launching in an older part of the area and wished to project an old-fashioned feel without coming across as uninteresting or low energy. I fulfilled the two tasks by creating a logo design that incorporates a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is old-fashioned, higher energy, and is a timeless business image.

clinical logo design with a microscope slide and also bacteria developed for Oak Harbor medical clinic.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the scientific discipline that analyzes the root causes and consequences of diseases, mainly the field of healthcare that deals with the laboratory evaluation of samplings of human body tissue for diagnostic or forensic purposes.

The Mid-Valley Pathology custom 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 logo design.

Generally I try not to be excessively literal with a design and to a point, this design approaches the company it represents rather literally, but it does it in a way that integrates 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 interesting, more attention grabbing and much more meaningful.

logo layout with a leaping eco-friendly frog designed for a household fun center in Oak Harbor.

Cool Springz | Logo Design | Retail Branding

The Cool Springz Trampoline Park was a very fun 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 sorts of projects which come my way, I’ve done dozens of logo designs for surgeons, dental offices, and lawyers but Cool Springz is without question the one and only trampoline park which I have ever gotten the opportunity to work on.

Given that the title of the business features the word springz in its name the clear choice would have been to incorporate a couple springs into the design but Cool Springz is a fun place to go and spring does not 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, inevitably I landed on a green tree frog and a dimensional treatment of the name itself to give the logo a more dynamic high energy atmosphere.

In the end, Cool Springz ended up loving my concept 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 came up with was made into a mascot when they had a staff member costume fabricated to look just like my frog design.

photography logo design featuring a flock of birds, a mountain, a route, a stream, and also a tree - developed for Oak Harbor traveling professional 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 speciality because travel photographers tend not to capture places or things but instead convey emotional experiences by means of the photos they capture. The thought behind this logo concept was to use negative space to project more than what was visible upon first glance, which I think is representative of the majority of good photographers in that they often tell entire stories through their photography.

It’s said that a picture is worth a thousand words but I think that some photographs convey much more than that because their photos often have an emotional fullness that can’t be conveyed with mere words. I tried to do something comparable to this logo design by employing 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 looking back, that my objective was to both brand this photographer with a memorable  Oak Harbor logo but also to illustrate the depth to her work and in the way that she views the world through the lens of her camera.

 Oak Harbor logo design with a seagull made use of for the letter A. Designed for a cordless retail organisation.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The bulk of business logo design jobs that I take on I truly relish and the Coastal Wireless project was one that I really felt good about, but the client didn’t quite share my enthusiasm for it. I felt really good about the concept of using the seagull shape as a stroke in the character A but my client, while he loved the concept, really did not care for my choice of birds. This particular guy seriously disliked seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, fortunately the rest of his family did not share his scorn for this particular variety of sea bird.

When I turn a concept over to a customer I urge all of them to discuss it with colleagues and family as well as with individuals that they don’t even know so as to get unbiased opinions on the benefit of a design. Fortunately, he discussed 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 include 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 design.

Logo designs are a weird creature in the design world because the people that are inclined to hire an expert to create their logo understand how important a logo design is for their company so they are way more vested in the end result. Every logo design project has it’s share of difficulties, but the biggest obstacle is finding that sweet spot in a design that operates really well at the task it’s needed to do in branding a business and also giving the client the image they see for themselves.

a red panda logo style with bamboo behind-the-scenes, style for Oak Harbor publication publisher

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a narrow parcel of real estate to work with, however it is the most important part of a published book given that it is often the initial thing a person sees in the book store. Regarding a publisher, it’s the best opportunity they will ever have to advertise their brand and get their logo design in front of the people that shop for actual books.

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

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

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines arrive and depart nevertheless it seems that in many instances one of the traits folks often tend to recollect the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a young startup commuter/shuttle airline based in LA and although I’m not certain it actually “took off” their custom logo didn’t ground them. The bookend A’s in their name lent itself well to imparting a feeling of airline flight and it was definitely a winner.

 Oak Harbor logo layout utilized for advertising as well as a tag design for Vintage Instance includes an old-fashioned font style.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case specialized in brand new cases for musical instruments, which looked to be vintage cases. For this custom logo concept I attempted to come up with a logo that had a fluid vintage feel to it and could easily be used for everything from a web page to an insignia on brand new cases that looked like they were from another generation.

Logo created for an orthodontist in Oak Harbor, style consist of an arc with lines converging with it to indicate metal dental braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dental business logos can easily be one of the most challenging and difficult logo design projects considering that it seems that every dentist features a smile, a tooth, a smiling tooth, or a toothy smile in their design. Dentistry logo designs are one of the very most cliche ridden fields when it comes to company advertising, if dining establishments approached their advertising in the same way dental professionals do every one of their logos would be a picture trying to explain anything they served, McDonalds would most likely include a picture of a potato and a cow.

I understand the thinking behind adding an illustration of something mouth related to a dentist’s company logo nevertheless it has to be performed subtly or it will just look like every other clipart dentists logo that litter the branding landscape of the dental industry.

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

Kujak Orthodontics provided 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 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 actually the smile on Dr. Kujak’s face.

William McNally logo design designed for a family members not-for-profit, the logo features 4 personalities surprised in elevation to represent a family with in the design.

William McNally | Logo Design | Branding

The William McNally Family Foundation contacted ImageCo to help them come up with a custom logo design that would be representative of the devotion that William McNally had for the people in his city. Most logos with the name “family” in them tend to contain portrayals of a happy family, a cliche heavy approach 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 don’t hit the viewer on the head with what the business or organization wishes to project.

The McNally Foundation’s name provided a unique opportunity to do a logo design that communicated that they were about families without being openly cheesy 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 to describe how individuals ought to think or feel they don’t understand the objective of a logo. If you have to ponder a logo design to understand what it means, it has been in vain, a logo needs to be immediately comprehended and a logo that illustrates itself won’t have the chance to be understood.

Logo design produced for a hair design workshop including a script font a hummingbird and an indicated orchid for the letter O.

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios desired a business logo which projected a feeling of contentment and elegance for their new hair studio. I created a design that did not go the obvious course of making just a stylized orchid but alternatively crafted a business logo that implied a flower in the pattern of a swirl featured into the letter O in the title and by placing attention on the concept using the silhouette of a hummingbird floating over the image itself. The obvious path in designing a logo is more often than not the incorrect direction and in this case, the design ended up not being about the flower but alternately laid the importance on the feeling that they wanted to forecast to their customers.

Arabian steed logo layout produced for a steed cattle ranch that focuses on breeding Arabian show horses.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo created an original custom logo design tailored to exemplify the unique physical traits of the Arabian pedigree of equines. With an identifiable head shape and higher tail carriage, the Arabian is one of the very most easily identifiable equine types in the whole world.

Las Coffee shop logo design a small dining establishment, layout includes a customized manuscript font which hovers over a team of elaborate lines and also dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Coffee shop logo style a small dining establishment, design includes a changed script font style which floats above a group of elaborate lines as well as dots.

Logo design for a software application designer the layout functions and also famous 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). Traditionally, the kernel is responsible for memory administration, process and task management, and disk operations. The kernel connects the computer 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 computer hardware.

The business logo I came up with for Smart Kernels was based on an actual bridge that is situated a couple of miles from the 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 intimated something to the business owner of the business and in many cases the symbolism behind a logo is equally as important as how it serves the business it represents.

Advance logo layout created for a Oak Harbor indoor designer, layout attribute a series of red circles that intersect and replace the letter O in the center of the logo style.

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design | Branding

Evolv Design is a Oak Harbor 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, investigates, coordinates, and manages such projects. Interior design is a diverse occupation that involves conceptual development, area planning, site evaluations, programming, research, interacting with the stakeholders of a project, construction management, and implementation of the design.

logo style done for Advanced Management Solutions, the characters for letter V as well as A in center of words progressed have actually been customized to tie directly right into the words below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This particular Oak Harbor logo design job was performed for a leadership expert that assists business professionals to become more effective at handling people, expectations, and productivity.

A logo design featuring a fisherman in the center of the name casting a fly in the direction of the customer.

On The Fly | Logo Design | Retail Branding

With brand names like Cabelas and Bass Pros raking in more than 7 billion a year selling supplies and equipment to outdoor sporting enthusiasts the owners of On the Fly realized the market was ready for an outdoor sporting retailer that operates as a consignment firm. Whether or not you are into boating, angling or mountain climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly provides a destination for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all sorts of passions, a place to sell their previously owned goods to other sports enthusiasts. I created their Oak Harbor logo dsign along with a graphic which captures the interest of traffic and sends an image that evokes the passion of the outdoors. With visitor 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 graphic of a fly fisherman in his natural and serene habitat.
Logo design MQ farms, this logo layout has actually a field integrated into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms brand idea wasn’t actually composed for an Oak Harbor regional farm it was in reality designed for an investments broker, and this brand was one of many which fell underneath the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The aim was really to generate a graphic that projects esteem, success, and affluence.
Logo created for using an indication for the dining establishment (Brewgrrs), it is an elaborate script font style that is evocative a popular sports team logo design.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I’ve designed loads of restaurant logo designs and establishment signs for restaurants, diners, sports bars, night clubs, dining establishments|eateries} all over the US, from cupcake bakeshops to pizza parlors and oyster bars, out of all of them I think Brewgrrs was my favorite. Brewgrrs was a cool undertaking in which I worked directly with the proprietor to develop a business logo that worked really 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 sign which hung above their doors, and was highly visible and very legible from over a block away.