Port Angeles, Washington Logo Design

Every new Port Angeles company knows they require a logo, but few new business owners thoroughly understand the key role their logo design can take in their success, or exactly why one logo functions more effectively than another. A logo has an instant and long term impact on the success of a business, select the correct one and it will make the door swing and cash register ring, choose the incorrect one and it can be an obstacle and an impediment for the longevity of an organization.

The logos featured in the ImageCo portfolio help Port Angeles, Washington businesses succeed, they are effective in any given circumstance and the reason they are so effective is that they all have these 5 traits in common.

  1. Simplicity: simple logos don’t demand scrutiny, they can be comprehended in just a look.
  2. Scalability: from business cards to signboards a scalable business logo will stay legible and just as emotive at any dimension.
  3. Versatility: logos that operate on any 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 should be timeless and should feel as relevant today, tomorrow, and 20 years from now.
Retro logo design of a bicycle produced for a Port Angeles, Washington coffee cafe and a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This startup coffee roaster and bistro were actually opening in an old part of the town and really wanted to project a vintage feel without appearing as uninteresting or low energy. I accomplished both of these jobs through designing a company logo concept that includes a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is old-fashioned, higher energy, and is an enduring business image.

medical logo layout with a microscopic lense slide as well as germs created for Port Angeles, Washington medical clinic.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the scientific discipline which analyzes the triggers and effects of diseases, especially the field of medicine which deals with the laboratory examination of samples of body tissue for diagnostic or forensic reasons.

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

Usually I try not to be excessively literal with a concept and to a point, this design approaches the company it represents fairly 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 an illustration of what Mid-Valley Pathology does so much as acts as an enhancer to the brand that helps make it more appealing, more interest grabbing and a lot more memorable.

logo design with a leaping eco-friendly frog developed for a family members fun center in Port Angeles, 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 done dozens of logo designs for physicians, dentists, and legal professionals but Cool Springz is without question the only trampoline park which I have actually ever had the opportunity to work on.

Given that the name of the business features the word springz in its name the obvious choice would have been to include a couple springs into the design but Cool Springz is a fun location to go and spring doesn’t actually reflect an atmosphere 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 much more dynamic high energy feeling.

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 came up with was turned into a mascot when they had a staff member costume fashioned to look exactly like my frog design.

digital photography logo including a flock of birds, a hill, a route, a stream, as well as a tree - designed for Port Angeles, Washington travel photographer.

Travel Don’t Wander | Logo Design | Website Design

Travel Don’t Wander was a custom logo design project I took on for a travel photographer, which is a pretty specialized field of photography and I think it is a niche speciality because travel photographers tend not to capture places or things but instead project emotional journeys by means of the pictures they capture. The thought behind this logo design was to make use of negative space to convey more than what was visible upon initial glance, which I think is representative of most professional photographers in that they frequently share whole stories using 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 just words. I attempted to do something very similar to this logo by utilizing the positive space in the design to voice 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  Port Angeles logo design but also to reveal the depth in her work and in the way that she sees the world through the lens of her camera.

 Port Angeles logo layout with a seagull utilized for the letter A. Designed for a cordless retail business.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The majority of custom logo design projects that I take on I genuinely take pleasure in and the Coastal Wireless project was one that I really felt good about, but the customer didn’t quite share my enthusiasm for it. I felt really good about the concept of using the seagull silhouette as a stroke in the letter A however the client, while he loved the concept, really did not care for my choice of birds. This guy truly loathed seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, luckily the rest of his family did not share his contempt for this particular kind of sea bird.

When I turn a concept over to a customer I encourage them to discuss it with friends and family as well as with people that they don’t even know so as to get impartial judgements on the merit of a design concept. Fortunately, he talked about it with his whole family and they adored 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 went with the original design.

Logos are a weird animal in the design world given that the people that are inclined to hire an expert to design their logo design realize how important a logo is for their company so they are much more vested in the final result. Every logo project possesses it’s portion of hurdles, however the largest obstacle 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 client the identity they see for themselves.

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

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a narrow piece of real estate to work with, however it is the most essential part of a published book considering that it is usually the primary thing a person sees in the bookstore. Regarding a publishing company, it’s the opportunity they will likely ever have to promote their label and get their logo design in front of the individuals that purchase actual books.

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

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

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines arrive and go but it seems like that in many instances one of the things consumers usually tend to recollect the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a young startup commuter/shuttle air service situated in LA and although I’m not certain it really “took off” their logo didn’t slow them. The bookend A’s in their brand lent itself well to conferring a good sense of air travel and it was undoubtedly a victory.

 Port Angeles logo layout made use of for advertising and marketing and a tag layout for Vintage Case features an old font design.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case specialized in brand-new cases for musical instruments, that looked to be antique cases. For this custom logo design I attempted to come up with a logo that offered a fluid nostalgic feel to it and could easily be used for every thing from a web page to an insignia on brand new cases that appeared like they were from another generation.

Logo design created for an orthodontist in Port Angeles, Washington, layout consist of an arc with lines intersecting through it to imply steel dental braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dentistry logos can easily be one of the most difficult logo design projects considering that it seems that virtually every dental professional includes a smile, a tooth, a smiling tooth, or a toothy smile in their design. Dentistry logos are one of the very most cliche ridden fields when it comes to company advertising, if restaurants approached their branding in the exact same way dentists do every one of their logo designs would be a picture explaining something they served, McDonalds would most likely contain an image of a potato and a cow.

I understand the thinking behind adding an illustration of something mouth related to a dentist’s logo design 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 dental profession.

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

Kujak Orthodontics delivered such an opportunity and subsequently I created a concept that doesn’t 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 concept over to the customer the only smile that was apparent was the smile on Dr. Kujak’s face.

William McNally logo created for a family members nonprofit, the logo includes 4 personalities startled in height to stand for 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 brand identity design that would be illustrative of the love that William McNally had for the families in his city. The majority of logos with the name “family” in them tend to contain depictions of a happy family, a cliche heavy technique to any logo design is to be far too literal pertaining to what the name says or the industry it represents. I’ve discovered that the best concepts are the ones that are understated and don’t hit the viewer on the head with what the business or organization hopes to convey.

The McNally Foundation’s name provided a distinct opportunity to do a logo design that conveyed that they were about families without being openly tacky about it. The goal of a logo is to be remembered and recognized and if the designer attempts to use the logo to illustrate how individuals ought to think or feel they don’t understand the mission of a logo. If people have to think about a logo to understand what it means, it has been in vain, a logo needs to be immediately comprehended and a logo that explains itself won’t have the opportunity to be comprehended.

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

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios wanted a logo which conveyed a spirit of peace and class for their new hair salon. I came up with a design which didn’t go the obvious course of crafting simply a stylized orchid but instead crafted a logo which implied an orchid in the pattern of a swirl featured into the letter O in the title and by placing attention on the logo design with the figure of a hummingbird floating over the logo itself. The obvious path in creating a logo is generally the wrong path and in this case, the design ended up not being about the orchid but alternately laid the emphasis on the emotion that they wanted to project to their clients.

Arabian steed logo design produced for a steed cattle ranch that focuses on breeding Arabian program equines.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo developed an original organization logo design customized to embody the unique physical traits of the Arabian type of horses. By having an identifiable head shape and very high tail carriage, the Arabian is one of the most easily recognizable equine breeds in the world.

Las Cafe logo design a small dining establishment, design includes a modified script typeface which floats above a group of elaborate lines as well as dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Cafe logo layout a little dining establishment, style contains a customized manuscript typeface which hovers over a group of ornate lines and dots.

Logo layout for a software developer the layout functions and legendary 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 administration, process and task management, and disk management. The kernel unites the computer hardware to the application software. In other words a kernel is {essentially|quite literally a bridge that functions as a bridge in between the software and hardware.

The 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 identify anything to anyone regarding what business they are in or how it relates to their specific location. Nevertheless it intimated something to the business owner of the company and in many cases the symbolism supporting a logo design is just as important as how it brands the business it stands for.

Develop logo style developed for a Port Angeles, Washington indoor developer, design function a collection of red circles that converge and replace the letter O in the middle of the logo design.

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design | Branding

Evolv Design is a Port Angeles, Washington 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 arranges, explores, coordinates, and oversees such projects. Interior design is a diverse occupation that includes conceptual development, space planning, location inspections, programming, investigation, communicating with the stakeholders of a project, building and construction supervision, and execution of the design.

logo design provided for Advanced Management Solutions, the characters for letter V and also A in middle of words advanced have been customized to link directly into words listed below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This particular Port Angeles, Washington logo design project was carried out for a management guide that aids business leaders to develop into more efficient at handling people, expectations, and profitability.
A logo design featuring a fisherman in the center of the name casting a fly towards the viewer.

On The Fly | Logo Design | Retail Branding

With brand names like Cabelas and Bass Pros raking in more than 7 billion a year offering supplies and equipment to outdoor sporting enthusiasts the owners of On the Fly knew the market was ready for an outdoor sporting merchant that operates as a consignment firm. Whether you are into boating, angling or rock climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly presents a location for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all kinds of interests, a place to sell off their used products to other sports enthusiasts. I tailored their Port Angeles logo dsign along with an image which pulls in the attention of traffic and projects an image that calls to mind the passion of the outdoors. With traffic that averages 45 miles per hour 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 calm habitat.
Logo style MQ farms, this logo design has a field integrated into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms custom logo concept wasn’t actually developed for an Port Angeles, Washington area farm it was actually devised for an investments broker, and this particular company logo was one of a handful of which fell underneath the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The end goal was really to produce a brand mark that projects assurance, financial success, and wealth.

 Port Angeles Logo design for a nonprofit, Turning Factor Solutions - the logo layout feature for externally dealing with arrow and also the arrowheads indicate that it is a diamond shape.

Turning Point Foundation | Logo Design

The Turning Point Foundation was totally open to what type of logo design they would like, this can be a good thing or a bad thing. Good in that it gives a designer the opportunity to delve into any concept that comes to mind, bad in that it’s difficult to hit a bullseye without knowing where exactly the target is. Fortunately, in this particular case, I nailed a bullseye with the first shot.

Logo created for using an indication for the dining establishment (Brewgrrs), it is a luxuriant manuscript font style that is evocative a popular sporting activities team logo.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I have crafted dozens of restaurant custom logo designs and business 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 favorite. Brewgrrs was a neat project where I worked directly with the business owner to design a logo which worked extremely well and did a fantastic job to brand them, it worked on everything on everything from coasters, and tap handles all the way to the illuminated signage which hung over their doors, and was highly visible and very easy to read from over a block away.