Sammamish Logo Design

Each and every new Sammamish company knows they require a logo, however few entrepreneurs thoroughly are aware of the key role their logo design can take in their success, or why one business logo functions more effectively than another. A logo has an immediate and long term impact on the success of a company, pick the right one and it can make the door swing and phone ring, select the incorrect one and it will be an obstacle and an impediment for the life span of an organization. The logos presented in the ImageCo portfolio help Sammamish businesses succeed, they are effective in any given circumstance and the reason why they are so effective is because they all have these five features in common.
  1. Simplicity: simple logos don’t require contemplation, they can be comprehended in merely a glance.
  2. Scalability: from business cards to posters a scalable logo will continue to be legible and just as emotive at every size.
  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 personal, and they are suitable for the organization they stand for.
  5. Relevance: a company logo should be lasting and will feel relevant today, tomorrow, and thirty years from now.

Retro logo layout of a bicycle created for a Sammamish coffee cafe and also a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This budding coffee roaster and coffeehouse were actually opening up in an older part of the community and wished to cast a vintage tone without coming across as monotonous or low energy. I accomplished both of these tasks via developing a company logo design that incorporates a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is antiquated, higher energy, and is a classic business image.

medical logo layout with a microscope slide as well as bacteria developed for Sammamish medical facility.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the scientific discipline which studies the root causes and effects of diseases, mainly the branch of medicine that deals with the clinical evaluation of samplings of human body tissue for diagnostic or forensic reasons.

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

Generally I attempt not to be extremely literal with a concept and to a point, this specific design approaches the company it represents rather 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 brand that helps make it more appealing, more focus grabbing and a lot more memorable.

logo style with a leaping environment-friendly frog designed for a family fun center in Sammamish.

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 usual of the kinds of jobs which come my way, I’ve done dozens of logo designs for physicians, dental experts, and lawyers but Cool Springz is without question the only trampoline park that I have actually ever gotten the privilege to work on.

Given that the title of the business has the word springz in its name the obvious choice would have been to integrate a couple springs into the design but Cool Springz is a fun place to go and spring doesn’t really reflect an environment of fun does it. My thought process on this logo 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 much more enthusiastic 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 used for marketing and advertising. I also believe this is the only time that a logo I designed was transformed into a mascot when they had an employee costume fashioned to look just like my frog design.

digital photography logo featuring a group of birds, a hill, a trail, a stream, as well as a tree - designed for Sammamish traveling photographer.

Travel Don’t Wander | Logo Design | Website Design

Travel Don’t Wander was a logo job I took on for a travel photographer, which is a fairly specialized field of photography and I believe it is a niche speciality because travel photographers don’t capture locations or things but rather convey emotional experiences through the images they capture. The idea behind this logo concept was to utilize negative space to convey more than what was visible upon initial view, which I think is representative of most good photographers in that they frequently convey entire 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 conveyed with mere words. I tried to do something much the same to this logo by using 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  Sammamish logo but also to reveal the depth of her art and in the way that she views the world through the lens of her camera.

 Sammamish logo design with a seagull utilized for the letter A. Designed for a wireless retail company.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The majority of logo design jobs that I take on I genuinely relish and the Coastal Wireless project was one that I really felt good about, however the client didn’t quite share my excitement for it. I felt really good about the idea of using the seagull form as a stroke in the letter A however my client, even though he liked the concept, really did not care for my choice of birds. This particular guy really hated seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, luckily the rest of his family members did not share his contempt for this specific kind of sea bird.

When I turn a concept over to a client I urge all of them to talk about it with friends and colleagues and family as well as with individuals that they don’t actually know so as to get honest point of views on the worthiness of a design concept. Fortunately, he talked about it with his whole family 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 include 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.

Business logos are a weird creature in the design world given that the people that tend to hire a professional to design their business logo realize how essential a logo design is for their business so they are way more invested in the end result. Every logo design job possesses it’s allotment of obstacles, however the greatest challenge is finding that sweet spot in a design that functions 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 layout with bamboo behind-the-scenes, style for Sammamish publication publisher

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a narrow segment of real estate to work with, however it is the most essential part of a printed book given that it is ordinarily the initial thing a person views in the bookstore. Regarding a publisher, it’s the optimal opportunity that they will likely ever have to promote their brand and get their logo design in front of the men and women that purchase actual books.

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

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

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines arrive and go but it seems like that in many occurrences one of the items people usually tend to recollect the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a smaller fledgling commuter/shuttle airline company based in LA and while I’m not sure it really “took off” their logo design didn’t slow them. The bookend A’s in their brand lent itself well to affording a sense of air travel and it was certainly a success.

 Sammamish logo design made use of for marketing and a label style for Vintage Case features an old font style design.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case specialized in brand-new cases for musical instruments, which appeared to be vintage cases. For this brand design I strove to come up with a logo that offered a fluid retro feel to it and could be utilized for every thing from a web page to an insignia on brand new cases that looked like they were from a different generation.

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

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dental care business logos can easily be one of the most challenging logo projects considering that it seems that every single dentist incorporates a smile, a tooth, a smiling tooth, or a toothy smile in their design. Dental business logos are one of the very most cliche ridden careers when it comes to company advertising, if restaurants approached their advertising in the same way dental practices do every one of their logo designs would be a picture trying to explain anything they served, McDonalds would probably contain a picture of a potato and a cow.

I understand the thinking behind including an image 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 really enjoy doing dental care logo designs simply because it challenges me to come up with a design that implies the field of dentistry or a specific field of the field of dentistry like orthodontics without resorting to the clichéd course of action that so many dentists settle on.

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

William McNally logo created for a family not-for-profit, the logo design includes 4 personalities staggered in height to stand for a family 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 residing in his city. Many logos with the name “family” in them tend to contain portrayals of a happy family, a cliche heavy strategy to any logo design is to be far too literal pertaining to what the name says or the industry it represents. I’ve found that the best designs are the ones that are understated and never hit the viewer on the head with what the business or institution wishes to relate.

The McNally Foundation’s name presented a distinct opportunity to do a logo that conveyed that they were about families without being overtly corny about it. The goal of a logo design is to be remembered and recognized and if the designer tries to use the logo design to summarize specifically how individuals ought to think or feel they don’t understand the objective of a logo. If viewers have to consider a logo design to understand what it means, it has failed, a logo needs to be immediately comprehended and a logo design that describes itself will never have the likelihood to be understood.

Logo layout produced for a hair style workshop featuring a script font a hummingbird as well as an indicated orchid for the letter O.

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios desired a logo which related a sense of contentment and connection for their new hair studio. I created a concept that didn’t go the obvious course of creating merely a stylized orchid but instead crafted a business logo which suggested an orchid in the pattern of a swirl blended into the letter O in the name and by putting attention on the logo design using the figure of a hummingbird hovering over the logo itself. The obvious path in creating a logo is generally the incorrect path and in this case, the design ended up not being about the flower but alternately laid the main focus on the feeling that they really wanted to transmit to their patrons.

Arabian horse logo layout developed for a steed cattle ranch that concentrates on breeding Arabian program equines.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo designed a distinct business logo concept styled to epitomize the unique physical traits of the Arabian type of equines. With an unique head shape and high tail posture, the Arabian is one of the most easily recognizable equine breeds in the whole world.

Las Cafe logo design a little restaurant, style consists of a changed script font which hovers over a team of luxuriant lines and dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

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

Logo layout for a software designer the design features and also famous 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). Typically, the kernel is responsible for memory management, process and task management, and disk management. The kernel connects the system hardware to the application software. In other words a kernel is {essentially|quite literally a bridge that operates as a connection in between the software and hardware.

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

Develop logo design produced for a Sammamish indoor designer, design function a collection of red circles that converge as well as change the letter O in the center of the logo design.

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design | Branding

Evolv Design is a Sammamish interior design company and this logo design is representational of the work that an interior designer does in. An interior designer is someone who arranges, researches, coordinates, and oversees such ventures. Interior design is a diverse occupation that includes conceptual development, area planning, site assessments, programming, study, interacting with the stakeholders of a project, building and construction management, and implementation of the design.

logo layout provided for Advanced Leadership Solutions, the characters for letter V as well as A in middle of the word progressed have actually been modified to connect straight into the words below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This particular Sammamish logo design project was performed for a management advisor that helps business professionals to become more successful at managing people, expectations, and profitability.

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

On The Fly | Logo Design | Retail Branding

With companies such as Cabelas and Bass Pros raking in more than 7 billion a year offering supplies and equipment to outdoor sporting lovers the founders of On the Fly knew the market was prepared 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 provides a location for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all kinds of passions, a spot to sell their previously owned products to other sports enthusiasts. I created their Sammamish logo dsign utilizing a graphic that garners the interest of traffic and projects an image that calls to mind the passion of the outdoors. With visitor traffic that averages forty five mph I knew it would take more than the average logo/sign to get travelers to take notice, hence the graphic of a fly fisherman in his natural and relaxed habitat.
Logo style MQ farms, this logo design has actually a field integrated right into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms custom logo concept wasn’t really created for an Sammamish area farm it was actually created for an investments broker, and this particular business logo was one of a handful of that fell underneath the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The goal was actually to develop a brand mark that projects assurance, effectiveness, and wealth.
Logo designed for the use of an indication for the dining establishment (Brewgrrs), it is an elaborate script font that is similar to a well-known sporting activities team logo.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I’ve designed quite a lot of restaurant business logos and establishment signs for restaurants, diners, sports bars, night clubs, dining establishments|eateries} all over the United States, from cupcake pastry shops to pizza parlors and oyster bars, out of all of them I think Brewgrrs was my favorite. Brewgrrs was a great undertaking where I worked directly with the proprietor to design a logo which 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.