Client: Hollen Construction
This one here is another one of those too good to be true designs. I loved it, client… not so much. Welcome to Spokane, folks. The one they went with is cool enough in it’s own right, but will never reproduce correctly. That’s what happens when the client becomes the designer. Best of luck fellas’.
Client: Rubi’s Roots
Here is the new identity for Rubi’s Roots, a new coffee shop down there in Eugene, OR. The client wanted to go for a retro type feel that shows that they serve both organic coffee and organic juices. Had a good time drawing up the plant in the cup and the roughin’ it up a bit. Stay tuned for the print work…
Client: CDA Golf Club
I got the call to revamp Coeur d’ Alene Golf Clubs (formerly know as Coeur d’ Alene Public) new look to include a new identity, website and print materials. Had a good time with this one. I gotta say, I have never drawn a pine cone before this gig came along and it proved to be tricky. Happy with the way she turned out though. Grab the clubs and get out there!
Knocked out a new identity for a startup in the area, Conservabox. The idea behind their company is to offer a new kind of moving solution with reusable boxes, no more taping boxes together just to break them down and throw them in the dump. Go on now, get some.
Client: Johnson’s Custom Jewelry
A new company in town means a new project for us! Johnson’s Custom Jewelry just set up shop in downtown Spokane, inside the Peyton Building. They have been a great client to work with, letting us flex our creative muscle on the identity you are seeing here along with some print, sign and web work as well! Stay tuned and I will get that stuff posted soon.
Client: Coeur d’ Alene Association of Realtors
We’re working on a pretty hefty project for the CAR. Revamping their identity, sprucing up their marketing materials and giving them a site that is sure to wow! They rolled out the logo to the public so I thought I would slap her up here in the old portfolio.
Loving the way this one turned out, a little retro, a little secret societyesque… Stay tuned for the rest of the materials soon!
Client: Alpine Haus
I worked on some concepts for a local snowboard shop that never really panned out, but I really liked the way they turned out so I thought I would slap them up here. The vector work was fun, especially the snowflake… you would think with all the symmetry it wouldn’t be too tough but it sure gave me a run for my money.
So Brandon and I teamed up with a man with a plan. This project is still a little top secret so I can’t talk about it much, but what I can do is post this logo up here for all to see. Pretty excited on the way this one came together. More to come in the near future upon launch! Stay tuned.
With the explosion of Disc Golf over the past few years the Spokane Parks Department decided to let the Spokane Disc Golf Association finally take a little responsibility for the courses throughout the area. What you are seeing here is the new logo for High Bridge Disc Golf Course. The course has been around since 2004 and it finally has an identity!
I was stoked when the SDGA approached me to create this logo! The bridge down there is such an incredible piece of architecture, I couldn’t wait to get my vector on and try to do it some justice. I wanted an older looking identity for the age of the bridge as well as the course so I pulled a little inspiration from Draplin, and voila.
Client: Osborne Chiropractic
New identity for Osborne Chiropractic was rolled out last month. Clean, simple and to the point… just the way we like it. Zero in on that pain Dr. Osborne, your identity says you can, the rest is up to you.
Client: Glo Mobile Tan
An entrepreneur in Salt Lake City contacted us to put together a logo for her new company “GLO Mobile Tanning”. She wanted the the look and feel of the mark to be young, fresh and energetic. Once I started playing with the letters g, l and o I found that they played very well together, unlike my brothers and I growing up. With that being said, I couldn’t bring myself to using an actual font for the design. After a little trial and error I came up with the finalized design you see here.
This was a fun one to work on and I am very pleased with the results!
Client: AE Consulting
AE Consulting helps Small and Non-Profit business’ develop marketing strategies. When AE took on Energized Learning, a retired school teachers small business, Andrea gave us a ring to lend a hand.
Energized Learning is a website that provides tools, tutorials and a community for upcoming Teachers. It is also a showcase / platform to sell Gini Cunningham’s published books. So with all that being said, we had our work cut out for us. We approached the solution from a few different directions and landed on the final logo seen here. The mark itself represent the initials “EL” in the shape of a maze to express the process of trial and error, and learning.
Client: Dr. Cliff Cullings
Dr. Cullings approached us in the Spring of 2009 for an identity revamp to coincide with the construction of his new state-of-the-art practice. We had a lot of fun putting concepts together, running in all directions, and inevitably landing on the mark you are seeing here.
The logo itself consists of “dr.” in the center and the split sphere expresses the letters “CC” for Cliff Cullings, all said and done: Dr. Cliff Cullings.
Client: Brent Peterson
What do you get when put the top Green Home Builder, a Clever Right Hand Woman, and (not to toot our own horn) a damn good design studio in the same room. You get some pretty tasty results.
I love this logo, it screams everything we were trying to scream, “GREEN, FOOTPRINT, CLASS, BUILDER”, all in one breath. We can’t take full credit for this one though, Kris Eiffert (Clever Right Hand Woman) had the initial mark concept well thought out before we showed up, we just added our touch, cleaned it up and made it happen.
Client: Annette Miller
Round two of the finalists. I think this one is just a wee bit nicer. I like the simplicity of the vector work and the typography is stronger in this one.
She didn’t end up using either, but we dig them.
Client: Bob Scott
The place I spend the most time, aside from the chair I am currently sitting in is MeadowWood Golf Course. So after years of hanging out and getting to know the local scene, the head pro, Bob Scott, asked “Todd, what do you do?”. I mentioned Identities, Web Sites, etc. and he basically said “you’re hired, what can you do for me?”
They already had a logo that was on shirts, hats and other various products but she was pretty outdated. I didn’t want to stray too far from what they had being that it had been in existence for over 20 years. So I recreated the iconic MeadowWood sail boat and introduced a new script font to give it the aged meets modern look.
Client: Patricia Mullen
Patricia is a behavioral consultant to many school districts around the area. With the recent threat of her services no longer being needed in the school system, it was time to take action. She gave us a ring to create a new identity along with marketing materials and a new web site to cater to the private sector of her field.
I thought long and hard about how to approach this one, visions of screaming kids, ass paddles and dunce caps were the initial thoughts. Knowing that wasn’t her approach and that it wouldn’t fly, I went a different direction.
The idea of verbal counseling and the fact that a “P” could look like a verbal bubble popped up and bingo! There you have it.
Client: Zac Scott
So we launched the Zyph Realtors campaign and boy oh boy did the local Realtors start banging on our door. Zac was one of the first and has been a dream client ever since.
One of the first projects he hired us to do was design him an identity. He gave us free reign but said “I kind of want it to look like a sports logo”. So I started drawing an eagle whose talons were ripping through the roof of a house, just kidding. I took his comment to heart and started sketching. I wanted to keep the vectors simple yet sharp and obviously represent residential real estate.
If you look just off to the right, that is where we landed.
A local softball team needed a logo for their uniforms, their sponsor could not furnish one, so I got the call. Had a good time putting this one together. The font choice was obvious, giving it depth was a pain and drawing the stitching of the softball was fun. So aside from giving it depth it was obviously fun!
Client: Mike Bass
Mike Bass is a Realtor associated with Century 21 Beutler & Associates located in Downtown Spokane. Mike asked us to put together some ideas for his identity / marketing efforts to help separate him from the Realtor crowd. Mike was such a good sport and really entertained some interesting design ideas and really got involved with the concepts.
We had a great time working with Mike, dialing into something he could really sink his teeth into. We decided that clean, straight forward design best represented his approach to real estate.
Client: Gordon Finch
Gordon has been building custom homes around the Spokane area since 1974. Not only has he been building customs for over 30 years up until a couple years ago he had been rocking the same logo for over 30 years. That is when we got the call.
It was very important that we kept Gordon’s identity in tact, after all, it has been doing just fine for 30 years. The first thing we decided is that the house icon was going nowhere. So it all came down to type and how we could get it to interact with the current icon. After quite a few attempts, we were all satisfied on what you see here.
Client: Baker Construction
We have been working with Baker Construction for a few years now and when it came time for them to expand into Canada, we got the call once again. This was another fun project from a very fun company.
The folks at Baker mentioned they wanted something very straight forward as the name CanAm has obvious origins. We came up with a few different concepts to present and it was very apparent during the presentation which one took the cake. I would dive into explanation, but you get it… right?
Client: Zyph Realtors
If you haven’t put two and two together, I am related to these folks. This is my mom JoAnn and two brothers, Tyler and Andrew’s identity for their real estate business.
I am pretty partial the name Zyph, so I didn’t want to do too much to the logo other than play with the letters. There are so many Realtors out there so the main goal was to look fresh, energetic and ready to work. 3 years later the business is alive and kicking so by golly’ I think we done it.
Client: Joel Elgee
Joel takes a very in-depth and analytical approach to selling real estate. He provides statistics, charts, graphs and other information to each and every client he works for. When we teamed up to create his identity and marketing materials it became very apparent that we needed to simplify quite a bit.
We landed on the slogan “Real Estate Made Simple” and made sure his logo fell right in line with that ideal. The typography here is hand created out of spheres and lines. Simple, eh?
Client: North Lake Homes
North Lake Homes is known for amazing craftsmanship and quality home building. Located over in Idaho, this was our first project across the border. Laura contacted us to help them bring their image up to par with their product.
The logo you see here is the result of quite a few concept and design meetings. The over all mark breaks down as follows: The Home itself also represents an arrow pointing up or “North”, the swoosh below the home represents water or “Lake” and the home, well that is a home.
Client: Glen Dow Academy
Another oldie but a goody. The thing when re-vamping old logos is there is never a high-res version of the current logo in existence. So you can imagine what I had to work from when re-drawing the 40 year old logo that Glen Dow Academy hired us to revamp.
So after hours of nodes, ctrl-z’s, and arch building, the mark was finished. Now let’s fine some nice type to accompany it. Here you go, revamped and ready for the 21st century.
Client: Local 77 Skate Shop
Local 77 is a skate, snow and wakeboard shop located here in Spokane, WA. Much like a skateboard brand, Local has quite a few different versions of their logo that are used on skate decks, t-shirts, stickers and other advertising pieces. The logo you are seeing here has been used in all of the above mentioned mediums.
When Jason approached me to create this we talked about how we could represent Washington in an obscure way. We decided to mimic the Washington brewed beer, Rainier, in both typography and color scheme.
Client: Jared Olp
Jared is a self employed general contractor down in the desert known as Phoenix. He gave us a call to put together an identity and a quick website to showcase his capabilities.
Jared wanted something fresh with flames incorporated. I didn’t want to go too crazy with the flames but knew they had to be in there… I put the typography together and came up with a subtle way of starting it on fire.
Client: Zac Scott
One of the first projects I worked on for Zac Scott and Joel Elgee was an identity / sign project for a development company they started. They came to me with the name Blue Water Development.
I wanted to create motion in the type and give the feel of moving water. I staggered the letters in both position and size and gave it a color scheme to match. Behind the type is a blue print type layout with watermarked construction symbols.
Client: Begovich Lending
A local branch of Cherry Creek Mortgage wanted to set themselves apart from the rest. Rather than using the pre-branded materials that were provided to them, they hired us to come up with a new identity system and print materials for them.
During our first meeting we discussed different ideas and color schemes. Marco had the idea for the lighthouse, to him it represents freedom and guidance. I went to the drawing board and presented a few different ideas and the mark you are seeing here won the race.