Trevor Kinkade Design

Trevor Kinkade Design

Brands that Dream

I’m Trevor, a graphic designer creator & branding expert with a belief in doing what you love. I help dreamers bring their ideas to life through well-crafted brands & logo design that lasts. Following your passion is a must. If you have a project we can work on together, do not hesitate to reach out. I’d love to see your dream through.

Case Studies

Logo design & brand guidelines for those who serve those who serve.

Brand design and packaging for a salsa that is hot, VERY HOT.

Logo design and brand identity for a rockin’ veteran owned brewery.

Innovative design for an ever changing industry.

Ambitious branding and design for a startup social media safety application.

A design first brand and style forward logo that rallies electronic dance music fans.

Branding and logo design for a local Colorado Springs king of tires.

Timeless branding and logo design for a Colorado Springs man of keys.

Impactful logo design and branding that athletes will be proud to represent.

A Process That Works

Connection

It’s always better to work with friends! We first establish a foundation in a creative brief conducted face to face or over the phone. We discuss what drives you, what inspires your venture, and how we can meet your goals and aspirations.

Discovery

Great design is well informed. We take careful note of your market and competition in order to differentiate your brand for its target audience. A brainstorming session with good ole’ paper and pencil kicks off the creative flow and yields a healthy volume of sketches and ideas.

Development

Our strongest ideas are selected and brought to digital life with key design principles and best practices. These designs are toiled over and adapted into polished concepts ready for presentation.

Proposal

Multiple options are key to success. Our concepts are presented to you in a professional proposal with mock-ups to aid visualization. We analyze the symbolism and strengths of each piece – the most fitting design is chosen.

Refinement

Details are key. With your feedback in mind, we refine the design until it’s perfected. Adjustments are made to white space, kerning, vector points, and other key factors. The end result is a polished product that will last.

Deliverables

Your final design might include multiple variations in various colors. All industry standard files are packaged together in a comprehensive file kit: svg (vector), png (transparency), eps (editing), Pantone colors, and other file types as needed.

Feedback

(50+ Google Reviews, 5 star average)

“Trevor is a true pro! I knew from the start we were going to end up with a product I was absolutely in love with, and he definitely delivered.”

– Cody Carson, Frontman & Singer, Set It Off

"Super easy and friendly to work with, but also, truly owns the experience. Trevor went above and beyond to bring our vision to life."

– Christian Valdivieso, Head of Partnerships, REAL GOOD STUFF CO.

"The process was a lot more thoughtfully planned than I could have expected. I don't think many other designers would have put in as much effort as Trevor did."

– Kayla Blackburn, Owner, Front Range Foodies & Casa Azul

"Nothing was thrown together. Trevor took time to understand our story and create a logo with meaning behind it."

– Derek Jackson, Co-Founder, Cyber Dive

"Trevor did an incredible job interpreting the concept in our head and turning it into an outstanding logo and amazing identity."

– Andy Reynolds, Head Brewmaster, Alexandria Brewing Company

"Working with Trevor has been a breath of fresh air. He carries himself with great confidence and is a consummate professional."

– Sterling McMannis, Owner, Modernize My Site

"Trevor has a unique ability to understand design’s impact on your goals and vision. His suggestions are always strategic and thoughtful."

– Ariana Cuan, Founder & Head Strategist, Adapt Social

"It was everything that I wanted, but I didn’t know that I wanted it! Trevor is talented and the process was easy."

– Nikki Taylor, Owner, Studio 43

Recent Work

  • Proud to introduce Kiki's Superior Picking!

✹ Superior, Arizona ✹

#BrandsThatDream 

#Arizona #AZ #design #logo #badge #patch #saguaro #sonorandesert #statefortyeight #desert #guitar #guitarpicking #guitarist #superioraz #illustration #tucson #phoenix
  • Teaser art for an upcoming project w/ @alexandriabrewingcompany 

#BrandsThatDream #alexandriabrewingcompany 

#logo #art #artwork #design #graphicdesign #sun #red #redsun #risingsun #vengeance
  • ⛔ The normal programming has been canceled to give some love to this dead design. 

Okay, okay, so this one wasn't picked by the client, nor received any votes in our poll, but was my personal favorite choice for Leather Care USA. 

I particularly like how USA is unevenly outlined with a thicker profile left to right. The icon is completely unconventional, but would look real slick stamped on a piece of leather. The piece is a contradiction, vintage & modern - in my mind, it lives on!

#BrandsThatDream 

#deaddesign #design #graphicdesign #logo #logodesign #logodesigner #leather #leathercare
  • A couple mockups to seal the deal on Leathercare USA! 

#BrandsThatDream

#logo #logodesign #branddesign #branding #leather #leathercare #drycleaning #drycleaners #cincinnati #kentucky #ohio
  • I'm proud to present, Leathercare USA! A leather repair shop with a rich history serving the greater Cincy area. Under the umbrella of Sunshine Cleaners, the Schwegmann family has owned and operated these local dry cleaning businesses since 1946, an incredible feat.

Thanks to everyone who voted in the latest poll. Leathercare also sided with the heavy majority and chose option 2... but with a twist: the star from the flag is replaced by our six-sided leather hide, the same as the outer shape, just a bit more pointy.

@leathercareusa 

#BrandsThatDream #LeathercareUSA 

#logo #logodesign #branddesign #design #hide #leather #leathercare #american #cincy #cincinnati #kentucky #ohio #localbusiness
  • Which would you choose? This is for a leather repair & cleaning service. 

But hold up, didn't we just see something like this a couple months back? Yep! This is U.S Leather Cleaning's sister company, LeatherCareUSA. Both of these businesses are ran by Sunshine Cleaners out of the Cincinnati area.

#BrandsThatDream

#logo #logodesign #design #graphicdesign #leather #leathercleaning #kentucky #cincinnati
  • This is the icing on the cake! 

The Rock Harbor Research Institute is off and running with the new logo design, and crossing my fingers we see one of these fishies on a hat soon!

#BrandsThatDream #RockHarborResearchInstitute 

#logo #logos #logodesign #design #designer #branddesign #branding #patch #fishing #nautical #navy #medical
  • I'm proud to introduce the Rock Harbor Research Institute! A real solid brand design for Dr. Shannon Constantinides and her new sports medicine/ biostatistics lab in Key Largo, Florida.

This design is a combination of two symbols: 1) A caduceus (symbolic for medicine) and 2) an anchor (reference to Key Largo's famous fishing culture). Slightly rounded corners ties our typography together for a perfect match that feels modern, yet worn.

#BrandsThatDream #RockHarborResearchInstitute 

#logo #logodesign #anchor #nautical #sportsmedicine #keylargo #rockharbor #boating #fishing #medicine #medical
  • Dropping anchor on a new project! Can you guess what these folks do?

#BrandsThatDream #RockHarbor
#logo #logodesign #design #graphicdesign #brand #branding #icon #monogram
  • Just a fun piece of design that went unused during a recent project. 

Welcome to the VOB!

#BrandsThatDream 

#logo #logodesign #design #graphicdesign #vector #vectorart #flag #veterans #military
  • A gritty little piece I created a few months back while I was practicing textures and learning how to surf in Lima.

The symbolism... 
1) Surfboard: you might not think it, but Peru has a rich surf culture. It's even referenced in The Beach Boys' 'Surfing Safari'. 
2) Roses: the iconic cliffside neighborhood I stayed is called 'Miraflores'.
3) Flag: two lines down the center of the board reference the Peruvian flag. 

#surf #surfing #peru #peruvian #lima #surfperu #design #graphicdesign #texture #grain #tattoo #roses
  • The extra mile - we went it w/ @leadertransitioninstitute to develop some extensive brand guidelines. This booklet will go the distance and help keep LTI looking professionally designed for a long time. Enjoy these highlights. 

#BrandsThatDream #zigszagsandpivots 

#brand #branddesign #branding #brandguidelines #design #printdesign #logodesign #veterans #veteran #military #army #navy #airforce #coastguard #marines
  • Just a little ditty about @leadertransitioninstitute.

This project called for an alternate version of our logo, one that ditched its outer rectangle and form-fitted to a circle, ideal for profile pictures or other 1:1 uses.

#BrandsThatDream #zigszagsandpivots

#logo #logodesign #button #photoshop #mockup #veteran #military #american #usarmy #usnavy #usairforce
  • Introducing the @leadertransitioninstitute, a non-profit helping Veterans, first responders, and their spouses 'bridge' the gap between service and civilian life.

Annie Brock & her team are fired up. First hand, I saw their passion & compassion for the Veterans. Really, they lay everything down to support, often filling large gaps left by the military's standard transition programs. 

If you're a transitioning service member, first responder, or someone who just wants to help, definitely reach out. They might send you a box of legos!

#BrandsThatDream #zigszagsandpivots

#logo #logodesign #veteran #veteranowned #veterans #military #army #navy #airforce #marines #design #brand #branding #branddesign
  • Which would you choose?

Picture this: you're the CEO of a non-profit that helps Veterans transition from the military to civilian careers. Your organization serves as their 'bridge'. Which of these icons would you choose as your logo?

#BrandsThatDream 

#logo #logodesign #logodesign #america #vet #veteran #veterans #military #patriots
  • Don't be surprised to see some of these guys sticking around town. 

#ColoradoBasketballNetwork #BrandsThatDream 

#logo #logodesign #stickers #stickerdesign #graphicdesign #basketball #bball #coloradobasketball
  • Let's hear it for the Colorado Basketball Network! ... your go-to for Youth Basketball in the Rocky Mountain state.

@hoopdreamsnation 

#BrandsThatDream #ColoradoBasketballNetwork 

#basketball #colorado #coloradobasketball #denver #coloradosprings #logo #logodesign #brand #branding #branddesign
  • Proud to introduce Kiki's Superior Picking!

✹ Superior, Arizona ✹

#BrandsThatDream 

#Arizona #AZ #design #logo #badge #patch #saguaro #sonorandesert #statefortyeight #desert #guitar #guitarpicking #guitarist #superioraz #illustration #tucson #phoenix
  • Teaser art for an upcoming project w/ @alexandriabrewingcompany 

#BrandsThatDream #alexandriabrewingcompany 

#logo #art #artwork #design #graphicdesign #sun #red #redsun #risingsun #vengeance
  • ⛔ The normal programming has been canceled to give some love to this dead design. 

Okay, okay, so this one wasn't picked by the client, nor received any votes in our poll, but was my personal favorite choice for Leather Care USA. 

I particularly like how USA is unevenly outlined with a thicker profile left to right. The icon is completely unconventional, but would look real slick stamped on a piece of leather. The piece is a contradiction, vintage & modern - in my mind, it lives on!

#BrandsThatDream 

#deaddesign #design #graphicdesign #logo #logodesign #logodesigner #leather #leathercare
  • A couple mockups to seal the deal on Leathercare USA! 

#BrandsThatDream

#logo #logodesign #branddesign #branding #leather #leathercare #drycleaning #drycleaners #cincinnati #kentucky #ohio
  • I'm proud to present, Leathercare USA! A leather repair shop with a rich history serving the greater Cincy area. Under the umbrella of Sunshine Cleaners, the Schwegmann family has owned and operated these local dry cleaning businesses since 1946, an incredible feat.

Thanks to everyone who voted in the latest poll. Leathercare also sided with the heavy majority and chose option 2... but with a twist: the star from the flag is replaced by our six-sided leather hide, the same as the outer shape, just a bit more pointy.

@leathercareusa 

#BrandsThatDream #LeathercareUSA 

#logo #logodesign #branddesign #design #hide #leather #leathercare #american #cincy #cincinnati #kentucky #ohio #localbusiness
  • Which would you choose? This is for a leather repair & cleaning service. 

But hold up, didn't we just see something like this a couple months back? Yep! This is U.S Leather Cleaning's sister company, LeatherCareUSA. Both of these businesses are ran by Sunshine Cleaners out of the Cincinnati area.

#BrandsThatDream

#logo #logodesign #design #graphicdesign #leather #leathercleaning #kentucky #cincinnati
  • This is the icing on the cake! 

The Rock Harbor Research Institute is off and running with the new logo design, and crossing my fingers we see one of these fishies on a hat soon!

#BrandsThatDream #RockHarborResearchInstitute 

#logo #logos #logodesign #design #designer #branddesign #branding #patch #fishing #nautical #navy #medical
  • I'm proud to introduce the Rock Harbor Research Institute! A real solid brand design for Dr. Shannon Constantinides and her new sports medicine/ biostatistics lab in Key Largo, Florida.

This design is a combination of two symbols: 1) A caduceus (symbolic for medicine) and 2) an anchor (reference to Key Largo's famous fishing culture). Slightly rounded corners ties our typography together for a perfect match that feels modern, yet worn.

#BrandsThatDream #RockHarborResearchInstitute 

#logo #logodesign #anchor #nautical #sportsmedicine #keylargo #rockharbor #boating #fishing #medicine #medical
  • Dropping anchor on a new project! Can you guess what these folks do?

#BrandsThatDream #RockHarbor
#logo #logodesign #design #graphicdesign #brand #branding #icon #monogram
  • Just a fun piece of design that went unused during a recent project. 

Welcome to the VOB!

#BrandsThatDream 

#logo #logodesign #design #graphicdesign #vector #vectorart #flag #veterans #military
  • A gritty little piece I created a few months back while I was practicing textures and learning how to surf in Lima.

The symbolism... 
1) Surfboard: you might not think it, but Peru has a rich surf culture. It's even referenced in The Beach Boys' 'Surfing Safari'. 
2) Roses: the iconic cliffside neighborhood I stayed is called 'Miraflores'.
3) Flag: two lines down the center of the board reference the Peruvian flag. 

#surf #surfing #peru #peruvian #lima #surfperu #design #graphicdesign #texture #grain #tattoo #roses
  • The extra mile - we went it w/ @leadertransitioninstitute to develop some extensive brand guidelines. This booklet will go the distance and help keep LTI looking professionally designed for a long time. Enjoy these highlights. 

#BrandsThatDream #zigszagsandpivots 

#brand #branddesign #branding #brandguidelines #design #printdesign #logodesign #veterans #veteran #military #army #navy #airforce #coastguard #marines
  • Just a little ditty about @leadertransitioninstitute.

This project called for an alternate version of our logo, one that ditched its outer rectangle and form-fitted to a circle, ideal for profile pictures or other 1:1 uses.

#BrandsThatDream #zigszagsandpivots

#logo #logodesign #button #photoshop #mockup #veteran #military #american #usarmy #usnavy #usairforce
  • Introducing the @leadertransitioninstitute, a non-profit helping Veterans, first responders, and their spouses 'bridge' the gap between service and civilian life.

Annie Brock & her team are fired up. First hand, I saw their passion & compassion for the Veterans. Really, they lay everything down to support, often filling large gaps left by the military's standard transition programs. 

If you're a transitioning service member, first responder, or someone who just wants to help, definitely reach out. They might send you a box of legos!

#BrandsThatDream #zigszagsandpivots

#logo #logodesign #veteran #veteranowned #veterans #military #army #navy #airforce #marines #design #brand #branding #branddesign
  • Which would you choose?

Picture this: you're the CEO of a non-profit that helps Veterans transition from the military to civilian careers. Your organization serves as their 'bridge'. Which of these icons would you choose as your logo?

#BrandsThatDream 

#logo #logodesign #logodesign #america #vet #veteran #veterans #military #patriots
  • Don't be surprised to see some of these guys sticking around town. 

#ColoradoBasketballNetwork #BrandsThatDream 

#logo #logodesign #stickers #stickerdesign #graphicdesign #basketball #bball #coloradobasketball
  • Let's hear it for the Colorado Basketball Network! ... your go-to for Youth Basketball in the Rocky Mountain state.

@hoopdreamsnation 

#BrandsThatDream #ColoradoBasketballNetwork 

#basketball #colorado #coloradobasketball #denver #coloradosprings #logo #logodesign #brand #branding #branddesign
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