Recent Work

Trevor Kinkade Design – Recent Work

Walkman, Geometry in Logo Design

As a rule, I almost always use geometry or some kind of mathematical reasoning behind every logo design. An organization or business’s brand is one of its most important assets, and the logo specifically will be replicated countless times for various social media, web, and print uses. The logo is…
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Crossings Brand Walkman

Yesterday, I revealed some draft designs for Chicago street wear brand, Crossings. Not included was this alternate ‘walkman’ design. In step with their main logo, the walkman mark gives the Crossing brand a nice alternate look.
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Work In Progress: Crossings Brand Design

I’m thrilled to partner with an emerging Chicago brand, Crossings. These guys are building a fashion forward apparel company featuring unique and scarce product lines. Below are a few of the key wordmarks and logo designs pitched during our creative process: Serif: classic, yet bold. Reducing ‘Crossings’ to the alternate…
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RealGood Stuff Table Top Design

Recently, I partnered with RealGood Stuff Co. (based out of Chicago) to create some Fall-inspired table top trifold prints.  With great photography and excellent copy writing on hand, this design came together seamlessly. Predetermined brand guidelines paved the way for typographic and spatial choices. My contribution (piecing the composition together)…
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Bravo Company Skull Patch

Ah, man! I design a lot of stuff for a lot of people, but I’ve gotta say, I’m a huge fan of this one. Check out Bravo Company of the US Army 426th BSB. These guys are nicknamed “Black Jacks”.  Using the card game as inspiration, this logo design is…
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Work In Progress: Uproot

Today is a great day for logo design! I’ve taken to marker & grid paper to refine my design before going digital. There’s something special about the tactile feel of designing on paper (it also makes adjustments and changes snappier). We’re going for a brand that looks modern – futuristic…
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Safety Icon

Work in progress: this logo refresh is for a construction safety group. 60 degree lines reference the iconic black and yellow safety zone pattern. Overlapping perfect triangles are a symbol for warning, caution. Can’t wait to show off the final design and workmark!
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Turkey Bowl Sweater Design

Do you have the heart to become the next Turkey Bowl Champion? Palmer Johnson is an industrial equipment company based out of Wisconsin. Occasionally, I design pieces for their internal operations and employee relations campaigns.  This design is meant to be kitschy, retro, and fun. I look forward to working…
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Hoop Dreams Nation Rebrand

I’m incredibly proud to redesign the logo for local Colorado Springs youth basketball organization, Hoop Dreams Nation.  This project has been on my mind for quite some time – finally, our schedules lined up to make this a reality. Having experienced a number of failed logo redesigns in the past…
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Granite State Logo Design

Huge thanks to the folks at Granite State Event Services for making this logo design & branding project a success! Granite State offers security and other services for various events in New Hampshire. With only one local competitor, differentiation was key. The ‘other guys’ use a sea foam green and…
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Adapt Social Wordmark and Branding

The solution for the Adapt Social wordmark and brand is quite unique. Adapt is a social media marketing group that prides itself in staying up with changing trends. We communicated this with an ellipsis (…). This non-conventional design choice really sets Adapt apart from other brands. To further solidify the…
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Amped Archery Logo

This was the most fun I’ve had designing in some time.  Here’s a fresh brand and logo for Amped Archery, a local Colorado Springs builder and repairer of professional archery equipment. The word ‘amped’ lends itself to some great wordmark styles; very rarely do five letters compliment themselves in this…
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Del Sol Thrift Branding

While most of my logo designs are geometric in nature, the Del Sol project was a conscious effort towards a handwritten script style. Based out of Arizona, Del Sol Thrift is a flipper of vintage 90’s street wear. These gold and maroon colors match the owner’s alma mater, Arizona State…
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4STB Ghost Riders Logo

I love it when a logo design goes just right.  That was the case with the 4th Sustainment Brigade’s 4STB HHC Ghost Riders. Jon, the unit’s Commander, wanted a departure from the typical ghost rider design of flaming skull. Instead, we stayed true to the brigade’s western themed branding with…
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Military Unit Skull Logo

Military Unit logo designs and patches can be challenging. On one hand, we want something that is simple and sharp for Soliders to wear. On the other hand, we must respect traditional symbols and insignia associated with the unit. This mark accomplished both – I was quite surprised with how…
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Sweat Box Gym Branding and Logo Design

After a long Summer sabbatical, its nice to get back into the saddle of design with a quick and dirty branding project for my friend Zack Thompson and his garage gym. This logo and word mark is intentionally haphazard lending itself to the gym’s intense and unpredictable style. The icon…
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Cyber Dive App Mockup

My bar for mockups is set pretty high with this one. This is a faux application design for Cyber Dive. The phones are falling backwards through space (diving). This is consistent with the Diver Down negative line across the circle icon.
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Bifocal Case Study

Proud to release the Bifocal Beats case study. This project really pushed my creative process past the logo and word mark design and into all other elements that make up a successful brand. I can’t wait to see where Bifocal takes this.
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Bifocal Beats Stickers

Stickers are still cool, right?! I had a bit too much fun creating badges to pair with the Bifocal Beats brand. Here, we’re expanding upon 3D branding elements and retro futurism. We want Bifocal to seem like an evil genius of the 1950’s. He’s hiding in his lair harnessing atomic…
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