Acute Care 360 ImageCo, Altadena, California, CA,

ImageCo, Altadena, California, CA,

Evolv Design logo designed by ImageCo, Altadena, California, CA,

Red Panda Publishers logo designed by ImageCo, Altadena, California, CA,

Altadena, California, CA,

ImageCo, Altadena, California, CA,
ImageCo, Altadena, California, CA,

Mid Valley Pathology logo designed by ImageCo, Altadena, California, CA,

FSA OK logo designed by ImageCo, Altadena, California, CA,

Emerald Heights logo designed by ImageCo, Altadena, California, CA,

Club Sapphire logo designed by ImageCo, Altadena, California, CA,

Downtown Dogs logo designed by ImageCo, Altadena, California, CA,

School board logo designed by ImageCo, Altadena, California, CA,

Ferry Street Coffee Company logo designed by ImageCo, Altadena, California, CA,

Stoney Forensic logo designed by ImageCo, Altadena, California, CA,

Smart kernels logo designed by ImageCo, Altadena, California, CA,

POINTERS FOR SELECTING THE BEST LOGO DESIGNER

BUDGET

A logo is an investment in both your time and your money so when a design firm offers a money back guarantee try to bear in mind that they can’t reimburse the amount of time you invest which is eminently more precious than your money is.

PORTFOLIO

Some designers talk a good game but in the end a design agency can only be determined from the quality of their portfolio, if the work in their design portfolio does not feature real life examples chances are they will never be able to deliver a premium logo design.

VISION

A logo’s objective is to be recognized and be unforgettable, and it’s purpose is to echo your personal vision for your company. If a logo designer is not focused on actualizing your vision, the thing they are really focused on is how quickly they can get paid.

Altadena LOGO DESIGN​

For over twenty years ImageCo has been helping business owners grow notable brand identities. We’ve performed branding work for ranchers, universities, heart surgeons, party planners, cafes, retail stores, and just about every other kind of business concern you can think of. What makes us different compared to our competitors is that our background is rooted in the electrical sign industry so we approach every brand identity project as though it will be employed as an electric sign. As a result of our sign first method our identity designs can, and have been employed in everything from fashion labels to neon signs. Our sign first technique guarantees that our logos are just as effective whether they are used in TV commercials or web applications, they are consistently identifiable, understood, and remembered irrespective of size or application.

American Made ★ Design

The one difference that seriously sets ImageCo apart from other design companies that you may have come across online, companies like Thumbtack, Design Hill, Upwork, or Crowdspring is that absolutely every project we are hired to perform, we perform ourselves. Irrespective of the type of project we undertake, logo, website design, trade show exhibition, or retail sign, we do not, and never will farm-out our customer’s work to contractors located outside the United States. When you phone us at 1-855-IMAGECO the party that answers the phone is ImageCo’s owner and designer, not a middleman that marks up the cost of your design project and imposes the conditions of how you and I do business.

QUALITIES OF A GOOD LOGO DESIGN

It’s likely that every new Altadena business realizes that they probably need a logo, yet few start ups thoroughly recognize the essential role their logo can perform in their financial success, or precisely why one logo design functions better than another. A company logo has a critical and lasting impact on the financial success of a company, go with the right one and it can make the door swing and phone ring, choose the incorrect one and it will be an obstacle and a hindrance for the life of a business. The logos presented in the ImageCo portfolio help Altadena businesses prosper, they are effective in any given situation and the reason why they are so effective is because they all have these 5 things in common.
  1. Simplicity: simple logo designs don’t require consideration, they can be comprehended in merely a look.
  2. Scalability: from label to store signs a scalable logo design will stay legible and just as emotive at any size.
  3. Versatility: logos that function 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 feel right, and they are suitable for the item or organization they brand.
  5. Relevance: a logo design should be enduring and should feel equally relevant today, tomorrow, and twenty years from now.

understanding branding

Brand – It is both a verb and also a noun, it is an identifying mark and also the act of denoting something to ensure that it can be identified, its genesis originates from the brand branded onto animals. Nowadays a brand indicates basically anything with an intention, whether it be revenue or government agencies, a brand is an inherent aspect of defining the value of something in the public’s mind.

Branding – Is kind of like advertising and marketing’s attractive cousin, they are both from the same family, the difference being that advertising and marketing are about making a promise and branding’s objective is to deliver on that promise. Branding is also a calculated popularity competition aimed at a target audience, it’s objective is to create an image that the audience can relate to.

Brand Image – An image planted and cultivated by advertising and marketing and also identity design. When a person states the names Lamborghini or Corvette what we think of is their brand image, it’s an image that exists in our minds. That image isn’t an image of a car with 4 wheels that can transport us from point A to point B, the the mental image we have (or at least I have) is of speed, beauty, of something dangerous and unique . That is brand image and that is what makes individuals buy those products. Brand image is why people identify with specific brands, from Nike to Adidas Chevy or Ford, Democrats or Republicans … all driven by brand images that people can relate to.

Branding Firms – If you reflect on the origin of many branding companies you’ll find that they are frequently re-branded marketing and advertising companies. When someone claims they are in advertising most people will likely have an idea about the type of work they do anything that can be seen, touched or heard become part of a brand identity.

Brand Identity Designers
– A brand identity designer is a designer that focuses on a type of visual design that helps form the perception of a business, a product or a company. Brand identity designers produce logo designs, signage designs, packaging, as well as collateral material such as cards, stationery, and sales brochures. Some identity designers also develop websites and user interfaces. The vital function of a brand identity designer is to establish the visual cues and an emotional tone with the goal of affecting actions, results and also perceptions.

select signs/logos

Retro logo layout of a bicycle created for a Altadena coffee cafe as well as a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This start-up coffee roaster and coffee bar were opening up in an older section of the area and really wanted to visualize a retro feel without coming across as stodgy or low energy. I fulfilled both of these tasks by means of designing a business logo concept that contains a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is antiquated, high energy, and is a ageless business image.

clinical logo design with a microscopic lense slide and also bacteria designed for Altadena clinical center.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the scientific discipline that analyzes the root causes and effects of diseases, mainly the branch of healthcare that deals with the clinical assessment of specimens of human body cellular material for diagnostic or forensic intents.

The Mid-Valley Pathology brand I came up with is really the sole instance I recall where I was able to incorporate a bacteria-laden microscope slide within a logo design.

Generally I try not to be excessively literal with a concept and to a point, this specific design approaches the company it represents quite literally, however it does it in a way that incorporates the slide as part of the name so it doesn’t serve so much as an explanation of what Mid-Valley Pathology does so much as acts as an enhancer to the brand that helps make it more captivating, more interest grabbing and a lot more meaningful.

logo layout with a jumping environment-friendly frog made for a household enjoyable facility in Altadena.

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 types of projects that come my way, I’ve done dozens of logo designs for physicians, dentists, and lawyers but Cool Springz is without question the one and only trampoline park which I have actually ever had the opportunity to work on.

Given that the name of the company has the word springz in its name the obvious choice would have been to include a handful of springs into the concept but Cool Springz is a fun destination 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, eventually I landed on a green tree frog and a dimensional treatment of the name itself to provide the logo a better lively high energy feeling.

In the end, Cool Springz ended up loving my design and named the frog Jax and featured him in to everything they utilized for promotion and marketing. I also believe this is the only time that a logo I came up with was made into a mascot when they had a staff member costume fashioned to look exactly like my frog design.

photography logo design featuring a group of birds, a hill, a route, a stream, and a tree - made for Altadena traveling professional photographer.

Travel Don’t Wander | Logo Design | Website Design

Travel Don’t Wander was a logo project I took on for a travel photographer, which is a rather specialized field of photography and I think it is a niche profession due to the fact that travel photographers tend not to capture places or things but instead project emotional journeys through the pictures they capture. The idea behind this logo composition was to utilize negative space to project more than what was visible upon initial glance, which I think is representative of the majority of good photographers in that they often tell entire stories using 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 frequently have an emotional resonance that can’t be revealed with just words. I attempted to do something much the same to this logo design by using the positive space in the design to say one thing and then at the same time using the negative space to expand upon what was communicated through the first impression. I think, in hindsight, that my objective was to both brand this photographer with a memorable  Altadena logo design but also to reveal the depth in her work and in the way that she perceives the world through the lens of her camera.

 Altadena logo layout with a seagull made use of for the letter A. Designed for a cordless retail service.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The majority of custom logo design projects that I take on I truly savor and the Coastal Wireless project was one that I certainly felt good about, however 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 character A but my customer, even though he loved the concept, didn’t care for my choice of birds. This particular guy genuinely hated seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, thankfully the rest of his friends and family didn’t share his scorn for this specific breed of sea bird.

When I turn a design over to a client I encourage them to talk about it with friends and colleagues and family members as well as with other people that they don’t actually know so as to get unprejudiced judgements on the merit of a concept. Fortunately, he talked about it with his family members and they loved the design and were able to reason with him and get him to sign off on it, but not before he worked me over to incorporate every other seabird he could think of … in the end I was able to talk him out of his preference of a pelican and he went with the original concept.

Logo designs are a weird animal in the design world given that the people that have a tendency to hire a professional to design their business logo understand how vital a logo design is for their business so they are way more vested in the end result. Every logo design project possesses it’s portion of challenges, but the greatest obstacle is identifying that sweet spot in a design that works really well at the job it’s required to do in branding a company and also providing the customer the image they see for themselves.

a red panda logo design with bamboo in the background, design for Altadena publication author

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a thin segment of real estate to work with, however it really is the most necessary part of a printed book because it is ordinarily the first thing a person sees in the book store. With respect to a publisher, it’s the absolute best opportunity that they will ever get to promote their label and get their logo design in front of the men and women that buy actual books.

This three color design is vivid, picturesque and eye-catching and it leaves plenty of territory for the title and the author’s name.

Air LA logo design created for an airline in Los Angeles, the logo has 2 letter A's with benches changed to imply they are wings.

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines arrive and depart but it seems that in many occurrences 1 of the things consumers often tend to remember the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a small fledgling commuter/shuttle airline company located in LA and while I’m not sure it actually “took off” their logo didn’t slow them. The bookend A’s in their brand lent itself well to conferring a good sense of flight and it was surely a winner.

 Altadena logo design utilized for advertising and marketing as well as a tag design for Vintage Situation features an antiquated font style style.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case focused in all new cases for music instruments, that seemed to be vintage cases. For this brand design I strove to come up with a logo that provided a fluid nostalgic feel to it and could easily be utilized for every thing from a web page to an insignia on brand new cases that seemed like they were from another point in time.

Logo created for an orthodontist in Altadena, layout consist of an arc with lines intersecting through it to suggest metal dental braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dental logos can be one of the most difficult logo design jobs due to the fact that it seems that each and every dental professional includes a smile, a tooth, a smiling tooth, or a toothy smile in their design. Dental logo designs are one of the most cliche ridden careers when it comes to small business branding, if restaurants approached their advertising in the same way dental offices do every one of their logos would definitely be a picture trying to explain something they served, McDonalds would likely have a picture of a potato and a cow.

I recognize the thinking behind including a likeness of something mouth associated to a dentist’s logo but it has to be performed subtly or it will just look like every other clipart dental professionals logo that litter the branding landscape of the dental care profession.

I really love doing dental 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 approach that so many dentists settle on.

Kujak Orthodontics provided such an opportunity and eventually I created a design that does not have a solitary smile or a tooth in it, but even though they aren’t overt, they are still implied in the design. When I turned this particular concept over to the customer the only smile that was evident was actually the smile on Dr. Kujak’s face.

William McNally logo design made for a family not-for-profit, the logo includes 4 personalities surprised in elevation to stand for a family unit with in the layout.

William McNally | Logo Design | Branding

The William McNally Family Foundation contacted ImageCo to help them come up with a logo design that would be depictive of the love that William McNally had for the folks in his city. The majority of logos with the name “family” in them tend to contain pictures of a happy family, a cliche heavy technique to any logo design is to be very literal pertaining to what the name says or the industry it represents. I’ve discovered that the best concepts are the ones that are downplayed and never hit the viewer on the head with what the company or organization hopes to communicate.

The McNally Foundation’s name presented a distinct opportunity to do a logo design that conveyed that they were about families without being overtly cheesy about it. The intention of a logo is to be remembered and recognized and if the designer attempts to use the logo design to explain precisely how individuals ought to think or feel they don’t understand the mission of a logo. If you have to think about a logo to understand what it means, it has fallen short, a logo needs to be instantly understood and a logo that explains itself will never have the chance to be comprehended.

Logo layout developed for a Altadena hair design workshop featuring a manuscript font a hummingbird and an indicated orchid for the letter O.

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios wanted a business logo which projected a sense of simplicity and class for their new hair salon. I came up with a design that did not go the obvious path of designing simply a stylized orchid but rather designed a company logo which implied a flower in the formation of a swirl featured in to the letter O in the title and by putting emphasis on the logo design along with the silhouette of a hummingbird hovering over the logo itself. The obvious path in creating a logo design is oftentimes the wrong route and in this case, the design ended up not being about the flower but alternately put the attention on the perception that they wanted to project to their customers.

Arabian horse logo style produced for a steed cattle ranch that specializes in breeding Arabian show equines.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo developed an original brand design styled to epitomize the unique physical traits of the Arabian type of horses. With an identifiable head shape and higher tail posture, the Arabian is one of the highly immediately recognizable equine breeds in the world.

Las Cafe, A Altadena restaurant logo style a little dining establishment, style consists of a customized script font which floats above a group of luxuriant lines as well as dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Coffee shop logo layout a small restaurant, design consists of a customized script font style which hovers over a team of elaborate lines as well as dots.

Logo design for a software program developer the design attributes and iconic Altadena element of a bridge to the left of the name.

Smart Kernels | Logo Design

A kernel is the principal part of an operating system (OS). Traditionally, the kernel is responsible for memory administration, process and task control, and drive managing. The kernel connects the system hardware to the application software. In other words a kernel is {essentially|quite literally a bridge that performs as a connection in between the software and computer hardware.

The business 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 spell out anything to anyone with regards to what business they are in or how it relates to their specific location. Nevertheless it represented something to the owner of the company and in many cases the substance behind a business logo is just as important as how it brands the organization it stands for.

Develop logo layout produced for a Altadenaindoor developer, style function a series of red circles that intersect and also change the letter O in the middle of the logo layout.

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design | Branding

Evolv Design is a Altadena 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 organizes, investigates, collaborates, and oversees such tasks. Interior design is a diverse profession that includes conceptual development, space planning, site assessments, programming, research study, interacting with the stakeholders of a project, building and construction supervision, and execution of the design.

logo layout done for Advanced Leadership Solutions in Altadena, the characters for letter V as well as A in middle of the word advanced have actually been customized to connect directly right into the words below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This particular Altadena logo design project was carried out for a management guide that aids business leaders to become more efficient at handling people, expectations, and productivity.

A Altadena business logo design including a fisherman in the middle of the name casting a fly in the direction of the audience.

On The Fly | Logo Design | Retail Branding

With brands like Cabelas and Bass Pros raking in more than 7 billion a year offering goods and equipment to outdoor sporting enthusiasts the owners of On the Fly knew the market was primed for an outdoor sporting retailer that operates as a consignment business. Whether you are into boating, angling or mountain climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly provides a destination for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all types of interests, a location to sell their pre-owned products to other sports enthusiasts.

I created their Altadena logo design along with an illustration that garners the attention of traffic and sends an image that evokes the passion of the outdoors. With traffic that averages forty five miles per hour I realized it would take more than the average logo/sign to get travelers to take notice, hence the illustration of a fly fisherman in his natural and peaceful habitat.

Logo layout MQ ranches, this Altadena company logo design has actually a field incorporated into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms emblem concept wasn’t really developed for an Altadena regional farm it was actually devised for an investments broker, and this particular trademark was one of many that fell under the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The end goal was really to make an identity that projects assurance, effectiveness, and opulence.

 Altadena Logo design for a not-for-profit, Turning Point Solutions - the logo layout feature for ostensibly encountering arrow and also the arrowheads indicate that it is a diamond shape.

Turning Point Foundation | Logo Design

The Turning Point Foundation was completely open to what type of logo design they wanted, that can be a good thing or a bad thing. Good in that it offers a designer the freedom to investigate any concept that comes to mind, bad in that it’s tricky to hit a bullseye in the absence of realizing where exactly the target is. Luckily, in this particular instance, I nailed a bullseye with the 1st go.

Logo developed for making use of an indicator for the restaurant (Brewgrrs), it is an ornate script font that is reminiscent of a famous Altadena sports team logo design.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I’ve crafted quite a lot of restaurant custom logo designs and establishment signs for restaurants, diners, sports bars, night clubs, dining establishments, and eateries all over the United States, from cupcake bake shops to pizza parlors and oyster bars, out of all of them I think Brewgrrs was my favorite. Brewgrrs was a neat undertaking where I worked closely with the proprietor to design a business 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 lighted signage which hung above their doors, and was highly visible and very legible from over a block away.

commercial brand identity design projects

Logo designed by ImageCo, Altadena, California, CA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Altadena, California, CA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Altadena, California, CA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Altadena, California, CA,
Electrical sign design for Altadena restaurnat designed by Altadena Sign Shop
Altadena logo design and brand identity design for Altadena businesses
Logo designed by ImageCo, Altadena, California, CA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Altadena, California, CA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Altadena, California, CA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Altadena, California, CA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Altadena, California, CA,

Logo designed by ImageCo, Altadena, California, CA,

Logo designed by ImageCo, Altadena, California, CA,

Logo designed by ImageCo, Altadena, California, CA,

Logo designed by ImageCo, Altadena, California, CA,

Logo designed by ImageCo, Altadena, California, CA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Altadena, California, CA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Altadena, California, CA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Altadena, California, CA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Altadena, California, CA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Altadena, California, CA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Altadena, California, CA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Altadena, California, CA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Altadena, California, CA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Altadena, California, CA,