Acute Care 360 ImageCo, Calabasas, California, CA,

ImageCo, Calabasas, California, CA,

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

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

Calabasas, California, CA,

ImageCo, Calabasas, California, CA,
ImageCo, Calabasas, California, CA,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

STRATEGIES FOR FINDING THE BEST LOGO DESIGNER

BUDGET

A logo is an investment in both your time and your money so whenever a design firm presents 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 designer can only be judged by the quality of their design work, if the work in their design portfolio doesn’t feature actual examples chances are they won’t be able to produce a quality logo design.

VISION

A logo’s objective is to be understood and be unforgettable, and it’s goal is to reflect your unique vision for your organization. If a designer isn’t focused on fulfilling your vision, the thing they are really focused on is how quickly they will get paid.

Calabasas LOGO DESIGN​

For over 2 decades ImageCo has been helping entrepreneurs establish notable brands. We’ve undertaken logo design work for mechanics, universities, diamond miners, party planners, cafes, retail stores, and virtually every other kind of business you can think of. What makes ImageCo unique compared to traditional designers is that our background is rooted in the electrical sign industry so we approach every design as if it will be utilized as an electrical sign. As a result of our sign first method our identity designs can, and have been used in everything from garment labels to electrical signs. Our sign first approach guarantees that our logos are equally successful whether they are used in television commercials or website apps, they are consistently recognizable, understood, and remembered no matter of scale or purpose.

American Made ★ Design

The one difference which really sets ImageCo apart from other design companies that you might have encountered in search results, companies like Thumbtack, Design Hill, Upwork, or Crowdspring is that absolutely every design project we are hired to perform, we perform ourselves. Regardless of the kind of project we undertake, logo design, web site, trade show banners, or commercial sign, we do not, and never will job out our client’s projects to organizations based outside the US. When you phone us at 1-855-IMAGECO the person that picks up the telephone is ImageCo’s owner and designer, not a broker that marks up the cost of your design project and dictates the terms of how we do business.

CHARACTERISTICS OF A POWERFUL LOGO DESIGN

It’s likely that every new Calabasas organization understands that they need a logo, yet few start ups fully grasp the pivotal role their logo design will play in their financial success, or the reason that one logo design performs more effectively than another. A logo has an immediate and sustaining impact on the financial success of a business, pick the right one and it can make the door swing and cash register ring, go with the wrong one and it will be an obstacle and a hindrance for the longevity of a company. The logos presented in the ImageCo portfolio help Calabasas companies succeed, they are effective in any given situation and the reason why they are so effective is that they all have these 5 features in common.
  1. Simplicity: simple logo designs do not require contemplation, they can be comprehended in merely a glance.
  2. Scalability: from clothing labels to posters a scalable logo will remain legible and just as emotive at virtually any size.
  3. Versatility: logos that operate 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 exclusive, and they are suitable for the item or company they represent.
  5. Relevance: a logo should be enduring and should feel equally relevant today, tomorrow, and forty years from today.

understanding branding

Brand – It’s a verb as well as a noun, it is an identifying mark as well as the process of noting something to make sure that it can be distinguished, its foundation comes from the brand branded onto animals. These days a brand signifies basically anything with an objective, regardless of whether it be profit or political parties, a brand is an intrinsic aspect of specifying the value of something in the public’s mind.

Branding – Is kind of like advertising and marketing’s sexy sister, 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 strategic popularity competition aimed at a target market, it’s objective is to produce a mental image that the audience will identify with.

Brand Image – An image planted and cultivated by advertising and marketing as well as identity design. When a person says the brand names Porsche or Corvette what we think about is their brand image, it’s a picture that exists in our minds. That image isn’t an image of a vehicle 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 freedom, elegance, of something dangerous and sexy . That is brand image and brand image is what makes individuals buy those brands. Brand image is why individuals get specific brands, from Nike to Adidas Chevy or Ford, Democrats or Republicans … all driven by brand images that people can identify with.

Branding Firms – If you reflect on the origin of a lot of branding firms you’ll find that they are often re-branded advertising agencies. When somebody claims they are in marketing most people will likely have a preconceived notion about the type of work they do anything that can be seen, touched or listened to belong to a brand identity.

Brand Identity Designer
– A brand identity designer is a visual designer that concentrates on a type of visual design which helps shape the public image of a company, a product or a business. Brand identity designers create logo designs, sign designs, packaging, and collateral material such as cards, stationery, as well as brochures. Some identity designers also design websites and also user interfaces. The essential function of a brand identity designer is to create the visual cues and an emotional tone with the goal of affecting activities, end results and assumptions.

Featured SIGNS & LOGOS

Retro logo layout of a bike produced for a Calabasas coffee cafe and a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This start-up coffee roaster and coffee bar were launching in an older part of the area and really wanted to project an old-fashioned vibe without coming across as boring or low energy. I fulfilled each of the tasks by means of creating a trademark concept that uses a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is antiquated, higher energy, and is a timeless business image.

medical logo layout with a microscopic lense slide and bacteria developed for Calabasas clinical facility.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the scientific discipline which researches the causes and outcomes of diseases, mainly the field of healthcare that works with the laboratory evaluation of samples of human body cellular material for diagnostic or forensic reasons.

The Mid-Valley Pathology logo design I came up with is the sole instance I remember where I was in a position to integrate a bacteria-laden microscope slide into a business logo design.

Generally I attempt not to be overly literal with a concept and to a degree, this design approaches the company it serves rather literally, however it does it in a fashion that integrates 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 appealing, more attention grabbing and even more memorable.

logo design with a jumping green frog made for a household fun facility in Calabasas.

Cool Springz | Logo Design | Retail Branding

The Cool Springz Trampoline Park was a really fun project to work on, most likely because a trampoline park is all about fun. It’s additionally a project that is way out of the norm of the kinds of projects which come my way, I’ve done dozens of logo designs for health care providers, dentists, and lawyers but Cool Springz is without question the one and only trampoline park that I have actually ever gotten the opportunity to work on.

Given that the title 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 place to go and spring doesn’t actually resonate an environment 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, ultimately I landed on a green tree frog and a dimensional treatment of the title itself to give the logo a more enthusiastic high energy atmosphere.

In the end, Cool Springz ended up loving my brainchild and named the frog Jax and included him in to everything they used for advertising. I also believe this is the only time that a logo I did was turned into a mascot when they had a staff member costume fashioned to look just like my frog design.

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

Travel Don’t Wander | Logo Design | Website Design

Travel Don’t Wander was a logo design project I took on for a travel photographer, which is a rather specialized field of photography and I believe it is a niche sector because travel photographers tend not to shoot locations or things but rather reveal emotional experiences by means of the pictures they capture. The thought behind this logo design was to use negative space to communicate more than what was visible upon initial glance, which I think is representative of the majority of good photographers in that they frequently share entire stories using their photography.

It’s said that a picture is worth a thousand words but I think that some photographs convey a great deal more than that because their photos frequently have an emotional fullness which can’t be conveyed with mere words. I tried to do something very similar to this logo by utilizing 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 communicated through the first impression. I think, in looking back, that my objective was to both brand this photographer with a memorable  Calabasas logo but also to show the depth in her art and in the way that she sees the world through the lens of her camera.

 Calabasas logo layout with a seagull used for the letter A. Designed for a cordless retail organisation.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The bulk of custom logo design projects that I take on I honestly savor and the Coastal Wireless assignment was one that I really felt good about, but the client didn’t quite share my enthusiasm for it. I felt really good about the concept of using the seagull form as a stroke in the character A but my customer, while he loved the concept, really did not care for my choice of birds. This guy really despised seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, fortunately the rest of his family didn’t share his hatred for this particular breed of sea bird.

When I turn a concept over to a customer I urge them to discuss it with friends and family as well as with individuals that they don’t even know so as to get unprejudiced opinions on the benefit of a concept. Fortunately, he discussed it with his family members and they really liked 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 incorporate every other seabird he could think of … eventually I was able to talk him out of his alternative of a pelican and he went with the original concept.

Business logos are a weird creature in the design world because the people that are inclined to hire an expert to create their business logo realize how important a logo is for their business so they are much more vested in the final result. Every logo design job possesses it’s portion of challenges, however the greatest challenge is identifying that sweet spot in a design that operates really well at the job it’s required to do in branding a business and also providing the client the identity they see for themselves.

a red panda logo design with bamboo behind-the-scenes, design for Calabasas publication author

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a thin piece of real estate to work with, nevertheless it really is the most important part of a published book because it is ordinarily the first thing a person views in the book shop. With respect to a publisher, it’s the optimal opportunity that they will likely ever get to promote their brand and get their logo design in front of the individuals that shop for actual books.

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

Air LA logo made for an airline company in Los Angeles, the logo design has two letter A's with benches customized to imply they are wings.

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines come and depart yet it seems like that in many instances one of the things individuals often tend to recall the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a young startup commuter/shuttle airline situated in LA and while I’m not certain it really “took off” their custom logo didn’t slow them. The bookend A’s in their brand lent itself well to affording a spirit of flight and it was certainly a winner.

 Calabasas logo style made use of for advertising and marketing and also a label design for Vintage Instance features an old font style.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case focused in new cases for music instruments, which looked to be antique cases. For this logo design I attempted to come up with a logo that offered a fluid old style feel to it and could easily be utilized for anything from a web page to an insignia on brand new cases that seemed like they were from another point in time.

Logo design developed for an orthodontist in Calabasas, layout consist of an arc with lines intersecting through it to indicate metal braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dentistry logo designs can easily be one of the most challenging logo projects considering that it seems that virtually every dental professional includes 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 marketing, if restaurants approached their advertising in the exact same way dental professionals do every one of their logo designs would be a picture explaining something they served, McDonalds would probably have a picture of a potato and a cow.

I recognize the thinking behind adding a likeness of something mouth related to a dentist’s logo but it has to be done subtly or it will just look like every other clipart dentists logo that litter the branding landscape of the dental profession.

I actually love doing dental care logo designs because it challenges me to come up with a design that implies the field of dentistry or a particular area of the field of dentistry like orthodontics without resorting to the stereotypical solution that so many dentists settle on.

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

William McNally logo made for a family not-for-profit, the logo features 4 personalities startled in height to stand for a family with in the design.

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 depictive of the devotion that William McNally had for the people in his city. The majority of logos with the name “family” in them tend to contain pictures 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 concepts are the ones that are understated and don’t hit the viewer on the head with what the business or organization wants to relate.

The McNally Foundation’s name provided a unique opportunity to do a logo design which communicated that they were about families without being openly tacky about it. The goal of a logo is to be remembered and recognized and if the designer makes an effort to use the logo to illustrate how people ought to think or feel they don’t understand the objective of a logo. If you have to consider a logo to understand what it means, it has failed, a logo needs to be immediately understood and a logo design that explains itself won’t have the likelihood to be understood.

Logo style created for a Calabasas hair design workshop featuring a script font a hummingbird and a suggested orchid for the letter O.

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios wanted a company logo that communicated a feeling of relaxation and connection for their new hair salon. I came up with a design which didn’t go the obvious path of creating simply a stylized orchid but rather designed a business logo that suggested a flower in the pattern of a swirl blended in to the letter O in the title and by placing attention on the concept using the silhouette of a hummingbird hovering over the logo itself. The obvious path in creating a company logo is frequently the incorrect route and in this case, the design ended up not being about the flower but alternately placed the attention on the emotion that they really wanted to transmit to their clients.

Arabian steed logo layout developed for a horse cattle ranch that specializes in reproducing Arabian show equines.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo designed a unique business logo concept fashioned to epitomize the unique physical traits of the Arabian breed of horses. With a different head shape and higher tail carriage, the Arabian is one of the highly immediately identifiable horse types in the whole world.

Las Cafe, A Calabasas restaurant logo style a tiny dining establishment, layout contains a customized manuscript font style which floats above a team of ornate lines as well as dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Cafe logo layout a little restaurant, layout includes a changed manuscript font which hovers over a team of elaborate lines and also dots.

Logo style for a software program programmer the design functions and famous Calabasas element of a bridge to the left of the name.

Smart Kernels | Logo Design

A kernel is the principal component of an operating system (OS). Traditionally, the kernel is responsible for memory management, process and task control, and drive managing. The kernel connects the computer hardware to the application software. In other words a kernel is {essentially|quite literally a bridge that operates as a connection between the software program 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 to what business they are in or how it relates to their specific location. However, it represented something to the owner of the company and in quite a few cases the substance supporting a logo is equally as important as how it brands the company it stands for.

Evolve logo layout created for a Calabasasinterior developer, design function a collection of red circles that intersect and change the letter O in the center of the logo style.

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design | Branding

Evolv Design is a Calabasas 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 prepares, researches, coordinates, and manages such tasks. Interior design is a multifaceted profession that includes conceptual development, area planning, site assessments, programming, investigation, communicating with the stakeholders of a project, construction supervision, and implementation of the design.

logo design provided for Advanced Leadership Solutions in Calabasas, the characters for letter V as well as A in middle of words progressed have actually been customized to link straight into words listed below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This Calabasas logo design assignment was undertaken for a leadership guide that assists business professionals to develop into more effective at handling people, expectations, and productivity.

A Calabasas business logo design including an angler in the center of the name casting a fly towards the viewer.

On The Fly | Logo Design | Retail Branding

With brand names such as Cabelas and Bass Pros raking in more than 7 billion a year selling goods and equipment to outdoor sporting lovers the founders of On the Fly understood the market place was ready for an outdoor sporting merchant that operates as a consignment company. Whether or not you are into boating, angling or rock climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly presents a destination for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all sorts of passions, a place to sell off their used goods to other sports enthusiasts.

I designed their Calabasas business logo design using an image which captures the attention of traffic and projects an image that wakens the passion of the outdoors. With visitor traffic that averages forty five mph I realized it would take more than the average logo/sign to get commuters to take notice, hence the image of a fly fisherman in his natural and relaxed habitat.

Logo design MQ farms, this Calabasas company logo design has actually a field included right into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms business logo concept wasn’t really produced for an Calabasas regional farm it was in reality created for a products broker, and this particular logo design was one of multiple that fell beneath the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The end goal was to generate a graphic that projects self-confidence, success, and prosperity.

 Calabasas Logo design for a nonprofit, Turning Point Solutions - the logo layout feature for outwardly dealing with arrowhead and the arrowheads indicate that it is a diamond form.

Turning Point Foundation | Logo Design

The Turning Point Foundation was entirely open to what type of logo design that they preferred, that can be a good thing or a bad thing. Good in that it grants a designer the liberty to delve into any idea that comes to mind, bad in that it’s hard to hit a bullseye in the absence of knowing where the target is. Thankfully, in this particular case, I struck a bullseye with the very first shot.

Logo created for the use of a sign for the dining establishment (Brewgrrs), it is an elaborate manuscript font style that is reminiscent of a famous Calabasas sporting activities team logo design.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I have designed 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 US, from cupcake bakeries to pizza parlors and oyster bars, out of all of them I believe Brewgrrs was my favorite. Brewgrrs was a neat project where I worked closely with the owner to produce a business logo that worked really well and did a fantastic job to brand them, it worked on everything on everything from coasters, and tap handles all the way to the neon sign which hung over their doors, and was highly visible and very easy to read from over a block away.

commercial brand identity design projects

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

Logo designed by ImageCo, Calabasas, California, CA,

Logo designed by ImageCo, Calabasas, California, CA,

Logo designed by ImageCo, Calabasas, California, CA,

Logo designed by ImageCo, Calabasas, California, CA,

Logo designed by ImageCo, Calabasas, California, CA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Calabasas, California, CA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Calabasas, California, CA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Calabasas, California, CA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Calabasas, California, CA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Calabasas, California, CA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Calabasas, California, CA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Calabasas, California, CA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Calabasas, California, CA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Calabasas, California, CA,