Acute Care 360 ImageCo, Northridge, California, CA,

ImageCo, Northridge, California, CA,

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

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

Northridge, California, CA,

ImageCo, Northridge, California, CA,
ImageCo, Northridge, California, CA,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

POINTERS ON SELECTING THE RIGHT LOGO DESIGNER

BUDGET

A logo is an investment in both your time and your money so anytime a design company offers a money back guarantee try to remember that they can’t refund the time you invest which is eminently more valuable than your money is.

PORTFOLIO

Many designers talk a good game but inevitably a designer can only be determined by the quality of their portfolio, if the work in their portfolio does not feature real life samples odds are they will not be able to deliver a premium logo design.

VISION

A logo’s goal is to be recognized and be unforgettable, and it’s purpose is to echo your personal vision for your company. If a designer isn’t focused on realizing your vision, the thing they are really focused on is how soon they will get paid.

Northridge LOGO DESIGN​

For over twenty years ImageCo has been helping small business owners develop memorable brands. We have performed logo design work for builders, educational institutions, diamond miners, party planners, diners, retailers, and virtually every other kind of business concern you can envision. What makes ImageCo unique compared to our competitors is that our background is rooted in the electrical sign industry so we undertake every design as if it will be utilized as an electric sign. Because of our sign first technique our brand identity designs can, and have been used in everything from clothing labels to electrical signs. Our sign first method insures that our logo designs are just as reliable whether they are used in TV commercials or web apps, they are consistently identifiable, understood, and remembered regardless of size or function.

American Made ★ Design

The one difference that seriously sets ImageCo apart from many of the design firms that you might possibly have found on-line, companies like Thumbtack, Design Hill, Upwork, or Crowdspring is that each and every project we are enlisted to do, we perform ourselves. Irrespective of the type of project we undertake, brand identity design, web site, trade show exhibition, or commercial sign, we do not, and never will farm out our customer’s projects to 3rd parties located outside the US. When you call us at 1-855-IMAGECO the person that picks up the phone is ImageCo’s owner and designer, not a middleman that increases the cost of your design project and imposes the terms of how you and I do business.

CHARACTERISTICS OF AN EFFECTIVE LOGO DESIGN

Virtually every new Northridge entrepreneur knows they require a logo, but few start ups thoroughly grasp the key role their organization’s logo can play in their financial success, or the reason that one business logo functions better than another. A business logo has an instant and lasting influence on the success of a company, pick the right one and it will make the door swing and phone ring, go with the wrong one and it will be an obstacle and an impediment for the life span of an organization. The logos presented in the ImageCo portfolio help Northridge businesses prosper, they are effective in any given situation and the reason they are so effective is that they all have these five features in common.
  1. Simplicity: simple logos don’t need deliberation, they can be comprehended in just a glance.
  2. Scalability: from clothing labels to posters a scalable business logo will continue to be legible and just as emotive at virtually any scale.
  3. Versatility: logos that work on any type of device, in print, on packaging, on a mobile phone, or on a ball-cap.
  4. Suitability: they are appropriate, they feel personal, and they are suitable for the item or organization they brand.
  5. Relevance: a logo design should be ageless and should feel equally relevant today, tomorrow, and forty years from now.

understand your brand

Brand – It’s both a verb and also a noun, it’s an identifying mark as well as the act of denoting something so that it could be identified, its foundation comes from the mark burned onto livestock. Today a brand symbolizes basically anything with a motive, regardless of whether it be profit or politics, a brand is an innate aspect of defining the value of a specific thing in the consumer’s mind.

Branding – Is sort of like advertising and marketing’s sexy cousin, they are each from the same family, the difference being that advertising and marketing have to do with making a promise and branding’s objective is to deliver on that promise. Branding is also a calculated popularity contest directed at a specific audience, it’s objective is to create an image that the audience will likely identify with.

Brand Image – An image planted and nurtured through advertising and marketing and identity design. When someone mentions the brand names Porsche 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 an automobile with 4 wheels that can carry us from point A to point B, the image we have (or at least I have) is of freedom, beauty, of something dangerous and exotic . That is brand image and brand image is what makes people buy those brands. Brand image is why people purchase specific brands, from Nike to Adidas Chevy or Ford, Democrats or Republicans … all driven by brand images that we can relate to.

Branding Companies – If you reflect on the origin of the majority of branding agencies you’ll discover that they are quite often rebranded marketing companies. When somebody says they are in marketing lots of people will likely have an idea about what they do. Yet when somebody claims “I am in branding”… it simply seems more attractive, maybe it’s due to the fact that the majority of people do not fully understand what it implies to be in branding so it comes off as more mysterious and maybe even attractive.

Brand Identity – Is a comprehensive term that describes the visual components of a product or company that affect view points. This mostly consists of the name, the logo, the packaging, the colors used however can likewise include sound, lighting, texture, signs, actually anything that can be seen, felt or listened to become part of a brand identity.

Brand Identity Designer
– A brand identity designer is a graphic designer that concentrates on a type of visual design that helps form the perception of a business, a product or a company. Brand identity designers create logo designs, signage designs, product packaging, as well as collateral products such as cards, stationery, and brochures. Some visual designers also build sites and also user interfaces. The important duty of a brand identity designer is to develop the visual cues and a psychological tone with the objective of influencing activities, end results and perceptions.

select SIGNS & LOGOS

Retro logo style of a bicycle developed for a Northridge coffee cafe and also a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This startup coffee roaster and coffee shop were launching in an older section of the city and wished to project a vintage vibe without coming across as uninteresting or low energy. I accomplished each of the tasks by means of developing a trademark design that uses a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is old-fashioned, higher energy, and is a enduring business image.

medical logo design with a microscope slide and also bacteria made for Northridge medical clinic.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the science which analyzes the causes and outcomes of diseases, mainly the branch of healthcare which works with the clinical evaluation of specimens of body tissue for diagnostic or forensic reasons.

The Mid-Valley Pathology logo design I came up with is the only instance I recollect in which I was in a position to incorporate a bacteria-laden microscope slide right into a business logo design.

Generally I attempt not to be excessively literal with a design and to a point, this design approaches the company it represents rather literally, however it does it in a fashion 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 enhancement to the name that makes it more intriguing, more focus grabbing and more memorable.

logo style with a jumping eco-friendly frog created for a family members enjoyable center in Northridge.

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 norm of the sorts of jobs which come my way, I’ve produced dozens of logo designs for medical professionals, dental experts, and lawyers but Cool Springz is without question the one and only trampoline park which I have actually ever gotten the privilege to work on.

Given that the name of the company features the word springz in its name the clear choice would have been to include a couple of springs into the concept but Cool Springz is a fun place to go and spring does not actually reflect an atmosphere of fun does it. My thought process on this project went from springs (boring) to what jumps around, kangaroos … but kangaroos are cute and this place is cool, in the end I landed on a green tree frog and a dimensional treatment of the title itself to provide the logo a much more enthusiastic high energy mood.

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

digital photography logo design featuring a flock of birds, a mountain, a route, a stream, and also a tree - designed for Northridge traveling professional 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 pretty niche field of photography and I believe it is a niche speciality 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 thought behind this logo composition was to use negative space to reveal more than what was visible upon first view, which I think is representative of most good photographers in that they frequently tell entire stories through their photography.

It’s said that a picture is worth a 1000 words but I think that some photographs convey significantly more than that because their photos frequently have an emotional resonance which can’t be revealed with mere words. I made an effort to do something comparable to this logo design by employing the positive space in the design to suggest 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  Northridge logo but also to show the depth of her work and in the way that she perceives the world through the lens of her camera.

 Northridge logo design with a seagull utilized for the letter A. Designed for a wireless retail company.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The bulk of logo design projects that I take on I seriously take pleasure in and the Coastal Wireless design was one that I really felt good about, however the customer didn’t quite share my excitement for it. I felt really good about the idea of using the seagull shape as a stroke in the character A but my customer, even though he liked the concept, didn’t care for my choice of birds. This particular guy genuinely disliked seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, fortunately the rest of his family did not share his scorn for this specific kind of sea bird.

When I turn a concept over to a client I urge them to discuss it with friends and family members as well as with other people that they don’t even know so as to get neutral point of views on the merit of a design concept. Fortunately, he discussed it with his family and they adored 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 include every other seabird he could think of … in the end I was able to talk him out of his choice of a pelican and he went with the original design.

Logo designs are a weird animal in the design world because the people that are inclined to hire a professional to create their business logo realize how vital a logo design is for their company so they are much more invested in the outcome. Every logo project has it’s portion of challenges, however the greatest obstacle is finding that sweet spot in a design that operates really well at the task it’s required to do in branding a business and also giving the client the identity they see for themselves.

a red panda logo design with bamboo behind-the-scenes, design for Northridge book author

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a narrow parcel of real estate to work with, nevertheless it really is the most necessary part of a printed book because it is in most cases the primary thing a person views in the book shop. Regarding a publishing company, it’s the opportunity that they will likely ever have to spotlight their label and get their logo design in front of the men and women that buy actual books.

This 3 color design is vivid, colorful and eye-catching and it gives plenty of space for the title and the author’s name.

Air LA logo designed for an airline in Los Angeles, the logo design has two letter A's with the bars customized to indicate they are wings.

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines come and depart however it seems that in many cases one of the traits consumers usually tend to recollect the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a smaller fledgling commuter/shuttle airline company based in LA and although I’m not certain it actually “took off” their organization logo didn’t ground them. The bookend A’s in their title lent itself well to affording a feeling of flight and it was certainly a success.

 Northridge logo layout made use of for advertising and a tag style for Vintage Situation includes an archaic font style layout.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

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

Logo developed for an orthodontist in Northridge, style include an arc with lines intersecting through it to indicate metal dental braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dentistry logo designs can be one of the most challenging and difficult logo design projects because it appears that almost every dentist features a smile, a tooth, a smiling tooth, or a toothy smile in their design. Dental logos are one of the most cliche ridden careers when it comes to company marketing, if dining establishments approached their branding in the exact same way dentists do every one of their logo designs would definitely be a picture explaining anything they served, McDonalds would most likely contain a picture of a potato and a cow.

I understand the thinking behind incorporating an image of something mouth related to a dentist’s logo design but it has to be performed subtly or it will just look like every other clipart dentists logo that litter the branding landscape of the dental profession.

I really love doing dentistry logo designs because it challenges me to come up with a design that implies dentistry or a specific field of dentistry like orthodontics without resorting to the clichéd course of action that so many dentists settle on.

Kujak Orthodontics offered such an opportunity and ultimately I created a layout that does not have a single smile or a tooth in it, but even though they aren’t obvious, they are still suggested in the design. When I turned this design over to the customer the only smile that was obvious was really the smile on Dr. Kujak’s face.

William McNally logo design developed for a family members not-for-profit, the logo features 4 personalities staggered in height to stand for a family unit with in the style.

William McNally | Logo Design | Branding

The William McNally Family Foundation reached out to ImageCo to help them come up with a logo design that would be depictive of the devotion that William McNally had for the people in his city. Many logos with the name “family” in them tend to contain images of a happy family, a cliche heavy method to any logo design is to be overly literal about what the name says or the industry it represents. I’ve found that the best designs are the ones that are understated and never hit the viewer on the head with what the business or institution wants to communicate.

The McNally Foundation’s name presented a unique opportunity to do a custom logo design that conveyed that they were about families without being openly tacky about it. The aim of a logo is to be remembered and recognized and if the designer attempts to use the logo to explain precisely how people should think or feel they don’t understand the goal of a logo. If people have to consider a logo to understand what it means, it has failed, a logo needs to be immediately understood and a logo that describes itself won’t have the opportunity to be comprehended.

Logo design produced for a Northridge hair layout workshop featuring a manuscript font a hummingbird and a suggested orchid for the letter O.

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios wanted a logo that related a feeling of serenity and connection for their new hair salon. I came up with a design which did not go the obvious path of creating merely a stylized orchid but instead delivered a logo design which suggested a flower in the pattern of a swirl incorporated in to the letter O in the name and by placing emphasis on the logo design along with the figure of a hummingbird hovering over the image itself. The obvious path in creating a logo design is more often than not the incorrect course and in this case, the design ended up not being about the flower but alternately placed the main focus on the feeling that they really wanted to forecast to their customers.

Arabian steed logo design produced for an equine ranch that concentrates on breeding Arabian program horses.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo created a distinct logotype design fashioned to display the unique physical traits of the Arabian kind of horses. By having a different head form and very high tail posture, the Arabian is one of the most immediately identifiable horse lineages in the entire world.

Las Cafe, A Northridge Coffee shop logo style a small restaurant, layout consists of a changed manuscript typeface which floats above a team of ornate lines and also dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Cafe logo design a tiny dining establishment, design contains a customized manuscript font which hovers above a team of elaborate lines and dots.

Logo layout for a software program designer the layout functions and renowned Northridge component of a bridge to the left of the name.

Smart Kernels | Logo Design

A kernel is the key component of an operating system (OS). Typically, the kernel is responsible for memory administration, process and task control, and hard drive managing. The kernel unites the system hardware to the application software. In other words a kernel is {essentially|quite literally a bridge that performs as a bridge between the software and computer hardware.

The business logo I came up with for Smart Kernels was based on an actual bridge that is situated a couple of miles from the 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. Nevertheless it intimated something to the owner of the company and in many cases the substance supporting a logo is equally as important as how it brands the enterprise it represents.

Progress logo style produced for a Northridgeindoor developer, design feature a collection of red circles that converge and also change the letter O in the middle of the logo layout.

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design | Branding

Evolv Design is a Northridge interior design company and this logo design is representational of the work that an interior designer does in. An interior designer is someone who prepares, investigates, coordinates, and oversees such ventures. Interior design is a multifaceted occupation that involves conceptual development, space planning, location assessments, programming, analysis, corresponding with the stakeholders of a project, building and construction management, and implementation of the design.

logo design done for Advanced Leadership Solutions in Northridge, the characters for letter V and A in middle of words advanced have actually been changed to link directly into the words listed below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This Northridge logo design assignment was done for a management consultant that assists business leaders to become more successful at overseeing people, expectations, and profitability.

A Northridge business logo style including an angler in the center of the name casting a fly towards the customer.

On The Fly | Logo Design | Retail Branding

With companies such as Cabelas and Bass Pros raking in more than 7 billion a year selling goods and equipment to outdoor sporting enthusiasts the founders of On the Fly knew the market place was ready for an outdoor sporting merchant that functions as a consignment business. Whether or not you are into boating, angling or rock climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly provides a location for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all sorts of interests, a place to sell off their used equipment to other sports enthusiasts.

I created their Northridge logo design with a graphic which grabs the attention of traffic and sends an image that wakens the enthusiasm of the outdoors. With visitor traffic that averages forty five miles per hour I knew it would take more than the typical logo/sign to get commuters to take notice, hence the graphic of a fly fisherman in his natural and calm habitat.

Logo layout MQ ranches, this Northridge company logo design has actually a field included right into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms business logo design wasn’t actually developed for an Northridge regional farm it was in reality developed for a products broker, and this trademark was one of multiple which fell underneath the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The end goal was actually to generate a brand mark that projected confidence, success, and luxury.

 Northridge Logo design for a not-for-profit, Transforming Factor Solutions - the logo style feature for ostensibly dealing with arrow as well as the arrowheads imply that it is a ruby form.

Turning Point Foundation | Logo Design

The Turning Point Foundation was entirely open to what kind of logo design that they would like, this can be a good thing or a bad thing. Good in that it gives a designer the flexibility to explore any idea that comes to mind, bad in that it’s challenging to hit a bullseye without knowing where the target is. Fortunately, in this case, I hit a bullseye with the 1st try.

Logo design designed for using an indicator for the dining establishment (Brewgrrs), it is an elaborate script font style that is evocative a renowned Northridge sports group logo.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I’ve designed quite a lot of restaurant business logos and business signs for restaurants, diners, sports bars, night clubs, dining establishments, and eateries all over the USA, from cupcake bake shops to pizza parlors and oyster bars, out of all of them I believe Brewgrrs was my absolute favorite. Brewgrrs was a great project where I worked closely with the owner to develop a logo that worked very well and did a fantastic job to brand them, it functioned on everything on everything from coasters, and tap handles all the way to the illuminated signage which hung over their doors, and was highly visible and very legible from over a block away.

commercial branding projects

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

Logo designed by ImageCo, Northridge, California, CA,

Logo designed by ImageCo, Northridge, California, CA,

Logo designed by ImageCo, Northridge, California, CA,

Logo designed by ImageCo, Northridge, California, CA,

Logo designed by ImageCo, Northridge, California, CA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Northridge, California, CA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Northridge, California, CA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Northridge, California, CA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Northridge, California, CA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Northridge, California, CA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Northridge, California, CA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Northridge, California, CA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Northridge, California, CA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Northridge, California, CA,