Acute Care 360 ImageCo, Pittsburg, California, CA,

ImageCo, Pittsburg, California, CA,

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

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

Pittsburg, California, CA,

ImageCo, Pittsburg, California, CA,
ImageCo, Pittsburg, California, CA,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

POINTERS ON DETERMINING THE RIGHT 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 remember that they simply cannot refund the time you invest which is much more valuable than your money is.

PORTFOLIO

Many design firms talk a good game but ultimately a design firm can only be determined from the quality of their design work, if the work in their design portfolio doesn’t contain actual samples chances are they will never be able to deliver a top quality logo design.

VISION

A logo’s aim is to be understood and be unforgettable, and it’s objective is to mirror your personal vision for your organization. If a logo designer is not focused on actualizing your vision, the thing they are really focused on is how soon they can get paid.

Pittsburg LOGO DESIGN​

For over twenty years ImageCo has been helping small business owners grow unforgettable brand identities. We’ve performed brand design work for farmers, colleges, diamond miners, wedding singers, bistros, retailers, and practically every other kind of business concern you can think of. What makes ImageCo unique compared to our competitors is that our background is rooted in the electrical sign industry so we approach every design as if it will be used as an electrical sign. As a result of our sign first approach our logo designs can, and have been utilized in everything from garment labels to billboards. Our sign first approach guarantees that our logos are just as reliable whether they are used in TV commercials or website applications, they are consistently recognizable, understood, and remembered irrespective of size or purpose.

American Made ★ Design

The one difference which truly sets ImageCo apart from many of the design firms that you may have encountered in Google’s search results, companies like Thumbtack, Design Hill, Upwork, or Crowdspring is that each and every project we are retained to perform, we perform ourselves. Irrespective of the kind of project we undertake, logo, business website, trade show exhibit, or electric sign, we do not, and never will contract out our customer’s work to companies based outside the US. When you call us at 1-855-IMAGECO the party that picks up the phone is ImageCo’s owner and designer, not a middleman that marks up the cost of your design project and determines the conditions of how you and I conduct business.

QUALITIES OF AN EFFECTIVE LOGO DESIGN

It’s likely that every new Pittsburg company knows they require a logo, but few start-ups thoroughly recognize the crucial role their logo will perform in their becoming successful, or precisely why one business logo works better than another. A logo has a critical and long term influence on the growth of a company, pick the correct one and it can make the door swing and phone ring, choose the incorrect one and it can be an obstacle and an impediment for the life span of a company. The logos featured in the ImageCo portfolio help Pittsburg companies prosper, they are effective in any given scenario and the reason they are so effective is that they all have these five features in common.
  1. Simplicity: simple logo designs do not need deliberation, they can be comprehended in merely a glimpse.
  2. Scalability: from label to posters a scalable logo will stay legible and just as emotive at every size.
  3. Versatility: logos that work on any 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 product or organization they represent.
  5. Relevance: a logo design should be timeless and should feel equally relevant today, tomorrow, and 20 years from now.

understand your brand

Brand – It’s both a verb as well as a noun, it’s an identifying mark and also the process of noting something so that it could be identified, its genesis comes from the mark burned onto animals. Today a brand represents virtually anything with a motive, regardless if it be earnings or politics, a brand is an innate aspect of specifying the worth of something in the public’s mind.

Branding – Is kind of like marketing and advertising’s sexy sister, they are all from the exact same family, the difference being that advertising and marketing have to do with making a promise and branding’s goal is to deliver on that promise. Branding is also a calculated popularity competition targeted at a target market, it’s objective is to develop a mental image that the target market will likely connect to.

Brand Image – An image planted and nurtured by advertising and marketing as well as identity design. When somebody says the brand names Lamborghini or Corvette what we think about is their brand image, it’s an image that exists in our minds. That image isn’t an image of a vehicle 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, elegance, of something dangerous and sexy . That is brand image and that is what makes people purchase those products. Brand image is why individuals get specific brands, from Pepsi to Coke Chevy or Ford, Democrats or Republicans … all driven by brand images that people can relate to.

Branding Firms – If you look back at the beginning of many branding firms you’ll discover that they are frequently re-branded advertising and marketing companies. When someone says they are in advertising most people will likely have an idea about the type of work they do anything that can be seen, felt or listened to are part of a brand identity.

Brand Identity Designer
– A brand identity designer is a designer that specializes in a type of visual design that helps form the perception of a business, a product or an organization. Brand identity designers create logo designs, sign designs, packaging, and collateral material such as cards, stationery, as well as brochures. Some visual designers also design sites and user interfaces. The crucial duty of a brand identity designer is to develop the visual cues and also a psychological tone with the goal of influencing actions, outcomes and understandings.

Featured SIGNS & LOGOS

Retro logo design of a bike developed for a Pittsburg coffee cafe and also a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This startup coffee roaster and cafe were launching in an old part of town and wanted to project a vintage feel without appearing as stodgy or low energy. I fulfilled both tasks by designing a business logo concept that includes 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 microscope slide and bacteria created for Pittsburg medical center.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the science that studies the triggers and effects of diseases, mainly the field of medicine that deals with the laboratory examination of samplings of body cellular material for diagnostic or forensic reasons.

The Mid-Valley Pathology logo design I came up with is really the only instance I remember where I was able to integrate a bacteria-laden microscope slide within a logo design.

Usually I try not to be overly literal with a design and to a point, this design approaches the company it represents rather 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 makes it more interesting, more interest grabbing and a lot more memorable.

logo style with a leaping eco-friendly frog created for a family members enjoyable facility in Pittsburg.

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 additionally a project that is way out of the usual of the kinds of jobs which come my way, I’ve produced dozens of logo designs for medical professionals, dental professionals, and lawyers but Cool Springz is without question the one and only trampoline park that I have ever had the opportunity to work on.

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

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

digital photography logo design including a group of birds, a hill, a route, a stream, and a tree - designed for Pittsburg travel 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 pretty specialized field of photography and I think it is a niche area due to the fact that travel photographers tend not to capture places or things but instead reveal emotional experiences by means of the photos they capture. The thought behind this logo concept was to utilize negative space to communicate more than what was visible upon first glance, which I think is representative of most good photographers in that they oftentimes share 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 often have an emotional resonance that can’t be conveyed with mere words. I made an effort to do something similar to this logo by employing 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 hindsight, that my goal was to both brand this photographer with a memorable  Pittsburg logo design but also to reveal the depth in her art and in the way that she sees the world through the lens of her camera.

 Pittsburg logo layout with a seagull utilized for the letter A. Designed for a cordless retail company.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The bulk of logo design jobs that I take on I really enjoy and the Coastal Wireless assignment was one that I certainly felt good about, but the customer didn’t quite share my excitement for it. I felt really good about the idea of using the seagull form as a stroke in the character A however my client, even though he loved the concept, really did not care for my choice of birds. This man really loathed seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, thankfully the rest of his friends and family did not share his hatred for this particular variety of sea bird.

When I turn a design over to a customer I urge all of them to talk about it with friends and colleagues and family as well as with individuals that they don’t even know so as to get unprejudiced assessments on the worthiness of a concept. Fortunately, he shared it with his family and they really liked the concept and were able to persuade him and get him to sign off on it, but not before he worked me over to insert every other seabird he could think of … ultimately I was able to talk him out of his preference of a pelican and he went with the original concept.

Logos are a weird animal in the design world because the people that tend to hire a professional to design their business logo recognize how essential a logo design is for their business so they are way more invested in the result. Every logo design project possesses it’s share of obstacles, but the largest obstacle is identifying that sweet spot in a design that functions really well at the job it’s required to do in branding a company and also providing the client the identity they see for themselves.

a red panda logo design with bamboo in the background, design for Pittsburg publication publisher

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a cramped slice of real estate to work with, nevertheless it is the most essential part of a published book because it is in most cases the first thing a person sees in the bookstore. With regard to a publishing company, it’s the optimal opportunity that they will likely ever get to spotlight their brand and get their logo design in front of the individuals that buy actual books.

This three color design is vibrant, picturesque and eye-catching and it gives plenty of space for the title and the author’s name.

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

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines arrive and depart nevertheless it seems that in many cases one of the things people tend to recollect the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a modest fledgling commuter/shuttle airline company located in LA and while I’m not sure it really “took off” their custom logo didn’t ground them. The bookend A’s in their title lent itself well to conferring a sense of airline flight and it was surely a success.

 Pittsburg logo layout utilized for advertising and a tag style for Vintage Situation includes an old typeface style.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case specialized in new cases for musical instruments, that seemed to be older cases. For this custom logo concept I tried to come up with a logo that had a fluid vintage feel to it and could easily be utilized for everything from a website to an insignia on brand new cases that looked like they were from another generation.

Logo design created for an orthodontist in Pittsburg, style include an arc with lines converging with it to imply metal dental braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dental care logo designs can easily be one of the most challenging logo projects considering that it appears that every single dental professional incorporates a smile, a tooth, a smiling tooth, or a toothy smile in their design. Dental business logos are one of the most cliche ridden professions when it comes to company marketing, if dining establishments approached their advertising in the exact same way dental practitioners do every one of their logo designs would definitely be a picture explaining anything they served, McDonalds would probably have an image of a potato and a cow.

I understand the thinking behind adding an illustration 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 dental professionals logo that litter the branding landscape of the dentistry profession.

I actually love doing dental business logos simply because it challenges me to come up with a design that implies dentistry or a specific field of the field of dentistry like orthodontics without resorting to the clichéd solution that so many dentists settle on.

Kujak Orthodontics delivered 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 overt, they are still suggested in the design. When I turned this concept over to the client the only smile that was evident was actually the smile on Dr. Kujak’s face.

William McNally logo made for a household not-for-profit, the logo design features 4 characters staggered in elevation 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 custom logo design that would be depictive of the love that William McNally had for the people in his city. Many logos with the name “family” in them tend to contain depictions of a happy family, a cliche heavy method to any logo design is to be overly 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 don’t hit the viewer on the head with what the business or institution wishes to communicate.

The McNally Foundation’s name offered a distinct opportunity to do a custom logo design that communicated that they were about families without being openly tacky about it. The objective of a logo design is to be remembered and recognized and if the designer attempts to use the logo design to describe exactly how people ought to think or feel they don’t understand the objective of a logo. If viewers have to consider a logo design to understand what it means, it has failed, a logo needs to be instantly understood and a logo that describes itself will never have the chance to be comprehended.

Logo style developed for a Pittsburg hair layout studio featuring a script font a hummingbird and also an implied orchid for the letter O.

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios required a logo which carried a spirit of peace and connection for their new hair studio. I came up with a design which didn’t go the obvious course of designing just a stylized orchid but instead designed a logo design which implied an orchid in the formation of a swirl integrated in to the letter O in the title and by placing emphasis on the logo design using the silhouette of a hummingbird hovering over the logo design itself. The obvious path in designing a logo design is generally the incorrect path and in this case, the design ended up not being about the flower but instead laid the importance on the emotion that they really wanted to transmit to their patrons.

Arabian equine logo design created for a steed ranch that concentrates on breeding Arabian program equines.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo developed a one-of-a-kind business logo design customized 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 quite easily identifiable horse lineages in the world.

Las Cafe, A Pittsburg restaurant logo style a little dining establishment, layout contains a customized script font style which hovers over a group of ornate lines and also dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Coffee shop logo style a tiny restaurant, layout contains a modified script font style which floats over a group of ornate lines as well as dots.

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

Smart Kernels | Logo Design

A kernel is the key part of an operating system (OS). Generally, the kernel is responsible for memory management, process and task management, and hard drive operations. The kernel links the computer hardware to the application software. In other words a kernel is {essentially|quite literally a bridge that behaves as a bridge in between the software program and 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 business offices of Smart kernels. It’s a logo design that doesn’t attempt to point out anything to anyone regarding to what business they are in or how it relates to their specific location. Nevertheless it meant something to the owner of the company and in quite a few cases the symbolism behind a business logo is just as important as how it serves the company it represents.

Evolve logo style developed for a Pittsburginterior developer, style attribute a series of red circles that intersect as well as replace the letter O in the middle of the logo design.

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design | Branding

Evolv Design is a Pittsburg 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, explores, coordinates, and manages such tasks. Interior design is a diverse occupation that includes conceptual development, space planning, site evaluations, programming, analysis, corresponding with the stakeholders of a project, building and construction supervision, and implementation of the design.

logo layout provided for Advanced Leadership Solutions in Pittsburg, the characters for letter V as well as A in center of the word progressed have been changed to tie directly right into the words below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This Pittsburg logo design project was carried out for a management consultant that helps business professionals to develop into more effective at supervising people, expectations, and productivity.

A Pittsburg business logo design including an angler in the center of the name casting a fly in the direction of the customer.

On The Fly | Logo Design | Retail Branding

With companies such as Cabelas and Bass Pros raking in over 7 billion a year offering goods and equipment to outdoor sporting fans the founders of On the Fly realized the market place was ready for an outdoor sporting merchant that functions as a consignment business. Whether you are into boating, sportfishing or mountain climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly provides a venue for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all sorts of interests, a place to sell their used products to other sports enthusiasts.

I tailored their Pittsburg business logo design along with an image which garners the attention of traffic and projects an image that arouses the enthusiasm of the outdoors. With traffic that averages 45 mph I knew 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 serene habitat.

Logo layout MQ ranches, this Pittsburg company logo layout has an area integrated right into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms company logo design wasn’t actually produced for an Pittsburg regional farm it was actually devised for a products broker, and this particular brand was one of multiple which fell under the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The end goal was really to develop an identity that projected self-confidence, effectiveness, and prosperity.

 Pittsburg Logo design for a not-for-profit, Transforming Factor Solutions - the logo design function for ostensibly encountering arrow and the arrowheads suggest that it is a diamond form.

Turning Point Foundation | Logo Design

The Turning Point Foundation was completely open to what type of logo design that they would like, that can be a good thing or a bad thing. Good in that it provides a designer the freedom to discover any concept that comes to mind, bad in that it’s tricky to hit a bullseye in the absence of knowing where exactly the target is. Thankfully, in this case, I nailed a bullseye with the very first shot.

Logo developed for the use of a sign for the dining establishment (Brewgrrs), it is an elaborate manuscript typeface that is similar to a popular Pittsburg sporting activities team logo design.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I’ve designed quite a lot of restaurant logo designs and establishment signs for restaurants, diners, sports bars, night clubs, dining establishments, and eateries all over the US, from cupcake bakeshops to pizza parlors and oyster bars, out of all of them I think Brewgrrs was my absolute favorite. Brewgrrs was a cool project in which I worked directly with the proprietor to create a logo design that 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 neon sign that hung above their doors, and was highly visible and very easy to read from over a block away.

commercial identity design projects

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

Logo designed by ImageCo, Pittsburg, California, CA,

Logo designed by ImageCo, Pittsburg, California, CA,

Logo designed by ImageCo, Pittsburg, California, CA,

Logo designed by ImageCo, Pittsburg, California, CA,

Logo designed by ImageCo, Pittsburg, California, CA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Pittsburg, California, CA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Pittsburg, California, CA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Pittsburg, California, CA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Pittsburg, California, CA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Pittsburg, California, CA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Pittsburg, California, CA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Pittsburg, California, CA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Pittsburg, California, CA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Pittsburg, California, CA,