Acute Care 360 ImageCo, South Gate, California, CA,

ImageCo, South Gate, California, CA,

Evolv Design logo designed by ImageCo, South Gate, California, CA,

Red Panda Publishers logo designed by ImageCo, South Gate, California, CA,

South Gate, California, CA,

ImageCo, South Gate, California, CA,
ImageCo, South Gate, California, CA,

Mid Valley Pathology logo designed by ImageCo, South Gate, California, CA,

FSA OK logo designed by ImageCo, South Gate, California, CA,

Emerald Heights logo designed by ImageCo, South Gate, California, CA,

Club Sapphire logo designed by ImageCo, South Gate, California, CA,

Downtown Dogs logo designed by ImageCo, South Gate, California, CA,

School board logo designed by ImageCo, South Gate, California, CA,

Ferry Street Coffee Company logo designed by ImageCo, South Gate, California, CA,

Stoney Forensic logo designed by ImageCo, South Gate, California, CA,

Smart kernels logo designed by ImageCo, South Gate, California, CA,

POINTERS ON IDENTIFYING THE BEST LOGO DESIGNER

BUDGET

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

PORTFOLIO

Many design firms talk a good game but inevitably a design firm can only be judged by the quality of their portfolio, if the work in their design portfolio doesn’t contain actual examples chances are they won’t 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 reflect your unique vision for your organization. If a designer is not focused on fulfilling your vision, the thing they are actually focused on is how fast they can get paid.

South Gate LOGO DESIGN​

For over 20 years ImageCo has been helping business owners develop unforgettable brands. We’ve done brand design work for ranchers, universities, heart surgeons, party planners, coffee roasters, retail stores, and virtually every other kind of business you can imagine. What makes us unique compared to our competitors is that our background is rooted in the electrical sign industry so we approach every logo design project as though it will be utilized as an electrical sign. As a result of our sign first technique our identity designs can, and have been utilized in everything from clothing labels to neon signs. Our sign first method guarantees that our logos are equally successful whether they are used in television commercials or website apps, they are consistently recognizable, comprehended, and always remembered regardless of size or purpose.

American Made ★ Design

Something that really sets ImageCo apart from many of the design agencies that you might possibly have stumbled upon on-line, companies like Thumbtack, Design Hill, Upwork, or Crowdspring is that absolutely every project we are retained to do, we do ourselves. Regardless of the type of design project we undertake, logo design, website design, trade show banners, or electric sign, we do not, and never will farm out our client’s work to agencies located outside the US. Whenever you call us at 1-855-IMAGECO the person that picks up the phone is ImageCo’s owner and designer, not a broker that increases the cost of your design project and determines the terms of how we conduct business.

QUALITIES OF A GOOD LOGO DESIGN

Nearly every new South Gate business knows they need a logo, however few new business owners entirely realize the pivotal role their organization’s logo can make in their success, or exactly why one logo design functions more effectively than another. A logo design has a critical and long term influence on the growth of a business, pick the correct one and it will make the door swing and cash register ring, choose the wrong one and it will be a barrier and a hindrance for the life span of an organization. The logos presented in the ImageCo portfolio help South Gate companies succeed, they are effective in any given scenario and the reason they are so effective is that they all have these 5 things in common.
  1. Simplicity: simple logo designs don’t require deliberation, they can be grasped in merely a glimpse.
  2. Scalability: from label to retail signs a scalable logo will stay legible and just as emotive at every scale.
  3. Versatility: logos that operate on any sort 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 company they brand.
  5. Relevance: a logo needs to be lasting and should feel equally relevant today, tomorrow, and thirty years from now.

understanding branding

Brand – It’s a verb and also a noun, it is an identifying mark and also the act of noting something to ensure that it could be identified, its origin comes from the brand burned onto animals. Today a brand symbolizes practically anything with a motive, regardless of whether it be earnings or politics, a brand is an inherent aspect of specifying the value of a specific thing in the public’s mind.

Branding – Is sort of like advertising and marketing’s attractive sister, they are all from the exact same family, the distinction 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 goal is to produce an image that the audience will identify with.

Brand Image – An image planted and cultivated through advertising and marketing as well as identity design. When a person mentions the names Lamborghini or Mustang what we think of is their brand image, it’s a picture that exists in our minds. That image isn’t an image of a car with 4 wheels that can move 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 brands. Brand image is why people buy specific brands, from Nike to Adidas Chevy or Ford, Democrats or Republicans … all driven by brand images that we can relate to.

Branding Agencies – If you reflect on the origin of a lot of branding agencies you’ll find that they are often re-branded marketing and advertising companies. When somebody says they are in advertising the majority of people will likely have an idea about what they do. But when somebody claims “I am in branding”… it just sounds more attractive, probably it’s because lots of people don’t know what it implies to be in branding so it comes off as mysterious and perhaps even sexy.

Brand Identity – Is a comprehensive term that explains the visual elements of a product or company that influence view points. This largely consists of the name, the logo, the product packaging, the colors utilized yet can likewise include sound, lights, texture, signs, actually anything that can be seen, touched or listened to become part of a brand identity.

Brand Identity Designer
– A brand identity designer is a graphic designer that focuses on a type of visual design which helps shape the perception of a company, a product or a company. Brand identity designers develop logo designs, signage designs, product packaging, as well as collateral products such as cards, stationery, and also pamphlets. Some identity designers also design websites and also user interfaces. The essential function of a brand identity designer is to establish the visual cues and also a psychological tone with the objective of influencing actions, results and also understandings.

Featured logos & signs

Retro logo layout of a bicycle developed for a South Gate coffee cafe and a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This fledgling coffee roaster and coffeehouse were opening in an old section of the city and hoped to project a vintage feel without appearing as stodgy or low energy. I accomplished the two tasks via creating a business logo design that features a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is old-fashioned, higher energy, and is a ageless business image.

medical logo design with a microscope slide as well as germs made for South Gate medical facility.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the science which examines the triggers and outcomes of diseases, mainly the branch of medicine which deals with the laboratory examination of specimens of body tissue for diagnostic or forensic intents.

The Mid-Valley Pathology logo design I came up with is really the sole instance I remember in which I was able to incorporate a bacteria-laden microscope slide within a business logo design.

Generally I try not to be overly literal with a concept and to a degree, this design approaches the company it represents quite literally, but it does it in a way that incorporates the slide as part of the name so it doesn’t serve so much as an illustration of what Mid-Valley Pathology does so much as acts as an enhancement to the name that makes it more interesting, more interest grabbing and much more meaningful.

logo style with a leaping eco-friendly frog made for a family enjoyable center in South Gate.

Cool Springz | Logo Design | Retail Branding

The Cool Springz Trampoline Park was a really fun project to work on, probably because a trampoline park is all about fun. It’s additionally a project that is way out of the usual of the types of projects which come my way, I’ve produced dozens of logo designs for health care providers, dentists, and attorneys but Cool Springz is without question the only trampoline park that I have actually ever had the opportunity to work on.

Given that the full name of the company has the word springz in its name the obvious choice would have been to incorporate a couple springs into the design but Cool Springz is a fun destination to go and spring doesn’t really reflect an environment 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, ultimately I landed on a green tree frog and a dimensional treatment of the title itself to provide the logo a more dynamic high energy mood.

In the end, Cool Springz ended up loving my brainchild and named the frog Jax and incorporated him in to everything they used for promotion and marketing. I also believe this is the only time that a logo I did was made into a mascot when they had an employee costume fabricated to look exactly like my frog design.

digital photography logo including a flock of birds, a hill, a route, a stream, as well as a tree - created for South Gate travel 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 fairly niche field of photography and I believe it is a niche sector because travel photographers tend not to shoot places or things but instead communicate emotional journeys through the photos they record. The idea behind this logo design was to utilize negative space to project more than what was visible upon first view, which I think is quintessential of most good photographers in that they frequently convey entire stories through their photography.

It’s said that a picture is worth a thousand 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 communicated with just words. I made an effort to do something similar to this logo 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 goal was to both brand this photographer with a memorable  South Gate logo design but also to reveal the depth in her work and in the way that she sees the world through the lens of her camera.

 South Gate logo layout with a seagull made use of for the letter A. Designed for a cordless retail organisation.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The bulk of custom logo design jobs that I take on I genuinely take pleasure in and the Coastal Wireless assignment 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 letter A however my client, even though he liked the concept, really did not care for my choice of birds. This guy seriously hated seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, fortunately the rest of his family members did not share his scorn for this specific breed of sea bird.

When I turn a design over to a customer I urge all of them to discuss it with colleagues and family members as well as with individuals that they don’t actually know so as to get objective assessments on the benefit of a design. Fortunately, he discussed it with his whole 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 incorporate every other seabird he could think of … ultimately I was able to talk him out of his choice of a pelican and he proceeded with the original design.

Custom logo designs are a strange creature in the design world given that the people that have a tendency to hire a professional to design their logo design recognize how essential a logo design is for their company so they are much more vested in the final result. Every logo job has it’s share of difficulties, but the most significant challenge is finding that sweet spot in a design that functions really well at the task it’s needed to do in branding a company and also giving the client the identity they see for themselves.

a red panda logo design with bamboo in the background, design for South Gate book author

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a cramped parcel of real estate to work with, yet it is the most important part of a printed book considering that it is often the first thing a person sees in the bookstore. With respect to a publishing company, it’s the best opportunity they will ever get to advertise their brand and get their logo design in front of the individuals that buy actual books.

This 3 color design is vibrant, colorful and eye-catching and it leaves plenty of territory for the title and the author’s name.

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

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines come and depart however it seems like that in many cases 1 of the aspects consumers usually tend to recall the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a modest startup commuter/shuttle airline company based in LA and although I’m not sure it really “took off” their business logo didn’t ground them. The bookend A’s in their brand lent itself well to imparting a good sense of airline flight and it was surely a victory.

 South Gate logo layout used for marketing as well as a label layout for Vintage Case includes an old typeface design.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case specialized in all new cases for music instruments, that seemed to be older cases. For this logo concept I tried to come up with a logo that offered a fluid old style feel to it and could easily be utilized for everything from a web site to a label on brand new cases that seemed like they were from a different generation.

Logo design created for an orthodontist in South Gate, layout include an arc with lines converging with it to indicate steel dental braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dentistry logos can easily be one of the most difficult logo projects because it appears that almost every dental professional integrates a smile, a tooth, a smiling tooth, or a toothy smile in their design. Dentistry business logos are one of the very most cliche ridden professions when it comes to business branding, if dining establishments approached their advertising in the exact same way dental offices do every one of their company logos would definitely be a picture trying to explain something they served, McDonalds would most likely have an image of a potato and a cow.

I understand the thinking behind incorporating a likeness of something mouth related to a dentist’s company logo nevertheless 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 industry.

I actually love doing dentist business logos 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 course of action that so many dentists settle on.

Kujak Orthodontics delivered such an opportunity and subsequently 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 implied in the concept. When I turned this particular concept over to the customer the only smile that was apparent was the smile on Dr. Kujak’s face.

William McNally logo created for a family members nonprofit, the logo includes 4 characters 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 logo design that would be depictive of the devotion that William McNally had for the residents in his city. The majority of 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 with regards 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 institution wants to relate.

The McNally Foundation’s name provided a unique opportunity to do a custom logo design that communicated that they were about families without being overtly tacky about it. The goal of a logo design is to be remembered and recognized and if the designer attempts to use the logo design to summarize exactly how individuals should think or feel they don’t understand the objective of a logo. If viewers have to consider a logo to understand what it means, it has been in vain, a logo needs to be instantly understood and a logo design that describes itself won’t have the likelihood to be comprehended.

Logo design developed for a South Gate hair style studio featuring a manuscript font a hummingbird and also an indicated orchid for the letter O.

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios required a logo design that communicated an atmosphere of ease and class for their new hair studio. I came up with a concept which did not go the obvious route of making merely a stylized orchid but alternatively delivered a logo design which implied a flower in the formation of a swirl featured into the letter O in the name and by placing emphasis on the logo design along with the figure of a hummingbird hovering above the logo itself. The obvious path in designing a logo is in most cases the incorrect path and in this case, the design ended up not being about the flower but alternately put the emphasis on the emotion that they wanted to forecast to their patrons.

Arabian steed logo layout created for an equine ranch that concentrates on breeding Arabian show horses.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo crafted a distinct logo design fashioned to exemplify the unique physical traits of the Arabian kind of horses. By having an unique head shape and very high tail posture, the Arabian is one of the very most quite easily recognizable equine lineages in the whole world.

Las Cafe, A South Gate Coffee shop logo style a tiny restaurant, layout includes a modified manuscript typeface which hovers over a team of luxuriant lines and also dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Coffee shop logo style a small dining establishment, design consists of a customized script typeface which hovers over a group of elaborate lines as well as dots.

Logo layout for a software application programmer the style attributes and also iconic South Gate element of a bridge to the left of the name.

Smart Kernels | Logo Design

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

The logo design 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 spell out anything to anyone with regards 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 substance behind a company logo is equally as important as how it brands the business it represents.

Evolve logo design developed for a South Gateinterior developer, design feature a series of red circles that converge and also replace the letter O in the center of the logo design.

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design | Branding

Evolv Design is a South Gate 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, collaborates, and manages such tasks. Interior design is a multifaceted profession that consists of conceptual development, area planning, site evaluations, programming, study, corresponding with the stakeholders of a project, building and construction supervision, and execution of the design.

logo design done for Advanced Leadership Solutions in South Gate, the personalities for letter V and also A in center of words progressed have been customized to link straight into words listed below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This South Gate logo design assignment was undertaken for a management specialist that aids business professionals to become more effective at managing people, expectations, and profitability.

A South Gate 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 brand names such as Cabelas and Bass Pros raking in over 7 billion a year offering supplies and equipment to outdoor sporting fans the founders of On the Fly recognized the market place was primed for an outdoor sporting store that functions as a consignment firm. Whether or not you are into boating, sportfishing or mountain climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly provides a place for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all sorts of passions, a place to sell off their previously owned items to other sports enthusiasts.

I designed their South Gate logo design design utilizing an illustration that seizes the attention of traffic and projects an image that arouses the enthusiasm of the outdoors. With traffic that averages 45 mph I realized it would take more than the average logo/sign to get commuters to take notice, hence the illustration of a fly fisherman in his natural and peaceful habitat.

Logo style MQ ranches, this South Gate company logo style has a field incorporated right into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms business logo idea wasn’t actually created for an South Gate regional farm it was actually devised for a products broker, and this business logo was one of several that fell beneath the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The goal was to develop a graphic that projected assurance, financial success, and wealth.

 South Gate Logo design for a not-for-profit, Turning Factor Solutions - the logo design feature for ostensibly facing arrowhead as well as 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 would like, that can be a good thing or a bad thing. Good in that it provides a designer the opportunity to delve into any concept that comes to mind, bad in that it’s difficult to hit a bullseye without recognizing where exactly the target is. Luckily, in this particular case, I hit a bullseye with the 1st go.

Logo design designed for the use of a sign for the restaurant (Brewgrrs), it is an ornate manuscript font style that is similar to a famous South Gate sports group logo design.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I’ve created dozens of restaurant business logos 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 believe Brewgrrs was my absolute favorite. Brewgrrs was a neat project where I worked directly with the owner to develop a logo design that worked really well and did a great job to brand them, it functioned on everything on everything from coasters, and tap handles all the way to the lighted signage that hung above their doors, and was highly visible and very legible from over a block away.

commercial identity design projects

Logo designed by ImageCo, South Gate, California, CA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, South Gate, California, CA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, South Gate, California, CA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, South Gate, California, CA,
Electrical sign design for South Gate restaurnat designed by South Gate Sign Company
South Gate logo design and brand identity design for South Gate retailers
Logo designed by ImageCo, South Gate, California, CA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, South Gate, California, CA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, South Gate, California, CA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, South Gate, California, CA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, South Gate, California, CA,

Logo designed by ImageCo, South Gate, California, CA,

Logo designed by ImageCo, South Gate, California, CA,

Logo designed by ImageCo, South Gate, California, CA,

Logo designed by ImageCo, South Gate, California, CA,

Logo designed by ImageCo, South Gate, California, CA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, South Gate, California, CA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, South Gate, California, CA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, South Gate, California, CA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, South Gate, California, CA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, South Gate, California, CA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, South Gate, California, CA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, South Gate, California, CA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, South Gate, California, CA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, South Gate, California, CA,