Acute Care 360 ImageCo, Oak Forest, Illinois, IL,

ImageCo, Oak Forest, Illinois, IL,

Evolv Design logo designed by ImageCo, Oak Forest, Illinois, IL,

Red Panda Publishers logo designed by ImageCo, Oak Forest, Illinois, IL,

Oak Forest, Illinois, IL,

ImageCo, Oak Forest, Illinois, IL,
ImageCo, Oak Forest, Illinois, IL,

Mid Valley Pathology logo designed by ImageCo, Oak Forest, Illinois, IL,

FSA OK logo designed by ImageCo, Oak Forest, Illinois, IL,

Emerald Heights logo designed by ImageCo, Oak Forest, Illinois, IL,

Club Sapphire logo designed by ImageCo, Oak Forest, Illinois, IL,

Downtown Dogs logo designed by ImageCo, Oak Forest, Illinois, IL,

School board logo designed by ImageCo, Oak Forest, Illinois, IL,

Ferry Street Coffee Company logo designed by ImageCo, Oak Forest, Illinois, IL,

Stoney Forensic logo designed by ImageCo, Oak Forest, Illinois, IL,

Smart kernels logo designed by ImageCo, Oak Forest, Illinois, IL,

POINTERS ON DETERMINING THE BEST LOGO DESIGNER

BUDGET

A logo design is an investment in both your time and your money so when a design agency presents a money back guarantee try to remember that they can’t reimburse the time you commit which is much more precious than your money is.

PORTFOLIO

Many designers talk a good game but inevitably a design agency can only be judged from the quality of their design work, if the work in their design portfolio doesn’t feature real world examples chances are they will never be able to produce a top quality logo design.

VISION

A logo’s goal is to be understood and be unforgettable, and it’s purpose is to echo your personal vision for your organization. If a logo designer is not focused on actualizing your vision, the thing they are actually focused on is how fast they can get paid.

Oak Forest LOGO DESIGN​

For over two decades ImageCo has been helping businesses of all kinds grow notable brands. We’ve done logo design work for farmers, universities, diamond miners, party planners, bistros, retailers, and virtually every other kind of business concern you can imagine. What makes ImageCo unique compared to typical graphic designers is that our background is rooted in the electrical sign industry so we undertake every branding project as though it will be utilized as an electric sign. Because of our sign first method our identity designs can, and have been employed in everything from garment labels to electrical signs. Our sign first technique insures that our logos are just as reliable whether they are used in TV commercials or website headers, they are consistently recognizable, understood, and always remembered irrespective of scale or function.

American Made ★ Design

Something which really sets ImageCo apart from many of the design companies that you probably have come across 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. No matter the kind of design project we take on, business logo, website design, trade show banners, or electric sign, we do not, and never will job out our customer’s work to 3rd parties located outside the USA. Whenever you call us at 1-855-IMAGECO the individual that picks up the telephone is ImageCo’s owner and designer, not a middleman that marks up the price of your design project and determines the conditions of how we conduct business.

ASPECTS OF A GOOD LOGO DESIGN

Virtually every new Oak Forest company understands that they require a logo, yet few start-ups thoroughly grasp the crucial role their logo design can perform in their success, or the reason that one logo design functions far better than another. A company logo has an immediate and lasting influence on the growth of a business, select the right one and it will make the door swing and phone ring, choose the incorrect one and it will be a barrier and an impediment for the longevity of an organization. The logos included in the ImageCo portfolio help Oak Forest businesses succeed, they are effective in any given situation and the main reason they are so effective is that they all have these five features in common.
  1. Simplicity: simple logos do not require contemplation, they can be understood in merely a glimpse.
  2. Scalability: from business cards to posters a scalable logo design will be legible and equally emotive at any size.
  3. Versatility: logos which 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 product or company they brand.
  5. Relevance: a logo must be enduring and should feel equally relevant today, tomorrow, and forty years from today.

understanding branding

Brand – It’s both a verb as well as a noun, it’s an identifying mark and also the act of noting something so that it can be recognized, its genesis originates from the mark branded onto animals. Nowadays a brand represents pretty much anything with a motive, regardless of whether it be revenue or government agencies, a brand is an innate aspect of specifying the worth of something 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 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 directed at a target audience, it’s goal is to produce an image that the target market can relate to.

Brand Image – An image planted and cultivated by advertising and marketing and identity design. When a person mentions the names Ferrari or Mustang 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 move us from point A to point B, the image we have (or at least I have) is of speed, beauty, of something dangerous and exotic . That is brand image and brand image is what makes people purchase 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 we can relate to.

Branding Companies – If you look back at the origin of many branding companies you’ll discover that they are often rebranded marketing and advertising companies. When a person says they are in advertising and marketing most individuals will likely have an idea about what they do. Yet when a person claims “I am in branding”… it simply sounds more impressive, maybe it’s due to the fact that the majority of people don’t fully understand what it indicates to be in branding so it comes off as more mysterious and even attractive.

Brand Identity – Is a comprehensive term that describes the visual aspects of a product or company that affect view points. This mainly includes the name, the logo, the packaging, the colors utilized but can also consist of sound, illumination, texture, signage, actually anything that can be seen, touched or heard become part of a brand identity.

Brand Identity Designers
– A brand identity designer is a graphic designer that focuses on a kind of visual design that helps shape the perception of a business, a product or a business. Brand identity designers develop logo designs, signage designs, product packaging, as well as collateral material such as cards, stationery, as well as pamphlets. Some visual designers also design websites and also software interfaces. The important role of a brand identity designer is to create the visual cues and also a psychological tone with the goal of affecting actions, results as well as assumptions.

Featured logos & signs

Retro logo design of a bike produced for a Oak Forest coffee cafe and a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This fledgling coffee roaster and coffeehouse were opening in an older section of the community and hoped to project a vintage feel without coming across as stodgy or low energy. I fulfilled the two tasks via designing a trademark design that features a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is antiquated, higher energy, and is a ageless business image.

medical logo style with a microscopic lense slide and germs made for Oak Forest clinical facility.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the science that studies the triggers and outcomes of diseases, especially the field of medicine which deals with the clinical examination of specimens of body cellular material for diagnostic or forensic intents.

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

Generally I attempt not to be excessively literal with a design and to a degree, this specific design approaches the company it serves fairly literally, but 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 helps make it more appealing, more attention grabbing and more unforgettable.

logo style with a jumping environment-friendly frog developed for a family members fun facility in Oak Forest.

Cool Springz | Logo Design | Retail Branding

The Cool Springz Trampoline Park was a very cool project to work on, probably because a trampoline park is all about fun. It’s also a project that is way out of the norm of the types of projects that come my way, I’ve done dozens of logo designs for doctors, dental offices, and attorneys 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 title of the company has the word springz in its name the clear choice would have been to incorporate a handful of springs into the design but Cool Springz is a fun location to go and spring does not really resonate an atmosphere 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, eventually I landed on a green tree frog and a dimensional treatment of the name itself to provide the logo a more lively 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 utilized for marketing. 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.

photography logo featuring a group of birds, a mountain, a route, a stream, and also a tree - developed for Oak Forest travel photographer.

Travel Don’t Wander | Logo Design | Website Design

Travel Don’t Wander was a logo design job I took on for a travel photographer, which is a fairly specialized field of photography and I think it is a niche profession due to the fact that travel photographers tend not to capture locations or things but instead communicate emotional experiences by means of the images they capture. The thought behind this logo design was to utilize negative space to convey more than what was visible upon first glance, which I think is quintessential of most good photographers in that they often convey whole stories using 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 often have an emotional resonance that can’t be conveyed with just words. I attempted to do something much the same 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 conveyed through the first impression. I think, in hindsight, that my objective was to both brand this photographer with a memorable  Oak Forest logo design but also to illustrate the depth in her art and in the way that she sees the world through the lens of her camera.

 Oak Forest logo design with a seagull made use of for the letter A. Designed for a cordless retail organisation.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The lion’s share of business logo design jobs that I take on I really take pleasure in and the Coastal Wireless assignment was one that I really felt good about, but the customer didn’t quite share my excitement for it. I felt really good about the concept of using the seagull silhouette as a stroke in the letter A but my client, while he liked the concept, really did not care for my choice of birds. This particular guy genuinely despised seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, thankfully the rest of his family didn’t share his scorn for this specific breed of sea bird.

When I turn a concept over to a customer I urge all of them to share it with friends and colleagues and family members as well as with people that they don’t even know so as to get unprejudiced judgements on the value of a design. Fortunately, he discussed it with his family members and they really liked 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 insert every other seabird he could think of … in the end I was able to talk him out of his preference of a pelican and he proceeded with the original concept.

Business logos are a strange animal in the design world because the people that have a tendency to hire an expert to create their logo design understand how important a logo design is for their organization so they are way more invested in the final result. Every logo project possesses it’s share of obstacles, however the most significant obstacle is finding that sweet spot in a design that works really well at the task it’s required to do in branding a company and also giving the customer the identity they see for themselves.

a red panda logo style with bamboo in the background, style for Oak Forest publication author

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a narrow slice of real estate to work with, however it really is the most essential part of a published book because it is often the first thing a person sees in the bookstore. Regarding a publisher, it’s the absolute best opportunity that they will ever have to publicize their product and get their logo design in front of the individuals that shop for actual books.

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

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

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines come and depart nevertheless it looks like that in many occurrences one of the traits individuals tend to remember the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a smaller start-up commuter/shuttle airline company located in LA and although I’m not sure it really “took off” their logo design didn’t ground them. The bookend A’s in their name lent itself well to affording a good sense of air travel and it was definitely a success.

 Oak Forest logo layout used for advertising and marketing as well as a label layout for Vintage Situation features an archaic font design.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case focused in brand new cases for music instruments, that looked to be antique cases. For this logo concept I tried to come up with a logo that had a fluid retro feel to it and could easily be used for anything from a website to an insignia on brand new cases that seemed like they were from another era.

Logo developed for an orthodontist in Oak Forest, layout include an arc with lines converging through it to suggest steel braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dentistry logo designs can be one of the most difficult logo design jobs due to the fact that it seems that virtually every dentist involves a smile, a tooth, a smiling tooth, or a toothy smile in their design. Dentistry logo designs are one of the most cliche ridden careers when it comes to small business marketing, if dining establishments approached their advertising in the very same way dental practices do every one of their company logos would definitely be a picture explaining anything they served, McDonalds would probably have a picture of a potato and a cow.

I recognize the thinking behind including an illustration of something mouth associated to a dentist’s logo nevertheless 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 dental care profession.

I really enjoy doing dentistry logos because it challenges me to come up with a design that implies dentistry or a particular field of dentistry like orthodontics without resorting to the clichéd approach that so many dentists settle on.

Kujak Orthodontics provided such an opportunity and ultimately I created a layout that doesn’t have a solitary 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 family members not-for-profit, the logo design features 4 personalities staggered in elevation to represent 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 love that William McNally had for the families in his community. Many logos with the name “family” in them tend to contain pictures 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 discovered that the best designs are the ones that are downplayed and never hit the viewer on the head with what the business or institution hopes to communicate.

The McNally Foundation’s name presented a unique opportunity to do a logo that conveyed that they were about families without being openly tacky about it. The aim of a logo design is to be remembered and recognized and if the designer attempts to use the logo to explain specifically how individuals ought to think or feel they don’t understand the purpose of a logo. If viewers 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 likelihood to be understood.

Logo design created for a Oak Forest hair design workshop featuring a script font a hummingbird and also an implied orchid for the letter O.

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios needed a logo design that projected an atmosphere of serenity and class for their new hair salon. I came up with a design which did not go the obvious course of creating just a stylized orchid but alternatively designed a logo design that implied a flower in the formation of a swirl integrated in to the letter O in the title and by putting attention on the concept using the silhouette of a hummingbird floating over the image itself. The obvious path in creating a logo is oftentimes the incorrect path and in this case, the design ended up not being about the flower but alternately laid the attention on the perception that they really wanted to transmit to their patrons.

Arabian horse logo style produced for a horse ranch that focuses on breeding Arabian show horses.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo developed a distinct brand design fashioned to illustrate the unique physical traits of the Arabian kind of equines. With an identifiable head shape and high tail carriage, the Arabian is one of the most easily recognizable equine lineages in the entire world.

Las Cafe, A Oak Forest Coffee shop logo design a little restaurant, layout includes a changed script typeface which hovers over a group of luxuriant lines and also dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Cafe logo style a tiny dining establishment, design contains a changed manuscript font which floats above a group of luxuriant lines and also dots.

Logo design for a software designer the design functions as well as renowned Oak Forest 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). Typically, the kernel is responsible for memory administration, process and task management, and drive operations. The kernel connects the system hardware to the application software. In other words a kernel is {essentially|quite literally a bridge that acts as a bridge between the software and hardware.

The logo I came up with for Smart Kernels was based on an actual bridge that is situated a few miles from the business offices of Smart kernels. It’s a logo design that doesn’t attempt to identify anything to anyone pertaining to what business they are in or how it relates to their specific location. But it symbolized something to the business owner of the company and in many cases the significance supporting a logo is just as important as how it brands the enterprise it represents.

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

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design | Branding

Evolv Design is a Oak Forest interior design company and this logo design is representational of the work that an interior designer does in. An interior designer is somebody who arranges, investigates, collaborates, and oversees such projects. Interior design is a multifaceted occupation that consists of conceptual development, space planning, site inspections, programming, analysis, communicating with the stakeholders of a project, building and construction supervision, and implementation of the design.

logo layout done for Advanced Leadership Solutions in Oak Forest, the characters for letter V and A in middle of words progressed have actually been customized to connect directly right into words listed below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This Oak Forest logo design project was carried out for a leadership specialist that enables business leaders to become more successful at managing people, expectations, and productivity.

A Oak Forest business logo design including an angler in the middle of the name casting a fly towards the viewer.

On The Fly | Logo Design | Retail Branding

With brand names like Cabelas and Bass Pros raking in over 7 billion a year offering supplies and equipment to outdoor sporting fans the owners of On the Fly knew the market was primed for an outdoor sporting merchant that operates as a consignment business. Whether you are into boating, fishing or mountain climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly provides a destination for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all types of interests, a spot to market their pre-owned equipment to other sports enthusiasts.

I created their Oak Forest logo design along with an illustration that captures the attention of traffic and sends an image that wakens the passion of the outdoors. With 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 image of a fly fisherman in his natural and tranquil habitat.

Logo design MQ ranches, this Oak Forest company logo design has actually a field integrated right into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms brand design wasn’t really designed for an Oak Forest area farm it was in reality created for a products broker, and this company logo was one of several that fell beneath the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The goal was really to generate a graphic that projects esteem, financial success, and opulence.

 Oak Forest Logo design for a not-for-profit, Transforming Point Solutions - the logo design feature for externally dealing with arrowhead as well as the arrowheads imply that it is a diamond shape.

Turning Point Foundation | Logo Design

The Turning Point Foundation was totally open to what kind of logo design they preferred, this can be a good thing or a bad thing. Good in that it gives a designer the opportunity to explore any concept that comes to mind, bad in that it’s challenging to hit a bullseye in the absence of realizing where the target is. Fortunately, in this instance, I hit a bullseye with the first shot.

Logo made for making use of an indication for the restaurant (Brewgrrs), it is an ornate script font style that is evocative a popular Oak Forest sporting activities group logo design.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I have created quite a lot of restaurant logos 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 think Brewgrrs was my absolute favorite. Brewgrrs was a great undertaking in which I worked closely with the proprietor to develop a logo design 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 above their doors, and was highly visible and very legible from over a block away.

commercial branding projects

Logo designed by ImageCo, Oak Forest, Illinois, IL,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Oak Forest, Illinois, IL,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Oak Forest, Illinois, IL,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Oak Forest, Illinois, IL,
Electrical sign design for Oak Forest restaurnat designed by Oak Forest Sign Shop
Oak Forest logo design and brand identity design for Oak Forest commercial businesses
Logo designed by ImageCo, Oak Forest, Illinois, IL,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Oak Forest, Illinois, IL,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Oak Forest, Illinois, IL,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Oak Forest, Illinois, IL,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Oak Forest, Illinois, IL,

Logo designed by ImageCo, Oak Forest, Illinois, IL,

Logo designed by ImageCo, Oak Forest, Illinois, IL,

Logo designed by ImageCo, Oak Forest, Illinois, IL,

Logo designed by ImageCo, Oak Forest, Illinois, IL,

Logo designed by ImageCo, Oak Forest, Illinois, IL,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Oak Forest, Illinois, IL,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Oak Forest, Illinois, IL,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Oak Forest, Illinois, IL,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Oak Forest, Illinois, IL,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Oak Forest, Illinois, IL,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Oak Forest, Illinois, IL,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Oak Forest, Illinois, IL,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Oak Forest, Illinois, IL,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Oak Forest, Illinois, IL,