Acute Care 360 ImageCo, Davenport, Iowa, IA,

ImageCo, Davenport, Iowa, IA,

Evolv Design logo designed by ImageCo, Davenport, Iowa, IA,

Red Panda Publishers logo designed by ImageCo, Davenport, Iowa, IA,

Davenport, Iowa, IA,

ImageCo, Davenport, Iowa, IA,
ImageCo, Davenport, Iowa, IA,

Mid Valley Pathology logo designed by ImageCo, Davenport, Iowa, IA,

FSA OK logo designed by ImageCo, Davenport, Iowa, IA,

Emerald Heights logo designed by ImageCo, Davenport, Iowa, IA,

Club Sapphire logo designed by ImageCo, Davenport, Iowa, IA,

Downtown Dogs logo designed by ImageCo, Davenport, Iowa, IA,

School board logo designed by ImageCo, Davenport, Iowa, IA,

Ferry Street Coffee Company logo designed by ImageCo, Davenport, Iowa, IA,

Stoney Forensic logo designed by ImageCo, Davenport, Iowa, IA,

Smart kernels logo designed by ImageCo, Davenport, Iowa, IA,

TIPS ON DETERMINING THE BEST 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 bear in mind that they can’t reimburse the amount of time you invest which is eminently more valuable than your money is.

PORTFOLIO

Many designers talk a good game but inevitably a design agency can only be evaluated by the quality of their design work, if the work in their portfolio doesn’t contain actual samples chances are they will not be able to produce a quality logo design.

VISION

A logo’s objective is to be understood and remembered, and it’s purpose is to reflect your unique vision for your company. If a logo designer is not focused on fulfilling your vision, the thing they are really focused on is how soon they will get paid.

Davenport LOGO DESIGN​

For over 20 years ImageCo has been helping business owners develop notable brands. We have performed logo design work for mechanics, universities, diamond miners, wedding singers, coffee roasters, retail stores, and practically every other kind of business concern you can think of. What makes ImageCo different compared to typical graphic designers 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 designs can, and have been used in everything from clothing labels to electrical signs. Our sign first method insures that our logos are equally successful whether they are used in television commercials or website apps, they are consistently identifiable, understood, and always remembered regardless of scale or function.

American Made ★ Design

Something that truly sets ImageCo apart from many of the design agencies that you probably have come across on-line, companies like Thumbtack, Design Hill, Upwork, or Crowdspring is that each and every project we are retained to perform, we do ourselves. No matter the kind of project we accept, logo, website design, trade show exhibit, or commercial sign, we do not, and never will job-out our client’s projects to organizations based outside the USA. When you contact us at 1-855-IMAGECO the person that picks up the phone is ImageCo’s owner and designer, not an agent that marks up the cost of your project and dictates the conditions of how we conduct business.

QUALITIES OF AN EFFECTIVE LOGO DESIGN

It’s likely that every new Davenport entrepreneur knows they probably need a logo, but few start ups fully grasp the pivotal role their organization’s logo can perform in their success, or precisely why one logo design performs better than another. A company logo has an instant and sustaining effect on the viability of a business, go with the correct one and it can make the door swing and phone ring, select the incorrect one and it can be an obstacle and an impediment for the life span of an organization. The logos featured in the ImageCo portfolio help Davenport businesses succeed, they are effective in any given circumstance and the reason they are so effective is because they all have these 5 features in common.
  1. Simplicity: simple logo designs don’t need scrutiny, they can be grasped in just a glance.
  2. Scalability: from business cards to retail signs a scalable logo will continue to be legible and equally emotive at every size.
  3. Versatility: logos which work on any device, in print, on product packaging, on a mobile phone, or on a ball-cap.
  4. Suitability: they are appropriate, they feel exclusive, and they are suitable for the product or company they brand.
  5. Relevance: a company logo must be ageless and should feel equally relevant today, tomorrow, and thirty years from today.

understand your brand

Brand – It is a verb and also a noun, it is an identifying mark and the process of denoting something so that it can be distinguished, its foundation comes from the brand burned onto livestock. Nowadays a brand signifies basically anything with a motive, whether it be revenue or politics, a brand is an inherent aspect of specifying the worth of a specific thing in the public’s mind.

Branding – Is kind of like marketing and advertising’s attractive cousin, they are each from the very 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 competition targeted at a specific audience, it’s objective is to develop a mental image that the audience will relate to.

Brand Image – An image planted and cultivated through advertising and marketing and identity design. When a person mentions the 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 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, elegance, of something dangerous and exotic . That is brand image and brand image is what makes people purchase those products. Brand image is why people get most things, from Pepsi to Coke Chevy or Ford, Democrats or Republicans … all driven by brand images that people can relate to.

Branding Firms – If you reflect on the origin of many branding agencies you’ll discover that they are frequently re-branded advertising and marketing agencies. When somebody says they are in advertising lots of people will likely have a preconceived notion about the type of work they do anything that can be seen, touched or listened to are part of a brand identity.

Brand Identity Designer
– A brand identity designer is a graphic designer that specializes in a kind of visual design which helps form the perception of a business, a product or a company. Brand identity designers develop logo designs, signage designs, product packaging, as well as collateral products such as cards, stationery, as well as brochures. Some visual designers also build sites and user interfaces. The vital duty of a brand identity designer is to create the visual cues and an emotional tone with the objective of affecting activities, results and also assumptions.

select logos & signs

Retro logo layout of a bicycle developed for a Davenport coffee cafe as well as a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This fledgling coffee roaster and bistro were opening in an old section of town and hoped to cast an old-fashioned tone without appearing as uninteresting or low energy. I achieved each of the jobs by designing a sign design that uses a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is old-fashioned, high energy, and is a ageless business image.

medical logo design with a microscope slide as well as bacteria designed for Davenport medical facility.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the science which investigates the root causes and effects of diseases, mainly the field of healthcare that works with the laboratory assessment of samplings of body tissue for diagnostic or forensic intents.

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

Usually I attempt not to be excessively literal with a design and to a point, this design approaches the company it serves very 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 illustration of what Mid-Valley Pathology does so much as acts as an enhancer to the name that helps make it more captivating, more attention grabbing and more memorable.

logo layout with a jumping green frog created for a family members fun center in Davenport.

Cool Springz | Logo Design | Retail Branding

The Cool Springz Trampoline Park was a very fun 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 projects that come my way, I’ve done dozens of logo designs for physicians, dental professionals, and attorneys but Cool Springz is without question the one and only trampoline park which I have ever had the opportunity to work on.

Given that the name of the company has the word springz in its name the apparent choice would have been to include a few springs into the design but Cool Springz is a fun location to go and spring doesn’t 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, in the end I landed on a green tree frog and a dimensional treatment of the name itself to give the logo a better dynamic high energy feeling.

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

digital photography logo including a flock of birds, a mountain, a path, a stream, and a tree - made for Davenport traveling professional photographer.

Travel Don’t Wander | Logo Design | Website Design

Travel Don’t Wander was a custom logo design job I took on for a travel photographer, which is a pretty specialized field of photography and I believe it is a niche profession due to the fact that travel photographers tend not to shoot places or things but rather project emotional experiences through the photos they record. The idea behind this logo concept was to make use of negative space to communicate more than what was visible upon first view, which I think is quintessential of most good photographers in that they frequently convey whole stories using their photography.

It’s said that a picture is worth a 1000 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 conveyed with just words. I tried to do something comparable 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 looking back, that my goal was to both brand this photographer with a memorable  Davenport logo but also to reveal the depth to her work and in the way that she perceives the world through the lens of her camera.

 Davenport 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 business logo design jobs that I take on I seriously take pleasure in and the Coastal Wireless project was one that I certainly felt good about, but the client didn’t quite share my enthusiasm for it. I felt really good about the idea of using the seagull shape as a stroke in the letter A however my client, while he liked the concept, really did not care for my choice of birds. This guy seriously despised seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, luckily the rest of his friends and family did not share his scorn for this particular kind of sea bird.

When I turn a concept over to a customer I encourage all of them to discuss it with friends and colleagues and family members as well as with individuals that they don’t even know so as to get unbiased opinions on the worthiness of a design concept. Fortunately, he shared it with his family members and they loved 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 … ultimately I was able to talk him out of his choice of a pelican and he went with the original design.

Business logos are a weird animal in the design world because the people that have a tendency to hire a professional to design their logo design understand how crucial a logo design is for their organization so they are way more vested in the end result. Every logo design project possesses it’s allotment of difficulties, but the greatest obstacle is identifying 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 client the identity they see for themselves.

a red panda logo layout with bamboo in the background, style for Davenport publication publisher

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a slender slice of real estate to work with, yet it is the most crucial part of a printed book because it is in most cases the first thing a person views in the bookstore. Regarding a publishing company, it’s the most ideal opportunity they will ever get to promote their label and get their logo design in front of the people that shop for actual books.

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

Air LA logo design created for an airline in Los Angeles, the logo has 2 letter A's with benches customized to imply they are wings.

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines come and depart yet it seems like that in many occurrences 1 of the things consumers often tend to recall the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a young fledgling commuter/shuttle air service located in LA and although I’m not sure it actually “took off” their logo design didn’t ground them. The bookend A’s in their brand lent itself well to affording a sense of flight and it was certainly a winner.

 Davenport logo design used for advertising and marketing and also a tag layout for Vintage Case includes an antiquated font design.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case specialized in new cases for musical instruments, which appeared to be much older cases. For this brand concept I attempted to come up with a logo that possessed a fluid old-fashioned feel to it and could be utilized for every thing from a website to an insignia on brand new cases that seemed like they were from a different era.

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

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dental care business logos can easily be one of the most difficult logo design jobs because it seems that every dentist includes a smile, a tooth, a smiling tooth, or a toothy smile in their design. Dental logo designs are one of the most cliche ridden fields when it comes to company advertising, if dining establishments approached their advertising in the same way dental professionals do every one of their logos would be a picture explaining something they served, McDonalds would probably include a picture of a potato and a cow.

I understand the thinking behind including an image of something mouth related to a dentist’s company 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 really love doing dentistry logo designs because it challenges me to come up with a design that implies dentistry or a specific area of dentistry like orthodontics without resorting to the stereotypical approach that so many dentists settle on.

Kujak Orthodontics delivered such an opportunity and ultimately I created a design that doesn’t have a solitary smile or a tooth in it, but even though they aren’t obvious, they are still implied in the concept. When I turned this design over to the client the only smile that was apparent was really the smile on Dr. Kujak’s face.

William McNally logo design developed for a family nonprofit, the logo design features 4 characters startled in elevation to stand for a family with in the style.

William McNally | Logo Design | Branding

The William McNally Family Foundation contacted ImageCo to help them come up with a logo that would be illustrative of the love that William McNally had for the people in his city. Most logos with the name “family” in them tend to contain portrayals of a happy family, a cliche heavy strategy to any logo design is to be far too literal about what the name says or the industry it represents. I’ve found that the best concepts are the ones that are understated and never hit the viewer on the head with what the company or organization hopes to project.

The McNally Foundation’s name provided a unique opportunity to do a logo design that conveyed that they were about families without being openly cheesy about it. The aim of a logo design is to be remembered and recognized and if the designer tries to use the logo design to explain how individuals ought to think or feel they don’t understand the purpose of a logo. If people have to consider a logo design to understand what it means, it has failed, a logo needs to be instantly understood and a logo design that explains itself will never have the opportunity to be comprehended.

Logo layout produced for a Davenport hair design workshop featuring a manuscript font a hummingbird as well as an implied orchid for the letter O.

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios required a logo which communicated a sense of serenity and connection for their new hair studio. I came up with a design that didn’t go the obvious course of making merely a stylized orchid but alternatively designed a logo design which suggested a flower in the formation of a swirl blended into the letter O in the title and by putting attention on the logo design with the silhouette of a hummingbird hovering above the logo design itself. The obvious path in designing a logo is more often than not the incorrect route and in this case, the design ended up not being about the orchid but instead put the main focus on the perception that they really wanted to project to their customers.

Arabian equine logo design developed for an equine cattle ranch that concentrates on breeding Arabian show horses.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo created an original company logo concept customized to symbolize the unique physical traits of the Arabian kind of equines. With an unique head form and very high tail posture, the Arabian is one of the highly easily identifiable equine types in the whole world.

Las Cafe, A Davenport Coffee shop logo design a little restaurant, layout consists of a customized script font which floats above a group of elaborate lines as well as dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Coffee shop logo design a little dining establishment, design includes a modified manuscript font style which floats above a team of luxuriant lines and also dots.

Logo style for a software designer the style features and famous Davenport element of a bridge to the left of the name.

Smart Kernels | Logo Design

A kernel is the central component of an operating system (OS). Traditionally, the kernel is responsible for memory administration, process and task management, and disk managing. The kernel unites 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 computer hardware.

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

Advance logo design developed for a Davenportindoor designer, layout feature a collection of red circles that converge and also replace the letter O in the middle of the logo design.

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design | Branding

Evolv Design is a Davenport 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 organizes, researches, collaborates, and manages such tasks. Interior design is a multifaceted profession that involves conceptual development, area planning, site inspections, programming, research study, communicating with the stakeholders of a project, construction supervision, and implementation of the design.

logo layout provided for Advanced Leadership Solutions in Davenport, the personalities for letter V and A in middle of the word advanced have actually been customized to link directly right into words listed below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This Davenport logo design assignment was carried out for a management consultant that aids business leaders to become more effective at handling people, expectations, and productivity.

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

On The Fly | Logo Design | Retail Branding

With brand names such as Cabelas and Bass Pros raking in more than 7 billion a year offering goods and equipment to outdoor sporting lovers the founders of On the Fly realized the market place was prepared for an outdoor sporting retailer that operates as a consignment company. Whether you are into boating, angling or rock climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly provides a venue for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all kinds of interests, a spot to sell off their pre-owned products to other sports enthusiasts.

I tailored their Davenport business logo design using a graphic which grabs the interest of traffic and sends an image that arouses the passion of the outdoors. With traffic that averages 45 miles per hour I knew it would take more than the average logo/sign to get travelers to take notice, hence the image of a fly fisherman in his natural and calm habitat.

Logo layout MQ farms, this Davenport company logo style has actually an area included into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms brand concept wasn’t actually created for an Davenport regional farm it was actually created for an investments broker, and this particular brand was one of a handful of that fell under the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The aim was to produce an identity that projects esteem, success, and luxury.

 Davenport Logo design for a not-for-profit, Transforming Factor Solutions - the logo style feature for ostensibly dealing with arrowhead and also the arrowheads imply that it is a diamond shape.

Turning Point Foundation | Logo Design

The Turning Point Foundation was entirely open to what kind of logo design they wanted, this can be a good thing or a bad thing. Good in that it grants a designer the freedom to investigate any concept that comes to mind, bad in that it’s difficult to hit a bullseye in the absence of knowing where the target is. Thankfully, in this particular instance, I nailed a bullseye with the 1st try.

Logo design created for making use of a sign for the restaurant (Brewgrrs), it is an elaborate script typeface that is reminiscent of a renowned Davenport sporting activities group logo.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I’ve crafted dozens of restaurant custom logo designs and establishment signs for restaurants, diners, sports bars, night clubs, dining establishments, and eateries all over the US, from cupcake pastry shops to pizza parlors and oyster bars, out of all of them I believe Brewgrrs was my favorite. Brewgrrs was a neat undertaking in which I worked directly with the proprietor to develop a logo which worked extremely 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 illuminated signage which hung over their doors, and was highly visible and very easy to read from over a block away.

commercial branding projects

Logo designed by ImageCo, Davenport, Iowa, IA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Davenport, Iowa, IA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Davenport, Iowa, IA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Davenport, Iowa, IA,
Electrical sign design for Davenport restaurnat designed by Davenport Sign Company
Davenport logo design and brand identity design for Davenport businesses
Logo designed by ImageCo, Davenport, Iowa, IA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Davenport, Iowa, IA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Davenport, Iowa, IA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Davenport, Iowa, IA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Davenport, Iowa, IA,

Logo designed by ImageCo, Davenport, Iowa, IA,

Logo designed by ImageCo, Davenport, Iowa, IA,

Logo designed by ImageCo, Davenport, Iowa, IA,

Logo designed by ImageCo, Davenport, Iowa, IA,

Logo designed by ImageCo, Davenport, Iowa, IA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Davenport, Iowa, IA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Davenport, Iowa, IA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Davenport, Iowa, IA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Davenport, Iowa, IA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Davenport, Iowa, IA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Davenport, Iowa, IA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Davenport, Iowa, IA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Davenport, Iowa, IA,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Davenport, Iowa, IA,