Acute Care 360 ImageCo, South Portland Gardens, Maine, ME,

ImageCo, South Portland Gardens, Maine, ME,

Evolv Design logo designed by ImageCo, South Portland Gardens, Maine, ME,

Red Panda Publishers logo designed by ImageCo, South Portland Gardens, Maine, ME,

South Portland Gardens, Maine, ME,

ImageCo, South Portland Gardens, Maine, ME,
ImageCo, South Portland Gardens, Maine, ME,

Mid Valley Pathology logo designed by ImageCo, South Portland Gardens, Maine, ME,

FSA OK logo designed by ImageCo, South Portland Gardens, Maine, ME,

Emerald Heights logo designed by ImageCo, South Portland Gardens, Maine, ME,

Club Sapphire logo designed by ImageCo, South Portland Gardens, Maine, ME,

Downtown Dogs logo designed by ImageCo, South Portland Gardens, Maine, ME,

School board logo designed by ImageCo, South Portland Gardens, Maine, ME,

Ferry Street Coffee Company logo designed by ImageCo, South Portland Gardens, Maine, ME,

Stoney Forensic logo designed by ImageCo, South Portland Gardens, Maine, ME,

Smart kernels logo designed by ImageCo, South Portland Gardens, Maine, ME,

STRATEGIES FOR DETERMINING THE RIGHT LOGO DESIGNER

BUDGET

A logo design is an investment in both your time and your money so whenever a design agency offers a money back guarantee try to keep in mind that they can’t refund the amount of time you invest which is much more precious than your money is.

PORTFOLIO

Many design firms talk a good game but ultimately a design agency can only be evaluated from the quality of their portfolio, if the work in their design portfolio doesn’t feature real life examples chances are they will not be able to deliver a premium logo design.

VISION

A logo’s aim is to be recognized and be unforgettable, and it’s goal is to echo your unique vision for your company. If a designer is not focused on realizing your vision, the thing they are actually focused on is how soon they can get paid.

South Portland Gardens LOGO DESIGN​

For over two decades ImageCo has been helping business owners cultivate notable brands. We’ve done branding work for builders, schools, heart surgeons, party planners, bistros, retailers, 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 if it will be employed as an electric sign. As a result of our sign first method our logo designs can, and have been utilized in everything from clothing labels to neon signs. Our sign first approach ensures that our logos are just as successful whether they are used in TV commercials or website headers, they are consistently recognizable, comprehended, and remembered irrespective of size or function.

American Made ★ Design

Something that really sets ImageCo apart from many of the design agencies that you might have found online, companies like Thumbtack, Design Hill, Upwork, or Crowdspring is that each and every project we are enlisted to do, we do ourselves. Regardless of the kind of project we accept, logo design, website, trade show exhibit, or electrical sign, we do not, and never will farm-out our customer’s projects to organizations based outside the USA. When you phone us at 1-855-IMAGECO the person that answers the telephone is ImageCo’s owner and designer, not a broker that marks up the cost of your design project and imposes the conditions of how you and I conduct business.

QUALITIES OF A GREAT LOGO DESIGN

It’s likely that every new South Portland Gardens business knows they probably need a logo, however few start ups entirely realize the essential role their logo can play in their financial success, or precisely why one logo design functions better than another. A company logo has an instant and sustaining influence on the viability of a business, select the right one and it will make the door swing and phone ring, select the wrong one and it will be a barrier and an impediment for the life of an organization. The logos featured in the ImageCo portfolio help South Portland Gardens businesses succeed, they are effective in any given situation and the reason why they are so effective is because they all have these 5 features in common.
  1. Simplicity: simple logos don’t require consideration, they can be grasped in merely a glimpse.
  2. Scalability: from clothing labels to billboards a scalable logo will be legible and just as emotive at every scale.
  3. Versatility: logos that function 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 item or business they represent.
  5. Relevance: a business logo must be lasting and should feel equally relevant today, tomorrow, and 20 years from now.

understand your brand

Brand – It’s both a verb and a noun, it is an identifying mark and the act of denoting something to make sure that it can be recognized, its foundation originates from the mark branded onto animals. Nowadays a brand symbolizes pretty much anything with a motive, whether it be profit or government agencies, a brand is an innate aspect of defining the worth of a specific thing in the consumer’s mind.

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

Brand Image – An image planted and nurtured through advertising and marketing and also identity design. When somebody says the names Porsche or Corvette what we consider 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 deliver us from point A to point B, the image we have (or at least I have) is of freedom, elegance, of something dangerous and unique . That is brand image and that is what makes people buy those products. Brand image is why people identify with specific brands, from Pepsi to Coke Chevy or Ford, Democrats or Republicans … all driven by brand images that people can relate to.

Branding Companies – If you look back at the history of a lot of branding agencies you’ll find that they are frequently re-branded advertising and marketing firms. When someone states they are in advertising and marketing most people will likely have an idea about the type of work they do anything that can be seen, touched or listened to belong to a brand identity.

Brand Identity Designer
– A brand identity designer is a designer that specializes in a type of visual design that helps shape the image of a firm, a product or a company. Brand identity designers produce logo designs, signage designs, packaging, as well as collateral material such as business cards, stationery, and also pamphlets. Some visual designers also develop websites and also software interfaces. The crucial function of a brand identity designer is to establish the visual cues and an emotional tone with the goal of influencing activities, results and assumptions.

select logos & signs

Retro logo style of a bike produced for a South Portland Gardens coffee cafe as well as a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This budding coffee roaster and bistro were opening in an older section of town and hoped to visualize a nostalgic atmosphere without coming across as uninteresting or low energy. I fulfilled each of the tasks by means of developing a business logo concept that features a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is old-fashioned, high energy, and is a timeless business image.

medical logo design with a microscope slide as well as bacteria created for South Portland Gardens medical facility.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the scientific discipline which analyzes the root causes and effects of diseases, especially the branch of medicine that deals with the clinical evaluation of samplings of human body tissue for diagnostic or forensic purposes.

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

Typically I attempt not to be excessively literal with a concept and to a point, this design approaches the company it serves quite literally, yet it does it in a way that integrates 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 intriguing, more interest grabbing and much more memorable.

logo layout with a leaping environment-friendly frog developed for a household fun facility in South Portland Gardens.

Cool Springz | Logo Design | Retail Branding

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

Given that the title of the business has the word springz in its name the clear choice would have been to feature a couple springs into the concept but Cool Springz is a fun location to go and spring does not actually resonate an environment of fun does it. My thought process on this logo design 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 name itself to provide the logo a better dynamic high energy impression.

In the end, Cool Springz ended up loving my concept and named the frog Jax and integrated him in to everything they utilized for advertising and marketing. I also think this is the only time that a logo I did was turned into a mascot when they had an employee costume fabricated to look exactly like my frog design.

photography logo including a flock of birds, a hill, a trail, a stream, and also a tree - created for South Portland Gardens travel digital photographer.

Travel Don’t Wander | Logo Design | Website Design

Travel Don’t Wander was a logo job I took on for a travel photographer, which is a pretty niche field of photography and I think it is a niche sector because travel photographers don’t shoot places or things but instead reveal emotional journeys by means of the photos they capture. The idea behind this logo concept was to make use of negative space to convey more than what was visible upon initial glance, which I think is representative of almost all good photographers in that they frequently convey whole stories using their photography.

It’s said that a picture is worth a thousand words but I think that some photographs convey considerably more than that because their photos frequently have an emotional resonance that can’t be revealed with just words. I attempted to do something similar to this logo by utilizing the positive space in the design to suggest one thing and then at the same time using the negative space to expand upon what was conveyed through the first impression. I think, in hindsight, that my objective was to both brand this photographer with a memorable  South Portland Gardens logo design but also to reveal the depth of her art and in the way that she sees the world through the lens of her camera.

 South Portland Gardens logo style with a seagull used for the letter A. Designed for a cordless retail business.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The lion’s share of logo design projects that I take on I honestly savor and the Coastal Wireless assignment was one that I really felt good about, but the customer didn’t quite share my enthusiasm for it. I felt really good about the idea of using the seagull silhouette as a stroke in the character A however the client, while he loved the concept, really did not care for my choice of birds. This guy genuinely loathed 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 breed of sea bird.

When I turn a concept over to a client I urge all of them to talk about it with colleagues and family members as well as with other people that they don’t actually know so as to get unprejudiced assessments on the merit of a design. Fortunately, he talked about it with his whole family and they adored the concept and were able to persuade 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 alternative of a pelican and he went with the original concept.

Logos are a weird creature in the design world because the people that have a tendency to hire an expert to design their logo design recognize how important a logo is for their business so they are way more invested in the result. Every logo design job has it’s allotment of difficulties, but the greatest challenge is finding that sweet spot in a design that operates really well at the job it’s required 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, style for South Portland Gardens publication publisher

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a cramped parcel of real estate to work with, yet it is the most critical part of a printed book because it is often the very first thing a person sees in the bookstore. Regarding a publishing company, it’s the optimal opportunity that they will ever have to advertise their product and get their logo design in front of the people that buy actual books.

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

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

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines come and depart however it seems like that in many cases one of the items individuals often tend to recollect the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a smaller new venture commuter/shuttle airline based in LA and while I’m not sure it really “took off” their logo design didn’t ground them. The bookend A’s in their brand lent itself well to affording a spirit of air travel and it was undoubtedly a victory.

 South Portland Gardens logo style used for marketing as well as a label layout for Vintage Case features an archaic font layout.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case focused in brand-new cases for music instruments, which seemed to be older cases. For this business logo design I strove to come up with a logo that possessed a fluid nostalgic feel to it and could easily be used for everything from a web page to an insignia on brand new cases that looked like they were from a different generation.

Logo design produced for an orthodontist in South Portland Gardens, layout include an arc with lines converging through it to imply metal dental braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dental business logos can easily be one of the most challenging logo jobs due to the fact that it appears that each and every dental professional includes a smile, a tooth, a smiling tooth, or a toothy smile in their design. Dental logo designs are one of the very most cliche ridden professions when it comes to small business advertising, if dining establishments approached their branding in the exact same way dentists do every one of their logos would be a picture explaining something they served, McDonalds would most likely have a picture of a potato and a cow.

I recognize the thinking behind incorporating a likeness of something mouth associated to a dentist’s logo design 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 really love doing dental logo designs 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 solution that so many dentists settle on.

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

William McNally logo design created for a family not-for-profit, the logo design includes 4 personalities surprised in height to stand for a family unit with in the layout.

William McNally | Logo Design | Branding

The William McNally Family Foundation contacted ImageCo to help them come up with a logo design that would be illustrative of the love that William McNally had for the folks in his community. The majority of logos with the name “family” in them tend to contain images of a happy family, a cliche heavy approach to any logo design is to be far too literal about 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 hopes to convey.

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

Logo layout developed for a South Portland Gardens hair style studio featuring a manuscript font a hummingbird as well as a suggested orchid for the letter O.

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios required a logo that communicated a spirit of contentment and connection for their new hair salon. I created a design that did not go the obvious route of designing simply a stylized orchid but instead created a company logo which implied an orchid in the pattern of a swirl integrated into the letter O in the name and by placing attention on the logo design with the figure of a hummingbird hovering above the logo design itself. The obvious path in designing a company logo is more often than not the wrong route and in this case, the design ended up not being about the orchid but instead placed the main focus on the feeling that they really wanted to transmit to their customers.

Arabian horse logo layout developed for a horse ranch that concentrates on breeding Arabian show steeds.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo crafted a unique business logo design fashioned to epitomize the unique physical traits of the Arabian pedigree of equines. By having a distinctive head form and high tail carriage, the Arabian is one of the highly immediately identifiable equine lineages in the world.

Las Cafe, A South Portland Gardens Coffee shop logo layout a small dining establishment, layout includes a customized script font which hovers above a team of luxuriant lines and also dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Cafe logo style a small restaurant, layout contains a modified script font which floats over a group of elaborate lines and also dots.

Logo style for a software designer the design attributes and also legendary South Portland Gardens 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 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 acts as a connection between the software and computer hardware.

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

Progress logo design created for a South Portland Gardensinterior developer, layout attribute a series of red circles that converge and also change the letter O in the middle of the logo style.

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design | Branding

Evolv Design is a South Portland Gardens 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, explores, collaborates, and oversees such ventures. Interior design is a diverse profession that involves conceptual development, space planning, location inspections, programming, research study, interacting with the stakeholders of a project, construction management, and implementation of the design.

logo layout provided for Advanced Leadership Solutions in South Portland Gardens, the characters for letter V and also A in middle of the word progressed have been customized to connect directly into words listed below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This particular South Portland Gardens logo design project was completed for a leadership advisor that aids business leaders to become more effective at overseeing people, expectations, and profitability.

A South Portland Gardens business logo layout featuring a fisherman in the middle of the name casting a fly in the direction of the viewer.

On The Fly | Logo Design | Retail Branding

With companies such as Cabelas and Bass Pros raking in more than 7 billion a year retailing goods and equipment to outdoor sporting fans the owners of On the Fly realized the market place was ready for an outdoor sporting retailer that operates as a consignment firm. Whether you are into boating, fishing or rock climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly presents a location for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all types of interests, a place to sell their pre-owned goods to other sports enthusiasts.

I designed their South Portland Gardens logo design utilizing an image which pulls in the interest of traffic and sends an image that arouses the passion of the outdoors. With visitor traffic that averages 45 mph I realized it would take more than the average logo/sign to get travelers to take notice, hence the graphic of a fly fisherman in his natural and peaceful habitat.

Logo layout MQ farms, this South Portland Gardens company logo design has a field incorporated right into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms logo idea wasn’t actually created for an South Portland Gardens regional farm it was actually designed for an investments broker, and this particular business logo was one of a handful of which fell beneath the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The objective was really to make a graphic that projected assurance, effectiveness, and luxury.

 South Portland Gardens Logo design for a nonprofit, Turning Point Solutions - the logo design attribute for ostensibly facing arrow as well as the arrowheads suggest that it is a ruby form.

Turning Point Foundation | Logo Design

The Turning Point Foundation was totally open to what kind of logo design that they wanted, that can be a good thing or a bad thing. Good in that it grants a designer the liberty to discover any idea that comes to mind, bad in that it’s difficult to hit a bullseye in the absence of knowing where exactly the target is. Luckily, in this instance, I nailed a bullseye with the first go.

Logo made for making use of an indication for the dining establishment (Brewgrrs), it is an elaborate script font that is evocative a renowned South Portland Gardens sporting activities group 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 USA, from cupcake pastry shops 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 create a logo which worked very 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 signage which hung above their doors, and was highly visible and very legible from over a block away.

commercial brand identity design projects

Logo designed by ImageCo, South Portland Gardens, Maine, ME,
Logo designed by ImageCo, South Portland Gardens, Maine, ME,
Logo designed by ImageCo, South Portland Gardens, Maine, ME,
Logo designed by ImageCo, South Portland Gardens, Maine, ME,
Electrical sign design for South Portland Gardens restaurnat designed by South Portland Gardens Sign Business
South Portland Gardens logo design and brand identity design for South Portland Gardens businesses
Logo designed by ImageCo, South Portland Gardens, Maine, ME,
Logo designed by ImageCo, South Portland Gardens, Maine, ME,
Logo designed by ImageCo, South Portland Gardens, Maine, ME,
Logo designed by ImageCo, South Portland Gardens, Maine, ME,
Logo designed by ImageCo, South Portland Gardens, Maine, ME,

Logo designed by ImageCo, South Portland Gardens, Maine, ME,

Logo designed by ImageCo, South Portland Gardens, Maine, ME,

Logo designed by ImageCo, South Portland Gardens, Maine, ME,

Logo designed by ImageCo, South Portland Gardens, Maine, ME,

Logo designed by ImageCo, South Portland Gardens, Maine, ME,
Logo designed by ImageCo, South Portland Gardens, Maine, ME,
Logo designed by ImageCo, South Portland Gardens, Maine, ME,
Logo designed by ImageCo, South Portland Gardens, Maine, ME,
Logo designed by ImageCo, South Portland Gardens, Maine, ME,
Logo designed by ImageCo, South Portland Gardens, Maine, ME,
Logo designed by ImageCo, South Portland Gardens, Maine, ME,
Logo designed by ImageCo, South Portland Gardens, Maine, ME,
Logo designed by ImageCo, South Portland Gardens, Maine, ME,
Logo designed by ImageCo, South Portland Gardens, Maine, ME,