Acute Care 360 ImageCo, Maplewood, Minnesota, MN,

ImageCo, Maplewood, Minnesota, MN,

Evolv Design logo designed by ImageCo, Maplewood, Minnesota, MN,

Red Panda Publishers logo designed by ImageCo, Maplewood, Minnesota, MN,

Maplewood, Minnesota, MN,

ImageCo, Maplewood, Minnesota, MN,
ImageCo, Maplewood, Minnesota, MN,

Mid Valley Pathology logo designed by ImageCo, Maplewood, Minnesota, MN,

FSA OK logo designed by ImageCo, Maplewood, Minnesota, MN,

Emerald Heights logo designed by ImageCo, Maplewood, Minnesota, MN,

Club Sapphire logo designed by ImageCo, Maplewood, Minnesota, MN,

Downtown Dogs logo designed by ImageCo, Maplewood, Minnesota, MN,

School board logo designed by ImageCo, Maplewood, Minnesota, MN,

Ferry Street Coffee Company logo designed by ImageCo, Maplewood, Minnesota, MN,

Stoney Forensic logo designed by ImageCo, Maplewood, Minnesota, MN,

Smart kernels logo designed by ImageCo, Maplewood, Minnesota, MN,

TIPS ON CHOOSING THE BEST LOGO DESIGNER

BUDGET

A logo design is an investment in both your time and your money so whenever a design company offers a money back guarantee try to bear in mind that they can’t refund the time you commit which is eminently more precious than your money is.

PORTFOLIO

Some design firms talk a good game but in the end a design agency can only be judged from the quality of their portfolio, if the work in their design portfolio doesn’t feature real world examples odds are they will not be able to deliver a premium logo design.

VISION

A logo’s objective is to be understood and remembered, and it’s objective is to reflect your personal vision for your business. If a designer isn’t focused on realizing your vision, the thing they are really focused on is how quickly they can get paid.

Maplewood LOGO DESIGN​

For over twenty years ImageCo has been helping business owners develop memorable brand identities. We’ve undertaken brand identity design work for builders, schools, diamond miners, party planners, coffee roasters, retailers, and practically every other kind of business concern you can imagine. What makes us different compared to our contemporaries is that our background is rooted in the electrical sign industry so we undertake every logo design project as if it will be utilized as an electrical sign. Because of our sign first strategy our identity designs can, and have been utilized in everything from clothing labels to neon signs. Our sign first approach insures that our logos are equally reliable whether they are used in TV commercials or website apps, they are consistently recognizable, comprehended, and remembered no matter of size or function.

American Made ★ Design

Something that really sets ImageCo apart from many of the design companies that you may have found in Google’s search results, companies like Thumbtack, Design Hill, Upwork, or Crowdspring is that each and every design project we are retained to do, we do ourselves. Regardless of the kind of design project we accept, logo, web page, trade show banners, or electrical sign, we do not, and never will farm out our customer’s projects to companies based outside the USA. When you call us at 1-855-IMAGECO the individual that picks up the telephone is ImageCo’s owner and designer, not an agent that marks up the cost of your design project and determines the terms of how you and I do business.

ASPECTS OF A GREAT LOGO DESIGN

It’s likely that every new Maplewood organization understands that they probably need a logo, however few new business owners entirely realize the essential role their company logo will make in their financial success, or precisely why one logo design functions far better than another. A company logo has a critical and long term impact on the financial success of a business, pick the correct one and it can make the door swing and cash register ring, select the wrong one and it can be a barrier and a hindrance for the life of a company. The logos featured in the ImageCo portfolio help Maplewood companies succeed, they are effective in any given circumstance and the main reason they are so effective is because they all have these 5 things in common.
  1. Simplicity: simple logo designs do not require deliberation, they can be comprehended in merely a glimpse.
  2. Scalability: from business cards to store signs a scalable business logo will continue to be legible and just as emotive at virtually any size.
  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 right, and they are suitable for the item or organization they brand.
  5. Relevance: a logo should be lasting and should feel equally relevant today, tomorrow, and twenty five years from today.

understand your brand

Brand – It is a verb and also a noun, it’s an identifying mark and the process of denoting something to ensure that it can be recognized, its origin comes from the mark burned onto animals. Today a brand indicates practically anything with a motive, whether it be earnings or government agencies, a brand is an inherent aspect of specifying the value of a specific thing in the public’s mind.

Branding – Is kind of like advertising and marketing’s sexy sister, they are each from the exact same family, the difference being that advertising and marketing are about making a promise and branding’s objective is to deliver on that promise. Branding is also a strategic popularity contest targeted at a target market, it’s objective is to develop an image that the audience can identify with.

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

Branding Agencies – If you look back at the beginning of a lot of branding agencies you’ll find that they are frequently rebranded marketing agencies. When somebody states they are in advertising most individuals will likely have an idea 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 visual designer that concentrates on a kind of visual design which helps shape the image of a company, a product or an institution. Brand identity designers produce logo designs, sign designs, packaging, and also collateral products such as cards, stationery, and also brochures. Some identity designers also design web sites as well as software interfaces. The crucial duty of a brand identity designer is to establish the visual cues and also an emotional tone with the goal of affecting activities, end results and also perceptions.

Featured logos & signs

Retro logo design of a bike created for a Maplewood coffee cafe and a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This start-up coffee roaster and coffee shop were actually launching in an older part of the city and really wanted to cast a retro feel without appearing as uninteresting or low energy. I accomplished both tasks by developing a custom logo concept that contains a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is antiquated, high energy, and is a enduring business image.

medical logo design with a microscope slide as well as germs made for Maplewood clinical clinic.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the scientific discipline which researches the causes and outcomes of diseases, especially the branch of medicine that deals with the clinical examination of specimens of human body cellular material for diagnostic or forensic reasons.

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

Normally I try not to be overly literal with a concept and to a degree, this design approaches the company it serves very literally, however it does it in a fashion that integrates the slide as part of the name so it doesn’t serve so much as a description of what Mid-Valley Pathology does so much as acts as an enhancement to the name that helps make it more interesting, more focus grabbing and more meaningful.

logo style with a jumping environment-friendly frog designed for a family members enjoyable center in Maplewood.

Cool Springz | Logo Design | Retail Branding

The Cool Springz Trampoline Park was a really 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 kinds of jobs which come my way, I’ve produced dozens of logo designs for medical professionals, dental offices, and legal professionals but Cool Springz is without question the only trampoline park that I have actually ever had the privilege to work on.

Given that the full name of the company features the word springz in its name the apparent choice would have been to include a couple springs into the design 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, inevitably 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 integrated him in to everything they utilized for promotion and marketing. I also believe this is the only time that a logo I came up with was turned into a mascot when they had an employee costume fashioned to look exactly like my frog design.

photography logo featuring a group of birds, a mountain, a path, a stream, as well as a tree - developed for Maplewood traveling professional 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 pretty niche field of photography and I believe it is a niche speciality due to the fact that travel photographers tend not to shoot locations or things but instead communicate emotional experiences by means of the photos they capture. The thought behind this logo concept was to make use of negative space to project more than what was visible upon first view, which I think is representative of the majority of good photographers in that they oftentimes convey whole stories through their photography.

It’s said that a picture is worth a 1000 words but I think that some photographs convey significantly more than that because their photos frequently have an emotional fullness which can’t be conveyed with just words. I attempted to do something similar to this logo design by using 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 goal was to both brand this photographer with a memorable  Maplewood logo design but also to show the depth in her art and in the way that she perceives the world through the lens of her camera.

 Maplewood logo style with a seagull utilized for the letter A. Designed for a wireless retail organisation.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The lion’s share of logo design jobs that I take on I truly enjoy 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 character A however my customer, while he liked the concept, didn’t care for my choice of birds. This man really disliked seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, thankfully the rest of his friends and family did not share his hatred for this particular type of sea bird.

When I turn a design over to a client I urge all of them to discuss it with colleagues and family members as well as with individuals that they don’t even know so as to get neutral assessments on the benefit of a design concept. Fortunately, he discussed it with his family and they adored the concept 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 preference of a pelican and he went with the original design.

Logo designs are a strange creature in the design world because the people that are inclined to hire an expert to design their logo recognize how crucial a logo is for their organization so they are way more invested in the result. Every logo job possesses it’s share of hurdles, but the most significant obstacle is finding that sweet spot in a design that works really well at the task it’s needed to do in branding a company and also providing the client the identity they see for themselves.

a red panda logo design with bamboo in the background, style for Maplewood book author

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a slender segment of real estate to work with, however it really is the most vital part of a published book due to the fact that it is ordinarily the primary thing a person views in the book store. Concerning a publishing company, it’s the optimal opportunity they will ever get to publicize their brand and get their logo design in front of the people that buy actual books.

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

Air LA logo design developed for an airline in Los Angeles, the logo has two letter A's with the bars customized to indicate they are wings.

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines come and go however it looks like that in many instances one of the items folks tend to remember the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a young start-up commuter/shuttle airline company based in LA and while I’m not certain it actually “took off” their logo design didn’t ground them. The bookend A’s in their name lent itself well to imparting a spirit of airline flight and it was definitely a victory.

 Maplewood logo design utilized for advertising and marketing and a tag layout for Vintage Case includes an antiquated font style.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case focused in new cases for musical instruments, that looked to be much older cases. For this custom logo concept I sought to come up with a logo that provided a fluid vintage feel to it and could easily be used for everything from a website to an insignia on brand new cases that looked like they were from another point in time.

Logo design produced for an orthodontist in Maplewood, layout consist of an arc with lines intersecting through it to indicate steel dental braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dental logos can be one of the most challenging and difficult logo design jobs due to the fact that it seems that almost every dental professional includes a smile, a tooth, a smiling tooth, or a toothy smile in their design. Dental logos are one of the most cliche ridden careers when it comes to business advertising, if dining establishments approached their advertising in the same way dental practitioners do every one of their logos would definitely be a picture trying to explain anything they served, McDonalds would most likely contain a picture of a potato and a cow.

I recognize the thinking behind adding a likeness of something mouth related to a dentist’s company logo nevertheless it has to be performed subtly or it will just look like every other clipart dentists logo that litter the branding landscape of the dental industry.

I really enjoy doing dental care logo designs because it challenges me to come up with a design that implies the field of dentistry or a specific field of dental treatment like orthodontics without resorting to the stereotypical solution 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 obvious, they are still implied in the concept. When I turned this design over to the customer the only smile that was obvious was actually the smile on Dr. Kujak’s face.

William McNally logo design designed for a household nonprofit, the logo includes 4 characters surprised in height to represent a family with in the layout.

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 representative of the devotion that William McNally had for the families in his city. The majority of 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 understated and don’t hit the viewer on the head with what the company or organization wants to convey.

The McNally Foundation’s name offered a distinct opportunity to do a custom logo design that communicated that they were about families without being openly tacky about it. The goal of a logo is to be remembered and recognized and if the designer attempts to use the logo to summarize precisely how individuals should think or feel they don’t understand the objective 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 that explains itself won’t have the chance to be comprehended.

Logo style developed for a Maplewood hair layout studio including a script font a hummingbird as well as an indicated orchid for the letter O.

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios wanted a logo design which carried a spirit of calmness and connection for their new hair salon. I came up with a concept which did not go the obvious course of designing just a stylized orchid but rather created a logo that suggested an orchid in the pattern of a swirl incorporated into the letter O in the name and by placing attention on the concept using the figure of a hummingbird floating above the logo design itself. The obvious path in designing a company logo is frequently the wrong direction and in this case, the design ended up not being about the orchid but alternately placed the emphasis on the perception that they really wanted to forecast to their clients.

Arabian horse logo style developed for a horse ranch that specializes in reproducing Arabian show steeds.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo developed a unique brand concept fashioned to manifest the unique physical traits of the Arabian kind of horses. By having an unique head shape and high tail carriage, the Arabian is one of the very most immediately identifiable equine breeds in the entire world.

Las Cafe, A Maplewood restaurant logo design a small dining establishment, design contains a changed manuscript typeface which hovers above a team of elaborate lines and also dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Cafe logo layout a small restaurant, layout includes a customized manuscript font style which floats above a team of ornate lines and also dots.

Logo design for a software application designer the layout attributes and also legendary Maplewood aspect of a bridge to the left of the name.

Smart Kernels | Logo Design

A kernel is the key part of an operating system (OS). Generally, the kernel is responsible for memory administration, process and task control, and disk management. The kernel unites the computer hardware to the application software. In other words a kernel is {essentially|quite literally a bridge that serves as a connection in between the software program and 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 explain anything to anyone with regards to what business they are in or how it relates to their specific location. Nevertheless it represented something to the owner of the business and in many cases the significance supporting a logo is equally as important as how it serves the enterprise it represents.

Progress logo design created for a Maplewoodindoor designer, style feature a collection of red circles that converge and also replace the letter O in the middle of the logo style.

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design | Branding

Evolv Design is a Maplewood 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, investigates, coordinates, and manages such projects. Interior design is a diverse occupation that involves conceptual development, area planning, site inspections, programming, research, interacting with the stakeholders of a project, building and construction supervision, and implementation of the design.

logo design done for Advanced Leadership Solutions in Maplewood, the characters for letter V as well as A in middle of the word advanced have been changed to tie straight into the words listed below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This Maplewood logo design job was performed for a management guide that helps business professionals to become more successful at managing people, expectations, and profitability.

A Maplewood business logo style featuring a fisherman in the center of the name casting a fly in the direction of the viewer.

On The Fly | Logo Design | Retail Branding

With brand names like Cabelas and Bass Pros raking in more than 7 billion a year offering goods and equipment to outdoor sporting fans the owners of On the Fly realized the market was primed for an outdoor sporting merchant that functions as a consignment company. Whether or not 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 spot to sell off their pre-owned equipment to other sports enthusiasts.

I tailored their Maplewood logo design design utilizing an illustration which garners the attention of traffic and projects an image that invokes 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 picture of a fly fisherman in his natural and relaxed habitat.

Logo layout MQ farms, this Maplewood company logo layout has a field integrated right into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms emblem concept wasn’t actually produced for an Maplewood area farm it was really devised for an investments broker, and this company logo was one of a handful of that fell beneath the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The objective was to create a brand mark that projected trust, success, and luxury.

 Maplewood Logo design for a nonprofit, Transforming Point Solutions - the logo style function for externally encountering arrow as well as the arrowheads imply that it is a diamond shape.

Turning Point Foundation | Logo Design

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

Logo design created for using an indicator for the dining establishment (Brewgrrs), it is an elaborate script font that is similar to a popular Maplewood sports group logo.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I’ve created loads of restaurant logos and business signs for restaurants, diners, sports bars, night clubs, dining establishments, and eateries all over the US, from cupcake bake shops to pizza parlors and oyster bars, out of all of them I believe Brewgrrs was my favorite. Brewgrrs was a cool undertaking where I worked closely with the business owner to produce a business logo which worked extremely well and did a fantastic job to brand them, it functioned 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 identity design projects

Logo designed by ImageCo, Maplewood, Minnesota, MN,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Maplewood, Minnesota, MN,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Maplewood, Minnesota, MN,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Maplewood, Minnesota, MN,
Electrical sign design for Maplewood restaurnat designed by Maplewood Sign Shop
Maplewood logo design and brand identity design for Maplewood businesses
Logo designed by ImageCo, Maplewood, Minnesota, MN,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Maplewood, Minnesota, MN,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Maplewood, Minnesota, MN,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Maplewood, Minnesota, MN,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Maplewood, Minnesota, MN,

Logo designed by ImageCo, Maplewood, Minnesota, MN,

Logo designed by ImageCo, Maplewood, Minnesota, MN,

Logo designed by ImageCo, Maplewood, Minnesota, MN,

Logo designed by ImageCo, Maplewood, Minnesota, MN,

Logo designed by ImageCo, Maplewood, Minnesota, MN,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Maplewood, Minnesota, MN,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Maplewood, Minnesota, MN,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Maplewood, Minnesota, MN,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Maplewood, Minnesota, MN,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Maplewood, Minnesota, MN,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Maplewood, Minnesota, MN,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Maplewood, Minnesota, MN,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Maplewood, Minnesota, MN,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Maplewood, Minnesota, MN,