Acute Care 360 ImageCo, Oakdale, Minnesota, MN,

ImageCo, Oakdale, Minnesota, MN,

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

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

Oakdale, Minnesota, MN,

ImageCo, Oakdale, Minnesota, MN,
ImageCo, Oakdale, Minnesota, MN,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

POINTERS FOR FINDING THE RIGHT LOGO DESIGNER

BUDGET

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

PORTFOLIO

Some design firms talk a good game but in the end a design agency can only be determined from the quality of their portfolio, if the work in their portfolio doesn’t contain actual examples odds are they will never be able to deliver a top quality logo design.

VISION

A logo’s aim is to be recognized and be unforgettable, and it’s purpose is to reflect your unique vision for your company. If a designer isn’t focused on actualizing your vision, the thing they are really focused on is how soon they can get paid.

Oakdale LOGO DESIGN​

For over twenty years ImageCo has been helping businesses of all kinds develop notable brand identities. We have undertaken brand design work for builders, colleges, heart surgeons, wedding singers, restaurants, retail stores, and just about every other kind of business you can imagine. What makes us unique compared to typical graphic designers is that our background is rooted in the electrical sign industry so we approach every design as if it will be utilized as an electric sign. As a result of our sign first strategy our brand identity designs can, and have been used in everything from garment labels to electrical signs. Our sign first technique guarantees that our logos are just as successful whether they are used in television commercials or website applications, they are consistently identifiable, comprehended, and remembered regardless of scale or purpose.

American Made ★ Design

The thing which seriously sets ImageCo apart from many of the design firms that you probably have come across in search results, companies like Thumbtack, Design Hill, Upwork, or Crowdspring is that each and every design project we are brought on board to perform, we perform ourselves. No matter the kind of project we undertake, logo design, website, trade show exhibition, or commercial sign, we do not, and never will job out our client’s work to agencies located outside the USA. Whenever you phone us at 1-855-IMAGECO the party that answers the telephone is ImageCo’s owner and designer, not a middleman that marks up the cost of your project and imposes the conditions of how we conduct business.

CHARACTERISTICS OF A POWERFUL LOGO DESIGN

It’s likely that every new Oakdale company knows they probably need a logo, but few start-ups thoroughly grasp the crucial role their organization’s logo can play in their financial success, or precisely why one business logo works better than another. A logo has an immediate and sustaining influence on the growth of a company, go with the correct one and it will make the door swing and phone ring, choose the wrong one and it will be a barrier and a hindrance for the life of a company. The logos presented in the ImageCo portfolio help Oakdale businesses prosper, they are effective in any given circumstance and the reason they are so effective is that they all have these 5 things in common.
  1. Simplicity: simple logo designs don’t require deliberation, they can be comprehended in just a look.
  2. Scalability: from clothing labels to posters a scalable business logo will stay legible and equally emotive at every size.
  3. Versatility: logos which function 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 right, and they are suitable for the product or company they brand.
  5. Relevance: a company logo must be lasting and should feel equally relevant today, tomorrow, and twenty years from now.

understanding branding

Brand – It is both a verb and a noun, it’s an identifying mark as well as the process of marking something to make sure that it could be distinguished, its foundation comes from the mark burned onto animals. Today a brand signifies virtually anything with a motive, regardless of whether it be earnings or government agencies, a brand is an inherent aspect of specifying the worth of a specific thing in the customer’s mind.

Branding – Is kind of like marketing and advertising’s sexy cousin, they are all from the very 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 calculated popularity competition aimed at a specific audience, it’s goal is to produce an image that the target market will identify with.

Brand Image – An image planted and cultivated through advertising and marketing as well as identity design. When someone states 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 image we have (or at least I have) is of speed, beauty, of something dangerous and unique . That is brand image and brand image is what makes people buy those products. Brand image is why individuals get most things, from Pepsi to Coke Chevy or Ford, Democrats or Republicans … all driven by brand images that we can relate to.

Branding Firms – If you reflect on the beginning of most branding companies you’ll find that they are often re-branded marketing and advertising companies. When a person says they are in advertising lots of people will likely have an idea about the type of work they do anything that can be seen, touched or heard belong to a brand identity.

Brand Identity Designers
– A brand identity designer is a visual designer that specializes in a kind of visual design that helps shape the public image of a firm, a product or an organization. Brand identity designers produce logo designs, sign designs, packaging, as well as collateral material such as business cards, stationery, and also pamphlets. Some visual designers also develop web sites as well as user interfaces. The essential function of a brand identity designer is to develop the visual cues and a psychological tone with the goal of influencing activities, end results as well as perceptions.

select logos & signs

Retro logo layout of a bicycle created for a Oakdale coffee cafe as well as a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This startup coffee roaster and bistro were actually opening in an old part of town and hoped to project a vintage atmosphere without coming across as monotonous or low energy. I achieved the two tasks via designing a custom logo design that uses a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is antiquated, high energy, and is a timeless business image.

medical logo design with a microscopic lense slide and also bacteria created for Oakdale medical center.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the science which studies the causes and effects of diseases, especially the branch of healthcare which works with the clinical evaluation of samplings of human body tissue for diagnostic or forensic objectives.

The Mid-Valley Pathology brand I came up with is really the only instance I recollect where I was able to incorporate a bacteria-laden microscope slide into a business logo design.

Generally I attempt not to be extremely literal with a concept and to a point, this design approaches the company it serves very 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 explanation of what Mid-Valley Pathology does so much as acts as an enhancer to the brand that helps make it more interesting, more interest grabbing and much more unforgettable.

logo design with a leaping eco-friendly frog developed for a family members fun facility in Oakdale.

Cool Springz | Logo Design | Retail Branding

The Cool Springz Trampoline Park was a really fun project to work on, probably because a trampoline park is all about fun. It’s also a project that is way out of the norm of the kinds of projects that come my way, I’ve done dozens of logo designs for medical professionals, dental professionals, and attorneys but Cool Springz is without question the only trampoline park that I have ever gotten the opportunity to work on.

Given that the title of the company has the word springz in its name the apparent choice would have been to include a handful of springs into the design but Cool Springz is a fun destination to go and spring doesn’t actually reflect 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 title itself to give the logo a much 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 and advertising. I also believe this is the only time that a logo I designed was made into a mascot when they had an employee costume fashioned to look just like my frog design.

digital photography logo design featuring a group of birds, a mountain, a route, a stream, as well as a tree - created for Oakdale traveling photographer.

Travel Don’t Wander | Logo Design | Website Design

Travel Don’t Wander was a logo design project I took on for a travel photographer, which is a fairly niche field of photography and I believe it is a niche sector because travel photographers tend not to capture locations or things but rather project emotional journeys by means of the photos they capture. The thought behind this logo design was to use 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 frequently tell entire stories through their photography.

It’s said that a picture is worth a thousand words but I think that some photographs convey much more than that because their photos frequently have an emotional fullness which can’t be revealed with mere words. I made an effort to do something similar to this logo design by making use of the positive space in the design to voice 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  Oakdale logo design but also to show the depth of her art and in the way that she views the world through the lens of her camera.

 Oakdale logo style with a seagull made use of for the letter A. Designed for a cordless retail organisation.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The bulk of custom logo design projects that I take on I honestly take pleasure in and the Coastal Wireless assignment was one that I really felt good about, however the client 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 customer, even though he liked the concept, really did not care for my choice of birds. This guy really disliked seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, luckily the rest of his family members did not share his hatred for this particular variety of sea bird.

When I turn a concept over to a customer I encourage them to talk about it with friends and colleagues and family as well as with people that they don’t even know so as to get honest opinions on the value of a design. Fortunately, he discussed it with his 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 insert 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 create their logo design realize how essential a logo is for their organization so they are much more vested in the final result. Every logo design job possesses it’s portion of challenges, but the biggest obstacle is identifying that sweet spot in a design that functions really well at the job it’s needed to do in branding a business and also giving the customer the image they see for themselves.

a red panda logo style with bamboo behind-the-scenes, style for Oakdale book publisher

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a slender segment of real estate to work with, yet it is the most necessary part of a published book since it is often the initial thing a person views in the book shop. With regard to a publishing company, it’s the absolute best opportunity they will likely ever get to spotlight their brand and get their logo design in front of the people that purchase actual books.

This 3 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 designed for an airline in Los Angeles, the logo design has 2 letter A's with the bars modified to indicate they are wings.

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines arrive and go nevertheless it seems like that in many instances one of the things individuals often tend to recollect the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a young startup commuter/shuttle airline based in LA and although I’m not certain it actually “took off” their custom logo didn’t slow them. The bookend A’s in their title lent itself well to affording a feeling of airline flight and it was certainly a victory.

 Oakdale logo layout utilized for advertising as well as a tag design for Vintage Instance features an archaic font design.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case focused in new cases for musical instruments, which seemed to be much older cases. For this custom logo design I strove to come up with a logo that offered a fluid old-fashioned feel to it and could be used for everything from a web site to an insignia on brand new cases that appeared like they were from a different generation.

Logo developed for an orthodontist in Oakdale, style include an arc with lines converging with it to imply metal dental braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dentistry logos can be one of the most challenging logo jobs considering that it seems that every dentist features a smile, a tooth, a smiling tooth, or a toothy smile in their design. Dental business logos are one of the most cliche ridden fields when it comes to business advertising, if restaurants approached their branding in the exact same way dental practitioners do every one of their logos would be a picture explaining anything they served, McDonalds would likely contain a picture of a potato and a cow.

I recognize the thinking behind incorporating an illustration of something mouth related to a dentist’s logo but 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 care industry.

I really love doing dental care logo designs because it challenges me to come up with a design that implies dentistry or a particular area of dentistry like orthodontics without resorting to the clichéd approach that so many dentists settle on.

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

William McNally logo design made for a household not-for-profit, the logo includes 4 characters 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 custom logo design that would be representative of the devotion that William McNally had for the people in his community. The majority of logos with the name “family” in them tend to contain depictions of a happy family, a cliche heavy approach to any logo design is to be very literal about what the name says or the industry it represents. I’ve discovered that the best concepts are the ones that are understated and don’t hit the viewer on the head with what the company or organization wishes to relate.

The McNally Foundation’s name provided a distinct opportunity to do a logo 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 attempts to use the logo to illustrate precisely how individuals should think or feel they don’t understand the mission of a logo. If viewers have to think about a logo design to understand what it means, it has fallen short, a logo needs to be immediately understood and a logo design that explains itself won’t have the chance to be comprehended.

Logo layout produced for a Oakdale hair design studio featuring a manuscript font a hummingbird and also an indicated orchid for the letter O.

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios needed a logo design that projected a sense of peace and elegance for their new hair studio. I created a design which didn’t go the obvious path of making merely a stylized orchid but rather delivered a business logo that implied a flower in the formation of a swirl incorporated in to the letter O in the title and by putting emphasis on the concept along with the silhouette of a hummingbird floating above the logo design itself. The obvious path in designing a company logo is oftentimes the incorrect course and in this case, the design ended up not being about the orchid but instead put the focus on the feeling that they really wanted to transmit to their customers.

Arabian horse logo design created for an equine cattle ranch that focuses on breeding Arabian show steeds.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo developed a distinct logotype design styled to epitomize 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 most quite easily identifiable equine lineages in the entire world.

Las Cafe, A Oakdale Coffee shop logo layout a tiny restaurant, design includes a changed script font style which floats over a group of luxuriant lines and also dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Coffee shop logo design a small restaurant, style consists of a customized script font which floats above a team of elaborate lines and also dots.

Logo style for a software developer the style features and legendary Oakdale 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 hard drive managing. The kernel attaches the system hardware to the application software. In other words a kernel is {essentially|quite literally a bridge that serves as a connection between the software program and computer hardware.

The logo I came up with for Smart Kernels was based on an actual bridge that is located a number of miles from the business offices of Smart kernels. It’s a logo design that doesn’t attempt to identify anything to anyone regarding what business they are in or how it relates to their specific location. However it meant something to the owner of the business and in quite a few cases the meaning behind a company logo is just as important as how it brands the organization it stands for.

Evolve logo style produced for a Oakdaleindoor developer, layout function a collection of red circles that converge as well as change the letter O in the center of the logo style.

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design | Branding

Evolv Design is a Oakdale interior design company and this logo design is representational of the work that an interior designer does in. An interior designer is a professional who prepares, investigates, collaborates, and oversees such projects. Interior design is a multifaceted profession that consists of conceptual development, area planning, location inspections, programming, study, corresponding with the stakeholders of a project, construction supervision, and implementation of the design.

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

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This Oakdale logo design assignment was performed for a leadership guide that enables business professionals to develop into more successful at overseeing people, expectations, and productivity.

A Oakdale business logo style including an angler in the middle of the name casting a fly towards the visitor.

On The Fly | Logo Design | Retail Branding

With brands like Cabelas and Bass Pros raking in more than 7 billion a year selling goods and equipment to outdoor sporting fans the founders of On the Fly knew the market place was ready for an outdoor sporting store that operates as a consignment company. Whether or not you are into boating, sportfishing or mountain climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly presents a location for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all kinds of passions, a location to sell their used products to other sports enthusiasts.

I created their Oakdale logo design design utilizing an image which captures the attention of vehicles and sends an image that evokes the passion of the outdoors. With visitor traffic that averages 45 miles per hour I knew it would take more than the average logo/sign to get commuters to take notice, hence the graphic of a fly fisherman in his natural and tranquil habitat.

Logo style MQ farms, this Oakdale company logo style has actually an area integrated right into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms logo concept wasn’t actually produced for an Oakdale regional farm it was actually developed for a products broker, and this logo was one of several which fell underneath the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The aim was to create a graphic that projects self-confidence, financial success, and prosperity.

 Oakdale Logo design for a nonprofit, Transforming Factor Solutions - the logo design feature for ostensibly dealing with arrow and also the arrowheads indicate that it is a ruby shape.

Turning Point Foundation | Logo Design

The Turning Point Foundation was completely open to what kind of logo design that they would like, that can be a good thing or a bad thing. Good in that it provides a designer the liberty to investigate any idea that comes to mind, bad in that it’s hard to hit a bullseye in the absence of knowing where exactly the target is. Luckily, in this particular case, I hit a bullseye with the 1st go.

Logo design designed for using an indicator for the restaurant (Brewgrrs), it is an elaborate script typeface that is similar to a renowned Oakdale sports group logo.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I’ve designed dozens of restaurant logo designs and establishment signs for restaurants, diners, sports bars, night clubs, dining establishments, and eateries all over the United States, from cupcake bakeshops 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 directly with the owner to create a business 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, Oakdale, Minnesota, MN,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Oakdale, Minnesota, MN,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Oakdale, Minnesota, MN,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Oakdale, Minnesota, MN,
Electrical sign design for Oakdale restaurnat designed by Oakdale Sign Shop
Oakdale logo design and brand identity design for Oakdale commercial businesses
Logo designed by ImageCo, Oakdale, Minnesota, MN,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Oakdale, Minnesota, MN,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Oakdale, Minnesota, MN,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Oakdale, Minnesota, MN,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Oakdale, Minnesota, MN,

Logo designed by ImageCo, Oakdale, Minnesota, MN,

Logo designed by ImageCo, Oakdale, Minnesota, MN,

Logo designed by ImageCo, Oakdale, Minnesota, MN,

Logo designed by ImageCo, Oakdale, Minnesota, MN,

Logo designed by ImageCo, Oakdale, Minnesota, MN,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Oakdale, Minnesota, MN,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Oakdale, Minnesota, MN,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Oakdale, Minnesota, MN,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Oakdale, Minnesota, MN,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Oakdale, Minnesota, MN,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Oakdale, Minnesota, MN,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Oakdale, Minnesota, MN,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Oakdale, Minnesota, MN,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Oakdale, Minnesota, MN,