Acute Care 360 ImageCo, Gladstone, Missouri, MO,

ImageCo, Gladstone, Missouri, MO,

Evolv Design logo designed by ImageCo, Gladstone, Missouri, MO,

Red Panda Publishers logo designed by ImageCo, Gladstone, Missouri, MO,

Gladstone, Missouri, MO,

ImageCo, Gladstone, Missouri, MO,
ImageCo, Gladstone, Missouri, MO,

Mid Valley Pathology logo designed by ImageCo, Gladstone, Missouri, MO,

FSA OK logo designed by ImageCo, Gladstone, Missouri, MO,

Emerald Heights logo designed by ImageCo, Gladstone, Missouri, MO,

Club Sapphire logo designed by ImageCo, Gladstone, Missouri, MO,

Downtown Dogs logo designed by ImageCo, Gladstone, Missouri, MO,

School board logo designed by ImageCo, Gladstone, Missouri, MO,

Ferry Street Coffee Company logo designed by ImageCo, Gladstone, Missouri, MO,

Stoney Forensic logo designed by ImageCo, Gladstone, Missouri, MO,

Smart kernels logo designed by ImageCo, Gladstone, Missouri, MO,

TIPS FOR SELECTING THE BEST LOGO DESIGNER

BUDGET

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

PORTFOLIO

Some designers talk a good game but ultimately a design firm can only be judged from the quality of their design work, if the work in their design portfolio doesn’t feature real world examples odds are they will never be able to deliver a quality logo design.

VISION

A logo’s goal is to be recognized and remembered, and it’s goal is to reflect your personal vision for your organization. If a logo designer is not focused on realizing your vision, the thing they are actually focused on is how soon they will get paid.

Gladstone LOGO DESIGN​

For over twenty years ImageCo has been helping start ups and entrepreneurs establish memorable brands. We have performed logo design work for ranchers, educational institutions, heart surgeons, wedding singers, coffee roasters, retail stores, and virtually every other kind of business you can imagine. What makes us different compared to traditional designers is that our background is rooted in the electrical sign industry so we undertake every brand identity project as though it will be utilized as an electrical sign. As a result of our sign first approach our identity designs can, and have been used in everything from clothing labels to electrical signs. Our sign first technique insures that our logos are equally reliable whether they are used in TV commercials or website apps, they are consistently identifiable, understood, and remembered irrespective of size or function.

American Made ★ Design

Something which seriously sets ImageCo apart from other design agencies that you probably have encountered in Google’s search results, companies like Thumbtack, Design Hill, Upwork, or Crowdspring is that each and every design project we are hired to do, we do in-house. Irrespective of the type of design project we undertake, logo, web page, trade show exhibition, or electric sign, we do not, and never will farm out our customer’s work to contractors located outside the USA. Whenever you phone us at 1-855-IMAGECO the party that picks up the telephone is ImageCo’s owner and designer, not a broker that increases the price of your design project and dictates the conditions of how we do business.

CHARACTERISTICS OF A GREAT LOGO DESIGN

It’s likely that every new Gladstone company understands that they require a logo, yet few start ups fully realize the crucial role their logo will perform in their success, or precisely why one logo design works more effectively than another. A logo design has an instant and sustaining influence on the growth of a company, choose the right one and it will make the door swing and cash register ring, choose the incorrect one and it will be an obstacle and a hindrance for the longevity of an organization. The logos featured in the ImageCo portfolio help Gladstone businesses prosper, they are effective in any given circumstance and the main reason they are so effective is that they all have these 5 things in common.
  1. Simplicity: simple logo designs do not need scrutiny, they can be comprehended in just a glimpse.
  2. Scalability: from clothing labels to store signs a scalable logo design will continue to be legible and just as emotive at every size.
  3. Versatility: logos which work on any sort of device, in print, on product 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 company they brand.
  5. Relevance: a business logo should be lasting and will feel equally relevant today, tomorrow, and twenty five years from today.

understanding branding

Brand – It’s both a verb and a noun, it’s an identifying mark and also the act of marking something so that it could be distinguished, its origin comes from the mark burned onto livestock. These days a brand represents practically anything with a motive, whether it be revenue or politics, a brand is an intrinsic aspect of specifying the worth of a specific thing in the consumer’s mind.

Branding – Is kind of like advertising and marketing’s sexy cousin, they are both from the same family, the distinction 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 target market, it’s goal is to create a mental image that the audience will likely relate to.

Brand Image – An image planted and nurtured by advertising and marketing and also identity design. When a person says the brand names Lamborghini or Corvette what we think about is their brand image, it’s an image that exists in our minds. That image isn’t an image of a car with 4 wheels that can move us from point A to point B, the image we have (or at least I have) is of freedom, beauty, of something dangerous and sexy . That is brand image and that is what makes individuals purchase those products. Brand image is why individuals identify with most things, from Pepsi to Coke Chevy or Ford, Democrats or Republicans … all driven by brand images that people can identify with.

Branding Firms – If you reflect on the beginning of a lot of branding companies you’ll discover that they are often re-branded marketing agencies. When a person states they are in advertising and marketing many people will likely have a preconceived notion about what they do. But when someone claims “I am in branding”… it just seems more attractive, maybe it’s because lots of people don’t fully understand what it indicates to be in branding so it comes off as more mysterious and attractive.

Brand Identity – Is an inclusive term that explains the visual aspects of a product or business that affect view points. This mainly consists of the name, the logo design, the packaging, the colors utilized yet can additionally include sound, lighting, texture, signage, actually anything that can be seen, felt or heard belong to a brand identity.

Brand Identity Designer
– A brand identity designer is a graphic designer that specializes in a type of visual design which helps shape the image of a business, a product or a business. Brand identity designers develop logo designs, sign designs, packaging, and collateral products such as cards, stationery, and sales brochures. Some identity designers also develop web sites as well as user interfaces. The important role of a brand identity designer is to develop the visual cues as well as an emotional tone with the objective of influencing actions, end results and also perceptions.

select signs/logos

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

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This start-up coffee roaster and coffeehouse were launching in an older part of the city and wished to visualize an old-fashioned atmosphere without appearing as monotonous or low energy. I accomplished both tasks via creating a sign concept that includes a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is antiquated, high energy, and is a enduring business image.

clinical logo design with a microscopic lense slide and germs made for Gladstone clinical clinic.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the science which analyzes the triggers and consequences of diseases, mainly the field of medicine that deals with the laboratory evaluation of specimens of body cellular material for diagnostic or forensic reasons.

The Mid-Valley Pathology logo I came up with is the sole instance I recall 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 overly literal with a design and to a degree, this specific design approaches the company it serves rather literally, yet it does it in a way that incorporates the slide as part of the name so it doesn’t serve so much as an explanation of what Mid-Valley Pathology does so much as acts as an enhancer to the name that makes it more interesting, more interest grabbing and even more unforgettable.

logo layout with a jumping environment-friendly frog made for a household enjoyable center in Gladstone.

Cool Springz | Logo Design | Retail Branding

The Cool Springz Trampoline Park was a really fun project to work on, most likely because a trampoline park is all about fun. It’s additionally 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, dentists, and lawyers but Cool Springz is without question the only trampoline park that I have actually ever had the privilege to work on.

Given that the name of the company features the word springz in its name the obvious choice would have been to incorporate a couple springs into the concept but Cool Springz is a fun location to go and spring doesn’t really resonate an atmosphere of fun does it. My thought process on this project went from springs (boring) to what jumps around, kangaroos … but kangaroos are cute and this place is cool, eventually I landed on a green tree frog and a dimensional treatment of the name itself to give the logo a much more lively high energy feeling.

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

photography logo design including a group of birds, a hill, a trail, a stream, and also a tree - made for Gladstone travel professional photographer.

Travel Don’t Wander | Logo Design | Website Design

Travel Don’t Wander was a logo project I took on for a travel photographer, which is a pretty specialized field of photography and I think it is a niche speciality due to the fact that travel photographers tend not to shoot places or things but rather project emotional journeys by means of the photos they record. The idea behind this logo composition was to use negative space to convey more than what was visible upon initial view, which I think is representative of most good photographers in that they oftentimes convey whole stories through their photography.

It’s said that a picture is worth a thousand words but I think that some photographs convey a great deal more than that because their photos frequently have an emotional fullness which can’t be conveyed with just words. I made an effort to do something very similar 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  Gladstone logo design but also to reveal the depth of her work and in the way that she views the world through the lens of her camera.

 Gladstone logo design with a seagull used for the letter A. Designed for a cordless retail company.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The lion’s share of business logo design jobs that I take on I truly take pleasure in and the Coastal Wireless assignment was one that I certainly 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 however the client, even though he loved the concept, really did not care for my choice of birds. This particular guy really loathed seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, fortunately the rest of his friends and family didn’t share his hatred for this specific kind of sea bird.

When I turn a concept over to a customer I urge them to discuss it with friends and colleagues and family as well as with people that they don’t even know so as to get unprejudiced judgements on the worthiness of a design concept. Fortunately, he talked about it with his whole family and they loved the design 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 … eventually I was able to talk him out of his choice of a pelican and he proceeded with the original concept.

Custom logo designs are a weird animal in the design world because the people that are inclined to hire a professional to create their logo understand how crucial a logo design is for their organization so they are way more invested in the outcome. Every logo project possesses it’s allotment of challenges, however the most significant challenge is finding that sweet spot in a design that works really well at the task it’s needed to do in branding a business and also providing the client the image they see for themselves.

a red panda logo layout with bamboo behind-the-scenes, layout for Gladstone book author

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a cramped piece of real estate to work with, however it is the most critical part of a published book due to the fact that it is usually the first thing a person views in the book shop. Regarding a publishing company, it’s the absolute best opportunity that they will likely ever have to spotlight their product and get their logo design in front of the people that buy actual books.

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

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

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines come and depart nevertheless it looks like that in many instances 1 of the items people often tend to remember the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a young fledgling commuter/shuttle airline situated in LA and although I’m not sure it really “took off” their logo didn’t slow them. The bookend A’s in their name lent itself well to affording a spirit of airline flight and it was certainly a success.

 Gladstone logo layout utilized for advertising and a label layout for Vintage Instance features an old-fashioned font style style.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case specialized in new cases for musical instruments, that looked to be vintage cases. For this custom logo concept I strove to come up with a logo that provided a fluid nostalgic feel to it and could easily be utilized for every thing from a web site to a label on brand new cases that appeared like they were from another generation.

Logo design produced for an orthodontist in Gladstone, style include an arc with lines converging via it to suggest metal dental braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dental logo designs can be one of the most difficult logo jobs considering that it seems that every single dental professional features a smile, a tooth, a smiling tooth, or a toothy smile in their design. Dentistry business logos are one of the most cliche ridden careers when it comes to small business branding, if restaurants approached their branding in the same way dentists do every one of their logo designs would be a picture explaining something they served, McDonalds would probably have an image of a potato and a cow.

I recognize the thinking behind incorporating an illustration of something mouth associated to a dentist’s logo design 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 dentistry profession.

I actually love doing dental care business logos because it challenges me to come up with a design that implies the field of dentistry or a certain field of the 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 layout that does not have a single smile or a tooth in it, but even though they aren’t obvious, they are still suggested in the design. When I turned this particular concept over to the customer the only smile that was evident was the smile on Dr. Kujak’s face.

William McNally logo developed for a family nonprofit, the logo design features 4 personalities surprised in elevation to represent a family unit 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 depictive of the devotion that William McNally had for the folks in his city. Most logos with the name “family” in them tend to contain images of a happy family, a cliche heavy strategy to any logo design is to be overly literal with regards to 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 wishes to relate.

The McNally Foundation’s name provided a unique opportunity to do a logo design that conveyed that they were about families without being overtly cheesy about it. The intention of a logo is to be remembered and recognized and if the designer tries to use the logo design to explain exactly 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 illustrates itself won’t have the chance to be understood.

Logo layout created for a Gladstone hair design workshop including a script font a hummingbird and also an indicated orchid for the letter O.

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios required a logo design which communicated a feeling of simplicity and class for their new hair studio. I came up with a design which didn’t go the obvious path of making just a stylized orchid but rather created a logo that suggested an orchid in the pattern of a swirl blended in to the letter O in the name and by placing emphasis on the logo design along with the silhouette of a hummingbird hovering over the logo itself. The obvious path in designing a logo design is generally the wrong course and in this case, the design ended up not being about the orchid but instead placed the emphasis on the feeling that they wanted to forecast to their patrons.

Arabian horse logo design produced for a horse cattle ranch that concentrates on breeding Arabian show equines.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo created an original custom logo design tailored to display the unique physical traits of the Arabian breed of horses. With a different head shape and higher tail carriage, the Arabian is one of the highly quite easily recognizable horse types in the whole world.

Las Cafe, A Gladstone Coffee shop logo layout a small dining establishment, style includes a modified manuscript font which hovers over a team of ornate lines as well as dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Coffee shop logo layout a little dining establishment, style includes a customized script font which hovers over a group of luxuriant lines and also dots.

Logo style for a software programmer the design functions and iconic Gladstone aspect of a bridge to the left of the name.

Smart Kernels | Logo Design

A kernel is the central part of an operating system (OS). Generally, the kernel is responsible for memory management, 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 behaves as a bridge 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 identify anything to anyone about what business they are in or how it relates to their specific location. But it represented something to the owner of the company and in many cases the substance supporting a company logo is just as important as how it brands the company it stands for.

Progress logo layout produced for a Gladstoneinterior developer, design feature a series of red circles that intersect and change the letter O in the middle of the logo layout.

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design | Branding

Evolv Design is a Gladstone 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, explores, coordinates, and oversees such ventures. Interior design is a diverse occupation that consists of conceptual development, area planning, location evaluations, programming, research, corresponding with the stakeholders of a project, construction management, and implementation of the design.

logo design provided for Advanced Leadership Solutions in Gladstone, the personalities for letter V as well as A in center of the word progressed have actually been modified to link directly into the words below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This Gladstone logo design job was performed for a leadership advisor that helps business leaders to become more successful at managing people, expectations, and productivity.

A Gladstone business logo design including a fisherman in the center of the name casting a fly towards the customer.

On The Fly | Logo Design | Retail Branding

With brand names such as Cabelas and Bass Pros raking in more than 7 billion a year retailing goods and equipment to outdoor sporting lovers the owners of On the Fly understood the market was ready for an outdoor sporting store that functions as a consignment firm. Whether or not you are into boating, fishing or rock climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly provides a location for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all sorts of passions, a location to sell off their used equipment to other sports enthusiasts.

I tailored their Gladstone logo design using an illustration that garners the interest of vehicles and sends an image that wakens the enthusiasm of the outdoors. With traffic that averages forty five miles per hour I realized 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 tranquil habitat.

Logo style MQ farms, this Gladstone company logo design has an area included into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms business logo concept wasn’t actually produced for an Gladstone area farm it was actually developed for an investments broker, and this particular logo was one of many that fell underneath the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The objective was actually to produce a brand mark that projected confidence, effectiveness, and luxury.

 Gladstone Logo design for a nonprofit, Transforming Point Solutions - the logo style attribute for outwardly dealing with arrow and also the arrowheads suggest that it is a diamond shape.

Turning Point Foundation | Logo Design

The Turning Point Foundation was completely open to what kind of logo design they desired, that can be a good thing or a bad thing. Good in that it gives a designer the freedom to discover any concept that comes to mind, bad in that it’s hard to hit a bullseye without recognizing where the target is. Luckily, in this particular case, I hit a bullseye with the very first shot.

Logo developed for the use of a sign for the dining establishment (Brewgrrs), it is an elaborate manuscript font style that is reminiscent of a renowned Gladstone sporting activities group logo.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I have created loads of restaurant custom logo designs and establishment signs for restaurants, diners, sports bars, night clubs, dining establishments, and eateries all over the United States, from cupcake bakeries to pizza parlors and oyster bars, out of all of them I think Brewgrrs was my absolute favorite. Brewgrrs was a neat undertaking where I worked closely with the owner to produce a business logo which worked very 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 illuminated sign which hung over their doors, and was highly visible and very easy to read from over a block away.

commercial identity design projects

Logo designed by ImageCo, Gladstone, Missouri, MO,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Gladstone, Missouri, MO,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Gladstone, Missouri, MO,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Gladstone, Missouri, MO,
Electrical sign design for Gladstone restaurnat designed by Gladstone Sign Company
Gladstone logo design and brand identity design for Gladstone commercial businesses
Logo designed by ImageCo, Gladstone, Missouri, MO,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Gladstone, Missouri, MO,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Gladstone, Missouri, MO,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Gladstone, Missouri, MO,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Gladstone, Missouri, MO,

Logo designed by ImageCo, Gladstone, Missouri, MO,

Logo designed by ImageCo, Gladstone, Missouri, MO,

Logo designed by ImageCo, Gladstone, Missouri, MO,

Logo designed by ImageCo, Gladstone, Missouri, MO,

Logo designed by ImageCo, Gladstone, Missouri, MO,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Gladstone, Missouri, MO,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Gladstone, Missouri, MO,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Gladstone, Missouri, MO,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Gladstone, Missouri, MO,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Gladstone, Missouri, MO,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Gladstone, Missouri, MO,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Gladstone, Missouri, MO,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Gladstone, Missouri, MO,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Gladstone, Missouri, MO,