Acute Care 360 ImageCo, Kalispell, Montana, MT,

ImageCo, Kalispell, Montana, MT,

Evolv Design logo designed by ImageCo, Kalispell, Montana, MT,

Red Panda Publishers logo designed by ImageCo, Kalispell, Montana, MT,

Kalispell, Montana, MT,

ImageCo, Kalispell, Montana, MT,
ImageCo, Kalispell, Montana, MT,

Mid Valley Pathology logo designed by ImageCo, Kalispell, Montana, MT,

FSA OK logo designed by ImageCo, Kalispell, Montana, MT,

Emerald Heights logo designed by ImageCo, Kalispell, Montana, MT,

Club Sapphire logo designed by ImageCo, Kalispell, Montana, MT,

Downtown Dogs logo designed by ImageCo, Kalispell, Montana, MT,

School board logo designed by ImageCo, Kalispell, Montana, MT,

Ferry Street Coffee Company logo designed by ImageCo, Kalispell, Montana, MT,

Stoney Forensic logo designed by ImageCo, Kalispell, Montana, MT,

Smart kernels logo designed by ImageCo, Kalispell, Montana, MT,

TIPS ON IDENTIFYING 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 simply cannot refund the time you commit which is eminently more valuable than your money is.

PORTFOLIO

Many design firms talk a good game but inevitably a designer can only be evaluated by the quality of their portfolio, if the work in their portfolio does not contain real world samples chances are they will never be able to deliver a top quality logo design.

VISION

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

Kalispell LOGO DESIGN​

For over twenty years ImageCo has been helping small business owners cultivate memorable brands. We’ve undertaken logo design work for builders, educational institutions, diamond miners, wedding singers, coffee roasters, retailers, and just about every other kind of business concern you can think of. What makes us unique compared to traditional designers is that our background is rooted in the electrical sign industry so we approach every branding project as if it will be utilized as an electric sign. As a result of our sign first approach our identity designs can, and have been employed in everything from fashion labels to billboards. Our sign first method ensures that our logos are just as effective whether they are used in television commercials or web applications, they are consistently recognizable, comprehended, and remembered no matter of scale or application.

American Made ★ Design

The thing that seriously sets ImageCo apart from other design agencies that you may have stumbled upon in Google’s 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. Regardless of the kind of project we undertake, logo design, web site, trade show banners, or retail sign, we do not, and never will farm-out our client’s work to organizations based outside the USA. When you contact us at 1-855-IMAGECO the person that picks up the telephone is ImageCo’s owner and designer, not an agent that marks up the price of your design project and determines the conditions of how my customers and I conduct business.

QUALITIES OF A GOOD LOGO DESIGN

Nearly every new Kalispell entrepreneur understands that they probably need a logo, however few new business owners thoroughly recognize the key role their logo will perform in their success, or precisely why one logo design functions more effectively than another. A business logo has an immediate and long-term impact on the growth of a company, select the correct one and it can make the door swing and cash register ring, select the wrong one and it will be an obstacle and an impediment for the longevity of an organization. The logos featured in the ImageCo portfolio help Kalispell businesses succeed, they are effective in any given situation and the reason they are so effective is that they all have these five traits in common.
  1. Simplicity: simple logo designs don’t require contemplation, they can be comprehended in just a glance.
  2. Scalability: from label to retail signs a scalable business logo will be legible and just as emotive at every size.
  3. Versatility: logos which operate 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 product or business they represent.
  5. Relevance: a business logo needs to be enduring and should feel equally relevant today, tomorrow, and thirty years from now.

understand your brand

Brand – It’s a verb and a noun, it is an identifying mark and also the process of marking something to make sure that it can be recognized, its foundation originates from the mark burned onto animals. Today a brand indicates virtually anything with a motive, regardless of whether it be revenue or politics, a brand is an innate aspect of specifying the worth of something in the public’s mind.

Branding – Is sort of like marketing and advertising’s sexy cousin, they are all from the very same family, the distinction being that advertising and marketing have to do with making a promise and branding’s goal is to deliver on that promise. Branding is also a calculated popularity contest directed at a target audience, it’s goal is to develop an image that the audience can connect to.

Brand Image – An image planted and nurtured through advertising and marketing as well as identity design. When a person states the brand names Ferrari or Corvette what we think of is their brand image, it’s an image that exists in our minds. That image isn’t an image of a car with 4 wheels that can deliver us from point A to point B, the the mental image we have (or at least I have) is of speed, elegance, of something dangerous and sexy . That is brand image and brand image is what makes people buy those products. Brand image is why individuals purchase specific brands, from Pepsi to Coke Chevy or Ford, Democrats or Republicans … all driven by brand images that we can identify with.

Branding Agencies – If you reflect on the history of many branding companies you’ll find that they are quite often rebranded marketing agencies. When a person says they are in advertising and marketing most individuals will likely have an idea about the type of work they do anything that can be seen, felt or heard are part of a brand identity.

Brand Identity Designer
– A brand identity designer is a designer that focuses on a type of visual design which helps shape the public image of a firm, a product or a business. Brand identity designers create logo designs, signage designs, product packaging, and also collateral material such as cards, stationery, and sales brochures. Some visual designers also develop websites and also software interfaces. The vital duty of a brand identity designer is to establish the visual cues and also an emotional tone with the goal of influencing actions, results as well as assumptions.

Featured SIGNS & LOGOS

Retro logo design of a bicycle produced for a Kalispell coffee cafe and also a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This budding coffee roaster and cafe were launching in an older section of the town and wanted to project a retro tone without coming across as stodgy or low energy. I accomplished both of these jobs via designing a custom logo concept that contains a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is antiquated, higher energy, and is a ageless business image.

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

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the science that analyzes the root causes and effects of diseases, especially the branch of medicine which deals with the clinical assessment of samples of human body cellular material for diagnostic or forensic intents.

The Mid-Valley Pathology brand I came up with is the sole instance I recall where I was in a position to integrate a bacteria-laden microscope slide within a logo design.

Generally I try not to be excessively literal with a design and to a degree, this specific design approaches the company it serves fairly literally, but it does it in a fashion that incorporates the slide as part of the name so it doesn’t serve so much as an explanation of what Mid-Valley Pathology does so much as acts as an enhancer to the name that helps make it more captivating, more interest grabbing and a lot more meaningful.

logo design with a jumping eco-friendly frog made for a household fun center in Kalispell.

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 additionally a project that is way out of the norm of the types of jobs which come my way, I’ve done dozens of logo designs for doctors, dental professionals, and attorneys but Cool Springz is without question the one and only trampoline park which I have ever had the privilege to work on.

Given that the name of the business features the word springz in its name the apparent choice would have been to integrate a few springs into the design but Cool Springz is a fun location to go and spring does not really 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, in the end I landed on a green tree frog and a dimensional treatment of the name itself to give the logo a better enthusiastic high energy feel.

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

digital photography logo including a group of birds, a hill, a trail, a stream, and a tree - developed for Kalispell 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 specialized field of photography and I believe it is a niche profession due to the fact that travel photographers don’t capture places or things but rather communicate emotional experiences by means of the pictures they record. The thought behind this logo design was to make use of negative space to communicate more than what was visible upon first view, which I think is representative of the majority of good photographers in that they frequently share entire stories through their photography.

It’s said that a picture is worth a thousand words but I think that some photographs convey significantly more than that because their photos frequently have an emotional resonance which can’t be conveyed with mere words. I attempted to do something the same to this logo design 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 hindsight, that my goal was to both brand this photographer with a memorable  Kalispell logo design but also to show the depth to her art and in the way that she sees the world through the lens of her camera.

 Kalispell logo design with a seagull made use of for the letter A. Designed for a wireless retail business.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The lion’s share of business logo design jobs that I take on I honestly relish and the Coastal Wireless assignment was one that I certainly felt good about, but the customer didn’t quite share my excitement for it. I felt really good about the concept of using the seagull form as a stroke in the character A but the client, even though he loved the concept, really did not care for my choice of birds. This guy really despised seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, fortunately the rest of his friends and family didn’t share his contempt for this specific variety of sea bird.

When I turn a concept over to a customer I encourage all of them to talk about it with friends and colleagues and family members as well as with other people that they don’t even know so as to get impartial viewpoints on the merit of a design concept. Fortunately, he discussed it with his family and they adored the design and were able to reason with him and get him to sign off on it, but not before he worked me over to insert every other seabird he could think of … in the end 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 tend to hire an expert to design their business logo recognize how vital a logo is for their organization so they are way more invested in the end result. Every logo job has it’s allotment of hurdles, however the largest obstacle is identifying 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 customer the identity they see for themselves.

a red panda logo style with bamboo behind-the-scenes, style for Kalispell book author

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a narrow piece of real estate to work with, but it is the most vital part of a printed book given that it is in most cases the first thing a person views in the bookstore. For a publisher, it’s the best opportunity that they will likely ever get to publicize their product and get their logo design in front of the individuals that purchase actual books.

This 3 color design is vibrant, colorful and eye-catching and it leaves plenty of space for the title and the author’s name.

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

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines arrive and go nevertheless it seems like that in many cases one of the things folks often tend to recollect the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a modest startup commuter/shuttle airline based in LA and although I’m not sure it actually “took off” their organization logo didn’t ground them. The bookend A’s in their name lent itself well to conferring a good sense of air travel and it was surely a victory.

 Kalispell logo layout used for marketing and also a tag style for Vintage Instance includes an archaic font design.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case specialized in brand new cases for music instruments, that seemed to be much older cases. For this custom logo design I sought to come up with a logo that had a fluid old style feel to it and could easily be utilized for anything from a web site to an insignia on brand new cases that appeared like they were from another era.

Logo produced for an orthodontist in Kalispell, layout include an arc with lines intersecting with it to suggest steel dental braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dental care business logos can easily be one of the most difficult logo jobs because it appears that every dental professional involves a smile, a tooth, a smiling tooth, or a toothy smile in their design. Dental logos are one of the very most cliche ridden professions when it comes to business advertising, if dining establishments approached their advertising in the exact same way dental practices do every one of their logo designs would definitely be a picture trying to explain something they served, McDonalds would likely have a picture of a potato and a cow.

I understand the thinking behind including an image of something mouth associated to a dentist’s logo but it has to be done subtly or it will just look like every other clipart dental professionals logo that litter the branding landscape of the dental care industry.

I really love doing dentist logo designs because it challenges me to come up with a design that implies the field of dentistry or a certain 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 doesn’t have a single smile or a tooth in it, but even though they aren’t obvious, they are still implied in the design. When I turned this particular design over to the customer the only smile that was obvious was actually the smile on Dr. Kujak’s face.

William McNally logo made for a family members not-for-profit, the logo features 4 personalities staggered in elevation to represent a family unit with in the design.

William McNally | Logo Design | Branding

The William McNally Family Foundation contacted ImageCo to help them come up with a logo that would be depictive of the love that William McNally had for the people in his city. Most logos with the name “family” in them tend to contain depictions of a happy family, a cliche heavy method 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 business or institution hopes to project.

The McNally Foundation’s name presented a distinct opportunity to do a logo that communicated that they were about families without being overtly corny about it. The goal of a logo is to be remembered and recognized and if the designer attempts to use the logo design to explain precisely how people ought to think or feel they don’t understand the purpose of a logo. If viewers have to think about a logo to understand what it means, it has failed, a logo needs to be immediately understood and a logo design that explains itself will never have the likelihood to be understood.

Logo design created for a Kalispell hair style studio featuring a script font a hummingbird and also an indicated orchid for the letter O.

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios wanted a logo which conveyed an atmosphere of simplicity and class for their new hair studio. I came up with a concept which didn’t go the obvious course of creating merely a stylized orchid but instead delivered a logo design which suggested a flower in the formation of a swirl incorporated into the letter O in the title and by putting attention on the logo design with the silhouette of a hummingbird hovering over the logo design itself. The obvious path in creating a logo design is oftentimes the incorrect route and in this case, the design ended up not being about the flower but instead placed the emphasis on the perception that they wanted to transmit to their patrons.

Arabian equine logo design developed for a steed ranch that specializes in reproducing Arabian show steeds.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo developed a one-of-a-kind logotype concept styled to display the unique physical traits of the Arabian type of equines. With a different head form and very high tail posture, the Arabian is one of the highly quite easily identifiable horse types in the entire world.

Las Cafe, A Kalispell Coffee shop logo design a small dining establishment, layout consists of a customized manuscript typeface which hovers over a team of elaborate lines as well as dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Coffee shop logo design a small restaurant, design includes a changed script font which floats above a group of luxuriant lines as well as dots.

Logo layout for a software application designer the style features and also iconic Kalispell aspect of a bridge to the left of the name.

Smart Kernels | Logo Design

A kernel is the key component of an operating system (OS). Traditionally, the kernel is responsible for memory administration, process and task management, and hard drive management. The kernel connects the computer hardware to the application software. In other words a kernel is {essentially|quite literally a bridge that functions as a connection in 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 couple of miles from the offices of Smart kernels. It’s a logo design that doesn’t attempt to describe 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 company and in quite a few cases the substance behind a logo is just as important as how it serves the enterprise it stands for.

Advance logo style produced for a Kalispellindoor developer, design attribute a series of red circles that converge and change the letter O in the center of the logo layout.

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design | Branding

Evolv Design is a Kalispell interior design company and this logo design is representational of the work that an interior designer does in. An interior designer is somebody who prepares, explores, coordinates, and manages such ventures. Interior design is a multifaceted profession that includes conceptual development, area planning, location examinations, programming, analysis, corresponding with the stakeholders of a project, building and construction supervision, and execution of the design.

logo layout provided for Advanced Leadership Solutions in Kalispell, the personalities for letter V as well as A in center of words progressed have actually been customized to tie straight into words listed below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This Kalispell logo design assignment was done for a leadership specialist that assists business leaders to become more efficient at overseeing people, expectations, and productivity.

A Kalispell business logo design including an angler in the center of the name casting a fly towards the customer.

On The Fly | Logo Design | Retail Branding

With companies like Cabelas and Bass Pros raking in more than 7 billion a year retailing supplies and equipment to outdoor sporting lovers the owners of On the Fly knew the market was ready for an outdoor sporting store that operates as a consignment company. Whether you are into boating, sportfishing or rock climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly presents a place for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all kinds of interests, a place to sell off their previously owned goods to other sports enthusiasts.

I created their Kalispell logo design design with an illustration which garners the interest of traffic and sends an image that evokes the enthusiasm of the outdoors. With visitor traffic that averages 45 miles per hour I knew it would take more than the typical logo/sign to get commuters to take notice, hence the illustration of a fly fisherman in his natural and serene habitat.

Logo style MQ ranches, this Kalispell company logo layout has an area integrated into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms logo idea wasn’t really created for an Kalispell regional farm it was in reality designed for a products broker, and this particular creative logo was one of a handful of which fell beneath the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The aim was really to design a brand mark that projected trust, financial success, and wealth.

 Kalispell Logo design for a nonprofit, Turning Factor Solutions - the logo layout feature for externally facing arrow as well as the arrowheads indicate that it is a diamond shape.

Turning Point Foundation | Logo Design

The Turning Point Foundation was entirely open to what kind of logo design they desired, that can be a good thing or a bad thing. Good in that it offers a designer the freedom to explore any idea that comes to mind, bad in that it’s challenging to hit a bullseye without understanding where the target is. Fortunately, in this case, I struck a bullseye with the 1st try.

Logo design designed for the use of an indication for the restaurant (Brewgrrs), it is an elaborate script font style that is reminiscent of a well-known Kalispell sports group logo.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I’ve crafted quite a lot of restaurant logo designs and business signs for restaurants, diners, sports bars, night clubs, dining establishments, and eateries all over the USA, from cupcake bakeries to pizza parlors and oyster bars, out of all of them I believe Brewgrrs was my favorite. Brewgrrs was a neat undertaking where I worked closely with the business owner to design a logo design which worked really 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 signage that hung above their doors, and was highly visible and very easy to read from over a block away.

commercial identity design projects

Logo designed by ImageCo, Kalispell, Montana, MT,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Kalispell, Montana, MT,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Kalispell, Montana, MT,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Kalispell, Montana, MT,
Electrical sign design for Kalispell restaurnat designed by Kalispell Sign Shop
Kalispell logo design and brand identity design for Kalispell businesses
Logo designed by ImageCo, Kalispell, Montana, MT,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Kalispell, Montana, MT,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Kalispell, Montana, MT,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Kalispell, Montana, MT,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Kalispell, Montana, MT,

Logo designed by ImageCo, Kalispell, Montana, MT,

Logo designed by ImageCo, Kalispell, Montana, MT,

Logo designed by ImageCo, Kalispell, Montana, MT,

Logo designed by ImageCo, Kalispell, Montana, MT,

Logo designed by ImageCo, Kalispell, Montana, MT,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Kalispell, Montana, MT,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Kalispell, Montana, MT,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Kalispell, Montana, MT,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Kalispell, Montana, MT,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Kalispell, Montana, MT,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Kalispell, Montana, MT,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Kalispell, Montana, MT,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Kalispell, Montana, MT,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Kalispell, Montana, MT,