Acute Care 360 ImageCo, Bismarck, North Dakota, ND,

ImageCo, Bismarck, North Dakota, ND,

Evolv Design logo designed by ImageCo, Bismarck, North Dakota, ND,

Red Panda Publishers logo designed by ImageCo, Bismarck, North Dakota, ND,

Bismarck, North Dakota, ND,

ImageCo, Bismarck, North Dakota, ND,
ImageCo, Bismarck, North Dakota, ND,

Mid Valley Pathology logo designed by ImageCo, Bismarck, North Dakota, ND,

FSA OK logo designed by ImageCo, Bismarck, North Dakota, ND,

Emerald Heights logo designed by ImageCo, Bismarck, North Dakota, ND,

Club Sapphire logo designed by ImageCo, Bismarck, North Dakota, ND,

Downtown Dogs logo designed by ImageCo, Bismarck, North Dakota, ND,

School board logo designed by ImageCo, Bismarck, North Dakota, ND,

Ferry Street Coffee Company logo designed by ImageCo, Bismarck, North Dakota, ND,

Stoney Forensic logo designed by ImageCo, Bismarck, North Dakota, ND,

Smart kernels logo designed by ImageCo, Bismarck, North Dakota, ND,

STRATEGIES FOR FINDING THE RIGHT LOGO DESIGNER

BUDGET

A logo is an investment in both your time and your money so whenever a design agency offers a money back guarantee try to bear in mind that they simply cannot refund the time you invest which is much more precious than your money is.

PORTFOLIO

Many design firms talk a good game but ultimately a designer can only be judged by the quality of their portfolio, if the work in their portfolio doesn’t contain real life samples odds are they won’t be able to produce a quality logo design.

VISION

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

Bismarck LOGO DESIGN​

For over twenty years ImageCo has been helping entrepreneurs cultivate memorable brands. We’ve undertaken brand design work for builders, schools, diamond miners, party planners, coffee roasters, retail stores, and virtually every other kind of business 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 design as if it will be employed as an electrical sign. As a result of our sign first technique our brand identity designs can, and have been employed in everything from clothing labels to billboards. Our sign first technique guarantees that our logo designs are just as effective whether they are used in TV commercials or web headers, they are consistently recognizable, comprehended, and always remembered no matter of size or function.

American Made ★ Design

The one difference that truly sets ImageCo apart from many of the design agencies that you might have found in search results, companies like Thumbtack, Design Hill, Upwork, or Crowdspring is that absolutely every design project we are brought on board to do, we perform in-house. No matter the type of design project we undertake, logo, web page, trade show banners, or electrical sign, we do not, and never will farm-out our customer’s projects to organizations located outside the USA. Whenever you contact us at 1-855-IMAGECO the individual that picks up the telephone is ImageCo’s owner and designer, not an agent that increases the price of your project and determines the terms of how you and I do business.

ASPECTS OF A GREAT LOGO DESIGN

Nearly every new Bismarck organization knows they probably need a logo, but few start ups fully realize the vital role their logo can make in their becoming successful, or why one logo functions better than another. A logo has a critical and long term effect on the success of a company, pick the correct one and it will make the door swing and cash register ring, select the incorrect one and it can be an obstacle and an impediment for the life span of a company. The logos featured in the ImageCo portfolio help Bismarck companies succeed, they are effective in any given circumstance and the reason why they are so effective is because they all have these 5 traits in common.
  1. Simplicity: simple logos do not require contemplation, they can be understood in merely a glance.
  2. Scalability: from label to store signs a scalable logo design will remain legible and equally emotive at virtually any dimension.
  3. Versatility: logos that work 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 business logo should be timeless and should feel equally relevant today, tomorrow, and forty years from today.

understanding branding

Brand – It’s both a verb as well as a noun, it’s an identifying mark and the process of marking something so that it could be recognized, its foundation comes from the brand branded onto animals. Today a brand indicates pretty much anything with an objective, regardless of whether it be earnings or political parties, a brand is an inherent aspect of specifying the value of a specific thing in the public’s mind.

Branding – Is kind of like marketing and advertising’s attractive cousin, they are all from the exact 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 targeted at a target market, it’s objective is to create a mental image that the target market will likely connect to.

Brand Image – An image planted and cultivated by advertising and marketing as well as identity design. When somebody states the brand names Ferrari or Mustang what we consider is their brand image, it’s an image that exists in our minds. That image isn’t an image of a car with 4 wheels that can carry us from point A to point B, the image we have (or at least I have) is of freedom, beauty, of something dangerous and exotic . That is brand image and brand image is what makes people want 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 we can identify with.

Branding Companies – If you look back at the origin of the majority of branding companies you’ll find that they are quite often re-branded marketing and advertising companies. When somebody states they are in advertising and marketing many people will likely have an idea about what they do. However when somebody says “I am in branding”… it simply seems much more impressive, possibly it’s due to the fact that the majority of people do not fully understand what it indicates to be in branding so it comes off as more mysterious and maybe even attractive.

Brand Identity – Is a comprehensive term that defines the visual elements of a product or company that affect view points. This mostly includes the name, the logo, the product packaging, the different colors utilized however can additionally consist of audio, lights, texture, signs, actually anything that can be seen, felt or listened to belong to a brand identity.

Brand Identity Designers
– A brand identity designer is a designer that concentrates on a kind of visual design that helps shape the perception of a firm, a product or a company. Brand identity designers develop logo designs, sign designs, packaging, as well as collateral material such as cards, stationery, and pamphlets. Some visual designers also build websites as well as software interfaces. The essential duty of a brand identity designer is to develop the visual cues and a psychological tone with the objective of affecting actions, results as well as perceptions.

Featured signs/logos

Retro logo layout of a bicycle created for a Bismarck coffee cafe and a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This startup coffee roaster and coffeehouse were actually opening in an older section of the city and wished to visualize a retro atmosphere without appearing as monotonous or low energy. I accomplished both of these tasks by means of developing a company logo design 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 layout with a microscope slide and also bacteria developed for Bismarck clinical center.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the scientific discipline that studies the causes and outcomes of diseases, mainly the branch of healthcare which deals with the laboratory evaluation of samplings of body tissue for diagnostic or forensic purposes.

The Mid-Valley Pathology custom logo design I came up with is the only instance I recall in which I was in a position to incorporate a bacteria-laden microscope slide into a business logo design.

Generally I try not to be extremely literal with a concept and to a degree, this specific design approaches the company it represents fairly literally, but it does it in a fashion that integrates the slide as part of the name so it doesn’t serve so much as an illustration of what Mid-Valley Pathology does so much as acts as an enhancement to the brand that helps make it more appealing, more interest grabbing and a lot more memorable.

logo layout with a jumping green frog developed for a family members fun center in Bismarck.

Cool Springz | Logo Design | Retail Branding

The Cool Springz Trampoline Park was a really cool 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 usual of the sorts of jobs which come my way, I’ve done dozens of logo designs for surgeons, dental offices, and lawyers but Cool Springz is without question the one and only trampoline park that I have actually ever gotten the opportunity to work on.

Given that the full name of the company has the word springz in its name the obvious choice would have been to incorporate a couple of springs into the design but Cool Springz is a fun location to go and spring doesn’t actually reflect 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, in the end I landed on a green tree frog and a dimensional treatment of the title itself to give the logo a much more dynamic high energy impression.

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

photography logo design featuring a group of birds, a mountain, a trail, a stream, and also a tree - designed for Bismarck traveling digital photographer.

Travel Don’t Wander | Logo Design | Website Design

Travel Don’t Wander was a logo job I took on for a travel photographer, which is a rather specialized field of photography and I believe it is a niche sector due to the fact that travel photographers tend not to capture locations or things but rather convey emotional experiences by means of the photos they capture. The idea behind this logo concept was to utilize negative space to convey more than what was visible upon initial glance, which I think is representative of almost all good photographers in that they frequently tell entire stories through their photography.

It’s said that a picture is worth a 1000 words but I think that some photographs convey a great deal more than that because their photos frequently have an emotional resonance which can’t be communicated with mere words. I made an effort to do something very 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 communicated through the first impression. I think, in hindsight, that my goal was to both brand this photographer with a memorable  Bismarck logo but also to reveal the depth to her art and in the way that she perceives the world through the lens of her camera.

 Bismarck logo layout with a seagull used for the letter A. Designed for a wireless retail organisation.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The lion’s share of business logo design projects that I take on I really take pleasure in and the Coastal Wireless design was one that I really 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 silhouette as a stroke in the letter A but the client, while he liked the concept, really did not care for my choice of birds. This particular guy truly hated seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, luckily the rest of his family did not share his hatred for this particular type of sea bird.

When I turn a concept over to a client I encourage them to talk about it with friends and family as well as with other people that they don’t even know so as to get honest opinions on the value of a design. Fortunately, he shared 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 incorporate 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 went with the original concept.

Logo designs are a strange creature in the design world because the people that are inclined to hire a professional to design their logo design realize how important a logo is for their company so they are way more vested in the result. Every logo job has it’s portion of challenges, but the most significant challenge is finding that sweet spot in a design that operates really well at the job it’s required to do in branding a company and also providing the customer the identity they see for themselves.

a red panda logo style with bamboo in the background, design for Bismarck publication publisher

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a cramped parcel of real estate to work with, however it is the most important part of a printed book considering that it is often the primary thing a person sees in the bookstore. With regard to a publisher, it’s the opportunity that they will likely ever have to publicize their product and get their logo design in front of the individuals that purchase actual books.

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

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

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines come and depart but it seems that in many occurrences 1 of the traits folks usually tend to recall the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a young new venture commuter/shuttle airline company situated in LA and although I’m not certain it really “took off” their logo design didn’t slow them. The bookend A’s in their brand lent itself well to imparting a good sense of air travel and it was definitely a victory.

 Bismarck logo style utilized for advertising and marketing and a tag style for Vintage Instance features an old typeface layout.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case specialized in brand-new cases for musical instruments, that appeared to be antique cases. For this logo concept I attempted to come up with a logo that had a fluid retro feel to it and could be utilized for anything from a web page to an insignia on brand new cases that looked like they were from another point in time.

Logo design created for an orthodontist in Bismarck, layout consist of an arc with lines converging through it to indicate metal dental braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dentistry business logos can easily be one of the most challenging and difficult logo jobs considering that it seems that every dental professional integrates a smile, a tooth, a smiling tooth, or a toothy smile in their design. Dental logos are one of the most cliche ridden fields when it comes to small business marketing, if restaurants approached their branding in the very same way dental professionals do every one of their logo designs would be a picture explaining anything they served, McDonalds would likely contain an image of a potato and a cow.

I recognize the thinking behind incorporating an illustration of something mouth associated to a dentist’s company logo nevertheless it has to be performed subtly or it will just look like every other clipart dental professionals logo that litter the branding landscape of the dental care profession.

I actually love doing dental care logo designs simply because it challenges me to come up with a design that implies the field of dentistry or a particular area of dentistry like orthodontics without resorting to the clichéd course of action 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 overt, they are still implied in the concept. When I turned this concept over to the customer the only smile that was evident was really the smile on Dr. Kujak’s face.

William McNally logo design made for a household nonprofit, the logo design includes 4 characters surprised in elevation to stand for a family with in the style.

William McNally | Logo Design | Branding

The William McNally Family Foundation asked ImageCo to help them come up with a logo that would be representative of the devotion that William McNally had for the residents in his city. 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 overly literal with regards to what the name says or the industry it represents. I’ve discovered that the best concepts are the ones that are downplayed and don’t hit the viewer on the head with what the business or organization wishes to project.

The McNally Foundation’s name offered a distinct opportunity to do a logo design which communicated that they were about families without being overtly corny about it. The objective of a logo is to be remembered and recognized and if the designer tries to use the logo design to describe exactly how people should think or feel they don’t understand the objective of a logo. If you have to consider a logo design to understand what it means, it has failed, a logo needs to be instantly comprehended and a logo that describes itself won’t have the opportunity to be comprehended.

Logo style produced for a Bismarck hair layout studio including a script font a hummingbird and also an implied orchid for the letter O.

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios desired a business logo which projected a feeling of peace and class for their new hair salon. I created a design that didn’t go the obvious direction of creating merely a stylized orchid but rather designed a business logo that implied a flower in the formation of a swirl blended into the letter O in the title and by putting attention on the logo design along with the silhouette of a hummingbird hovering over the image itself. The obvious path in designing a business logo is more often than not the incorrect direction and in this case, the design ended up not being about the flower but alternately placed the emphasis on the perception that they wanted to transmit to their customers.

Arabian horse logo style produced for an equine ranch that focuses on breeding Arabian program equines.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo designed a unique company logo design styled to manifest the unique physical traits of the Arabian breed of equines. With an unique head form and very high tail carriage, the Arabian is one of the highly immediately recognizable horse lineages in the world.

Las Cafe, A Bismarck restaurant logo design a tiny restaurant, layout includes a modified script font style which floats above a group of luxuriant lines and also dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Cafe logo layout a small dining establishment, design contains a changed manuscript typeface which floats above a team of elaborate lines and also dots.

Logo style for a software program developer the style attributes and also famous Bismarck 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 management, process and task management, and hard drive managing. The kernel connects 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 situated a couple of miles from the offices of Smart kernels. It’s a logo design that doesn’t attempt to point out anything to anyone about what business they are in or how it relates to their specific location. However it meant something to the owner of the company and in quite a few cases the symbolism behind a business logo is equally as important as how it serves the enterprise it stands for.

Progress logo design developed for a Bismarckinterior developer, design function a series of red circles that converge and also change the letter O in the center of the logo style.

Evolv Interior Design | Logo Design | Branding

Evolv Design is a Bismarck 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 organizes, explores, coordinates, and oversees such projects. Interior design is a diverse profession that involves conceptual development, space planning, location assessments, programming, research study, corresponding with the stakeholders of a project, building and construction management, and implementation of the design.

logo style done for Advanced Leadership Solutions in Bismarck, the characters for letter V and also A in middle of the word advanced have been modified to link directly into the words below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This Bismarck logo design assignment was undertaken for a management expert that helps business professionals to become more effective at managing people, expectations, and productivity.

A Bismarck business logo style including a fisherman in the middle of the name casting a fly in the direction of the customer.

On The Fly | Logo Design | Retail Branding

With companies like Cabelas and Bass Pros raking in over 7 billion a year selling goods and equipment to outdoor sporting enthusiasts the owners of On the Fly understood the market place was ready for an outdoor sporting retailer that operates as a consignment company. Whether you are into boating, sportfishing or rock climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly provides a location for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all sorts of interests, a spot to sell their used equipment to other sports enthusiasts.

I created their Bismarck logo design using an illustration which garners the interest of traffic and projects an image that wakens the enthusiasm of the outdoors. With visitor traffic that averages 45 miles per hour I realized it would take more than the average logo/sign to get commuters to take notice, hence the illustration of a fly fisherman in his natural and relaxed habitat.

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

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms business logo design wasn’t actually developed for an Bismarck area farm it was actually devised for an investments broker, and this particular company logo was one of a handful of which fell beneath the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The end goal was to produce a brand mark that projects self-confidence, financial success, and prosperity.

 Bismarck Logo design for a not-for-profit, Transforming Point Solutions - the logo style function for ostensibly facing arrowhead and the arrowheads suggest that it is a diamond shape.

Turning Point Foundation | Logo Design

The Turning Point Foundation was entirely open to what type of logo design they would like, this can be a good thing or a bad thing. Good in that it provides a designer the opportunity to investigate any concept that comes to mind, bad in that it’s hard to hit a bullseye in the absence of recognizing where the target is. Luckily, in this particular case, I struck a bullseye with the first go.

Logo design developed for using an indication for the restaurant (Brewgrrs), it is an elaborate script font that is similar to a renowned Bismarck sports team logo design.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I’ve crafted loads of restaurant business logos and establishment signs for restaurants, diners, sports bars, night clubs, dining establishments, and eateries all over the US, from cupcake bakeries to pizza parlors and oyster bars, out of all of them I believe Brewgrrs was my absolute favorite. Brewgrrs was a great project where I worked closely with the owner to produce a business logo that worked extremely well and did a great job to brand them, it functioned on everything on everything from coasters, and tap handles all the way to the neon sign that 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, Bismarck, North Dakota, ND,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Bismarck, North Dakota, ND,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Bismarck, North Dakota, ND,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Bismarck, North Dakota, ND,
Electrical sign design for Bismarck restaurnat designed by Bismarck Sign Shop
Bismarck logo design and brand identity design for Bismarck companies
Logo designed by ImageCo, Bismarck, North Dakota, ND,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Bismarck, North Dakota, ND,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Bismarck, North Dakota, ND,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Bismarck, North Dakota, ND,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Bismarck, North Dakota, ND,

Logo designed by ImageCo, Bismarck, North Dakota, ND,

Logo designed by ImageCo, Bismarck, North Dakota, ND,

Logo designed by ImageCo, Bismarck, North Dakota, ND,

Logo designed by ImageCo, Bismarck, North Dakota, ND,

Logo designed by ImageCo, Bismarck, North Dakota, ND,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Bismarck, North Dakota, ND,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Bismarck, North Dakota, ND,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Bismarck, North Dakota, ND,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Bismarck, North Dakota, ND,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Bismarck, North Dakota, ND,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Bismarck, North Dakota, ND,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Bismarck, North Dakota, ND,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Bismarck, North Dakota, ND,
Logo designed by ImageCo, Bismarck, North Dakota, ND,