Acute Care 360 ImageCo, La Porte, Texas, TX,

ImageCo, La Porte, Texas, TX,

Evolv Design logo designed by ImageCo, La Porte, Texas, TX,

Red Panda Publishers logo designed by ImageCo, La Porte, Texas, TX,

La Porte, Texas, TX,

ImageCo, La Porte, Texas, TX,
ImageCo, La Porte, Texas, TX,

Mid Valley Pathology logo designed by ImageCo, La Porte, Texas, TX,

FSA OK logo designed by ImageCo, La Porte, Texas, TX,

Emerald Heights logo designed by ImageCo, La Porte, Texas, TX,

Club Sapphire logo designed by ImageCo, La Porte, Texas, TX,

Downtown Dogs logo designed by ImageCo, La Porte, Texas, TX,

School board logo designed by ImageCo, La Porte, Texas, TX,

Ferry Street Coffee Company logo designed by ImageCo, La Porte, Texas, TX,

Stoney Forensic logo designed by ImageCo, La Porte, Texas, TX,

Smart kernels logo designed by ImageCo, La Porte, Texas, TX,

TIPS ON IDENTIFYING THE BEST LOGO DESIGNER

BUDGET

A business logo is an investment in both your time and your money so whenever a design agency presents a money back guarantee try to keep in mind that they can’t reimburse the time you invest which is much more precious than your money is.

PORTFOLIO

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

VISION

A logo’s goal is to be understood and be unforgettable, and it’s purpose is to reflect your personal vision for your company. If a designer isn’t focused on realizing your vision, the thing they are actually focused on is how quickly they will get paid.

La Porte LOGO DESIGN​

For over 20 years ImageCo has been helping small business owners establish notable brand identities. We’ve done brand identity design work for farmers, schools, diamond miners, party planners, diners, retail stores, and virtually every other kind of business concern you can think of. What makes us unique compared to typical graphic designers is that our background is rooted in the electrical sign industry so we undertake every logo design project as though it will be employed as an electrical sign. Because of our sign first strategy our identity designs can, and have been employed in everything from fashion labels to electrical signs. Our sign first approach insures that our logos are equally reliable whether they are used in TV commercials or web headers, they are consistently identifiable, understood, and remembered irrespective of size or purpose.

American Made ★ Design

The one difference that seriously sets ImageCo apart from other design agencies that you might possibly have encountered on-line, companies like Thumbtack, Design Hill, Upwork, or Crowdspring is that absolutely every project we are retained to do, we do in-house. Irrespective of the type of design project we accept, logo design, website, trade show exhibit, or commercial sign, we do not, and never will farm-out our customer’s work to organizations based outside the US. Whenever you phone us at 1-855-IMAGECO the individual that picks up the phone is ImageCo’s owner and designer, not a middleman that increases the cost of your design project and imposes the conditions of how my customers and I do business.

ASPECTS OF A GREAT LOGO DESIGN

Nearly every new La Porte company knows they require a logo, yet few start-ups entirely realize the vital role their business logo will perform in their becoming successful, or precisely why one logo design functions more effectively than another. A company logo has an instant and long-term influence on the viability of a company, select the correct one and it can make the door swing and phone ring, choose the incorrect one and it can be a barrier and an impediment for the life span of an organization. The logos featured in the ImageCo portfolio help La Porte businesses succeed, they are effective in any given scenario and the reason they are so effective is that they all have these 5 traits in common.
  1. Simplicity: simple logo designs do not require scrutiny, they can be grasped in merely a glance.
  2. Scalability: from clothing labels to billboards a scalable logo design will continue to be legible and equally emotive at virtually any size.
  3. Versatility: logos that operate on any type of 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 lasting and will feel equally relevant today, tomorrow, and twenty five years from now.

understanding branding

Brand – It is a verb as well as a noun, it’s an identifying mark and also the act of marking something to make sure that it can be identified, its genesis originates from the brand branded onto livestock. Nowadays a brand indicates basically anything with an objective, regardless if it be revenue or government agencies, a brand is an inherent aspect of defining the worth of a specific thing in the consumer’s mind.

Branding – Is sort of like advertising and marketing’s sexy sister, they are both from the very same family, the difference being that marketing and advertising are about making a promise and branding’s goal is to deliver on that promise. Branding is also a calculated popularity competition targeted at a specific audience, it’s goal is to develop a mental image that the audience will likely connect to.

Brand Image – An image planted and cultivated through advertising and marketing and also identity design. When someone mentions the brand names Ferrari or Mustang 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 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 unique . That is brand image and brand image is what makes people purchase those brands. Brand image is why people 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 Companies – If you reflect on the beginning of many branding agencies you’ll discover that they are frequently re-branded marketing and advertising companies. When someone states they are in marketing many people will likely have a preconceived notion about the type of work they do anything that can be seen, touched or heard are part of a brand identity.

Brand Identity Designers
– A brand identity designer is a designer that concentrates on a kind of visual design which helps form the perception of a firm, a product or a company. Brand identity designers develop logo designs, signage designs, product packaging, as well as collateral products such as cards, stationery, as well as pamphlets. Some visual designers also develop sites and software interfaces. The essential role of a brand identity designer is to establish the visual cues and also an emotional tone with the goal of influencing actions, results and understandings.

select logos & signs

Retro logo layout of a bicycle developed for a La Porte coffee cafe and a coffee roaster.

Ferry Street Coffee Company | Logo Design | Retail Branding

This fledgling coffee roaster and cafe were actually launching in an older part of the area and hoped to visualize a retro tone without coming across as uninteresting or low energy. I accomplished each of the jobs by developing a business logo concept that contains a man on a high wheel bicycle (aka The Penny Farthing), it is antiquated, high energy, and is a ageless business image.

medical logo layout with a microscope slide and also germs made for La Porte clinical facility.

Mid-Valley Pathology | Logo Design

Pathology is the science which investigates the triggers and effects of diseases, especially the field of medicine that deals with the clinical examination of samplings of human body tissue for diagnostic or forensic purposes.

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

Normally I try not to be overly literal with a concept and to a point, this design approaches the company it represents very literally, yet it does it in a fashion 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 name that helps make it more appealing, more interest grabbing and much more unforgettable.

logo style with a jumping green frog made for a household enjoyable facility in La Porte.

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 also a project that is way out of the norm of the types of projects which come my way, I’ve produced dozens of logo designs for surgeons, dental practices, and attorneys but Cool Springz is without question the one and only trampoline park that I have actually ever gotten 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 include a few springs into the design but Cool Springz is a fun destination to go and spring doesn’t actually resonate an environment of fun does it. My thought process on this logo 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 title itself to give the logo a more enthusiastic high energy feel.

In the end, Cool Springz ended up loving my concept and named the frog Jax and incorporated him in to everything they used for advertising and marketing. I also believe this is the only time that a logo I did was turned into a mascot when they had an employee costume fabricated to look just like my frog design.

digital photography logo including a group of birds, a mountain, a route, a stream, and a tree - developed for La Porte traveling photographer.

Travel Don’t Wander | Logo Design | Website Design

Travel Don’t Wander was a logo design job I took on for a travel photographer, which is a rather niche field of photography and I believe it is a niche speciality due to the fact that travel photographers don’t shoot places or things but rather reveal emotional experiences by means of the photos they record. The idea behind this logo concept was to make use of negative space to project more than what was visible upon initial view, which I think is representative of almost all good photographers in that they oftentimes convey whole stories using their photography.

It’s said that a picture is worth a 1000 words but I think that some photographs convey significantly more than that because their photos often have an emotional resonance which can’t be conveyed with mere words. I attempted to do something comparable to this logo by employing 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 looking back, that my goal was to both brand this photographer with a memorable  La Porte logo design but also to reveal the depth of her work and in the way that she perceives the world through the lens of her camera.

 La Porte logo style with a seagull made use of for the letter A. Designed for a wireless retail business.

Coastal Wireless | Logo Design

The majority of business logo design projects that I take on I really enjoy and the Coastal Wireless assignment was one that I really felt good about, but the client didn’t quite share my enthusiasm for it. I felt really good about the idea of using the seagull silhouette as a stroke in the character A but my customer, while he loved the concept, really did not care for my choice of birds. This guy seriously disliked seagulls, which he referred to as the “rats of the sky”, thankfully the rest of his family didn’t share his hatred for this particular kind of sea bird.

When I turn a design over to a client I urge them to discuss it with colleagues and family members as well as with folks that they don’t actually know so as to get neutral judgements on the value of a design. Fortunately, he talked about it with his family members 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 alternative of a pelican and he proceeded with the original design.

Logos are a weird creature in the design world given that the people that are inclined to hire an expert to design their business logo understand how important a logo design is for their company so they are much more vested in the final result. Every logo project possesses it’s allotment of hurdles, but the biggest challenge 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 providing the customer the image they see for themselves.

a red panda logo layout with bamboo behind-the-scenes, style for La Porte publication author

Red Panda Publishers | Logo Design

The book spine is a slender piece of real estate to work with, however it is the most necessary part of a published book given that it is in most cases the initial thing a person views in the bookstore. With respect to a publisher, it’s the best opportunity they will likely ever have to advertise their label and get their logo design in front of the individuals that buy actual books.

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

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

Air LA | Logo Design

Airlines come and go however it seems like that in many instances one of the items individuals often tend to recollect the most are their logos. The Air LA logo design was done for a modest new venture commuter/shuttle airline company located in LA and while I’m not certain it actually “took off” their custom logo didn’t slow them. The bookend A’s in their brand lent itself well to affording a sense of flight and it was undoubtedly a winner.

 La Porte logo design made use of for marketing as well as a tag style for Vintage Instance features an antiquated font style.

Vintage Case | Logo Design

Vintage case specialized in brand new cases for music instruments, that looked to be much older cases. For this business logo design I strove to come up with a logo that provided a fluid old style feel to it and could easily be used for anything from a web site to a label on brand new cases that appeared like they were from another era.

Logo produced for an orthodontist in La Porte, style consist of an arc with lines converging via it to suggest steel braces.

Kujak Orthodontics | Logo Design | Sign Design

Dentistry logo designs can be one of the most challenging logo jobs because it seems that every dental professional incorporates a smile, a tooth, a smiling tooth, or a toothy smile in their design. Dental business logos are one of the very most cliche ridden careers when it comes to business branding, if restaurants approached their advertising in the same way dental practitioners do every one of their logo designs would be a picture explaining something they served, McDonalds would most likely contain an image of a potato and a cow.

I recognize the thinking behind adding an illustration of something mouth related to a dentist’s company logo but it has to be done 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 dentist business logos because it challenges me to come up with a design that implies dentistry or a specific area of dentistry like orthodontics without resorting to the clichéd approach that so many dentists settle on.

Kujak Orthodontics offered such an opportunity and eventually I created a concept 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 particular concept over to the client the only smile that was obvious was actually the smile on Dr. Kujak’s face.

William McNally logo made for a family not-for-profit, the logo features 4 characters staggered in height to represent 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 brand identity design that would be illustrative of the love that William McNally had for the residents in his city. Many 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 far too literal pertaining to what the name says or the industry it represents. I’ve discovered that the best designs are the ones that are downplayed and don’t hit the viewer on the head with what the company or organization wants to convey.

The McNally Foundation’s name provided a unique opportunity to do a logo design which conveyed that they were about families without being overtly tacky about it. The intention of a logo is to be remembered and recognized and if the designer tries to use the logo design to summarize how individuals should think or feel they don’t understand the mission of a logo. If people have to ponder a logo to understand what it means, it has been in vain, a logo needs to be instantly understood and a logo that describes itself won’t have the chance to be understood.

Logo design created for a La Porte hair design workshop including a manuscript font a hummingbird and an implied orchid for the letter O.

Wild Orchid Studio | Logo Design Project

Wild Orchid Studios desired a logo that communicated a feeling of serenity and connection for their new hair studio. I came up with a design that didn’t go the obvious route of crafting just a stylized orchid but alternatively delivered a logo design that suggested an orchid in the formation of a swirl blended into the letter O in the name and by placing attention on the concept with the figure of a hummingbird floating over the logo design itself. The obvious path in designing a company logo is generally the wrong route and in this case, the design ended up not being about the flower but alternately put the importance on the feeling that they wanted to transmit to their clients.

Arabian equine logo layout produced for an equine cattle ranch that focuses on reproducing Arabian show steeds.

Dazzo Arabians | Logo Design

ImageCo crafted a unique custom logo concept styled to epitomize the unique physical traits of the Arabian pedigree of equines. By having a distinctive head form and high tail posture, the Arabian is one of the most easily recognizable equine types in the whole world.

Las Cafe, A La Porte Coffee shop logo design a small dining establishment, style contains a modified manuscript font which hovers over a team of luxuriant lines and also dots.

Las Cafe | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

Las Coffee shop logo layout a tiny restaurant, style includes a customized manuscript font which hovers above a group of elaborate lines and dots.

Logo layout for a software program developer the design functions and also renowned La Porte component 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 management, process and task management, and disk managing. The kernel connects the system hardware to the application software. In other words a kernel is {essentially|quite literally a bridge that functions as a connection between the software program and computer hardware.

The business logo I came up with for Smart Kernels was based on an actual bridge that is situated a few miles from the business offices of Smart kernels. It’s a logo design that doesn’t attempt to explain anything to anyone with regards to what business they are in or how it relates to their specific location. Nevertheless it symbolized something to the business owner of the business and in quite a few cases the symbolism supporting a logo design is just as important as how it serves the company it represents.

Develop logo layout produced for a La Porteinterior developer, style function 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 La Porte interior design company and this logo design is representational of the work that an interior designer does in. An interior designer is an individual who organizes, researches, coordinates, and oversees such projects. Interior design is a multifaceted occupation that consists of conceptual development, space planning, site inspections, programming, research, interacting with the stakeholders of a project, construction management, and implementation of the design.

logo layout done for Advanced Leadership Solutions in La Porte, the personalities for letter V and also A in center of words advanced have actually been changed to tie directly right into the words below.

Advanced Leadership Solutions | Logo Design | Website Design

This particular La Porte logo design project was carried out for a leadership expert that helps business leaders to become more successful at managing people, expectations, and profitability.

A La Porte business logo layout featuring an angler in the middle of the name casting a fly towards the audience.

On The Fly | Logo Design | Retail Branding

With brands like Cabelas and Bass Pros raking in over 7 billion a year offering goods and equipment to outdoor sporting fans the founders of On the Fly recognized the market place was ready for an outdoor sporting store that functions as a consignment firm. Whether you are into boating, sportfishing or mountain climbing, or even hunting, On the Fly provides a location for outdoor sports enthusiasts with all sorts of passions, a place to sell their previously owned products to other sports enthusiasts.

I tailored their La Porte business logo design utilizing an illustration that garners the attention of vehicles and projects an image that evokes the enthusiasm of the outdoors. With visitor traffic that averages forty five mph I realized it would take more than the average logo/sign to get travelers to take notice, hence the graphic of a fly fisherman in his natural and calm habitat.

Logo layout MQ ranches, this La Porte company logo layout has an area incorporated into the letter Q.

MQ Farms | Logo Design | Branding

The MQ farms business logo design wasn’t actually created for an La Porte regional farm it was actually designed for a commodities broker, and this company was one of several that fell underneath the MQ umbrella … MQ commodities was one, MQ trading was another. The aim was really to make a brand mark that projected trust, effectiveness, and luxury.

 La Porte Logo design for a not-for-profit, Turning Point Solutions - the logo layout function for ostensibly encountering arrow and the arrowheads indicate that it is a ruby form.

Turning Point Foundation | Logo Design

The Turning Point Foundation was entirely open to what type of logo design they desired, that can be a good thing or a bad thing. Good in that it grants a designer the flexibility to discover any concept that comes to mind, bad in that it’s difficult to hit a bullseye without recognizing where exactly the target is. Fortunately, in this particular case, I struck a bullseye with the very first go.

Logo created for the use of a sign for the dining establishment (Brewgrrs), it is an elaborate script font that is similar to a popular La Porte sporting activities group logo.

Brewgrrs Restaurant | Logo Design | Restaurant Branding

I’ve crafted dozens of restaurant logo designs and business signs for restaurants, diners, sports bars, night clubs, dining establishments, and eateries all over the United States, from cupcake bake shops to pizza parlors and oyster bars, out of all of them I believe Brewgrrs was my favorite. Brewgrrs was a great undertaking where I worked directly with the proprietor to create a logo which worked extremely 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 lighted sign that 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, La Porte, Texas, TX,
Logo designed by ImageCo, La Porte, Texas, TX,
Logo designed by ImageCo, La Porte, Texas, TX,
Logo designed by ImageCo, La Porte, Texas, TX,
Electrical sign design for La Porte restaurnat designed by La Porte Sign Company
La Porte logo design and brand identity design for La Porte companies
Logo designed by ImageCo, La Porte, Texas, TX,
Logo designed by ImageCo, La Porte, Texas, TX,
Logo designed by ImageCo, La Porte, Texas, TX,
Logo designed by ImageCo, La Porte, Texas, TX,
Logo designed by ImageCo, La Porte, Texas, TX,

Logo designed by ImageCo, La Porte, Texas, TX,

Logo designed by ImageCo, La Porte, Texas, TX,

Logo designed by ImageCo, La Porte, Texas, TX,

Logo designed by ImageCo, La Porte, Texas, TX,

Logo designed by ImageCo, La Porte, Texas, TX,
Logo designed by ImageCo, La Porte, Texas, TX,
Logo designed by ImageCo, La Porte, Texas, TX,
Logo designed by ImageCo, La Porte, Texas, TX,
Logo designed by ImageCo, La Porte, Texas, TX,
Logo designed by ImageCo, La Porte, Texas, TX,
Logo designed by ImageCo, La Porte, Texas, TX,
Logo designed by ImageCo, La Porte, Texas, TX,
Logo designed by ImageCo, La Porte, Texas, TX,
Logo designed by ImageCo, La Porte, Texas, TX,