Accolades For ImageCo

The first time I worked with Tim, I was looking for someone to design a client's site. As head of a small advertising agency, I had a client with strong ideas of what they wanted. Tim did an exceptional job of interpreting their needs and created a site that is pleasing to visit and highly functional. I have worked with Tim on subsequent projects, primarily because he possesses a great sense of which concepts will work and the tact to explain why others won't.

Peter Columbus/President
Columbus Advertising
Torrance, California

The best thing about working with Tim is that he immediately grasps all the subtleties of a logo design – the feeling, the client image, the color, the shape, the ease of use in different print or web conditions – and then he easily and quickly translates that into an outstanding piece of art that works on many levels. He gets it, and that makes working with him a pleasure.

Mike Neer/Owner
Veda Communications Co.
Fresno, California

We had been working with another logo design firm, but after two frustrating weeks we gave up on them and decided to look elsewhere. With a rapidly approaching deadline we hired Tim. He made our project a priority and managed to create a logo design that our team liked in just a few days. Tim was great! With some - slight - modifications to his original logo design we were ready to go. His logo design was fantastic and it captured the 'personality' of our product on his first try. We would definitely hire Tim again!

Fred Hawkins/CEO
Villanova, Pennsylvania

I see our company's logo many times every day and still smile with the memory of creating it with Tim. It is the perfect logo design for us and I feel fortunate that we found Tim. Not only is he an honest, ethical and a straight-arrow businessman, he was a total pleasure to work with. We worked with some other logo designers on this but didn't like any of the logo designs they came up with. We ended up going with Tim's very first presentation and couldn't be happier. We liked his work on the logo design so much that we also had him do our website! We love that too.

Chris Heidkamp/Owner
Phoenix, Arizona

I originally stumbled upon ImageCo's website by mistyping the address of the design firm we were presently working with. I immediately liked what I saw and asked ImageCo to review our new website. His comments reflected my thoughts exactly so I hired him and never looked back. Tim's keen design sense and insight into effective web design sets him apart from most designers. Over the years I've relied on Tim for all of our graphics needs, including web design and user interface design. Tim's design work has not only helped our company look more professional but it's also helped us to attract the "right" customers to our website. Thanks Tim!

Bob Lambert/President
Newport News Virginia

ImageCo was just what I needed when I started my internet business, eCareerCenter. I was not really sure of how I wanted to present my new company and Tim really helped me focus my thoughts into short and long term goals. I had a certain style I was trying to portray and ImageCo really helped create it for me in a way that was different than what was already out there. As I look back on my first website launch, I am thrilled at how it turned out. I remember one part of the design process, I was trying to find pictures for my "Tour" section. Tim mentioned he had just what I needed. I am a bit of a control freak and was not sure how they were going to look. When I saw which ones were selected and how he designed the section, I knew I selected the right designer for my project.

Jeff Fleming/Managing Director
Scottsdale Arizona

When I opened my new medical practice, I wanted a logo design to reflect not only my clinic's name, but also our Alaskan location. Tim took the time to learn what my clinic was like and what I wanted in a logo design. My new logo design reflects his skill and the time he took to understand what I needed. I enjoyed working with Tim in the design process, and hope to work with him again in the future.

Rebecca White M.D.
Arctic Skye Family Practice
MatSu Valley Alaska

Tim has been a real pleasure to work with on the logo design for my TechXcite program. He provided several initial logo designs that my team and I considered. Then, through a series of iterations we arrived at the final logo design, which we are very happy with.

Tim was not only patient with this process, but he provided positive energy that kept the process productive. I would absolutely recommend him enthusiastically."

Gary Ybarra
Duke University
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Professor of the Practice and Director of Undergraduate Studies
Raleigh, NC

"Tim at ImageCo was fantastic to work with!
His creative logo design has given me the flexibility to market my business in various capacities. I would certainly consult with Tim on future projects."

Mirea Pineda/Owner
BodyQuest Pilates
Phoenix, Arizona

I looked at many different logo design firms before choosing ImageCo and ImageCo is by far the best. Tim at ImageCo helped us create a clean, cool, hip image for our company. He nailed it dead on! After working with Tim I would recommend his company to anyone looking for great design work at a great price. ImageCo understands branding in today’s competitive marketplace and we at Digital Eye Research will use ImageCo for all of our future branding needs.

Tony Galeassi/President
Digital Eye Research
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

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Minneapolis Signs

The expression “It's not what you say, it's how you say it” aptly describes the influence that a retail sign has on your business. A well designed sign can effectively tell your customers in Minneapolis everything you want them to know before they even walk through the door. Alternatively a poorly designed sign can ruin a business's chances the day it's hung on the wall.

Signs work 24 hours a day, 365 days a year! Since your business is in Minneapolis most of your customers will be from Minneapolis which ultimately means that your sign will be the most effective direct advertising you will likely ever purchase. Of all the advertising dollars you will spend to promote your business in Minneapolis, your sign is the one place you absolutely can't afford to go cheap.

Minneapolis Business Signs

  • Buying a retail sign isn’t like buying a refrigerator or a new car. You can’t just pick up a custom neon sign from Walmart and throw it up on the wall; most Minneapolis sign shops will likely build you a custom sign.
  • Not all signs are created equal; most sign companies build quality signs, but some sign companies build signs that look good on the surface but are poorly constructed using cheaper materials. Cheap signs generally won't hold up as long and will usually require more service and in some cases may even pose a safety hazard.
  • There are many typesof signs and chances are you're going to have to buy a sign that meets with your landlords approval, adheres to Minneapolis sign codes and in many cases will need to meet the sign criteria set forth by a community review board.
  • If your setting up shop in a local strip mall there's a good chance you're going to end up buying individual channel letters which can run as much as $500 a letter depending on the size and the type of installation. You might want to rethink the name of your business if the name you chose has 20 letters in it.
  • Who is your sign advertising to? If it's mainly pedestrian traffic than the little details will have an impact on how your business is perceived. On the other hand if your audience is driving buy at 50 miles an hour then the most important detail will be how quickly people can read and understand your sign.
  • Choose sign colors carefully! One mistake that people tend to make is they make this decision emotionally rather than logically. If your sign is illuminated and needs to read at a distance than some colors work better than others. Blue is probably the worst color you can use in your sign design because it's less legible at night than most other colors. Blue can still be used but it needs to used correctly to insure that it's legible. Red on the other hand is easy to read but it's also the most popular sign color so you sign may have less impact because it's competing with other red signs around you.
  • What does your sign place emphasis on? If the name of your business is Al's Diner you need to check your ego and take the emphasis off of Al's and put it on Diner. Al's doesn't mean anything to anybody (except maybe your mom and dad) but everybody knows what Diner means and that's the word in your sign that is going to bring you customers.
  • Before you buy a sign it's a good idea to visit the sign shop that you are considering and see what kind of operation they are running. Is their shop clean and well organized? How many people do they have building signs? Do they bend their own neon?
  • Look around your community and find signs that you like and then find out who built them.
  • Ask business owners about how well their signs have performed; have they required any repairs. If so, what kind of repairs and how often.
  • Materials matter! Aluminum will hold up a lot longer than sheet metal but you'll spend a lot more for an aluminum sign.
  • Know what your landlord expects. Most retail locations have a set sign criteria so before you sign that lease or buy that sign you better know what you will be required to buy.
  • Get several bids and make sure the bids are very specific on how your sign will be constructed. Specifically what kind of materials will be used in its construction. Will it be sheet metal or aluminum? Will it be riveted or welded? Will it have an acrylic or polycarbonate face?
  • Too good to be true pricing! If one sign company quotes a dramatically lower price than another sign company it should send up a red flag. Like all businesses, sign companies have a specific profit margin so if the price seems too good to be true than they are likely taking short cuts on the quality of material or in the construction.
  • Sometimes cheaper is smarter! If you're a new business with a small budget it may make sense to go for the sheet metal sign rather than the aluminum sign. Sheet metal may not hold up as well as aluminum but it's cheaper and can look just as good. All new business are a risk and it may make sense to go for the less expensive sign and use the savings for other types of advertising.


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Sign Shops

1050 33rd Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN
(612) 333-7606

Fed Ex Kinko's Office & Print
80 S 8th St # 180, Minneapolis, MN
(612) 343-8000

Fed Ex Kinko's Office & Print
612 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN
(612) 379-2452

Asi-Modulex Signs
1301 Washington Ave N, Minneapolis, MN
(612) 332-1223

Nordquist Sign Co Inc
312 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN
(612) 823-7291

Fast Signs of Burnsville
2018 County Rd 42 W, Saint Paul, MN
(952) 892-6060

9872 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN
(952) 886-9121

Hanson Industries, LLC
4401 Quebec Ave North, New Hope, MN
(763) 533-0475

Valutime Signs & Graphics
3536 Highway 100 S, St Louis Park, MN
(952) 897-3860

Sign A Rama
353 Willow Bnd, Minneapolis, MN
(763) 535-6501

7400 University Ave NE # D, Minneapolis, MN
(763) 780-3350

Rent Me Sign Co
533 37th Ave NE, Columbia Heights, MN
(763) 788-2517

Tierney Brothers Inc
3300 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN
(612) 331-5500

Fed Ex Kinko's Office & Print
1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN
(612) 339-0616

Pinnacle Signs & Graphics Inc
340 Taft St NE, Minneapolis, MN
(612) 331-4800

Kar Park Signs
1504 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN
(612) 378-7661

Fed Ex Kinko's Office & Print
1430 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN
(612) 822-7700

Fed Ex Kinko's Office & Print
704 W 66th St, Richfield, MN
(612) 866-1900

Brent's Signs
5807 Excelsior Blvd, St Louis Park, MN
(952) 920-4664

Serigraphics Sign Systems Inc
2401 Nevada Ave N, Minneapolis, MN
(763) 277-7774

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