BRANDING & DESIGN
Through brand strategy and design, we craft experiences that help brands stand out as well as stand for something. Brand is what motivates peoples to choose one product or services over other.
Your brand is not just a name and a logo. It involves your colors, domain, tagline, messaging, graphics, patterns, typography, and competitor positioning that together establish what makes you distinct. Because of that, we offer design, messaging, & research services for all of the aforementioned elements to assure that your brand experience comprehensively captures your essence for key audiences.
WHAT IS A LOGO?
A logo is the graphic symbol that represents a person, company or organization. If the logo is well-known enough, such as the Nike swoosh, you may even see a logo used without the name of the business that it is associated with. Normally, most marks have a typographic part that more clearly spells out the name of the organization.
WHAT IS A BRAND IDENTITY?
Once a logo has been designed it gets applied to many different applications. These can be as simple as the logo placed in the top center of a piece of paper and calling it letterhead. If all you do is essentially rubber-stamp your logo onto different things, you really have not developed a full brand identity.
The tricky thing is that while your logo is unfailingly unchangeable, your brand identity must have both consistency and flexibility. Creating a brand identity that is distinct yet varies based on it’s form, is a challenge but can bring big dividends in your brand’s value. The elements that can be part of a full brand identity could be fonts, colors, imagery, and even the voice of the writing.
WHAT IS A BRAND?
What is included under the term brand is much harder to define. It certainly encompasses the logo and the full visual position created by a strong brand identity. But it also includes many other areas that are not strictly the design side of a business. These may include your content, messaging and story telling. Customer service and the client experience also a part of a brand. The idea of reputation is a critical part of defining the word brand. Some people summarize this into the very abstract idea of a promise.