I started writing this on day 10 of our family self-isolation. My son came home from pre-school with a cough and we’ve not been in the outside world since.
Thankfully the cough has passed and we are now getting on with homeschooling and being together as a family.
But the food supplies are starting to run low. We didn’t stockpile…
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…in 6 steps
It all started when you needed a leaflet. You signed up to Canva and used one of their templates, it looks nice but doesn’t feel like you. Then you started to create some images for social media and again it they look good but doesn’t feel right.
So what do you do?
Towards the end of last year, I was in a meeting with a client who I was working with on a rebranding project with and after I presented my designs we got into a discussion about what is a logomark and what is a brand….
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It’s really easy to create marketing or branding which you like, but does it really resonate with the people you want to be talking to… your ideal customer?
After all whatever product or service you offer there are multiple people offering the same thing so it is really important to really decide who you want to work with or for?
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One of my biggest drivers for setting up Paper Aeroplane Creative was to change the way I work so I could improve my personal impact on the environment and really big things have happened.
I have cut my mileage for work by 85%, I cook more from scratch with the time I gain by not commuting, not to mention how many small businesses with a similar ethos I support.
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I have a degree in packaging design and one of the things that drew me to the idea of creating packaging and brands was the fact that it’s tactile, with 3 fantastic dimensions and lots of areas to build a brand story.
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Colour, should be simple right? Pick some nice ones that go together…. but sometimes, it just isn’t.
Your web developer is asking for HEX codes and your designer is talking about Pantones matching up to CMYK, so what does it all mean and what should you be concentrating on?
All these systems can feel a bit like talking in different languages and well simply put that’s because they are:
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Oh the logo, that tricky little number.
A brand is so much more than that small icon but you can really pack punch. With some clever thinking and a good imagination fill it with a bit more of your brand story.
This weekend we went to Brixham for fish and chips and I’ve just been reminded how lovely Rockfish’s branding is, especially their logo with a little hidden fish in the negative space of the C and the K.
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The brief is one of the most important parts of the design process, a great design brief gives a great foundation on which we can build a project.
It also keeps the design cost down, nothing worse than a major piece of information being left out which means the whole leaflet needs to be redesigned. With most small design projects offering two rounds of amendments something major like that could nearly double the cost of design. But what should go into a great brief?
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It’s time to bring a graphic designer on board but how do you go about finding someone or even choosing the right designer?
First things first it’s important to know why you want to work with a designer, what is it that you need them to do for you and why?
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