This article in “Eye on Design” highlights an evolving relationship between designers and alcohol. Cultural shifts toward a healthy lifestyle and work life balance, and the new economic realities facing designers today, many millennials approach drinking with a different attitude than in past decades.
Perception is as important to design as content is. There are plenty of fun websites devoted to design gone wrong, like the Starbucks delivery truck the spells out “SUCKS” when the door is opened, or the “keming” websites (a tongue in cheek reference to bad kerning). This article on Creative Market helps designers better understand how we humans connect the different objects we see on a layout together and perceive them as one whole.
The explosive growth of craft breweries across the country, and within our city, has created the need to differentiate each brand from all the competitors. Branding might seem an unfamiliar task for the brewmaster or small business owner. But there is help… Continue reading
Is the traditional, printed catalog dead? According to this short article by the US Postal Service, catalogs are alive, well, and in a position to enhance your marketing efforts. Just not in the traditional way you might think when you think of catalogs.
Read the article here: US Postal Service on the future of catalogs
Color is an important part of your brand, and yet color is often not given enough consideration in brand development. Continue reading
Branding gets its name from the 16th Century practice of “branding” livestock to confirm ownership. Later, brand marks were used to identify a product’s company of origin as a way to set it apart from competitors and copies. Today, branding has evolved way beyond being just the visual identifier, it has come to represent the whole of a business or product in the public marketplace.
Brand is your reputation, and reputation is your brand. Visual design is an important part in this age of instant communication, but the visual design is only one part of the overall brand strategy. Without a good strategy, your brand is out of your control, and your business may suffer for it. Continue reading
The article is several years old, but the information is current. Continue reading