All posts in: Design

Digital Marketing in Today’s Ecosystem

Digital marketing is getting more complex every single day. There are more channels becoming available to marketers as well as all the various devices and other formats that needs to be adapted to. This begs the question: where should you start with your digital marketing so that you can be as effective as you can possible be? The best answer to this question is that you should maximize the strategy that’s already working. If you already have existing marketing campaigns, make sure you’re investing into maximizing the profitability and setting up resources to have it run smoothly. Once you’ve done that, you can start to expand your sights on other web designed channels to capitalize on. After you’ve already have maximized your efforts in a specific channel or you’re close to doing so, you should look for other channels that complements what you’re already doing. If you’re already doing well…

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1 year, 3 months ago

Why You Need to Focus on User Centered Design

One of the things that brand managers often have conflict with is choosing between a design created of their internal team developed vision and going with a more user centered design. While it’s important to have an clear vision of what you want for your design, designing something from only company perspective does not solve the problems that users have. Thats where collaboration with design firm that specializes in UX design comes in. Independent party perspective is crucial in successful experience design. First, you need to realize that everything is a risk. You could be creating design for a big ad campaign, a website for a big branding campaign, or a for a smartphone app. You’re either going to put in a big investment into the project or have already done so. By designing from the user’s perspective, you are minimizing risk due to the fact that you’re giving users…

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1 year, 4 months ago

Designing a Corporate Site

It’s always tough trying to come up with how to design a corporate site. On one hand, you want to convey an influential image of your company. On the other hand, you don’t want to come across as boring and blend in with every other company. The key to pulling off a great corporate web design is to figure out what your main goals are. From there, you can think about creative ways to present your company and engage the visitor. To help you start brain storming concepts, here are some jump off ideas. Idea #1: A minimalist site with custom photography If your corporate site has clear intentions on what it is supposed to achieve, then a minimalist design can do the job. Combined with custom photography, you can let your copy do the talking while giving an impactful imagery of what you want to portray about your company….

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1 year, 4 months ago

The Advantages of Working with a Local Creative Agency on Your New Web Design Project

Are you planning on launching a new website or redesigning an existing website? If you’re like most people, you’ll probably looking to find an independent designer online or going with any reputable web design firm you come across. While those are two great choices, it may be more beneficial to go with a local creative agency for your web design project. Going with a local agency come with several advantages. 1. They Understand the Local Market If one of your goals is to target the local market, then it will definitely be a better choice to go with a local agency. A local agency has a better grasp on what is happening in the city you are in. They can help you tap into the mindset of the local public so that you can come up with a design that connects with the target local audience. They’ll also be aware…

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1 year, 7 months ago

Embrace Creative Ambiguity in Branding

With embracing ambiguity comes the ability to embrace all kinds of possibilities and mesa ruble values. Because both you as the client and the creative agency is not tied down to a narrow view, there is much more freedom to come up a wide variety of meaningful solutions that can help reach brand goals and set new marketing initiatives. This can result in breakthroughs because the project or task can be approached from a bird’s eye view. Allowing bigger picture to be seen and everyone participating moving forward will be focused on reaching the unified goal.

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1 year, 7 months ago

Agency Engagement

Many people when I introduce myself ask how to engage with creative agency and what are the benefits of working with a agency vs. individual freelancer. The project widely defer and there is no single answer. In some scenarios company needs nothing more then single freelance artist, where in majority of the cases projects are complex and require whole team of people with a different focuses and expertise to achieve an optimal results. In my practice what starts as simple website redesign, it ends up being complete brand refresh, product optimization, brand positioning and digital strategies and often refreshing print collateral. Additionally there are many different agencies other and everyone should find its own fit and comfort level. Some agencies focus exclusively on the creative work, others are specialized in ads placement and strategies, some specialize exclusively on digital and web work. Focus in our agency for example is UI/UX…

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1 year, 8 months ago

UX Design in a Nutshell

There seems to be a lot of confusion about what UX design really is. For one, a lot of people seem to make a mistake that UX is the same as UI. UI stands for user interface which are the elements that users interact with to use a website or app. UX on the other hand, stands for user experience and deals with how users react and respond to the system that is being presented to them. What makes UX complex it is a gigantic umbrella subject that branches into many sub topics. For example, UX design will involve, UI design, information architecture, usability, web design, content strategy, website/app functionality, and much more. It’s akin to the topic of business which has many sub topics underneath such as marketing, accounting, branding, etc. UX is also not about appearance. It may seem from the outside that improving the appearance of something…

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1 year, 9 months ago

What Companies Are Doing to Promote Their Brands on the Web

One of the best things about branding on the web is the amount of options and tools available to promote your brand. There is a myriad of ways to reach out to your customers and target market while also standing out from the competition. If you started a branding campaign, it’s likely you haven’t even reached the surface as to what you can do. Here are some brand strategies that some companies are using with great success. 1. Using transparency to build trust Most brands prefer to keep their customers in the dark. However, using transparency can be immensely beneficial to a brand. Some companies are sharing everything from how their products are made, what quality control measures are being taken, what ethical measures are being met, etc. The point is not to be transparent about everything but pinpoint an issue that your audience has suspicions about in your industry…

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1 year, 10 months ago

Why Branding Through Graphics Is the Bigger Picture

The most obvious aspect of your brand is the visual presentation that you are portraying, so it’s only natural that you put a lot of thought in the graphics you use in all your communications. The logo is probably the first thing that comes into mind when companies think about their brand. However, branding with graphics goes beyond your logo as you can use graphics in a variety of ways to engage and make an impression with your target audience. You have to first come from the perspective that the brand is perceived image and emotional response that a company has with the audience. Once you understand that, it becomes clear that the logo and the brand message isn’t enough to communicate what needs to be said. By tying in images that represent what customers can expect from doing business with your company, the target audience will get a clearer…

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2 years, 1 month ago

Is It Time for a Visual Brand Refresh?

As you know, a company’s visual presentation speaks volumes about the brand. It doesn’t convey everything about the brand but it’s obviously the first thing that a person recognizes. So if you feel like your visual presentation doesn’t seem to hit the mark as it used to, it might be time to go through a visual brand refresh. With that said, you probably want to make sure that you’re making the right decision. Here are some cues that indicate a revamping is needed. The Colors Seems Dull? If the colors in the logo and presentation seem dull, then it probably is. You want the colors to lift the eyes, not take the backseat on a website, catalog, print ad, etc. This doesn’t mean that you necessarily have to change the colors that you’ve been using in your visual brand identity. Sometimes it’s a matter of changing the shade of the…

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2 years, 2 months ago