Did you know
A brand is more than a logo?
This brand includes messaging that clearly deﬁnes the mission and purpose of the company.
A brand is commonly thought to be the logo, fonts, and colors associated with an organization or company. While these are crucial parts of a brand, it is important to make sure your brand tells a story that makes your audience feel how you feel about your work or product.
The parts of a brand that you probably know:
The parts of a brand that you might not know:
Step 1 - Discover
Research and discovery are the most important part of the process. What comes out of this step will inform all of your decisions about the brand going forward.
Gather your team and facilitate a discussion focused on how your product or service makes you or your clients feel. Ask yourself, why do you do this work?
Activitites to Facilitate Discussion
Understanding Target Audience
Understanding your client or customer is essential when trying to develop a message to communicate to them. You need to consider how they think, what their lives are like, and how your service or product ﬁts into their lives. Answer these questions to understand your target audience better:
What did you Learn?
You should come away from this process with a clearly deﬁned understanding of your product or service and why it should matter to your potential customers.
Step 2 - Define
Using what you learned, deﬁne some attributes of your brand that need to be visible in the logo and color palette.
Translating your Evidence
Using the language and information you gathered from your discussions, translate your brand’s meaning into a personality.
If your brand were a person, what kind of person would they be?
This scale is one of many you can ﬁnd online that help you understand the your brand’s personality.
Involving a Graphic Designer
This is the part of the process where you should consider involving a graphic designer. They can help distill the information you’ve gathered into a visual concept that tells the story of your brand. If you’re the creative type and want to take on the creative work yourself, understanding what your brand looks like is important.
Step 3 - Design
Once you deﬁne your brand and have a clear sense of the visual style you are trying to achieve, it’s time to start sketching out your ideas!
Get Started Sketching
As with anything, start small. Try coming up with 25 to 50 different ideas to play with. It doesn’t have to look pretty yet and there are no bad ideas.
Refine your Sketches
Once you’ve tried out a bunch of shapes, layouts, and icons, pick 2-3 to reﬁne and clean up.
Make sure the options you choose:
Get the team Back Together
With your 2-3 options, get your team involved to decide which direction ﬁts the personality and attributes you deﬁned early in the process.
Create brand guidelines for your organization that tells everyone how to use your logo, fonts, colors, and messaging.
The final Steps
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