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For this year’s AIGA Design Census, our design team set out to unravel a complex set of data and visualize its key message. The end result was “Design with Diversity in Mind,” the colorful short which shows the ethnic and educational breakout of over 13,000 designers that participated in the survey. With the main […]
The pace of innovation, with its ceaseless introduction of new products, services, channels and markets, has radically altered how we approach design. Visual identity development was once thorough, deliberate and based on the premise that a brand’s identity should be enduring. However, the social media imperative—to interact with customers in real time—and declining marketing budgets have shortened timelines and required that once-sequential work streams run in parallel. Both the way we execute on design engagements and how we conceive the role design plays in telling brands’ stories are in various stages of revision. Let’s look at five ways design needs to deliver in 2018 to create successful brand identity.
Today, a company’s logo is no longer a solitary symbol of a brand. Though the classic Coke cursive logo or Adidas’ iconic three stripes serve as critical brand recognition, other companies must consider how their logos will be used to represent their brands cross-medium. More specifically, companies must challenge the creative team responsible with developing their visual identity systems to produce a final product that is designed with strategic intent and inspired by uninhibited conceptualization.
SMPL Q&A is a blog feature in which we interview experts on all things relevant to branding, design and simplicity. In this Q&A we speak with Anne Swan, executive creative director, about the iterative nature of B2B branding today.
Creating a timeless brand is not easy. But there are some proven steps for building a lasting identity, says Anne Swan.