Marketing & Branding

Identity and Image. This is what Branding and Marketing is about. To a designer, it is very satisfying to see the Identity you created, growing and creating an image that cannot be ignored. This is a common goal for every single company out there. Creating an image is one of the most powerful things that a designer can do. We aim for people to identify with this image, and this is what sells you service or product.

The American Marketing Association defines a brand as a “Name, term, design, symbol, or any other feature that identifies one seller’s good or service as distinct from those of other sellers. A brand may identify one item, a family of items, or all items of that seller. If used for the firm as a whole, the preferred term is trade name.”

The recognition and perception of a brand is highly influenced by its visual presentation. A brand’s visual identity is the overall look of its communications. Effective visual brand identity is achieved by the consistent use of particular visual elements to create distinction, such as specific fonts, colors, and graphic elements.

The Process

The Process I use for for web design and branding is exactly the same. I find it to be quite effective and easy to follow.

Concept

After the initial meeting with the client, I do sufficient research on the clients needs, and then I draw up anything between 3 and 5 concepts in a notebook. After I have done this, I create the designs on my PC, and if I am happy with the designs, I forward it to the client.

Feedback and Application

After I received feedback from the client, I start to design the final product, and I constantly update the client on my progress. I also find the necessary quotes that suits your requirements. for the products that need printing.

Final Product

The final stage of the process is the handover stage. Depending on the client’s needs and/or possible future work – I give the clients the high resolution files of the designs (in some cases the vector files). I also make sure that the quality of the final product exceeds the clients expectations.

Branding Portfolio

The Side Project

Style Guide and Prospectus We all know those times when we have a bit of a quiet stretch at work or awaiting feedback from a client for some random project, it always seems endless. Well, the best thing to do in such times is to be pro-active, to do something that would either challenge you […]

Cellar Master South Africa

Cellar Master South Africa is a new idea for a competition based television show in South Africa. The brief only required the logo to be as stylised as possible and at least contain the South African flag or the colours thereof. First Concept This concept was based on wine being poured into a wine glass. […]

Mobilitate & CrimeSpotter T-Shirts

Designing an awesome t-shirt is easy, if you have the right tools – but that is only when it’s displayed on screen. When it comes to print, you should really know you printing company well to design an awesome shirt. Constant communication with your printing company is vital! Knowing their process is key to your […]

Mobilitate & CrimeSpotter

Designing a flyer for a website like Mobilitate can sometimes be a very hard task to complete. The problem is not the design itself, but the content. How do you fit so much content into an A5? This was not the case with this flyer. The Copywriter came up to me, and asked for a […]

Agile Academy Brochures

Agile Academy required me to design a set of brochures to market their new range of Training Courses. They were using it as handouts at Agile events and during the training. During the Agile training, the brochure formed the cover of a branded notepad accompanied by the next course’s brochure.

Graytech Branding

Soon after I finished the campaign with Acczone, the Director of Acczone approached me again to design a set of diaries and note books. Complete with that he wanted the same designs that I used for Acczone, and apply that to Graytech.

Acczone Folder & Business Cards

Acczone, a financial software developing company, contacted me and requested a complete redesign of their folders, business cards and website. The Director, had the idea of flow and waves in mind. Immediately my creative mind sprung into action and I started building the brand. I immediately started designing the stationary with water in mind. The […]

My Design Tools

I mainly work in Adobe’s Creative Suite. My favorite design application is Adobe’s Illustrator. I mostly start my designs in Illustrator and then take it to other applications to finish off the designs. I have an extensive knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign and Flash. I have given training in both Illustrator and Flash.

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe’s Illustrator is definitely one of my favorite designing applications out there. It’s graphics can be used in almost any design application out there. Whether your designing a website with glossy buttons or if your designing a detail rich column in Maya – Illustrator is the best place to start. The possibilities are infinite!

Adobe InDesign

InDesign is an awesome application with all the print features in one place. InDesign focuses on on the layout of anything that you need to print – magazines, booklets, training manuals and flyers is just the tip of the iceberg. InDesign also allows a designer to setup other printing processes in the same file. Foiling, embossing and dye-cuts is childs play if you know what you are doing in InDesign.

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