What is Brand Design?
Brand design and development is one of the most critical marketing activities in any company. However, it is also applied to individuals. Brand design and development encompass creating the name, colours, logo, stationeries, and the other elements related to the brand. The aim of these practices is to create a distinctive identity to differentiate from the other brands in the market.
A well-designed brand definitely gives the company (or person) a distinctive position in the market among the competition. It makes its owner long-lasting in the minds of clients, makes clients loyal, attracts new clients, and creates reputation, credit and recognition.
We can help you with all the activities vital to establish and position your brand in the market, including colour identity, logo, or any other branding tool and marketing collaterals.
- Design brief
This phase is about signing the contract, confirming the design requirements by the client, and knowing their business. To help clients to better explain their needs, they will be provided with a questionnaire.
After knowing about the client’s wants regarding the brand design project, the second phase will focus on gathering information about the market, competition and anything that may help in the brand, corporate identity, and marketing collaterals design.
- Idea generation
At this phase the brand design concepts (including colours, logo, taglines, slogans, etc., according to the design brief) are created around the design requirements and research outcome.
- Design refinement
Design ideas will be reviewed until a shortlist of concepts (usually 3 concepts) have been selected.
The shortlisted design concepts are presented to the client to get feedback and select the final design for finalizing and completion.
The client may want some modifications.
- Delivery and further support
Delivery of the final artwork and identity guidelines, and support for building their brand.
The brand design process is never linear. Every stage overlaps the next stage and often it goes back & forth, and a number of iterations may be vital and inevitable.
Frequently asked questions about brand design
Definitely. If you are not sure what you need, we will assist you at the beginning of the project. We will discuss with you what you require and what is possible, by gaining a clear understanding of your situation and budget, and by asking you to complete questionnaires or using other helpful tools. We will together write your design needs in the form of a clear design brief.
We have long experience working on various design projects, for different clients from various industries and cultures. This helps us to understand new clients’ needs, and create affordable and viable design solutions for them. As a small design studio, we reply to your requests quickly and take the stress out of the design process to make it enjoyable and hassle-free.
Please fill in the Contact form with as much information you can provide about your design needs. Once received your request, we will get back to you with a suitable questionnaire(s) to ensure we know your real needs. Next, you will receive a quote and/or agreement form, and the design process will actually start after the contract gets signed.
Yes. If you already have trusted print vendors, we provide you with the print-ready files and you order the printing yourself. Otherwise, when needed, only for New Zealand-based clients, we can manage the entire printing process, recommending vendors, obtaining quotes, and seeing the design/print project through to the finish. In this case, we’ll add a small print management fee to the project.
The client will pay the design and print bills separately for the first time. Then, they will establish a relationship with the printer and can easily order reprints directly afterward.
Depending on the number of design items requested, it usually takes anywhere from 3 weeks for a logo project to 3 months for a standard brand design package. For designing additional collateral pieces, more time will be required.
Absolutely. Using digital communication tools such as Email, Skype, Whats App, etc. we can start talking and working together.
I need a logo and I already know what I want it to exactly look like. I just need someone to draw it. Will you help?
You simply need a technician/drawer to draw your idea using a computer software. We provide strategic and creative brand design thinking services. This is more than you’re looking for, so, we are not the best fit for you.
It depends on the project, but to give you an idea, our prices start at as little as 250 NZD (or equivalent) for a logo design.