Despite the best of intentions, precise brand guidelines, and militant marketing managers, even established brands get messy over time. Ultimately someone in your organization will stretch your logo out in a Word document, or use the wrong colors, fonts, or sizes. A little misstep? Maybe. But left … Read More ›
Before “Fractional CMO, Fractional CFO, or Fractional CEO” became terms, I was serving as a Fractional Art Director for my clients. I was (am) their in-house (while out-of-house) art director and graphic design partner, secured by retainers for months, years, or simply maternity leaves.
Why you'd want a … Read More ›
Do you want to make your life easier — and your business better?
Want to actually get where you’re going — and enjoy the trip?
Have and follow brand guidelines. It’s that simple.
Like sunscreen in the summer, brand guidelines should be used on all of your assets. This includes … Read More ›
The evolution of your brand as your business grows
The Nike Swoosh, the NBC Peacock, the Apple clean sleek packaging. We are drawn to them. We form a bond with them. We give their brand love.
Design is the first thing that people notice that entices them to want … Read More ›
The thought of a logo redesign could seem daunting at first, but it doesn’t have to be. Refreshing your logo or rebranding is an excellent way to let your clients, customers, and brand-followers know that you’ve evolved.
As humans, it is necessary to visit the doctor for a … Read More ›
The start of the new year is a great moment to reflect and ask, “What can I do to make my business better?” Your answer about how to bring in business, may not be what you think. Oftentimes, the internal process of how to do sales is … Read More ›
The components of brand guidelines
Driving around town with my husband I started giving a design critique of the political lawn signs that were staked in the ground.
There’s a young incumbent state senator, Will Haskell, who definitely needs some design love as well as figuring out what … Read More ›
I’m not talking about the design of your logo.
Your logo file is LOUSY — I’m not talking about the design of your logo. I’m talking about the file itself. It’s probably lousy! (Lousy logo design is a whole other issue. If think your logo design might need … Read More ›
It is always a good time of year to ask: What can we do to make business next year better than this year?
For you, the answer might not be about how you do business, but instead, how people perceive it. Perception is a large part of the … Read More ›