Sunday, September 15, 2019

The Right Team to Build Your Brand Identity Concept Idea

The same question always there when building your Brand Identity. Why Brand Identity is so important for your company or business?
A good brand is the most valuable assets a company owns, to get public recognition of a product or service. Devoted costumers or prospect costumers would prefer to buy products or services from a familiar brand.
The next question will be: How to compete with big brands that are already there for long time with their devoted costumers?
You need to find ways to differentiate–with a solid brand building process of your own. This good article by FreshSparks. will give you some tips of how to get a successful brand building process and you can also download step-by-step PDF workbook with tips, templates and guidance to start building a brand for your business from their page.

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Another following question will be: Who is the right person or team to develop or build your brand identity idea or concept?
This question will be related with the level of your business. When you start a new small business, with limited budget you have to be creative to compete with larger company. MarketingDonut published great article tips to build a brand for your small business that you can check.

So basically there are options for you to decide of who would design your Brand Identity.

Design your Brand Identity by yourself
This option is worth to consider if you just start a small business with limited budget for marketing and advertising. No need to worry even you're not an expert because you can learn how to design a logo that fits your product or service from online resources such as CreativeMarket Blog tutorial to design a logo or to study to understand the aspects needed to create brand identity from Format magazine.

Hire a logo or Brand Identity designer
Hiring an expert can be a better solution if you want a more profesional look for your logo design.
But if yo have no experience to work with a logo designer, you can read this interesting article from Penji that shares tips of hiring a profesional to get your logo perfectly done for your business, hence you would have more idea about it and what to consider before you hire someone.

Getting your instant logo from Brand Marketplace
This option could be effective if you want many alternative of logos and business name for your company. So Branding actually has several components and a few of them are the logo design plus the unique and memorable company name. Brand Marketplace will provide you many alternatives of brand stocks to choose with. But first you'd probably need to understand how to pick a great brand name that will stick to your customers mind and this article from Rebrandly will help you to name your Brand.
You can also check some of Brand Marketplaces such as: BrandCrowd, BrandBucket and Namerific to get instant logo and domain name designed by business type categorizes.

Feel free to join the weekend poll related to this article after you read this article, and include your preference in comment :D

Friday, September 6, 2019

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Each weekend I will post weekend poll either from my Twitter or other poll services. I hope there will be some active social media interactivity where we can learn better about today's trends, brainstorm new ideas and improve our knowledge. Feel free to participate and leave comment when you like :)

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Certified by Creative Market

In March of 2019 the Creative Market Certified beta was opened up to any and all shop owners who were interested in joining.

This new program is to help their sellers to level up the quality of their work and help buyers easily find the best products from shops. Creative Market is launching a beta test of Certified by Creative Market for exceptional design products.

You can find out more about it in their FAQ page related to Certified by Creative Market and if you're already have a shop there, you can go to Certified For Shop Owners page to get your design products listed for review process.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Top 10 Font Combinations for 2019

As a designer, we know that selecting the correct font will completely change the appearance of your brand. Some fonts will make your business seem old while others will be modern. Majority of large brands will change their logo, or font style to keep them looking fresh and up to date with the latest trends.

It can seem like a daunting task, to find that perfect font combination for your project, however, there are many useful tools available that will offer font suggestions for you.

One such helpful tool was recently created by Bold Web Design, an Adelaide, South Australia based company, who understand the importance of selecting the correct fonts for your business.

Based on this new tool, we have compiled a list of the top 10 font combinations for 2019.

All of these fonts can be downloaded for free from Google Fonts.

1.   Playfair Display with Source Sans Pro
2.   Merriweather with Oswald
3.   Montserrat with Merriweather
4.   Raleway with Lato
5.   Elsie with Roboto
6.   Dancing Script with Josefin Sans
7.   Abril Fatface with Roboto
8.   Corben with Nobile
9.   Spirax with Open Sans
10.   Wendy One with Lato

1. Playfair Display with Source Sans Pro

We simply love this style of font, with its traditional elements is very elegant and perfect for a modern business. It was designed by Clau Eggers Sorense, and gives a feeling of beauty and simplicity. It is a serif font style and is best paired with a sans-serif font like Source Sans Pro. We always recommend that you pair a serif with a sans-serif, this creates contrast and a unique difference between the header font and the sub font.

2. Merriweather with Oswald

The versatility of Merriweather, makes it one of the top fonts for 2019. With its gentle serif, and easy to read design. It should be paired with a font style that has straight thin lines, like Oswald.

3. Montserrat with Merriweather

A modern, stylish font, Montserrat is a style you’d expect to see in a big brand. It’s easy to read and can be adjusted both font weight and height. It can be paired with a more detailed font like Merriweather.

4. Raleway with Lato

This font makes you think of a modern, streamlined style. It has class and elegance all in one package, and is a very soft font style. Perfectly paired with Lato, a thin and lighter weight font, you are sure to create a buzz with this font combination.

5. Elsie with Roboto

A beautiful font, with very gentle subtle swirls and interesting serifs. It’s the type of font you would expect to see on a woman’s perfume brand. Such an elegant font, should be paired with a sans-serif font, like Roboto, because it will not detract from the seed font.

6. Dancing Script with Josefin Sans

An adorable script font that flows with every letter written on the page. These types of fonts are becoming very popular, as they are stylish and elegant. When using a script font, it’s best to pair with a simple font style like Josefin Sans, with it’s very straight lines.

7. Abril Fatface with Roboto

A very happy font style, that really jumps out of the page. Its bold, ambitious, and gives a feeling of confidence. It’s the kind of style you expect to see from a big brand. It needs to be paired with a simple font like Roboto.

8. Corben with Nobile

With its unique rounded serif, this font creates such interest. It can be used in a variety of different font weights, which makes it versatile for many different design options. It should be paired with a lighter weight sans-serif font like Nobile.

9. Spirax with Open Sans

A soft, gentle font, that portrays a level of mystery with it’s flowing letters. It was designed by Branda Gallo, based on the geometry concept of a spirax, which is a line that starts at a centre point and gradually moves away and around that point. Due to this font being so unique, it should be paired with a very simple font like Open Sans as it will not detract your eye away from the seed font.

10. Wendy One with Lato
A wow style font, that’s bold and eye catching, who could walk past this! The unique flow of the letters make it a very interesting font style. It should be paired with a light font like Lato.

Author Bio

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Debbie Morgan

Debbie Morgan, a creative UI Designer from Bold Web Design, loves everything to do with fonts, she finds them fun and interesting. She loves outreaching to fellow designers and creating awesome content for other designers to use.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Create Dust Gold Effect in Illustrator

Do you know that you can add dust texture for a shape that has gold gradient? 
Our client requested to add this dusty gold effect in a set of decorative element. So here’s how we do it:

Prepare the shape

Add any shape that you have. We quick draw a line and several dots using Paintbrush tool then Expand Appearance it to convert the line to shape.

Draw a shape

Add gold gradient

Open your swatch library: Open Swatch Library > Gradients > Metals.
Here we use the minimal gold linear type gradient, after we altered a bit the default radial gold gradient effect in Adobe Illustrator.

Apply gold gradient to the shape

Apply texture effect

Go to Effect > Texture > Grain and then experiment with the settings

Dusty texture gold effect from ‘Grain’ texture

Then you will have ‘Grain’ texture applied on your gold shape. It’s fairly easy!
You can add this effect to the Graphic Style and save it in Graphic Style Library for future usage.
This dusty texture gold effect can also directly be applied to a line using Paintbrush or Pencil tool.

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