When I create a new logo for a client, I offer a mini style guide. These vary depending on the brand and what was created, but typically they are a 6-8 page PDF document that outlines recommended use of the logo, and the brand’s new colours and fonts.
It’s well worth the small investment, as my clients often refer to it when creating other marketing collateral.
A full-blown version of a brand style guide can include:
- all variations of the logo and brand marks, including which files to use on social media, for professional printing and for Microsoft Office use
- imagery style – a mood board showcasing the agreed style of imagery that should be used for your brand
- image styling – how to add filters and effects to your images to ensure consistency across your marketing materials
- typography treatments – how to style headings, body copy, etc
- templates of your business stationery such as business cards and letterheads
- templates for email marketing and automated emails
- alternative fonts – which fonts can you use when you can’t use your official brand fonts, and what to use on the web
- social media post templates
- blog templates
- signage templates
For an estimate on a full brand style guide, please contact me.
Villawood Properties were proud to officially launch their brand new $5m club house in their Delaray estate in Clyde North. They wanted to tell the public about it, to generate some new excitement around the development. They did this with a series of press ads (Herald Sun half page spread shown), as well as launch events for purchasers and corporate stakeholders.
My concept was to showcase the image of the club house and pools as the hero, whilst ensuring the Delaray brand is also prominent.
It can be tough to stand out in the highly competitive world of property marketing, with so many developers vying for attention.
Luckily one of Aspire’s brand colours is lime green! I made the most of that by featuring it as the main brand element in this full page ad in the Herald Sun’s real estate section.
It’s pretty hard to miss.
Here’s a screenshot of some logo options I’m working on for a client. She ‘re-imagines’ vintage jewellery pieces, giving them a new lease on life, but with all the nostalgia preserved.
This logo is designed with her Instagram profile in mind, meaning it has to work well in a tiny thumbnail. Quite a challenge for a vintage look, which was all about details and finesse! I designed a logo with an accompanying brandmark that can be used on Instagram.
I designed a responsive website for progressive Australian underwear technology brand, Modibodi. These guys know comfort, for sure, but needed some help modernising their website and making it more cohesive overall.
The process started with an in-depth chat with the client about their objectives for the new site. I then conducted some research into their competitors, as well as gathered some examples of websites I think do the job well.
Below is the design that was presented to the client.
Audiology Australia hold a national conference for medical and industry professionals. They needed a number of conference marketing materials, including a poster and a conference logo. Below is one of the concepts I presented.
Raw Kaya founders, Ebony and Trent, are passionate about adventure, believe in doing no harm and create natural and organic skincare.
Their skincare products are housed in sustainable bamboo packaging, and they were after a new label design to better reflect their clean and sustainable brand mantra.
I provided a few design options, which included some variations to their logo (their brief encouraged this).
G4S are making a positive first impression with clients and suppliers alike, since erecting this shiny and impressive entrance sign at Victoria’s largest prison in Truganina. The design is based on easy-to-follow airport signage, while keeping in line with the G4S brand.
I generally tend to use vivid colours in branding. That’s because most brands , especially start-ups and small businesses, tend to want to stand out. However, there’s something to be said about subtlety.
The following are logos I have designed that don’t scream and shout. They use form and symbolism to state their case.
I was commissioned to design this logo for a workplace safety consultant. The logo would be primarily used on her website and email signature, but also on business cards, uniform and car livery.
The client requested a modern, somewhat luxurious, professional look. She opted for this concept because it’s bold and unmissable. The yellow speaks ‘safety’ without the use of safety iconography.
Here are some of the other design options I presented to the client: