The Renaissance of Graphic Design and Color in 2018

The color wheel, graphic design and color

Graphic design and Color are again transforming the internet marketing space. You may have noticed that white and plain backgrounds have dominated the website and smartphone visual horizon for awhile now. Apple was the first to go in that direction and for good reason. The clean, white, sparse approach differentiated them. Then the tech competition said we want to look …

Final Concept Board

results just ahead sign

The beauty of the big reveal here is that you’ve watched the final concept develop all through this process.  You’ve given input, adding and taking away. The inspiration boards at the previous stage have shown you what’s possible. We’ve given you a platform that allows for levels of decision-maker input.  You’ve participated in shaping a solution that you can get …

Let the Fun Begin!

Elementary school art lesson

Now the real fun begins! Internally, we determine two different visual directions or themes for your project.  Two different designers are responsible for two contrasting paths.  At this point, each designer begins exploring typography, inconography, photography and color, pulling together a combination of visuals that will suggest or foreshadow the focus word and messaging. This board is not a layout …

Campaign Development Process: Solutions

Man hand turning a knob

Enough questions!  You’re looking for answers.  These are beginning to evolve in Step III.  Our solutions board tells you “here’s what we recommend.” At this stage we identify what your differentiator is—your USP (Unique Selling Position).  This is important, because it becomes the focus of your messaging and answers member, donor, and client questions like, “What’s In It For Me?” …

Campaign Development Process: Discovery and Diagnostics

man looking at NY map

Have you ever just gotten into the car and begun to drive, not sure of your destination?  Sounds like fun. Would you do that for a family vacation, with three kids in tow? Of course not!! Do you know how many businesses and organizations do exactly that?  They make plans for a business launch or marketing campaign without deciding what their goals …

Campaign Development Process: History

Multiethnic Group of People Planning Ideas

© Thinkstock How often do you interact with creative firms? Do you outsource to a creative firm or agency for your business’ graphic and website design? How has your experience been, working with creatives? Do you find them unpredictable, inconsistent? Since 2004, we have polished an approach, called the Campaign Development Process, to take the mystery out of the creative. …

Marketing Campaigns: What’s Your Learning Style?

Left and Right brain functions

  Which are you—right brain or left brain dominant? Do you know? I always get the two confused! Based on the theory of the structure and functions of the brain, psychologists tell us that the two sides of the brain control two different “modes” of thinking. These are reflected in the two predominant learning styles most people operate under. The …