Co-founder and creative director of leading London agency SomeOne, Simon Manchipp gives his top branding design tips
Award-winning branding studio SomeOne recently designed a striking adaptive identity for London-based start-up advertising agency, BigEyes. The visuals feature a series of data-powered generative irises that change depending on their application and were designed in collaboration with digital artists Field.
We followed SomeOne as it created the whole gamut of branding for BigEyes in Computer Arts Collection Volume 2 Part 4: Branding – which is on sale now.
Here, founding partner and executive creative director at Someone, Simon Manchipp, shares six quick branding tips for corporate design…
Don’t obsess over letterheads. They're not going to blow the client’s mind.
‘Real world’ applications win out over flat layouts every time. Get your designs into Adobe Photoshop, then get them on a bag. We've never had a lukewarm response to putting a brand identity on a bag. They seem to be the sure-thing application.
Adobe Illustrator is not the only fruit. Mix it up – it’s amazing what you can do with generative design, for instance.
We’re big fans of LiveSurface. Try your branding out on different situations and see what it looks like in the ‘real world’.
Keep on keeping on. Sometimes you hit the jackpot first time, but often the longer you keep going the better it gets. It takes 10,000 hours to be classed as an expert in anything. Start racking them up!
Don’t panic. It’s only design. We’re not making parachutes. No one’s going to die.