A brand is defined by a person’s gut feeling about a product, service or organization. You can’t control what someone feels about your brand, but you can influence it. This means designing a preferred customer journey that encompasses every customer touch point including: the identity (logo), web presence, messaging, customer service, point of sale, signage, quality of product and service. In order to do this, you’ll need to do what bigger branding firms do—marry powerful images with compelling copy that taps in the core of what the brand is.
Brands that are charismatic, one in which the customer feels there is no replacement for, go beyond just fulfilling the basic requirements. They tap into deeper motivations and values of the customer. This is why, you should start with why. After all, people don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it.
The Brand Messaging Kit is a complete facilitated framework to help you go beyond just making a logo. There are 4 key prompts: What, How, Who and Why. Utilizing the provided prompts, you will be able to determine the look/feel, tone/voice, the customer or tribe you serve, and the value proposition for the brand. Learn how now!
Included in this kit: the 44 pg. Brand Messaging Guide v1.2 (downloadable PDF) and the accompanying Brand Messaging Workbook (Keynote).
For many years, I believed that we would forever be relegated to just designing the visuals for a campaign. As a designer, I thought that only writers could craft the clever words that would breathe life into the images we made. All of that changed when I learned how to ask the right questions to draw out real insights. This kit is the by-product of years of experimentation, research and synthesizing into a hyper condensed and easy to use framework. Tired of being at the end of a decision tree? Want to move up the chain and have meaningful conversations with your client and actually craft a brand for greater impact?
Downloadable PDF and Keynote template only.
Chris Do is an Emmy award winning designer, founder and CEO of Blind, Inc., where he oversees the creative and strategic direction of the company.
Mr. Do currently serves on the board and is an advisor for organizations including: AIGA/LA, Emmys Motion & Title Design Peer Group, Otis Board of Governors, Saleshood, Santa Monica College and Woodbury University.
He received his BFA from Art Center College of Design in Graphics/Packaging, where he has taught Sequential Design for over a decade. He’s lectured at: California Institute of the Arts, LA Art Institute, Siggraph, Otis College of Design, MGLA, Cal State Los Angeles/Northridge and San Diego City College.
Prior to forming Blind, Mr. Do worked at Cole & Weber, Seattle as an Art Director, Epitaph Records as a designer and freelance designer at broadcast design firm, Novocom and R/GA LA under Kyle Cooper on main titles such as The Island of Dr. Moreau, Celtic Pride and Eraser.