ARIEL SHARFMAN JUNE 29, 2015
Graphic Design is “the art or skill of combining text and pictures in advertisements, magazines, or books.” As a highly visual society we cannot seem to go a day without noticing the golden arches, that is McDonald’s or the goddess of Starbucks. These are just a few of the worldwide logos and designs behind strong brands. Often time’s people think of graphic design as the icing on top of the cake, but it’s really the bread and butter of your company. Graphic design is a major part of the whole process and aims to identify with a certain targeted audience. However your designs are representing your company as a whole.
The Power of Persuasion:
Graphic design in it’s purest form is the art of persuasion and wants to promote a strong brand for the business its attached to. It takes only a few seconds for individuals to feel a sense of connection to a brand, logo, or design. This makes the creative elements highly crucial to your business and its objectives.
Let’s be honest graphic design is used to persuade its target audience to care about the design in front of the brand. However communication is highly effective when your business objectives meet visual aesthetics accordingly. Ultimately your design allows individuals to know who you are and can either identify with you or run from you. It’s always imperative to have a strong design and a little time and effort spent on that design, makes your business more prosperous.
Utilizing your designs in the best possible way, will promote business objectives and company/brand recognition. Every business aims for recognition and identification, as well as being able to offer its customers something more. The design process is able to hone in on what the people want and takes it further, by creating a clever way for individuals to identify with the business a design is showcasing. The last thing any company wants, is for its customer base to be confused by what they are all about. Lack of proper decision making in the design process has often resulted in multiple companies failing to achieve success. It goes without saying know your company, the audience and the main objectives your wish to convey to your prospective and existing clients!
The design process much like anything in life is about the strategizing. A company should really focus on the goals they believe in and the people they are serving, before making any design decisions. There are always going to be individuals who don’t identify with the business you are developing. Nonetheless a business should always brainstorm a plethora of ideas, for a design which will reach its audience members. Sometimes the do it yourself approach isn’t nearly as beneficial as sitting down with a professional company, that excels in developing the design process.
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