Wednesday, May 6, 2009
What does your card say about your company?
Whenever I present to a client concepts the first thing I say is that I believe that design doesn't need to be explained. Now of course, I always have rationales for everything I have done. And I always talk about them, because that's part of the job. But the truth is that good design should communicate your message without the designer needing to speak a word. If an idea isn't understood, than it's not working. As designers we're problem solvers. And we use words and pictures to solve those problems. What's important is not what we tell you a concept means, but what your reaction is. Because if you don't have a reaction, then how can one of your clients? Your materials need to be understood so that when you're not around, they're conveying your message, your brand. Case in point: I received these cards yesterday from a client that I have just branded. A professional organizer. And what I really love is not only did she pull out her card, but a card of a competitor. With so much information crammed into a tiny space, with images all over the place, it was clear that we succeeded in conveying her goals. To create a space that works. a space you love.