The Power of Color in Brands

When asked by clients to design their company logo, I always ask a specific set of questions to determine their target market and brand essence. The choice of colors is a very important part of the branding process. It can make or break your brand.

Recently I did some extensive research into why color matters and designed this helpful infographic to support this crucial step in defining a brand. Feel free to share. You can also find it in slide formats on my slideshare.

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Why Color Matters in Brands

Why Color Matters in Brands

Working with Brand Guidelines for Infographics

My last 3 infographics for Visual.ly have not been a total creative freedom for the design. But I LOVE infographics, so I gladly take on any and all. For these last few projects I have had to strictly follow their brand guidelines for the fonts, colors and types of graphics and icons.

While I do like following brand guidelines because it provides limitations and boundaries {sometimes too much freedom can cause a creative block}, it can sometimes prove challenging when it doesn’t fall within my design aesthetics. Or when I know nothing about the product/service the infographic is based on, it calls for intense research and deep analysis and strategic execution.

I tend to wonder if I can actually design something I am satisfied with, as well as hit the target for my client…but ¬†when it is completed, I surprise myself with a delightful outcome. This Hitachi Data Systems Infographic was one of those challenges: strict brand guidelines, and I had absolutely no idea what the product is or does! But lookie here! It’s a thing of beauty!

Hitachi Data Systems - Reduce Your TCO

Hitachi Data Systems – Reduce Your TCO