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Getting back to the roots of Quill & Co. with highlighting my favorite thing, brand strategy. You’ve probably heard designers talk about brand strategy as you’re scrolling through Instagram or cruising through the internet. And maybe you’ve been wondering if it’s a good fit for you to add it to your services too. So to […]

Should Designers Be Offering Brand Strategy?

Brand Strategy

16

Nov

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When I was a child, I took a lot of pride in my ability to skip steps as I bounded down the stairs. I did it because it was faster, it was a challenge, and probably because I wanted to show off a little. Surprisingly, I only tumbled down a few times. Later in school, […]

The Difference Between Business, Brand, and Marketing Strategy

Brand Strategy

21

Jul

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These days it seems as though the market is so insanely saturated. You spend your time and energy keeping your head above water, trying your best to keep up with all the trends, new marketing strategies, chasing after your audience. If this is you and you need something to help you stand out against the […]

Avis Case Study

Brand Strategy

10

Jul

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If you’ve been around for a while you know that I’m totally obsessed with brand strategy and talk about it all of the time, and if you are new you can read more about my love for brand strategy here, here, and here. But let’s be real, developing a brand strategy can be a lot […]

Park 21 Design: How I Created a Brand in One Day

Brand Strategy, Branding

11

May

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If you’re been with Quill & Co. for a while, you know we’re allllll about Brand Strategy and why it can work wonders for small businesses. And if you’re new to these parts of the interwebs, first off, welcome! And second off, you should know that on the blog we chat a lot about brand […]

The Ultimate Guide to Brand Strategy

Brand Strategy

10

Feb

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Using brand strategy diagrams in your design services.

“Design is thinking made visual.” This short but powerful quote by Saul Bass has always resonated deeply with me. Design is the gateway to share our thoughts and ideas but through shapes and elements instead of solely relying on words. When we think about it that way, it’s pretty powerful. While some ideas are easier […]

Brand Strategy Diagrams Make Powerful Visual Tools

Brand Strategy

12

Jan

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How to write website copy

Industry jargon can be confusing, no matter what field you’re in. For us folks in the branding and web design world, some of our terms can look like: brand values, mission statement, value proposition, brand personality, archetypes, messaging, vision statement, attributes, values, competitive analysis… the list goes on and on!  And sure, we as designers […]

6 Essential Questions Brand Strategy Should Answer

Brand Strategy

17

Nov

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“Branding” is a confusing word and gets defined in many different ways. But it can be understood by how you make people feel, what makes you unique, and how you serve your people. Through both language and visuals, all of these are answered and help clients understand what a brand stands for. Branding cannot exist […]

The Brand Iceberg: Understanding why Both Strategy + Visuals are Key

Brand Strategy

10

Nov

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For many years, like most designers, my branding questionnaire was the first step with my clients once they officially booked me. But over time I began to realize that it wasn’t serving my clients or myself in the way I intended it to work. Through frustration and mis-alignment in projects that lead to multiple rounds […]

Why I Stopped Sending a Branding Questionnaire:

Brand Strategy

03

Nov

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