Measuring Social Media Success
3 July 2020
If you don’t know where you want to go, it doesn’t matter which path you take.” Lewis Caroll’s words ring true universally in many spheres of life and industries of business.
It starts with answering basic questions which will be fundamental in creating a strategic design. In this case, these questions include, but are not limited to:
We recommend setting some time aside to carefully answer the questions above in as much detail as possible from a kaleidoscope of angles.
From there we take the mandatory brand elements such as your logo, colour palette and typography to outline the puzzle. It’s always beneficial to have existing brand guidelines available already. This will tell us exactly how we allowed to use your logo and which colour codes we can use to start colouring in. The goal is to get inside the subconsciousness of the buyer by using designs to suggest the quality and value of the product.
The next step would be to form the content hierarchy. Obviously, you need the attention grabber. This can either be an illustration, your logo or the product name. Additional elements we keep in mind are enticing copy and label regulations such as barcodes, nutritional info or ingredients (depending on the product), expiration dates, batch numbers, alcohol content in the case of wine labels, and even the barcode.
Still during the designing process, we already need to know what the end-product should look like. There is a myriad of styles to draw inspiration from: quirky, simplistic, artsy, geometric, hand-written and many more! Furthermore, we would like to know if you would like specific lines of an illustration to be gloss against a matt background, or even covered in gold foil? We also need to know the shape of the label or packaging to ensure all the important focal points are within all the boundaries (die line, bleed line, trim line, safe line).
All the elements mentioned above play a role in designing the desirability of a product by providing sensory clues of what’s inside, while still “projecting individuality amidst a sea of similarity”, as Jeffrey Caldewey would say. Contact us today for a brainstorming session. Let’s create a design that will make your consumers stop, stare and buy. We understand that your product or label design is also a walking ad and that its impact should transcend beyond the shelve. The best product and label designs ultimately add to the customer’s experience. They should be coming back for more!
3 July 2020