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Let me preface this by saying, this is an educational exercise and these are my opinions, it’s meant to be fun and a way to demonstrate what a brand is made up of that isn’t actually a logo. So, I’m not going to talk about logos or design in these case studies. Instead, I’m going […]

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Abraham Maslow, a psychologist, created the ‘Hierarchy of Needs’ to explain core human motivations from as early as 1943 and continued his work on this model throughout his career. The Hierarchy, while not rigidly linear, helps us understand the order in which basic to more complex human needs tend to be a focus for us.  […]

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs & Archetypes: How These Two Psychological Tools Can Build Powerful Brands

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So you’ve probably heard a bunch about needing to create a brand personality… but what exactly does that mean? Do you just pluck some personality traits out of thin air and just run with that? Surprise: No. No you don’t. Well, I mean, you CAN… but don’t. Don’t do that. Building a brand with personality […]

WTF Are Brand Archetypes (?!) And How to Build A Cracking Brand Using Them

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Designers are amazing, clever, creative people, but one thing they’re not are mind readers. One thing I’m unapologetically passionate about is that all brand owners really need to KNOW and OWN their own $h!t. That means, you have got to understand the foundational elements of your brand *before* you even think about engaging a designer. […]

Make Your Designer Love You By Including These Important Elements In Your Design Brief

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Building a brand isn’t something you can check off your list once and you’re done. A brand is as complex as a person. It’s made up of so many elements – only one of which is the logo. Because of this, they need constant TLC and nurturing. That’s not to scare you, only to highlight […]

A Brand Is Not A Logo – So What Is It Really?

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