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afruit.com Launches (Finally)

Monday, July 7th, 2008

To say that it’s momentous to me, would be an understatement.

The A.Fruit Design website has been in some stage of development for almost two years, incurring numerous format changes, tons of content re-writes, and one complete redesign all behind the scenes. Intermittent months of latency, caused by prioritizing client work over my own marketing efforts had at times dragged my progress down to a halt. When at a stand-still there were times it’d stay frozen for weeks, even months on end. But like a glacier, the terrain of my prioritization could only slow my progress, and sooner or later the slow progression forward prevailed. (more…)

Anatomy of a Business Identity (Pt. 2 of 3)

Sunday, April 13th, 2008

Making Your Mark: The Psychology of your Company’s Identity

In the previous installment of this series, (Part 1 of 3), I talked about the different individual parts of a business identity. When those parts are used effectively, they can form a strong basis of the visual part of your company’s branding.

Consider the inset diagram. (A) Represents the chosen name for your company. (B) Is the visual representation of your company, including the Logo-Type and the Logo-Mark. Identity-diagram.gif(C) Represents something we’re not going to go into much in this article: The overall perception of your products and/or services – which is the heart of your company’s brand. (In this article we’re specifically focusing on the Visual Identity of a company, so we’ll steer clear of the bigger subject that is your company’s comprehensive brand.) (more…)

Anatomy of a Business Identity (Pt. 1 of 3)

Monday, March 31st, 2008

What you call your “Logo”, is probably much more than that.

When talking about a company or organization’s identity business owners, graphic designers, marketing professionals (and non-professionals alike) use words such as “Logo”, “Trademark”, “Font” and “Brand”. Often, these terms are used interchangeably and inaccurately. In this article, I plan to outline my understanding of a corporate identity dissection, and offer clarification on the anatomy of a business identity, using industry-professional vocabulary. After reading this article, you’ll be spouting proper design and marketing rhetoric when talking about the graphical look of your company.

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