Today’s designer interview is with Paul von Excite who is a professional logo designer specialising in type & lettering working from the Netherlands. His work has been featured on such sites as BrandNew Underconsideration, Abduzeedo, Daily Inspiration, InspirationHut, Logopond, Moo.com, Creative Market, Goodtype, Logomoose, Fromupnorth, Adobe Illustrator, AIGA Gallery, Adobe, Designinspiration.net, LOGOED, Wacom Gallery, Goodtype Book 1, Talenthouse, Student Show, Typography Served, Logo Lounge 9, 365 Awesome Designers and many more.
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Ever wish you could nab more of those big logo and branding gigs?
I’m talking about $5000, $10000, $25000+ logo, identity, and branding projects.
As designers, we have to keep upping our game when it comes to adding value to our design services.
Potential clients are looking for that stand out—the designer or design studio who rises above the rest.
But here’s the thing. To add value, you have to establish credibility and trust.
How do you add that kind of value?
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Not all case studies are created equally. Most are pretty shit actually. For freelancers that aren’t professional writers, it can be quite daunting or difficult to see the benefits. The truth is, nobody really cares about pictures of the end result without knowing what went into it. Without any context, it’s pretty useless. Most end-products are unique to a clients business and their specific goals. What prospective clients care about is your approach.
You should aim to cover the 3 stages of your approach:
Some Facts about SHELL
Founded:- April 1907 in London ● Headquarters:- The Hague, Netherlands ● Registered office:- Shell Centre, London, England ● Founders:- Royal Dutch Petroleum Company, “Shell” Transport & Trading Company Ltd ● Company:- Royal Dutch Shell plc ● www.shell.com
I thought I would start this new section about famous logos with Shell, This was the first logo that my daughter recognised at 3-year-old, I wrote about this “Brand Awareness From an Early Age” as she identified the logo with what the company sells.
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From time to time, successful companies change their logos. Why? Why they change something in the company, where profits grow and where are more than enough customers? According to the Feng Shui School of Forms, the reason, like the logo itself, is in the information plane.
Rebranding as changing the brand and logo as its component is done in order to meet the new energies of the new era. Often these are internal impulses caused by new energy-information flows. Formally, it may be due to the fact that a new director comes to the company, top management changes. Or the range of goods and services varies. The staff and even the target audience are changing.
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As part of our collaboration with Birmingham-based digital design agency KIJO, we’ve delved into the world of ironic typography. This imaginative, often hilarious project can really get your creative juices flowing as you try to come up with disconcerting combinations of messages and fonts.
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You may know Will Paterson from his Youtube Channel where he gives you an insight into his Graphic Design Career, and an in-depth and personal perspective of working within Graphic Design. He is also passionate about Hand lettered vintage logotypes. As of writing this article his Youtube channel has 246,326 subscribers and since joining youtube in june of 2012 the channel has had 13,796,288 views and rising and this is no suprise as Will’s videos are very insightful and entertaining to watch and his videos consist of hand lettering tutorials, logo design tips and the insights of working in the graphic design industry.
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When it comes to setting up a business, ‘How much does it cost to design a logo’is one of the most asked questions. This is an important question to research because it will define the future of your business. Here is a list of questions to consider for logo design and the link between branding:
Do I need a logo?
If you are creating a brand, then yes. It’s essential to have a logo to build your brand identity and future. Having a professional logo can help you to stand out from competitors. The first thing that customers will associate with you will be your logo. So it’s important that you make an effort to create a distinctive brand.
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Yasaburo Kuwayama, does he still need an introduction? Probably not, but if there is one thing you should know about him it’s this: his books are amazing!
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Ben Loiz is a brand identity designer living and working in Los Angeles, California. He creates beautiful and thoughtful identity designs that solves his clients business problems and positively impacts the world around us.
Ben’s work has been exhibited internationally and published by PRINT, Logo Lounge, +81 Magazine, Taschen Books, and Monsa Publications among others, as well as featured online by AIGA, Design Sponge, On the Grid, and Behance.
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