Graphic design appears everywhere, from global brands, catalogues and brochures to the business card you receive from a supplier. Poor design can leave bad impressions, confused messaging and can indicate a lack of knowledge and quality. However, when done right, good design will be a valuable tool, helping to win business, inspire confidence and improve communications. Below, we tell you four reasons to measure if your company’s graphic design is up to scratch:
1. Brand Awareness
A brand is more than just a logo, it’s the suite of marketing materials, your online presence, your tone of voice and all things in between. Everything you put out into the public eye AND internally should reflect how you want your business to be perceived and where your company is heading. Your brand should be considered, well-designed and instantly recognisable through consistency.
A well-designed brand and supporting materials will suggest a sense of professionalism, experience and consideration. It will help to promote confidence in your ability to provide a quality service.
Strong graphic design can help to convey messages in an attractive and efficient way. Good design acts as a visual aid to communicate better with potential prospects, existing clients/customer and employees. When information is portrayed well, it is easier to read, attracts attention and shows consideration of the message.
As well as appearing visually more attractive and delivering a stronger message, graphic design can improve productivity. A good graphic designer will approach each job in a bespoke way depending on the context of the design and the way the end-user will interact with the deliverables. For example, a poorly designed website with confusing navigation could potentially lose you custom and cause the user to visit a competitor’s site. In addition, a style that fits one brand or company may not be relevant to your company and ethos. Hence an essential bespoke design approach is always the best route to take.
Your brand and marketing communication materials should reflect your company’s values and demonstrate your expertise within the specific market. If you need help with your visual communications, whether for print or digital, we’d love to help.