"The Brief in Brief FLEX is a new app from Do Something Different, a way for people everywhere to take small steps to a life done differently. We’re currently building the app and need a new FLEX brand identity and illustration approach that creates something distinct, joyous and unique for our audience. Take a look at the draft website https://dsd.me/fex-draft We currently have a Do Something Different brand. FLEX needs to feel part of our family of products; but must push our identity further and signal a brilliant new chapter as we launch FLEX in 2021."
Whole new branding
Inspiration for branding and illustrative work
I've kept the design very simple so it can be played with in the future a lot easier, I like how this has come out with the simple stretch of the 'x' clearly emphasises the theme of flexing. It is playful yet aesthetically pleasing at the same for a clean logo. This logo was made on procreate using an iPad Pro.
'Find your own' brief
Brand chosen: Lifted Scent
CEO: Elliott Pickstock
Location: Great Malvern, UK
Branding (logo and website) for a local home fragrance business based in Great Malvern, UK. Create a reliable and friendly approach for the brand.
Words from the brand:
"Lifted Scent is a new fragrance company in Malvern and we aim to make our own candles and fragrances locally by hand, our whole brand is focused on lifted people spirits via these products and we need a new brand identity that focusing on that! It should be simple for the popular elderly population in Malvern but stylish and modern at the same time." -Elliott
Territory 1, focusing on very simple, nude design. Clever typography, not too busy.
Territory 2, more playful and joyful. Illustrative and bright colour schemes
Territory 3, focused on street culture and urban graphic design. Youthful and unique.
I have chosen territory 1 for my design ideas, I am thinking this because the brand is located in an elderly town so it should be focused around their desires as well as being modern at the same time for younger audiences. I like the nude colour scheme or even just pastel colours to keep it simple and it creates a more "handmade' and local touch to the products
Initial logo sketches
Digital Logo Ideas
After creating these digital logo designs, I have chosen the bottom design with the icon of the candle shaped as the candle, next I will experiment this with a colour scheme.
Logo with colour scheme
After discussing my logo ideas with the client and my tutor, I have taken feedback that the logo can be seen as inappropriate at times if taken in a different manor. Thus, I will work on a new looking logo that still fits the brief requirements.
This keeps the same typeface but is a lot simpler with the small flame above the 'i'. This is very effective as it can be resized and still read like any text as the 'i' when it is smaller simply can be seen as an 'i' but as you look closer it is a flame and that could be quite amusing to people looking at it for the first time.
Primary typeface: Acumin Variable Concept
Secondary typeface: Arial Regular
Website initial ideas
Final website designs
Homepage ("for body" opened)
Homepage ("for home" opened")
Product page (for home)
Project: Eclectic Mobile Designs
• Designs and folio piece for mobile. Screen and cover. For sale in an online shop. “The essence of you”
A design-led cover for a phone. Matching Home Screen and/or 15 sec video*. iPhone XS size – you might want to make a version for your own phone.
Theme: Positive, 'about you'
From the brief set, I see it as being very open, meaning I will create what I think looks nice and represents positivity. I want to keep the design simple and illustrative that people would want to buy.
My initial ideas are the rainforest and the tropical plants that come with it, during lockdown lots of people including myself have got into tropical plants to brighten up their rooms as they are in them all the time, thus they bring positivity in people's lives. They also represent the earth and green that creates the idea of tranquility, good luck and health.
I am very into art so I would like for this design to be more illustration focused so I can experiment with my art skills more as well as bringing graphic design into it. I think I will focus on the idea of art and my passion for art.
I focused on the popular phrase "earth without art is just eh" and went with a flat illustration/vector design with tropical plants positioned in a pattern that can be useful for many other designs.
This relates to me as I am very passionate about art and these plants especially over lockdown as they bring more green and positivity to the room. These designs were made using procreate on an iPad Pro.