Great Branding Needs Great Graphic Design

Great Branding 
Needs Great Graphic Design

As a marketing tool, high quality graphic design can define your brand and differentiate it from others. Without great design even the best headline and copywriting will have little cut-through. Unique graphic design creates a visual representation of what your business is about. It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words — a powerful graphic or design can visually represent or convey emotion, stimulate the viewer, represent quality and express a business’ personality within a split second.

Here are some basic graphic design tips to consider when branding your business:

1. Start with the logo
Your logo is fundamental to your brand ­— it will be used on everything. Choose colours and fonts carefully. Make sure it’s legible and the design isn’t too intricate or fussy — logos need to easily work on all platforms from business cards to billboards. 

2. The ‘no more than 2’ rule
Choose two core colours (black and white excluded) when designing for just about anything. Any more and it starts to give potential customers a headache.

3. Keep it simple
“Less is more” is a golden rule for design. This goes for your logo and use of fonts (no more than two fonts, by the way). It’s also true for layouts, printed material and anything digital, from websites to social media. The top big brands have logos that are minimal, clean and simple for a reason, think Apple, McDonalds, Nike, Virgin…

4. Leave it to the professionals
Finally, the best tip we can recommend is to get help from a qualified Graphic Designer — you will save yourself time and therefore money. If you think we can help you with your branding, give us a call, we’d be happy to help. 

Your Barefruit Team 

Proud of our recent media coverage for Club Lennox

We're proud of our recent media coverage for our client Club Lennox and their newest green initiative - installing a roof top solar system that will power two-thirds of the club.

In the media, we gained free exposure across several media platforms, including Club Lennox's General Manager Geoff Martin talking to Prime North Coast News and airing on TV, in print via Lennox Wave and Ballina Advocate and in online articles via The Northern Star (see below) and the SAE Group.

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Gone surfing!

We are really excited to be working with Wayne Webster of Webster Surfboards. Wayne is a surfboard shaper living in Lennox Head on the North Coast of NSW Australia. He has been shaping and riding boards for over 20 years. He is a well-known local and further afield, and some well-known surfers are riding his boards.

Barefruit will be working with Webster to develop and implement marketing strategies to help his business reach the next level. Watch this space!