Effective design development is an organic process that requires deliberate communication between your organization and our creative team. To help kick off and manage this process,
we have developed this survey. Successful design development is a partnership. It is up to
you to be a partner in the process.
WHY A SURVEY?
The survey is the foundation of a creative brief to help provide our design team with the guidance needed to develop design concepts and branding elements that incorporate your desired message, goals and needs.
While the survey should capture the overarching goals and objectives of your vision, it should also outline details, history and reference points to best impact final design and outcome.
The survey is not an end-all be-all for establishing design direction, but it can help streamline communications to save time, effort, and money.
Investing time and thought into your answers will improve clarity BEFORE design development begins.
Since this is an online form, we advise that you type your answers in a saved Word document and paste them in the fields.
INTRODUCE YOUR COMPANY
In order to prevent getting a piece of work that looks nice but just doesn’t fit your company vision, take the time to give us a bit of background about your company. Think of this as your elevator pitch—describe what you do and why you do it.
DESCRIBE YOUR PROJECT
Tell us what your project is all about, including goals and objectives for the design. Maybe you want to attract new customers, generate sales or gain media attention. Writing out your thoughts allows you to clarify exactly what you want to achieve before any work starts.
IDENTIFY YOUR TARGET AUDIENCE
We need to know your target audience in order to create a design that resonates with them. Describe your primary and secondary target customers, demographics, and geographic location if applicable. (i.e., millennials, women, truck drivers, urban, rural, etc.)
EXPLAIN YOUR MARKET
Who are your competitors? What makes your brand different? How do you want to stand out? This info will help us understand how to distinctively present your company in your market.
Are there elements of the existing brand or sub-brands that you want to maintain
(i.e., logos, colors, icons, etc.)? Please attach images.
Give us a sense of the personality you want for your brand. Think of words like energetic, youthful, fun or healthy. Personality gives your brand a human tone that your audience can connect with, and it allows us to make informed decisions when it comes to elements like colors and fonts.
Please feel free to upload designs, photos, or articles that you like. If there’s anything else you want to include to help us communicate your brand, please send it!
What graphic styles are you attracted to with regards to branding (logo & identity)? Specifically styles that you may want to incorporate into your new branding.
This could include specific examples, colors, brand logos, font styles, or design styles
(ie: cartoony, rustic, modern, or retro) Please attach any relevant files that show examples
of this style.
Who is the best person to contact if there are any questions or clarifications?