Branding is a complex process that is performed across all types of media, from Print and Outdoor Media to Window Wraps and Logo Design. Of course brand building also applies to web design and development.
Branding is very important!
Brand building helps you acquire customers and it also help you to keep them. Your website plays a vital role on people’s first impressions of your company, your products and services. As a result, your site represents a critical component of your branding. Brands set expectations, and when faced with doubt people tend to pick the safer option. People know what to expect from a brand they know and trust. It’s up to you to build that trust!
Here are some tips to help in building a brand with web design.
What feelings and emotions do you want people to experience when they visit your site?
What sort of things do you want them to associate with your brand? More and more, companies are focusing on building a personality and story into every website and product. This arouses an emotional reaction from a visitor. Personality turns a lifeless product or soulless corporation into more than sum of its parts. Conveying the company’s personality helps create an emotional connection with the audience.
Does your brand have character? Introducing your brand with a little personality can help you define what it stands for. Between logos, taglines and color palettes, companies invest a lot in their brands, yet many ignore the quality of character. That charisma is precisely what transforms a brand into an icon. Structure your brand’s character to something which your audience will identify themselves with.
The choice of a good color palette is key in branding. Color stimulates various emotions and carries with it subconscious associations to various things and characteristics. For example, the color red is the most emotionally intense color. Red stimulates a faster heartbeat and breathing. It is also the color of love. It’s usually a suitable color choice for brands in the entertainment industry. Other colors carry different associations and effects. Green symbolizes nature, money and health. It’s also a calming color, which is why hospitals tend to paint their walls pale green. When picking a color for your brand, examine its effects to see if it’s an appropriate fit for your brand.
A Strong Brand
Building a strong brand is important for any corporation, no matter the size, even a personal website. Branding helps you step out of the common website and into the light of the distinguished website. By following these 3 steps you’re on your way to casting your own unique light in the World Wide Web.