Creating Brand Identity Systems
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Creating Brand Identity Systems

Learn how to create a full identity system for a brand with this in-depth course that covers everything from initial brief to final launch.

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Creating Brand Identity Systems

Learn how to create a full identity system for a brand with this in-depth course that covers everything from initial brief to final launch.

  • 4.8 (199 Reviews)
 
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

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  • Unlimited access, anywhere, anytime

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Course Syllabus

Chapter 1
Getting Started
Chapter 2
Branding Foundation
  • 5. Beginning Work: Brief (02:50)
  • 6. Research (08:55)
  • 7. The Interview (05:34)
  • 8: Brand Mission and Values (05:02)
  • 9: Creative Strategy and Plan (03:42)
  • Quiz
Chapter 3
Brand Identity System
  • 10. Logo: Symbols and Wordmarks (16:49)
  • 11. Brand Imagery: Photography, Illustration and Rendering (06:53)
  • 12. Color (09:21)
  • 13. Typography (05:54)
  • 14. Pattern (03:43)
  • 15. Brand Voice (02:17)
  • 16. Product Branding (05:09)
  • 17. Branding Motion (03:36)
  • Quiz
Chapter 4
Brand Communication
  • 18. Compositions (04:18)
  • 19. Presentations (01:27)
  • 20. Style Guide (05:00)
  • Quiz
Chapter 5
Summary
  • Summary
  • Final Quiz
Brian Schmitt

Renowned multi-platform designer with 15+ years of experience; Worked with Apple & Nike

After Completing This Course You Will Be Able To
  • Understand the spirit of a brand and create design programs that instil that spirit into all consumer touchpoints
  • Build a professional brand identity system including key components of a brand identity including typography, color, photography pattern, verbal communication and consumer touchpoints
  • Apply expert design philosophies to a brand to capture an audience’s imagination
  • Prepare properly for your branding project by performing in-depth research
  • Design an expert creative strategy for a brand from scratch
  • Craft a symbol as a vehicle for a brand, balancing abstraction, simplicity and meaning
  • Capture a compelling brand voice that images a target audience immediately
  • Incorporate a motion component or animation into a brand
  • Create effective presentations and style guides to sell your branding work to a client
About This Course

Powerful brands require a complete visual world to communicate effectively with a target audience. The world’s greatest brands capture consumer mindshare through design and have expert systems in place that capture the spirit of the company and filter this messaging through all of its elements. Creating brand identity systems is an intentional and considered process that requires master of a range of different skills including design, time management, presentation, writing and research skills.

In this course, you will explore the entire branding process from brief and ideation to final launch. The course includes guidelines and demonstrations on how to define your mission and values, decide on a logo, typography, color scheme, image style and how to implement a creative strategy to ensure cohesion across all communication and consumer touchpoints.

By the end of this course, you’ll have learned how to develop best practices and strategies to create a repeatable process from branding programs in all media. Enroll now to start your branding journey.

About This Course

Powerful brands require a complete visual world to communicate effectively with a target audience. The world’s greatest brands capture consumer mindshare through design and have expert systems in place that capture the spirit of the company and filter this messaging through all of its elements. Creating brand identity systems is an intentional and considered process that requires master of a range of different skills including design, time management, presentation, writing and research skills.

In this course, you will explore the entire branding process from brief and ideation to final launch. The course includes guidelines and demonstrations on how to define your mission and values, decide on a logo, typography, color scheme, image style and how to implement a creative strategy to ensure cohesion across all communication and consumer touchpoints.

By the end of this course, you’ll have learned how to develop best practices and strategies to create a repeatable process from branding programs in all media. Enroll now to start your branding journey.

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What You Will Learn

  • How to ensure that all aspects of a brand work in unison for maximum impact
  • The key to a front-loaded creative process
  • How to research target audiences as well as industry and competitor trends
  • How to interview a client to get the best project brief possible
  • How to work with a brand’s mission and values to connect with an audience
  • How to craft and use symbols and wordmarks for a brand’s visual identity
  • How to work with brand imagery including photography and illustration
  • How to assemble branding examples to communicate your vision to partners
  • How to integrate your brand into products
  • How to create a brand color system, use typography and incorporate pattern into your identity system

Why learn with Brian Schmitt?

Renowned multi-platform designer with 15+ years of experience. CCO and Creative Director, Brian partners with global design leaders to craft culturally relevant experiences and collaborates with world-class talent on each project. Member of Apple’s Human Interface group and Nike's Brand Design team.

Who Is This Course For?

  • Business owners wanting to enhance their brand strategy
  • Creative professionals who would like to improve their branding skills
  • Freelancers wanting to add brand identity and design to their skillset
  • Marketing and brand managers looking for a firm grasp of branding essentials
  • Anyone wanting to start a professional career in the world of branding
  • Digital nomads looking for work that they can do from anywhere in the world
  • All levels of experience
  • Basic Adobe Creative Cloud experience required

Requirements

  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Access to Internet
  • Computer / Laptop / Mobile Device

What Is Included?

  • Immediate unlimited access to course materials
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • Exercises and quizzes to help you put theory into practice
  • English Closed Captions
  • Suitable for mobile or desktop
  • A badge to showcase your expertise on your profile page upon completion
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Course Syllabus

Chapter 1
Getting Started
Chapter 2
Branding Foundation
  • 5. Beginning Work: Brief (02:50)
  • 6. Research (08:55)
  • 7. The Interview (05:34)
  • 8: Brand Mission and Values (05:02)
  • 9: Creative Strategy and Plan (03:42)
  • Quiz
Chapter 3
Brand Identity System
  • 10. Logo: Symbols and Wordmarks (16:49)
  • 11. Brand Imagery: Photography, Illustration and Rendering (06:53)
  • 12. Color (09:21)
  • 13. Typography (05:54)
  • 14. Pattern (03:43)
  • 15. Brand Voice (02:17)
  • 16. Product Branding (05:09)
  • 17. Branding Motion (03:36)
  • Quiz
Chapter 4
Brand Communication
  • 18. Compositions (04:18)
  • 19. Presentations (01:27)
  • 20. Style Guide (05:00)
  • Quiz
Chapter 5
Summary
  • Summary
  • Final Quiz
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