Symbol Design for Branding
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Symbol Design for Branding

Learn how to create symbols for brand identities that allow people to understand your brand right away.

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Symbol Design for Branding

Learn how to create symbols for brand identities that allow people to understand your brand right away.

  • 4.9 (100 Reviews)
 
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

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    Reach out to our customer support team within 30 days to receive a full refund.

  • Unlimited access, anywhere, anytime

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Course Syllabus

Chapter 1
Overview
  • 1. Getting Started (0:50)
  • Course Downloads
  • 2. What Is A Symbol (1:06) Free
  • 3. Types of Brandmarks (1:48)
  • 4. Identity Systems (3:29)
  • 5. Minimalism Vs Abstraction (2:08)
  • 6. What Makes A Good Symbol (2:27)
  • 7. Aesthetic Terminology (1:15)
  • 8. Other Things To Keep In Mind (2:26)
  • 9. Book Recomendations (0:48)
  • 10. Your Project (0:52)
  • Quiz: Overview
Chapter 2
Clarifying Your Intent
  • 11. Setting the Stage (0:24)
  • 12. Knowing Your Client (1:31)
  • 13. Generating Key Ideas (3:28)
  • 14. Moodboards (2:59)
  • Quiz: Clarifying Your Intent
Chapter 3
Techniques
  • 15. The Designer's Approach to Drawing (0:37)
  • 16. Free Sketching (3:57)
  • 17. Illustrating With Shapes
  • 18. Thinking With Grids
  • 19. Customizing Type
  • 20. Building Letterforms From Scratch (7:09)
  • Quiz: Techniques
Chapter 4
Finishing With Character
  • 21. Adding Life To Your Concepts (0:19)
  • 22. Tightening Up (7:35)
  • 23. Stylistic Variations (1:34)
  • 24. Building Out A Set (2:01)
  • 25. Pairing With Type (2:22)
  • 26. Mocking Up (2:08)
  • 27. Presenting the Line-Up (1:03)
  • 28. Pitch Deck Completed (0:25)
  • Quiz: Finishing With Character
Chapter 5
Conclusion
  • 29. Summary (0:47)
Chapter 6
Final Quiz
  • Final Quiz
Mitchel Hunt

Expert freelance graphic designer; Worked with Nike, Fender and Oakley

After Completing This Course You Will Be Able To
  • Have a deep understanding of the use of symbols in brand identity systems
  • Ace the initial stage of a project by clarifying intent and working with a client brief
  • Master key creative techniques required to create brand symbols
  • Bring your ideas into a digital space, pair them with type and finish them off like a pro
  • Take your symbol to the next level by using a set of refining techniques
  • Create mockups for your symbol to demonstrate real-life usage
About This Course

Symbols have significant cultural value, hold meaning in different settings and are immediately recognizable to large numbers of people. As such, brand logos harness the power of the symbol to create engaging, memorable identities that people come to know and love over time.

This course will equip you with practical techniques to create beautiful, functional and recognizable brand symbols. The course is divided into 4 major sections covering an overview of symbols as a design practice and cultural concept, defining the needs of a branding project and setting up a good working process, ideation techniques for illustration and typography and bringing your ideas into a digital space.

You’ll build your own set of brand symbols throughout the course and by the end, you’ll have a full presentation showing off your best design thinking.

About This Course

Symbols have significant cultural value, hold meaning in different settings and are immediately recognizable to large numbers of people. As such, brand logos harness the power of the symbol to create engaging, memorable identities that people come to know and love over time.

This course will equip you with practical techniques to create beautiful, functional and recognizable brand symbols. The course is divided into 4 major sections covering an overview of symbols as a design practice and cultural concept, defining the needs of a branding project and setting up a good working process, ideation techniques for illustration and typography and bringing your ideas into a digital space.

You’ll build your own set of brand symbols throughout the course and by the end, you’ll have a full presentation showing off your best design thinking.

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What You Will Learn

  • What makes a good symbol, minimalism vs. abstraction and types of brandmarks
  • How to generate key ideas from a brief and create moodboards to illustrate ideas
  • How to free sketch, illustrate with shapes, customize type and build letterforms from scratch
  • How to critique, refine and tighten up your symbol in a digital space
  • How to create and present a variety of solutions to your client’s brief
  • How to create a set of guidelines and rules to make your symbol part of a larger brand identity system
  • How to insert your symbols into a brand deck ensure that they're presented cleanly

Why learn with Mitchel Hunt?

Expert freelance graphic designer with a focus in brand identity. Mitchel has directed and produced projects in packaging, print, product ideation, apparel, environmental graphics, web/social marketing, motion graphics, videography and photography. Worked With: Nike, Fender and Oakley.

Who Is This Course For?

  • Designers and illustrators wanting to work with symbols
  • Logo and brand identity designers wanting to enhance their existing skills
  • Freelancers wanting to add Symbol Design to their skillset
  • Digital marketers and brand managers wanting to expand into brand design
  • Branding experts wanting to learn more about the role of symbols in brand identity
  • 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 experience in Adobe Creative Suite

Requirements

  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • 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
Overview
  • 1. Getting Started (0:50)
  • Course Downloads
  • 2. What Is A Symbol (1:06) Free
  • 3. Types of Brandmarks (1:48)
  • 4. Identity Systems (3:29)
  • 5. Minimalism Vs Abstraction (2:08)
  • 6. What Makes A Good Symbol (2:27)
  • 7. Aesthetic Terminology (1:15)
  • 8. Other Things To Keep In Mind (2:26)
  • 9. Book Recomendations (0:48)
  • 10. Your Project (0:52)
  • Quiz: Overview
Chapter 2
Clarifying Your Intent
  • 11. Setting the Stage (0:24)
  • 12. Knowing Your Client (1:31)
  • 13. Generating Key Ideas (3:28)
  • 14. Moodboards (2:59)
  • Quiz: Clarifying Your Intent
Chapter 3
Techniques
  • 15. The Designer's Approach to Drawing (0:37)
  • 16. Free Sketching (3:57)
  • 17. Illustrating With Shapes
  • 18. Thinking With Grids
  • 19. Customizing Type
  • 20. Building Letterforms From Scratch (7:09)
  • Quiz: Techniques
Chapter 4
Finishing With Character
  • 21. Adding Life To Your Concepts (0:19)
  • 22. Tightening Up (7:35)
  • 23. Stylistic Variations (1:34)
  • 24. Building Out A Set (2:01)
  • 25. Pairing With Type (2:22)
  • 26. Mocking Up (2:08)
  • 27. Presenting the Line-Up (1:03)
  • 28. Pitch Deck Completed (0:25)
  • Quiz: Finishing With Character
Chapter 5
Conclusion
  • 29. Summary (0:47)
Chapter 6
Final Quiz
  • Final Quiz
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