Ideal for students of design, independent designers, and entrepreneurs who want to expand their understanding of effective design in business, Identity Designed is the definitive guide to visual branding.
Written by best-selling writer and renowned designer David Airey, Identity Designed formalizes the process and the benefits of brand identity design and includes a substantial collection of high-caliber projects from a variety of the world’s most talented design studios.
You’ll see the history and importance of branding, a contemporary assessment of best practices, and how there’s always more than one way to exceed client expectations. You’ll also learn a range of methods for conducting research, defining strategy, generating ideas, developing touchpoints, implementing style guides, and futureproofing your designs. Each identity case study is followed by a recap of key points.
The book includes projects by Lantern, Base, Pharus, OCD, Rice Creative, Foreign Policy, Underline Studio, Fedoriv, Freytag Anderson, Bedow, Robot Food, Together Design, Believe in, Jack Renwick Studio, ico Design, and Lundgren+Lindqvist.
Identity Designed is a must-have, not only for designers, but also for entrepreneurs who want to improve their work with a greater understanding of how good design is good business.
David Airey is an entrepreneurial graphic designer from Northern Ireland. He writes three of the most popular graphic design blogs on the Internet: DavidAirey.com, LogoDesignLove.com, and IdentityDesigned.com. David's blogs have attracted hundreds of thousands of loyal fans who read and are inspired by his writing every day. David is also the author of Logo Design Love and Work for Money, Design for Love.
"Another excellent book by celebrated author David Airey. This book is handy for students who want to learn graphic design basics, including company logo design. Even individual designers who dream of making it big in their field should also have this book on their reading list."—Design Hill