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Top 10 Design Predictions for 2017

Top 10 Design Predictions for 2017

The moment web was created, web-design also screamed, “hello world!”. The web-design industry has seen many trends. From Comics Sans (Oh, God) to Under-Construction banners, and from Shadow Buttons to Scrolling Marquee Text – web-design has seen all sorts of trends. Since brands are now focusing on their marketing techniques, the designing department in many enterprises is now being dictated by the marketers. More interactive designs are being introduced, along with cool and friendly UXs.

But the industry itself is reshaping. Designers are being more creative now than ever and they are ready to ditch all the cliches as well. Stock imagery is not so darling anymore, and guess what? Flat design is leaving us! Aplos Innovations has predicted hot design trends of 2017 and they can be viewed in the infographic below. Take a look!

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    Create an Eye-Catching Logo to Focus Your Brand

    Create an Eye-Catching Logo to Focus Your Brand

    We live in a world where brands surround us. We recognize companies through their logo designs rather than their service or products. Our philosophy is that if it’s a brand, it means it’s good. Why? Because it’s known and recognized by all. Youngsters prefer to wear Nike or Reebok footwear, even if there are the same designs in local companies, just because they will be easily recognized as branded by their friends and family.

    A logo is a statement of a business or a company and a sign of individuality, which distinguishes one brand from another. Even a child would recognize the M of the McDonalds, even from far away. The people use the logo to associate with the brand or the company. Creating and setting up a business is easy, but making it a brand is difficult. To make your business a brand, the most important thing is to create an eye-catching logo design.

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    One must think that how difficult would it be to create a catchy logo? It is a major task.

    There is a lot of work that goes into the making of the perfect logo, which is a recognizing factor for people. Here are some of the tips that will help you in creating a logo design that will make your business a brand.

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    Gauge the Market

    Study your business or company and see the competitor company’s logo designs. Know the business in and out and write down all the important points and use them to create a related logo design.

    Research

    Conduct research about the client and customers and the target market. What is the business about? If the products cater to children then create a colorful and lively logo, while if it is for corporate parties, then create a formal and attractive logo.

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    Link It

    Whatever logo you design, keep in mind that it should relate to the company and the nature of business. The logo is used to recognize the brand, so it should have connections with the company’s history and future.

    Use Resources

    There are some applications available for you to download and create a perfect logo. You can use the variety of samples and tweak it a bit to your liking by changing the colors or font.

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    Font and Colors

    Always make sure to use bold and striking colors. Study the color therapy and what affect each color has on the onlookers. Choose bright colors for an attractive and appealing logo design. Use creative fonts so that it instantly hooks up the customers.

    Customize

    Learn Photoshop, Adobe, and Illustrator for that eye-catching logo design. Create a customized logo design with abstracts and images, or choose a picture. You can also make use of solid shapes or go with a flow and retro design. A tagline or your company name or your name initials can also be a logo design. Just incorporate it in a unique way, so it stands out from the others.

    The logo is a signature of your brand; it is one of the company’s most valuable assets. A well-designed logo is the one that exposes your business and communicates your message to the public.  Designing an eye-catching logo is not that simple as it sounds; it demands a lot of creative imagination and out of box thinking.  Whatever logo you design, ask your friends and family to view and ask them their suggestions and change and set it accordingly, as they represent the public. A well-designed logo should represent the true and perfect image of a company to the people. Make sure your logo design represents your brand and has striking effects.

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