The event organizer for the BrandStrat conference wanted to redesign their event logo to represent its marketing initiative which was temporarily ushered into the virtual event space because of covid19. The logo was redesigned to be more modern and a bold and to fit better within the digital space than physical space (conference centers). The redesign was accomplished by changing the font, color palette, and creating a mark. The color palette was updated to using a brighter cyan and solid black to bring the visual identity to the next level. The tagline was then added to the logo to further brand the mission of the conference.
If you have been considering redesigning your existing logo here are four key questions to ask yourself to help you determine if this is the direction you should take.
Has your business expanded or changed? If your business has recently added a new line of new products, your logo should be updated to reflect this change. If your business has expanded from a small business to a medium or a large business or if your business has expanded its consumer offerings, it could be time to consider updating your logo as well. Can your current logo cover all these changes?
Do you have new competition? You were the only one in town, at least for a good duration of time, and suddenly you have competition. You look at their visual presence and feel a little intimidated. A logo redesign can help by showing existing customers and prospective customers that you invest in your business and stay up-to-date.
Do you want to expand your business into new demographics? You already have an established loyal customer base and want to speak to a new demographic with your new services and products. Are you ready? A logo redesign will help you connect with your new customers while still maintaining your existing ones. As your business grows so should the personality of your logo. It should reflect the business you are doing right now.
Did your business have a shift in its values or mission statement? As businesses grow they evolve. And so does its ideology. If the business ideology has shifted, changed, or widened to incorporate a new set of values, your logo should reflect these changes. Customers respond to positive growth. Your logo be an integral part of your visual story. In a consumer-fueled world: Change is good!
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Linda Modica is the founder and creative director of LMI+D [Linda Modica Innovation and Design LLC]. She is a graphic designer, art director, brand ambassador, animator and strategist with over 20 years of proven experience designing visual identities and brands. Linda Modica Innovation and Design LLC is a WBENC certified woman owned business.
The latest works from the LMI+D creative studio are presented here through animation and static imagery.
A new logo for BrandStrat Conference using bold colors choices in black and cyan along with a more modern font updated the previous look from a few years past. The client, GSMI, was pleased with the result and the look of the logo reversed while it occupies the website.
As the conferencing industry shifted from live events to virtual events would sponsors find value in investing in the virtual event platform space? The value of a well-designed sales guide can offer that advantage of showing how comprehensive your virtual platform really is. You can create a strong sales piece for your sales team to discuss with prospective sponsors. (Don’t send just a word document!)
Design adds value faster than it adds costs.
– Joel Spolsky, web programmer, writer, and creator of Trello
The problem contains the solution.
– Michael Bierut
The interactive PDF has built in navigation, clickable email links with a pre-filled subject line and tap touch phone numbers for those viewing on a mobile device. Our current pandemic situation created the solution of the virtual event space. Conferences are still taking place. Create confidence in your brand offerings by providing sales guides for prospects that reflect the level of quality that you deliver.
Static page view describing what the platform allows along with sponsor sales contact information.
Static page view describing sponsor benefits along with all the rooms that sponsors and attendees can interact in.
LMI+D can design a sales guide for you to sell your brands in this new virtual space.
#FWDPharma – Creating Identity to define a brand in the biotech and life sciences sector.
The FWD Pharma Conference is about the digital journey of the biotech and life sciences industry. Creating the identity for this cutting-edge event started with several hues of blue and blending them into a modern, typographical driven logo using a futuristic font called ULM GROTESK.
Exhibitor prospectus – Interactive PDF marketing tool designed for the sales team members for sponsorship sales.
Interior pages of the exhibitor prospectus guide.
Banner signage design for on-site welcoming and sponsorship acknowledgement.
Digital + mobile device design using inverted color scheme and DNA illustration. (Spec design; not published)
Custom name tag/badge design. (Spec design; not published)
Pop-Up Trade Show/Expo Banner Design (33×78) for the NCIA (@NCIA #NCIA)
I received a request to create a 33×78 banner. I was initially given their most recent class photo taken in Washington DC and to use this in the banner (top photo). I submitted several potential design layouts but the photo was not quite working within the live area. I decided to combine 2 photos to better address the abundance of live area within the banner. I silhouetted the class photo (using the pen tool) and then removed the sky from the state capitol building below and combined them.
Next, I started working on the typography. I wanted focus on the word “Advocating” and tried different techniques and colors to achieve a 60’s Avant Garde style.
Then Vertical (turned 90 degrees).
But what if I just stacked the letters by cutting the words into 3 rows and used these letter forms really, really large? The human brain can process this. It will read this word as “Advocating.”
With the photos combined, the “Advocating” typography and the other required elements for the signage, I was able to create a bold statement piece for the NCIA (National Cannabis Industry Association) to display at their booth at trade shows and events.
SMSS // Social Media Strategies Summit Las Vegas 2015
Looks like someone really appreciated the graphic design for the on-site booklet that was distributed at the 2015 Social Media Strategies Summit in Las Vegas. This piece was US letter sized, 4/4, 60 pages and spiral bound.
Here are a few examples of the signage that was created for this event including sponsor signage for TrackMaven.
For the full conference identity and the supporting materials that were designed, please visit LMI+D.
This is a really fun event to design for. I’ve created several title designs based upon the iconic “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign. This one here was streamlined down to just the outline laid over a blue burst background.