Get up to speed with what's happening in brand management. Our blog offers hot topics in the realms of branding, design, marketing, and business development. It's also the place where we share new product updates, and company related good-to-knows.
A lot has been going on at the product front since the beginning of 2019. This first part of our product roundup two-piece presents our latest product improvements.
A rebranding project involves high-level strategy, research, company-wide involvement, and detailed planning – doing it right is key.
From the early days of Frontify to finding our stride, our brand has come a long way – but we’re still just getting started.
Technological advancements in recent decades triggered a need for robust digital asset management solutions, and in recent years we've been busy making our DAM the tops.
This is the year for brand management. With more than a few trends to keep in mind, the important part is making a conscious effort to control the process.
The excitement is building as we near the finish line on a big initiative. Wondering what that might be? Hint: the Big Apple's not as far away as it seems.
We’re gearing up our booth for three days at Interaction 19 in Seattle, where designers, theorists, and industry leaders meet to tackle "Design in the Wild."
Brand management platform Frontify has raised $8.3 million in a funding round led by venture capital firm Blossom Capital, as it looks to build more products and expand in the US.
Today is an exceptional day for us, as we have raised $8.3 million as part of our Series-A funding led by Blossom Capital, with participation from our pre-existing angel investors.
Success with digital principles lies in having near-universal support for them as standards upon which your company's digital future can be built.
The value of design principles for improving your efficiency in delivering digital projects is not something you should underestimate.
We continually strive to improve our products. In the last couple of weeks, some exciting Media Library features have been revealed. Read along to learn about them.
Many brand managers believe they’ve got the toughest job in the world. That’s right. Brand management doesn’t require a six-pack, nevertheless; six brains would be quite helpful, seeing that the job is hard to beat in terms of complexity.
Happiness comes from the little things in life. Sometimes, when we bring smaller features of the Frontify Style Guide to light, we notice a small spark in the eyes of our users. Indeed, there are quite some things you can do with our Style Guide, which you might not yet know.
Scalable brand management software hadn’t really been used in South Africa before now, so when Praekelt designed and built a brand site for Absa Bank, it wasn’t just a new era for them, it was a new era for branding.
Your brand management can be as solid as a Bud Spencer punch, but it's the quality of your designs which will put the icing on your cake.
Having a strong brand presents multiple advantages for a business. When creating and maintaining a strong brand; nothing — not one thing — is more important than brand consistency.
Ever since we started to work on the strategical and visual redefinition of the company, we’ve been using a digital platform, allowing us to organize our brand assets, and share them with employees and external agencies alike. That platform is Frontify.
Your brand guidelines are a living, breathing part of your company – or they should be. They keep your brand consistent across different teams and channels. They are the clearest representation of what your brand identity is made of.
Yeah, the title might be a bit ungracious, I know. But look, you should have digitalized your brand guidelines yesterday. The arguments are overwhelming – let me show you why.
Delivering great digital services is complicated. It involves several specialists working together. Designers, developers, copywriters, marketers, business analysts, the list could, and does, go on.
It is common to see an organization undertake a massive redesign project to launch a new website, and for one shining moment, it is perfect. Then the money dries up, and people move on.
Too often digital projects are plagued with problems because organizations fail to realize they must handle them differently.
Having a strong brand is all about consistent and recognizable company expressions; to offer not only products and services but also meaning. In many ways, a strong brand is the nucleus of a company's success.
At Frontify, we’re proud to provide some of the world’s most exciting companies with brand management solutions, helping them stay consistent and work collaboratively across markets.
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There are probably more than a few billion logos -- or whatever you want to call them -- on earth, and that’s if you just count restaurants, fashion, and retail brands. The massive, Mount Everest-sized question is: ‘How do you judge a good logo?’
At Frontify, we continuously strive to add new and exciting features.
It’s a brand manager’s dream come true. Loyal customers gather in a park each Sunday to admire each other’s purchases, swap stories about their products, and share their passion for your branded merchandise. A fantasy or reality? With cult brands, it’s a reality and more.
With the recent cinematic release of the new installment of the Star Wars franchise, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, and a surprising tweet from Lucasfilm Executive Pablo Hidalgo that unearthed a Star Wars style guide from years ago, we thought it would be a great opportunity to show what lessons we can learn about style guides from the Star Wars creative process.
There’s no denying the marketing power behind Instagram’s platform — that’s why brands all across the globe are using it to reach their customers. Here are the biggest brands on Instagram right now.
From the days of Julius Caesar to today, media outlets have been taming the newsroom with style guides. Consistency is of vital importance for all creative work, not just in newsrooms. The way your design looks when it is applied to the real world has a direct bearing on the perception of your brand's quality.
This time around Frontify spoke with Amandah Wood from Ways We Work - a digital publication “focused on telling stories and getting first-hand accounts of how people do the work they love.” Amandah has a diverse background and from this, has been able to connect with many in the new media, technology, design and entrepreneurial space.
Modernism changed the way we use typefaces today. Posters of the 19th century once used every square inch of whitespace; a rather elaborate approach to design. It often cluttered the page making them almost illegible. Today, however, the focus has drastically changed. “Less is more”, and designers favour clean, simple designs which includes a ton of whitespace with focus on simple fonts.
Your brand is more than just a skin over your marketing. It’s who you are, down to the bones. When your brand is successful, it’s the best feeling in the world. And like all good news, you want to share it with the world. It may be time to take your brand global.
Deciding that your product, service, or company needs a rebrand is exhilarating and terrifying at the same time.
Frontify loves agencies - big and small. It has to be said though, that some of the best creative work is being done beyond the “traditional” agency network by those who are outside the fold.
The story of the logo’s journey through time (and space), as well as NASA’s brand guidelines, offers important lessons for today’s brand managers. NASA’s brand guidelines themselves are a thing of beauty and a joy to behold, a document that anticipates logo usage in literally any environment, including outer space.
In an era where consumer trust has plummeted across all industries, honesty and authenticity have emerged as the attributes that matter most. Consumers, more than ever before, are holding brands to a higher standard. They are looking for more than price, quality and convenience. Sure, they want value for their money. But they also want values.
Voice and Tone matters. Even in style guides. Why is this element important and where you should use it.
Sarah Doody explains in her guest post, which questions you have to ask doing a user research. Why is a user research important? When should you do research?
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At first glance, branding is a pricey endeavor for companies that are looking to express their values and gain a loyal customer base. You have to invest in a quality designer who can forge a logo and website that genuinely represent the brand.
If you’ve never done it before, building a design brand from scratch can be tricky. It’s easy to critique the look and feel of other brands (or their redesign) but it’s much harder to build the brand yourself.
We loved having the opportunity to speak with Erin and have her share her journey from art to commerce and design to brand strategy with us. Here’s hoping her diverse path will show that creativity knows no bounds and whether it’s expressed through words of visual design, it still has the power to move people towards action. Get ready to #TapIntoYourIdentity!
Even if you don't qualify as internet savvy, you've probably seen or heard about gifs. Gifs, or Graphics Interchange Formats, are image files that repeat continuously in a short loop. It's common to see gifs used for humor - for example, a quick gif of a cat falling down. However, gifs are no longer just a tool young folks use to make jokes on social media.
Branding is one of the most important aspects of your business. It takes time and concerted effort. If done well, branding can turn your agency from the new kid on the block to a leader in your industry.
It’s time. You’ve got the go-ahead to proceed. You’ve rolled up your sleeves, assembled your team, and gathered materials for a brand audit.
Two decades have passed, and he remains an enigma, cloaked in secrecy, yet renowned across continents. His work sells for tens of thousands of dollars, some even being cut whole from walls in the street to be auctioned.
Frontify shines a spotlight this time around on Jane Portman, an independent UI/UX consultant from Russia who helps SaaS founders build focused, profitable products. She enjoys writing and speaking at events, but most of all she likes to solve real-life business problems with smart UI design.
For every web designer toiling away in the agency world, you may be wondering whether the grass is any greener on the other side. Specifically, you may want to know what the daily grind consists of at a startup, and whether it varies significantly from that of an agency designer.
Modern nonprofits know how significantly web design can impact donations, brand awareness, and a variety of other critical success factors. Responsive designs with mobile-friendly layouts encourage visitors to support nonprofits, all while quickly educating them on the cause.
It's the small things that make a style guide special. As guidelines might be dry sometimes (it helps to make them interactive), I like the humorous way to explain stuff and the funny little notes which are spiked throughout the HolidayCheck style guide
There are quite some terms to define colour. You may not need all of them, but in today’s world it’s vital to know the colour basics and its differences.
Showcases are a great resource for inspiration. At a certain point you as a designer sometimes is lacking the intuition how to solve a specific design problem. We've collected our 7 most used resources for design inspiration, in order that it might help you as it helped us.
What is Frontify? Think of a translator. A translator between Webdesign-ish and Webdevelop-ish. Think of colors. Designers have so many notations to define a color. This is fine. But picture that situation: You have a color scheme with similar colors. How do you explain which color you want to change?
Have you been looking for a solution where you can simply discuss and specify your Balsamiq mockups?
A brand guideline can range from a few to a few hundred pages and is a complete representation of how a company acts, what it sounds and looks like.
The strategy consultancy Roland Berger has had a new logo since September 2015. To create their corporate design manual, Roland Berger deployed the online solution with Frontify.
Podcasts are an engaging way to learn, be entertained and are a great medium for members of the web design community to express the passion, complexity and human element that exists in this cutting edge industry. But, with all of the podcasts out there, where do you start?
Today most of the front-ends built today are already structured into different components. Sometimes in a consistent way, sometimes not.
As we started a little more than a year ago, we had only few believers. Your trust and your recommendations helped us to gather more than 10’000 users worldwide until now. Today, Frontify is the first choice to specify and manage designs, brand guidelines & code patterns.
We all know pixel-based font sizes defined in px. But, with the rise of responsive design, it became popular to use relative font sizes defined in a unit called em.
Are You Using Correct Color Codes? Probably Not — And Here's Why.
In the Swisscom StartUp Challenge, Swisscom and Venture Lab selected 10 startups with promising business models - out of 200 applications.
Showcases are a great resource for inspiration. At a certain point you as a designer sometimes is lacking the intuition how to solve a specific design problem.