If you’re considering a new logo for your business or new product, keep your audience in mind. Often a business owner tries to choose a logo that is based on a private experience or personal preference, without giving mind to who they are marketing their services too.
Your logo design must be appealing to your target audience. Therefore, you must take some time to consider who your target audience is with the logo design. If you are targeting upper middle class business people, your logo design will be vastly different from a company that targets teenagers who like to skateboard. If your logo design fails to catch the attention of your target group, your business will likely be passed over for the competition.
But most importantly, the finished logo design is meaningless until your company can communicate to consumers, through marketing and networking, what its underlying associations are. It is a trigger that leads consumers to identify with and become loyal to your brand. But building that mental bridge takes time and money. The story of the Nike swoosh, an otherwise meaningless symbol, has been told through saavy marking and has transformed the logo into a symbol for an athletic lifestyle.
Designing is an intuitive process and interpreting a client’s vision can be a fun challenge. A graphic designer’s line of questions and method of consultation is designed to enhance the creative process and determine who you are targeting and how to tell your story.