• Phil@createnine.com
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1. Briefing

The first step for every project is to discuss the design brief. This is to establish the objective, deliverables, and budget. If you don’t have one written up, don’t worry, as we can have a chat to help establish the project requirements.

2. Research

The second stage, after we have discussed the project deliverables/brief, is the research phase. This is a very important part of the design process, as this will define the direction of the branding/design project. This generally comprises of researching into main competitors, target audience/sector and also putting together visuals and mood boards for inspiration.

3. Design

Once the design direction has been established, the design concept stage can begin. This is when the fun begins, and ideas start to come to life. depending on what we previously discussed to begin with, I’ll create a presentation and also include both black, white and colour variations. This helps to bring the designs to life and gives a good idea of how the branding will look and feel.

4. Refine

The next stage is to refine and develop any concepts and changes you might want on the designs. This is also when any context/format is considered, if the design is for digital and print, this is when any mockups, prototyping and printed proofs will take place.

5. Delivery

Once the final designs have been established and signed off, the final artwork will be sent over and delivered in all formats for web/social media or print.


*A more in-depth explanation will be provided in .PDF format once we begin a project together.