In the cacophonous universe that we dwell in, 'STAND OUT OR GET LOST' has become more than a catchphrase, it's now an imperative commandment. Artists and designers, just like the fascinating pieces they create, also require a distinctive stroke of identity - a Brand. But with the supergiant chains of Fiverr or Upwork, amongst others, banking heavily on businesses, the individual 'brand hero' storytellers are often left paddling in a rousing sea. Enter Saday Collective - a platform that believes in protecting and promoting the individual heroes of the design world. Where you get to 'hire designers', 'outsource projects', 'find designers', or even search for a 'creative agency near me'. Forget brewing in closed circles, let's crack open the freshest beans of ideas and experiences!
But branding, my dear friends, is like preparing a delicate soufflé. It demands a healthy dose of motivation, and a generous dash of inspiration, mixed well in a bowl of hard work, complexity, and risks. For every brand starts from a reason; a purpose that lies at its very heart. Think, for instance, Bernard Arnault, whose name paints an image of timeless elegance and luxury. Or consider the quirky rebellion of our beloved Banksy, whose name itself reeks of anarchy and cultural defiance. Each piece sings a lullaby of their name. So why shouldn't "YOU", as a designer, have that melody too?
Here are some steps to start curating your unique, memorable brand identity:
1. *Discover Your ‘Brand’ Purpose:* Define what you stand for. What is that one thing that you want to say through your designs? Align your brand identity with the values and beliefs that resonate with who you are.
2. *Know Your Audience:* To hire designers or attracting businesses to outsource projects, one must speak the language of the audience. Brian Chesky, the Airbnb majordomo, didn’t simply create a platform for affordable accommodations; he bridged worlds, he celebrated diversity, he made strangers feel like they belong.
3. *Create a Unique, Visual Identity:* Bequeath your brand with a visual signature. From your work portfolio to your social media handles, every tiny inch of your existence should reflect this identity. Take a cue from Virgil Abloh; the signature quotation marks are a brand in itself.
4. *Craft a Cohesive, Consistent Image:* Consistency is the super glue that keeps a brand alive. Keep delivering the same flavour in different experiences.
5. *Gather Feedback and Fix:* Remember, your brand identity is not a one-night-wonder. It's a long, improvised dance. Keep moving, keep tweaking, keep evolving.
Saday Collective, through its apps and web portals, weaves opportunities for designers to not only create profiles but also participate in uniquely designed challenges that knot the power of crowd-sourced design within a cocoon of sovereignty. Crème de la crème rewarded, sovereignty preserved, brand identity enhanced.
Branding is undoubtedly a journey, not a destination. And each step taken in the process is an opportunity to redefine your identity and the experiences you offer, all while staying true to your core. So bring it on, brand heroes! Let’s create a symphony of change in this design universe because, well, who runs the world? Individual Artists!