Northern Lung Function Brochure

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A brochure for Northern Lung Function. More work for this client to come…

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A glimpse of my work in progress…

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Seven questions to evaluate your design

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It’s important to go beyond “Is this good,” or “Do I like it” when looking at design work. Here are seven questions that will help determine if that design is actually working.

  1. Is it authentic?
  2. Is it credible?
  3. Does it reflect the client’s personality?
  4. Is it interesting?
  5. Does it have emotional impact?
  6. How does it compare to competitors?
  7. Will it stand out in its intended environment?
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Design’s Importance to Clients

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While going through some underused reference materials I found this reference to the Danish Design Centre’s four levels of commitment that clients have to design.

  1. Nondesign
    Design is inconspicuous and performed by untrained/non-professional staff. User’s needs and points of view are not considered. This is decoration by amateurs.
  2. Design is Styling
    Design is only considered for the final product. It may be completed by designers, but non-professionals are primarily responsible for the direction of the project. “Let’s give this to a graphic artist to make it pretty.”
  3. Design as Process
    Design is viewed as a work method, and design principles/approaches are employed from the earliest stages. Solutions are driven by end-user requirements.
  4. Design as Innovation
    The designer collaborates with client executives in adopting innovative approaches to substantial parts of their business. Design processes are used to articulate the company’s vision to impact all aspects of the client’s products or services. Experience branding.
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When Outrageous Was Possible

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This video reminds me of how many designers work. All style – no function.

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Designing without research is like getting into a taxi and just saying, “Drive.”
Facebook Research
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Logo for a friend’s outdoor education blog.

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A one-off logo for a debate society.

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A one-off logo for a photographer.

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A one-off logo for a film production company.

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