Saturday, January 18, 2020
Please include the following in addition to what we reviewed in class the following info.
- All color swatches and Hex/RGB values
- Various textures and patterns
- Icons for usability social media icons.
- Please make sure the style of these icons is inspired by your brand.
- Headers: Color, Font and size
- Sub-Headers: Color, Font and size
- Body copy: Color, Font and size image samples and how they may be treated your Logo
- Adjective cloud
- Overall Background colors.
- Please use these in your style tile
- Button and Link treatments
- Examples of layout sections.
- How is information displayed throughout your website and social media?
These are just a few. Be creative. Have fun. Include as much information as you can. Remember this isn’t just an informational document. It is also a composition.
Brand Review: Lecture. You can view the presentation here
Style Tiles are a design deliverable consisting of fonts, colors and interface elements that communicate the essence of a visual brand for the web.
They help form a common visual language between the designers and the stakeholders and provide a catalyst for discussions around the preferences and goals of the client.
Style Tiles are similar to the paint chips and fabric swatches an interior designer gets approval on before designing a room. An interior designer doesn’t design three different rooms for a client at the first kick-off meeting, so why do Web designers design three different webpage mockups?
Present clients with interface choices without making the investment in multiple photoshop mockups.
WHEN TO USE STYLE TILES?
Style tiles are for when a moodboard is too vague and a comp is too literal. Style tiles establish a direct connection with actual interface elements without defining layout. They work well for clients who have established brands and need them to translate smoothly to the web. Whereas the word “mood” is often associated with brand and identity design, the word “style” was chosen to mirror “cascading stylesheets” and reinforce that Style Tiles are specific to Web design.
Some style tile examples can be seen below.
The following template might be a good place to start. It should not be used as an exact template. It should be used as inspiration. It should help you design an interesting layout,
This is the actual process of composing the style tile. Determine themes from the aggregated adjectives and begin to match them up with styles. The Style Tiles give the client a point of reference to determine if you both are on the same page.
Elements of design
Principles of design
Part 1. Please complete the following.
- Determine a color palette.
- Select a limited range of shapes, textures, and patterns for your strategy.
- Find or create imagery or fine art that inspires you. Some people include industrial design images that inspire them.
- Select one or two typefaces.
Please organize your assets (You can consider the above list as “asset collection” for your Style Tiles) on an 11″ x 17″ Artboard in Illustrator. As always you may deviate from the above dimensions if your concept warrents it. Please ask for my advice regarding this.
- A color version of a Style Tile based off your logo, brand and mood.
- Another color version of a Style Tile based off your logo, brand and mood – but use a different color scheme.
Be creative. Break the template if needed. (Just be neat). Please show me drastic layout ideas by me for approval.
Your board should establish a visual position in line with the brand strategy and provide a design direction.