To establish your corporate identity, you need a set of visual elements. A graphic design expert can design a beautiful logo and help you to create your own unique image in the industry, but other visual elements can boost the message of your logo and add value to your brand.
The visual vocabulary includes colors, shapes, font styles, backgrounds, layout style, photographs, taglines, etc. You have to use them in your corporate stationery and marketing materials, with your logo, to create a unique brand image in the market.
Here are some benefits of using visual vocabulary:
1. Besides the text in your marketing material, the colors and photographs create a visual language and communicate with the viewers.
2. Compared to text message, viewers can decipher the meaning of colors, images and font styles instantly. For that reason, the visual vocabulary plays an important role in your marketing materials. Your viewers may see your billboard ad while driving and these visual elements will help you to send the message faster. For instance, Amul has used the image of a young girl in their advertisement consistently, and you can identify an Amul ad without looking at the brand name.
3. Only logo and text is not sufficient to communicate with your target audience successfully. You can use your corporate color in your brochure, business card and letterhead to help people get familiar with your corporate identity. Every color has its own meaning and they help viewers to connect with the brand emotionally.
4. You can establish your company’s personality with the help of colors, fonts, shapes, etc. With careful selection of these visual elements, you can reflect a traditional, people-oriented or contemporary personality.
5. You should use the same visual vocabulary in all your marketing materials and corporate stationery to give them a consistent, professional look. When you have a set of visual elements, you can design a new marketing material very fast. For instance, if you need to design a flyer for your company, you can use the same colors and fonts that you use in your other marketing materials.
Unique visual vocabulary helps you to stand out from the crowd. For instance, when your brochure is placed on a table with other brochures, its unique visual element will easily capture the viewers’ eyes and compel them to read it.
Visual elements are not as strict as your corporate logo design and you can revamp your visual vocabulary any time. You can change the colors or shapes in your visual vocabulary to give your products a new personality.