How Illustration Enhances Your Brand

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Building a business is no easy feat, and growing a strong audience for that business can be just as challenging. Marketing illustration is a creative and effective tool that can help your brand stand out in the vast sea of competition. Beyond catching the attention of new clients, when used thoughtfully, custom brand illustration holds the potential to create lasting impressions that stick with your audience and keeps them meaningfully engaged with your business. 

Turning Heads

Now more than ever, it is crucial for your branding to stand out against the crowd – eye catching digital illustrations can be key to capturing your audience’s coveted interest. How does the illustration help the reader understand the text?  Studies show that the human brain can process imagery 30 times faster than the blink of an eye. So when paired with text, illustration can greatly support and reinforce your brand’s message while also creating a lasting visual impression. Pictures are worth a thousand words as they say, and what better way to support your brand’s messaging than with memorable graphics?

Image of Illustration Examples

Maintaining Engagement

Digital marketing illustrations, much like art, can establish emotional connections within viewers. They can convey sentiment quickly and effectively, while also providing a unique visual experience for viewers to remember. Illustrations can also be used to enhance the effectiveness of your overall branding. Mailchimp’s 2018 rebrand, for example, relies heavily on illustration to successfully establish its fun new personality and character. Google creates ongoing engagement within their community through their Google Doodles campaign. They enhanced the simple search engine experience into something novel, with new art to see almost every single day. 

 

Lasting Impressions

Illustrations are often-used tools of storytelling, and this is something to take advantage of. Stories are memorable, and so should be your brand. By including creative illustration work within your branding and marketing, you create visual stories that are likely to stick with your audience longer than words could alone. Custom illustrations have an undeniable human touch that helps to build trust with your audience as well. Many businesses utilize this effect to maintain a friendly and personable appearance that allows their audience to feel comfortable, and encourages them to continue engaging with their brand. 

 

To Summarize 

Illustration is a valuable tool for branding and marketing. It can easily work to grab attention and help grow your audience. It can create an emotional connection within your audience, which aids in maintaining engagement. Lastly, the storytelling nature of illustrations works to create impressions that last and adds a human touch that creates trust between your business and its audience.

Interested in adding illustrations to your branding strategy? Schedule a free introduction meeting and we’ll draw up plans to create custom brand illustrations to elevate your visual brand! 

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