Fifty-Five Creative Ideas You can brief at 55 KNOTS

Want some inspiration on what you can brief on one of our unlimited graphic design plans? We’ve compiled fifty-five creative ideas with real-life client examples for you to feast your eyes on. Savvy?

1. ANIMATION

Bring your brand to life with custom animation, whether its 10-second videos or simple motion graphics for your social posts.  The movement will draw attention to your brand.

2. AVATARS

Get a custom avatar of yourself or your team, a great way to create a unique look and feel to your brand and get rid of those miss-match personal photos.

3. AWARDS

Celebrating your team with custom made awards will showcase your brand and how much you value your companies MVP.

4. ALBUM COVERS

Dropping a track, and need a custom made Album cover to increase downloads?  We can create a custom album cover to compliment your killer beats!

5. APP DESIGN

Have a killer idea for a mobile app, whether its iOS or Android our team can help you craft up a unique custom interface.

6. BOOK COVERS

They say not to judge a book by its cover, but let’s be real we all do.  So make sure yours stands out with some popping graphic design.

7. BLOG IMAGES

Blog images need to cut through when shared on social media.  Do you stand out and have you optimised your images for different cropping ratios?  Cut-through the noise with our blog post design.

8. BROCHURE

A brochure is a small multi-page booklet and comes in various sizes, whether you need a trifold mailer or a multi-page A4 brochure.  We’ve got you covered.

9. BUSINESS CARDS

Don’t get caught out without a business card — you often meet new prospects in the most unlikely of places, make sure you have a knockout business card stashed in your pocket.

10. CONCEPT ART

Launching a new product like Shredders Nutrition?  We can help you create some beautiful concept art that looks like the real deal.

11. CHARACTERS & MASCOTS

Cute custom characters and mascots will bring a unique personality to your brand that can’t be copied.  We love the use of characters at 55 KNOTS as it helps create an approachable look to our brand.

12. CHARACTER ANIMATION

Want to take those freshly drawn characters from number 11 and make them even more unique?  Request a character animation and bring them to life like Walt Disney!

13. DIAGRAMS

Have some complex diagrams you want to tidy up to make more digestible for your audience?  We can help.

14. EBOOKS & LAYOUTS

Not only can we design you a ripper eBook that will stop the scroll, we can help you create the perfect layout for your content.

15. EMAIL SIGNATURES

Whether you need an image, outlook or Gmail signature, we can help you craft a beautiful on-brand signature to sit at the bottom of your emails.

16. EMAIL TEMPLATES

Whether it’s your weekly newsletter, abandon cart or welcome email we can help craft a unique design and development for your brand.

17. EXPLAINER ANIMATIONS

Explain what your business does in a cute explainer animation with custom illustrations & animation.  Click the thumbnail to the right to see a sample.

18. FACEBOOK POSTS

A business without social media is left in the dark, we can help you design scroll stopping facebook graphics to complement your content.

19. FACEBOOK COVERS

Get your Facebook page or group up-to-scratch with custom covers and profiles images to match the rest of your brand.

20. FLYERS

Need a traditional flyer to mail out or simply hand-out?  Single-sided or double-sided, you can brief these too!   Savvy!

21. GOOGLE DISPLAY

Whether you need one Google display banner or all of them.  We can create both static and animated ads.

22. GIFS ANIMATED

If you just want a little animated icon for your website or an animated logo for your signature — put some motion in your brands’ ocean.

23. GIFT CERTIFICATES

If you’re in an industry where you sell services or products that make great gifts, you should consider designing some custom gift certificates.

24. ICONS

A set of custom (and consistent) icons to use across your website and pitch decks will give your business the extra polish it deserves.

25. ILLUSTRATIONS

Custom illustrations whether they’re complex or a simple line art like the one here for Marine Verse, they create a unique esthetic for your brand that no one can copy.

26. INFOGRAPHICS

Infographics are a great way to bring reports to life with clever illustrations that emphasise results— they’re also a great tool to use for educational pieces like Rezdy has here on tips for a marketing makeover.

27. INTERACTIVE FORMS

Interactive PDF Forms or ‘fillable forms’ are a great way to share beautiful forms over email that clients and can complete send back and print.

28. INVITES

Whether it’s your company Christmas Party or your product launch party – custom invitations will add some festive flair!

29. LANDING PAGES

From squeeze pages through to one-page landing pages.  We can whip you up a custom WordPress single-page website in days.

30. LETTERHEADS & STATIONARY

Beautifully designed stationery adds that extra touch when communicating with your clients.  Are yours in need of a zhoosh?

31. LINKEDIN COVERS

Get your Linkedin business profile or personal page up-to-scratch with custom covers and profiles images to match the rest of your brand.

32. LOGO DESIGN

Every business needs a strong logo that tells your business story in an instant.  Whether it’s your main brand or a sub-brand engage with one of our premium logo designers and create a impactful first impression.

33. LOGO THEME

Add some personality to your brand with some holiday-themed fun on your website and social media.  Whether its a jack-o-lantern for Halloween or baubles for the holidays, it’s a great way to have some fun with the season.

34. LOGO REVEAL ANIMATION

A good logo needs an exceptional logo reveal to match.  It’s highly likely you’ll want to use video at some point in your marketing so grab yourself a flashy logo reveal.

35. OPENER ANIMATION

After a high-energy social video to grab attention and increase engagement?  Why not brief in an opener animation for your brand.  Check out this opener we did for Scuba Beer.

36. NEWSLETTERS

Alongside email newsletters (16) a great alternative is the standard PDF newsletter which you can attach to email or print and send as snail mail.

37. PACKAGING

Need packaging that will jump off the shelf in both the real and virtual worlds?  Try our custom packaging options to get impactful designs like this one.

38. PHOTO RETOUCHING

Have some photography you need touching up?  We can fix blemishes, skin tone and more!  Whether its portraits or commercial photography, send it our way.

39. PODCAST COVER

Yep. We do those too.  A standout on Spotify. Savvy?

40. POSTERS

Need a poster for point-of-sale that stands out?  Check out this one we did for Beer Sauce… and when you’re done brief one into the team for your own business sauce.

41. PRESENTATIONS

Google Slides & Powerpoint, if you need your presentation or pitch to look damn fine, brief it into the team, and we’ll make you look good.

42. Presentation Folder / Pocket Folder

These are great for storing customer contracts, accounting files, or welcome letters.  Pocket folders also have a nice pouch for your business card.  A nice professional piece of stationary to begin of a new client relationship.

43. PULL-UP BANNERS

Great promotional piece for exhibitions, storefronts, and just recently as backdrop for webinars and zoom calls.  A pull-up banner is a great way to add some branding to an event or a video in seconds.

44. Instagram Posts

A business without social media is left in the dark, we can help you design scroll stopping Instagram graphics to complement your content.

45. SIGNAGE (OOH)

If you need large format design we can do that too, whether its print or digital out of home.  We’ve got you!

46. STICKERS & SWAG

We know your cool SAAS start-up needs some super sexy stickers and swag so brief them in and share with your team.

47. STORIES

Stories are highly engaging content, make sure you utilise this placement both organically and in your advertising with eye-catching and mouth-watering creative.

48. STORYBOARDS

We can help you tell your story, whether you need a storyboard for a social carousel, a landing page or for animation.  With our custom illustrations, we can create a storyboard that brings your story to life.

49. STYLE-GUIDES

Style-guides help you define your brands logo guides, colours, typography, tone of voice and more.  Every business needs a style-guide so if you don’t have one, maybe its time you did?

50. SOCIAL ADS

Social ads need to cut through the noise so you get the best return on investment.  Whether it’s static or a video content we can take care of all your social advertising placements.

51. T-SHIRT ART

Need some poppin’ prints?  Get custom t-shirt illustration that will turn heads when you enter the room.

52. THUMBNAILS

Trying to cut through on YouTube?  You’ll definitely need a set of custom thumbnails with your videos.

53. VIDEO EDITING

Do you have some video files you’d like polished up in order to create some interesting and engaging video content?  We can turn almost any video into an engaging piece of content.

54. WEBSITE DESIGN

We can help you visualize and design your new website or refresh.  We design for both desktop and mobile, and build on WordPress if required.

55. WEBSITE BANNERS

If you run an e-commerce store you need banners with impact, just like we’ve done here for Teralume.  Send us your specs and we’ll create an impact in your industry.

We hope you enjoyed this break down of fifty-five things you can brief at 55 KNOTS.

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