Brand Imagery Helped Art to Remember Tell Its Company Story
I have the pleasure of being a resource to Doug Karr of DK New Media when his clients need brand imagery. Doug and I worked together at Exact Target and when each of us went out on our own, we continued. He recently brought me onto a website development project for Art To Remember, an organization supporting art education through customized art production. The collaboration between a marketing expert, the client and me creates powerful brand content. Doug sets the mood board with sample photos, a color palette, and depth of field and composition requirements. This tool helps give me a feel for the photos they need. Interior or exterior shots of their offices, events, customers, products, manufacturing processes – whatever they need. Even the headshots have to evoke a certain feel to support the brand. Then, I work directly with the client.
Art to Remember helps art teachers fundraise by providing a place where parents can purchase products with their child’s art on them. They also provide lesson plan resources to art teachers and plan to expand their business line to provide parents a place to highlight their kids’ art. They needed imagery for their new website – product photos, images of people working in their production facility, candid kid photos and headshots.
Kelly DeNeal, Director of Marketing for Art to Remember, talked to me about our time together:
“We are working with Doug Karr on a brand refresh and a new website, so we needed new photography. We are an e-commerce company, so images of kids creating artwork in the classroom and then showing how that work is put on our products is a great way to convey our story to our customers. Paul came with us to a local classroom to capture a teacher teaching a lesson, kids creating art and then holding products their parents had ordered. He also came to our office and took pictures of our products and our staff. Not only do we have images for our new website, we also have begun building our own stock image library.
We loved working with Paul. He made the process so easy. He has a great eye for his work, from setting up the shot to using the correct background, lighting, and angles. We know we can lean on his expertise to give us the images we needed.”
Thanks, Kelly! As marketers like Doug will tell you, using stock imagery makes you look like everyone else. Images tell a story differently than words, and are central to businesses like Art to Remember to connect with their customers. If you are looking to create brand imagery for your business, please contact me here.