Inspiration

Top 10 Signs You've Found Your Design Prizefighter

Finding a creative partner who truly clicks with you can be a challenge. It can be easy to fall for someone’s work, but if they don’t exhibit these essential qualities you may not have found your prizefighter after all. We created a list of the Top 10 Signs You've Found Your Design Prizefighter In Your Corner.

UX/UI

Breath Life Into Your Designs with Animation

Designs aren’t just designs anymore now that it’s 2020. With the New Year, come fresh opportunities to implement new strategies, and animation should be one of the first tools that you add to your design toolbox. Because let’s face it, brands are always looking to take things to the next level with AR, 3-D, and animation.It’s a rat race to not only meet the trend but to implement the next best things, which means if you’re not doing animation, it could mean your designs are a little lifeless (tough to hear, we know.)

Marketing

Heavyweight Marketing on a Featherweight Budget

While every interaction in any form is branding; marketing is everything you do to promote your business. For a small business, investing in marketing is essential but it can be confusing at best to know where and how to get started, so we’ve compiled a shortlist of some inexpensive ways to get the most bang for your buck. 

Strategy

A Rose By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet

Beloved writer, poet, author, visionary, and romantic Shakespeare once said: “A rose by any other name would smell just as sweet.” Okay, yes, that’s totally true if you’re thinking about a romantic partner, or perhaps your favorite food item. But when it comes to your brand name, it’s not quite on point, but it does bring up a few interesting points…

Creativity

Can Anyone Be Creative?

All of us as children have creative minds. We play pretend; we make up stories; we doodle; we build, etc. It isn’t until we start to hone in on our unique strengths that some of us tend to detach from our creative side. Even though you might be a science and math wizard who feels they have no creative talent, the truth is that you’re just a victim to that narrative, and you are, in fact, creative. Pablo Picasso said "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."

Branding

A Complete Guide to Trademarks

You’ve probably heard of the word “trademark” before. Maybe you’ve even seen the little tiny symbol on a well-known brand. While you might have some idea about what a trademark is, the truth is that very few people know what it is to its entirety. If you manage a brand, then the term “trademark” will be extremely helpful to know. Don’t worry, PUNCHY has your back. We’ve put together this complete guide to trademarks to tell you everything you need to know, and why you might need to know it!

Inspiration

Where Do We Find Inspiration?

Inspiration is definitely a very loaded word. What’s interesting about it is that while it has a technical definition, inspiration means something different to everyone. Inspiration is defined “as the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative. ”Why is inspiration important? Because it’s a catalyst for creating our best work. In fact, experts believe that the things that inspire us trigger emotions that release oxytocin in the brain.

Strategy

Why Strategy is The Most Important Phase

Never underestimate the power of a good solid strategy! We’re examining the importance of taking the time to strategize, why it’s a critical phase in all our design projects, plus all the ways it can save you from derailing your project later on. Here are 4 Reasons why strategy is the most important phase of a project.

AR/VR

How Brands Are Using Augmented Reality

It’s no secret that as time goes on, marketing and advertising will become even more complex. This is mostly due to the fact that brands are constantly trying to create new experiences for their audiences in order to position themselves front and center. We’ve already seen a surge in motion design, animation, video content, and flexible branding systems. This begs the questions, what’s next in brand innovation?

Branding

Flexible Branding Systems vs. Static Logos

In a world that doesn’t stay static, neither should your logo. In fact, it could be the difference between you and your competition in consumer purchasing decisions. Our latest blog post explores the differences between a static logo and a flexible branding system and why it might be time to join the movement.

Podcast

Word of Mouth PR DIY Podcast

Founder and Creative Director, Liz Oz, sits down with Melanie DeFilippis, founder of New York public relations agency WOM PR, and talks about everything from the importance of Brand dev, Design, to the recent relaunch of PUNCHY. Streaming now on Apple and Spotify!

Branding

Building an Authentic Brand with Loyal Customers

In today’s hyper-competitive environment, people buy into brands. Yes, they buy products from global brands and startups but they increasingly care about your mission, your vision, and your values, and more importantly your brand story. Simply put, branding is how people perceive your company. In short, your reputation.

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