design, branding, strategic design, small business branding

Why Brands Need to Design with a Why

Com­pa­nies and design­ers need to STOP focus­ing on just mak­ing things pret­ty. Apply­ing con­cep­tu­al and strate­gic design — and one that...

design, branding, strategic design, small business branding, color theory, brand colors

The Purchase Power of Color

As visu­al crea­tures, we nat­u­ral­ly cre­ate con­nec­tions between brands and their col­or. Star­bucks has their green (PMS 3425 to be exact),...

Branding, Design strategy, Trends

How Trends Can Serve or Fail Your Branding Process

It’s easy to see how cur­rent trends can be a big influ­ence when in the process of cre­at­ing or reshap­ing your...

Game of Thrones, Branding, Title Credits

Game of Thrones: Title Credits — A Designer’s Dream!

Anoth­er in NCD’s series study­ing design in movies, tele­vi­sion and com­mer­cials. Besides being fun, if you are pro­mot­ing a prod­uct, brand­ing...

Dogs on Deployment, Dog logos, Pet branding, Pet logos, animal logos, service dog logo, dog trainer logo, dog illustration

Brand guidelines & why you NEED them

Brand guide­lines serve as a pow­er­ful tool for your busi­ness to help you estab­lish brand con­ti­nu­ity. They help you estab­lish...

How To Avoid the Pitfalls of Cheap Creative Work

Under­stand­ing the impor­tance of invest­ing in your busi­ness can help you avoid the poten­tial pit­falls and con­se­quences of going the cheap...

Design in the Movies: Bridge of Spies

Design in The Movies: Bridge of Spies

This begins NCD’s series study­ing design in movies, tele­vi­sion and com­mer­cials. Besides being fun, if you are pro­mot­ing a prod­uct, brand­ing...

12 Ampersands That Make You Stand Out

Amper­sands are com­mon­ly used to replace “and” in names and phras­es. When it comes to design, these can cer­tain­ly help...

The New Look for Instagram

If you haven’t seen it yet, Insta­gram intro­duced their new look. And the com­mu­ni­ty is already shar­ing their opin­ions about...

NCD recognized as an elite design firm by GDUSA

Nicte Cre­ative Design is proud to announce our win­ning design in the 2016 Amer­i­can Pack­age Design Awards. Host­ed by Graph­ic...

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