Explosive Media is a team of creative design specialists. Our company has been in business for years and includes creative professionals with many years of experience. Our expertise spans more than just in creating compelling designs; we also specialize in end-to-end project management to ensure that the designs we create achieve your desired outcomes. We work with you to evolve your ideas from concept to finished project.
Our areas of specialization include:
- Visual identity and brand standards development
- Print design, including: brochures and sell sheets, corporate presentations, annual reports, advertisements, business cards, etc.
- Website and interactive media design
- Display design
- Photography and Videography
Our Design Process
A Four-Phase Approach to Design Excellence
We believe that good quality design requires more than just creativity. It requires research, analysis and close collaboration with you to reflect your organization’s vision, strengths, messages and priorities. To ensure that our design aligns with your expectations, we’ve developed a four-phase process to guide us every step of the way.
Phase I: Research
Before any actual creative work begins, our team conducts extensive background research. We will meet with you to understand your goals, audience needs and project expectations. In addition, we will conduct market, customer and competitive research to gather additional insight. Once our research is complete, we will provide a creative brief to summarize the results of our inquiries and outline the project, along with a detailed project schedule to ensure on-time delivery.
Phase II: Design
When our analysis is complete and you are on board with the initial concepts, design work begins. We keep your communication needs and priorities at the core of every design decision – from colors to image selection to font styles. Typically, we explore several different creative approaches before centering in on our main creative ideas. Based on your feedback, we evolve these creative approaches into comprehensive design directions. As part of this process, we will deliver at least three creative concepts for your evaluation.
Phase III: Implementation
After you select your preferred creative direction, we begin design execution. Our team works with you to select images and gather copies for the final design pieces. We produce draft outputs for your review and make sure that your input is reflected before any piece goes into production. When your quality standards (and ours) are achieved, we prepare your design pieces for final production. We collaborate closely with any third-party vendors (such as printers) to make sure that the finished product meets your expectations.
Phase IV: Evaluation
After the design is complete, we follow up with you to assess the outcome of the project. We are keen to hear not only your insights on our process and designs, but also any feedback you have received from your audiences. If desired, we can work with you to design data-gathering tools – such as customer surveys – to collect insight from your target audiences.