Jason Fried is the cofounder of 37 Studios which develops Basecamp, a must have communication/organizational tool for many companies, so I thought this was an apt sentiment for our theme of DIY Branding and design:
You don’t need to outdo the competition. It’s expensive and defensive. Underdo your competition. We need more simplicity and clarity. ~Jason Fried, Keynote Speech, SXSW 2006
Good to think about, right? The goal of being proactive rather than reactive can be a good check when we’re developing branding for our companies. Are your designs forging ahead with your customers in mind, or is your branding trying to outdo your competition’s?
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