Digital Color – Learning Activity 2.1

“Focus on one of the sketches you did earlier in the week, and make a symbol out of it in vector graphics for a fictional product or a company.
You will have to put color(s) to the symbol, and the color(s) will have to relate to the principles within color theory. (Color symbolism, triad, complimentary colors etc.)
Present the identity of the fictional product or company, and explain your color choice.”

The goal of this task was to train our skills to express a visual message through a symbol. The color choice is supposed to enhance the message.

This was the symbol I came up with (please remember that I’m completely new in Illustrator, and struggling a bit):

I’ll start with the vision behind the idea I came up with.

So, I obviously sketched a few bell peppers earlier in the week, so I had to base the idea around this.
The idea is a company called “FRISK” (fresh in English). This company only retails organic vegetables to different food markets and convenience stores in Norway.

Bell peppers naturally have bright and fresh colors, so I decided to stick with the natural colors in the symbol it self.
The reason I gave the stem a bit of a twirl, was to lighten up the whole look, making it a bit more interesting to look at. It also suits the font I chose.

I’ve chosen one primary color – red. One secondary color – green. And also a tertiary color – blue/green, for the font itself.

Primary colors: Red, Yellow and Blue
Secondary colors: Green, orange and purple
Tertiary colors:  Blue/Green,Red/Orange, Red/Purple, Blue/Purple, Blue/Green and Yellow/Green.

I chose these colors because…

Red – Associated with power and energy: Sales point would be that organic vegetables  is healthy and will give you energy and power.
Green – Associated with growth: Sales point would be growth for kids, no additives (which is the point of organic products anyways.)
Blue(/Green) – Peace and harmony: Sales point would be a sense of peace and harmony when eating organic vegetables.

The whole idea all in all was to make the symbol healthy – in which I think I’ve managed to do 🙂

Hopefully, I nailed it :p

Have a good weekend people!



2 responses to “Digital Color – Learning Activity 2.1

  1. Hei, Kanskje du har lyst å prøve deg på å lage en head’er til bloggen min?!? Jeg har ikke photoshop eller tålmodighet! Hahaha!

  2. Hehe – det kan jeg sikkert. Bare send meg den du vil ha, så kan jeg justere grafikken.
    Bare forklar hvordan den skal se ut. – men det vet du vel 🙂
    Skal du ha bildene mine til kalenderen i samme sleng?

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