Your Company’s Brand Archetype


Pioneer, Adventurer, Seeker

Step 1: Verify Your Archetype

You are driven to pursue new experiences and maintain your autonomy. While you don’t feel the need to challenge potential overlords, you seek opportunities to be independent in order to escape boredom or the feeling of entrapment. You aren’t threatened by risks, and instead embrace a philosophy of limitlessness. You delight in the possibility of making surprising discoveries.

Explorer Brand Examples

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Dirt Days, an off-road tourism brand designed by Nathan Riley, explodes off the page with action photos, bold type, gritty textures and expressive brush strokes.

Wildist, a photography school brand designed by Mast, provides a clean canvas for photos with natural colors, minimalist design and understated fonts.

Neuro, a supplement brand designed by Herman Scheer, uses bright colors and quirky illustrations to appeal to those looking to surpass their current limitations.

Step 2: Align your Brand’s Visual Design with your Archetype

Our Lean Design Kits are the fastest way to launch a professional brand across print and screen. These ready-to-use brand guidelines are made to match your archetype, allowing your startup to build a scalable brand within hours, for a fraction of the cost of hiring a professional designer. Share the Design Kit with your teammates or contractors, and use the step-by-step instructions to keep your brand consistent across tools like Squarespace, MailChimp, Stripe and more.

Explorer Design Kits

Included in Every Design Kit

Font Selections & Hierarchy

Give your documents and website an instant facelift with exact instructions for styling text: font, weight, sizes and color for headings, paragraphs, and more.

Versatile Color Palette

Keep brand colors consistent across print, screen and swag with professionally selected colors. Listed in Pantone, RGB, CMYK, HEX, HSB and HSL formats.

Image Style

Images play a central role in your look & feel, and in your ability to communicate. Learn how to select photos or illustrations to complete your polished look.

Swag Selection

Spread the word about your company with branded gear. We’ve done the shopping for you with recommendations for soft tees to fit your values and budget.

Icon Style

Icons relay concepts quickly and catch users’ eyes as they scan through information. We include a selection of icon families to embellish your work.

Step-by Step Instructions

Our detailed instructions and examples help you style your collateral, swag, products & websites. Industry secrets and lifetime updates included.

✔️ Brand Launch Checklist

✔️ Design Kit Implementation Checklist

✔️ Matching One Sheet Template

✔️ Supports Light & Dark Themes

✔️ Tested for Accessibility Standards

✔️ Cloud-based—always in sync

Two 30-min Consultations

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