Your Company’s Brand Archetype


Scholar, Teacher, Expert

Step 1: Verify Your Archetype

You respond well to expert opinion but tend towards skepticism. The pursuit of intellectual hobbies and cognitive fulfillment take up much of your time and energy. You are motivated to maintain autonomy and seek truth above all else. Learning for the sake of learning allows you to develop independent, objective opinions apart from the masses.

Sage Brand Examples

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Grail, a biotech brand designed by Character, features a cool color palette, close-up photography, understated typefaces and precise design details.

Nordic House, a dry cleaning specialist brand designed by Anagrama, presents a no-nonsense look with subdued colors, rigid grids and sharp fonts.

Clear, designed by Red Antler, supports a feeling of trust with a fresh color palette, playful photography, and relatable messaging.

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.

Sage 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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