You know how riding a bicycle seems so easy, once you’ve done it, but learning involves a lot of wobbly moments, and frequently more than a few scraped knees? Learning and understanding how branding really works is a bit like that. Once you can clearly see how brands and branding work, your vision of the world will never be the same again. And just like riding a bicycle, once you learn how; you will never forget!
Six Classical Archetypes: employed in Branding and User Experience Can you find one that relates to you? Who, why; why not? Bryce Maynard Winter Visionary (Dreamer, Prophet, Seer--see also Guide, Alchemist) The Visionary archetype lets you imagine possibilities that are beyond the scope of your individual life and that benefit all of society. The Visionary... Continue Reading →
Corporations and individuals may all benefit from conscious awareness of branding. My own personal brand is based on that of the jocular Knight, riding to the rescue, full of good humor and mirth, even while his mission is one of gravest importance (in fairy tale terms, rescuing the Princess in Peril). Aladdin, Prince Charming and Prometheus are my prototypes. Knowing this, it is easier for others to understand my peripatetic path, ‘riding to the rescue’ in a variety of contracts and positions over a period of decades without really settling myself down, as I seek the kingdom of my dreams. Like the Knight of olden days I have frequently been content to rest my brow in nature’s field or forest, at home anywhere, so long as I am ready at a moment’s notice to leap astride my trusty steed and dash my precious cargo safely across raging torrents.