Move your brand guidelines to the cloud for free with Brandpad’s $0 Starter plan
Brandpad is an interactive brand guidelines solution for both designers and their clients. It allows the designing, maintaining and sharing of guidelines for any number of projects to be done in one place, between any number of collaborators.
Ever since launching Brandpad back in 2018, its founders had a clear vision. One that would see brand identities move away from clunky folders in the depths of a server onto a fully customisable system stored on the cloud.
“Clients love it, the press loves it. We as designers love it. It just makes sense.” Aaron Poe, Creative Director at Ueno.
They’ve been quite successful in doing so in a relatively short amount of time, with thousands of the world’s most progressive studios and companies, including Character, Ueno, North, IDEO, IKEA and MoMA, using Brandpad to make life easier for both themselves and their clients after a project is completed. This is widely down to the fact that the tool is a simpler and more affordable upgrade on the bulky, corporation-targeted digital guideline solutions that existed before it.
However, not everyone is an international design agency or a government-backed institution. In fact, some of the identities for the world’s most ambitious companies were created by small studios; take Studio Lowrie’s work for the Sundance Film Festival as an example.
That’s where Brandpad Starter comes in. A new $0 plan that’s tailor-made for brands who are looking to digitise their identity and its assets but don’t want to commit to any additional costs. During these testing times, Starter allows everyone to bring their brand to the cloud, with access to all of Brandpad’s features. Once activated, bandwidth and storage are unlimited. The Brandpad team like to call it ‘no worries hosting’.
“Brandpad is and always will be for agencies wanting to standardise their brand deliveries and bring their portfolio to the cloud. With the Starter plan, designers can dip their toes in the water before taking the plunge.” Espen Getz Harstad, Co-founder of Brandpad.
You’re thinking there must be a catch. Well, here it comes. There are only one editor and one brand allowed – no team members or collaborators are available on the Starter plan. However, it’s perfect if you’re looking to try for the first time, allowing you to test the waters before deciding if the portfolio and team models are for you. It’s also ideal if you’re looking to digitise the brand of your own small business, or if you’re on the in-house team of a company that manages their own assets. Either way, it’s the first step towards a more efficient and fail-safe brand process.