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6 Things a Good Logo Should Be

posted on November 21, 2017

6 Things a Good Logo Should Be

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think about a brand? Whether it is their product, their packaging, or their advertising campaign, they all contain and stem from one thing: their logo. So, it'd better be good. So, what makes a good logo? A good logo should be distinctive, appropriate, practical, graphic, simple in form and conveys an intended message. From that perspective, we’ll give you 6 principles of effective logo design. An effective logo is (in no particular order): Simple…

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6 Things a Good Logo Should Be

6 Things a Good Logo Should Be

posted on November 21, 2017

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think about a brand? Whether it is their product, their packaging, or their advertising campaign, they all contain and stem…

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DIFFERENCES BETWEEN UX and UI DESIGN

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN UX and UI DESIGN

posted on November 20, 2017

Still a little blurry about the differences between UX and UI design? Well, you’ve come to the right place. In general, UX means the experience a person has as…

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Welcome, MISE.

Welcome, MISE.

posted on November 16, 2017

Embrace yourself because MISE will have their grand opening on December 2017. We’re so honored as the owners invited us before the grand opening. Located in one of the…

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Cafe Branding and Brand Personality

Cafe Branding and Brand Personality

posted on November 7, 2017

Brands are like people. They should have personalities. Every personality is unique and cafe branding is no different. What makes people frequent a certain cafe despite mixed reviews? Most would say…

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5 Tips on Impactful Label Design

5 Tips on Impactful Label Design

posted on November 2, 2017

Label design has an important role in grabbing audience’s attention. A good label design should be able to stand out as it is attractive and differentiate the products itself from others.…

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A luxury hotel with a sweeping vista of mountain terrain did a great job of refreshing and widening our horizons in doing our craft. Through the hands of our…

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While offline businesses are rushing to create their online presence, one giant online retailer is doing the exact opposite. What exactly is Amazon doing with Amazon Books and Amazon Go? Since…

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People are social beings and life is basically a series of interactions. Ideas may be personal but creations reach their highest potential when more than one minds work together in a…

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When Makeover Takes Over

When Makeover Takes Over

posted on October 3, 2017

As a national brand, Makeover has proven itself to be a worthy contender among its peers in Indonesian beauty industry through a wide range of makeup products and impactful campaigns. With…

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As explained in our previous article, a digital sales funnel looks something like this: The problem is, most marketers are content with customers having reached the conversion phase, and…

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Just our type of scene: TDC62 Jakarta

Just our type of scene: TDC62 Jakarta

posted on September 11, 2017

Typography is not as popular a term as some of its counterparts —calligraphy and photography, just to name a few— but it is certainly present in most if not all graphic…

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Back in 2007 when we just got started, we were a very small team with very little marketing knowledge. All we knew was how to create good designs that worked well…

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The methodology commonly referred to as design thinking is a proven and repeatable problem-solving protocol that any business or profession can employ to achieve extraordinary results. From Fast Company Although Design…

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Troop's Night Out

Troop's Night Out

posted on August 10, 2017

Meet Kamarupa Graphic team, an army of youthful talents with aptitudes in specific areas of graphic design. We’d been quite busy for a few months, managing and handling various projects…

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We've shared some restaurant design inspirations here. Now we are going to go beyond façade and fixtures; let's take a look at the psychology behind great restaurant design. If you think…

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Consumers today are overwhelmed with choices made increasingly difficult due to product and service uniformity, commoditization, and micro-segmentation. Brands have to compete beyond just what they offer in products and services.…

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We have covered how to boost your website traffic in a previous article. Now that you know how to maximize your website traffic, let’s take a look at the best ways…

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Website traffic and website UI/UX are two sides of the same coin when it comes to conversion to sales or inquiries; the first reels people in while the latter keeps them…

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To make a great first impression on prospective customers, it is essential to create a company profile design. A company profile is considered as an essential tool for any type of…

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Happy birthday, Jakarta!

Happy birthday, Jakarta!

posted on June 22, 2017

490 years is definitely a considerable length of time. Jakarta has come a long way from its days as a port city to being a bustling melting pot that we all…

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2017 BNCC Techno Career Job Fair

2017 BNCC Techno Career Job Fair

posted on June 14, 2017

Kamarupa and Bina Nusantara go way back. Both the corporate and university has trusted us in handling multiple projects such as prospectus booklet design, studio photography, on-location photography, copywriting, calendar design…

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How to Collaborate Creatively

How to Collaborate Creatively

posted on June 7, 2017

Collaboration is trending! The rise of startups in the past few years puts a lot of businesses on equal footings. Client-vendor relationships are slowly being replaced by mutual symbioses in the…

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Catalogue design plays very important role play in marketing as well as branding. Beside listing all products in a comprehensive format for the audience’s reference, a catalogue design also gives them…

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Just for the record, we didn’t get any trophies. But here’s what we took from the seemingly random experience: a day filled with laughter and lessons of team work.…

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Started in 2010, Brodo is now one of the most successful shoe companies in Indonesia. Their success has earned them the award ‘Indonesia Most Creative Companies 2015’ by SWA magazine. A…

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Packaging plays a great role in the distribution of products from the factory to the store and, eventually, to the consumer. There are a lot more to packaging design than…

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One of Indonesia’s largest mobile phone network operators got their website hacked on April 28, 2017. Netizens were quick to make screenshots and share them on social media before the company…

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World Design Day 2017

World Design Day 2017

posted on April 27, 2017

April 27 marks the anniversary of International Council of Design and is celebrated worldwide as World Design Day. As stated on their website, it’s an opportunity to recognize the value of…

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Your website may be your first chance to impress your customers. Their experience when exploring your website affects their impression of your brand, so it's important to keep it functional and…

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A good restaurant interior design can do as much for the business as good food and drinks can. Here are 10 restaurant interior design tips and inspirations to help create a…

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This article comes from experience. Many of our clients are flustered when it comes to deciding which one of the following marketing tools design they should commission us with: leaflet design,…

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We just turned 10 and our graphic design team has a special way of celebrating the milestone: all 18 designers including interns joined forces by creating 18 unique artworks according to…

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10 Years and Going Strong

10 Years and Going Strong

posted on March 27, 2017

10 years ago, we started designing today. With each passing year, three startups with humble beginnings paved their paths from obscurity to distinction. Along the way, they gravitated toward one another…

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7 Steps of a Successful Logo Co-creation

7 Steps of a Successful Logo Co-creation

posted on March 22, 2017

At the forefront of every brand identity design is logo design. It can be considered the face of a brand. The first thing that comes to mind when people think about…

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8 Tips for an Effective Calendar Design

8 Tips for an Effective Calendar Design

posted on March 15, 2017

Due to its function, a calendar is a great tool that allow companies and brands to gain continuous exposure. A good corporate/brand calendar has all of the following: strong branding, content…

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March 9, 2017 was a big day for one brand that we helped create, hence a big day for us, too! Medina was finally launched and introduced as the first houseware…

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The 12-Step Startup Checklist

The 12-Step Startup Checklist

posted on March 8, 2017

This checklist will help you build an Indonesian business that passes and lasts; a company that not only makes a proper Indonesian company but also has a strong foundation similar to…

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Last year we started working together with Paperina, Subur and Rakyat Printing in creating and producing a collaborative calendar. We’re excited to share the result with you! The theme Your Adventure…

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Filosofi Kolaborasi

Filosofi Kolaborasi

posted on February 21, 2017

Plaza Desain 2017: Esensi was a 4-day exhibition/workshop event held by Binus University School of Design. We basically got this poster delivered to our office and I decided to give it…

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Let’s all sit down and learn from a chair.

Let’s all sit down and learn from a chair.

posted on February 14, 2017

Before I start, I should tell you something: this was supposed to be a project compilation blog post. One of my first picks was the jobs we did for furniture businesses…

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All graphic designers have that one go-to software that we feel most comfortable working with. Find out what it says about your personality! Photoshop users: the doers If you are a…

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It was the third week of January 2017 and another evening at the office. A brainstorming session just finished and everyone was ready to get back to work, except the three…

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If Words Could Sing

If Words Could Sing

posted on December 2, 2016

What if melodies could be seen, not only heard? It is time for our monthly fun project! As usual, the goal is to have fun while improving our skills. This time…

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From Surabaya to Jakarta.

From Surabaya to Jakarta.

posted on November 25, 2016

Distance does not stop people from learning. This Monday, we were glad to have Universitas Negeri Surabaya students at our office. Welcomed by our creative directors with an introduction of Kamarupa…

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Hello, UNTAR!

Hello, UNTAR!

posted on November 22, 2016

Visited by Universitas Tarumanegara Jakarta, we were just as excited as our visitors! Opened with a short presentation about designing as a job and a brief introduction of Kamarupa Group, the…

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Trick or Treat!

Trick or Treat!

posted on October 31, 2016

Have you ever seen a group of ghosts designing while another group of ghosts is at their weekly meeting? Despite the long debatable history of its origin, Halloween nowadays is celebrated…

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We never run out of ideas to find a way to have fun while increasing our skill and creativity. This month, our designers have learned to increase their digital imaging skill.…

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Independence Day 71

Independence Day 71

posted on August 17, 2016

PROKLAMASI, KAMI BANGSA INDONESIA DENGAN INI MENYATAKAN KEMERDEKAAN INDONESIA. HAL HAL YANG MENGENAI PEMINDAHAN KEKUASAAN DAN LAIN-LAIN DISELENGGARAKAN DENGAN CARA SAKSAMA DAN DALAM TEMPO YANG SESINGKAT-SINGKATNYA. DJAKARTA, 17 AGUSTUS 1945…

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When you think you have reached your limit, and yet creativity and productivity are still on-demand, it's always good to put the idea of getting high off the table and start…

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Entering the month of National Celebration, let's talk about how Indonesia is doing in technological aspect, especially in mobile development and how we can overcome any situation by becoming a mobile…

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Everybody should have known Pokémon GO by now. It's an augmented reality-based mobile game that has been driving people crazy these days. Some might enjoy the frenzy, while the rest of…

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Are you a social media savvy? If you are, then we both know that Instagram is making its way to the top priority when in comes to digital marketing, moving its…

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"Man is by nature a social animal; an individual who is unsocial naturally and not accidentally is either beneath our notice or more than human." That interesting saying from the infamous…

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[VIDEO] Time to Spruce Up Your Office!

[VIDEO] Time to Spruce Up Your Office!

posted on June 13, 2016

Designing an office space can sometimes be a tricky business. Some people consider a workspace as their second home, and you certainly don't want to mess up your own home with…

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ConocoPhillips is the world's largest independent exploration and production company, focusing on oil and natural gas sectors. In Indonesia, it has been well-established for more than four decades, making itself as…

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Freshen Up Your Ramadan

Freshen Up Your Ramadan

posted on June 3, 2016

Kurma/Dates has long been considered as the staple food source in the Middle East due to its nutrition value that suits the climate, which was later introduced and distributed throughout the…

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Branding 101

Branding 101

posted on June 1, 2016

A good brand is supposed to be recognizable easily to well-represent the business, whether its small-scale like startups or a big enterprise. A brand is not to be confused with its…

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A Day with Raffles College

A Day with Raffles College

posted on May 30, 2016

Last Thursday was such a notable day for Kamarupa to get a friendly visit from Raffles College Jakarta. The institution is renowned for its high creativity and style value, and we…

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LET'S DONATEFORNATURE!

LET'S DONATEFORNATURE!

posted on May 23, 2016

WWF Indonesia just launched a brand new website called Donatefornature, dedicated to accommodating its main donation campaigns; Turtle Hope to preserve the endangered turtle species and MyBabyTree as an interactive virtual…

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REMINISCING OUR CHILDHOOD MAGIC

REMINISCING OUR CHILDHOOD MAGIC

posted on May 20, 2016

Imagination knows no boundaries, including age limit. We took back our childhood memories with all the magic, in the very place we left them years ago. Some of you might have…

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People nowadays access their favourite websites through various media, depending upon certain occasions. Whether it's for transactional purpose or simply a quick lookup, modern websites are now required to accommodate all…

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Learn and Earn Through SEO

Learn and Earn Through SEO

posted on May 15, 2016

SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) is an organic effort that shows more significance over time. Studies have it that SEO provides a better chance of ROI (Return on Investment) than traditional marketing…

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Diamond in The Rough

Diamond in The Rough

posted on May 3, 2016

Branding is a way of determining your identity and how you want others to recognise you. Whether it's for personal or business matter, a branding process might as well be illustrated…

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A Creative Therapy for Your Drained Mind

A Creative Therapy for Your Drained Mind

posted on April 26, 2016

Those of you thinking of having a swimming pool in your office or a free spa with attractive masseurs strolling around might want to hold the horses before finishing this chapter.…

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Since our branding and graphic design team started working together under one roof, things have been busier than ever. Obviously the workload has doubled as a result of the merge, but…

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May Birthday Bash

May Birthday Bash

posted on June 26, 2015

Early 2015 we vouch to commemorate our members’ birthdays with a twist of fantasy character. Last May we celebrated our very own Joanna’s and Andre’s birthdays. What did they become? Let’s…

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Two days, three meeting sessions, 18 creative workers. See what happened at Lembang, Bandung where our integrated branding, graphic design, digital marketing and interior/architecture team got together for our mid-year meeting.…

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