Designers and clients create creative briefs (also called design briefs) during their early interactions. By referring back to these documents throughout the course of a project, stakeholders can recognize milestones and achievements. Creative briefs keep teams on track, maintain project focus, and avoid the ever-present temptation of “mission creep.”
General Information: This section identifies the project, the client, and the date for quick and easy reference.
Project Overview/Scope: What is the project about?
Project Objectives: What’s your purpose with the project? What KPIs (key performance identifiers) do you want the project to effect after completion?
Target Audience: Identify your primary and secondary demographics.
Deliverables: Specify the particulars you want your contractor to deliver (images, videos, text, etc.).
Resources: List the resources you want your contractor to copy with (or use) for the project - such as brand style guides, color palettes, fonts, existing creatives, etc.
Timeline: Schedule key milestones based on deliverables from initial meetings to your final deadline.
Budget: List the overall project budget, including budgets for project phases and supply costs (if applicable).
Comments: Include all information necessary for comprehensive communication with clients.
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A creative brief offers all the information about a project at a glance. To master the art of writing creative briefs, create a balance between two factors:
Packaging matters – no matter what template you decide to use, be sure to specify all design, deliverable, cost, and deadline information in your creative brief.
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