In times gone by, skilled designers that undertook the monumental task of creating a brand identity for corporate businesses would, as a means of showing their client, typically have to create time-consuming real-world examples of the brand in action.
Nowadays, with the help of Photoshop and Illustrator, we can quickly and painlessly create these ‘real-world’ examples without ever having to leave the office or studio by using pre-designed mockup templates.
Some designers have elevated the art of creating branding mockups to a new level by showcasing pre-branded items, such as business cards, envelopes, headed paper, coffee cups, folders, bags, and many other common office items, in an inspiring and photo-realistic environment.
On Placeit, you can even create a branding mockup online, just by uploading your logo or other image and watching it automagically appear on the stationery set below.
With branding mockups on the mind, I ventured out into Envato Market to find some of our own examples of realistic and inspiring mockups. And guess what? I discovered lots of them. Here are some of my favorites:
Coffee Stationery Mockup by Forgraphic
Craft Edition Stationery Mockups by Genetic96
Corporate and Brand Identity Mockup by Creart Design
Black Branding Mockup by Synthetique
Function Stationery Mockup by Zeisla
Stationery Mockup Pack by Sledziu
Rendered Branding Mockup by InfoStyle
Corporate Branding Mockups by CodeID
Stationery Wood Mockup by Kapor
Branding Stationery Mockups by Kongkow
Branding & Identity Mockup Recycled Version by Creart Design
Photorealistic Branding Mockup by Genetic96
Milaj Branding Mockup by Milajone
Stationery Branding Mockups by Kenoric
Cafe Branding Mockup by Amris
Having a clear and concise branding identity is of paramount importance to all businesses, regardless of the size. It is after all the first point of contact with your customers, and just as it is with anything in life, first impressions really do count.