Inspiring Photo-Realistic Examples of Branding Mockups

Some designers have elevated the art of creating branding mockups to a new level by showcasing pre-branded items in a photo-realistic environment.

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.

Branding mockup

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

Coffee Stationery Mockup designed by Forgraphic

Craft Edition Stationery Mockups by Genetic96

Coffee Stationery Mockup - Craft Edition Stationery Mockups

Corporate and Brand Identity Mockup by Creart Design

Corporate and Brand Identity Mockup designed by Creart Design

Black Branding Mockup by Synthetique

Black Branding Mockup designed by Synthetique

Function Stationery Mockup by Zeisla

Function Stationery Mockup designed by Zeisla

Stationery Mockup Pack by Sledziu

Stationery Mockup Pack designed by Sledziu

tuts_logoTuts+ have published a detailed tutorial on creating your own photo-realistic branded products (with After Effects).

Rendered Branding Mockup by InfoStyle

3d Rendered Branding Mockup designed by InfoStyle

Corporate Branding Mockups by CodeID

Corporate Identity & Branding Mockups designed by CodeID

Stationery Wood Mockup by Kapor

Wood Stationery & Branding Mockup designed by Kapor

Branding Stationery Mockups by Kongkow

Branding Stationery Mockups designed by Kongkow

Branding & Identity Mockup Recycled Version by Creart Design

Branding & Identity Mockup Recycled Version designed by Creart Design

Photorealistic Branding Mockup by Genetic96

Photorealistic Branding Mockup designed by Genetic96

Milaj Branding Mockup by Milajone

Milaj Branding Mockup designed by Milajone

Stationery Branding Mockups by Kenoric

Stationery Branding Mockups designed by Kenoric

Cafe Branding Mockup by Amris

Cafe Branding Mockup - designed 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.

Your next step could be to head over to Envato Market and browse the Stationery or Packaging categories, you’ll find lots of fantastic mockup templates there.

Paul Andrew

About the Author Paul Andrew

Paul is the founder of Speckyboy Design Magazine and writes web stuff for Envato. You can follow him on Twitter.