How A Custom QR Code Was Designed
You might have seen my custom QR codes around the web and wandering how I did it – let me show you how difficult this was before you decide to contact me to connect you with the designer:
I first provided:
1. URL to direct the custom QR Code to.
2. My logo and design ideas.
3. Specific colours to use, i.e. I could pick Pantone or RGB.
The Original Logo
The first custom qr code kind of worked but only on a single QR code scanning app (i-Nigma for iPhone).
The mouth seemed to be causing an issue so it was move behind the blue dots which worked but did not make the most of quick response functionality – the code was still not multi-device.
A decision was made to change the quick response code back to black, I would have settled with this, a new URL including analytics was triggered but I asked for it to match the colours and add a mouth or nose.
Due to previous problems a last attempt was made to add a mouth.
And then a nose – turned out a bit amazing. This is the point the code was fully functioning across all devices including Google Glass and smart watches.
The Final Design
A risk was then taken to add a mouth and change some of the colours – luckily my QR code worked.
The code was redesigned from scratch about 5 times, it was adjusted by colour and design about 10 times. Take it from me, there is no point in trying to design a code yourself (unless you know graphics) and if you want a fully tailored design then your best bet is to contact someone who has the know how.
Scan the code above and follow my Google+ page, let me know if you want a code like mine and I will connect you with the person who put up with my constant requests to make it look and work the way I wanted – very very patient (ha!).