40 Creative QR Codes (Part 4)

Author: Alvarias Falcon @ Hongkiat

The QR Code (Quick Response Code) is as new kind of the barcode that carries information that can be scanned by a QR code reader. It also comes with a deadly boring design. But thanks to reader integration designers are now able to transform its meaningless look into visually appealing designs like the one you see here!

Dennis Ritchie. A smart idea that actually helps to introduce a person. RIP Dennis Ritchie, the man who helped greatly to shape the modern digital era. (Image Source: @jreyesgs)

dennis ritchie 40 Gorgeous QR Code Artworks That Rock

AXIA Agency. Seriously artistic and a bit sketchy as well, but it looks really nice! (Image Source: AXIA Studio Graphique)

axia agency 40 Gorgeous QR Code Artworks That Rock

Das Kann Weg! QR code is invading the street art category. (Image Source: alles banane)

das kann weg 40 Gorgeous QR Code Artworks That Rock

Cubismo Iluminado. Undoubtedly the codes carry rich amounts of data. (Image Source: QR Street Art)

cubismo illuminado 40 Gorgeous QR Code Artworks That Rock

Trinity. Truly genius. I strongly suggest that you read the entire post, and all I can say is it’s magical. (Image Source: QR-ART)

trinity 40 Gorgeous QR Code Artworks That Rock

Amy Goodman. For this portrait, a total of 2304 QR codes were used, and they link to 9 years of Democracy Now videos. A Masterpiece indeed. (Image Source: scott_bl8ke)

amy goodman 40 Gorgeous QR Code Artworks That Rock

2.5D. Not only can it serve as a code that stores information, QR codes can also easily become the kind of art that could be showcased in exhibitions. (Image Source: burtonwood + holmes)

2 5d 40 Gorgeous QR Code Artworks That Rock

Qkies. QR codes on cookies, how could you resist! Besides the creativity, both composition and execution for this photo are great. (Image Source: Markus Hensgen)

qkies 40 Gorgeous QR Code Artworks That Rock

Cupcakes. QR code is the new trend for the baking industry! And yeah, the codes work. (Image Source: caseorganic)

cupcakes 40 Gorgeous QR Code Artworks That Rock

GeekUp Cake. A birthday cake made for the GeekUp Leeds’ first birthday and yes, it’s really geeky. (Image Source: urbanwide)

geekup cake 40 Gorgeous QR Code Artworks That Rock

QR Pumpkin. I think the middle one is used to amuse people instead of scare them. (Image Source: mattedgar)

qr pumpkin 40 Gorgeous QR Code Artworks That Rock

Reflection

Kudos to all the magical designers that really taught us to think out of the box by making QR codes look creative yet still work! In this era, you could really never guess what could be the next genuine artform, but this showcase probably enlightened us to a fact: anything, physical or virtual, has the potential to become the art!

Spotted a creative QR code designanywhere or have you made one to show off your creativity? Don’t be shy to show it to us then, let’s have some scan-delicious fun!

Read Part 1 of 40 Creative QR Codes on Fettes Management here.

Read Part 2 of 40 Creative QR Codes on Fettes Management here.

Read Part 3 of 40 Creative QR Codes on Fettes Management here.

Read Part 4 of 40 Creative QR Codes on Fettes Management here.

40 Creative QR Codes (Part 3)

Author: Alvarias Falcon @ Hongkiat

The QR Code (Quick Response Code) is as new kind of the barcode that carries information that can be scanned by a QR code reader. It also comes with a deadly boring design. But thanks to reader integration designers are now able to transform its meaningless look into visually appealing designs like the one you see here!

Qubism. Looks like a labyrinth, but no worries, your QR code reader could decode it. (Image Source: QR Arts)

qubism 40 Gorgeous QR Code Artworks That Rock

Chinese Seal. I must say that I love this one, not because it’s red, but because it’s great. (Image Source: Ocean Cohen)

chinese seal 40 Gorgeous QR Code Artworks That Rock

Hand-drawn. I bet that it would fail, but heck, it works! Man, this is simply unbelievable. (Image Source: Bnpositive)

hand drawn 40 Gorgeous QR Code Artworks That Rock

Floral. Considering the technical difficulty, this could only be done by a professional, and it’s artistic to say the least. (Image Source: Matt McDonnell)

floral 40 Gorgeous QR Code Artworks That Rock

Warner Brothers Japan. Warner Brothers in a new art form. Simplicity is everything. (Image Source: SET)

warner brothers japan 40 Gorgeous QR Code Artworks That Rock

Louis Vuitton. Strategically targeted to female customers. You’re smart, SET. (Image Source: SET)

louis vuitton 40 Gorgeous QR Code Artworks That Rock

Moet & Chandon. How about the drink splashes on the code? Talk about creativity! (Image Source: SET)

moet and chandon 40 Gorgeous QR Code Artworks That Rock

The Curiosity Project. This piece is really interesting. It’s actually an ambitious project in which you can scan the code daily to get a dose of inspiration. Like the idea! (Image Source: Lauren Manning Design)

the curiosity project 40 Gorgeous QR Code Artworks That Rock

Magic Hat. Never thought that the old school bottle cap could be revived in this way. Sleek. (Image Source: QR Arts)

magic hat 40 Gorgeous QR Code Artworks That Rock

Treasure Map. Still not sure about the destination? Scan it! (Image Source: @jreyesgs)

treasure map 40 Gorgeous QR Code Artworks That Rock

Read Part 1 of 40 Creative QR Codes on Fettes Management here.

Read Part 2 of 40 Creative QR Codes on Fettes Management here.

Read Part 3 of 40 Creative QR Codes on Fettes Management here.

Read Part 4 of 40 Creative QR Codes on Fettes Management here.

40 Creative QR Codes (Part 2)

Author: Alvarias Falcon @ Hongkiat

The QR Code (Quick Response Code) is as new kind of the barcode that carries information that can be scanned by a QR code reader. It also comes with a deadly boring design. But thanks to reader integration designers are now able to transform its meaningless look into visually appealing designs like the one you see here!

Allied Pickfords. But the truck is blocking the code! No worries, still functioning at its best. (Image Source: SET)

allied pickfords 40 Gorgeous QR Code Artworks That Rock

Invaders. Space Invaders have never failed to invade any art form that has the potential to be geeky, and this invasion is helped by QRious déco. (Image Source: QRious déco)

invaders 40 Gorgeous QR Code Artworks That Rock

Auto Chrome. With this gorgeous design, it’s proven that overlapping dots work fine with the code. (Image Source: QRious déco)

auto chrome 40 Gorgeous QR Code Artworks That Rock

Elie Vazar. A truly unique one that attracted me to pick up the scanner, curious to try it out. (Image Source: QRious déco)

elie vazar 40 Gorgeous QR Code Artworks That Rock

IPA. Besides the cool visual, the designer must have put in so much extra effort and planning to carve out this fabulous piece. (Image Source: QR Arts)

ipa 40 Gorgeous QR Code Artworks That Rock

Corkbin. Quite standard but twisted some shapes and colors. It actually looks delicious! (Image Source: Paperlinks)

corkbin 40 Gorgeous QR Code Artworks That Rock

P.Diddy. At first glance,I thought “Wow, this could make a really good business card!” Qrezy is truly professional at QR code design. (Image Source: Qrezy)

p diddy 40 Gorgeous QR Code Artworks That Rock

Ginuwine. Looking at all these portraits, I think it’s time to order a QR code for myself too. (Image Source: Qrezy)

ginuwine 40 Gorgeous QR Code Artworks That Rock

Andrea Hamilton. Using your portrait is actually a good idea, as the human’s face, especially the eye, could attract a great deal of attention. (Image Source: Qrezy)

andrea hamilton 40 Gorgeous QR Code Artworks That Rock

The Fillmore. Fun, fun, fun, that’s what this design is about! (Image Source: Paperlinks)

the fillmore 40 Gorgeous QR Code Artworks That Rock

Read Part 1 of 40 Creative QR Codes on Fettes Management here.

Read Part 2 of 40 Creative QR Codes on Fettes Management here.

Read Part 3 of 40 Creative QR Codes on Fettes Management here.

Read Part 4 of 40 Creative QR Codes on Fettes Management here.

40 Creative QR Codes (Part 1)

Author: Alvarias Falcon @ Hongkiat

The QR Code (Quick Response Code) is as new kind of the barcode that carries information that can be scanned by a QR code reader. It also comes with a deadly boring design. But thanks to reader integration designers are now able to transform its meaningless look into visually appealing designs like the one you see here!

qr code artworks 40 Gorgeous QR Code Artworks That Rock
(Image Source: Qrezy)

Today, just about anyone can bring their boring QR code design up a notch. Here are just 40 thematic QR codes with creative, promising and beautiful designs! While some of them may look a world away from the usual black and white QR code, you will be surprised with the fact that they actually can be scanned for info. Most of the QR codes can actually work, but not every photography app or QR scanner application can detect them. However, you can still search and download multiple QR scanner apps from the app store to try them out. So what are we waiting for? On to the list!

Angry Birds. Can you get 3 stars for this stage? Very cool design, but floating blocks are only possible in the latest Angry Birds Space! (Image Source: Ads of the World)

angry birds 40 Gorgeous QR Code Artworks That Rock

JESS3. Just as how it introduces itself, JESS3′ QR code art is all about creativity. (Image Source: JESS3)

jess3 40 Gorgeous QR Code Artworks That Rock

Assorted. Inspiring and entertaining, their codes, like the ones below, just work! (Image Source: JESS3)

assorted 40 Gorgeous QR Code Artworks That Rock

Fluid Pumping. Love the fluid pumping illustration! Awesome improvements that spice up the QR code’s look, who says only black and white can get all the fun! (Image Source: JESS3)

fluid pumping 40 Gorgeous QR Code Artworks That Rock

Cartoonic. I perceive the QR code as something square always, but not any more after I witness these quirky designs – and they work! (Image Source: JESS3)

cartoonic 40 Gorgeous QR Code Artworks That Rock

Lego Bricks. It’s really encouraging to find this 3D QR code! A rarity in the QR code industry. (Image Source: JESS3)

lego bricks 40 Gorgeous QR Code Artworks That Rock

Facebook. Truly genius! (Image Source: JESS3)

facebook 40 Gorgeous QR Code Artworks That Rock

Fruit Ninja. And when I first view the design, I was thinking the way to slash them all in one hit! (Image Source: Qrezy)

fruit ninja 40 Gorgeous QR Code Artworks That Rock

Emily the Strange. When I reach this from a Japanese site, I knew that this cool design could work. (Image Source: SET)

emily the strange 40 Gorgeous QR Code Artworks That Rock

Read Part 1 of 40 Creative QR Codes on Fettes Management here.

Read Part 2 of 40 Creative QR Codes on Fettes Management here.

Read Part 3 of 40 Creative QR Codes on Fettes Management here.

Read Part 4 of 40 Creative QR Codes on Fettes Management here.

SmartProTM: Customers come first, second, third…

Regardless of what B2C business you operate, there exist a number of key activities that are the key to the success of any business. These points all hinge around the most important thing – its customers. That is not to say that anyone reading this does not already run a successful business, but if it doesn’t currently consider these five key activities, could its’ business be stronger if it did?

There are many businesses whose main bulk of activity is B2C – golf clubs & professionals, many online/ecommerce sites, charities, ticketing/hospitality and the mainstream media and each of these hang their hat on the ability to drive traffic – online or physically, to their chosen outlet. Without this traffic – and regardless of the rest of their business model/customer service or product offering, it is likely its’ business is not performing as well as it could.

Here are five key points that many B2C businesses should consider and actively work to integrate as part of their strategy: 

1.       Knowing your customers

Who are they and how do you contact them? Without this – and other than expensive and time consuming above the line marketing – how is a business going to be able to effectively and efficiently contact your customers to let them know what you are offering or selling?

2.       Understanding your customers

Second only to knowing its’ customers is to understand them. This is key as this enables you to be able to communicate more appropriate messages to a customer base at the most appropriate time and in the most appropriate manner. In golf this may equate to members versus retail shoppers, individuals versus corporate guests while in retail this may equate to male versus female and understanding what their history is with you in order to not target inappropriate marketing at them. That’s as much of a turn off as getting their name wrong!

3.       Marketing to your customers

The ability to influence a businesses’ customers’ can now be in its owner/managers hands, as no longer do traditional media necessarily offer the best means to market to a relevant audience. Therefore knowing and understanding a businesses’ customers (as above) is crucial to its ability to market appropriately, effectively and efficiently for a direct ability to improve its’ revenue success through proper meaningful customer communication.

4.       Selling to your customers

Does a business ever really sell to its’ customers? Does it ever ask for the business? Offer help and advice or ask about the wellbeing and relevant points of its audience. Appreciating that it is more difficult online, but any customer facing business has the opportunity to engage its audience and work to understanding their needs and therefore be in a position to offer them something to suit. There are simple questions and signs that every B2C business could benefit from knowing, understanding and putting into their daily action plan at work.

5.       Looking after your customers

So now you know your customer; you understand them; you have successfully marketed to them; and sold them a great product or service? So what now? Do many businesses then truly look after its’ customers? Do they offer feedback opportunities or ask about ongoing support or deliver a top level customer caring after sales experience? Many B2C businesses would be surprised at the feeling a customer gets when it feels loved. Therefore as much importance can be placed on what a seller does after a sale has gone through, as it can as you actually approach making the sale. Customer care may bring a customer back when they next need something you offer; it may create positive word of mouth for itself or simply ensure a customer has received a positive experience that makes them feel valued. All in – it’s the simple things that, in this case, really make a difference.

SmartProTM is a proven unique series of procedures and processes that works specifically to bolster the revenue opportunities in many B2C businesses including in sport (golf, football, rugby etc), retail and charity. It includes the core departments of F&B, ticketing, membership, loyalty, retail, online, merchandising and sponsorship and over 15 years has lead to significant increases in financial performance and ROI across football (Premier League, Football League and SPL), rugby, governing bodies, sponsorship and rights owners, online/ecommerce business, retail merchandising and hospitality organisations. For more information please get in contact.