After being inspired by this Mashable article and mentioning designer QR codes at the last NFPtweetup, I thought I’d give it a go. Here’s what I came up with:
A few learnings:
- Rounding corners makes a huge difference to its appearance, but you can’t round them too much or the code won’t work
- It doesn’t actually take that long to do (and I’m not a designer)
- It works better if the black part of the original QR code remains a darker colour. I didn’t find success in getting the code to snap when it was a light colour.
- As I’ve said before, I’m not a designer, and digital image manipulation is not my strong point. However, I’ve still managed to get some branding in the code with little effort.
What do you think? How much harder have you found scanning it to a regular (boring) QR code?