8 add decals and text to your machinery
Where appropriate, I like to apply logo decals and text on the surface of the mech design. I studied graphic design in school, and I’ve always enjoyed logo design and branding. By placing text and logos strategically in specific areas, I find it helps to complement the overall design. I don’t like to clutter the design with decals since it’s only meant as an accent and not be the main focus. Along with adding a bit of graphic flare to the design I think decals can also give a bit of backstory to the mech. Maybe it’s the logo of an intelligence agency for a secret project, who knows? Just have fun with it!