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visual design / ux / visual identity
As a co-founder of Proudsugar, along with Javier Rincon, we established some core concepts in our culture book, but if one has to be the called the "main" it would be "the Full Quality".
"Full Quality" understood as an element with different planes and faces, like a polyhedron, where the planes are concepts like appealing, message, concept, understanding, ease of implementation, etc. and which every plane has to reach enough quality by itself because if not the general outcome it’s not achieved because only with all of them the "Full Quality" concept is doable.
Our clients had to be able to perceive and understand in a first moment our chase in each and every single plane of our the "Full Quality" concept.
As a co-founder and designer, and in addition to the work done for our clients, my work for our agency was all the visual identity and visual design, as well the development of the website (wordpress), ux/ui, and of course, all the work that you have to do as a co-founder!! :)
THE PROCESS & OUTCOME
Logo: the inception
I’m into the idea that the communication of any logotype, isotype, or imagetype (communally understood all under logo) should be associated with any idea or concept representative of the brand, whether be more or less abstract. Designer has also the possibility to go deeper and show not only one but more levels of communication.
When the logo are able to go beyond and transmit not only a description of the name or work, but even the concept, the soul, the meaning and do it with appeallingness, elegance, coherence and significance, the brand goes up in the mind of the viewer, working almost as an active publicity.
Trying to follow these precepts I moved to create the Proudsugar's logo. But this presented some add difficulties: our name was totally non associated with our business, and even more, the concept itself sugar and proud was difficult to represent visually, in a proper and contextualized way.
Logo: concept & style
To solve that, I started a process in which I try to transmit the concepts both concepts, low level (i.e. name) and high level (growth, improvement)
In the process I figured out that the potential association between the concept proud and the parallelism that could be established between it and concepts like improvement, growth, etc., could be interesting.
After different ideas, the solution came to show two cubes of sugar, but the second bigger than the first, alluding to growth.
Related to the style, it had to be elegant and appealling, clear and simple but resounding and rotund. Also, it had to respond properly to a a need for ease of implementation and easy recognition on a small scale.
So, the outcome is a logo that represents the values of the brand, very usable in any circumstances, flexible, attractive and contemporary, representative, memorable and with a significance about the purpose and the soul of the company.
The idea behind the cards was create something innovative, to stand out of the rest, and create a positive reaction when somebody receives one of them, but of course being so functional as possible. Also, take advantage of the concept that shows the logo, reinforcing the brand image and the speech and being more transversal yet.
So the idea was impress and impact at first sight in order to keep attention; in a second step, send a message to understand the purpose of the brand, and eventually work as a regular contact card, with all the useful information.
Audits and other material
Naturally, these precepts were trespassed to other areas like all the brand and image material, presentations, audits, business material, administrative stuff, etc. The objective was create elements as useful as beautiful, with great power of communication.
As an example, here we have the audits template. The cover illustartion for the audits shows an image that tries to represent the work of Proudsugar with the clients. Two flags in the summit of the mountain, with the Proudsugar logo and the client logo (the logo is changing depending the client) showing where we want to arrive together. A cableway, showing the way. Inside the document, an special attention to the usability was taken into account (typos hierarchies, visual elements, arrangement, etc)
In all of our differents websites, the principles were great communication and power visuals elements. A clear and powerful copy, combined with appealing visuals and a proper UX structure clear objective mix perfectly and the outcome were powerful websites, regardless styles or fashion.
Along the website, we create a landing page in order to offer a free website review; in this case, along the great communication and power visuals, we added as a new element the sense of humor; that works perfectly as a tool when it is done in the right way and adjusted to the purpose.
The landing is like a typical 50's advert, keeping all the classical elements expected to see in these kind of adverts, but always keeping on mind that the purpose was create a functional page and for this reason all the elements has a purpose, although some can be more emphatic than others.
The differentiation of this style (not usual to see nowadays) works as a hook in order to keep the viewer interested and intrigued, but the selection of this style is not only because it is unusual these days: the base of this 50's style (the font's weight and typos, the visual cues, the speech, the mood, the illustrations...) work perfectly with the UX and the flow and the outcome is a page than not only is pleasant to see but work properly as a landing page, being very effective.
Illustrations and visual elements
In the page "Illustrations", along with other works, you can see more of work done for Proudsugar, like our mascot "Proudly". Feel free to visit it!