Creating a wellness brand
︎︎︎ Creative direction
︎︎︎ Logo design
︎︎︎ Graphic design
︎︎︎ Social media templates
︎︎︎ Project management
Krysten was ready to step up her social media presence, but needed a design partner. She wanted a brand that paid tribute to her Jamaican roots and that stood out from other wellness accounts on Instagram. She needed some ingredients to evolve the brand independently both online and off.
1. Learning what the client wants
For years, Krysten had been posting wellness tips alongside beautiful black and white photos that were full of movement and joy. These images served as the inspiration for the bold colors we chose and for the organic shapes that I included in her final toolkit.
Photos sourced from @wellgoodting
2. Offering multiple directions
We started with the colors of the Jamaican flag as an initial control. We looked at three different logo shape directions in this color palette.
3. Refining a chosen direction
Krysten wanted to pivot from the typical Jamaican palette while subtly paying homage to it. Interested in both directions 1 and 2, we used direction 1 as a starting point to experiment with color.
3. Being willing to pivot and relinquish control
Direction 1 was bold enough for Krysten, but lacked the sense of movement of her initial photo inspiration. The final identity system I presented to her went beyond the initial three directions and nailed the energy she was after. It used a vibrant color palette and psychedelic type reminiscent of Jamaican vinyl records.
4. Showing the client what the brand can do
I sent her off with a toolkit, a preloaded Canva account, and some imaginative applications of the brand. The rest is up to her!