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Custom Shopify Website, Brand Identity, Retail Storefront

Custom Shopify Website, Brand Identity, Retail Storefront

Shopify website design and brand design for Ottawa gift shop

Ecommerce website and brand design for a nature-inspired Ottawa gift shop

boogie + birdie is a country-inspired gift shop in downtown Ottawa that needed a new Shopify website design and refreshed brand identity to more accurately reflect its chic, natural vibe.

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Our project kicked off with a strategy workshop, where I learned from shop owner Christa that her concept for the store was a small-town country shop in a big city. The shop had evolved over the past few years, from a quirky kid's shop to a nature-filled gift shop with lots of handmade items with stories and personable experiences for her customers. The shop needed new branding and a website to reflect this evolution.

Working closely with Christa, I created a refreshed brand identity for the store that expresses its essence: comfort, nature and the feeling of retreat. The brand's colours are pastel with all seasons represented and paired with a classic (and Canadian-made!) font.

Our project kicked off with a strategy workshop where I learned from shop owner Christa that her concept for her store was a small-town country shop in a big city. The shop had evolved over the past few years from a quirky kid's shop to a nature-filled gift shop with lots of handmade items with stories and personable experiences for her customers. The shop needed new branding and a website to reflect this evolution.

Working closely with Christa, I created a refreshed brand identity for the store that expresses its essence: comfort, nature and the feeling of retreat. The brand's colours are pastel with all seasons represented and paired with a classic (and Canadian-made!) font.

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 We also created a custom new Shopify website. The refreshed ecommerce site brings the shop's essence online while strategically guiding visitors through its collections and artist spotlights. Top of mind was to ensure that the site addressed pain points from actual website users, such as being able to browse by artist or vendor.

We also created a custom new Shopify website. The refreshed ecommerce site brings the shop's essence online while strategically guiding visitors through its collections and artist spotlights. Top of mind was to ensure that the site addressed pain points from actual website users, such as being able to browse by artist/vendor. 

Shopify website design and brand design for Ottawa gift shop
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Store-wide applications

The new brand elements were applied across the whole shop: from business cards, to hang tags and to the store window. There are so many ways to creatively apply a cohesive brand look, like Christa's idea to match her tissue paper to the new brand colours, or using the pattern in the logo as a large-scale window vinyl decoration.

Store-wide applications

The new brand elements were applied across the whole shop: from business cards, to hang tags, to the store window. There are so many ways to creatively apply a cohesive brand look, like Christa's idea to match her tissue paper to the new brand colours, or using the pattern in the logo as a large-scale window vinyl decoration.

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boogie + birdie branded window mockup

Storefront window design
Branded pattern design on storefront window

The result is an elegant brand that refreshed and more accurately reflected the shop's offerings. boogie + birdie's custom redesigned Shopify website improved online sales immediately, and successfully served as the shop's main point of sale during the COVID pandemic.

The result is an elegant brand that refreshed and more accurately reflected the shop's offerings. boogie + birdie's custom redesigned Shopify website improved online sales immediately, and successfully served as the shop's main point of sale during the COVID pandemic.

Want to work on your small business brand identity and website?

Want to work on your small business brand identity and website?

CONTACT

Barbara Kowalski
hello@barbarakowalski.com
Currently based in Ottawa, Canada

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