Brand Identity, Print Materials
The Gifted Type is a fun & quirky gift shop in downtown Ottawa that promotes creativity and disconnecting from tech. Charlene, the shop owner, came to me feeling that her existing logo didn’t fully reflect the personality of her business.
Full set of new print materials with new branding
The shop's existing logo is elegant and modern, but on its own couldn’t quite convey the creative, colourful vibe that you encounter once you step inside the store.
Working together during the kickoff brand strategy workshop, we decided that a full re-brand wasn’t necessary. Instead, we determined that her existing minimalist logo would pair very well with a vibrant, enhanced brand built around it.
Stationery designs with new brand look, including letterhead, business cards, stickers
To stay in line with the shop’s ultimate message - unplugging and doing things by hand - I created all of the shop’s new brand elements by hand: I painted watercolour backgrounds and texture marks, and drew the icons for each product category. With a bright new colour scheme and these unique, personal touches, we gave the brand a vivid, refreshed feel.
We applied this new look to Charlene’s business cards, a set of thank you cards for online orders, a new loyalty program, website banners, social media templates and a poster for the shop’s door with the tagline front and centre.
In-store signage designs, including section categories and poster for the front door
Thank you card design for online orders and concierge card designs
Foil detail on business cards and packing tape design options
Promo design for a new loyalty program signup
The result is a lively new look that complements The Gifted Type’s existing minimal logo, but illustrates the shop's energy and mission a lot more clearly. I'm super excited to see Charlene use her new branding to invite more curious, creative and clever customers to the shop!
The Gifted Type, Ottawa, Canada
Branding, Stationery, Business Card Design, In-Store Signage Designs
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