East to west Design
In this client project, I designed a whole branding system for their plumbing business. This includes a brand logo and its many applications. East to West provides plumbing and HVAC services to any Californian in need of maintenance and remodeling.
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The clients’ ideas were to have something reflect a compass and have a retro aspect to the logo. So, in my early rough sketches I was inspired by plumbing objects such as faucets and knobs as well as compasses.
These are a few of my early typographic rough concepts I made. I had designed over 200 different explorations experimenting with inline type styles and custom extrusions.
My early concepts for the logos were based off three different style approaches for the compass. I had a more modern compass design, more beach inspired compass design, and a retro styled compass design. Later on, I started to lean towards the retro style and do a color exploration.
While studying my colors and typography more my client suggested using some modern typography with the retro one. This pairing looked quite pleasant. I based my colors off of copper pipes and patina rust.
For my final logos, I made a main horizontal one with mark, a typographic one, wavy one, and an emblem one.
When I designed these sets of patterns, I wanted to have aspects of the logo represented in each series. I have a compass pattern, line pattern, and typographic pattern.
For my imagery, I chose images that represent the different values and components of the East to West Business. For example, I chose the family photo to represent the family-oriented values the business has. The photo series are color overlays, grayscales, and full colors.
For my icon series, they represent maintenance, HVAC, and plumbing.
These are different angles of a van wrap concept. In this van wrap application, I went with a bolder contrasting look to bring out the colors of the brand. The compass is highlighted through the black background.
For my stationary system I decided to use the main color patina green in my designs. I also included the compass mark in various locations of the stationary items. Here there are business cards (front and back), #10 envelopes (front and back), and invoice designs.
For my advertisement solution I decided to go with a social media approach. I designed a series of marketing imagery that would be best suited for Instagram.
After observing other plumbing business websites, I decided to design a more simplified website concept with a five-section navigation that’s easy for visitors to utilize. To view the full website prototype, click here
Finally, for this branding application I incorporated the logo into these promotional items. I designed a compass to be handed out as well as a hat. I also designed these coveralls for the plumbers to wear.