/ Work
  1. Branding
  2. Branding/UI/Direction
  3. Branding/Direction
  4. Branding
  5. Interaction
  6. UI/Direction
  7. UI/Direction
  8. UI
  9. UI/Direction
  10. Identity
  11. Identity
  12. Identity
  13. Identity

/ About 
A visual designer and brand strategist, solving problems and telling stories. Most previously the creative director at Goat︎.

/ Vocabulary
Branding - Building brand strategy and visual identity with a deep understanding of client and industry.

Direction - Overseeing the creative and/or strategic direction of a project.

UI Design - Wireframing and designing websites and digital products.

Identity - Simple, low-budget logos or incomplete branding projects. 

Interaction - Adding value to pre-designed UI projects in forms of layout and movement.

/ Clients
Bonzai Intranet
Bricklayer Brewing
BTY Global
Catapult ERP
City of Vancouver
CloudFM
Essex Cricket
FJG Solicitors
Insurance Emporium
Integrative Naturopathic
JBS Equipment
Lumel Studios
Lendlease
NHS UK
Parachute Regiment
Redcliffe & Co.
Seeking Blue Records
Simon Fraser University
Southend F.C
Skipper Otto
Tak Logistics

/ Community
Organizer of Type Brigade︎- Vancouver’s typography speaker series.

/ Connect
LinkedIn︎
Instagram︎
VSCO︎
Email︎

/ Programs
Adobe CC
Sketch
Figma
Webflow
Principle


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Mark








JBS Branding/Direction



The field’s the limit.


/ Role
Creative Direction, Branding, and Design 
/ Agency
Goat︎
/ Co-Strategy
Terence Sawtell
/ Design team
Heather Browne
/ Photography
Adum Yunker
/ Year
2019







The ag equipment innovators

JBS Equipment design and manufacture agricultural farming equipment with a unique made-to-order model and zero inventory. As a 50 person strong company, they pride themselves on exceptional design, superior attention to detail, and innovating a stagnant agriculture industry.  






Seeking brand clarity

JBS executives were struggling with all aspects of their existing brand, and came to us looking for a way to clarify what they stood for. From processes and operations, to hiring, internal culture, and design output, we set about building an identity from the very core of the company. 









Asking and listening

We interviewed employees, dealers, and farmers, and held internal focus groups to gain widespread insight into JBS. We sought to learn how JBS are positioned in the minds of those closest to them, and how these perceptions compare internally and externally. 



/ Employee focus group

/ On-location farmer interviews

/ Dealer interviews





Uncovering a promise

Through an extensive research phase, we discovered a set of guiding principals that make JBS unique in an industry of sameness. Working alongside them, we developed a concise 4-step brand promise to their customers, which JBS must uphold at all touchpoints. 





1

Innovative Design

Using design, engineering  and new technology to elevate a stagnant industry.

2

Ultra Durable Machines

Always built to unprecedented and meticulous JBS standards with the highest quality materials.

3

Unrivalled Service 

Fixing problems, taking feedback and implementing changes for those on the front line of farming.

4

Simplicity First 

Never forgetting the end user at all touchpoints, and delivering easy-to-use products with clarity.




/ Proposed positioning map


/ Examples of established values


/ Internal brand launch 







Logomark


Inspired by the field on which JBS relies, the icon was developed to be a mark that symbolises the future of agriculture, and a statement of continuing innovation in the world of farming. Designed with engineering in mind, this ‘J’ also pays homage to JBS’s newfound promise of being a design-first company. 




/ Logomark inspiration
/ Icon anatomy




Old Logo 






Icon Exploration





Rejected concepts

/ Exploring authority and innovation








Wordmark


To complement the logomark, we infused a two-line aesthetic into a select number of letters - an element inspired by the existing JBS machine decals. Combined with a condensed and heavy sans-serif font, these precise nuances attempt to portray a manufacturing company of stature who put engineering and innovation first. 







/ Sliced bars and tail


/ Solid type variant
/ Slice anatomy





Logo in use


/ Business cards




/ Popup banner

/ Website

/ Swag



Full logo








Typography


DIN Pro was chosen for its condense style while still maintaining an air of moderninity and progression. It is also a nod to world-renowned German engineering and design. 



DIN Pro

/ Brand guide







Colours


Given the existing JBS blue - amid a mishmash of design collateral - was it’s strongest brand asset, it made sense to keep it. We simply added two complimentary shades and made sure to lean on the primary blue as much as possible. 










Design 


When establishing this identity we agreed to keep it clean and simple, something which no competitor was doing. Not only does it unify the brand and make JBS unique, this visual language also aligns to their promise of design, engineering, innovation and user-simplicity. 





/ Product catalogue



/ Progressive Dairyman magazine ad



/ Tradeshow banners




/ Machine decals



/ Christmas campaign video






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Mark