In an uncertain world how can a mass market retailer make personal wellness accessible for all?
Wellness is now worth up to £2.8 trillion worldwide and growing rapidly. Asda recognised its importance to customers and wanted to make Wellness accessible to all. They developed a new range of Wellness products spanning multiple product categories, requiring a new positioning, brand identity and packaging strategy.
Whether its fitness or mediating, drawing and crafts or enjoying a long soak in the bath, Wellness is personal and different for each individual. Stylistically, Wellness has many guises; is it graphically pure and minimalist with lots of white, or is it sensorial, evoking natural and sustainability cues with craft textures and earthy tones? And how does this translate to a busy store environment like Asda’s?
Following a deep-dive into the market and a client working-session we identified possible design territories for the new brand. A design strategy was agreed, with the ambition to have elegant, gentle and simple design cues. Starting with the identity, we hand crafted the logo ensuring it had a personal touch whilst feeling relaxed and sophisticated.
Clean, elegant typography paired with watercolour tones provide a sense of calm, and natural photographic scenes aid greater differentiation tapping into the consumer desire for escapism and relaxation, and the freedom of the hand-drawn, pen illustration style evokes the sense of mindfulness and creativity, particularly appropriate for emotive and sensual categories.
Bright, airy room sets, with relaxed styling feel aspirational yet attainable. The subtle window scenes aid differentiation between cool touch, antibacterial and copper infused bedding, tying into the back of pack creative. Additional touches such as wooden flooring and plant propping feel natural and calming, nodding back to the environment.
We have created a pure and simple identity, with a cohesive suite of brand assets appropriate for different aspects of “Wellness” providing the appropriate flex for future growth.
Launched in late 2020 with the impact of Covid ongoing, UK consumers are still under lockdown restrictions. It’s early days but the range proves to be a success as customers crave a little Wellness and tranquillity at home.
- Agency/Creative: OurCreative
- Article Title: OurCreative Helps You Relax with Just Wellness Brand for George at Asda
- Organisation/Entity: Agency
- Project Type: Identity
- Project Status: Published
- Agency/Creative Country: United Kingdom
- Agency/Creative City: Leeds
- Market Region: Europe
- Project Deliverables: Brand Guidelines, Brand Identity, Brand Strategy, Packaging Design, Packaging Guidelines, Tone of Voice
- Industry: Retail
- Keywords: wellness, packaging design, brand identity, guidelines, strategy
Creative Director: Jon Dignam
Account Director: Kim Van Elkan
Designer: Gareth Ball
Producers: Paul Porter