In 2018, HiRaw! set out on a bold mission to transform the way BARF (Biologically Appropriate Raw Food) food is perceived in Vietnam. Their dedication to excellence propelled them to become a leading pet food manufacturer by incorporating advanced European technology, meticulous cold storage practices, and functional chub packaging. Their commitment to providing tasty and nutritious meals quickly made them the top choice for pet owners throughout Vietnam.
As HiRaw! experienced rapid growth, they faced the need for a brand overhaul. Their existing system had become chaotic, making it vulnerable to imitation from competitors and failing to make a strong impact on store shelves. To address these challenges, HiRaw! sought to embark on a rebranding journey.
Together, we collaborated to develop a visionary brand strategy that would embody their core values of compassion towards all dogs and cats. Our goal was to create a brand identity system that exuded boldness, strength, contemporariness, and a touch of humor. We aimed to establish a strong connection with their target audience, raise awareness about the brand, and reinforce consistency in visual and verbal language.
The guiding principle of HiRaw! revolves around the concept of “Deliciously Raw for All”. This ideology inspired us to create a strategic cohesive brand platform that unites and celebrates the love, joy, and individuality of dogs and cats within HiRaw’s brand universe.
Our brand identity system is built on an inclusive platform that fosters a deep connection with pet owners and their beloved companions. By incorporating raw and authentic touches, we capture the playful and affectionate nature of pets, evoking a sense of warmth and excitement. This approach reinforces our dedication to promoting the well-being and happiness of all pets, showcasing our commitment to their care and nourishment
Grounded in the creative idea of “Raw for All,” the brand identity system for Hiraw is fueled by the vibrant energy of pets coming together in celebration of the exceptional HiRaw! chub. It serves as a manifestation of their love for raw food.
The essence of rawness takes center stage within the brand identity, resonating throughout the entire system, including typography, graphic elements, illustrations, and art direction for photography. This infusion of raw authenticity imbues HiRaw! with a distinctive and lively personality. The custom MN Raw font incorporates the texture and essence of mixed food, further enhancing the raw aesthetic.
Alongside MN Raw, we utilize NaN Holo Narrow and Condensed as complementary fonts for context display. With rectangular counters and rounded curves, this font adds a delightful touch like the chub. Its intentional mix of rounded and squared details brings surprise, character, and warmth when used. It exudes a reliable and original human touch, without overpowering the overall design
Through our brand identity system, HiRaw! encapsulates the spirit of unity and the joy that comes from nourishing pets with premium raw food. It reflects their dedication to providing a wholesome and authentic dining experience for all furry companions.
Tone of voice
To make our packaging even more memorable, playful, welcoming, passionate and relatable to customers, we have reworked each recipe name. Our goal is to create a fun and engaging experience that resonates with pet owners on a human level. By infusing our packaging with a touch of playfulness and making the recipe names more memorable, we aim to leave a lasting impression and forge a strong connection with our valued customers.
With a focus on enhancing shelf presence, our packaging is strategically divided into two panels. The front panel takes center stage, showcasing the HiRaw! logotype in a prominent and eye-catching manner. This ensures that our brand stands out among the competition. On the back panel, we have thoughtfully incorporated all the necessary English and Vietnamese content. In addition, we have added humorous touches to the barcode, injecting a sense of joy, excitement, and personality into our HiRaw! pet characters.
- Agency/Creative: M — N Associates
- Article Title: HiRaw! Rebrand by M — N Associates
- Organisation/Entity: Agency
- Project Type: Identity
- Project Status: Published
- Agency/Creative Country: Vietnam
- Agency/Creative City: Ho Chi Minh City
- Market Region: Asia
- Project Deliverables: Art Direction, Brand Architecture, Brand Creation, Brand Design, Brand Experience, Brand Guidelines, Brand Identity, Brand Mark, Brand Naming, Brand Redesign, Brand Refinement, Brand Rejuvenation, Brand Strategy, Brand Tone of Voice, Brand World, Character Design, Food Photography, Illustration, Packaging Design, Packaging Guidelines, Photography, Photography Styling, Product Photography, Type Design, Typography, Web Design
- Industry: Food/Beverage
- Keywords: petfood, branding, rebranding, packaging, pet, dog, cat, raw food, raw, chub, roll, illustration, typography
Design Firm: M — N Associates
Photographer: Wing Chan
Photographer: Minim Studio
Cinematographer: Lam Uy Huynh
NaN Holo: NaN
MN Raw: Type Associates