Talented artist, teacher, and fiber arts expert Amie Palmer crafts unique yet versatile patterns for developing knitters and sewers. When her original work started gaining recognition, it was time to elevate her brand to the level of her craft.
Pinpointing The Problem
Like many small businesses with DIY designs, Amie began taking notice of her competitor’s sleek, modern brand identities. And somehow, these brands felt out of reach. Amie’s skills and services wowed customers, but her growth remained stagnant because her brand never grew with her.
Strategy Breeds Success
Flashy visuals with no strategy behind them are just pretty to look at. Before reimagining D&CD’s brand identity and all the exciting visuals that come with it, we laid the groundwork by defining D&CD’s position in the market, who its audience was, and what its key differentiators were. Then, we built visuals that communicate these elements and attract the right customers.
Defining a Place in the Market
First, we began with a brand strategy session to understand where Daisy & Clover D&CD fit into the fiber arts market and where the biggest potential lay. Then, we got our hands dirty designing an original identity based on D&CD’s values.
Through the creation of the strategy roadmap, we pinpointed D&CD as a brand that favors elegance and personalization over genericism and craftiness. We then worked on better defining the value and benefit of D&CD’s offerings.
Clear Visual Direction
D&CD’s original logo concept was functional, but presented usability issues and failed to visually convey the sense of elegance and whimsy associated with D&CD’s brand. Keeping its core elements intact, we redesigned the logo with a fresh, timeless appeal.
The new concept portrays a rabbit leaping between needles with a daisy and clover prominently positioned in the center of the logo. We carefully selected new typography that exudes elegance and timelessness, just like D&CD’s designs. More importantly, we created a responsive logo design with high usability that can be formatted and presented in various ways.
A Brand Book to Boast About
Building on the new logo and typography, we developed a comprehensive brand book encompassing colors, typography, logo usage, brand patterns, and supporting elements. These assets all work together to present one consistent brand with a unique, distinguished identity.
When you see any of D&CD’s visuals, you immediately recognize them.
To top it off, we designed supporting collateral to help D&CD relaunch its fresh, new brand in the market, establishing itself as a whimsical, welcoming place for all fiber artists.
- Agency/Creative: Creative Chameleon Studio
- Article Title: Whimsical Identity For A Creative Fiber Artist
- Organisation/Entity: Agency
- Project Type: Identity
- Project Status: Published
- Agency/Creative Country: United States
- Agency/Creative City: Cleveland, OH
- Market Region: North America
- Project Deliverables: Brand Design, Brand Guidelines, Brand Identity, Brand Redesign, Brand Strategy, Logo Design
- Industry: Fashion
- Keywords: logo design, knitting, crocheting, fiber artist, personal brand, rebrand
Creative Director: Madison Carr