Naming and packaging for Wilderness Wear’s new activewear range launched in 2018. ‘Cumulo’ is made from 150gsm Tasmanian Superfine Merino wool, the lightest fabric in the company’s product range.
Swaab is a mid-sized legal practice founded in 1981 based in Sydney. Since inception, the firm has used a logotype for its branding that featured a simple curved shape within its layout. To align with recent growth and strategic consolidation of market position, the firm undertook an upgrade to its brand identity design. Completed over the course of a 12-month timeline, the project focused on strategic, creative and technical requirements. The branding system has been applied to a new website, signage, publications, promotional items, stationery, presentation resources, forms, advertising, social media and comprehensive guidelines documentation.
As part of Wilderness Wear’s marketing mix, an overhaul to the brand’s social media activity was put in place in the first half of 2017, with Instagram being chosen as the primary media for the purpose. The strategy involved a variety of post types including competitions, product information, company information and process, all of which are recognised as useful points of engagement for discerning users of technical outdoor goods, including clothing. Posting weekly, the effort is seeing an increase in followers, improved engagement on a one-to-one level, opportunities for product testing and review, as well as leads to retail and sponsorship.
Project inputs included client workshops, process determination, creative direction, writing and photography, as well as posting and engagement with individual followers of the client’s Instagram account.
After an absence of update for some years, design of the 2016 product catalogue for Wilderness Wear took a lead from an impressive set of new product. Work on the project saw new content from cover to cover and involved extensive copywriting, location and still photography, along with updates to information relating to materials, design and technology.
The search for new materials for use in the technical outdoor clothing market is a highly competitive activity. So when Wilderness Wear developed an original hybrid material from Australian Merino wool and Schoeller polypropylene it saw rise to a new line of product branding and packaging for the product. Utilising a combination of natural and technical patterns, the positioning of MerinoFusion™ promotes ‘the best of both worlds’. Execution of the design has extended to online campaigns, catalogue features, retail display, public relations information and technical summaries.
Changes to the legislation regarding NSW government workers’ compensation and distribution of claims benefits saw the establishment of WIRO as an independent review office. Dialogue was commissioned to conduct strategy consultation and design of the associated visual program for the brand. Intended to appear independent of departmental ties, the visual solution was clear of any official nomenclature. Execution of the program included signage, display materials, animated explanatory videos, publications and a comprehensive website.