HiFi Branding a digital agency
HiFi is a full-service digital agency specialising in forever websites. After developing the Superfried design agency website, it was time to return the favour and create their brand identity.
They specialise in developing products that adapt and evolve with the requirements of the client, based on an efficient modular system. Therefore, it felt important that the brand identity should reflect this. With the idea of modular components and the digital nature of what they create in mind, the simplest building component is the square block or pixel. The simplicity of their name also lent itself to this basic, modular design strategy.
With a pixel-based logotype design in place, I wondered whether it would be possible to re-create the name with the same 27 blocks. Rearranging the pixels quickly led to 12 design iterations. This was a very efficient way to optimise the final creative solution. Additionally, the process generated alternative options for different scenarios or promo animation to convey evolution.
The retro 8-bit aesthetic was bold, minimal, and clean whilst also connecting to clients on a familiar, nostalgic level. This was continued via the development of pixel-based graphic devices to be used with considered restraint on marketing material.
Moving onto typography, with such a bold angular design style in place, it would require a strong, distinct typeface. Research led to the retro, angular, expanded typeface Kallisto which features 5 weights plus a great lined version. In stark contrast, Poppins, a more standard geometric sans was selected for body copy.
For the colour palette, with simplicity in mind, a strong brown base and vibrant coral highlight were deployed. A secondary palette was also selected including a subtle grey for backdrops to soften the stark, high contrast of the graphic forms.
Superfried design studio was not involved in the development or design of the HiFi website.
- Brand Strategy
- Bespoke Typography
- Graphic Design
- Information design
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This brand identity design project has been shortlisted for Branding in the Creativepool Annual 2022 awards.