Since 1938, Hutzler has been producing some of the best house and kitchenware on the market. Their products are recognizable around the world, but their name, and brand, was a different story. A family-owned and family-run business for over 70 years, asked us to put a face on their legacy.
We created the new Hutzler brand to bridge the continuum of innovation that connects the past, present, and future of the company. In the logo, the break between the “T” & “Z” represents a mark in time, well suited to the new tagline “Fresh Since 1938” —a three word encapsulation of the company’s over 80-year old history, their enduring commitment to innovation, and the practical function of their offerings.
We took Hutzler from a brand that created products to a brand with a mission: to empower families with the freedom to make healthy food choices. Insights from our research revealed the two main buyers were single women between the ages of 24-45, and “millennial moms” who wanted to be smart and forward-thinking about the choices they made for their families. We took this as an opportunity to define Hutzler’s vision as the brand that would “keep fresh food, fresh longer.”
To exude the “fresh” strategy we created packaging that evoked the airy simplicity of Northern European design practices —elegant, clean, and allowing the product to speak for itself.
Internal and external corporate identity was also a large part of our Hutzler mission. Business cards, letterhead, web and mobile responsive web platforms were all revamped in the new brand elements. Like their products, each of these assets projected an ironclad competence that was accessible and easily used by all employees to maintain brand consistency.
GOING BEYOND PROTECTION
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As a new internet security company, Total Defense needed a brand that would allow them to stand out and compete against industry leaders. After naming the company, I led a team of specialists to build the new brand anchored around a “beyond” the category strategy. While the competition focused on selling features and software, we positioned Total Defense as more than just internet security, and differentiated the company through a relentless commitment to protect their customer’s digital lives through a multi-layered offering of software, services and support that goes Beyond Protection.
To stand out in the crowded retail shelf space against better known internet security providers, we designed the packaging to look like “pentagon level security.” Sleek, with a masculine color palette —the silver foils and raised emboss attracted shoppers to pick up the product, while allowing them to feel the multiple layers within the shield.
The inspiration for the brand came from the layers of protection from the Roman centurion’s armour. After establishing the Beyond Protection tagline, we went to work on building a brand that would be known for their multi-layered approach to protect businesses and consumers from cyber criminals.
At the heart of the brand redesign was the eintire digital ecosystem. We modernized the company’s ecommerce website, product interface design, partner portals, email programs, landing pages, and social media properties.
BRANDING TO GAIN A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE
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