We designed a vintage-inspired website and online shop for Anomali, a bespoke jewellery design studio based in Cape Town.
“Anomali wanted a website with an vintage, rustic look to echo their jewellery design style,” says Daryl Glass, our creative director, “They also wanted to showcase their jewellery in a functional online store, which was an exciting new challenge.”
When Spring sprang in September, AMERICAN shutters gave Power of 9 the exciting task of shooting the fresh new season campaign.
The mission: to capture the way early Spring sunbeams sneak into a room through stunning shutters and chase Winter’s nip away. The warm rays cause even the embriodered foliage to bloom. The ultimate campaign to harness the budding vigour of the new season…Invite Spring! This seemed to be a somewhat simple task on paper but when it came to shooting, the mission proved a bit more challenging.
Brits wanted more direct interaction with their end users and asked us to redesign their website and give it a slick retail look and feel. We added a comprehensive calculator that works out cost and meterage according to the users specifications, a searchable database of installers, social media integration and an invaluable industry information library for registerd clients and suppliers. The site was developed using SEO best practices and can be entirely administrated (including the calculator) via an easy-to-use content management system.
The site is due to go live Friday 7 September. Watch this space!
When it comes to putting our money where our mouth is; Power of 9 talks the talk. For the recent animated YouTube videos we created for Quest Staffing Solutions, some of the Power of 9 team became voice over artists for a day.
We created an interactive, illustrated website for Filippo Berio, the top selling olive oil in the UK and US now available in South Africa. The site transports viewers into a Filippo Berio’s kitchen, illustrated by the talented Ralf Broemer. Find delicious recipes, health and nutrition advice or learn about Filippo Berio in an easy-to-read-and-share blog format.
For continuity and recall, we used the same illustrated look and feel in both the website and print advertisement.
Olive oil is by its very nature a partner; it is seldom, if ever, enjoyed on its own. Whether it’s an ingredient in a marinate, a dip, a dressing or whether it’s used in the cooking process to baste, roast, fry or bake it serves to enhance or complement another food type.
Filippo Berio brings good food and lovers of good food together; it introduces people to the tastes of myriad food products. On its own it is of little value; its role is to enhance and complement.
Our concept is ‘Fall In Love With Food’. In the advert we depict the ingredients rising from the bland salad to form a vibrant and colourful ‘person’ who embraces her olive oil lover in a passionate dance. Filippo Berio’s passion for food is captured in the flowing movement of both the dance and the oil and in the love affair between the two.
March has been a busy month in the Power of 9 studio. We’ve had a lot of work to do from conceptualising a brand name and design of a new mini jam product, a product catalogue for I &J, to designing exhibition stands (three at my last count).
Here are some images from a productive design month.
The I & J product catalogue contains all their seafood products and services. The brief was to take the contents of the current catalogue and give it a fresh look in a new design format. I used Freehand, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to design this catalogue. When designing a brochure, the biggest challenge normally is to get the mechanics of the folder spot on. A designer cannot be a millimeter out so precision is crucial. The product catalogue will be launched at an international seafood expo in Brussels, Belgium this year.
This is a leaflet for AMERICAN shutters. I enjoyed the challenge of designing a leaflet that included a great deal of content while maintaining the brand’s sophisticated design integrity. This leaflet was designed using Adobe Illustrator. The leaflet will be distributed at design and décor exhibitions like the upcoming Decorex Cape Town.
We used caricatures of well known personalities to explore the main job types Quest Staffing Solutions offers. However, instead of going a great job, the characters depict how NOT to do a job.
We posted the videos on YouTube and Missy Quest, the social media butterfly for Quest, shares them with her online community of friends, fans and followers. The call to action is for candidates to visit the new acquisition site at www.quest.co.za/jobs and apply for positions offered via Quest.
The latest video shows candidates how NOT to serve customers in a front line banking position.
The videos were conceptualised in by the team at Power of 9, animation done by the award-winning animation studio Lung and sound by BigLeap.
The feedback on the videos posted has be great so far. What do you think?