For this project, I was tasked with designing the interface for several search results and booking pages for both Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises; two distinct brands that are owned by the same group.
The same development team also built both sites, so one of the biggest challenges for the UX designer and me was to create a consistent layout that would work effectively for both brands whilst maintaining individual brand identities.
It took several very long days and late nights to deliver the requirements within the timescales given, but the improved functionality for both sites went live in early 2014.
Several months ago an ex-colleague contacted me for design consultation regarding developing a logo and overall visual identity for her rapidly flourishing business. Louise Wiseman is an independent data protection consultant offering a friendly, approachable and individually tailored advice for SMEs in the East and West Midlands.
After researching Louise’s competitors (KPMG being the largest and most widely recognised), it quickly became apparent that she was offering a unique service and my initial logo ideas drew upon this; illustrating her bespoke approach. The final logo is hand drawn type designed to appear as Louise’s ‘signature’ and alluding to her individual and unique service. It also allows for easy expansion in to many other areas in future if required. As her main channel of communication is via her website and social media sites, I also incorporated a small QR code into each reverse option.
Here are the other identity options developed for Louise’s consideration.
And the second phase of development, combining colours, type and imagery from a selection of all those initially presented – the clients prerogative!