Windsor Urban brand use document cover

Brand use guide: WindsorUrban

Setting brand standards that people will follow

WindsorUrban symbol and type logo greyscale iconThe brand use manual or corporate identity guide ensures the new WindsorUrban logo is applied correctly in every application where WindsorUrban is identified. The purpose of the brand manual is to enable and regulate a uniformity in the firm’s visual image. WindsorUrban aims to design and manufacture the “go to” product and service offering within their market niche, the brand that their customers think of first when they want urban furniture and street lighting. The guide’s basic job is to teach everyone who uses it, what the brand is and how to effectively implement it.
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WindsorUrban custom Microsoft Word quote template document.

Word template for WindsorUrban

A user-friendly and attractive quotation template

Windsor UrbanThe chief benefit of the WindsorUrban rebrand is that the company’s vision and personality across traditional and interactive media now has the same voice. The new brand accurately reflects the company’s personality and supports the sales and marketing team. A well-written and perfectly formatted Microsoft Word quote document that’s high on readability and clearly laid out information makes the job of responding quickly to client requests, and of presenting a professional image, a lot easier for the sales staff.
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Windsor-Urban web design showcase, three pages from the site displayed in an overlapping composition.

WindsorUrban website makeover

Windsor Urban symbol and type logo and trademark, two colours bright orange and dark grey on white. The symbol is a stylized pool of light drawn in coarse halftone dots that form a radial glow from the centre out within an implied slanted oval shape. Windsor Urban name is set as a unit, in clean extended sans-serif Eurostile font, the words differentiated by a colour change from dark grey to orange. Company rename and rebrand. Brands for New Zealand companies, Christchurch New Zealand.

When commissioned to produce a business logo for the likes of Christchurch manufacturer of street lighting and urban furniture WindsorUrban I begin by questioning the the client, researching the market niche, drawing rough thumbnails in my sketchbook and playing with type on the computer. The purpose is to visually and strategically explore a diverse set of logo options. I understand that making a formally successful logo is good, but making a logo design that is formally successful and communicates as a base for all the client’s endeavours, marketing communication, intra-company culture, business-to-business is critical.
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Cashel Street, Pop-up Mall, night photography, post earthquake, illuminated at night by WindsorUrban luminaires and lighting poles. Photo shot for WindsorUrban website redesign and rebrand project.

Photography: Represent your brand with quality imagery

Craft means you care and you know about what you are doing

With any visual communications project first and foremost it is essential to represent your identity or brand with professional imagery. MagentaDot Brands makes every effort to work with our clients so that the standard of their imagery and visual art design is to a high-quality professional standard. In addition to the photography services below;
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Windsor-Urban web design showcase, three pages from the site displayed in an overlapping composition.

WindsorUrban web project portfolio

Windsor Urban symbol and type logo and trademarkI originated the new company name, designed the new logo and implemented a strong repositioning strategy centred on the distinguishing feature of being the longest standing New Zealand manufacturer of street lighting and urban furniture. Increased sales and growth resulted. The WindsorUrban rebrand and website redesign saw their website to from being buried 12 pages deep when searching via Google, to among the top five. I built the new brand around strong market positioning, to which the large scale e-commerce WindsorUrban catalogue website redesign was key.
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