Graphics behave very differently in built spaces and understanding this is critical to their function and success. We create branded environments, way finding and architectural signage schemes that are focused on a deep understanding of the user and their specific needs, providing a positive and memorable visitor experience.
The scope of work encompassed the design of a practical signage system and application of graphics over two floors for public archive access and private office areas.
The graphics concept centered on a pathways theme reflecting the dynamic lines of inquiry made in the course of archive searches – tangential research paths that meander, cross and intersect at various points. Images positioned at pathway junctions represent a snapshot of the research outcomes and a window in to the otherwise hidden archives.
The pathways theme culminates in three lit graphic walls in the two public access areas, both visible from Leigh Street.
The three large composite images developed for these drew on a range of actual historical documents and photographs sourced from the state archives; they provided a cross section of events and imagery significant to the development of South Australia.
The interior graphics provide a unifying visual element within the space, bring to life the dynamic nature of the research process and provide a visible face to the significant state archive collection.
Through an independent assessment by our team in design, business operations and marketing, the case for brand change becomes clearer and developing the business case becomes easier.
A successful brand will accurately represent your organisation in all relevant markets, project the desired positioning and support the strategic business objectives. Evolving or renewing a brand is one of the most critical decisions your organisation may face and one that has the potential for significant market ramifications – both positive and negative.
We will quantify the value of your existing brand, its viability and relevance in specific markets, benchmark against your competitors, assess its suitability to represent the organisation and determine its remaining lifespan. We consider all aspects of the brand from the visual identity through to the day-to-day brand collateral.
The brandopinion results in a comprehensive document that will provide your business with the support to make strategic decisions for brand development and determine a case for change.
“The brand opinion developed by Working Images provided great clarity for our company in the early planning for rebranding. It gave us a really clear indication of the value of our brand, where it was working and where it wasn’t and from there we could move forward”.
Through a strategic, facilitated working session we will identify and define the aspects of your business that make it unique. Your business fingerprint that lies at the heart of your business.
To create a unique brand, your business needs to be distinguished by more than what it does. It must be defined by its characteristics, values and attributes – the innate qualities at the core of the business created by the business leaders and staff that define its vision, direction and strategic objectives.
A successful brand is a synthesis of what your stakeholders want and who the business is. A stakeholder is anyone that has a relationship with your business – the board, executives, management group, an associated investor group, your shareholders, clients or a niche market. All of these people have influence and therefore need to be considered in the development of a new or revitalised brand.
brandprofiling results in the development of a comprehensive document that will ensure your brand reflects the strategic objectives and embodies the qualities that make it unique. The process will also hone your core messaging, benchmark the existing brand and facilitate greater clarity at an organisational level. All ensuring differentiation in your market.
“what surprised us was the tremendous amount of clarity the brand profiling process brought to the whole organisation. It was not just useful for developing a brief for the new branding, it really helped us define an overall market position and singular vision for the organisation.”