Soothe

  • Logo & Branding
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  • Photography Direction
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  • Mobile UI & UX Design
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  • User Interaction
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  • Web Design

For a company like Soothe, who had already established themselves with a large number of users, it was important to polish and enhance their current look without being too distracting to the current user base. I wanted a user to notice an improvement in style and usability but I didn’t want it to feel like Soothe was a completely new company. I chose to remove some pieces and colors that weren’t working, and keep some of the best parts that were. I added some style and unified all user-facing pieces so their branding was more cohesive and effective.

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Branding

The branding for Soothe previously was dark and night-clubesque, I really felt they needed to get back to the basics and back to nature to really solidify their look. I chose only 3 colors to help establish them against competition, and kept the parts that were working, such as the logo.

Brand Fonts

Simplicity is the name of the game here, so the message and options were clear and easy to see across all pieces. I love the look of serifed fonts and think it could fit here well but it wouldn’t work on an app quite as well, so sans-serif it is.

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Brand Colors

I chose only 3 colors to help establish the brand and send a message right away. A light teal looks great on both the black and the white and hints to nature, rejuvenation, and calm.

Logo

The logo was kept simple and clear. Calm, soothing hands create a heart in the negative space furthering the feeling of care and expertise through massage therapist’s hands.

Photography Direction

One major focus for Soothe was their presence in social media. I wanted to have a few photoshoots that really helped create some “thumb-stoppers” for their posts, and one idea was to illustrate this idea of massage anywhere – even in the middle of the desert.

UX, UI, & User Interaction

The heart and soul of Soothe is obviously the mobile app so that got the most attention. A complete audit was completed and I simplified each flow as much as possible. User flows, wireframes, prototypes, and many designs were created and run by users to come up with a new look that didn’t make a user feel like they were involved with a new company but only a more refined one. The UI was built off our new branding colors and everything was made more modern and clean.

Interactions & Prototyping

I wanted to make Soothe more exciting, while also using the animations to help guide a user on how to use the app without actually telling them.

Website Design

The focus of their website was to make sure someone visiting booked an appointment. In their case I wanted to make sure the branding came through and looked just like the app, and the calls to action were obvious and in effective locations on the page. I reduced the content and simplified the structure and content to put focus on the conversion.

Soothe Conclusion

I really loved working on Soothe and establishing something from very little. There was a lot to think about with this project since it included users, therapists, and the company itself. It’s much bigger than just the app so the challenges were rewarding and enlightening. It was great to be able to make an entire company’s branding come together and serve a common theme and watch users enjoy the product even more.

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