Web Design

Work Log: A Place to Love

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A Place to Love 

A Place to Love is an interior design studio in Dallas, TX. Sarah Hancock founded her business in May of 2018 when making a career pivot from finance. 

Initially, Sarah brought us in to photograph one of her first big projects - she was the first person who wrote a check to Secretary Creative LLC; we still have it on our wall. A few months later we heard from Sarah again, this time in need of a website. 

Using Sarah's existing brand identity & the photos we took, we gave A Place to Love a bright, inviting website that is straightforward without being bland. The bright, airy feel of the home we photographed for her played perfectly with her branding & Sarah was pleased with her results.

We continue to consult with Sarah on social media marketing, managing her website, & photographing her new projects. 

 
 

Work Logged.

+ Photography

+ Web Design

+ Consultation

 

Photography.

 

Web Design.

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Work Log: Tribal

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Tribal

Tribal is a Dallas native organic juicery & café. Owners Brenton & Hailey pushed their cold pressed juice distribution from a few local stores & coffee shops to Central Market & several states. In January 2018 Tribal opened their first café in the Bishop Arts District. Tribal All Day Café serves food that is just as good as it is good for you. They steer away from labels like vegan or vegetarian, but have a delicious option for everyone. As exquisite as their flagship in Bishop Arts & the food prepared in it is, they felt the Tribal website was lacking. With this new venture, they needed to find balance on the web between promoting the café & the juice. 

We've been friends & fans of Tribal for quite some time, so when they trusted us with their website we were honored.

We created the balance by getting to the core of the brand: community & quality ingredients. Staying true to their minimal branding while making the website exciting & approachable, we used illustrations to catch the user's eye & inform them about the brand. 

 
 

Work Logged:

entry one:

+ illustrations

+ Hero Image 

+ web design

entry two:

+ merch

+ Menu design

+ Marketing material

Merch.

 

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Menu Design.

Illustrations.

 

A big catalyst for this project was Tribal needing an online platform for ordering juice. In our initial meeting together, we all came to an agreement that illustrations would be such a fun & educational way to present the juice rather than plain bottle images - so that's where the illustrations started. Eleven deconstructed 12oz juices, & five deconstructed 32oz juices. 

Juice:

We liked the illustrations so much for their brand that the style led into spot illustrations, buttons, & an illustrated hero image. 

Button:

Spot:

 

Hero Image.

 
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Possibly the trickiest part of the web re-design process for Tribal was coming up with a stunning hero image. Tribal needed something that wasn't specific to neither the juice nor the café, but was on brand & grabbed attention. We tried several options focused on ingredients, but none of them felt right; that's when we went with a storefront illustration that focused more on the community aspect. 

 

Hero rejects:

 
 
 
 

Web Design.

 

Using our illustrations with the food photography & copy Tribal already had, we put together a home page that encourages conversions & holds the user's interest. 

From the opening page, you're immediately given the option to place an order; this is helpful for frequent customers who are already familiar with the brand. For those who are not, keep scrolling & you can read trimmed pieces of the original website copy telling just enough about Tribal without overwhelming you with information. At the bottom of the page, we give store hours, a map, & the options to order again now that you know a little about Tribal. 

In addition to the home page, we designed a menu page, & three online ordering pages - juice, café, & meal plan. We condensed the previous two meal plan ordering pages into one that has the meal plan menu to look through & the option to order either the 3 day or 1 day meal plan at the bottom. 

The juice and café pages are completely new. On the juice page, our illustrations make it easy to see every flavor & know exactly what's inside each of them - presenting it up front saves the user from having to click into each product for the ingredients & repeat for each flavor. The café page is straightforward & gives the options to order delivery, take out, & information to visit in person. 

 
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Before & After.


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Secretary Campaign I

Now that we have told you all the different ways you can use your content, we wanted to show you the ways we have used ours. 

This is a lookbook: 

 

E-commerce is shutting down brick & mortar's left and right. The percentage of people who say they prefer shopping online has grown exponentially over the past 5 years. Whether you're selling pottery, organic trail mix, or vintage clothing - your product images need to be high quality, especially if that's the customer's only interaction with your product. 

The images shown above are a taste of what a lookbook could look like. Usually each product would have a front, back, & detail shot. You want it to be simple, but give the product some life too. 

 

This is an Instagram feed:

 

This is an Instagram Story:

 
 

Instagram is THE platform to be on. Instagram lives almost completely on the mobile app where over 800 million users go to shop, share, & discover. With the ability now to advertise & shop directly on the app, it's the perfect place to showcase great content, draw in new customers, & engage current customers.

Posting regularly on your feed is vital to keeping customers interested & drawing in new customers. It can be a daunting task to constantly create & post content on social media - that's where we can help. With our campaigns, you'll have plenty of content to mix in to your Instagram feed - we'll even tell you how to lay it out as well as give you some social media tips & tricks. 

 

This is a Facebook Ad:

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Facebook has changed countless times over the years and with their new algorithms it can seem hard to get your name out there. But a little money and a lot of strategy can change that. Facebook has an advanced self-serve advertising platform that allows you to target specific audiences with your tailored ad creative. Between the two of us here at Secretary, we have years of experience in social media advertising. We can create content that combats the algorithm & performs better. 

This is an Email:

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Email marketing doesn't immediately strike anyone as the most effective marketing technique; maybe because it's nothing new, or maybe because we are all flooded with so many emails that it seems like a diluted approach. In reality, email marketing has a higher return on investment & higher conversion rate than the majority of other marketing tactics. It has the potential to be automated, it feels more personal to the consumer, & it has a high rate of mobile interaction. We are suckers for email campaigns from Aesop & Everlane - they get us every time. 

This is a Blog Post.

This is a Website. 

All the content you just scrolled through came from a single campaign with a single theme & goal. Our theme was a mid-century office secretary with a modern influence & our goal was to create content that we could use to launch our brand on web and social.

These are some ways we used our campaign, we can't wait to hear what you want to do with yours.