Today Epicor’s brand refresh launches to its 27,000 customers, 3,800 employees, 1000s of partners and the world at large. This new chapter for the US based software company, signaled by a refined brand positioning, clarity of message and refreshed visual identity, is a statement of Epicor’s ambition and will help to deliver their vision to build a world of better business.

Together are delighted to have been working with Epicor on this full-scale programme, a real ‘moving mountains’ brief that saw us reposition the business and fundamentally alter their go to market strategy. The bold new approach simplifies the journey for customers and strengthens Epicor’s offering by focusing on their core differentiators of deep industry expertise, experience across the supply chain and curated ERP solutions delivered through genuine partnership with their customers. ‘Made with you, for you’ is Epicor’s mantra.

In a short time, and working entirely remotely, we’ve got our heads around an incredibly complex industry and a business that has grown, over almost 50 years, through merger and acquisition to a turnover of nearly $1billion. We’ve been working with teams across the organisation to ensure a strategy and visual design that is representative of their collective ambition, is differentiated in the market, resonates with customers, internally galvanising and fit for the future.

For a company rightly proud of its affinity with its customers, a sense of partnership and empathy was missing in communications materials. Not any more. We have put the customer at the heart of the new branding and Epicor’s warmth and expertise shines through. There’s a friendly softness to the shapes of our brand illustrations and confidence in the strong logo and clear typography. Customer photography looks you straight in the eye. Colours are bold enough to have clout and bright enough to have energy.

Our designs are fluid and uncluttered because that’s what Epicor delivers – brilliant, seamless solutions.

Following the delivery of the core brand framework and visual identity guidance, we developed the brand architecture, streamlining 70+ products into 5 core industry areas with clear naming principles and protocols. For us the best rebrands are internally focussed and externally felt – Epicor’s exciting transformation is a great example of this. The result is smart, fresh and optimistic. Straightforward, yet effortlessly stylish.

Our new brand identity for Riverlane has just launched. Riverlane is an ambitious, Cambridge-based quantum software company focused on enabling quantum computers to reach their full potential and achieve quantum advantage, sooner.

To understand quantum computing and Riverlane’s short, medium and long-term business strategy, we carried out qualitative research with internal and external stakeholders to help to frame the opportunity for Riverlane. We also facilitated a number of workshop sessions to explore and define the positioning and proposition for the new brand. This strategic work informed our brief for the development of the tone of voice, messaging and the visual identity.

The look and feel of the visual identity builds on the transformational impact that quantum computing will have on our world and how it will change current perspectives. We worked with artist, Niklas Lundberg, to bring quantum computing to life. The idea was to represent the behaviour of a qubit in an abstract way, visualising movement from a calm outer sphere to spinning complex internal parts that start to organise themselves and lock into place. Stills were taken from the animation as the main brand imagery. We also developed a secondary photography and icon asset library to support Riverlane’s communication.

The visual identity we’ve created is bold and intriguing, which reflects Riverlane’s challenging and problem-solving nature. It also brings to life Riverlane’s commitment to continuous learning and discovery, all of which puts a curious spin on their new identity.

We have created the new visual identity and packaging for Metzger & Söhne, who have been making traditional Lebkuchen in Vienna for over 330 years. The unique taste has inspired emperors and kings over the centuries. K.u.K. stands for kaiserlich und königlich (imperial and royal) and the title has been awarded to Metzger & Söhne as an Imperial Court Supplier.

Inspired by the neoclassical architecture of Vienna, Metzger & Söhne’s craftsmanship and commitment to the best ingredients, including their star organic Austrian honey, we created a decorative wreath that grows out of an ornamental beehive. This illustration has become a core visual asset for the brand and is used across packaging and marketing materials.

The colour theme is a combination of deep regal reds and blues mixed with lighter pastels adapted from the Viennese fashion and architecture of the time.

The design had to be timeless just like their gingerbread recipe. For over 300 years Metzger & Söhne have been letting their dough gently mature over a number of months. You can (and we did) taste the difference. Delicious.