Netzlink is an established IT-Solutions headquartered in Braunschweig with a network of suppliers and clients all across Germany. After nearly 15 years it was time for a refresh of their brand identity. I was to keep their existing logo but build on it to develop a modern, bold and younger identity that is fit for the digital age. Besides the CI I was also tasked with the design and layout of their quarterly Magazine ‘Vernetzt’.
“Take the existing logo and build on it”, was the main poin of the design brief. Netzlink already had a strong brand so it was crucial to develop rather than replacing it.
One of the ways to modernise the brand was to introduce more modern fonts, bold colours and icons.
For imagery, we moved away from conventional stock images to more lifestyle imagery, whilst treating background images with duotone colour process to make them instantly recognisable.
Instead of being shy with color we embrace strong reds and dark blues to highlight important information, whilst keeping a minimal and clean design.
Great layouts were key in this process, with clear hierarchy, consistent use of fonts, colors and icons.
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