Richard at Slate Grey required a new logo and website design for his award-winning garden design & landscaping company that would help establish the profile of this flourishing new business. Having a great interest in horticulture and with clients in this sector, he felt confident I had a good understanding of his profession.
Armed with a great brief from the client who had a good idea of the tone for the new identity, the first task was to design the logo. Richard wanted to be able to choose from a few options and when presented with them, was immediately drawn to one in particular. As is usually the case with designing a logo, it is the art of subtracting the essence of the idea and honing down to find a simplified form which still conveys the company ethos. As the logo was required to be reproduced in a multitude of materials from business cards to t-shirt embroidery, site boards to van livery; simplicity really was the key.
Taking inspiration from geometric forms in garden design the finished logo represents the three main services that Slate Grey offer. The holding rectangular area represents landscape, the circle represents design, and the leaf shape representing the planting.
The website was also designed with this in mind. The design needed to be simple to use, aesthetically pleasing and act as a foil for the images. There are three main pages which highlight the services Slate Grey offer, plus a blog style page for news of current projects and other garden related matters. There is plenty of scope for the website to grow and develop alongside the business.
Just as important as front-end design and development is concentration on great SEO. The website performs consistently well for both mobile and desktop searches in Google rankings and as a result has already gained new business for Slate Grey.