Creative Lead | Branding | Digital Product Design

Amalia

Creating a holistic brand experience including interactive storytelling, corporate identity, ice cream bike, and e-commerce website to sell sheep products locally to consumers and retailers.

Facts

Milchschäferei Amalia

Sandra von Pluto

2018 – 2020

Project Duration | 3 years

Personae
Customer Journey
Moodboards
Logo | Word
Logo | Image

Typography
Color
Image Selection
Image Style
Brand Patterns

Story
Illustrations
Sitemap
Wireframes
Visual Design

UI Library
Prototype
Motion Identity
Final Website
Ice-Bike Concept

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Nadine

Design Lead, Brand, UX, UI, Development

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Willze

Brand, Illustration, Animation

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Juan

Brand

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Nico

Industrial

Coworker | Santi

Santi

Development
Weather Module

What was the biggest challenge in this project?

Consulting the client to be brave enough to combine an e-commerce website with interactive storytelling.

Team

Client

Sandra and Tillmann, the founders of Amalia, show us that raising sheep in harmony with nature is possible.

In Bad Oldesloe, in the north of Germany, they have built an ecosystem that ensures healthy plants, animals and humans by following the principles of a holistic management.

Cave Drawings

Concept

Unique knowledge from ancient times is partly lost today. Going back to the roots of domestication might teach us more about natural cycles, sustainable frameworks and sheep herding.

Photo Source and Licence
arkd - stock.adobe.com

Amalia | Early Branding | Story Sign
Business Card
Amalia | Early Branding | Business Paper

Early Corporate Identity

The original idea of the corporate identity leads back to early cave drawings in which sheep were drawn with natural elements like the sun inside of their body. The sun is one element influencing a healthy framework in which sheep should be raised even today.

Unfortunately it was vey hard to separate the sheep from a goat. Cutting the horns off changed this approach so much that it didn’t work anymore. New ideas were necessary.

Logo

Final Corporate Identity

The final design is a flexible, colourful corporate identity in motion with a unique and handmade typography based logo which is complemented by an illustrated sheep – implying the brands principles of farming.

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Logo

A variations of the sheep were designed to enable the client to play with his identity: an adult female and male sheep as well as a young one (side and front). A smaller version of the sheep serves as a possible fav icon.

The sheep can also adapt in color while switching between the different product categories (milk, meat, ...).

Colors

Amalia’s primary colours are green and yellow. Secondary colours (violet, rose) are added for the product categories on the website. Tertiary colours are used within the story and Instagram (dark red, light green).

Early Typography

The first drafts of the custom made Amalia font were closely based on Cavemen Dingbats. That font set is fictional but maintaining the idea of prehistoric art.

Final Typography

Taking the first drafts from above as a starting point a more modern font was developed, which M symbolises the mountains of Slovenia – the origin of Sandra’s sheep. The font was then combined with a font called Cera Round Pro from Jacob Runge.

Martin Lorenz of TwoPoints

A static, logo-centered visual identity is like someone who shouts the same message over and over again. A flexible visual identity on the other hand is a bit more eloquent.

Amalia | Photo | Web Design Screen

Brand Principles

Four branded illustrations are summarizing the key essentials of the brands approach of farming.

Amalia
– builds up soil and protect it.
– only feed their sheep with grass and hay.
– gives their sheep a long mother-child time.
– believes that all foods has their own terroir.

Website Screens
Website Screens
Website Screens

Interactive Storytelling

The interactive story is visualising the brands holistic management approach which is based on a decision making process that allows practitioners to mimic ancient wild herds in a manner that heals degraded soils, improves ecosystem function, and builds biodiversity in grasslands.

Brand Pattern

Flexible Visual Identity

For Amalia we created not only a corporate identity but a flexible visual identity (FVI). A smart system that can formulate different messages and adapt to different situations by offering various brand patterns.

Brand Website mit E-Commerce Shop

A colourful, and organic shaped website with shop highlighting the brands principles of holistic management through an interactive storytelling approach and lovely design and animation details.

Animation | Quote

A brand does not live in a static world anymore. To create a state of the art website animations are required. This one is used as a background layer behind the brand quotes.

Animation | Error Sheep

Did you know that when a sheep falls on his back that it is not able to stand up without help? We took that story to design the 404 page of the Amalia website.

Animation | Logo

We animated the brands logo as well – trying to give the customer a hint on the origin of Amalia's sheep: the mountains of Slovenia. The mountains are created by the tiny sun dots jumping around. Our way to make the brand more playful.

Animations are integrated as .JSON files into the website using After Effects and Bodymovin.

Website Screens
Website Screens
Website Screens
Website Screens

Weather Preview

A local weather preview of Bad Oldesloe, the home of Amalia, is embedded in the header of the home page.

Website Screens
Website Screens
Website Screens

Colored Categories

The e-commerce shop has three product categories separated by color. The color change effects the page, the navigation as well as the shopping cart.

Photo Source and Licence
– okorokovanatalya | stock.adobe.com
– Stephanie Frey | stock.adobe.com
– Natalia Lisovskaya | stock.adobe.com

Ice Bike

An ice bike designed and produced by XYZ CARGO bikes Hamburg which is optimised and branded by us from a service design perspective.

How did you acquired this project?

Sandra called me to help her with her corporate identity while I was hiking through Slovenia – the country of origin of Sandras' Krainer sheep.

Client Website

Get to know more about Amalia on their website.

Coming Soon | June 2021