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Since 1922, Andis has been a family-owned and operated company providing quality, innovative hair tools, and products for barbers, stylists, and groomers around the world. The fourth generation of family ownership, siblings Matt and Laura Andis wanted to leave their mark on the brand and modernize the Andis experience by standing for more. The brief was complex but exciting. Drive growth within their high-value segments, defend against both legacy and emergent brands and strengthen loyalty with their customer base.
We repositioned Andis as a lifestyle brand and put their brand belief — that creativity makes the world a better place — at the heart. We reimagined every
aspect of the customer experience to fit with the new beliefs defining the brand. From establishing their brand identity, creating an authentic communications strategy, and implementing that into their product portfolio and package design. This in turn created a brand experience that not only transformed the business but rebuilt the culture of the company.
to connect brand and customer
Front and center of the brand’s new positioning and look is the empowered creator. Andis has always been a passionate advocate for the creatives and visionaries in the world. So we repositioned Andis from a clipper and trimmer company to an organization that stood for creative empowerment, giving people the inspiration to Create Your Way.
the past while
When we started to design the Andis logo we began with the community of creators that the industry is built on. We constructed a framework of connected triangles, representing these creators and the endless possibilities for creative expression and customization. Together the abstract A icon points upward, a visual call to action to create your way. We paired the icon with a custom wordmark built on the strong foundation of the logo. The wordmark was designed to bring power, strength, and modernity to the Andis name, and pay homage to the 100 year legacy of innovation and manufacturing.
A design system full of artistry and expression
To complement the logo and wordmark, BLVR created an art direction that was expressive, artistic, and genuine. We began with a primary color palette of black and white—timeless and modern, these colors anchored the brand. From there, a large family of secondary colors was strategically used in a color blocking technique to bring energy and expression to the brand. Typography continued the theme of expressionism through a custom typeface that used crafted letterforms to pay homage to the angular precision of Andis clippers and trimmers.
Capturing moments with
the creator community
BLVR wanted to disrupt the status quo by creating a photo library that celebrated the creativity within. We collaborated with a range of creators to capture moments of freedom, movement and expression.
the packaging experience
The professional packaging was a tribute to the professionals’ commitment to their craft. The packaging featured dramatic and heroic product renderings on a rich charcoal gray, premium materials and print techniques, and an elevated unboxing experience, which communicated premiumization and exclusivity. The DIY packaging featured energetic and fresh product renderings, encouraging consumers to pick them up. The entirety of the brand’s color palette was utilized through full floods of color to capture the attention of potential customers and encourage creative expression.
All packaging utilized a consistent, systematic approach to type hierarchy, brand messaging, and iconography to add clarity to the consumer’s shopping experience and aid in consumer education. Finally, a unique unboxing experience to focus on brand story, and drive brand loyalty and consumer engagement.
Additionally, all new packaging was created with sustainable materials and produced in the U.S.A. greatly reducing Andis’ footprint on the environment.
An e-commerce experience worthy of our creators
We wanted to give the website a fresh cut, by creating a web experience that didn’t just push products but pushed boundaries. We implemented the new brand identity and we were able to take a bold approach to stand out from the crowd. With eye-catching typography, custom photos, and animated brand elements, we gave Andis a finely tuned eCommerce experience for both desktop and mobile.
Elevating the voices of the creators
Advertising in the beauty grooming category has historically been beholden to the old adage of communicating product benefits to its consumers. Create Your Way is a rallying cry for those who believe in the power of originality and expression. It inspires creators to shape the world on their own terms.