Chapman Taylor Branding & Website Location City: London, Head Office

Sectors:
Office
Services:
Graphics
Studios:
London
Client:
Chapman Taylor

Certifications:

THE NEW VISUAL IDENTITY FOR CHAPMAN TAYLOR

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Key Info

Scope:
Concept development, design, artwork and implementation for the brand identity, website, signage, interior graphics and brand applications
Branding:
Full suite of marketing collateral, brand assets and guidelines
Website:
Bespoke, fully responsive website design
Applications:
Marketing collateral, promotional items, digital applications, office signage and internal marketing
Status:
Launched in 2017

The vision for a new Chapman Taylor

Since its inception in 1959, Chapman Taylor has evolved from being a London-based architectural practice to a diverse global design group today. In response to this transformation, we began a process of redefining our values and creating a new understanding of who we are as a practice, honouring our heritage and forging a new approach to the challenges of the future.

Inspired by our global network

The outcome has been the creation of a new brand and visual identity for Chapman Taylor, which is designed to encapsulate the diversity of our projects, people, clients, locations, sectors and studio locations. To highlight what makes us unique as a practice, we turned to our global reach for inspiration. Using the locations of our studios around the world, we built a 3D model of our global network, creating a distinctive, multi-faceted polyhedron that has become central to our new visual identity.

Taking a generative approach

By using a 3D approach, an infinite number of forms can be generated from different views of the polyhedron. A selection of these shapes has been used to create our company logo and identities for our core sectors. Each sector is also distinguished using a colour from our secondary colour palette and, alongside our corporate typeface, they create a coherent visual language for the brand while still maintaining a distinctive identity for each of the sectors we work in.

A rich palette of materials and finishes

The flexible nature of the identity allows us to create designs for a wide range of applications and media. At a corporate level, a full suite of stationery has been produced, employing black and silver foil on Fedrigoni stock. This is complemented by our group brochure, office signage and a range of promotional items including tote bags, pencils, notebooks, USB sticks and umbrellas in our primary black and silver colour palette.

Promoting internal engagement

Alongside our printed marketing collateral, we also developed a number of internal brand applications, allowing us to explore the creative potential of the new identity. These included internal email newsletters, coffee mugs for our studios, updated material for our internal groups and items for promoting the internal launch, held for staff across the group. The launch was also accompanied by the release of a comprehensive set of brand guidelines to support the use of our brand assets and artwork.

A new online presence

The introduction of the new Chapman Taylor brand has also been supported by the launch of a new company website. While developing the brand identity, the Chapman Taylor Graphics and Marketing Team also worked to comprehensively redevelop the practice’s online presence. This included developing the site structure and navigation, designing the pages and UI, creating artwork and digital assets and working closely with the external developers on the build.

More than just a new logo, our identity represents a dynamic and distinctive new brand for the practice, which celebrates the diversity of our projects and our people.

For more information please contact:

Edyta Sipta (MA Visual Identity, Industrial Design)

Head of Graphics, London (Global)

Edyta joined Chapman Taylor in 2007. She holds Masters Degrees in Visual Identity and Product Design. As Head of Graphics she is responsible for managing our Graphic Design Team from our Head Office in London.

She has extensive experience in leading the design of submissions for large-scale masterplans, mixed-use schemes and retail-led developments, in collaboration with our international studios.

Working closely with the Marketing and Communications team, Edyta has also led the creation of Chapman Taylor’s brand identity and website and oversees the design direction and production of graphic and visual content for our marketing material.

Edyta plays a central role in business development for the team, and is involved in all stages of a project from defining the brief and concept generation to the direction of staff and the production of high quality and effective design solutions for our clients.

Her work encompasses branding, environmental design, multi-scale exhibitions, signage systems, print, motion graphics and web design.

Areas of expertise:

Art Direction / Branding / Wayfinding / Web Design

Awards

In-house design awards – Impact on overall business (Shortlisted)
In-house design awards – Impact on overall business (Shortlisted)
In-house design awards – Collaboration with an external agency (Shortlisted)
In-house design awards – Collaboration with an external agency (Shortlisted)
In-house design awards – Best internal rebrand/brand development (Shortlisted)
In-house design awards – Best internal rebrand/brand development (Shortlisted)
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