Alicia Walsh Brand Identity
I developed a brand identity for Kansas City-based realtor Alicia Walsh. A former social worker turned real estate agent, I crafted a brand identity that combined Alicia's down-to-earth professionalism and bold, effervescent personality. Alicia works for the brokerage Reece & Nichols whose brand colors are gold, deep brown, with a hint of turquoise. She wanted a brand identity that felt authentic to her, but that also coexisted well with the Reece & Nichols brand, which is how her signature color became turquoise.
I started the design process by listening to the audio of the first recorded episodes. After getting a sense of the show's vibe, I researched how podcasts branded themselves, ranging from business-focused to true crime shows. I then created word maps in my sketchbook to determine what emotions and thematic directions I wanted Legends of Employee Experience's visual identity to exude.
I wanted the series to have a distinct character, yet feel connected to Moveworks. From the get-go, I knew that ncorporating parts of Moveworks' existing brand identity was key, but variation was need. To this end, I continued to use Moveworks' signature purples as Legends primary colors, but then I made turquoise, a tertiary brand color for Moveworks, an accent color. As for typography, I continued to use Maison Neue Demi as the primary font, but opted for a display typeface that is in the same family, Champion, but that has a different weight, Banterweight.
I developed and presented two initial concepts for the producers to review.
The concept 'Rare Gems' was about demonstrating the a high caliber of Legends' guests. I wanted to convey how the show presents a rare breed of leaders who go above and beyond for their teams. In a world of mediocre managers, Legends shows that there is a rare breed of leaders whose whose tips and tricks are just waiting to be shared.
The concept 'Employee Hero' embodied the notion that Legends' guests and audience are daring, fowardthinking leaders who are ahead of the curve and aren't afraid to try something new when it comes to supporting their workforce. My ultimate goal was to convey boldness and power, like a super hero.
The producers liked the shapes in 'Rare Gems' and the energy of 'Employee Hero,' but felt that the starburst feature of the latter concept was too retro. I went back to the drawing board and developed the final concept, which included the gem elements and sheared type, but that replaced the starburst with radial lines emanating from the center.