Case Study

Zendesk
Brandland

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Web Design, Art Direction, Design Systems, Technology
Building and creating a vision around a home for the Zendesk brand, Brandland.
Building and creating a vision around a home for the Zendesk brand, Brandland.
Building and creating a vision around a home for the Zendesk brand, Brandland.
Building and creating a vision around a home for the Zendesk brand, Brandland.
Building and creating a vision around a home for the Zendesk brand, Brandland.
Building and creating a vision around a home for the Zendesk brand, Brandland.
Building and creating a vision around a home for the Zendesk brand, Brandland.
Building and creating a vision around a home for the Zendesk brand, Brandland.
Building and creating a vision around a home for the Zendesk brand, Brandland.
Building and creating a vision around a home for the Zendesk brand, Brandland.
Building and creating a vision around a home for the Zendesk brand, Brandland.
Building and creating a vision around a home for the Zendesk brand, Brandland.
Building and creating a vision around a home for the Zendesk brand, Brandland.
Building and creating a vision around a home for the Zendesk brand, Brandland.

a5

Designer Fund

Brand Refresh and Web, 2019

a4

Abstract

Brand Refresh and Web, 2018

a3

Zendesk

Brandland, 2019

a2

Zendesk

Industries, 2019

a1

The Verge

CES Identity, 2018

b5

Backdrop

Poster, 2019

b4

Grove Financial

Website Design, 2019

b3

NPR

Apple Podcasts, Collage, 2019

b2

Airbnb

Luxe Brand Identity, 2019

b1

Webflow

Graphic Design Archive, 2019

C1

Personal

Illustrations

A refreshed brand identity for leading design tool, Abstract.
A refreshed brand identity for leading design tool, Abstract.
A refreshed brand identity for leading design tool, Abstract.
A refreshed brand identity for leading design tool, Abstract.
A refreshed brand identity for leading design tool, Abstract.
A refreshed brand identity for leading design tool, Abstract.
A refreshed brand identity for leading design tool, Abstract.

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Building and creating a vision around a home for the Zendesk brand, Brandland.

2019

Brand and design has always been at the heart of Zendesk's success, so we wanted to build a place that captured the magic. Enter Brandland. Brandland is home to everything there is to know about the Zendesk, from the aroma theory of Zendesk-branded events, to the colors we use throughout the brand.

Contents

Credits

Erin Pinkley, Creative direction
Lizzie Oh, Prop stylist & photographer
Olivia Kingsley and Ethan Kanat, Copy
Phuong Dinh, Designer (C5)
Zendesk Brand & Production Team

i. System

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In order to pull off this massive project, we started off by creating a design system and one example page. We then worked with different teams within brand (from video, copywriting, presentation, and events) to create each of the pages.

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IDENTITY

Brandland kit lock-up.

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"Brandland" kit

Brandland kit.

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"Brandland" kit

Sharp Sans by Commercial Type.

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Sharp Sans by Commercial Type

Morion by Designer Foundry.

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Morion by Designer Foundry

Example page design.

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Example page design

We chose GT America as the secondary font for the in-house brand team at Abstract to have flexibility and fun pulling out the different weights of the super dynamic typeface.

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We created a huge digital artboard that housed everything we needed. A series of content blocks were created in different sizes, such as containers for copy, do's and don'ts, tables, videos and photography.

ii. ART DIRECTION

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We worked with an incredibly talented prop–stylist, artist, and photographer, Lizzie Oh, to bring the Zendesk brand to life (literally). These photos are featured on the different pages within Brandland.

III. Website

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We created a cohesive set of pages, supported by our photos, to tell our story, and took editorial notes for composition and flow. Scroll–in interactions were utilized to give some space and time to balance out the overload of information from the messaging pillars.

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We built the website fully in Webflow. It helped us to create and eventually maintain the website on the brand-side easier, instead of constantly having to bug the web development team for small copy fixes.

Brandland section headers.

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Brandland section headers

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Content blocks were easy to duplicate, since Brandland is constantly evolving and being updated as the main product evolves.

Typography content blocks.

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Typography content blocks

Brand and copy content blocks.

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Brand and copy content blocks

Building and creating a vision around a home for the Zendesk brand, Brandland.
Building and creating a vision around a home for the Zendesk brand, Brandland.
Building and creating a vision around a home for the Zendesk brand, Brandland.
Building and creating a vision around a home for the Zendesk brand, Brandland.
Building and creating a vision around a home for the Zendesk brand, Brandland.
Building and creating a vision around a home for the Zendesk brand, Brandland.
Building and creating a vision around a home for the Zendesk brand, Brandland.
Building and creating a vision around a home for the Zendesk brand, Brandland.
Building and creating a vision around a home for the Zendesk brand, Brandland.
Building and creating a vision around a home for the Zendesk brand, Brandland.
Building and creating a vision around a home for the Zendesk brand, Brandland.
Building and creating a vision around a home for the Zendesk brand, Brandland.
Building and creating a vision around a home for the Zendesk brand, Brandland.
Building and creating a vision around a home for the Zendesk brand, Brandland.
Index

The Verge

A1

Zendesk Industries

A2

Zendesk Brandland

A3

Abstract

A4

Designer Fund

A5

WEbflow

B1

Airbnb

B2

NPR

B3

Grove Financial

B4

Backdrop

B5

Illustration

C1

Adam Ho is a freelance graphic & interactive designer based in Brooklyn, New York.
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