Hammond Wilson

Services: Brand / Web / Print

The Challenge

Hammond Wilson is an award-winning architecture firm that designs and builds some of the best-known, high-end homes and commercial buildings on and around the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. With their homes typically priced at $5 million and above, it was critical that the messaging and aesthetic of the Hammond Wilson brand match the artful sophistication and magnitude of the firm’s work.

The Solution

Hammond Wilson selected Vitamin as its agency of record for a full rebranding initiative including a new logo, brand messaging, website, corporate collateral and look book.

Through a robust rebranding exercise, Vitamin identified the critical components that set Hammond Wilson apart in the residential and commercial real estate marketplaces and designed a brand that was distinctive, artful, functional and timeless. The new logo is clean and timeless, elevating the perception of the brand to appeal to luxury homebuyers and high-end developers. The brand messaging communicates Hammond Wilson’s strong appreciation for process, aesthetic and client-focused service. The website is, in many ways, understated so that the power of the firm’s breathtaking portfolio comes to the forefront. The responsive site makes use of a sparse user-interface and a full-screen environment for ease of use and a visually-impactful experience.

The clean, minimal aesthetic that Vitamin established is reflected throughout the corporate collateral and look book, exemplifying the firm’s classic utilitarian values and high-end design, and making use of the diverse color scheme prevalent throughout the firm’s architecture portfolio.

The Results

  • The new brand look-and-feel accurately reflects Hammond Wilson’s artful work and design aesthetic.
  • The website and look book enable prospects to more immediately identify Hammond Wilson as an upscale architect capable of handling high-end work, which has helped reduce the decision-making process in the new business cycle.
  • Clients regularly use the Artful Living section of the site for design ideas, influence and inspiration.
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Hammond Wilson identity design
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Hammond Wilson print collateral design
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Hammond Wilson business card design

Look Book

The look book showcases the firm’s picturesque work in a large and expansive manner. Vitamin used metallic inks, foil-stamping, embossing and a top-of-the-line linen paper to create a printed package that embodies the craftmanship and detail reflected in Hammond Wilson’s architecture. The look book was designed with interchangeable content templates that can be customized in-house by the firm’s staff to best suit the client receiving it.

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Hammond Wilson portfolio design
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Custom Portfolio Site

Hammond Wilson’s website makes use of a sparse user-interface and a full-screen environment in order to let the firm’s breathtaking portfolio shine. The site dynamically sizes itself to fill whatever size screen the user is viewing. The homepage animation was designed to work seamless on desktops as well as mobile devices. The clean, minimal aesthetic of this website reflects the firm’s classic, utilitarian values while enabling the portfolio imagery to take center stage.

See it in action

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Hammond Wilson Web Design