End-to-end Experience Design for online Shop
My role: Creative Director
Year: 2012 - 2013
Brandstore was established to be the first premium online fashion for the Swiss Market. Market analysis has shown that people with higher incomes, tech-savviness and lack of time are having a higher willingness to shop online and high standards in terms of quality and brand names.
I created a holistic end-to-end brand experience for an intuitive customer experience, with a minimalist and simple UI design to highlight products and brand labels. Launched in 2012, Brandstore went through several iterations, and is now merchandised by 'FashionFriends.ch', another client of mine.
The new look and feel for the online shop 'Brandstore.ch'
Brandstore wanted to position itself as the premium online shop for fashion brands. Launched in 2012, Brandstore was one of the first online fashion startups in the Swiss market, and has since grown its customer base steadily.
Flexible Grid Framework
Template design for various page types
Key UIs demonstrating alternating homepages, landing pages, shopping cart and checkout.
Market research and insights
The e-commerce sector grew rapidly in Switzerland at the time. The 2011 revenue for e-commerce in Switzerland was CHF 40 Billion, with a potential growth forecast of 26% and more (data based on survey by the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, FHNW).
Based on research data from FHNW, the core target group was defined as the "smart shoppers". The smart shopper is female or male, between 30 and 45 years old, internet-savvy, brand and cost-conscious, with a well-educated background, high income but busy.
Reasons for the sudden growth in e-commerce were convenience, internet affinity, fast connection, lack of individual time and a growing willingness to shop online.
Benchmark: A competitive analysis shows various young startups and competitors in the e-commerce market for fashion and retail business.
UX deliverables including wireframes and concept model
Draft of concept model with wireframes: diagrams the relationship between the user and Brandstore like customer service, community blog, warehouse, logistics, marketing and social media.
Logo design process
Design guidelines for creatives, engineers and marketing
Unified brand identity design across multiple media
Brandstore is now merchandised by online shop FashionFriends.ch.