UNIT Partners Complete Rebrand of Epiphany Center

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UNIT partners develops new visual brand for the Epiphany Center.

Epiphany Center

UNIT partners has recently completed a rebrand of Epiphany Center, a holistic community care center. The rebrand includes a logo, stationary system, upgraded website and newsletter.

Initial work on the rebrand began in May 2012. The various brand elements began rolling out in January 2013 with the website launching late summer 2013. The Epiphany Center’s programs and services have adapted over its 160-year history to meet the changing needs of San Francisco’s most vulnerable families. As a result, the agency lacked a visual brand that accurately represents its offerings. The absence of a logo and brand standards had impeded the agency from clearly communicating its purpose and benefits to potential donors, clients, and the community at large.

In order to communicate more effectively, and stay relevant through future evolutions, the new brand was designed to focus on Epiphany Center’s overall objective of serving at-risk families and not specific programs or services.

UNIT focused the brand visual on the importance of the connection between a parent and child on the path to recovery and wholeness. The two hands coming together represent this connection. In addition, the logo itself represents an "epiphany" moment for the viewers as a candle with spark is formed in the negative space between the two hands. This candle represents the guiding light for children and parents on their journey to building strong relationships. The central spark is reflective of the client's epiphany moment that happens as a result of participation in Epiphany programs. The spark provides a nod to an abstract cross to represent the faith behind the organization.

Continuing the idea of an epiphany moment from the identity, UNIT focused on developing surprise moments throughout the stationery system and website. Each element of the stationery system introduces a relevant part of the Epiphany Center story through its individual reveal.

The website provides a more information-rich reveal with the use of rollovers. On the homepage, they immediately hit the viewer with relevant facts about women and children in need. Upon rollover, they flip that fact with information about Epiphany Center's results and approach. Throughout the site, images are initially displayed with a depressing tone and again upon rollover they show in true color to provide a hopeful and positive outlook.

UNIT partners helped the Epiphany Center develop an effective visual brand and a communication solution that helps them reach out to clients, employees, donors and the community at-large. To check out how UNIT partners helped rebrand the Epiphany Center, visit: http://unitpartners.com/epiphanycenter_rebrand.

While you're there, browse the UNIT partners website for more information about their brand strategy and graphic design firm and the solutions they develop.

About UNIT partners:

UNIT partners is a multidisciplinary branding agency and graphic design firm with a simple goal — help brands reach their full potential. Founded in 2006 by Ann Jordan and Shardul Kiri, UNIT believes that the whole really is greater than the sum of its parts. UNIT's holistic approach drives business transformation by focusing on intense client collaboration and uncompromising creative excellence.

Understanding the importance of developing solutions that translate to all communication mediums, UNIT's work covers a full spectrum of branding services, including logo design, websites, environments, marketing collateral, packaging design, applications, brand strategy, copywriting and trade shows.

Based in San Francisco, UNIT has a diverse client base that includes Kia, Herbalife, Harry & David, Old Navy, and Tsubo.

UNIT is a member of AIGA, the professional association for design, and the Designers Accord, a coalition of designers, educators, and business leaders working together to create positive environmental and social impact.

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