Refresh a fictionalized brand identity for the Natural History Museum in Washington, DC. Design a branding system and website to make museum-going and learning about natural history fun for all ages.
∙ Branding Guidelines Document
∙ Social Story Templates
∙ Website Homepage
Brand Identity Guidelines
I created an extensive branding guidelines document to outline the full visual identity standards across the NHM brand and department sub-brands.
The department-specific iconography and accompanying brand marks are used throughout the site to support the new brand and bring a youthful, fun, and exploratory tone to the site’s visual design.
Image Header Carousel
The top header features the iconographic department marks along with stylized photography in a cycling animation that rotates through seven new programs or exhibits within the museum’s departments.
The white underline is designed to stay fixed below the color-coded headings, which animate along with an icon-based carousel to convey a sense of playfulness and dynamism to users visiting the site.
Department and exhibit cards, along with photographic and text block treatment follow the same diagonal angle in the brand mark to further the dynamic tone of the brand identity, bringing cohesiveness across the full homepage design. Other large header links use the same arrow and underline style within a hover interaction to encourage user interactivity and allude to the exploratory theme found throughout the entire NHM identity.
See Also: NHM Branding and Print Collateral
In addition to creating digital and website designs for Natural History Museum, I designed a full set of print collateral, including admission tickets, stationery, gift shop packaging, and exterior banners.