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New Website, Catalog & Print Ads for a Colorado Cattle Tag Company

Posted on September 28, 2017

Ritchey Livestock ID, based out of a Brighton, Colorado, is the creator and manufacture of the World’s greatest cattle tags! What makes theirs the best? Ritchey tags are 100% fade proof. How? Their tags have a core color with 2 outside colors. The colors are NOT layers, they can not peel apart or separate because they are made out of one solid piece of material. When engraved, or heat stamped, the core color is revealed – therefor the tag number, brand, or whatever information that has been applied never wear offs.

Visual Lure was recently contracted by Ritchey to redesign their e-commerce website. We were in charge of the design, while another company handled the development. The new responsive designed website was built in WordPress using WooCommerce for the online store. Immediately after completing the design of the website, Ritchey re-engaged us to design a new product catalog along with multiple print ads. See samples below:

 

WordPress/WooCommerce Website Redesign

Ritchey Responsive website design

Like so many other websites, their old site was not mobile friendly, and with Google’s new mobile first indexing and over 1/2 of all web browsing done on smart phones – this was an issue. The new site, now utilizing a responsive design, renders beautifully on all devices.

New Sample Product Website Page

The new e-commerce store, powered by WooCommerce, has been simplified and streamlined to help improve conversion rates. We also implemented conditional logic on many of the product order forms to make the checkout process fell less daunting.


Old Homepage Design:

Old Ritchey Website design

The old website, which looked like a generic template, had tons of issues. It was not responsive, the checkout process was confusing and not user-friendly, and the design was void of all character.


New Homepage Design:

New Ritchey Website Design

The new design now has a rustic aesthetic using weathered wood, old paper, leather and cow hide textures along with cattle photos to appeal more to ranchers, their core target market. In additional to the website, Visual Lure also digitally recreated all their cattle tags to ensure correct colors and product consistency.


Catalog Print Design

Immediately after completing the design of the website, Ritchey hired us to redesign their product catalog. Other than the website, this is their main marketing tool, and like the old site – it too lacked character. Here is the cover and a sample spread from their old catalog:

Old Ritchey Product Catalog

Building a Visually Cohesive Brand

Using the same rustic wood background, old paper and leather textures from the new website, the catalog now complements it, and becomes the first step in the development of creating a visually cohesive brand. Below you can see the new cover, a new ad for their Hook Doctor product, and a couple sample spreads (along with some of the new digitally rendered cattle tags).

New Ritchey Catalog Design


Print Ads

Lastly, Ritchey engaged us to design some of their print ads. Here is the first one we designed announcing the release of their new pink tags:

Ritchey Pink Tag Print Ad

Whether you need help with a new e-commerce website, print/graphic design, or assistance with creating a visually cohesive brand – contact Visual Lure today for a FREE quote.

 

Commemorative Magazine Design for Blackburn College

Posted on September 19, 2017

Visual Lure was recently contracted by Blackburn College to design a commemorative magazine to celebrate a highly successful fundraising campaign. Blackburn College, located in Carlinville, IL, was founded in 1837 and is affiliated with the United States Presbyterian Church. It provides a coeducational student body with a rigorous, distinctive, and affordable liberal arts education that prepares graduates to be responsible, productive citizens.

The magazine features a clean, corporate, institutional design with a financial summary, infographics about the campaign, large images with ample white space, and inspiring staff & alumni quotes spread throughout the magazine. Check out some of the main pages and spreads below.

Blackburn Commemorative Magazine Design

 

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Logo & Package Design for a St. Louis Supplements Company

Posted on November 10, 2016

2nd Impact is a St. Louis, Missouri based supplement and nutrition company that produces a superior line of Whey Protein and Creatine products. They use the most expensive, highest grade ingredients to produce a premium line of supplements. They initially came to Visual Lure for a logo, and after completion of that, they immediately engaged us to design all their packaging. See the progression of the logo and packaging below.


2nd Impact provided the exact colors they wanted and requested a simple text-based logo. Here are the initial logo design options:

2nd Impact logo design round 1


…and here is round 2 of the logo…

2nd Impact logo design round 2


…and here are the final logos in both color and black and white:

2nd Impact final logos


Once the logo was completed we immediately went into designing the packaging as they wanted to get into production right away. Here are the first two design rounds of the package design:

2nd Impact packaging design options


…and here are all the final labels for their initial product line:

2nd Impact Packaging Design All

View the entire branding package here »

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 For a package design quote, please call 618.407.9231 or email us at info@visuallure.com.

Package Design for Supplement Freeze Pops

Posted on October 14, 2016

Visual Lure recently completed new packaging design for Amino Freeze Pops. Amino Freeze Pops are frozen treats for adult athletes and body builder that are packed with Electrolytes and BCAAs. Essentially, it is a frozen post-workout recovery drink. They provide a boost of energy, help with hydration, can increase stamina and aid in building muscle.

The old design featured icicle shapes that didn’t quite complement the logo/brand, and their attempt to visually highlight the Electrolytes and BCAAs fell short. The new design is much more cohesive and polished. Learn more about Amino at www.aminofreezepops.com.

The Power of a Hashtag

Are you using #hashtags in your social media strategy? If not, you should be, because you never know who will find you when you do. Landing this project is a great example of the power of a hashtag. Here’s the story: We recently completed new packaging design for 2nd Impact, a new supplement company based out of St. Louis, MO. We had just finished some of their designs and we posted them on our Visual Lure Instagram account. When we posted the images, we used the following hashtags: #PackagingDesign, #PackageDesign, #SupplementLabelDesign and #SupplementBrand. Within 30 minutes Amino Freeze Pops had followed us on Instagram, and we were having a conversation over the phone. We think that’s both crazy and amazing! A company based out of Boynton Beach, Florida, a company we would never have run into, is now a client all due to a hashtag.

Amino Freeze Pops Packaging

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Sales Brochure Design for State Construction

Posted on July 29, 2016

Visual Lure recently completed a new sales brochure for State Construction, a premier St. Louis Metro East residential home builder. They currently have three subdivisions with available lots: Bethel Ridge Farms, The Estates at Hearthstone and Cobblestone Ridge, with more in the works. The subdivisions are all located in O’Fallon, IL, one of the fastest growing communities in the St. Louis area.

State Construction has a solid reputation for their commitment to craftsmanship and for building quality homes. It was a pleasure designing a new brochure for them that reflects those same qualities.

Not only did we design the brochure, we also gathered print bids, coordinated printing and press checked the project for quality control. Printing was preformed by Schwartzkopf Printing in Alton, Illinois. In addition to the brochure design, Visual Lure is also designing and developing a new website for State. Check back soon for a post on the launch of their new website.

State Construction brochure graphic design

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