KILLWOOD

BRAND IDENTITY / LOGO / COPYWRITING / PRINT / WEB / PHOTOGRAPHY / SOCIAL MEDIA

ABOUT KILLWOOD

Killwood is a sustainable lifestyle goods company I cofounded in 2015. Killwood crafts sustainable products with pine beetle kill wood from trees that have been plagued by the pine beetle epidemic. By upcycling waste materials, and contributing to reforestation, Killwood is leading the movement to restore BC forests utilizing eco design.

DESIGN PREMISE

Building Killwood from the ground up​, I designed the trademark, business cards, website, and our first product to launch on Kickstarter. Along with two other products, and the entire brand identity, Killwood needed to establish itself and entice a customer base of eco-minded people that appreciate modern, minimalist design.

MY ROLE

As the Product and Graphic Designer at Killwood, leading the product and branding design, including social media presence, web, email marketing, I asked myself, how can we get people excited about the redemption story of pine beetle devastation to eco design creation? www.killwood.ca

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KILLWOOD LOGO

The logo is a distilled and minimalist interpretation of a beetle's shell and wings, celebrating the company's unique use of Pine Beetle Kill Wood. The logo is designed to convey Killwood's key brand attributes: 

SUSTAINABLE    MODERN

MINIMALIST    FRIENDLY    ELEGANT

The logotype is a font, with a flourish - it's sleek, modern, and is thematically linked with the logo mark. The shape of the "K" is reflected in the negative space of the Killwood mark, creating a cohesive logo. 

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SOCIAL MEDIA

By planning, sourcing and creating imagery, copywriting, and engaging with audiences, Killwood's notoriety on social media saw steady growth.

2000+

Followers within 18 months

INSTAGRAM

WEBSITE

Crafted in Wordpress, Killwood.ca is a functional e-commerce website, serving as our online retail front. The site is designed to be informative on the brand story, while being clean & modern, and easy to navigate. Blog posts and Yoast SEO are used to gain traffic and when google searching for "pine beetle killwood", Killwood.ca is one of the top results.

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