The City of Kitchener wanted a new brand for their economic development strategy with a youthful, more authentic feel, appealing to all audiences.
Client: City of Kitchener
Creative Director: Ben Hagon RGD
Senior Art Director: James Bisch
Senior Designer: Lindsay Pasichnyk
Photographers: Jesse Senko, Joe Martz
The City of Kitchener wanted a new brand for their economic development strategy with a youthful, more authentic feel, appealing to all audiences. As a result, Intent designed an oversize, unbound document on uncoated paper with the logo rubber stamped, by hand, on the cover of the document. This communicates an authentic, handmade feel and conveys the grassroots, maker-culture that is thriving in Kitchener. Intent also designed a website that focuses on real, authentic stories from the people who are ‘making it’ in Kitchener.
This project demonstrates a clever application of both visual treatments and typographic solutions. Authentic photography is used to entice readers to engage with the creative. Additionally, the slogan, ‘Make It Kitchener,’ speaks to the audience with a catchy hook. Overall, this economic development project paints an appealing picture of Kitchener as a place to work and live.
- Kim Pickett CGD