Mothers are always worried about their children’s health and growth during their adolescent stage. They are constantly in search of various food products that suit their children’s taste as well as provide nutrition. Since it’s about their child, mothers would never compromise on the quality and thus look for a trust-worthy option. Complan which already has a strong equity in the market in Nutritional food supplement segment had an opportunity to tap the toddler’s market.
DMA Yellow Works was approached for brand name and identity creation, packaging graphics and structure design.
The objective was to provide a scientifically formulated nutritional food supplement to children of 2+ years in three lovable variants: chocolate, Badam kheer and strawberry.
The challenge was to create a design which had seriousness, maturity, premiumness as well as some kiddy appeal to the graphics.
The Result: The Complan Nutri gro names connotes nutrition for the growing child and the design is well balanced by using gold for premiumness, teddy pictorials for kid appeal and the immunity mnemonic connoting scientific formulation. The mnemonic connotes immunity and vital nutrients such as DHA and milk protein for the child.
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Nycil with more than 40 years of legacy is a market leader in the prickly heat powder category. The brand recently got revamped with new graphics and communication. Considering the equity of the brand and the growing talcum powder space, it was strategically decided to introduce the brand in this segment. Prickly heat powder segment is heavily affected by seasonality and the brand loses its presence in winters and other times except summers.
Hence, DMA Yellow Works was approached to create the brand extension. Nycil Deo-fresh as the name suggests is a fragrant refreshing talcum powder that promises to absorb sweat, fights body odour causing germs and provides de-odorising fragrance.
The objective was to build an imagery of “Summer Skin Health” talcum powder along with being contemporary by way of graphical design as well as structure design.
We researched and derived design cues, visual hooks, forms, moods, colour codes and shapes by looking at the entire skin care products used ranging from sunscreen lotions, sweat absorbers to deodorants.
Nycil Deo Fresh colours and swooshes communicate a refreshing and soothing feeling. The “chakra” mnemonic connotes the efficacy of germ-killing, fighting body odour and overall protection from bacteria. The two variants Aquamarine and Fresh Floral are best explained through distinct colours as well as droplets and floral rendition in the background. The structure has a unique shape showcasing style and modernity. Moreover, it is convenient for the user to hold the bottle because of the grip given on the sides. Inspiration for the slider mechanism is taken from the mobile phone camera slider (usually in Nokia) which is unique as compared to common roller. Overall the pack connotes maturity, modern-ness and effectiveness.
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Question1: Why do you become a designer?
Question2: Does design work as an enabler or a differentiator?
Question3: What kind of growth can you see taking place in the field of design in India?
Before I answer the above questions I would like to talk about new things which I have recently contemplated on; that I hope might answer all of the above questions
Look at Plastic Surgery; It’s also a type of design or designing. Many people are opting for plastic surgery with less hesitation; they don’t feel it’s wrong getting the surgery done to get the desired look. It shows that there is an innate need in every one of us to look good; grab others attention. I was thinking if there is anyway to tap that innate need? We all desire a house, car, clothes, hairstyle, etc to look better and better, even cutlery used in the kitchen should be functional as well as aesthetically good looking; isn’t that so?
To produce products or services that are high on functional value and high on aesthetic value, costs a little extra money. That cost needs to be borne by the customer. As and when the economy grows, people will have more money to spend on such products and services. That eventually triggers the positive spiral for designed products and services.
Design is a broad word, in a way this whole existence is a big design, God is the designer. Everything has a reason to its existence in this existing world; it has functional as well as aesthetic value too.
Humans have always believed in modifying nature according to their needs, he/she has certainly been successful in various areas. But still there is a long way to go... Design Plays a Major role in that effort…
Contemplated by Dharam, Edited by Kimberly
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