River Aesthetics

Brand creation for leading
medical aesthetic clinic

Introduction

Dr Woodward and Dr Manning were looking to take their aesthetics clinic to the next stage. Having pioneered their own non-surgical facelift ‘The RiverLift’ and positioned themselves as the go-to experts in women’s health, they were looking for a new brand identity that reflected their expertise and their clients.

Client

River Aesthetics

Industry

Aesthetics

Project process

Sprint One

Brand Discovery

We worked with Dr Woodward and Dr Manning to dissect what makes them passionate about their business, their ‘why’. This defines the brands vision, mission and values, which helps guide the visual direction.  We delivered our findings to them in our brand debrief and mood board.

Sprint Two

Brand Concept Creation

River Aesthetics’ brand values are aligned with natural beauty and that is why we combined texture, science and nature. To truly reflect the core of their experience as doctors, we designed a logo which is a stylised Golden Ratio triangle and Fibonacci swirl paired with natural leaf textures and metallic tones.

Sprint Three

Brand Refinement

When we develop any brand, we always consider placement. Where and how will this be used? What will it look like on social media platforms? How will it work on printed materials? Are there enough assets to guide attention to important pieces of information? With these question in mind, we set about creating a texture and colour palette that could be used with ease across all platforms.

Sprint Four

Brand Execution

We designed signage, business cards, a price list, treatment brochures, aftercare booklets and even consulted on a brand photoshoot, meaning there was no room for brand inconsistencies.

Sprint Five

Website Planning

Before you can design and build any website, it is always important to do your research. Working with our SEO partners, we delivered a search term analysis and site map that would maximise the visibility of the site and evaluate the new brand.

Sprint Six

Website Design

It was important to include easy to understand information about River Aesthetics treatments and the conditions they treat. We used the new brand assets to highlight important information and used heavily edited stock photos alongside unique shots to truly represent the level of service, results and expertise clients experience in clinic.

Sprint Seven

Website Development

We designed a bespoke front-end with a WordPress CMS, giving our client the best of both worlds, a truly on brand experience and easy editing and updates.  Our websites go through rigorous testing and checks before going live.

Sprint Eight

Launch and Marketing

As brand guardians, we assist with the ongoing visual marketing, designing support materials such as flyer, invites, newsletters and brochures.  This means we were able to assist our clients at their launch party with goodie bags and brand giveaways.

Before

After

About the client

Phenomenal success

Charlotte and Victoria have seen phenomenal success over the past 5 years, positioning themselves as the go-to experts in the aesthetics industry. They have pioneered their own treatment a non – surgical facelift named the River Lift, and work with world renowned pharmaceuticals to assist in the development of new techniques. They also developed their very own academy for training other doctors.

Meeting Dr Charlotte Woodward and Dr Victoria Manning was an exciting opportunity for us. They were keen to be led by our experience and were looking to bring ‘big brand’ thinking to their five-year-old clinic based in the Southwest and London.

Deliverables

  • Brand Workshop
  • Research & Brand Strategy
  • Logo Design
  • Corporate Identity Design
  • Stationery Suite
  • Clinic Signage
  • Responsive Website Design
  • Ongoing Marketing Material
“We knew we wanted the rebrand to focus on an aspirational design that captured the harmonious union of beauty and science. Spoken truly understood our values and we're thrilled with the results we have achieved.”

Dr Victoria Manning
Founder, River Aesthetics

Textures and Patterns

To combine the ideas of natural beauty with cutting edge medical techniques and expertise, we had to use patterns and textures to reflect these ideas at the same time.  This is why we chose a logo incorporating a ‘Golden Ratio’ triangle and Fibonacci swirl to reflect mathematical precision but this ratio, particularly the swirl, exists a great deal in nature too.  We used a metallic colour to represent the medical profession but in a muted natural colour to incorporate the natural beauty theme.  Similarly, we used lots of natural textures and soft lines to reflect the subtle natural work River Aesthetics do.

Assets

The images, logos, themes and colours we used to create River Aesthetics’ brand aren’t just for use on the website.  We created assets that perfectly reflect the brand and can be used in print media, social media, emails, displays and anywhere else.  Having this material ready to use or custom created by us for a specific purpose means the branding is consistent across every medium.

Icons

Apparently the human brain processes images 60,000 times faster than words and retains them for longer so we like to design icons for websites which help to instantly show users where they can find the information they’re looking for to easily navigate around the website.  The icons we designed for River Aesthetics were pleasing to the eye, fitted in with the branding and the website even more user friendly.

Print

River Aesthetics’ metallic coloured logo looks particularly good in print especially next to the soft natural tones used in the rest of the branding.  All of the printed material we designed was totally consistent with the online branding as we were aware from the start that they would need lots of brochures, etc. so their branding had to work well both online and in print.

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