Alison came to Oak Creative in order to get the ball rolling – she needed a brand and packaging solutions for the various flavours she was going to produce.
From the first meeting, initial sketches and visuals were produced for the Nip From The Hip branding. The emphasis was on the logo but the need for labels influenced the designs and ideas. Fonts, colours and icons were all developed at this stage. Alison wanted a classical and timeless design that would appeal to a high end market but of course it needed an artistic twist to make it stand out. This lead the creative team to came up with the Art Nouveau styling, it sat well with the company ethos harking back to a time of opulence in the 1920s.
After the team had come up with four ideas for the logo, Alison was invited back in for a presentation. One logo in particular really stood out, and the team reworked that idea, matching it up to an ideal font and colours.
Once the branding was approved and signed off, the team and Alison selected bottles to house the drinks, then the labels to go onto the bottles, always keeping Alison’s budget in mind as well as the quality of the finished product.
After the branding was settled, the work on Alison’s Nip From The Hip website began, complimenting the hard work that had gone into the brand and the labels, and telling the Nip From The Hip story. Twitter and Facebook cover photos, avatars and background imagery also boasted the branding on all fronts.
Regrettably, at the end of 2019 Alison decided it was the right time to close the business. Nip from the Hip was a huge success in Kent and beyond and Oak Creative will certainly miss working with the iconic art deco style branding! We wish everyone at Nip from the Hip the very best in their future ventures.