Workshopping a New Vision

ExtraTech Systems Case Study

Background

Led the 30 year old company in a series of workshops to align vision, values, and offerings in the transition of new leadership after the founder retired.

Summary

I facilitated multiple company-wide workshops:

  • Vision Statement 
  • Value Proposition
  • Core Values
  • Brand Themes 

The culmination of the brand work was a new logo and wordmark based on the messaging uncovered in the workshops.

Methods

  • Stakeholder Interviews
  • Workshops
  • Dot Voting
  • Expert Review

Discerning Brand themes

I led a workshop by looking at comparisons within different groups of seemingly irrelevant groups.

Using groupings of images, I asked the team to identify “us” (our company, our culture) in different categories. 

Past Identity

ExtraTech had previously flown under the radar, preferring obscurity. Now, to obtain more customers, the leadership wanted visibility and a fresh start. 

Stepping back, a redesign needed to answer the questions: 

Who are we?
What value do we bring to our customer, our end user?

I used competitive analysis, workshops, and interviews to learn more. 

Process

Workshops:

  • Core values 
  • Mission
  • Vision
  • Persona and Value proposition
  • Comparison Workshop

Competitive Review:

  • Identity, colors, fonts, etc.
  • Message tone and strategy
  • Graphic elements

Branding Pyramid:

  • Foundation: research in customer truth, our attributes
  • Deliverables: mission, vision, values, personality

I used dot voting as one way to gut check the design process.

Generating a brand document gave me the resource I needed to put forward my findings, and confidently build a design system for ExtraTech, including the logo. 

Synthesis

Final

Before

After

View the redesign post:

https://www.extratech.com/blog



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