PBS Independent Lens brand refresh and graphic toolkit
Branding + Digital + Motion Design
Independent Lens brand proposal
The entertainment agency Leroy & Clarkson turned to Kiely Design to help develop the concepts and designs for the Independent Lens brand refresh pitch. Independent Lens was looking for a flexible and modern brand that integrated across all media in a smart and impactful way.
Pitch design samples:
Independent Lens chose to move forward with the layered design motif combined with a progressive color palette. The angle within the logo was utilized as portal that opened up to a layered world of stories. The brand was blown out across on-air, social, digital banners, print and a variety of promotional materials.
Brand style guide
A detailed and comprehensive style guide was designed to clearly break down each element of the brand. The expanded color pallette allowed the brand to match the tone and manner of each documentary. The brand needed to work on its own and with a range of content from the serious to the heart warming.
Bold condensed typography was utilized for impact but also to allow longer titles to work effectively across a range of smaller digital media assets.
Digital and social media assets
The brand elements where broken down into a range of useful templates and elements to be utilized on twitter, facebook, youtube and instagram. Additionally the on-air video components were developed in a modular way to allowing them to be used on social media with horizontal, vertical and square layouts.
Documentary key art co-branding
An easy to use content forward template was created for the featured documentaries promotion. The Independent Lens brand was integrated into the artwork while still allowing the documentaries original look to shine through. All the associated materials were considered from print ads through to online and tv.
Flexible motion graphics package
The motion graphic toolkit utilized a thoughtful tune in system that worked in traditional HD video assets and also in square social media formats. This unique formatting allowed the team to setup one tune in for multiple deliveries across a range of assets.
A variety of transitions, opens, background beds, lower thirds and credit beds rounded out the on-air motion graphics package.
The main titles
One of the key components to the video brand package was the main title open that introduced each documentary. This was an opportunity to showcase the broad range of content that Independent Lens brought viewers and connect it all back to the the Independent Lens logo.
Edit and Animation by: Leroy & Clarkson