Rebranding Brown and Caldwell
Since 1947, Brown and Caldwell has built a reputation in pioneering wastewater reuse within the environmental engineering industry. Collaborating with clients, adding value through innovation and building relationships is an integral part of the company culture. BC's campaign represents the ability to provide solutions for various needs addressing every aspect of service, Technical Innovation, Project Management, Community Involvement, and Recruitment.
My research began by going through the historic archive of photos and printed documents dating back to 1947.
Part of my brand audit was to to see how the company evolved their logo over the years.
The block was used for almost 20 years which led to the decision to keep it to retain brand recognition.
Competitor color audit
An audit of colors within the industry showed that the purple used for Brown and Caldwell continued to stand out on its own. Therefore justifying the continuing use of the "BC Purple".
People / Reach
Technical / Innovate
Service / Standout
Project Management / Deliver
Products / Impact
Community / Connect
The research revealed 6 key areas that clients needed from Brown and Caldwell. Friendly Service, Advanced Technical Ability, Project Management, Quality Work Products, Community outreach, The best minds in the industry.
Connecting customers to the BC brand experience
Creating the BC experience required a continuous cycle of communication and feedback. This diagram was developed during a work session with the team.
Revitalizing the environment
This case study shows the important step in making an environment safe for both wildlife and our communities.
Keeping up with the times
Since 1947, the company has shown its resilience in the market and has remained relevant today.
Left: A 1960's photo shows founders, Ken Brown (front) and Dave Caldwell (right)
Right/Below: The next generation of environmental engineers
The Brand Look Book
The tool is meant to be a conversation starter with clients to broaden the visual design language of the company. Examples of photography, illustration, icons, and typography are shown throughout the Look Book.
Over 300 icons were developed to represent the variety of services offered to clients