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Sambazon signage and menu boards

Keep an eye out for the new menu boards, info boards, window stickers and signage that we produced for Sambazon superfood cafés at a number of their outlets throughout Australia.

Info board

Info board

Window stickers

Window stickers

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Skindepth Responsive Website

We’re delighted to have recently produced a new responsive website design for Skindepth Dermatology, Cosmetic and Wellness Centre. A new clinic in the heart of Melbourne's St Kilda East. We were excited to have been asked to redesign and develop their new website.

Their site has a fresh look and provides a reflection of the wide range of services they offer. It is easy to navigate and has been produced in a responsive/mobile-friendly format to provide an ideal viewing experience across all devices.

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AEC Branding & Identity

The Australian Energy Council represents major electricity and downstream natural gas businesses operating in competitive wholesale and retail energy markets. 

AEC identified a need to reposition their brand, in order to better represent their focus and capabilities. Microcosm was engaged to create and develop a brand identity, which we then rolled-out across all their corporate assets.

Printed and digital stationery

Printed and digital stationery

Comprehensive styleguide

Comprehensive styleguide

Extensive suite of Word report templates and PPT templates

Extensive suite of Word report templates and PPT templates

Suite of fully responsive eDM templates

Suite of fully responsive eDM templates

Social Media asset creation and set-up

Social Media asset creation and set-up

Exhibition and event signage

Exhibition and event signage

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EnergyAustralia Social Media

EnergyAustralia, one of Australia’s largest energy retailers, has taken the plunge and launched their first Facebook business page with the help of Microcosm Design. EnergyAustralia approached us to collaborate with their in-house social media team and help them develop a strong, consistent and engaging approach to their social media content across their existing Twitter account and their new Facebook property.

Microcosm helped kick off the launch of the new EnergyAustralia Facebook site with a creative customer engagement campaign featuring compelling and humorous imagery based around the idea of energy helping people have rich and fulfilling lives. We proposed the use of a hashtag “#becauseEnergy” which plays on the use of popular memes tagged #because… (ie. #becauseScience, #becauseRacecar, and #becauseCats) offering a lighthearted and humorous 'in-joke' to describe the obvious premise that as a consumer of energy you are able to enjoy all the things that it brings such as, warmth, cooling, refrigeration, fresh food, entertainment - all because (of) energy.

The EA Facebook launch has been a great success with higher than anticipated customer engagement (likes, comments, shares), fantastic buy-in and support from throughout the business. On average EA social customer engagement is some 300% above the average compared to competitors in the Australian Energy sector.

In addition to the EA Facebook launch campaign Microcosm are developing ongoing social media content such as image assets, content marketing imagery, infographics and social media advertising.


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Vitality Trading Co

So excited to have just launched Vitality Trading Co's new website

The good folk at Vitality Trading Co., also known as the "Cacao Boys", approached Microcosm to help design and build their new website which gives them a vehicle to promote their range of farmer direct, fair-trade, organic truly raw, superfoods. This range includes Big Tree Farms cacao and coconut products from Indonesia, Amazonian Acai Berry products from Sambazon, as well as their own range of organic hemp and diatomous silica products.

The site has retail and wholesale ecommerce, product information, superfood recipes, stories and information about the latest superfoods from around the globe.

The site is built on the brilliant Squarespace Platform, quickly becoming our preferred development platform, which offers them an enjoyable and usable back-end interface to manage their online store and keep their content as fresh as their product range.

Check out the site and just wait until you try their Acai bowls or Raw Cacao Sweet Nibs and Cashew Clusters... OMG!

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Big Tree Farms

Big Tree Farms are producers of fair trade, farmer direct, truly raw organic cacao and coconut products. Look out for their amazing superfoods at your grocers and health food stores - you should see our posters prominently displayed.

As part of this campaign we produced a DL competition flyer offering participating retailers a trip for two to Bali. Cleverly combining online registration with an social media campaign, retailers are encouraged to photograph our client's products and post them to their Instagram accounts with a dedicated hashtag to be in the draw. Check out #trulyrawcacao or visit @bigtreefarmsau on Instagram to see the results.

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The Footy Almanac - User Experience Design

The Footy Almanac is a book published at the end of each AFL year and features a collection of stories and accounts of each game, each round of the AFL football year that was. These stories are written by the fans themselves and is a fantastic collection of varying writing styles and perspectives. The books are supported by a popular website which has thousands of current members and offers sport fans of all persuasions a place to publish their stories, share their voice and discuss AFL football and sport in general (amongst other things).

Malarky Publications, the publishers of the Almanac, approached Microcosm to help them redesign their website to meet the needs of their audience and help accommodate their changing requirements.

We conducted a full User Experience (UX) project, interviewing a number of passionate 'Almanackers' to gain insights into their behaviours and needs to ensure that the website redesign proceeds with these insights at front of mind. The UX part of this project provided the client with a detailed understanding of who their audience is, what they are thinking and what they need to accommodate when moving forward with their website redesign. We developed working prototypes of the new site which will be fully developed and the new site is slated for launch early next year.

The client is overjoyed with the results and now have a very valuable piece of intelligence regarding their users' needs, expectations and behaviours and how that needs to be accommodated, not only in the design of their new website but in all areas of their business.

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Thin White Line - issue three out now!

The limited edition, Issue three of Thin White Line magazine is on the presses...

From the official thin white line website...

"Thin White Line is a new football culture magazine... (which) will delve into what football means, how it affects our lives, why it generates emotion, and where its future lies. Distinguished by excellence in design and high quality writing, Thin White Line magazine will set a new standard for football writing, football thought and the visual experience."

The magazine is an Australian production but has a global appeal - this issue has articles from Europe, Central America, Africa and Australia. The articles span from in-depth reporting on specific areas of the game, to interviews, fictional stories and beautiful photo-essays.

We are proud as punch to have designed this magazine and are excited about the reaction that is already growing in the Australian (round ball) football community and beyond.

For further information on sponsorship and advertising opportunities as well as details on purchasing the magazine (subscription and crowd funding campaign) please visit thinwhitelinemagazine.com or follow their tweets @tweetwhiteline.

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ESAA - MS Word report tempate

The Energy Supply Association of Australia (ESSA)  is the peak industry body representing the stationary energy sector in Australia.

They engaged Microcosm to design and develop a custom Microsoft Word report template which would ensure a consistent look and feel to all their reports by controlling the presentation of their branding, and provide a user-friendly template to work with.

The result is a colourful, clean and contemporary style report template. Ensuring consistent formatting (same colour shading, borders, suit of text styles) and standardised structure and layout (consistent headers, footers, margins, section breaks, page numbering, footnotes and cover pages) throughout all their report documents - The report style is generic and adaptable to enable us to roll out the new style across the organisations other publications while supporting their existing brand style.

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Stonier Wines SIPNOT event collateral

We have just designed and produced the printed collateral for the annual Stonier International Pinot Noir Tasting (SIPNOT) event. This is the 16th year of this fantastic event and about the 12th that we have been involved with!

If you like your pinot noir we advise you to get a group of friends together and book yourself a table. With twelve of the best pinots in the world competing in a blind tasting you will see that our local producers are up there with the best from Burgundy and the Napa Valley.

For more information visit stonier.com.au/sipnot

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Willow Creek new branding and signage

We were so happy to help out with the new branding and signage for Willow Creek at Flinders… definitely worth visiting their cool new cellar door in Flinders, on the Mornington Peninsula. We also created some promotional postcards for the Big Design Market where Willow Creek will be one of the many amazing contributors. 

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Modo car decal

Modo Project Builders are a design and construct building firm based in Melbourne.

We had previously developed the brand identity for Modo and other marketing collateral, including signage, stationery, business templates, brochureware and press advertising. They just recently asked us to design and organise decals for their fleet of cars and utes. Keep and eye out for them!

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ESAA - Electric Car Fact Sheet

We have just completed the design of a digital factsheet for The Energy Supply Association of Australia which details the future of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) in Australia and how Governments and regulatory bodies can help facilitate the introduction of these new technologies.

The brief was to follow established brand guidelines but breathe new life into the presentation style of ESAA reports and documents. We familiarised ourselves with the brand positioning of the organisation and picked out key parts of the identity such as colours and graphic forms that would enable us the scope to create a fresh approach to their presentation style.

The result is a colourful, clean and contemporary report which makes good use of infographics to break up and reduce the need for voluminous copy. The messages and key points within the report are clearly defined and promoted through this graphic representation. The report style is generic and adaptable to enable us to roll out the new style across the organisations other publications while supporting their existing brand style.

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