Wege Siostry
The rise of a brand with a unique plant based alternative product


CLIENT
Wege Siostry
www.wegesiostry.pl
TYPE
Consumer Brand, Product Release, Print, Packaging Design, Illustration
YEAR
2018
Agency
Podpunkt
Poland
Wege Siostry (Vegan Sisters) is a vegan brand from Poland. When they reached us (at Podpunkt), they only had one year of market experience, selling this handmade product at small shops. This rebrand helped the brand to fastly have more demand and expand abroad: Today they sell in multiple european countries and some of the biggest markets in Poland (as it goes for LIDL in over 400 stores, or even E.Leclerc). This is the first and the main brand's product. An alternative to cheese essentially made from cashews.

Starting with the Mission: The founders of this brand asked for a full rebranding. They wanted to bring life, personality, a positive consumer attention and curiosity, driving and increasing sales.

Study & Solution: First I've tried to find out connections that could link the brand to the consumers brand's target, preferably by triggering positive emotions and something that could dazzle. And in many of the aspects founded in my research, there was particularly one that stood out: the fact that the vegan community (main brand's audience/consumers) takes animal-care into great consideration and has high interest for plant based alternatives products. Secondly, ...

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...studies suggest that the world is getting more attached to the animals. We seem to start to value animals over people and we can easily notice this type of reaction in the internet. As a result, by portraying animals we were able to appeal to the vegan community, but also call the attention of a generic consumer, mostly from younger generations searching for healthy cheese alternatives / dairy products alternatives.
As for what concerns the illustrated animals, those were not randomly choosed and created. They are actually linked with the additional ingredients that caracterize each of the products (for instance, the boar as a lover of mushrooms).
We also had the planet earth environment into consideration, this brand stands for free-of-plastics. People have been tempting to value the brands that clearly display this flag.
At the end we have: diversification of product packagings (that helps the consumer to easily identify and select his favourite cheese(s), and reinforces the consumer's will to buy all the collection) and the differentiation by a unique consumer experience (a earth friendly packaged product  - where cheese is revealed after the process of opening the reusable carboard pack and unfolding a biodegradable parchment paper).

Acknowledgements: My thank you goes to Podpunkt for giving me the chance to work on this project as a head of design, as it goes for the the client Zuzię Rzymanek and Magdę Rzymanek, both sisters and founders of this amazing brand.

Strategy & Thinking: Floduardo de Almeida
Art Direction: Floduardo de Almeida & Diana Makulska
Graphic Design: Floduardo de Almeida & Agnieszka Prus
Photography: Zuzanna Rzymanek

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CLIENT: Nespresso® www.nespresso.com
TYPE: Consumer Brand, Product Release, Print, Digital Design, Illustration
YEAR: 2019-2020
AGENCY: MEO Design et Communication - Switzerland

Nespresso® challegend us to create the first Exclusive Edition of 2020.
And they were clear about what they wanted to have: something Premium since the product would be definitly more expensive, and because we are talking about a rare and unique coffee from Yemen. But they were also concerned about how could we find a creative solution by presenting Yemen, without displaying bad memories at the consumer heads (about a country that has been associated with conflicts).

As I love to do, I did an intensive research learning the most that I could about Yemen and about their coffee culture. That's when I found part of their identity in their stunning landscapes where the coffee comes to life with scarce water in high rocky mountains. Here we had the solution: to create an open window about a beautiful treasure from Yemen.

Nespresso decided to turn this product available to dozens of countries - limited to existent stock - inicially as a Private Edition but they've also decided to turn it available to some other countries as Public Sales Edition.

Acknowledgments: I had the pleasure to be the Head of Design. But beside being the creative fully involved in this project, I must credit my dear colleague Jeremy Powell (Client Service Director/Manager) by trusting me this project, by all his fantastic insights and by allowing me to take full lead on this. Thanks also goes to the team that helped me with the production process. My friend César for working together on this photo session. And the responsables for this project at Nespresso that I had the pleasure to met and work with. Last but not least, to the fantastic team at the printhouse.

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