Welleg Branding

Client
Welleg Co.,Ltd.
Role
Planning, Copy, Writing, Project Management, ArtDirection, Design
Date
Apr 2021

Overview

Comprehensive branding for a shoe manufacturer in the midst of reforms.

We conducted a rebranding for Welleg, a 95-year-old footwear manufacturer in Kagawa Prefecture. SHIFTBRAIN produced for Welleg its new logo, corporate statement, brand page for E-commerce sites, business cards, cartons, flyers, posters, credo, and corporate website.

Insight

Communication that naturally follows the company name and tagline.

The client had already adopted a new corporate name as part of a major in-house reform that included creating a new tagline and corporate values. However, the company had not yet gone as far as replacing its existing brand name, “Outlet Shoes,” which did not harmonize with the company it was aspiring to become.
The new corporate name “Welleg” is a portmanteau formed by joining “well” and “leg.” Identifying this word as the key to communicating what the brand is all about, We proposed adopting the corporate name for the brand name as well.
We aimed to reintroduce focus to the company by translating into words and images the company’s thoroughgoing hospitality and passion for shoe making, allowing them to shine through their online shopping site pages along with the tagline, “Kirei na ashi o tsukuru (lit. Creating beautiful feet).”

Idea

Respectfully and carefully expressing brand personality.

We aimed to highlight the brand’s personality — conscientious, friendly, and smile-inducing — thoroughly, without exaggeration. The new logo discreetly incorporates footprints to express the joy of discovering one’s perfect pair of shoes. Website, business card, poster, and credo designs have ample margins; photos feature views suggestive of Takamatsu Port, and casual scenes full of happy faces; and watercolor illustrations executed in a warm, friendly style are generously used, all of which combine to communicate the unaffected personality of Welleg.

Project team

Dada Okada
Account Planner
John Nishiyama
CSO / Copywriter
Hiroki Miyamoto
Art Director / Senior Designer
Hiroaki Yasutomo
CTO / Technical Director
Sayaka Kiyose
Front-End Developer
Mana Ohtake
Project Manager
YoYo holdings
Front-end Developer, Back-end Developer
Yosuke Yamaguchi
Illustrator
Syuhei Miyanaga
Photographer
Hidehiko Waki
Photographer
Kyoko Shirai
Model

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