The Balance Between Trendy and Sustainable
Aug. 27, 2018
Designing a website for a creative agency
We recently published Flamingo Group's website.
Flamingo Group is one of China’s most prominent brand marketing groups with services that include strategy, brand positioning, consulting, advertising, public relations and events, digital marketing, brand incubator and accelerator, and venture capital. You will recognize some of their clients such as ofo.
CHALLENGE: TRENDY AND SUSTAINABLE
With hundreds of millions of websites in existence, there are web designs ranging from basic text to levels of interaction that spark curiosity even among the most web-savvy among us.
We recognize when an organization sets out to create a new website, it is our responsibility to look beyond the trends of the moment of web design to understand how these may change in the future and to understand the ways in which the company itself will evolve in the years to come.
EXPECTATIONS ON A DESIGN AGENCY
As Flamingo Group is a creative agency, many first impressions about the group, by potential clients and future employees, are made immediately upon arrival to the website.
Below an outline of how we worked to create an modern and evolutive design.
Much of our inspiration came from Flamingo’s own offices' use of hexagonal design. You can see throughout the website the use of the hexagonal shape in the minute details creating or a unique and meaningful web visual identity.
Flamingo wanted to make their site experience different from a simple hierarchical, informational website. We enjoyed the challenge of designing a less traditional hierarchy, while still ensuring that the user can easily navigate through this less familiar path. We utilized an anchor tab, sticky on the left, so that the user can easily access the content that they are most interested in at all times and “learn” this new navigating path intuitively.
TO ANIMATE OR NOT
Dynamic effects are often the first element to become outdated. We work to understand what effects are here for just a moment and which ones are fleeting based on usability, functionality, and implementation. We understood for Flamingo it is important to portray the group as cutting-edge while empowering the website to grow while still preventing putting them in a position that would leave them with an outdated website within a year.
LANDING SCREEN AND THE TARGET USER
As with many groups, Flamingo has offices all over China. In additional to new clients, one of their other named main target audiences is future employees. The home page first screen not only makes an impact of their brand and size, but it simultaneously serves both the potential client and the potential employee who both see immediately the multiple location reach and easy navigation to reach their visiting goal.
- UX concept and responsive web design
- Wordpress based development
- Multi-language: English and Chinese
See it for yourself: www.chinaflamingo.com