I designed a website and logo for a Calgary-based cloud hosting company, with Red Label Communications.
“Cloud 9” was already a pretty common name on the web, and especially within the online hosting business. The focus was to make the brand uniform, recognizable and differentiate it from anything else on the market. I went through a few variations, and landed on the purple and green colour scheme favored by the client. It was a challenge to make this combination work, but using the green sparingly helps. Since the focus was on making this brand really stand out, we steered clear of using similar shapes and colours seen on other sites.
The site features unique illustrations on each page to symbolize the services. I went with an isometric illustration style, which is commonly used in engineering schematics and architectural drawings.
There was a few different ideas going for arranging the navigation items and initially wanted to do a clearly different homepage design that set it apart from other pages. I took the time to organize all the information, and how to thoughtfully apply subtle animations as feedback throughout the site. In the end, I settled on a consistent header band that went across each page, using some CSS3 hover animations, in addition to a background animation built in Processing.