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Billion Oyster Project

A new brand identity and website for Billion Oyster Project, whose mission is to reintroduce the oyster population in NY Harbor.

CLIENT

Billion Oyster Project

SERVICES LEVERAGED

User Research

Information Architecture

Usability Testing

User Experience

Visual Design

Content Migration

Custom Development

At a Glance
45 MM
LIVE OYSTERS RESTORED BY THE BOP

New York Harbor was once home to over 200,000 acres of oyster reefs. Oysters played a vital role in the local marine ecosystem, filtering water and providing a habitat for other species. Today, oysters are nearly extinct in New York waters due to overharvesting and pollution. The Billion Oyster Project’s mission is to reintroduce live oysters into the harbor, which, in time, will lead to cleaner water and greater biodiversity.

First, we visited BOP on Governors Island in New York Harbor to learn more about their mission and unique challenges. After gathering information from their team of marine biologists, educators, students, and volunteers, we did a deep dive (pun intended) to explore the possibilities for their identity.

Our early sketches of the logo explored different visual styles based on themes of water, the oyster, and the shield.

The final logo, supporting brand elements, color palette, and typefaces.

The identity is built on a bold logo that incorporates historical typography, vibrant color, and the symbol of a shield. After arriving at a logo and supporting brand elements, we began a series of sprints to architect, design, and develop a responsive site. The end result was a powerful toolkit that has allowed BOP to continue their mission of restoration and education.

BOP's branding at an annual charity event

Thinking about a new project?

Does your organization have a rebranding initiative in the pipeline or already in progress? Have you considered working with a digital agency partner to ensure your website(s) UX and content evolves to accurately reflect and reinforce the new branding while effectively meeting your users needs? We’d love to hear more about your needs and we’d be happy to share more about our process of how we help organizations successfully navigate digital initiatives just like this.


Adam
Adam Kurzawa
Director, Business Development
Joe Rosenthal
Business Development, Midwest