Finding the right digital branding and graphic design agency to trust with your business reputation is a challenge, and one worth taking seriously.
At Hunted Hive, we understand your branding must be on point the first time a customer sees it, and the next time, and every time.
People partner with us because we build brand identities that their users trust. We provide the catalyst for a human-centric relationship between your brand and its customers. Get it right and your brand experience becomes a key asset in your business success.
As a flexible, problem-solving digital agency with advanced skills in branding and graphic design, Hunted Hive offers a range of services - each targeted at distinct facets of your business’s persona and your customers’ journey as they engage with you.
User Experience is a powerful, wide-ranging and evolving field that builds a frame for how the interaction people have with your brand or service aligns with your goals. Hunted Hive is enthusiastic about UX design and will guide you through the principles of delivering value via this holistic methodology. It begins with creating UX wireframes to describe the functionality of each part of a website or system and then looks at how user goals align with how they perceive and interact with that functionality. These basic and unbranded visual representations of the user interface are then placed in Invision, our online prototyping tool. This tool allows us to collaborate with you to test the concept and determine its feasibility. Invision gives your whole team access to the wireframes so they can comment on specific screens and elements in real time - supercharging the feedback and user-testing cycles. We can have a basic interactive prototype working in weeks, not months.
The User Interface (UI) mockups are created based on the User Experience (UX) wireframes and placed in Invision. These mockups include the branding and design elements for your product/company. What you will now see is exactly how the system will look and feel. If it’s completed during the roadmap phase, this step will streamline the development once the roadmap is completed. These ‘high fidelity’ mockups are useful in obtaining additional project funding because potential investors no longer have to imagine a product from your briefing and prospectus, they can now experience how the completed project will look and function.
Even with massive advancements in technology, we still live in a hybrid world. Digital alongside analogue; software alongside hardware. So, as well as pushing information technology to its limit, we are also masters of traditional information technology: ink on paper.
Hunted Hive’s creative content producers can:
In line with Hunted Hive’s sheer technical ability to create websites, build ecommerce stores and implement responsive practices across any platform, we will also give you leading service and advice on:
Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Pinterest and more, every social media platform has its own rules, user base and parameters. Choosing the right one for your brand and then getting the best from your social media campaign requires advanced insider knowledge. Every day, Hunted Hive is active in the social media space, creating engaging and shareable content for our clients.
Our skills range across pure creativity and into the deeply technical, we:
We unify all these services through a focus on the people who need value from a product and thus transfer that value to you. Who are these people? Your users. This development ideal can be summed up in the mutual concepts of Service Design and Human Centered Design. While UX and UI figure prominently in this concept, it encapsulates so much more.
It is a powerful idea that can be likened to a digital services equivalent of integrated marketing communications. In that older concept, every time a customer was exposed to a brand - wherever and whenever that occurred - the message was crafted to reinforce the brand’s larger identity. In digital development, a similar concept applies in that every time a user interacts with a company’s product, people, digital presence, designs or services, it forms part of an overall human experience.
Because it is so holistic, Human Centered Design completely flattens hierarchies and bridges silos. Many businesses have significant challenges even conceptualising it, let alone enacting it. But it is so powerful that they must. We work in this space every day and will guide you through the far-reaching implications of putting the user’s heart and mind at the centre of everything your development project must be and do.
A proven track record
TeachConnect is a free service for Queensland teachers. The online platform allows pre-service, long-serving teachers to share their experiences and knowledge with each other. It also helps university graduates transition into the teaching community.
The Hunted Hive created a friendly and social brand package for TeachConnect. Part of the challenge was to remove 'fluff' from the online platform so it could better portray the project as 'teacher-owned'.
Three initial concepts were presented and the selected logo was refined to create a clean aesthetic that still retained the fun elements of learning but portrayed wisdom and maintained professionalism. The owl was used to symbolise knowledge and education with the body of the owl representing a speech bubble indicating the transfer of knowledge via the TeachConnect online system.
The Hunted Hive completed a brand refresh for Pocket Earth, a mobile application providing maps and travel guides to travellers when they are offline - a process that eliminates the need for a mobile connection. The aim of the brand refresh was to freshen up Pocket Earth’s image and increase engagement with the online community. This was achieved by flattening the colour scheme and using a more modern font which portrayed a fun and friendly image. The symbology of a pocket was also introduced to reiterate the fact that you can easily access the offline maps wherever you are.
In order to maintain brand recognition, Pocket Earth requested that the branding retain some of the aspects of the original logo such as colour and the display of a global map. The new logo also needed to work as an app icon in terms of readability, with one of the requirements being that it must stand out against competitors in the app store. A bright focal point of the map indicator containing a star symbol was added to draw attention and lead the viewer's eye down to the name of the app.
Tumaker ‘s goal is to manufacture and sell easy to use 3D printers which use a holistic platform with a very intuitive user interface containing a marketplace of products and a sharing platform. In order to develop this brand, the Hunted Hive devised a detailed brand strategy that is appealing to the mass market.
The brand needed to be appealing to DIY users and gadget lovers with a particular focus on kids, teens and families. The Hunted Hive created a value proposition for Tumaker defining that the brand needed to be creative, empowered, free and clever. Tumaker empowers users by giving them the freedom to effortlessly materialise objects from brands they love or, indeed, anything they can imagine.
The logo which has been developed portrays an accessible, simple, easy and fun brand by using vibrant colours to give it dynamism. The focus of the logo has been placed on the ’TU’ symbol (’you’ in Spanish) as the essence of the brand is what YOU can do with what YOU make.
Quality and Professionalism
If you are an existing business or a startup looking for digital branding and graphic design agency, you will already see our work is unparalleled in quality and professionalism. There are millions if not billions of website out there, your project's success hinges on uniqueness and quality. Among those millions, the best stand out. With Hunted Hive, you will.
"The website looks terrific and very professional, and I've gotten lots of accolades about it. In conjunction with the gorgeous packaging, my product stands up to any established brand now. The website is a key component of that."
Director - Flower Pot Tea Company
"The Hunted Hive did a great job providing the branding, design and user interface (UI design) for our statewide website for teachers. I was particularly impressed by their design approach."
Dr Nick Kelly
Senior Research Fellow - TeachConnect
"I have been working with Nathan and Hunted Hive for the past one and a half years and can easily recommend them. They have been quite professional and reliable in providing us with a number of services."
Founder and Developer - GeoMagik