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Mango & Marigold Press

overview

Mango & Marigold Press is an award-winning independent publishing house that shares the sweet and savory stories of the South Asian experience. Formerly known as Bharat Babies, our client wanted to focus on a wider demographic, which led to a name change and a complete rebrand, complete with a new ecommerce site. I worked with a team of 5 designers and developers to create this rebrand.

AREAS OF FOCUS

Custom Shopify Development

UI/UX Design

Branding

TOOLS

Figma

Shopify Slate

ROLE

Designer & Developer

moodboard & research

different stylistic elements that resonated with our client

We presented the client with different pieces of inspiration in order to determine the style and feel that the company was going for. Lighter, pastel shades, as well as handmade, abstract, mango-like shapes and textures resonated with our client the most.

logo

The logo for Mango & Marigold’s new brand went through many iterations.

logo: before & after

branding

Based on the client feedback we received during our moodboard sessions, we developed a brand based on the elements that the client resonated with most. Our color palette consisted of warm tones that compliment the textures we created (with actual mangos and marigolds!).

initial wireframes

Low-fidelity wireframes for the ecommerce site were created by taking into account features that the client wanted for the site, such as a blog and customizable filter options for products.

applying styling

After creating low-fidelity wireframes for the site, we applied branding to the site. Here are some of the final screens from the site.

final designs of mango & marigold's site!

building the site + final product

The site was built as a custom Shopify template. While we considered other options, such as building a React site + hookup to the Shopify Storefront API, our client was already comfortable with the Shopify dashboard, and we wanted to keep disruptions to their workflow to a minimum. Building the site itself was a technical challenge in itself, as there weren’t many resources around building Shopify templates from scratch. 

The final site can be viewed here!

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