Using a shared love for the mountain lifestyle to bring entrepreneurial minds together.
In the Spring of 2021, Pando knew they wanted a rebrand, and they reached out to TWIO.
Formerly known as PandoLabs, they wanted to move away from an “incubator” brand identity to one that brings people who love the mountains together, empowering social and economic change for the world. Starting with the Wasatch Back and then expanding beyond into other mountain communities, Pando wants to support the people who live in the mountain communities and connect those who do not, but still desire to be a part of those places.
TWIO led Pando’s verbal rebrand, ensuring its value proposition, mission, vision, values, and positioning resonated with all target audiences and personas. Then we brought this brand strategy to life with a redesign of PandoLabs’ visual identity, including a new website, a name change (“Pando”), new logo, color palette, fonts, etc.
PHASE 1: Document and Evolve the Foundation
Internal Qualitative Research & Interviews
To build the brand foundation, we always begin with internal brand research. By interviewing key stakeholders within the Pando organization, we were able to gain an understanding of who Pando was, and who they wanted to become. Pair that with competitive landscape research and we have a fuller picture of the playing field.
Moodboarding for Design
As we explored and dialed in Pando’s verbal brand (based on its business strategy), TWIO needed to create a visual identity to match. Leadership wanted a more contemporary aesthetic that felt mature and reflective of their members’ surroundings and passions. Our design team explored colors, textures, typography, and symbols that could be used as elements to project a sense of “place”. Utah’s mountains, skies, trees, and tones emerged as major components of the new visual identity.
PHASE 2: Build the Tools
Verbal Brand Development
Through our interview process, we were able to get a clear understanding of Pando’s business and brand objectives. TWIO then built a complete verbal brand system that authentically articulated Pando’s identity.
We developed and documented Pando’s new verbal brand in a Brand Report, that included the following critical brand elements:
- Brand Truths
- Brand Positioning
- Mission, Vision, Values
- Voice & Tone
Visual Brand Development
Finally, our creative team—composed of brand strategists, writers, and graphic designers—came together to create a visual identity that brought Pando to life as an organization. Our designers drew inspiration from the Pando organism and Utah’s natural landscape to create a fresh, aesthetically-pleasing visual brand identity. TWIO designers used the lines on the Pando tree combined with topographic lines evocative of Pando’s Park City landscape to create the new aesthetic.
- Website Assets
- Color Palette