Underbelly Logo Animated

Brand Extension

Project Proposal
Feb 2, 2024
Prepared for
valentina@estateguru.com
,
Estateguru
Prepared by
Anthony Lagoon
Founder
(951) 219-1512
anthony@underbelly.is
Underbelly Creative
343 W 400 S
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
(801) 742-1431
www.underbelly.is

Agency overview

Underbelly® is a full-service creative agency that helps businesses level up their digital presence. We build delightful websites, engaging applications, and provide access to top-notch creatives.

Strategy
  • UX research
  • User personas
  • Product roadmap
  • Brand
  • Content
  • Discovery sprints
  • Usability testing
Design
  • UI design
  • Brand identity
  • Illustration
  • Prototyping
  • Web design
  • Interactive
  • Video production
Technology
  • Full-stack
    Web applications
  • Mobile applications
  • SAAS implementation
  • Internal applications
  • CMS integration

Project overview

Start with alignment.
Target audience

​The target audience for Estate Guru is likely advisors, attorneys, and institutions.​

Business objectives

Estate Guru aims to enhance their visual identity and brand book to project a more professional and mature image. This investment will help Estate Guru establish a stronger presence in their industry and attract more customers.

Problem Statement

Stakeholders at Estate Guru have identified issues with their brand that are limiting their growth and how they stand out in their industry. They would like their visual identity to appear more mature and professional, moving away from their current playful design.

Opportunities

Refine the logo and how it is applied

How might we define how the logo is to be used in a more professional and modern way?

New UI

How might we update the brand to better position the new UI design as a leader in the industry?

Connect through lifestyle imagery

How might we move the brand towards an established lifestyle brand that people can relate to?

Target Audience

How might the brand relate to the target audience and core userbase? How might it outperform the competition?

Mobile Performance

There is room for mobile performance improvements on the website.

Desktop Performance

There is room for performance improvements on desktop. Google recommends 90 or above.

Consistent growth & SERP

Our tools indicate steady growth. How might we leverage SEO and site performance to maximize ads and organit traffic?

Relevant work samples

Sparked Branding

Creating a brand for Meta's New Product Experimentation.

Facebook Local Team

Creating a simple but comprehensive brand that could grow alongside one of Facebook's largest internal teams.

Proxy

Creating a product to make life easier for real estate agents.

CMAND

Redefining a PR company's virtual presence.

Process & Deliverables

This creative process is designed to keep
Estateguru
and Underbelly aligned throughout the project and focus on resolving important decisions at the least expensive point in the project.
This will take place in four phases where any phase may overlap with each other.
01
Discovery
02
Concepts
03
Brand Development
04
Delivery

Timeline

Phase one: 
Discovery

Uncovering Potential

The foundation of any great brand is a strategic north star. Trying to build a brand identity or choose a name without first understanding it is like picking a car’s paint color without seeing if the engine works. It could look great initially, but it might not go far.

  • Research
  • Competitive & industry analysis
  • Voice & Tone
  • Communication strategy
  • Roadmap
Roughly 1-2 days
In this phase, we often stumble upon fresh avenues and unforeseen potentials. Given the inherently explorative nature of this phase, the timeline and budget may naturally evolve. Should any shift occur, our commitment is to provide clients with immediate implications of such changes.
A product design working session at Underbelly.
Phase two: 
Concepts

Claim a memorable position

Naming is the core distillation of the brand's essence. With just a word or two, you have the opportunity to create one of the best marketing tools that lives across nearly every aspect of the brand.

  • Visual exploration & ideation
  • Brand Strategy
  • Brand Book
  • Imagery Guidelines
  • Color Guidelines
Roughly 1-2 weeks
Decisions made in the discovery phase may affect both time and cost estimates. If needed, new estimates will be created at that time.
Phase three: 
Brand Development

Create an emotional connection at scale

Branding is more than just a logo; it’s an emotional connection with your customers. We highlight and uncover the things that make the brand special, then bring them to life through a meaningful and memorable brand identity as well as powerful visual storytelling.

  • Identity Refinement: Logo, type, colors & supportive elements
  • Brand touch-points
  • PowerPoint Template
  • Business Card Designs
  • Merch Designs
  • SWAG Design
Roughly 2 weeks
We are committed to notifying clients as soon as possible if any unforeseen obstacles arise during implementation that affect the timeline.
Phase four: 
Delivery

Ongoing support for your growing brand

We love seeing projects through and want to be on hand to help out with anything that may arise after a brand is complete. This could take many forms depending on what might arise. We offer customizable hours after a project that you can reserve a designer to take on these tasks to be used as you see fit. 

Ongoing
We are committed to notifying clients as soon as possible if any unforeseen obstacles arise during implementation that affect the timeline.

Expectations

  • Feedback & decisions made within timeline & 48 hours from initial request
  • Stakeholder management and 1 final decision maker
  • Understanding of touch-points or where the brand will live after created
Estimated project length:
Roughly 1-2 Months

Services

Full-Service

Everything you need

to elevate your brand & digital presence.

Creative Team Retainers

Grow your creative capabilities quickly without the time and risk of hiring internally. Together we will work on a time and materials basis to complete your prioritized work. 

You will have a fixed monthly cost, and our team will be able to adapt to the roadmap and be able to pivot as you need without initiating costly change orders due to a constrained scope. We will work iteratively with you to plan each sprint, milestone and create the most value within the available time and budget.

Services

Product Photography

Show off your packaging.

Increase engagement.

Estimated Costs

Expires
February 29, 2024

Underbelly has created the following estimate based on our current understanding of the project and your unique needs and desired outcomes. 

Estimate: $9,900 for initial deliverables.

Kickoff: As early as 1-2 weeks from signing

Not included in estimate

This list may not be comprehensive of all possible items not included, but is meant to clearly identify a few specific items that are not included. Any hard cost outside of Underbelly's hours on this project are not included in our estimates above. 

  • Photography, Imagery, & Photo Shoots
  • Video Production & Voiceover
  • Legal fees associated with trademark or other activities
  • Competitive & risk assessment limited to 8 hours
  • Production costs of physical items

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