Outokumpu

Brand Creation & Development
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A project at MacWell is never just a project. We don’t do just a logo or shoot just a film or an image – we make brands. This expertise grants us an overall understanding of all layers and phases of brand development – and a way to tackle all the challenges a brand could face.

Our approach resonates in each case – one of them being our partnership with Outokumpu. Our cooperation started with a brand photoshoot and ended up as thorough brand guidelines for both videography and photography as well as brand illustrations.

We’ve been working with Outokumpu since 2014, developing and producing engaging materials to support our client’s position as a global leader in stainless steel production. Together we have fueled pride in employment and raised awareness in new products.

Our partnership relies on our brand thinking. Instead of searching an answer for a specific request, we create intuitive solutions for any problem – present and future.

We look at the big picture and the various layers of the challenge and use this to consider the overall need of the client along with the consistency of the whole brand.

The main challenge Outokumpu faced was their location versatility in terms of brand photo- and videography.

Shooting and filming take place in dramatically different settings around the globe – with some locations underground while others bathe in more natural light. We were faced with maintaining cohesion and consistency across every setting, and succeeded in beating the challenge.

Outokumpu had never been able to tackle this challenge before. We came in to create a location-agnostic visual style that builds the Outokumpu brand equity.

In addition, we evolved the work into consistent brand video- and photography guidelines for their brand manual purposes with comprehensive directions for pre-planning, setting, lighting, art direction and color grading.