Caffè Ritazza
Caffè Ritazza is a brand owned by SSP (Select Service Partners) - it is an international coffee chain that is found in transport hubs, i.e. airports and train stations. This gives it a unique position to create a haven for coffee lovers within stressful environments. Their existing brand was starting to look dated, so they required a fresh new evolution of their look and feel.

The brief was to update Ritazza while still bearing in mind the many units they have internationally, and the overall feasibility of rolling out a 'new look' to every site. Because of this, the logo had to remain recognisable. By creating a family of logos, this allowed a new level of flexibility of use. Chalks used to hand write on cafe blackboards became the inspiration for the colour palette, which introduced a vibrancy and playfulness to the very outdated colour scheme.

In order for Ritazza to improve their coffee credentials, a significant push had to be made to highlight the message of "The Art Of Great Coffee" which in effect has become the driving value behind the promo campaigns and collateral.

I was responsible for creating and advising on the following in order to maintain the consistency of the brand:
Brand Guidelines • Brand Illustrations • Branded Interiors • Brand Graphics • Seasonal Promo Campaigns • Art Direction • Packaging • POS • Signage • Web Design • Uniforms • Tender Pack • iPhone App • Crockery • Music

Photography by Ian O'Leary