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2022 ADC Awards - Brand / Communication Design

Clubhouse Rebrand

Agency COLLINS / New York + Clubhouse

Client Clubhouse

Category

Rebranding

Annual ID

ADC101_BCD089M

About the Work

Clubhouse’s overnight success took them from beta-test to world-wide brand before they had a chance to explain who they were. So, when they reached out to us to help tell their story and design their key brand elements—including their icons and app component—to coincide with the opening of the Clubhouse platform to everyone, our question was: How do you launch a brand that everyone thinks they already know? Clubhouse wasn’t a blank slate. While they had elements that people associated with them—like black and white portraits —they hadn’t found a way to uniquely relate them back to their brand. We saw our role clearly: Make those existing elements distinctly Clubhouse—both visually and experientially—so they could feel each moment within the brand as uniquely Clubhouse. The CEO of Clubhouse told us, "Please. I don't want another 'C' logo!"—and neither did we. We began to think how their symbol could celebrate the people who use Clubhouse. We were inspired by the universal behavior of “talking with our hands” when we speak—even on a phone—and other simple hand signals people use to communicate. So, we “designed” a gesture for Clubhouse—a hand making the letter C. Not only would this put people front and center, it also kept their tradition of using the app tile to showcase Clubhouse users—all while still signaling the brand.

2022 Awards

Total Points: 3

Merit Honor

Credits

Design Firm

COLLINS / New York

Client / Brand

Clubhouse

Copywriter

Paul Jun
Tom Elia

Creative Director

Nick Ace

Design Director

George Lavender

Business Director

Arielle Kroloff

Editorial Director

Paul Jun

Motion Designer

Eric Park

Senior Business Director

Ian Aronson

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