Mountain continues to look ahead and always dares to act. That is why Mountain and PROUD design have joined forces in the office in The Hague. Big news, because now we can offer our customers even more service and add more value to brand development.
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We are the Brand Tailors.
Never heard of us? We create or change your identity so it fits perfectly to your brand and leaves the right impression.
We are a creative and strategy-driven mix of cosmopolitan thinkers, visionary strategists, born designers, storytellers, crazy artists, and unique inspirers.
We are a team of determined and hard workers. It's not always an easy mix, some designers are quite stubborn... but we are able to manage it very well. We are a strong team. It definitely never gets boring and it ensures the right chemistry.
Because identity is everything!
It can create a strong message for all types of organizations, brands, people, and even an entire society.
In order to achieve those values, we are convinced that a brand or identity must be credible, relevant, distinctive, effective, tailor-made, inspiring and seductive. Does your identity match these traits?
The solution might be a step further than the obvious.
You always get what you ask for, but we might also surprise you.
With a good dose of creativity, our trained eye, and experience, we always bring a brief to the next level and therefore bring you an even better solution.
We test everything we do with our well-known set of design tools. Want to know more about them? Come by and we’ll explain. And also get to know our team. We always like a good conversation.
The 5W1H question is based on a journalistic principle but is also very relevant when working with brands. If you are trying to find out where your best options are for growing your brand, try and answer the 5W1H questions with us so we can help you find a clear direction for your brand. The answers might end up more surprising than you think in regards to your brand strategy, innovation, portfolio development and brand identity
FRAND is our strategic tool to truly define your brand based on human emotions. Too many times, filling out a brand model has become a theoretical exercise to put something on paper and tick a box. With our newly developed FRAND tool we dive deep into the human attraction of brands. We strive to make your brand a true personification of your brand as a human friend.
When it comes to the research methods behind brand identities and packaging design, there hasn't changed much over the last few years. Creative concepts are often examined relatively late in the process. Assets, unconscious behaviour, and data-driven substantiations often are a limited part of the research. Together with top notch research agency Validators, Mountain has thought about a new generation of research for the development-process of brand identities and packaging design concepts in FMCG and Retail. A generation that provides more support at the start of creative analysis and concepting. We are focusing more on consumer orientation and purchasing from the shelf.
A generation that provides more guidance for the subconscious behaviour and supports certain facts with a stronger in-depth data set. And of course, it ensures you to come up with strategies faster and more affordable. Mountain and Validators ended up creating a conceptual research platform called ‘ID3’. A mix of innovative, turn-key research methods that can be used tailor-made for the goals of any project.
The proof is in the pudding! Is your pack identity effective in store? Only too often design projects are largely focused on creating beautiful images. But all these images also need to be effective on shelf. We test the shelf impact of your new pack identity with our Shelf Simulation Tool to make sure that we are not only developing a nice-looking pack but also one that works! Want to know more about how we work, get in touch now!
Design needs to trigger an emotion! But randomly creating concepts hoping that the right consumer trigger is found, can be quite challenging. That’s why we use our 4 Design Systems that are based on the bigger consumer reactions we would like to trigger and from there build the right emotion to define the identity strategy and bring the brand identity to life! So let’s together explore the 4 Mountain design systems and find the style that best suits your strategy. Be fearless. Have fun. Experiment. Then turn our ideas into best practices. Do you want to know more, drop us a line!
With so many ambitious competitors, brands are directly determined by its success to convey the brand message. Therefore, we developed a tool that helps to build a stronger design during development. We call this tool the ‘ID Calculator’, because it generates direct results. When dealing with product or service brands, evaluating your identity is not always straightforward. It requires subjective judgement. The calculator provides the structure for the evaluation, discussion, and creation of successful identity, which is a delicate process after all.
We believe in the power of branding. Brands that are touching, and meaningful to the environment in which they live. Making a positive impact on people and the society. We call that Transformation Branding. Transformation Branding is for everyone who deals with questions such as;
The world of packaging design is always moving. The next big trend might be over tomorrow. It's a good thing to have a look into relevant packaging trends that might help you grow your brand to become more relevant to consumers. Because design is more than just the image. Make sure you communicate the right way, create the right feeling, and always look amazing. Our Mountain Packaging Trends give an overview of the biggest packaging trends that are relevant today. This presentation gets updated regularly to make sure we always know what works for your brand.
Do you really know what makes people move these days? The Mountain Trend View is our own report on the latest consumer behavioural trends. It’s an inside look into the ever-changing motivations people have to connect to brands and their products. It’s a great insight to see what triggers people so we can share that with brands and help them find their audience. Are you interested in getting to know your consumers better? Get in touch! We are more than happy to meet you and present our Mountain Trend View.
Are you up to date with all the latest developments within the world of packaging? Find out how the world of packaging is moving forward with our Pack To The Future tool. Let's see what you can do to create a brand that is future resistant and uses the latest techniques to interact with consumers. The digital developments bring a whole new world of possibilities to your packaging. If you want to know more, get in touch!
Research on brand portfolio management shows that in most cases, brand portfolios just happen to ‘grow that way’. Without a deliberate strategy. But to manage your business efficiently and effectively, a well-thought-out strategy is needed. Our Mountain Portfolio View describes how a well-managed brand portfolio can support the performance of an organization. It explains the basic principles of brand portfolio thinking and shows which considerations precede an efficient and effective strategy. Get in touch to create a new view on your portfolio!