is the nation’s largest health insurer valued at $226B. We helped lead the rebrand of their visual design system.
We collaborated with URW++ to create a sans-serif typeface that had legacy elements of the past typography selection – Akzidenz Grotesk. The UnitedHealthcare brand team wanted to retain a familiarity and simplicity within the new sans-serif typeface, but make it softer. Additionally, the goal with typography choices was to own licensing rights for both digital and print applications, something that was lacking with the previous brand guidelines.
We also partnered with Klim Type Foundry to add a serif typeface to the brand. While the serif typeface was meant to be used secondarily, the added typeface helps extend the brand for greater flexibility when you create literally thousands of designs pieces a year.
ICONS & ILLUSTRATION
The brand refresh set out to extend the design language with a set of new icons and an illustration style to add visual interest and greater clarity in storytelling. The iconography set consists of over 100+ created icons designed with a templated grid system to allow future icons to be created with greater consistency. An illustration style didn't exist in the previous brand guidelines causing confusion and inconsistency. The new illustration style was designed to add depth, texture and personality.
The entire project was started with the desire to unify the digital design system. This led to the master brand getting a refresh to make it more contemporary, consistent and flexible. We updated the digital design language to be cohesive with the new brand elements and design language. We designed a UI kit to extend the master brand into digital product design with examples of usage for websites, emails and native apps within the UnitedHealthcare ecosystem.
- Brand Strategy
- Brand Design
- Brand Guidelines
- Iconography & Illustrations
- UI/UX Design
- Brand Campaign
- Product Strategy
- Garrick Willhite
- Nick Coldagelli (Periscope)
- Kelly O'Halloran (Periscope)
- Nikki Meyers (Periscope)
- UnitedHealthcare Brand Update