Branding, Product Design, Motion
Thumbtack spent 9 years not thinking about brand. They thought about growth, and scrappiness and hiring a piano teacher for your kid, but brand took a backseat. For many many years the Thumbtack brand was little more than a typeface, a logo and orange. So much orange.
In 2018, it was finally time for Thumbtack to embark on it’s first comprehensive rebrand, and I was fortunate enough to be dedicated to the project with a small team to help lead design on the process from the ground floor. The process was a company wide effort, bringing together teams across product, engineering, marketing and design.
The positioning started with a single ideal. We make it easier to get more done. That’s our brand promise to customers and pros — a promise grounded in ease, possibility and accomplishment. These principles guide our words, our illustrations, our videos, everything.
After all the rebrand building blocks were in place, it was time to overhaul thumbtack.com. Given it’s the first impression for many people checking out Thumbtack, it needed to be simple, beautiful and concise. When people embark on any new project, it’s a blank canvas. This became a grounding principle for Thumbtack’s new homepage.