The client wanted a name that was short, easy-to-pronounce, whimsical and memorable — all while capturing their mission to promote a lifelong love of reading. After playing around with countless combinations and compiling a long list of literary-inspired names, we came to ReMo — a truncated term for “Read More” that delivered the punchiness and fun the client was looking for.
The fun, supportive approach to reading was brought to life through the brand’s visual identity. We developed a primary color palette with a cool but colorful teal and paired it with purples and oranges. We then carried that into our logo design, which featured a smiling book with an iconic bookmark.
Since we were developing the branding at the same time LiteracyTech’s developer was finishing their app build, we made sure to work in tandem to ensure a seamless brand look and feel. We helped discover ways to implement the visual identity into the user experience and designed other key elements for the app interface, such as icons.
Building a website is always a challenge, building one for a brand — and app — that is still taking shape is even more daunting. We worked closely with the ReMo team to finetune their messaging and develop a website experience that guided users through the app’s value and benefits. We also ensured it met their business needs too, developing a technologically sound backend that integrated with other tools like Hubspot and Stripe.
As a first-of-its-kind app, ReMo needed to succinctly and effectively demonstrate what it did and how it was useful to its audience. Because ReMo’s potential users are time-crunched educators, we developed a short explainer video that could be emailed to potential clients and watched on their own time.
“Overall, we’ve gotten over $120,000 worth of funding that we wouldn’t have gotten if they didn’t help us look like a well-established, professional company.”
—Michelle DeBlois, CEO, Literacy Tech Inc
Winner of Maine’s $25,000 Top Gun startup pitch competition.
Beyond supporting their branding and marketing efforts, we also helped this startup with investor presentation materials and various pitch decks, including the one they used to win Top Gun — a business accelerator program that culminates in Maine’s top startups pitching their ideas for a $25,000 prize.