GoodwillDallas.org

Client: Goodwill Dallas

Category: Web Dev

An iMac computer screen featuring the goodwilldallas.org website.

Project:
Establish and implement a new identity for Goodwill Dallas; a fresh look to update their brand and bring the Dallas branch, with it’s 15+ store locations, up to the modern age.

Execution:
To succeed in this endeavor, we scrapped and rebuilt the entire aesthetic from the ground up; the only aspects saved from the chopping block were the primary structure of the logo and the base blue color. Doing this allowed us a clean slate from which to craft from.


For over 90 years Goodwill Dallas has been committed to providing job training and employment to those with disabilities and disadvantaging conditions.

As part of the creative department of Miller Ad Agency, we collaborated and worked to bring Goodwill Dallas the new life it came looking for.

Goodwill Dallas prides itself on the success of its clients, the disadvantaged individuals that find new life from Goodwill’s humanitarian efforts. To emphasize this, we hired a top-tier local professional photographer to capture Goodwill Dallas in its everyday life. These photos, after minor post-processing, produced extremely powerful images to feature throughout this new identity package; brochures, deliverables, on the website, etc. These pictures really sold the emotional impact that Goodwill Dallas strives for when helping those in need.

Next, we tackled their logo. Due to national corporate regulations, there was only so much we could do. Can’t do this and can’t do that; our creativity here was severely limited. However, sometimes the more barriers around a project - the more ingenuity must be conjured. The end product for the logo was clean, minimal, and excellent.

We created a style guide, business cards, folding brochures, a complete website overhaul, and much more. It was a pleasure to work with Goodwill Industries of Dallas and we continue to cooperate in joint endeavors to this day.

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My roles

My part revolved around the website. Everything from structure to wireframing to conceptual mockups to production assets to HTML and vanilla CSS (not discovering Sass until well after this project’s completion).

If you’re interested in browsing around the pre-redesign version of the website, you can head on over to the Wayback Machine.