formerly unnamed Greystar property

*2018 HOW International Design Award Winner
naming team
identity designer
messaging support

print & web design lead
A team of national property managers came to us looking for help to brand their newest apartment community in sunny Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Where “high-rise luxury” is as common a phrase as “watch the sunset from your balcony,” we needed to think outside the apartment brand box to create a sense of place that feels like a natural piece of the cultural and physical landscape.

We found a moniker in local botanical history. The amaranth meaning “unfading flower,” combined with a sunny suffix, evokes the elegance and longevity so distinct in a trendy competitive landscape.

From the flower motif blossomed an abstracted “A.” The identity system flourishes with ornate patterns, champagne accents and nostalgic floral imagery. Starting with the characters in our custom wordmark, we built a complete, operational typeface to further position the brand at the top of the market.

To fit the look, we rounded out the personality of the Amaray lifestyle with a unique voice and tone. Sophisticated, yet down-tempo, Amaray anticipates customer needs and communicates refined offerings with an effortless flow that sounds laidback and welcoming. All reveal our core concept—Time for Life.

We designed the splash page like a postcard to a long-awaited destination.  As a complete package, Amaray feels high-touch—appropriately thoughtful down to the foil-finished details.

Less than one year after we branded the building, the Rockefeller Group was able to sell for $133.55 million.

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Designed at Matchstic, © 2015 

Identity Design Lead: Jonathan Lawrence
Lead Writer: Danielle DePiper
Design & Messaging Support: Brit Blankenship
Design Support (Custom Typeface): Brian Nelson
Print & Web Design Lead: Brit Blankenship

Case study shot & directed by Brit Blankenship