Fort Garry Industries
Using existing branding and look, create a visual identity for the launch of Fort Garry Industries' value house brand, Fortis.
With its roots dating back to 1919, Fort Garry Industries (FGI) now consists of three operating divisions including an aftermarket parts and service division, an original equipment division, and a remanufacturing division which rebuilds brakes and other components. Years of experience and industry knowledge of OEM requirements led to a decision to boost market share through the launch a FGI house/value brand.
We created a visual identity that stands on its own but fits within the FGI 'family'. The Fortis products' brand identity is strong and sturdy. The clean look sends a message that Fortis products are of high quality, dependable, and a great value from a trusted brand in the market. Also, FGI wanted the new design to integrate the hexagon used in the corporate logo. The Fortis application took the hexagon to new places, incorporating an F into hexagon bolt and enabling FGI to use it as a stamp on its own.
Deliverables & Services
- Concept development
- Art direction
- Package design
- Project management
Since 1999, Guppy Design has built a reputation for perfectly balancing compelling, original and on-target creative design with experienced, comprehensive and friendly account and project management.
Partners Bill Crossman and Nicole Ungurian personify this delicate balance. A founding partner, Bill brings over two decades of experience to the table, leading the design direction and creative team. Nicole, a partner since 2009, has more than 20 years of project management and client service experience in the industry and ensures the smooth operation of the studio.
Together, Bill and Nicole have established trusted and productive long-term working relationships with many clients in the non-profit, public and private sectors. Guppy Design is small enough to be flexible but has the skills and experience to deliver customized solutions that connect with the market and cut through the clutter.