Hack Chinese is a web application that enables students to speak, read and write in Mandarin. Hack Chinese came to us to develop their visual identity.

To develop a brand that would exist in a purely-digital space was a new challenge, however, one that was approached with our normal process. First we dove deep into the subject, speaking with the client over a number of meetings to tease out the key messages that would need to be expressed by the identity.

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Three key ideas of Hack Chinese were teased out for us to illustrate within the identity as visual metaphors; the app's unique use of Spaced Repetition; communication and personal development.

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We created a square, modular and flexible visual identity that can be used across different online platforms, as profile images and headers.