SDK Architects

SDK, previously Smuts & de Kock Garden Route, one of the oldest architectural groups in the Southern Cape, approached CREATE DESIGN ™ advertising agency in 2005 to define their corporate image.

CREATE DESIGN ™ advertising and website design agency has developed an on-going relationship with SDK. CREATE DESIGN ™ studio worked with the management team to establish what the company envisaged to be a clear elegant corporate identity. Through a process of developing and distilling the essence of the ideas, the typeface, line and exact proportions of this minimal brand were defined. The branding was used across a full suite of corporate stationery - business cards, letterheads, email signatures and signage.

In 2007 CREATE DESIGN ™ advertising and web studio was asked to work with Smuts & de Kock once again - to work through the process of re-branding the company as SDK. The process required the exploration of new concepts for the company logo while keeping in mind the brand equity established over 20 years. The new corporate image crystallised through the brand design process into a new stronger corporate identity.

CREATE DESIGN ™ website design agency was then appointed to design and develop the new SDK website. The new corporate website (www.sdkarchitects.co.za) launches the reconceptualised SDK brand and corporate image. The website has a clean minimal feel as defined within the SDK design theme. The new colour palette is bolder and more modern and adds a touch of colour to bring the site to life. An interesting design concept introduces novel solutions for multi-layered navigation - a new approach which does not employ the conventional and traditional JavaScript menu systems. Subtle use of flash allows for a comprehensive overview of each project without clicking too many buttons.

In 2011 CREATE DESIGN ™ website development agency, evolved the website platform and was totally redesigned to include a full content management system (cms website) as well as a document management module. The website design evolved as well to include a unique Mondrian inspired navigation bar and provides a clean canvas on which SDK can display client projects. The content management system driven website allows the clients the ability to update project case studies and document downloads.

Visit the SDK Website - www.sdkarchitects.co.za

The secure document management system allows clients to track project progress, access all relevant project documents and for all participating consultants to group documents and post project reports. This facility acts as a hub from which to manage the progress of all projects under taken.


Client Feedback


"The decision to develop a new corporate identity for our practice was a very daunting prospect indeed. Under Colin Stephenson's and CREATE DESIGN ™ expert guidance and with his professional inputs along the way, the process was kept on track and we are very proud and excited about the final corporate identity. We enjoyed Create Design's interactive approach to solving complex graphic design issues and appreciate the opportunities we were afforded to contribute our ideas as the part of the development process of the logo and the final corporate identity."


~ Regards Janiel de Kock
 

Branding

The new SDK logo has been introduced across all corporate stationery and signage.

Branding
 

Content Management System Driven Website

CREATE DESIGN website development agency, created a unique cms website in which the client has full control in updating. The striking Mondrian inspired grid like navigation has become a signature fe

Content Management System Driven Website
 

Comprehensive Web Portfolio

The Content Management System allows the client to add extensive information on projects and so creates a comprehensive online showcase of their work.

Comprehensive Web Portfolio
 

Document Management Module

The website that CREATE DESIGN web studio designed, includes a document management system which allows the SDK Architects to invite their clients to log-into the site to view their projects and rela

Document Management Module