As one of New York’s premiere custom costume studios, Eric Winterling came to DesignGood ready to update their look. In three decades of creating costumes, Eric’s business had grown into one of the largest and most well-regarded studios in Manhattan. But along with the sartorial trends of days past, he’d left his branding and website far behind.
Eric heads up a team of master drapers, dressmakers and stitchers who construct each costume by hand. And while their completed costumes are seriously impressive, we took a fresh approach to showing off their work, telling the story of their craft through a highly customized portfolio experience that includes design sketches, detail shots, works-in-progress, performance photos and video. The customized portfolio treatment, along with a separate showcase of details, demonstrates how the studio’s unwavering attention to detail and quality plays well to camera and stage alike. Like his studio, which grew from 400 square feet in its earliest days to more than 8,000 square feet today, we updated and expanded Eric’s brand through a new visual identity, website design and copy to tell his story in bigger, brighter, more colorful fashion.
Brand Positioning, Visual Identity, Website Design, Branded Email Marketing, Photography Art Direction
"Kristin and her team have an authentic ability to quickly hone in on who you are and what you are trying to accomplish with your business. Working DesignGood has been a game-changer in terms of how we will showcase our projects to clients and sales prospects moving forward. They took a dated and neglected website with minimal branding and social media promotion and created an industry best! The team worked through a daunting process with us, sorting through 30+ years projects to decide which best represented the breadth and scope of what we do. Kristin and the team literally brought our studio to life by showing the beauty of our process. We wanted our designer clients to envision themselves in our studio with their projects - mission accomplished. Sometimes creative businesses are so busy creating that they never take a pause to access where they’ve been and where they want to go with their business. DesignGood helped us to do that. We look forward to working with them on many more projects with them in the future."
Managing Director, Eric Winterling