Oxford University Press –
Ideas + craft = a great formula for brand identity success.
Updating an education icon, used in school and at home by 4 million pupils in 70 countries.
What we did
Discovery & Definition
- Brand proposition
- Creative concepts
- Brand identity system
- Messaging and tone of voice
- Brand engagement
- Brand expression
- Content creation
- Print design
- Digital expression
- Brand guidelines
- Brand toolkits
- Motion design and video
If you’ve studied maths at school in the last 15 years, the chances are you’ll know MyMaths. The online teaching platform – owned and operated by Oxford University Press – is used in 80% of secondary schools in the UK to teach maths at all levels. Worldwide, over 4 million pupils use MyMaths in 70 countries. However you add it up, that’s a lot of sums. OUP invited us to develop the MyMaths brand identity as part of a large scale project to update the platform and the technology which underpins it.
The thing about Baxter & Bailey is that they work with us, we’re all part of a team. On the MyMaths rebrand, we worked together to create a vision and when BB delivered, our expectations were not just met but exceeded by a mile.
Like many of our projects, we began with the words: working with the OUP team to understand why audiences choose MyMaths, we translated research findings into a new approach to messaging. To reflect this friendlier approach to language, we ensured that the new brand identity was engaging and fun, too. An adaptive design solution means that MyMaths remains relevant and approachable for pupils right through from primary to secondary school.
It’s not just the visual aspect that we’re delighted with, it’s the messaging and the voice too, which is just the right level of friendly, clever and helpful. It’s a pleasure working with the entire BB team always.
MyMaths continues to lead the market, both here in the UK and internationally too. Our brand identity development lead to an evolved UI and a simplified, clarified and more engaging user experience. In short, a ten out of ten project.
As ever, thanks to Kate and the design team at Oxford University Press for inviting us to collaborate once again on such a creatively fulfilling project. And a huge thanks too to the MyMaths team for asking us to help realise their vision for the brand.