Restaurant Doro

Restaurant Doro Case Study

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Client Brief

  1. Create a brand from scratch for a new upscale restaurant in Neptune Beach, FL.
  2. Foster a sense of community and place, with an emphasis on premium fresh ingredients, cleanliness, and innovative cooking.

Branding

Chef Christopher Polidoro moved to Neptune Beach from New York City in 2016 with a dream to open his own restaurant. That dream became a reality after purchasing a property right across from the beach next to several other popular restaurants on the main strip.

With more than 22 years of experience and a degree from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, all we needed was a brand that would attract the right audience: high income households, restaurant seekers, and tourists.

Restaurant Doro Branding Logo Colors Fonts 3

The resulting logo was minimalist but with a strong connection to the place and community with a beach-centric design.

Key Branding Elements

  • In the logo, the wave and sand are interlocked with the typeface, providing nice juxtaposition between the brand name and beach culture.
  • We chose a thin, sans-serif font to convey minimalism and luxury
  • The wording “New American” was carefully chosen to signal the innovation of the chef and attract customers seeking something fresh (restaurant seekers, tourists)
  • The color scheme was drawn directly from colors found in nature on the beach
  • A set of 6 circular icons were created as a part of the brand identity
  • The icons represent place, community, farm-to-table, fine dining, beer, and wine

Restaurant Doro Website

The client needed a website that was clean and elegant with a focus on photography, showing the connection to place and innovative dishes. 

We delivered a site that checked all those boxes and more. Working directly with a photographer, we made sure the brand vision was communicated effectively on the website.

Doro Website

Branded Collateral, Menu Design, and More

Branding is so much more than just designing a logo. Below are just a few items created for Restaurant Doro such as the menu, business cards, signage, and t-shirts.

Does your business have marketing needs like Restaurant Doro? Reach out to Perception Marketing to get started today.

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