JOURNAL

JOURNAL

The Rebrand: Say Hello, Wave Goodbye

 
New Manage My Website Homepage
 

STOP PRESS - Manage My Website has rebranded and we’re finally unveiling the fresh new look that you see today. 

Last summer, we decided that as most of the team share our time between Egypt, the UK and the US, we wanted a new look to reflect a subtle Middle Eastern feel, but we also wanted to retain the spirit of MMW.

Donna came on board in 2016 as Allie's Partner and Business Manager, largely in charge of strategy. We discussed how much the business had evolved since 2009 and she spearheaded our rebrand to reflect the changes. It was a tough job, but she rose to it with aplomb.

Donna researched design/branding experts and discovered Ruh and Na’eem at Archetype, a boutique branding, Arabic design and digital agency in London and Dubai who have worked with Google, Channel 4, the National Portrait Gallery, and Damas jewellery brand in a collaboration with Penelope Cruz. As Ruh is Egyptian, they seemed the perfect fit. 

They designed our new branding, moving it completely away from the previous pink and white logo we were known for and provided us with precise visuals to follow when we built the new website.

From there, Joe, a skilled Squarespace developer, built the website in line with the visuals. This was no mean feat as it totally breaks the mould of any existing Squarespace template, so he had his work cut out for him. We hope you’ll agree that he’s done an amazing job, as has Donna in overseeing the re-launch.

 

 
Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be.
— Khalil Gibran
 

A special mention has to go out for Adam Wyatt at Flipside Studio, who created our previous pink and white branding back in 2009. Please make sure you check out his website as his work is truly incredible. 

It’s been an exciting journey so far and we sincerely appreciate all the support we have received from friends, family, clients and everyone we have worked with since the early days of MMW. 

The whole team is delighted to be sharing this moment with you. We’d love to hear your thoughts about our new brand and we’re looking forward to seeing what the future will bring.

If you'd like to learn to build your own Squarespace website, Allie's running two Guardian Masterclasses about Squarespace web design this year - a general one in June and a Photographers' day in September

Allie, Donna, Kirsteen, Joe and Ruben x