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Everyday Basics Case Study

Everyday Basics aims to be the go-to brand for the 9-5 office male with professional, yet comfortable long-lasting pieces. The goal was to create a new brand identity and web experience.

Role: Art Direction, Graphic Design, Branding, Logo Design, Web Design, UX Design

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Obie Rifai

About The Brand

Everyday Basics is a clothing brand focused on providing men with the essential clothing for their wardrobe. Providing high end shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies and pants, Everyday Basics aims to be the go to brand for the 9-5 office male with professional, yet comfortable long lasting pieces.


  • Do competitor research and establish a brand position for Everyday Basics
  • Create a new logo
  • Create a custom hang tag
  • Create a web experience with mobile-first in mind


I started the exploration process with a competition analysis of the current clothing market geared towards men. I wanted the brand to have a higher end look but not geared towards the athletic leisure market where I feel is overly saturated and locked in by the top competitors like Nike and Adidas. I also looked into brands that are a bit more affordable in pricing so that it’s more accessible to a broader market but also wanted to have a clear emphasis on materials and longevity. The brands that I decided to focus on were Kith, Livestock, Reigning Champ, Bait, Everlane, and Hudson’s Bay. I chose these brands because they have a focus on the higher end clothing market for men but also focus on the quality of clothing as well as the streetwear and modern appeal to apparel and less on the athletic leisure appeal.

Everyday Basics Competitor Analysis


Once I had a good understanding of what the competitive landscape was, I started going into how the sites worked and the key elements for each page that was necessary for an e-commerce site. I focused mainly on the mobile design of the site since the majority of traffic on the web comes from mobile so it’s imperative that the mobile experience is as optimal as possible. The majority of e-commerce sites use the same structure for their headers, logo in the middle, nav on the left and cart on the right, so I opted for doing the same as it would already be familiar to customers and they wouldn’t have to learn a new system in order to shop. For the collection page, I wanted to keep a 2 column grid system to display the items since it’s a visual brand and I wanted to have the images larger, whereas if I went with a 3 column grid, it wouldn’t have been that effective. I also added the filter and sort order button at the top so that it was easier to filter products and having it drop down to expand so that it saves space. On the product page, I wanted the main image to be the focal point and have the secondary images be in a gallery. This helps save space and would eliminate a lot of scrolling had we not gone that way. The other important elements of the product page was the title, price, size selector and the add to cart button. I wanted these all to be above the page fold so that, again, it would eliminate scrolling and make it as easy as possible to see the add to cart button.

Everyday Basics Mobile Wireframes

For the desktop experience, I kept the same system, but expanded on it so that it was scaled to fit but still recognizable and not feel like a totally different site. I kept the same mobile header structure as it kept the design clean. For the collection page, I went with the same experience again with the filter and sort order at the top and expanded when clicked to keep as much above the page fold as possible. I went with a 6 column grid to display the products because, again, I wanted to keep the emphasis on the product images as that was the main selling point. For the product page, I kept it very clean by having the main image on the left and the product information on the right. After looking at a lot of e-commerce sites, this was the general layout that sites go with so it would be familiar to first time customers as it’s a layout they have seen before. I made sure that the add to cart and pertinent information was above the page fold so that it was easier to see and would eliminate scrolling to add a product to the cart.

Everyday Basics Desktop Wireframes



For the logo, I wanted to keep it clean and minimal to match the brand’s philosophy. I opted to go with a wordmark for the logo and not use an image or icon. I chose to split the wordmark into two lines and use a sans-serif and a serif font to add a bit more appeal to the logo. For “Everyday“ I chose to use Helvetica Bold as it stood out more and I wanted that to be an anchor to the logo. For “Basics“ I chose to use Didot as it matched nicely with “Everyday“ and gave it the more upscale look that I was looking to achieve. An alternative for the logo was the wordmark placed in a box as I felt that it gave the logo more flexibility when being used across different mediums. For the colour scheme, I kept it in a classic black and white as it gave the minimal, clean look that the brand was looking for.

Everyday Basics Logo Design


For their clothing tag, I wanted to keep the same branding that I established with Everyday Basics’ logo. I used the box logo as it gave the design more structure. I used the same Helvetica font for the collection name text and paired it with the Didot font as the item name to keep the consistency of the branding. I put the size of the clothing piece in a box so that it stood out more in the design and is one of the key aspects of the clothing tag. I finished the design off by using a lighter variant of the sans-serif font for the washing/caring instructions for the clothing pieces.

Everyday Basics Tag Design


Here are the final deliverables for the website. I kept the colour palette muted as that was more inline with the brand and kept the product images and banner as clean as possible. I went with the minimal look as that gave off the feeling of a higher end brand and since the clothing itself had a minimal appeal, it matched with the overall brand image.

Everyday Basics Mobile Designs Everyday Basics Desktop Designs


What Was Done

  • Create a new brand identity for Everyday Basics
  • Create a new logo
  • Design a hang tag for their clothing line
  • Design a web experience for the brand including desktop and mobile
  • Outcome

    Overall, the outcome of this project was a success. I feel that with the competitor analysis and the overall brand position that was taken by Everyday Basics will successfully help them break into a crowded market and establish themselves as a go to for men looking for clothing basics of high quality and great prices. Their web experience has been optimized to be mobile first so that their site will be usable on all platforms scaling up and down when needed while providing the same experience for added consistency.