The Cou Cou Corner is a conceptual premium Caribbean cocktail bar based in the city centre of Edinburgh. They provide a range of Caribbean cocktails and food in addition to live music and masterclasses. The primary target audience is white-collar workers and tourists. The main deliverables of the project were the company branding in the form of a logo as well as a multi-page website.
The logo highlights the cocktail bar is a speakeasy, so the external sign indicates that the company is a fishmonger. The custom illustration of the fish was created by Alex Ashman. The flying fish was chosen because it is the national animal of Barbados and ties in with the fishmonger concept.
The colours of blue, yellow and black are the national colours of Barbados, which ties in with the Caribbean theme. The colours are tropical and add to the exotic, vibrant feel of the design.
The typeface Kalam was selected as it is playful and inviting and relates well to the bar's quirky appeal. Montserrat was selected for body text as it is a sans-serif font and is easy to read.
The Home page landing screen was developed with several animations such as moving clouds, sun and sea. The sailing boat animates across the screen to add charm and fun to the website.
Another key element of the site is the menu, which features a tab design to allow users to navigate through each of the categories. Extensive research was undertaken to ensure that the menu feature snacks that are authentically from Barbados and the wider Caribbean. The website headings features several real-life Bajan expressions.
The wireframes were created using Balsamiq Mockups. The design mockups and prototypes were created using Adobe XD.
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