Influenced by the iOS contacts app, the business cards for the company mimicked the contacts app layout. It presents the employee's information on the card as if it was opened in the contacts app.
As a new technical consulting firm finding its mark in the highly competitive smartphone app development industry, Hot Cocoa Software was planning a new marketing push by re-branding its online presence.
The company was founded to provide technical consulting and support to clients seeking resources to build iOS apps. Inspired by the Cocoa Touch UI library for iOS and with an aim to evoke a warm fuzzy feeling, the company was named Hot Cocoa Software. For the logo, initially a cup of Hot Cocoa was chosen, but to depict the iOS origins of the company, top view of a rounded corner square cup was chosen, where the rounded square had the same shape as the iOS app icon.
The website design started as a skeumorphic paper stack, but soon shifted to the prevelant pattern of full bleed hero image and three section elements below it. Bootstrap CSS was used to allow quick transferability of skills and ensure easy maintainability. The earlier site was based off Ruby on Rails on the backend, and the same architecture was continued to sustain the email system for the contact lead page.