Estroven, Relief Reimagined

iHealth, Inc., a division of DSM Nutritional Products, is a consumer health and wellness company that recently asked us to reimagine the shelf presence of Estroven, the number one selling brand of OTC products for the relief of menopausal symptoms. In support of a newly defined brand equity, that was both feminine and efficacious, the new identity was created to clearly communicate both the functional and emotional benefit characteristics.

The old package was typical of the nutritional supplement category dominated by either generic natural cues or sterile medicinal heritage. Our intent was to create an approachable woman’s health brand with an honest simplicity and clarity of message.

The new package design system has been launched, with enthusiastic retailer response, in the mass, drug, and natural channels. It is supported by a redesigned website.

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About Richard Shear

designer, husband, teacher, blogger, father, athlete, author, historian Richard has over 25 years of brand identity and package design experience, with a wide range of clients such as Ahold, Coca-Cola, Hasbro, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Pernod Ricard and Procter & Gamble. He began his career working with the legendary advertising art director, and AIGA Medalist, George Lois and the British design manager Clive Chajet. In his next design management position at Lippincott & Margulies, he worked with Walter Margulies learning the complex skills of global corporate identity. He then became Creative Director and Partner at Peterson & Blyth, one of the premier brand identity and package design firms of the time. He is a founding faculty member of the Masters in Branding Program at New York’s School of Visual Arts. He publishes the blog The Package Unseen, and has been a guest lecturer at colleges including FIT, Trinity College and Tyler School of Art. He is a graduate of the Tyler School of Art at Temple University. Richard is a Board member of the AIGA MetroNorth Chapter, past President of AIGA‘s Brand Design Association, President of the Package Design Council and a member of its Board of Directors. He is a member of USA Cycling and US Rowing, a nationally ranked masters bicycle racer, and a member of The Saugatuck Rowing Club, the 2010 Masters Club National Champion.
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