Ennis.ie

2021 Selection

Designed by Kevin King and Victoria Brunetta at Piquant Media

Web Design: Victoria Brunetta

Web Development: Pawel Bogucki

Motion Design: Oisin Ralph

Categories: Website / Identity

Industry: Civic

Tags: Event / Hotel / Website / Travel / Tourism

Website: ennis.ie/

Ennis is a historic town in Clare, situated on the banks of the River Fergus. It is a destination for natives and tourists alike, with streets that exhibit a mélange of historic and contemporary Ireland. We created a brand identity and website that could act as a conduit for the stories, traditions and unique character of the town.

Each letter of the logo represents a key feature of the town that makes it unique. The swirly ‘e’ for the shape of the River Fergus, the two arched ‘n’s for the winding laneways, and the dynamic ‘is’ ligature for the crashing coastal waves that have made Ennis the perfect base for those exploring Clare’s epic coast.

The anatomy of the logotype is imbued with celticism though rendered in a contemporary manner. The geometry of these details are utilised in conjunction with a wide and bright colour palette to create a series of varied yet recognisable application pieces. 

The tagline Everybody Loves Ennis has a special meaning. The River Fergus wraps around Ennis to define the heart shape of this island town. The locals care about their town and they love culture. Ennis is a friendly town with a beating heart for traditional music which gives Ennis its own unique rhythm. 

Ennis.ie was designed with searchability in mind. The information architecture underlying the build provides a multitude of ways for the user to explore what Ennis has to offer. The backend system, built with drupal, provides our client flexibility to curate seasonal experiences to coincide with marketing drives to promote Ennis and its surrounds. Visitors to the website can easily plan a visit, book events and activities and connect with accommodation and business partners.