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CASE STUDY - Global Hire

We were approached to design a logo and develop the website for a New Zealand IT recruitment agency; Global Hire.
The brief was for a visually appealing logo which was unique and memorable and effectively represents the business sector. 


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Jon Tarr - Design Commentary

GlobalHire actually came to me with a logo design from Fiver which they were not happy with. It consisted of a large G with a world map inside of it.  Maps, globes and atlas designs are a cliché trope for many logos using the word ‘global’ — and are often associated with travel sectors. Where as recruitment is primarily about people and I felt this was a better focus.  I also wanted to create a better connection with their tag-line; Talent Beyond Borders. I first designed a simple logomark of a person stepping out of a circle. So the graphic was literally an individual stepping beyond the border.  This concept was refined into a map-pin to further emphasise the 'beyond location' theme. 

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logo design christchurch for global hire auckland

As I wanted to use the mark in place of the O in the word GLOBE, the design of the other letters needed some specific thought. To give emphasis to the circle, the other letters take a tall, narrower form. I design them to be simple, uniform and even so they are not competing visually with the circle mark. Also, so they appear neat and easily readable when scaled down to a small size on-screen. This was for a website project after all.

I kept the colouring simple; black & bright-blue. Making the ‘HIRE’ blue allows for a neater, closer, more even gap between the words. But it also creates an additional message above the blue tag-line; Hire Talent Beyond Borders. Keeping the colours simple also means it can be easily inverted for an alternative colourway. 

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christchurch logo design for global hire auckland

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christchurch web design for global hire Auckland

With the logo design finalised we proceeded to design and develop the website which can be viewed here globalhire.co.nz
The site features a custom, easy-to-use admin panel, social media and Google analytics integration.
We developed a staff module and an employment module integrated with Job Adder.


“We value the creativity and viewpoints you bring to the table. Your input played a crucial role in shaping a logo
that truly reflects our brand identity and resonates with our audience. And, I like the concept you proposed as a whole and the brand story we are going to tell to our audience — there's no doubt about that.” 

Charitha Dias, CEO - Global Hire