For this project I was working with the brand from the very start, so during our first meeting, myself and the CEO created a list of goals and tasks that needed to be tackled to help them move forward. The first aspect of the project was related to moving fast to the deadline as it is with most startups, this way they would be able to validate if the design assets were working as imagined.
I was also in charge of creating their very first marketing website, where content would be shared and potential customers and investors would come to learn more about this startup.
Since this is their first website, most startups need a simple, yet appealing website that would help them achieve specific goals. So during the meetings, I met with the CEO with whom we worked closely, created the structure of what the first website of a SaaS company should look like, and then broke it down into what would be most important to validate as of that moment.
For the website, we decided that the best path would be to develop the website in Webflow to help us speed up the process without lowering the quality of the end product. I began to craft the structure of the website inside Adobe XD, where we were able to share the design files with the CEO for quick rounds of feedback. The design directions of the website were based on the branding ideas we have developed.
For the website, one of the concepts we wanted to bring in were screens of the product they are creating. I began to create a simple User Interface of what these screens can look like based on the branding and the website design we had created. We were able to create high-fidelity mockups that stand out, but also with Webflow we were able to import them into the website without slowing it down at all.
The Investor’s Deck: The investor’s deck came in afterwards, it is really important for early stage startups to align their go-to-market assets so it all looks connected. During the website design, we created a design system that was very easily integrated inside of a deck on Google Slides. For this deck, Leo had a session where he and CEO went through the deck together to ensure all the slides needed were there, but also for the CEO to explain the slides they had in mind. This way, we can get an understanding of how the person presenting the slides in the next pitch or investor’s meeting, will be using them. After 3 days, we had the first draft ready to share, and after a round of feed-back we were able to complete the entire deck.
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