Location:Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
OAK'S LAB DIGITAL Expertise:
LifeBrand is a Philadelphia-based technology startup founded by T.J. Colaiezzi. We partnered with LifeBrand at idea-stage to conceptualize, design, engineer, and launch the LifeBrand product which provides enterprises with social media wellness check technology.
“Our goal is to make social media checks compliant and commonplace.”
In the early stages of the project, our goal was to design and develop an MVP to validate the LifeBrand concept in the market. We hosted a kick-off bootcamp in which we ran discovery exercises to identify the key product requirements. We ran a workshop to identify the company’s goals and then combined this with in-depth competitor analysis to identify areas of maximum opportunity for LifeBrand.
From there, our Lead Designer created low-fidelity prototypes which we used to run usability testing sessions. This enabled us to validate our hypotheses and make changes based on user feedback. We then created high-fidelity prototypes which were used to inform engineering. Since releasing the MVP with a single platform, LifeBrand has now expanded to include four different B2B and B2C web applications which we have designed and developed. Our Lead Designer was also responsible for designing and coding the LifeBrand marketing website in Webflow.
As part of the collaboration, OAK’S LAB was also tasked with rebranding LifeBrand. We hosted internal branding sessions and workshops alongside using competitor and user analysis to formulate LifeBrand’s brand identity. Our Lead Designer created a moodboard and three potential visual directions, from which the founder chose his favored approach. We then created a brand styleguide including the new iconography, typography and color palette. The final output is a visual identity which symbolizes security, safety and warmth.
“Our goal was to provide B2B and B2C users with intuitive, user-centric design.”
“We want to deliver a best-in-class solution and to maximize cost/performance ratio for LifeBrand.”
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In February 2020, we delivered the first version of the Lifebrand platform. It is capable of scanning a user's social media account and helping them to clean harmful posts. We subsequently released a white-label B2B solution in Q4 2020 and will continue to iteratively develop the product.
CEO T.J. Colaiezzi pitched the company in a StartEngine pitch competition in October 2020. LifeBrand won the competition and secured an investment from Kevin “Mr Wonderful” O’Leary. The company raised a $1 million seed round from VC firm Juno Search Partners in Q4 2020, allowing some ahead-of-schedule hiring to its quickly growing team. Alongside this, the company has signed former Philadelphia Eagles Mike Vick and Trent Cole as brand ambassadors.