Tens LifeBringing storytelling and personality to e-commerce
Tens is a sunglasses brand created by three friends during a road trip through the Scottish Highlands. As photographers and filmmakers with a love for adding rich, warm colours to their work, they bring this experience to the real world through their stylish lenses.
A true collab between agency and client, we repositioned the brand and redesigned the Tens website to bring storytelling and personality to e-commerce.
Warm colours, friendly typography, video, incidental animation and hand-drawn icons all came together to represent Tens digitally.
Awards & recognitionAwwwards Honourable Mention, Typewolf's Site of the Day
DeliverablesWeb design, Shopify Ecommerce & Art Direction
Off-white, Tens yellow and Faded black give the site a laid-back feel.
Off WhiteR248 G245 B241 #f8f5f1
Tens YellowR237 G187 B115 #edbb73
Faded BlackR39 G36 B40 #272428
GreyR229 G229 B229 #e5e5e5
Body copyKarla Regular
Storytelling & personality in Ecommerce
A stunning web platform which tells the story of the brand and makes their products look ludicrously cool so people say 'wow, I need those in my life right now!'
- Engaging video content
- Clear commercial calls to action
- Rich product pages
- UK, US & Translated EU websites
- Focus on sustainability
- Interwoven with brand stories
- Customer reviews
True content collab
We began the design process by meticulously wireframing each page template, then worked with Tens to brainstorm content ideas to support their new positioning strategy and highlight product benefits.
This joined up approach allowed us to write detailed briefs for content producers which ensured we got back stunning website specific assets, which deliver a great brand experience and work seamlessly across all common devices.
Hat's off to the team at Tens.
Superrb always deliver the goods! Great communication, creativity and their skills working with Shopify all came together to help us create our new website which we are immensely proud of. Their team worked seamlessly with ours, to build a great ecommerce experience that tells our brand story exactly how we wanted.
Icons icons icons.
Not satisfied with standard icons we enlisted an illustrator to create a suite of hand-drawn ones that help give the site it's unique personality. We also animated some of them to add depth and movement to the UI.
The site had to work seamlessly across all devices, so we considered this from the outset and designed for mobile and desktop in parallel, carefully planning how each feature would respond. It's not a coincidence this site looks good on everything including your old Betamax!
Interactive and playful.
Tens' strapline is Good Vibes Guaranteed. We felt the website should reflect this as well so included incidental GIFs and animated transitions to give it a more immersive and friendly feeling.
Shopify is an excellent ecommerce solution but its blog is pretty basic, so we had to overcome a number of technical challenges to include the features we wanted.
- Shoppable lookbooks
- Gallery slideshows
- Embedded videos
- Product cross-linking
Shoot to build imagery
We began the project with a multidisciplinary workshop, bringing experts from all parts of both businesses together to brainstorm ideas for features and content.
Art direction, photography and video briefs flowed seamlessly from our wireframes, for a quick turn around and stress-free content upload.