From moment one of meeting Tony and Jay, we know that we had been introduced to a value aligned partner. The duo were hungry to create a law firm that was client centric, removed the large firm billing model and created a bold impact. We were sold at hello.
CITO means ‘swift’ in Latin, a subtle nod to their disruptive model that does away with inefficiencies and celebrates agility. It was also a happy coincidence that it was a contraction of their surnames Cioni and Todesco.
We began developing CITO's visual identity by designing their logo. We were inspired by the iconic Roman era engraved typography from the founder's common heritage of Italy. This classic typography became the base of the logo's monogram icon–a stylized version of the letterform ‘C’–expressing CITO’s substantial and multidimensional legal expertise with a modern twist, quite literally.
The twisting of the ‘C’ icon in the logo (which the client lovingly calls ‘the macaroni’) demonstrates that CITO approaches business with flexibility and legal negotiations from all angles.
Vibrant yellow and steady grey were chosen as the primary colour palette, expressing their out-of-the-box thinking that’s grounded in steadfast experience and expertise.
We illustrated landscapes from countries they have particular experience in: Canada, China, Russia and Algeria. As CITO enters into negotiations with, and on behalf of, organizations in different countries, applying their deep understanding of legal and cultural nuances is a key differentiator. Each image has a unique artistic flare, reflective of their unique, and highly skilled approach.
A stationary package and website landing page was developed bringing the brand to digital life. We also created strong company positioning copy, giving an overview of who CITO is and what makes them stand apart from the crowd to potential clients.
Since inception, the company has grown and evolved in their service offerings. We are currently working with them in defining their brand's structural hierarchy, and will be launching their full website soon.
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