Yaya Han

Costume Design, Actress, Model, & Cosplay Entertainer.

01. The Challenge

Yaya needed to maintain her brand image to support her product lines and satisfy her growing fan-base by displaying her expansive modeling and cosplay portfolio. She also needed an easy way for events around the world to express interest in booking her, feature her television appearances, and a blog that could be updated on the fly to keep everyone informed of her schedule and product releases.

In addition to a content packed portfolio and blog, Yaya needed a robust ecommerce platform for her signature costume design line swag for her loyal fanbase. She needed the ability for customizable options, bundled products, and an automatic shipping calculator that allowed for advanced configurations based on products purchased together.

What We Did

Project Definition | Search Engine Optimization | Analytics Implementation | GA Configuration | CMS Development | Back-end Development | CMS Customization | Front-end Development | Expression Engine | User Experience Design | Content Modeling | Information Architecture | Usability Testing | Implementation Support | Ecommere Development | Brand Positioning | UI Design | Responsive Web Design | Creative Direction | Visual Trends Analysis | Illustration

02. The Solution

We worked with Yaya and her team to create a fantasy aesthetic to give her audience the experience they have come to expect in her industry. Animated Clouds, dancing stars, cute iconography and fabric textures pulled the entire platform together.

We developed a full blown portfolio for Yaya to showcase her modeling and cosplay experience, and even built a gallery and easy fan-submission for her audience to submit art they had created in tribute to her. We also built a robust blogging and news platform for Yaya which included magazine and online interviews, website news, press releases, and Yaya's personal blog.

This helped to nurture her loyal fan base, keep them in touch with her activities and encourage repeat purchases of the Yaya Han product line.

Responsibly
Responsive

We know that Yaya's audience consumes content at their desk at work, on the couch at home, and on the go. They use a range of devices and expect an experience which is easy. Responsive design is vital. We designed Yaya's site to allow for brand engagement across all devices comfortably.

A robust and easily managed website with extensive on the fly content curation.

We developed a powerful Ecommerce platform that allows purchases of her signature product line and fan swag. This platform included robust reporting, advanced shipping capabilities, and a slew of customizability options for her hand-crafted costume designs and specialized fan swag such as calendars.

We considered Yaya's celebrity status and range of different offerings. We took great care to make sure that she and her staff could easily add and edit content, moderate comments and fan submissions, and easily process and track ecommerce orders without any advanced technical knowledge.

We acomplished this by customizing the content management system ExpressionEngine and paired Yaya and her team with both the robust power and customizability they needed with a platform that was a breeze to use with no technical challenges for their content managers.

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