Uber Rebrand: Visual Identity Framework

Peer-to-peer ridesharing, food delivery,
and transportation network

Peer-to-peer ridesharing, food delivery,
and transportation network

In February 2016, we launched a new dynamic visual identity to reflect the ongoing evolution of Uber. In 2010, Uber launched as a way for 100 friends in San Francisco to get luxury rides—everyone’s private driver. Today, we’re a transportation network spanning 450 cities in 70 countries. That network delivers food and packages, as well as people, all at the push of a button. And thanks to services like uberX and uberPOOL, we’ve gone from a luxury option to an everyday transportation option for millions of people.

Credits

Created while working at Uber USA, 2016

Visual identity
Creative Director: Shalin Amin
Lead Brand Designer: Roger Oddone
Designers: Bryant Jow, Catherine Ray, Donald Wong, James Bamford, Lian Ng, Matt Riley, Mirtho Prepont

Thank You Cards
Designer: Catherine Ray

UberCHOPPER Tickets
Art Director: Jeremy Perez-Cruz
Designer: Jessica Duong

Business Cards
Designer: Catherine Ray

Challenges

Uber began six years ago as a way for 100 friends in San Francisco to get luxury rides—everyone’s private driver. Today, we’re a transportation network spanning 450 cities in 72 countries. That network delivers food and packages, as well as people, all at the push of a button. It became clear that a limited set of visual identity components was not enough to engage with different audiences and price points.

01. Update Uber’s visual identity to reflect our evolving brand

02. Create a more robust and dynamic visual identity

Before

  • Luxury rides
  • Moving people
  • Serving a handful of markets

New

  • A range of economy and luxury options
  • Moving people, food, and packages
  • Serving 72 countries and 450 cities

Process

Just like our products, we are always revising, testing, and evolving the components of our visual identity. This exercise helps keep our communications fresh, inspiring, and relevant for our audiences.

Uber Rebrand: Visual Identity Framework

Concept

With a push of a button, Uber offers reliable and affordable rides, as well as food and delivery services. Our technology (Bits) helps move the physical world (Atoms). Uber exists in the place where Bits & Atoms come together. That is Uber. Not just technology, but technology that moves cities. That’s the story of Bits & Atoms.

Bits & Atoms is the core idea that inspired our new visual identity

Visual identity components

Connecting Bits & Atoms to create a dynamic visual identity system

 

 

Our visual identity caters to our complex needs as a brand at every touch-point. It’s made up of primary and secondary design components.

Primary components

These are the foundation of our visual identity. They lean close to the Bit, our logical side, and create consistency across our brand visual expressions.

Secondary components

These provide flexibility and allow for localization, keeping the system fresh and dynamic. Secondary components lean closer to the Atom, representing the physical world.

Uber Rebrand: Visual Identity Framework
Uber Rebrand: Visual Identity Framework
Uber Rebrand: Visual Identity Framework
Uber Rebrand: Visual Identity Framework
Uber Rebrand: Visual Identity Framework
Uber Rebrand: Visual Identity Framework
Uber Rebrand: Visual Identity Framework
Uber Rebrand: Visual Identity Framework

Secondary components

Secondary components add flexibility to our visual identity

 

 

Our secondary components provide flexibility and allow for localization, keeping the system fresh and dynamic. Secondary components lean closer to the Atom, representing the physical world.

Color

Our color spectrum allows unique combinations that can speak to specific locations, holidays, and partnerships

 

 

Inspired by the colors of the physical world, we created a broad color spectrum: 22 different colors and 22 values, 484 unique hues in total.

Uber Rebrand: Visual Identity Framework

Pattern

More than 70 unique patterns were created­—
one for each of the countries we serve

Unique patterns are used to add flavor and flexibility. 
Like colors, they can speak to specific locations, holidays, partnerships, or global themes.

Uber Rebrand: Visual Identity Framework
Uber Rebrand: Visual Identity Framework
Uber Rebrand: Visual Identity Framework
Uber Rebrand: Visual Identity Framework

Illustration

Grabbing elements from Art Deco and inspiration from Bits & Atoms, we created something uniquely ours

Applications

Website

Uber Rebrand: Visual Identity Framework

Thank you cards

Uber Rebrand: Visual Identity Framework

UberCHOPPER tickets

Uber Rebrand: Visual Identity Framework

Billboard example

Uber Rebrand: Visual Identity Framework

Business cards

Uber Rebrand: Visual Identity Framework