Ultima Replenisher

Ultima wanted to refresh their branding to standout in the electrolyte market.

all flavors of ultima replenisher in the 20 count box format

Objectives

Ultima’s electrolyte drinks offer hydration in a colorful array of sugar-free flavors.

Ultima was looking to take their look to a delicious new level. We embraced a suite of popping colors to help the line stand out on the shelf and highlight the company’s diversity of flavors.

two rows of ultima branded 30 serving containers

History

Ultima is all about effective hydration. As one of the first big nationwide electrolyte brands their sole mission is helping people live their ultimate lives by replenishing and rejuvenating their bodies. They’ve spent years perfecting their full-spectrum hydration formulas, delivering them in convenient powder form and in an array of appealing flavors. They use high-quality stevia to sweeten, keeping their product free of sugar, calories, and carbs.

ultima replenisher logo

Logo Refresh

Ultima wanted to preserve the impact and equity of their logo while upgrading the design. We kept the box around the first two letters of “Ultima” feeling the reference to the periodic table remained relevant with their scientific approach to wellness. We rounded out the corners of the square and removed the dotted eye droplet for a more elevated look and feel.

example of before and after the 20 count box redesign

Packaging

Within the powdered electrolyte market a pharmaceutical aesthetic is common. Stark white backgrounds with minimalistic type gives many brands in this space a very clinical feel. Ultima, having previously followed suit, sought to stand out from their competition. Using their vibrant flavor offerings as an opportunity to differentiate, we chose to use a bold and expansive color palette.

Renee Dimalla

Renee Dimalla

Design Director

“Ultima was one of the first dedicated makers of electrolyte drinks. In recent years, growth of the health and wellness market meant they needed to work harder to stand out. We made it our mission to convey flavor as a competitive advantage through design.”

Working with the Murmur crew has been a total pleasure. They are an incredibly kind, talented, creative, organized, and flexible team and sales increased so much that we are having difficulty keeping up with demand. We’re thrilled with the rebrand!

Loretta Reilly

Vice President of Marketing

ultima fruit illustrations

Illustration

Our custom fruit illustrations were done in a realistic but ownable textural style. They serve as an additional pop of color and help convey each flavor at a glance. The dotted patterns add a similar stylistic flair, acting as either drop shadows to the fruit or additional imagery. Wave patterns across the bottom of each packaging style reference the liquid hydration.

raspberry ultima in 6 different formats

Brand Flexibility

Our biggest challenge was creating a packaging system that worked across multiple formats, from pouches to canisters to single serving packets. The final designs ensured a successful transition across packaging types.

 

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ultima 20 count pouches and stickpacks laying on a blue background