We’re all about the personal touch!
We work for amazing clients, and what gets our motor running is knowing that we add value to their projects and that they’re proud to work with us.
We’re so grateful to all the lovely people who not only give us the opportunity to work on cool projects, helping us grow as designers, but who also make our work day fun and interesting.
At Cocota, we develop at least one self-initiated project a year, usually inspired by solving a problem we´ve picked up on or an idea we find challenging.
When we started thinking about a way to say this, all the ideas that came to mind seemed too generic and impersonal. Our clients’ confidence in us is precious, and we knew what wanted to say: a simple ‘Hey, Sarah, thank you. It was great working with you and receiving your “good morning” emails dozens of times over the year. And aside from the fact that you’re jolly nice – don’t we also make a great team?’
But you know … we’re designers, so the message had to look fab …
So we started looking for a high-quality cooking ingredient that said something about the way we work: dedicating time and effort to the research phase of each project and focusing on the user, to find a unique solution with a flawless fit for every client.
And that’s how we found the perfect gift …
Sal de Hierbas Encantada is a small business run by Lucía a Cecilia from the enchanted city of Cuenca, Spain. They create with their own hands a unique, organic spiced salt that makes every meal something special.
We were captivated by this group of people working with love and precision. So we asked them to produce 150 jars for us, and we customised the packaging with each one of our clients in mind. We really wanted the “You’re special to us” message to come across, so we included the personal name of each of our clients on the labels, plus a silver “quality” stamp. And we created the “Salt for perfectionists” sticker on top of the jar to make it clear that we’re part of the same club.
For the outer packaging, we picked a brown corrugated cardboard with a simple print, affording great protection as well as embodying our straightforward and sincere work ethic.
After the great success of this experiment, we decided to produce another batch for people we admire or want to invite to our club. Or maybe we’ll take any excuse to make gifts!
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We’re friendly and love chatting about new projects and ideas.