Cover of the hiking guide
The Visual Harmony of Sainte-Marie-du-Mont: Nature, Maps, and Identity
Situated at an average altitude of 934 meters within the Chartreuse Regional Natural Park, the municipality of Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, with an approximate population of 250 residents, provides an exceptional natural setting with a breathtaking panorama over the majestic expanses of the Grésivaudan valley. Its magnificent landscapes, marked hiking trails, and preserved wildlife and flora make it a prime destination for nature enthusiasts.

Project Objectives:
➜ To fortify the image of Sainte-Marie-du-Mont by creating a visual identity that reflects its unique geographical position.
➜ To provide a comprehensive and informative hiking guidebook guide to visitors of Sainte-Marie-du-Mont to enhance their tourist experience.
➜ To contribute to the revitalization of the local economy by attracting new visitors and promoting sustainable tourism.

Roles and Responsibilities (Creation of visual identity):
➜ Design a strong and meaningful visual identity that is distinctive.
➜ Conduct professional photographic shoots of the commune's landscapes.
➜ Sort and retouch images to create a harmonious collection.

Roles and Responsibilities (Creation of the Hiking Guidebook):
➜ Transfer 12 hiking routes onto IGN maps.
➜ Design the layout of the hiking guidebook guide and execute the page-setting.
➜ Utilize IGN maps as a source of information.

Roles and Responsibilities (Project management):
➜ Lead the project in collaboration with the municipal council.
➜ Coordinate with IGN to secure usage rights for the maps.
➜ Proofread and verify the accuracy of the content.
➜ Adhere to the established deadlines.

Results and Deliverables:
➜ Delivery of a memorable visual identity that enhances the unique setting of Sainte-Marie-du-Mont.
➜ Delivery of an attractive and informative hiking guidebook showcasing the 12 hiking trails of the commune.
➜ Contribution to the promotion of Sainte-Marie-du-Mont as a top tourist destination for nature lovers.
➜ Strengthening of community engagement and local pride.
➜ Raising awareness of sustainable tourism among visitors and residents of the commune.
Logotype anatomy: plurality
Logotype anatomy: movement
Logotype anatomy: metaphorism
Logotype anatomy: path
Logotype anatomy: stability
Anatomy of the logotype
Monochrome logo
White logo on blue background
Cover of the hiking guide
Open topoguide with a map and a description of a hike
Open topoguide with a map and a description of a hike
This project has been a triumph. The visual identity and hiking guidebook guide have revitalized tourism and bolstered community cohesion. The commune is now ready to welcome visitors with an enriched and authentic offering, establishing itself as an essential destination for nature aficionados.
Client Testimonial
Samuel is a serious graphic design professional who cares about doing a good job. He is someone who knows how to put himself in his client's shoes and who builds his work and relationships to last. He notably created for the municipality of Sainte-Marie-du-Mont the visual identity, the municipal newspaper, as well as the website. Samuel carried out this project while taking into account the feedback from the collaborators and managed to remain efficient and professional in a complex and stressful situation.
Johan Kovacs, Mobile app design & development — SFR

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