Creating an easier experience for music enthusiasts
The Atlantic Records website was redesigned to be visually less complicated, more intuitive, and simple to use.
UI design, research, prototyping
Oct 2019 - Dec 2019
Wordpress web design
Currently the Atlantic Records website lacks empathy towards its users. It does not provide enough information for music enthusiasts and aspiring musicians. The design and structure of the website is overwhelming with content that is not necessary to the brand.
Epitaph is perceived as one of Atlantic Records biggest rivals. Epitaph generates $678.3M less revenue than Atlantic Records.
End Records has been one of Atlantic Records top competitors. End Records generates 1.41% the revenue of Atlantic Records.
Rhino is Atlantic Records top competitor. Rhino has 301 fewer employees vs. Atlantic Records.
The design evolved along several rounds of iteration at different stages including taking a closer look at users needs, ideating designs, and producing wireframes with the atomic design method.
Sarah Doe, 22
Sarah is a music enthusiast and aspiring artist. She likes to spend her time composing music or going to concerts with her friends. Sarah is ready to get serious about her career and wants to find the right people to sign with.
Fear of too much change
Not enough resources about signing online
Most record label sites are too confusing with extra information
Trust the people she is signing with
Stay true to who she is
Based on my research I was able to create two different style tiles for the site. The first one has a white minimalist look sticking with the already existing site. The second style tile was inspired by Spotify and Apple Music where it has a dark interface with pops of color.
To create this sitemap, we referred to the layout of the Atlantic Records site to reorganize and make a tweaks in order to simplify the pages. We removed some of the pages we felt were unnecessary.
Determine interaction flow
After creating the sitemap above, we were able to transfer that into mid-fidelity wireframes for 8 of those pages. These designs are inspired by Spotify and Apple Music in addition to the Atlantic Records brand colors.
Atoms, Molecules, & Organisms
The next step was to build the atoms of the page. Using our style tiles as guides, we did this by creating the simplest building blocks including labels, input fields, buttons, links, etc.
Using the style guide above, I was able to redesign the Atlantic Records website.
The next steps upon completion would be focused on user testing and redesigning until final production.