Recent design trends towards clean, minimal website layouts and user interfaces have led to a whole host of bright white or light grey backgrounds illuminating our screens… but if you look at your laptop, tablet or phone a lot in the evening, sometimes you need something a little less “intense.”

This led me to exploring alternative branding and colour palettes for a few different brands, starting with social media app Buffer. Taking the concept a step further, I also created a custom skin for Buffer’s website to switch the whole site into ‘after dark mode.’ Continue reading to see the video time-lapse and website UI changes…

Branding development time-lapse

 

Logo/UI mockups