As promised this post on Medium goes into more detail about the process around the redesign of Kiva website. I was honored to lead the project and collaborate with numerous creative individuals from talented team at SY/P, to Marty Grasser and Marian Chiao who designed the new Kiva logo, and of course the incredible team we have at Kiva.
At Kiva we just released the largest, most ambitious redesign and rebrand within the organization’s ten year history. It’s rare to have the opportunity to undertake a holistic redesign in conjunction with rebranding so I feel lucky to have played a major role leading the effort to design a new user experience and craft a new brand.
Three and a half years into this parenting thing and it’s obvious that some toddler gear is designed better than others. I never thought this blog would include reviews of kids’ products, but after struggling through everything from poorly designed toys to impossible-to-program wake up lights, it feels like I’ve built up expertise that can benefit other parents.
First up: toddler sippy cups. Not to be confused with baby bottles (which is an entirely different topic). These cups with lids are often introduced around a child’s first birthday. The cup itself is closely tied to the transition a child makes from mother’s milk (or formula) to the full range of toddler drinks (milk, juice, water, etc).
After trying a wide variety of sippy cups over the past three years, making a recommendation for best toddler sippy cup is easy. The Nalgene Grip-n-Gulp provide to be the most durable, leak proof and easy to clean of any we tried.