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SharePoint Branding/User Experience



Branding your SharePoint site is instrumental in enhancing user experience while increasing the odds for adoption. Planet has extensive expertise to help you create a more effective and attractive user interface (UI) for your SharePoint application. We regularly develop a variety of SharePoint environments including: Public Websites, Extranets, Intranets and Custom Applications

Make Your SharePoint Site Yours with Custom Branding

We employ some of the leading SharePoint designers in the country and have worked with organizations large and small to ensure that their SharePoint site reflects their brand identity and is easy to use. We have a full complement of services which include:

Information Architecture and Taxonomy

IA provides a roadmap for the site's construction including functions, metaphors, visual design, navigation, and interaction. The art and science of organizing and labeling elements supports find-ability and usability, as well as proper classification of data and adherence to organizational policies.

Solution's UX

When building InfoPath forms and SharePoint workflows, it's imperative that the overall user experience is effective including email notifications. Our UX services will help you deliver effective and beautiful forms and email notifications as well as comprehensive workflows.

Graphic Design

The graphic design portion of your SharePoint project can be as minimal or extensive as needed. Our services will extend your corporate brand into beautiful SharePoint sites that get attention and embraced by your users.


Prototypes are created to expand on the mockups and provide a more realistic sense of how the final product will behave.

Branding Implementation

Branding files including multimedia are created and alpha-tested in a SharePoint test environment, then implemented on the SharePoint site during the build phase. Once created, another round of testing is conducted to ensure expectations are met. Implementation of brand files include master pages, page layouts, CSS, supporting XSLT, image files, feature deployment, incorporation of any Silverlight, JavaScript, and jQuery files as well as multimedia. Documentation is maintained throughout the project.

User Experience Acceptance Testing

While user acceptance testing answers the question "Did we meet our client's functional requirements?," we believe that User Experience Acceptance Testing is the missing task that will help to measure the overall success of the project. We plan for desired perceptions and behaviors and measure to prove that we achieved our desired goal.

SharePoint Branding Training

Traditional SharePoint Branding Functions - Master Pages, Page Layouts, CSS Advanced SharePoint Branding - Incorporating JavaScript, jQuery, and Silverlight User Experience - Information Architecture, Mental Modeling, Personas and Audience Definitions, Taxonomy, and Metadata

Meet the SharePoint Branding Team

Jamie Luetjen

SharePoint UX/Branding Engineer
Jamie has over 12 years in design, 7 years of portal development, and 3 years experience with SharePoint. Jamie has served as a UX designer and branding specialist most of his professional career.

Jes Larsen

SharePoint UX/Branding Engineer
Jes has over 5 years in website and graphic design. Her notable work includes developing and managing the creation of interactive content for a 50,000+ page family of SharePoint sites.

Contact Us

Notable User Experience Clients include:

Denver International Airport
Department of Commerce | Office of Inspector General
Department of Energy
DHS| Office of Procurement Operations
Department of Transportation
Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service
Filnet, Inc.
NBC | Peacock Production Lifecycle
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Seminole Tribe of Florida
Stanford | SLAC
University of Tennessee