A merger that redefines banking



Office: New York

Truist, the merger of SunTrust and BB&T banks, had ambitions to make financial services better 鈥 and to do it, they needed an identity that was trustworthy and visionary.

Created from the merger of BB&T and SunTrust, Truist aims to make impact by leading with purpose and delivering a financial experience that balances personal touch and advanced technology. 厂妹视频 worked with them to define this new brand鈥攊ts strategy, story, name, and identity.

Truist logo animation

The logo leads with a wordmark that puts the Truist name front and center. As an invented word, the new name looks to the future while feeling familiar鈥攊t鈥檚 inspired by a commitment to being true, and the brand鈥檚 heritage of trust.

It鈥檚 complemented by the monogram, made of two T鈥檚 that echo the Truist name and represent the defining elements of touch and tech. They鈥檙e surrounded by a square with rounded corners that conveys trust, yet feels approachable. That ties to the generous letter-spacing of the wordmark (created by a master typographer), which conveys access and openness. The unique curved leg of the 鈥淩鈥 moves the eye from left to right, evoking a sense of momentum toward the future.

The brand鈥檚 signature color, Truist Purple, was designed to stand apart from category conventions. It also nods to the merger of equals by combining the burgundy of BB&T and the blue of SunTrust.

Truist Trio, the proprietary typeface, rounds out the toolkit for the new brand. It was designed to be fluid and intuitive to read, with a bit of the expressive flair and warmth that define the brand.

Together, they add up to an identity that represents the balance of innovation and purpose at the heart of Truist 鈥 helping clients, teammates, and communities thrive, while redefining the future of the financial industry.