What We Do

We help you put your best foot forward in whatever type of media you need. Here are some examples of our recent work, and the services we offer.

Our Process

We think that a solid process is an important part of building a successful project. Beyond that, it keeps everyone unified and on track. That's not just good for quality, but for your budget and deadlines, too.

Our process is broken down into three phases.

Research

To begin, we talk with you, clarify your goals, and perform audience research to make sure everything is in alignment.

We'll work with what you have to develop a strategy with forward motion. Everything else we do will be based around our findings and efforts in this part of the process.

Design and Development

During this phase we take the research and synthesize it into something we can build. We start with wireframes and work toward a functional design. When we have something solid, we start building alongside. By doing this, we can get a better idea of what works and doesn't, and correct the course (if needed) as soon as we know about it.

Content and Launch

Once we have the shell of what we're building, we'll translate the research into usable content. If you have content already created, we'll move it into the shell at this time. If you don't have content, we'll work with you to write it here.

When everything is in the final form and ready to go, we'll put it on your server and show it to the world. If you don't have a server, we can even host it for added peace of mind.

After the Project

Our clients often need continued support on a project, and that's okay! We'll work with you as long as you need.

Services and Technologies

We love open standards, and we think you should too. We build our projects in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, making sure it's usable on a number of devices. Though each project is different, these are some of the services we offer, and the technologies we use for our clients.

Creative Services

  • Art
  • Audience Research
  • Branding and Identity
  • Copywriting and Content Strategy
  • Gamification
  • Icon Design
  • Interface Design
  • Music
  • Photography
  • User Experience
  • Videography
  • Web Application Design
  • Web Design

Technologies We Use

  • Canvas
  • CSS3
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript and jQuery

CMSes And Platforms

  • Custom PHP/Rails/Python work *
  • Drupal
  • Expression Engine
  • Textpattern
  • Wordpress

* We can do some really great things with standard content management systems, but occasionally it makes more sense to build something from the ground up. We'll always talk you through your options before suggesting anything.

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