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We're a digital creative services firm. We provide web, mobile and app development, branding and design services for arts + culture, entertainment and nonprofit organizations. We use new and emerging web technology to illuminate causes, engage audiences, and cultivate fans, donors and activists. Our artful blend of concise message, design and code help audiences identify with our clients. We love helping those whose aim is like our own: To connect people, foster sharing and enrich meaning.
A trained fine artist with a deep understanding of technology, Steve is at once a creative and technical visionary. He has forged new ground in digital media for more than 20 years, from early 3D animation to the latest emerging technologies. He is recognized by the Cleveland Addys, Crains' Who's Who in Technology, and Inside Business Magazine. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Cleveland Institute of Art.
With a rich background in design across all media, Teresa's visual design is distinctive and thoughtful. For more than 20 years, she has created for arts and culture clients – from interactive and mobile design to broadcast animation, print identity, and illustration. AIGA, AAF, The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and Communication Arts have recognized her work. She holds a BFA in Visual Communication Design from Kent State University.
We've been working with the web since it was born – we rode the boom, dodged the bust and watched it bloom again in earnest. We've learned over the years. We've honed a process that yields inspired and measurable results, every time.
To kick things off, we have a long sit-down with you and your team. We guide you through a dialogue that will help us understand your mission and reveal the needs of your audience. What we learn in this step informs all of the decisions that follow.
We plot a strategy for your information architecture, navigation methods, and user experience design. We brainstorm ways to leverage your content with technology to motivate and engage your patrons. The resultant documents serve as a roadmap to keep the project on point throughout production.
Informed by the strategy developed in Phase 2, we create a visual look and feel for your site. We brainstorm the most compelling methods to blend creativity, technology, usability and functionality. Designers collaborate with strategists to ensure the visual systems are consistent with your mission. The end result is a design that's current, clear and compelling.
Strategy, creativity and code coalesce. We realize your visual design in HTML to pixel perfect precision. Programmers and designers work together to build intuitive and engaging interaction design tailored to your audience. We develop your open-source CMS, integrate social media APIs and build customized plug-ins so your team can populate content. We review progress with you throughout this phase, so you can follow your vision as it whirs into to life.
We test across platforms and browsers, confirm that your site conforms to best practices, and go live. Over the next weeks, we refine functionality, study analytics and performance against established metrics. Our ongoing maintenance and support program keeps your site online, on point, and current.
Web Site Development
Web Site Design
User Interface Design
Mobile App Development
Mobile and Emerging Platforms
Social Media Integration
Brand & Design
Logo Design & Identity Systems
|2015||AIGA Cleveland Design Competition Judge's Choice, 2015||With A Trace .org|
|2015||AIGA Cleveland Design Competition||Cleveland School of the Arts.org|
|2015||AIGA Cleveland Design Competition||Contemporary Arts Center .org|
|2015||AIGA Cleveland Design Competition||Health Data Portal .org|
|2015||AIGA Cleveland Design Competition||the FORM group .com|
|2015||AIGA Cleveland Design Competition||The Katz Club Diner.com|
|2014||AIVA W3 Award||Contemporary Arts Center .org|
|2014||AIVA W3 Award||Cleveland Food Bank .org|
|2014||AIVA W3 Award||Kick-It .org|
|2014||Awwwards Honorable Mention||the FORM group .com|
|2014||Most User Friendly Website (Staff Pick), Scene Magazine||Cleveland Film .org|
|2014||Cleveland ADDY, Bronze||The Katz Club Diner.com|
|2014||Cleveland ADDY, Bronze||The Music Settlement.org|
|2014||#1 Kids Game on the App Store||Flick-a-Pop|
|2014||Cleveland ADDY, Bronze||Access-Shelter .org|
|2013||Top 25 Cool Tech Company, Inside Business||the FORM group .com|
|2013||Awwwards Honorable Mention||With A Trace .org|
|2013||Communication Arts Webpick of the Day||CIA .edu|
|2013||Davey Award||University Circle .org|
|2013||OnePageMania Feature||With A Trace .org|
|2013||Davey Award||The Katz Club Diner.com|
|2013||Davey Award||Cleveland Film .org|
|2013||Davey Award||CIA Mobile|
|2013||Davey Award||Great Lakes Theater .org|
|2013||AIVA W3 Award||Flashes of Hope .org|
|2013||AIVA W3 Award||Great Lakes Theater .org|
|2013||AIVA W3 Award||CIA Mobile|
|2013||Cleveland ADDY, Bronze||Cleveland Play House Campaign|
|2013||Communication Arts Webpick of the Day||the FORM group .com|
|2012||Cleveland ADDY, Bronze||Akron Canton Airport .com|
|2012||Cleveland ADDY, Bronze||KP Photo .com|
|2012||Cleveland ADDY, Silver||the FORM group .com|
|2012||CSS Design||KP Photo .com|
|2011||AIGA Cleveland Design Competition Judge's Choice, 2011||Hopewell Community .org|
|2011||AIGA Cleveland Design Competition||Spaces Gallery .org|
|2011||AIGA Cleveland Design Competition||SPE National .org|
|2011||AIGA Cleveland Design Competition||geneff.org|
|2011||AIGA Cleveland Design Competition||Dance Cleveland .org|
|2011||AIGA Cleveland Design Competition||Cleveland Play House Website|
|2011||AIGA Cleveland Design Competition||Hopewell Community .org|
|2011||CSS Design||the FORM group .com|
|2010||Featured in Logo Lounge Edition 6||FIDO|
|2010||#4 in Apple's "New and Noteworthy"||Ghost Tour|
|2010||Communication Arts Webpick of the Week||geneff.org|
|2009||Apple Top 50 Paid Entertainment Apps||Ask The Dead: A Haunting In Connecticut|
|2009||#4 Top Paid Travel App on the App Store||Abandoned|
|2009||AIGA Cleveland Design Competition||Discover Africa .net|
|2009||Apple's What's Hot List||Abandoned|
|2009||AIGA Cleveland Design Competition||the FORM group .com|
|2008||Cleveland ADDY, Silver||Hot Pockets Dojo Master|
|2007||AIGA Cleveland Design Competition||Brushings.com|
|2007||AIGA Cleveland Design Competition||AGinteractive.com|
|2007||AIGA Cleveland Design Competition||ArtZknits.com|
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