We create digital experiences that build meaning, motivation and context.

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.

Leadership

Steve Cencula

Steve Cencula – Principal + CTO

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.

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Teresa Kiplinger

Teresa Kiplinger – Principal + Creative Director

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.

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Our Method

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.

01

Discovery

We conduct a discovery and analysis session(s) with primary stakeholders in order to fully understand your organization, needs and project goals. We guide you through a dialogue that will help us understand your mission and reveal the needs of your audience. Depending on your project scope and budget, we’ll work with our engagement partners to develop a digital strategy.

02

Information Strategy

We develop your site architecture, navigation and fundamental UX methods. We brainstorm ways to leverage your content and messaging to motivate and engage your patrons. The resulting documents serve as a roadmap to keep the project on point throughout production.

03

Visual Design

Our designers, architects and developers collaborate to blend creativity, strategy and usability. We brainstorm the most meaningful ways to leverage new web technologies in support of your goals and information strategy. We design a visual system that’s consistent with your mission and brand. The end result is a visual design treatment that's current, clear and engaging.

04

Production

Strategy, design and code coalesce. We realize the visual design in HTML with pixel-perfect precision. Programmers and designers work together to build intuitive interaction design tailored to your audience. We develop your CMS and engagement tools, integrate third-party APIs and build your customized plug-ins. Content population begins.

05

SEO, Testing + Launch

We test across platforms and browsers and confirm that your site conforms to best practices. When content population and testing are complete, your site will go live. Over the following weeks, we refine functionality, and study analytics and performance against established metrics.

06

Measure, Monitor + Maintain

We will execute an ongoing maintenance and support program to ensure your site continues to function flawlessly. Depending on your project scope and budget, we can also provide ongoing services such as SEO maintenance and ongoing digital strategy.

Services

Digital

Web Site Development

Web Site Design

Content Management

User Interface Design

Information Strategy

Mobile App Development

Mobile and Emerging Platforms

Responsive Design

Social Media Integration

Email Marketing

eCommerce

Game Design

Digital Strategy

Digital Marketing/Advertising

Ideation

CRM

Brand & Design

Branding

Logo Design & Identity Systems

Visual Design

Print Collateral

Photography/Art Direction

Naming

Concept Development

Creative Direction

Art Direction

Campaign Design

Print Design

Illustration

Marketing & Communications Planning

Clients

Honors & Recognition

Year Recognition Project
2015 AIVA W3 Award (Gold) Cleveland Zoological Society
2015 AIVA W3 Award (Gold) Society for Photographic Education
2015 AIVA W3 Award Hopewell Therapeutic Farm Community
2015 AIGA Cleveland Design Competition Judge's Choice, 2015 Akron Art Museum
2015 AIGA Cleveland Design Competition Contemporary Arts Center
2015 AIGA Cleveland Design Competition the FORM group .com
2015 AIGA Cleveland Design Competition The Katz Club Diner
2015 AIGA Cleveland Design Competition Cleveland School of the Arts
2015 AIGA Cleveland Design Competition Case Western Reserve University
2014 AIVA W3 Award Contemporary Arts Center
2014 AIVA W3 Award Kick-It
2014 AIVA W3 Award Greater Cleveland Food Bank
2014 Awwwards Honorable Mention the FORM group .com
2014 Most User Friendly Website (Staff Pick), Scene Magazine Cleveland International Film Festival
2014 Cleveland ADDY, Bronze The Music Settlement
2014 Cleveland ADDY, Bronze The Katz Club Diner
2014 #1 Kids Game on the App Store Spangler Candy Company
2014 Cleveland ADDY, Bronze Access Shelter
2013 Top 25 Cool Tech Company, Inside Business the FORM group .com
2013 Awwwards Honorable Mention Akron Art Museum
2013 Communication Arts Webpick of the Day Cleveland Institute of Art
2013 Davey Award University Circle
2013 OnePageMania Feature Akron Art Museum
2013 Davey Award The Katz Club Diner
2013 Davey Award Cleveland International Film Festival
2013 Davey Award CIA Mobile
2013 Davey Award Great Lakes Theater
2013 AIVA W3 Award Flashes of Hope
2013 AIVA W3 Award Great Lakes Theater
2013 AIVA W3 Award CIA Mobile
2013 Communication Arts Webpick of the Day the FORM group .com
2012 Cleveland ADDY, Bronze (2012 Site Version) Akron-Canton Airport
2012 Cleveland ADDY, Bronze Kalman & Pabst Photo Group
2012 Cleveland ADDY, Silver the FORM group .com
2012 CSS Design Kalman & Pabst Photo Group
2011 AIGA Cleveland Design Competition Hopewell Therapeutic Farm Community
2011 AIGA Cleveland Design Competition Judge's Choice, 2011 Hopewell Therapeutic Farm Community
2011 AIGA Cleveland Design Competition Dance Cleveland
2011 AIGA Cleveland Design Competition gen eff
2011 AIGA Cleveland Design Competition Society for Photographic Education
2011 AIGA Cleveland Design Competition Cleveland Play House Website
2011 AIGA Cleveland Design Competition Spaces
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 Mobile App
2010 Communication Arts Webpick of the Week gen eff
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 Mobile App
2009 Apple's What's Hot List Abandoned Mobile App
2009 AIGA Cleveland Design Competition Discover Africa
2009 AIGA Cleveland Design Competition the FORM group .com
2008 Cleveland ADDY, Silver Hot Pockets Dojo Master
2007 AIGA Cleveland Design Competition ArtZknits.com
2007 AIGA Cleveland Design Competition AGinteractive.com
2007 AIGA Cleveland Design Competition Brushings.com
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