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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Website Design + Development
Content Management, CMS
Alexa Skill Development
Mobile App Development
Social Media Integration
Digital Marketing + Advertising
Digital Ideation + Prototyping
Brand & Design
Branding + Identity + Print
Creative + Art Direction
Marketing + Communications Planning
Our core web design, interactive design and branding clients include arts and culture and non profit organizations like museums, parks and zoos, performing arts, education, health and wellness groups, shelters and crisis services, community development and civic organizations and public arts collaboratives.
|2017||AIGA Cleveland Interactive Design Award||BurkleHagen|
|2017||AIGA Cleveland Judge's Choice 2017||Cleveland Zoological Society|
|2017||AIGA Cleveland Interactive Design Award||Society for Photographic Education|
|2017||AIGA Cleveland Interactive Design Award||Saint Martin de Porres|
|2017||AIGA Cleveland Identity Design Award||Saint Martin de Porres|
|2017||AIGA Cleveland Interactive Design Award||Wadsworth Public Library|
|2017||W3 Awards - Performing Arts||Shakespeare & Company|
|2017||AIVA W3 Award (Gold) - Photography||BurkleHagen|
|2017||AIVA W3 Award - Education||Wadsworth Public Library|
|2015||AIVA W3 Award (Gold)||Society for Photographic Education|
|2015||AIVA W3 Award||Hopewell Therapeutic Farm Community|
|2015||AIVA W3 Award (Gold)||Cleveland Zoological Society|
|2015||AIGA Cleveland Design Competition Judge's Choice, 2015||Akron Art Museum|
|2015||AIGA Cleveland Design Competition||The Katz Club Diner|
|2015||AIGA Cleveland Design Competition||Cleveland School of the Arts|
|2015||AIGA Cleveland Design Competition||Contemporary Arts Center|
|2015||AIGA Cleveland Design Competition||Case Western Reserve University|
|2015||AIGA Cleveland Design Competition||the FORM group .com|
|2014||AIVA W3 Award||Contemporary Arts Center|
|2014||AIVA W3 Award||Greater Cleveland Food Bank|
|2014||AIVA W3 Award||Kick-It|
|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 Katz Club Diner|
|2014||Cleveland ADDY, Bronze||The Music Settlement|
|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||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||Society for Photographic Education|
|2011||AIGA Cleveland Design Competition Judge's Choice, 2011||Hopewell Therapeutic Farm Community|
|2011||AIGA Cleveland Design Competition||Hopewell Therapeutic Farm Community|
|2011||AIGA Cleveland Design Competition||Cleveland Play House Website|
|2011||AIGA Cleveland Design Competition||Dance Cleveland|
|2011||AIGA Cleveland Design Competition||gen eff|
|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||Brushings.com|
|2007||AIGA Cleveland Design Competition||AGinteractive.com|
|2007||AIGA Cleveland Design Competition||ArtZknits.com|
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