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We are interdisciplinary zealots dedicated to blending creativity and code, philanthropy and commerce. Each of us is equal parts arts patron and tech junkie. We love what we do, and we love what our clients stand for. We are collaborative, inventive, inspired.

This is us

Ken  Kiplinger

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A wizardly mix of app programmer and mad scientist, Ken speaks Objective-C like it's his first language. Trained as an electrical engineer, he's a Kandinsky with a soldering iron and at this very moment, probably has a diode in his pocket. He once owned a vinyl album collection the size of a cargo trailer. When he's not coding he enjoys riding bike trails and stalking garden pests. In sixth grade, he souped-up his alarm clock so that, rather than beeping, it pulled a string attached to his pillow. Though the feasibility assessment of the PillowPuller™ was doomed, today Ken holds two patents for his display technology inventions.

Steve Cencula

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Steve is a supersmart, mostly pleasant guy with a penchant for sardonic vinyl toys and Diet Coke. He's an ardent music lover, and though his recent tastes skew toward post-modern shoegaze, he once willingly attended an Air Supply concert. It is rumored that he has quite a high IQ, which is plausible but unconfirmed by MENSA. Ever plagued by the notion that his brother is funnier and more popular, Steve is a lifelong overachiever. A serial early adopter, he is so enamored with technology that, though surrounded by the latest gadgetry, can’t part with his robust laser disc collection.

Josh Slatinsky

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Josh is one of the few people we know who has lived in a shipping container. On purpose. Twice. When he's not ogling a font or designing something beautiful, he sometimes studies design in Frankfurt or helps nonprofits dig wells in Africa. His doodling and handwriting are so geometrically perfect, some say he uses The Force to conjure it. He is the tallest FORMie, which comes in handy when retrieving Kory's errant Nerf darts. He loves stuff like outer space, red shoes, sriracha sauce and Tycho.

Hannah Jones

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As a child, Hannah was a noted marker artist, 4th chair trumpeter and passionate porcelain cat collector. Though she was often in trouble for talking in class, she favored brevity in naming her toys with only factual adjectives. Studying in Europe, Hannah found that DaVinci’s Annunciation is larger in real life, and that identifying shower gel from hand lotion is tricky when you can’t read Italian. She enjoys live concerts and cafe mocha. When she's not designing at FORM, she sometimes carves elaborate designs into pumpkins. Except for the Harry Potter logo. Because, come on, the letter “P” is so hard to carve into a pumpkin.

Teresa Kiplinger

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Though confused by long division and cooking, Teresa can ideate and envisage like nobody's business. She pines for metalsmithing tools like most girls pine for shoes. For fun, she collects antique books, illustrates dogs and angels, and etches silver with nitric acid. She once stalked and met Pink Floyd, counted 17 shooting stars over the Colorado River, and was seriously injured by a pot pie. She loves Utah, her Roomba, and her Boston Terrier, Hugo.

Katelyn Gerber

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Katelyn says the best of all chemistry constants is 6.02x10 to the 23rd power, and who are we to argue? A rare combination of mathematician, athlete and artist, she holds a master’s degree in accounting, runs marathons for fun, and plays the heck out of Chopin’s Revolutionary Étude for piano. When she’s not managing our production schedule, she enjoys walking her dog, reading tiny dictionaries and making lemon macaroons. She once broke a picnic table with her head and she's a fan of words, Warren Buffett, and the number 20,710.

Kory Sharp

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Some of us suspect Kory is part robot, but since we rightfully fear robots, we're afraid to ask him if it's true. A real genius and clean code devotee, he drives FORM's programming and makes magic of the web. He's also one heck of a baker, guitar player and Apple junkie. He owns a bacon-scented air freshener and microwaveable pasta boat. He is digitizing his entire DVD collection (he's up to the Gs). There is enough music in Kory's iTunes library to provide astronauts a non-stop soundtrack for 9.3 round trips to the Moon.

Crystal Angersola

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Crystal is FORM’s only social butterfly and most serious foodie. She navigates by way of restaurant triangulation and tells us she can make a delicious dish out of whatever is in the pantry. (Clearly, she has never seen Teresa’s pantry.) She enjoys giant calamari, tiny tea sandwiches and environmental conservancy. When she is not managing projects at FORM, she writes a popular lifestyle blog, hikes and avoids shnitzel. She adores and is often ignored by Buffy, her 16 year-old Mal-Shi who bears a striking resemblance to Zsa Zsa Gabor.

Ashleigh Liszt

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Ashleigh tells us that, though deep fried worms taste like potato chips, her favorite food is frosting. A dedicated saxophonist, she has performed a halftime routine wearing only one shoe. When she’s not writing code, she's quarterbacking, scrap booking or playing Led Zeppelin on her Fender Cyclone. Though she was once mistakenly detained for grand theft auto, she is the proud and legally titled owner of a vintage Geo Metro. She’s a big fan of baking, bottle caps and classic horror films.

Desktop Friday

The creative brainpower is palpable when the studio stops for Desktop Friday, an exercise designed to reset our creativity. A random topic. An hour to create. Who will crack under pressure? Who will lose it all in an epic crash? Who will go rogue and design in Play-Doh?

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Someone Said

Overheard and out of context. Hang around with us long enough, and you
might find something you said posted here, too:

"Did you just raise the roof on jQuery?"

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The air doesn't taste like pancakes!

The donut button isn't working.

I'm not at a place in my heart where I can eat a bear.

Please ignore me collating behind you.

It's like a clown car of drawers.

That horse looks like Burt Russel Crowe.

Location ID = 23 Bread Bowl = False (AKA: The Breadbowl Module is Broken.)

I'd go to a goat rodeo.

IE is the DMV of the Internet.

Her abs look like a turtle shell.

I'm wing-dingin' it.

Emotionally, my hands are in my pockets.

I'm sitting down here with Hot Popcorn Hands.

PBS is very : colon-y.

Remember when you threw décor at me?

There's a lot of outer space.

But, Saul Bass already used all the good shapes.

Activate the chicken!

I'm not giving my money to YouTube. YouTube is all horsey and gross.

1-2-3 Cheeseburger Lane!

I'm sorry about the div.

I'm going to pull out the Real Joe Pesci Hat.

I've never seen the 80s.

You see that giant hot dog?

Can I be Josh for Halloween?

I don't know who you think you are, coming up in here with a taco.

I'm just not used to Kory wearing pants.

I've looked at that alpaca all day.

Did you say "jQuery" or "Katie Perry"?

Wait 'til I get this gas station food, then order in.

I just smelled fries in my head.

I’m getting a full-on chest plate tattoo of FORM riding on the back of a magical unicorn to show my appreciation.

Don't come at me with your popcorn problems.

Always cut toward your innards.

Must. Resist. Cacao.

Move. You're where my Diet Coke goes.

They're switchin' browsers and clearin' cookies!

The meatball machine is broken.

No, YOU need megadoses of vitamin D.

I've been to New Jersey?

I just blew my nose in my notes.

It reminds me of an old calculator.

An ice cream truck drove through this design.

This phone call is messing up my hair.

It's like a statue of my dog with a mustache on it.

C'mon. Lemme see your turkey burgers.

If the Long Island Medium were here, she'd freak out.

I know how I like my files: Large.

Murderer at nine o'clock!

Did you just raise the roof on jQuery?

I'm going to look up thesaurus in the dictionary.

There are four purses in my purse.

This tastes like Steve's car.

Then I thought, why not just make it Helvetica?

Look at the eyes on that Red-Legged Honeycreeper!

Rhinos are a big deal.

It should be a little Burt Reynolds.

I'm trying to use your design elements but I'm not sure I like them.

Come and get it, Sammy Hagar!

No. They don't have have budget for robots.

My middle toe went numb and I thought I had something in my shoe.

Are we going to a place I can wear slippers?

That's just how I like my mugs: Cheap and Swiss.

My version of a beard is a hat.

I don't foresee whales having cell phones.

Well. I guess we're having stock photos for lunch.

I feel like I just try too much sometimes.

How am I supposed to get through my workday when I have to take care of all these tiny people in my phone?

These people drive like animals.

I had some chicken wings in my car that I was going to give you. 

A person can be positive AND inappropriate.

Lower case "m" is the best letter.

Your hat smells like bologna.

My goal is to live until 2085.

Why'd you put me out like that about the Lion King?

Why is there a piece of cheese in my purse?

I'm programming in my head.

You're always picked last and your pasta smells.

Eating peaches with a spoon sucks.

No cults or dying, please. It's Friday.

All caps, all the time.

I mean, how much Jeff Bridges can you have in one movie?

I can handle a lot of Jeff Bridges in one movie.

I bought a Chewbacca shirt but I keep forgetting to wear it.

Squirrels don't have pants.

Batteries? Seriously? What is this, 1985?

I'm no stranger to a rotten banana.

Steve's probably listening to Fiona Apple.

Steve, you should come look at these sandwich pictures.

Those weren't professional quality mustaches.

Can you Swissify it?

Helvetica Light makes me think you're lying.

Is that horse wearing shorts?

I just keep making ears by accident.

Your sweat smells like Dolce & Gabbana.

I'm thinking like four, maybe five steps ahead of you.

...And that is why you don't wear sandals to Blossom.

That's why I don't eat it out of a can; I eat it out of a bag.

The wild cheeses grow aplenty here.

I don't want to chase the red sweater. I just want to buy the red sweater.

You do seem like the type of guy who'd drink pickle juice.

Are pigs becoming extinct?

In Belgium, there's a tax for things that are too multitasky.

You reach into your heart and pull out a potholder.

They'll do anything for a ribbon and a hamburger.

This knob makes me want to get drunk.

I'm sorry I'm not a sock connoisseur.

I don't think real cowboys do this much ironing.

I can tell by the look on your face that you're not going to be of any help.

Facebook's telling me I'm fat.

Is this the collective smell of humanity?

Was that Rod Stewart?

Those stupid little pickles.

Well, we have mustaches upstairs.

It's like a pair of pants, for your car.

I am the ghost of Tractor Supply Company. (spooky voice)

You wanna do hot dogs Friday?

Is hot dog one word or two?

How much bread would it take to feed a scorpion for a week?

How would you get DNA from Elvis?

I was working, until I got distracted by this Madonna song.

There's wine on your motherboard.

If it's not moist, I'm not interested in having it thrown on my desk.

Have you heard about the whaler-pirate guy?

It's too Skittly.

It's too sausagy.

It's too Skynrdy.

It wasn't like that a minute ago.

It was working a minute ago.

It doesn't work in Safari.

It doesn't work in IE.

It works!

It's broken.

No amount of money is worth your husband having a mustache.

Try not to make it too caskety.

I switched to the California Raisins pillowcase last night.

You just have to hope for the best until it doesn't happen.

I don't like wearing pants.

If you had a hot dog roller and went shopping for sausages, things might change.

I'm gonna make websites out of wood.

400 pounds plus adrenaline, and I could flip a car, easy.

Teresa, you haven't given me an answer, you've only given me s*!%.

I can still smell Steve.

Fancy code is the only kind I write.

This is too helpful.

I don't want this bacon on here any more.

I've never had much luck with rabbits.

I had a pencil sharpener shaped like a boat.

What don't you think should be converted into a fish tank?

I got this whole thing of Silly Putty stuck on my sleeve.

Steve, let's go somewhere, just you and me.

He's magic. He's practically a leprechaun.

I don't recall there being an h in leprechaun.

It's dark and gloomy with zombies, but I think I'll keep my sunglasses on.

It's a pickle wearing a cape; I think it's self-explanatory.

Sassy Cap'n McBeef O'Brady

There is no reason for Bob Evans.

Salad's nasty.

I think I'm gonna have to set something on fire.

I'm bringing iFrames back.

Beige is not a color.

Beige is not an image.

If this were a book, I would totally read it.

I said something about sausage, but I don't remember what it was.

This sushi is quite delicious. If you like the taste of death.

You can't out-do the fish with sneakers.


I wish I could draw RoboCop.

I want the whole tomato.

It's like, the future.

It's like, the Jedi.

It's a torsional thing.

Entertainment Tonight is where dreams go to die.

Internet Explorer is ruining this.

I'd try human. (on the topic of cannibalism)

(with sadness) I hate Internet Explorer.

Oh, sorry! I'll just rewrite the Web.

You can't ship pickles.

We have flippage!

I want a corn dog scented candle.

I want a corn dog scented candle.


We had visitors today! Meet our friend, Chris Ramsay of Shaker Hound Academy and his 4-legged student, Charlotte. Thanks for bringing some puppy love to the the studio today, Chris! #dogsofFORM

11:55 PM - 25 May 17 via facebook Facebook

"It can be tempting for Arts & Culture and Nonprofit groups to forego good #webdesign, but this is a costly mistake"

7:19 PM - 22 Jul 16 via Twitter Twitter

The photographers who work behind the scenes on our projects are critical in bringing our designs to life and helping us tell our clients' stories in the most compelling and emotive ways. Thank you, Tim Smith of TRG Reality and Dale McDonald Photogra...

7:56 PM - 24 May 17 via facebook Facebook

So proud of our hard-working FORM team for having been honored at the AIGA Cleveland Awards on Friday: Judge’s Choice Award, 5 Interactive Awards, and a 2D Award for logo design. Thank you to our FORMies, and to our fabulous clients whose projects ...

7:30 PM - 22 May 17 via facebook Facebook

Honored to have our site named by @CommArts as Web Pick of the Day!

5:28 PM - 14 Apr 15 via Twitter Twitter

Creative thinkers taking on the City’s problems would be a breath of fresh air and would enhance CLE's upward momentum. We are lucky to have LAND studio in #CLE and would love to see the City implement an artist-in-residence program.

3:32 PM - 19 May 17 via facebook Facebook

Well, hello new web site for @ClevePlayHouse. Aren't you a spiffy looking 100-year-old.

9:29 PM - 04 Feb 15 via Twitter Twitter

Our libraries are such great resources. Love this laptop dispensing kiosk at Westlake Porter Public Library

7:41 PM - 03 May 17 via facebook Facebook

New Dum Dums Drums iPad App for Spangler Candy

6:29 PM - 08 Jul 14 via Twitter Twitter

Excited to be getting a preview of this new exhibition at @ClevelandArt on Wednesday #thisisCLE #art #AlexKatz

7:49 PM - 24 Apr 17 via facebook Facebook

Another day, another Chrome browser.

7:09 PM - 23 Jun 14 via Twitter Twitter

If you love design as much as we do, you'll want to check out these TED talks #TechnologyEducationDesign #design #ux

12:04 PM - 17 Apr 17 via facebook Facebook

3/4 of Gen Y-ers say biggest turnoff of nonprofit site is when info hasn't been updated recently via @HubSpot

7:16 PM - 04 Jun 14 via Twitter Twitter

The Easter Bunny made an early stop at FORM this morning. Congratulations Crystal and runner-up Kory for being the most talented egg-finders!

7:49 PM - 13 Apr 17 via facebook Facebook

The only thing missing from the new @HoeflerCo typeface is Vin Diesel.

6:31 PM - 03 Jun 14 via Twitter Twitter

We loved working with this dedicated and hard-working group! You can check out their new look here:

7:45 PM - 11 Apr 17 via facebook Facebook

Hey CIFFies, thanks for mention! Love, the FORMies.

6:16 PM - 15 May 14 via Twitter Twitter

Congrats to all our friends at the Cleveland International Film Festival on another record breaking festival: Challenge Match $167,350 and Attendance 106,504 - wow! #CIFF41

1:36 PM - 10 Apr 17 via facebook Facebook

Know any PHP Developers that want to work with an uber-talented interactive team? Send 'em here!

3:16 AM - 31 Oct 13 via Twitter Twitter

Shout out to Jim and Joanne @MarcusThomasCle Your story made our day!

3:58 PM - 21 Dec 12 via Twitter Twitter

Our Friday just got a whole lot better - Lana is visiting! #dogsofFORM

4:23 PM - 31 Mar 17 via facebook Facebook

Look who made the front page of The Plain Dealer ~ Cleveland International Film Festival! #ThisisCLE #CIFF41

8:25 PM - 29 Mar 17 via facebook Facebook

A new look for GreenCityBlueLake - Cleveland Museum of Natural History

3:52 PM - 09 Nov 12 via Twitter Twitter

Local reaction to plan to defund NEA and NEH

11:56 AM - 27 Mar 17 via facebook Facebook

We loved working with Menorah Park to create their fresh new brand identity and website! Check out the new look here

3:32 PM - 24 Mar 17 via facebook Facebook

Just launched this new website for Cleveland Zoological Society @clevezoosociety! #webdesign #cleveland

8:35 PM - 20 Sep 12 via Twitter Twitter

The White House released its proposed budget to Congress, officially recommending full termination of funding for both the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and National Endowment for the Humanities for FY2018. Eliminating the NEA would be a deva...

1:02 PM - 16 Mar 17 via facebook Facebook

Don't know 'bout you, but the new site we just launched for @CleInstituteArt makes us want to go back to art school.

9:50 PM - 17 Sep 12 via Twitter Twitter

Most. Fun. Project. Ever. (And we now know so much more about giraffes.) :) Thank you, Cleveland Zoological Society, for partnering with us on the new look for Z Magazine. We can't wait to start on the next issue.

8:15 PM - 08 Mar 17 via facebook Facebook

The Big Brother Cornhole app we created for CBS hit #11 on the Top Free Sports App Chart.

5:31 PM - 14 Aug 12 via Twitter Twitter

Today is the day - the Cleveland International Film Festival schedule is live for #CIFF41 Looking forward to another great film fest! #ThisisCLE

4:17 PM - 03 Mar 17 via facebook Facebook

Dear Outlook, We Never Liked You Anyway

4:07 PM - 05 Jul 12 via Twitter Twitter

The Academy Awards proved once again how important typography is, in design and in life. #oscars #design

1:57 PM - 01 Mar 17 via facebook Facebook

Hey @GLTFCleveland, looks like the Biebs is a fan of Romeo & Juliet...

6:59 PM - 28 Jun 12 via Twitter Twitter

Ain't nobody getting work done today with this cutie paying us a visit. #hugo #dogsofFORM

6:11 PM - 28 Feb 17 via facebook Facebook


Sometimes we just feel like making a movie.


Photo: David G. Kanzeg

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We had visitors today! Meet our friend, Chris Ramsay of Shaker Hound Academy and his 4-legged student, Charlotte. Thanks for bringing some puppy love to the the studio today, Chris! #dogsofFORM

11:55 PM - 25 May 17 via Facebook