We couldn't be more proud to see Dot, the chatbot we created with Akron Art Museum, featured in the The New York Times.
We are a digital-first creative services firm located in Cleveland, Ohio. We provide award-winning web, mobile and app design and development, touch screen interactives, digital marketing, branding and creative services for arts & culture and nonprofits. We help our clients tell their story, drive engagement, convert leads, and increase ticket sales and donations. Our core clients include museums, parks and zoos, performing arts, education, health and wellness groups, shelters and crisis services, community development and public arts collaboratives.
Website Design and Development, CMS + CRM
Our goal in creating this website for The Contemporary Arts Center was to build an online presence that is at once dynamic, forward-thinking and user-friendly. The site automatically pulls social media feeds to keep the content fresh, and encourages sharing, memberships, and donations by using strategic design and message placement. Embedded video and related media such as slidecasts, podcasts, and catalogs are automatically associated with exhibitions, programs andevents. The site houses a 70-year archive of the museum's past exhibitions. All content is manageable through a customized content management system and is completelyresponsivefor a seamless mobile experience.
"We issued an RFP and within a few months, it was clear that FORM had the most experience creating visually compelling, intuitive sites for organizations like ours. FORM gave us more than we could have imagined, on time and within budget, and were the perfect partner to take us to the next level with our brand."
Website Design and Development, CMS + CRM, Branding, Print, Touchscreen
We created a distinctive brand image and website for Great Lakes Theater. The new look makes use of a memorable color story and typography with tightly cropped photos and immersive imagery to reflect the Hanna theater's intimate environment. The website and print collateral are married seamlessly, and the web content is dynamic through our easy-to-use, customized content management system. The print campaign includes everything from catalogs, posters, and postcards to street pole banners and venue signage.
The theater also asked us to devise a modern version of the traditional lobby donation box. In response, we created the 'Humbug Machine', a 3 x 8-foot interactive kiosk that features life-size video footage of the classic holiday curmudgeon Scrooge enticing audience members to make a donation to support arts education programming for students via an attached bill collector. When a bill is inserted, Scrooge acknowledges the bill denomination and responds with a variety of in-character antics, from comical to outrageous. Patrons are encouraged to share photos of their kiosk experience on social media using the hashtag #HumbugMachine. Special thanks to Shape for shooting and editing the Scrooge video.
"Our online season ticket and event purchases have soared with the new web site, and our web-related social media sharing has skyrocketed. We couldn’t be happier and remain impressed with FORM’s ongoing commitment to refine our site. This company understands the long-term value and meaning of, ‘partnership.’"
Website Design and Development, CMS + CRM
This website for Shakespeare & Company was designed to strike a visual balance between the feel of classic literature with splashes of bold, contemporary aesthetics. S&Co.'s renowned actor training and education programs are highlighted, with compelling testimonials and photos throughout. It's loaded with SEO best practices, it's responsive, and the dynamic content is driven by our LUCY CMS.
Branding, Print, Website Design and Development, CMS + CRM
The Cleveland Play House asked us to develop a new website with loads of flexibility, advanced features, SEO tools, COPE content and automated social tie-ins. Because we build our sites on our own content management system, we're free to be creative with our front-end design, while providing easy tools for managing content. The end result is a beautifully branded and unique site that's powerful and easy to use for fans and CPH staff alike. We designed this campaign for the Cleveland Play House season repertory.
In addition, we created a distinctive new look for their season campaign. We designed the campaign look, tone and color palette, ideated concepts for each show, and selected talent and art directed the photo shoots.
Website Design and Development, CMS + CRM, Alexa Skill, Mobile App
This website for the Cleveland International Film Festival includes one of the most dynamic and useable festival schedules on the web, as well as ticket sales, members-only content, in-line movie trailers, related media and real-time social media stream. The content is dynamic and the content management system is tailored especially for the unique needs of the festival, including an integrated, point-of-sale barcode scanner system. The site automatically switches to different modes to display targeted content before, during and after the festival. CIFF staff can manage their content quickly with our easy and powerful CMS. Our integrated CRM empowers CIFF to manage and track their patron relations.
We also developed an Alexa Skill for the Cleveland International Film Festival that enables users of the Amazon Echo family of products to request film synopses, film times, categories, and general festival information using only their voice. The first Alexa Skill for any multi-day festival (film or otherwise) in the United States, it allows users to ask questions about the Cleveland International Film Festival such as "What films are playing on April 8th?".
In addition, we created an iPhone/Android app to allows film-goers to easily search films by title, category, program, or day. Film details, images, trailers, and up-to-the-minute screening information are available in real-time, along with theater locations and more.
"FORM's presence is like carrying an umbrella so it doesn’t rain. Working with FORM is the only way you will get the most amazing web site imaginable, while having fun along the way."
Campaign Design, Branding and Print, Web Development + CMS
The Issue 8 campaign identity, digital ads, email marketing, temporary website and social graphics were designed to promote the renewal of an arts & culture levy in Cuyahoga County. The site features immersive photos and videos demonstrating how the funding has impacted Cleveland's arts & cultural growth. The site also collected donations, provided poll information, and promoted volunteerism. The content was managed through our LUCY CMS
Website Design, CMS + CRM, Print Design
This website is designed to make it easy to find destinations and events in Cleveland's cultural district, University Circle. To encourage out-of-town tourism as well as longer visits from locals, we designed customized, dynamic maps that allow for cross-pollination of related content and organic discovery. Immersive imagery and bold clean design create a modern and vibrant online experience.
We also designed printed collateral and a microsite for the organization's Strategic Plan.
"The FORM team was especially adept at listening to us, taking all of the needs and desires we expressed, and turning them into reality. The new UCI website is clean, modern, and visually appealing. Most importantly, it helped us develop a plan to communicate effectively to several different audiences through one well-organized site. We had a fantastic response to it from board members, our institution partners, and the general public."
Mobile App Development
FrogTape® Designer for iPad and the DuckTape app demonstrates the fun and flexibility of ShurTech Brands' painter's tapes.
The FrogTape® app lets users can apply FrogTape® and ShapeTape™ to virtual walls, create unique patterns and choose paint colors. Their creations can then be placed into a variety of virtual rooms and saved for reference or editing later.
The DuckTape app is a twitcher game that challenges users to unspool as much DuckTape as possible while trying to memorize matching patterns in a limited amount of time.
Contemporary Arts Center
Great Lakes Theater
Shakespeare & Company
Cleveland Play House
Cleveland International Film Festival
Arts & Culture Action Committee
Photo: David G. Kanzeg
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