If we believed in mottos, ours might sound something like: Have fun, create good, respect budgets, and (in the words of one of our clients) "Don't miss." But we don't have a motto (nor do we believe in stealing). Our people—along with our clients—define the type of company we strive to be day-in and day-out.
We pride ourselves on being good listeners, and on being able to re-tell your story and do it justice. We love collaborating and doing great work with exceptional human beings. We love projects that impact people and brands in positive ways. We come in to work to help you win.
For over 10 years, Kit has been involved in a plethora of research and design projects. As a two-time research fellow at the University of Georgia, Kit developed mobile interactive experiences for one of the nation’s first metropolitan wireless zones. Kit regularly speaks at conferences on branding and received his Executive Certificate in Strategy and Innovation from MIT.
A graduate of journalism school, Paul's study of media theory has shaped his approach to problem-solving and brand development, well beyond the focus of communication and design. With an emphasis on accuracy, transparency, independence, curiosity, and ingenuity, he has helped businesses extend their brands into new ideas and messages, helping them tell their own unique story.
In a lot of cases, a company needs a fresh set of eyes or a specialist to solve a problem they face. We help companies unpack problems and solve them in unique ways. In the past we've helped companies like Philips Healthcare comply with new government regulations by creating a desktop and iPad tool for their products, and we've helped retail companies create an iPad tool for store operators to manage inventory and other aspects that lead to a seamless operation.
A strong e-commerce presence or product marketing can make or break a company. We help companies unlock their selling potential by branding experiences that empower new and existing customers to make purchasing decisions. We've helped companies like Loehmann's, a 90 year old retailer that has never had an online presence, establish an online store, and Elesys, a subsidiary of Honda, branch out and sell their products to other automobile companies around the world.
Activating your brand in a new way has the potential to open up new markets, inspire new products, and excite your customers. We help companies breathe life into their brands in new ways. In the past, we've helped companies like Bank of America explore new mobile possibilities for their digital brand in their retail banking centers. And we've helped organizations like the American Pharmacists Association take a publication that was printed for 10 years and bring it online to PCs, mobile devices, and Twitter.
Creative is more than just how something looks. It's about how a user experiences your brand. That all starts with understanding how users interact with different touchpoints along the way, giving them an experience that drives conversion. Different devices, different touches, different experiences. We've helped our clients get to the root of their users and their expectations, while at the same time helping to preserve their metrics and goals for measuring success.
As creative is winding down, our developers are weighing in on technical aspects of a design. We're collaborative in that way, and it helps in respecting budgets and setting the expectation that nothing impossible isn't going to come across their desk. Even still, our developers find creative uses of HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, PHP, MySQL, Ruby on Rails, Python, ObjectiveC, and Java.
Promoting your product, company, or service is a necessary part of ensuring its success. We manage much of the paid search, search engine optimization, and lead generation for our clients. We test constantly, re-calibrating campaigns to drive higher quality scores and lower costs. Strategy helps clients lower their cost per acquisition, and we're constantly sharpening our strategic approach to digital media campaigns.
Growing brands and a businesses using e-commerce strategy has become a rite of passage for many successful companies. We've partnered with Amazon Webstore and Shopify to help our clients connect their business to a world of consumers, literally.
We manage every aspect of brands, from the products you offer to how you talk about yourself, to the way you interact with your customers in social media or customer service experiences. Your brand is only as strong as its weakest touchpoint.
Some companies need custom web-based software to help their business run more smoothly and efficiently. That could be anything from an inventory tracking tool to a compliance portal. Some of the sexiest pieces of code we've ever written won't ever be shown to the public. But that's ok.
Strategy / Branding / Development
American fashion will be forever changed by Alternative Apparel. We believe their clothes belong on the backs of anyone that searches the world over for meaning, inspiration, and comfort. They bring threads to the comfortable moments in our lives and make the far away places feel like home. We're inspired to wander and wonder, for the explorer in us all.
Creative / Branding / Development / Strategy
How do you solve the oral health crisis? By providing access to care for millions of children. By creating an online experience for users who are immersed in technology. By educating, teaching, and mentoring. By boosting confidence and self-esteem. By recruiting dentists who are focused on providing care to children in underserved communities. We support that.
Creative / Branding / Development / Strategy
There is one thing we know about life: the simpler the better. The more things we design to be simpler and more human, the more people enjoy them. There is nothing better than the feeling you get when you feel like a product understands you. We're lucky that Philips approaches every product with this mentality, and that we're along for the ride.
Branding / E-commerce Design
We helped take Loehmann's 90 year legacy into the 21st century with their first online store. Loehmann's mission, since it was founded, has been to provide designer apparel at prices lower than department or specialty stores. The store also had two popular retail programs: Back Room and First-To-Know. We designed an e-commerce experience that integrated these retail programs, while driving user account creation.
Beehive Style needed to adapt a new brand position and image to their existing e-commerce platform. We created a unique shopping experience for handmade and hand-selected products that appeal to a variety of different users.
iOS / Creative / Development
Collaborating with the American Pharmacists Association, we helped move a publication that had been in print for over 10 years to an open-source platform available on desktops and mobile devices. We also developed a universal native iOS app that sources the existing user and content data to provide a seamless experience across various devices.
Strategy / Creative / Development
Saying "I love you" wouldn't last as long without Floralife. In fact, their products have helped the flowers you buy for your loved-one last longer for over 70 years. They have products that follow the flowers from harvest to home, without stealing your spotlight. At the end of the day, the flowers were your idea, they just help your idea shine brighter.
There hasn't been a more fashionable approach to coffee makers, slow cookers, and the like since...forever. Boring appliances have their place but we choose a livelier path, and Bella helps us get there. No part of the kitchen is left behind. With splashes of color and imprinted patterns, our lives are brilliant because Bella spices things up.
Presentation / Microsite / Video
Real estate planning and management isn't sexy. At least, that's what we thought until we met Jones Lang LaSalle. After admitting that we were wrong, we quickly learned that this company has some of the sharpest (and sexiest) minds in the business. When we partnered with them to tell their story in a new, unique, and head-turning way, magic happened.
We're always looking for talented people to join our team. We offer an extensive benefits package, beers on Fridays, professional development opportunities, and an environment that constantly changes and shapes itself in order to foster fresh and fertile minds and great ideas.
You are a web developer who wants to join our team in creating great experiences for humans. You should be passionate about code.
Great candidates might have strong front-end development skills, with a high level of comfort maintaining sites built on PHP and MySQL. Or, you might be a great PHP developer with good front-end skills that can be utilized as needed. Either way—you’re a leader, you know your way around a command-line interface, and you can pitch in on a variety of web development projects in different areas.
We're always looking for developers with different skill-sets, and on all levels. Not all projects are created equally, and call for different types of programmers.
• Ruby on Rails
The ideal candidate for a Media Manager has experience managing paid search, organic search, and display media buying. This role will work with the Media Director to implement strategic initiatives and to set up, track, report on, and analyze results. This candidate will primarily be responsible for the day-to-day management and operation of media campaigns.