Summary: What’s that old expression? “The cobbler’s children have no shoes.” The Night Kitchen website had been neglected for more than a few years, and needed a refreshing. There were extremely tight restrictions on time and technology used, so this was definitely a “re-skinning” and not a full redesign.
We wanted a new look for the Night Kitchen website that would encourage visitors to explore our stories, interactive projects and designs in depth. Our redesigned portfolio promotes a selection of recent projects which highlight NK’s engaging approach to interactive storytelling, which aims to provide transformative and meaningful experiences that connect with audiences.
Tech: Illustrator, Photoshop, Flash, Actionscript, HTML, CSS Role: Lead Designer / Lead Flash Designer Link:www.whatscookin.com
Summary: The AnyPlace platform provides a flexible, affordable way for historical and cultural institutions to share place-based interpretive projects online. Place is an important touchstone for memory, history, and culture. By exploring the memories and records of place, we educate the public and promote and protect significant spaces, sites, and stories that hold meaning.
Adapted from the codebase originally developed for PhilaPlace (www.philaplace.org), the AnyPlace platform allows organizations to establish their own interpretive website, using their own brand and visual aesthetic, and engaging visitors in exploration of their places, topics, curation, and media.
Each organization’s instance of AnyPlace would provide its visitors with a rich online tool for browsing place-based stories, images and videos on a map, by topic, or as collections. Visitors could alter content geographically and thematically, take virtual tours, save favorite places, print Google directions and submit their own stories and media for consideration.
The design challenge was to create an aesthetic that had enough of a “brand” to promote as a branded product, but not so much that potential clients felt that they would not be able to break-out of the AnyPlace look. The result is an exercise in subtlety and minimalism.
Summary: Develop the online components of a full media campaign for the Philadelphia Tax Amnesty program. The website was designed to integrate the already developed brand system and create an engaging & informative web experience to promote program details as well as sign-up users into the program. In addition to the website, online banners were created in 2 waves. The first wave was in released prior to the program launch and provided basics about the program and it’s key beginning and ending dates. The second wave of banners went live on the program’s launch date and had an actionscript countdown clock alerting the user to how many days were remaining in the program. Additionally, for the street-crew promotions staff, a fully animated placard was created with a countdown clock that showed the Days, Hours, Minutes and seconds remaining in the program.
Tech: Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Actionscript Role: Lead Designer / Flash Designer & Production Link:www.PhillyTaxAmnesty.com
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