resources and ideas

 

Creative Content is an excellent example of a full service media company. Their website is the epitome of a virtual storefront. It is creative, simple, interesting and functional. Creative Content’s page on website design is informative, clearing stating how a website defines the business it represents: “It should accurately portray the values aesthetics and voice” of the company.  As designers they make it their goal to accurately portray their clients’ “values, aesthetics, and voice.”

 

Click 3X is a multimedia company based in NYC with a clean, engaging website that encompasses many of the current trends in website construction. The utilize a vertical scroll, a simple wireframe that transitions the user with a single swipe to the guts of their site. Their content is image driven and communicative. For a company that positions itself “at the intersection of entertainment, advertising, and technology,”  they are using the industry in which they serve to serve themselves. They create film, TV, web, and branded content “using various disciplines across multiple platforms,” and they illustrate it throughout their site.  I believe they create more than “compelling content,” their work is vibrantly engaging.

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Check out the Click 3X montage, and be sure to scroll down to the social life page. The icons and graphics layout work particularly well. I especially appreciate the efficiency of the location pin. Clicking on the icon takes you directly to a map highlighting their NYC location.

 

Real Art  is a design firm based in Dayton, Ohio and NYC. The use of a transparent overlay on their site is very interesting. I particularly like the video behind the text “Building Wonder,” where the transparency frames the moving image. Also like the vertical images on “What We Do” menu — looks good and demonstrates their creativity.

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Blitz Agency based in Santa Monica, CA holds nothing back on their courageous and inventive website. Endless swiping options combine with cubes that flip and roll, graphic animations, transparent overlays over engaging video, and diagonal reveals demonstrating why they are truly “an agency for the connected world.”

iDesign is a design firm in New Rochelle, NY. Their site demonstrates an excellent use of vertical scroll, transparent overlays and effective copy.

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Elements Creative Communication Found this website to be inspiring and full of great ideas. They comment on the importance of using great photographs in design. Their blog also has excellent design tips.

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Hudson Valley Graphics describes the importance of symbols and images when creating a logo design for a client: “As we listen to our clients tell the story of their product, we visualize what symbol or picture would best describe who they are.  We think about the obvious ideas, and the not-so-obvious…In logo icon design, sometimes a symbol can quickly communicate who you are to your potential customer.  Yet, at other times, an icon can be a symbol of your beliefs and company structure.”

These are Things changed their awesome website with the couple dropping down from the sky to a very ordinary website. Even so, they are an inspiring team and create beautiful imagery.

joha is a simple, elegant and interesting website.  The photographs are beautiful and the icons are especially creative, offering a magical response when swiped.

Logo Moose — great place to start researching effective logo designs and has encouraged me to think of ways to make the COLOR stand out in the logo and webpage for graphics by color group.

 

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