Oct 15, 2018



Lounge Lizard

Lounge Lizard
Top web design and development firm. Specializes in online marketing.

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High-end web design, SEO and e-commerce with award winning results.


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Paul Snowden

Paul SnowdenPaul Snowden is our kind of designer... A true designer for the new millenium. So, forget what you know and enter a world where design is based around simple shapes, complex ideas and good solutions. Be sure to check out the various projects - there are bold type solutions and a theme of strong graphic attitude that runs through his work. And that's what's cool to us.... More

Also posted under international portfolios, Germany.

Paul Snowden

Paul Lee Design

Paul Lee DesignShining, and sparking, and shaded, and every thing nice, Paul Lee's design come across with a futuristic twist and a silver touch. Chock-full of great examples, this portfolio shows a wide range of modern, colorful and fun designs and illustrations for web, interface, and interactive projects. Great looking eye candy here.... More

Also posted under usa based portfolios, graphic design.

Paul Lee Design


Organic

OrganicAs one of the few large firms that survived the iBubble (as we like to call it), Organic has shown how adapting and changing into a full service digital media firm can be successful, given the right environment. Their work these days is focused largely on the auto industry with development of Jeep and Dodge sites coming from their strong relationship with DaimlerChrysler (as of this posting). But with 5 offices in the USA and Canada, Organic is a big presence in the world of online media—and with unique marketing advancements like their "persona rooms" and "experience labs", they continue to lead, not only in experience, but with their branding "experiences".... More

Also posted under usa based firms, Canada.

Organic

odopod

odopodWhat do you get when creativity and marketing are blended, watered, nurtured and harvested at its prime? At odopod – a strong Flash design and UI innovation studio in the San Francisco area – the product is highly artistic, merging illustration, animation and clean interface design to create a perfect modern mash-up of storytelling and functional usability. Working mostly in Flash, their bread and butter is a slew of work for Nike, creating many of their "yo-factor" sports websites. Hip, current, media and technology savvy—the sky's the limit for this medium-sized firm.... More

Also posted under usa based firms, Flash specialists.

odopod


Nagi Noda

Nagi NodaFamous across Asia and the West for her analog music videos, art and creative direction, Nagi Noda recently passed away at age 35 from complications after a car accident. Her work brought her from Japan to NY, most recently being signed to Partizan as a music video and commercial director. Her avant garde explorations in the digital and analog mediums were as powerful and symbolically rich in metaphor, as in their impact. Here are some more links: A news article, A fashion video, Her fashion line, A short film.... More

Also posted under international portfolios, multimedia, motion design, tv & branding, Japan.

Nagi Noda

Mook

MookMook is a very visually driven creative digital consultancy based in the UK. Their work revolves around digital communications, be it advertising, marketing or technology... and the results are quite powerful. Even their home site runs like a series of ads for a number of top products - from Diesel to PSP, mook has their finger on the pulse of digital media and invigorates it with new ideas from a powerful team of creative specialists.... More

Also posted under international portfolios, multimedia, United Kingdom.

Mook


Mike Kus

Mike KusDreaming Everyday About Design, the portfolio of Mike Kus, gives us a wide sampling of "big print" style web design. Contained in the UK-based portfolio is an outstanding example of framework-breaking, large scale, and full screen design work that catches the eye, and uses the full scale of web and print media with typographic finesse. A very inspirational merger of traditional and modern styles making a large scale impact.... More

Also posted under international portfolios, graphic design, United Kingdom.

Mike Kus

Method

MethodWhen you're doing work for the premiere graphic design/multimedia software companies, you gotta have the skills to push their software to the limits... so it's no surprise that Method has top of their class portfolio that includes a variety of big names in addition to Adobe and Macromedia. Their other clients range from the artistic (Lincoln Film Society) to the corporate (Merril Lynch), and they cover everything from website design and branding to printing and user research. One-stop shopping, right here.... More

Also posted under usa based firms, Flash specialists.

Method


MetaDesign

MetaDesignWhen it boils down to the science of branding, design systems and business strategy, there are few that hold a torch up to bright light that is MetaDesign. Stationed in San Francisco, Meta eats, sleeps and breathes clean, pure and practical design systems. From the ground up, or laterally and vertically, MetaDesign helps moves business into the future through top notch branding. Excellent company site (since last time that we looked), with a very minimal, and close-to-the-vest portfolio.... More

Also posted under branding & advertising.

MetaDesign

MAP

DesignbyMapYou know you've stumbled onto something special when you sense a light breeze tickling your screen. Very sensuous, slightly feminine, and with a clearly Eastern influence, MAP (previously DesignUnion, est. 2002) is a relatively new boutique with impressive and sophisticated clients. Paul Lee is the man; he majored in Rhetoric at Berkeley (who knew that would prove so marketable?), with an MFA from Yale. A bonus: he is fluent in Korean. And more than fluent in spare and lovely design. Go see. You'll feel rinsed.... More

Also posted under usa based portfolios, Flash specialists.

DesignbyMap


Make Creative

Make CreativeMake is a freshly established design studio with 'cohesive experience' in the creation of visual solutions. Essentially a professional studio run by two natural talents, Make creates visual identities and packaging solutions across multiple medias that introduce new concepts or products to market while maintaining smart design and a fresh approach. That approach that has crafted some of the more memorable software packaging designs in recent years, and build an impressive client list. Simple and solid work that speaks for itself.... More

Also posted under branding & advertising.

Make Creative

Magnani Caruso Dutton

Magnani Caruso DuttonThis top-of-the-froth design firm has recently (and finally) updated its website. Now we can all discover how MCD, working across a wide spectrum of clients, is known for its smart, clear thinking and precise design execution. If you really want the scoop, and you're on their insider list, they put together a entire graphic design book of their work almost every year - an impressive portfolio for a company that really flies under the radar.... More

Magnani Caruso Dutton


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