Jul 17, 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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BURNKIT

BURNKITA nice creative site for a Candian online media company whose work focuses on professional sites with high-end video integration. We quite liked their overall site which integrates brisk copy with a strong visual slideshow that unspools like a long reel of work. It's also worth checking out their company profile pages that have taken some commonplace ideas (such as the in-house web cam) to the next level. After all, they bill themselves as an "ideas studio", and this site definitely stands on its own as quite a creative accomplishment.... More

Also posted under international firms, Canada.

BURNKIT

Build

BuildOriginally established in 2001 by Michael C. Place, Build is a print design studio focused on the creative process... And sticking to their creative guns, they have forged an international reputation as a forward-thinking graphic studio. They have an exceptional eye for detail, typography, and high quality printing techniques. Their inspirational sense of style transcends popular trends, taking us beyond graphic design, and into the realm of artistry.... More

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

Build


Bill McMullen

Bill McMullenWhere popular culture and urban street art meet is where you will find Bill McMullen, a New York design talent who got his start putting together club and show flyers while he was in school in San Diego, California. Here, at his portfolio, you will find an eclectic mix of mashed-up street art, pop culture, apparel and graphic design. Previously designing hip-hop albums at Def Jam's design subsidiary "The Drawing Board" for three years, Bill more recently has been out on his own pursuing other projects like his SwishNYC label and his own art. McMullen's clients include Beastie Boys, Adidas, Criterion Collection and MTV, as well as his own projects like t-shirts, limited edition jewelry, and the vinyl 'Shuttlemax' toy with KidRobot. Of all the "mash-ups," one of our favorites is the shell-top Adidas/AD-AT from Star Wars. Bill is currently (2007) working for Burton and Adidas.... More

Also posted under graphic design, illustration, miscellaneous media.

Bill McMullen

Big Spaceship

Big SpaceshipRemember the days when films just had posters and maybe a trailer or two? Big Spaceship was one of the firms to change that. These guys are behind the websites of many of the major Hollywood films you've seen recently. We love visiting websites for movies—especially when the website is better than the movie itself. (Catwoman, we're looking your way.) But that's not where the Big Spaceship stops. They've also produced cutting edge Flash sites for Nike and Coca-Cola... well, you ask; "who hasn't?" That's true... but at least they're not one-trick-Hollywood-ponys.... More

Also posted under usa based firms, Flash specialists.

Big Spaceship


Belle & Wissell, Co.

Belle & Wissell, Co.Belle & Wissell, Co. is an award-winning design studio that specializes in creating new types of audience experiences - in exhibit spaces, retail environments, and on the Web. Founded by Gabe Kean in 2003 (formerly known as Gabe Kean Design), the studio focuses on content creation, a/v exhibit design, and curatorial services for museums, media companies and retail brands. Belle & Wissell embraces its diverse commissions which include complete exhibits, interactive art installations, retail environments, media kiosks, and online experiences.... More

Also posted under multimedia.

Belle & Wissell, Co.

Behavior Design

Behavior DesignBehavior employs extensive strategic consulting to produce great user experience designs for the online medium. Their focus is on interactive solutions for business and culture. Great client list and work showcase.... More

Also posted under usa based firms.

Behavior Design


B-Reel

B-ReelB-Reel is a Swedish full motion and interactive design company that puts the activity in creativity. As implied by their name, they do motion design, commercials and on-air promos, but they also have been in the business of crafting cutting-edge web experiences since 1999. Much of their work is for home-based Swedish clients, but rest assured, even if you don't know the language or the clients, it all shines with top-notch multimedia interactivity.... More

Also posted under international firms, multimedia, motion design, tv & branding, Sweden.

B-Reel

büro uebele

büro uebele visuelle kommunikationAn interdisciplinary agency of communicators, designers, engineers and architects. Creating signage, corporate communications and exhibitions. This international office has garnered over 120 awards for their work. Fantastic typography, identity, and print design.... More

Also posted under international firms, graphic design, Germany.

büro uebele visuelle kommunikation


Attik

AttikAttik is a top notch full-service design company based in San Francisco with a great looking site, and a strong independent background (they are the designers behind all the famed NoiseLab books). Their current brand image is build around being "brand engineers", which we suppose could mean that they construct their branding work using a very technical, scientific, and methodical approach. But does that mean that they squeeze all of the emotion out of their work? Au contraire! It means they're developed the best methods to squeeze all the emotion and impact to the front of their work.... More

Also posted under usa based firms, motion design, tv & branding.

Attik

Arjen Noordeman

Arjen NoordemanLike a select few other "top design agents", graffiti piqued this typographers interest in letterforms, color and composition. Studying graphic design - at Cranbrook, no less - would add the final layer of understanding to complete the "circle of vision" and enhance his craft. Sure, natural talents are obviously in the mix too, as can be seen in Arjen's powerful print, interactive, identity and typography work. To us, he's an icon in the design world... and if you don't believe, he'll make one for you to prove us right.... More

Also posted under usa based portfolios, graphic design, Netherlands.

Arjen Noordeman


AKQA

AKQAAKQA is a long-running global interactive agency, which in 2005 was awarded the distinction as the first-ever Interactive Agency of the Year from Advertising Age Magazine. AKQA maintains this distinction by keeping in step with the evolving marketing plans of large companies and their never-ending quest to expand their online presence with new technologies and interactive promotional strategies. From Interactive TV advertising to the secretive design of the XBOX 360 Interface, AKQA - now one of the 7 largest advertising agencies - is truly a firm that keeps pace with their clients by developing for the future of Interactive marketing and advertising.... More

Also posted under usa based firms, branding & advertising, United Kingdom.

AKQA

Agency.com

Agency.comAgency is a techno-Cinderella sort of story; it began in a humble back room in New York in 1995, and now has a solid and still growing blue-chip client base. Their web site touts the firm's broad-based conceptual approach, which means you'll get all the buzzwords, from "user-centric approaches" to "templating, workflow and deployment." But besides the talk, Agency really outdoes itself each year, having gone public and back to private again, surviving the bursting bubble, and yet they still gain recognition after 10 years in the interactive biz... Undeniably, Agency.com has the goods and the act to prove it.... More

Agency.com


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