Below you will find a collection of some of our recent work. Have a look. Let us know what you think!
Designing to showcase the work of designers is always a challenge. For Studio Four NYC's new site, we took the approach that we needed an elegant design representative of the studio that not only tells the story of their products, but also of the numerous designers represented within – a site that sits back and lets the goods speak for themselves.
Taking what was formerly two separate websites (one informational site for trade clients, one retail for small consumer goods), we developed a clear and simple design system to help tell the story and how the pieces connect – the studio and their own line(s), the represented designers and vendors, and the available pieces between.
Built on Slate and utilizing the new CSS-Grid system and fluid typography, we have created a site that is mobile-first and flexible to meet any number of needs based on content and client needs. And via Shopify's new Sections feature, we were able to create multi-layered stories and connections for incredibly deep connections into both the designers and their products.
Our design for Canal Plastics Center's new site was the first step into ecommerce for this highly successful brick-and-mortar business that has survived on NYC's Canal Street for over 50 years. When approached, we were truly excited – this wasn't just a place we had seen, it was a place we had spent countless hours in due to the model building needs of Architecture school. The memories of the store flooded back and the ideas for how we could utilize the vibrant colors were there from the beginning.
Our goal was to take the site beyond just the industrial mainstay clientele but also appeal to students, artists and beyond – to make an incredibly user-friendly site for all plastic needs and to help Canal become the go-to online destination for Plastics and Plastic Accessories. We knew that Shopify was the right solution. Since launch, the business has seen incredible growth and continues to scale and iteratively update and improve the website. Visit www.canalplastic.com/ to see more.
Paez approached us about a full scale redesign of their world-wide network of ecommerce sites to bring them all under a uniform look, feel and platform. All sites would be moved to Shopify (with a slow roll-out over 2015) and all would be region and language specific but under the same theme framework. We accepted the challenge and worked with Paez over the course of a few months in early 2015 to design and develop what we consider some of our best work yet.
With this site, we’re really pushing the boundaries of what’s possible on Shopify with dynamic product display based on availability, location aware store mapping, size based cookies and a responsive, multi-national, multilingual, multi-deployment structure to keep all of the sites in alignment over the course of the roll-out. It was a beast to build, but it’s a beast we’re very proud to call ours.
Our project with Julie Vos was to create a custom built single Shopify theme that powers both their Retail and Wholesale sites / businesses. We worked with their in-house design and marketing teams to develop a site-wide style system and then worked to develop than into a dynamic theme that for each area of the business. The theme maintains a clean and simple look, but is loaded with custom options and settings under the hood. Both the site and the business is in a near constant state of evolution and iteration and we're incredibly excited by all the learnings and opportunities it's brought us.
NuSleep Bedding came to us looking to bring their revolutionary bedding product to the world via E-Commerce and Shopify. The product lines are split between two primary types of product, one to keep you cool at night, and one that keeps you dry. With the product offerings being so distinct, we followed suit on site structure and organized content so that users will flow into the proper path naturally. The product pages have big and beautiful displays of the product and the pages themselves are loaded with tons of dynamic structural content. It's a neat little site.
Hickies is a unique product that turns any pair of laced shoes into a slip-on. The product is dynamic and energetic and highly personable. We brought Hickies into the Shopify Network and helped them design and develop a mobile-first site that allowed for a tailored shopping experience that brought ALL products into ONE product, there-in reducing total pages and clicks for the user. No more collection page and no more clicking back and forth between pages. This is an incredibly simplified way to shop... and it wasn't easy! We loved the challenge though and are very happy with the site and the life it has taken on since we built it.
There’s nothing like the challenge of working on a site for one of the biggest bands in the world (Metallica!)… especially when that challenge revolves around their biggest release to date… their new 3D IMAX Concert/Narrative Film Metallica Through The Never!
The site launched in multiple timed phases coinciding with Comic-Con San Diego and the Toronto International Film Festival. For this project, in collaboration with Bond Strategy & Influence, we designed and developed a responsive, device detecting, js animated, single-paged scrolling site for that is truly loaded!
We’re very excited about this one!
nuBest Salon came to us with an issue that we see all the time… an old Flash website that doesn’t work on mobile and that they can’t update without several calls and emails to the original developer. Not only were they in the need of a new site that could work across all devices, but they were also looking to make the jump into ecommerce. We decided it was time to move things over to our favorite ecommerce platform, Shopify. From there we worked with nuBest to define the website through photos of their newly remodeled20,000 sq. ft Salon and Spa in Manhasset, LI. What we’ve ended up with is a highly visual, fully responsive site that serves as a hub for all things nuBest with a clear and simple shopping experience and all the information anyone could ever need regarding the salon. We’re very excited about this one.
Launching in early April 2013, Just Managing was a complete overhaul from a very basic blog-style site into an interactive and responsive site pushing higher usability and SEO friendliness. The project involved showcasing the works of multiple producers, promoting engagement and maintaining a constant news feed.