Creating Artifacts

What do pre-historic civilizations and thriving businesses have in common? Artifacts. They are our evidence of life. In some sense, the more artifacts one has, the more thriving one is. While we don’t recommend creating, say a website and brochure for a fund-raising event just because everyone else has one, we do recommend creating a […]

Alzheimer’s Association Campaign

In March 2008, Brett Spitale, the new Vice President of Development for the regional headquarters of the Alzheimer’s Association, tapped us to help with his goal of raising $100,000. We were very eager to help reach that goal. The gala event held in May 2008 was to announce the formation of a challenge by the […]

Flight of a Website

The Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport (CHO) is a nonhub, commercial service airport offering daily non-stop and one-stop international and domestic destinations. In service since 1955, the facility has grown to include a 60,000 square foot terminal with modern customer amenities offering on-site rental cars, ground transportation and food service. General aviation includes an executive terminal supplying a […]

The Way In

On top of design, clients look to us to help untangle the volumes of information they show on the web. Obviously, one wants a website to be more than a data dump where the user can’t find anything because they are presented with everything at once. The challenge is how to sort out the most […]

Live Arts Website Redux

Lo, and behold! We have had the unparalleled opportunity to rethink and create a website for one of the most original organizations in our region. Live Arts Theater is a supreme work in progress — educating, evolving and entertaining thousands of people a year. With a dozen distinct shows per season, numerous classes, behind-the-scenes events […]

Handcraft in Design

  The reality is that we work on computers for efficiency. (That “undo” button just can’t be beat.) Often, the computer’s limits define the aesthetics of a project. Using real-life materials is a powerful option to create a unique feeling. We’ve used them in a few projects recently. Examples of this can be seen in […]

Local Motion Campaign for Active Living

In addition to the branding of Local Motion, which included a logo and marketing materials, the campaign required a website that would fulfill their unique needs. The clincher for Local Motion was that they would have many partners who would ideally be able to create their own events on the website and give the administrators […]

Blog as Content Management System

    We’ve all heard of blogs. What you may not know is that a blog is a database-driven content management system that, with some agile programming, can be bent to your very will. Using WordPress as the base, we applied it’s web-based administrative area, categories, and multi-level user accounts to make a website for […]

The Power of Duotone

    Printing your marketing materials can be an expensive proposition. However, cutting costs does not mean cutting quality—in design or otherwise. There are many creative ways to have your printed pieces retain impact while not hurting your wallet. One of these is the printing format duotone. The typical full-color print job is separated for […]

Welcome to the Party

Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership prepares the Commonwealth of Virginia’s emerging leaders for public service. Every spring they hold their annual gala in grand style. 2007’s event was more special than ever before, as they honored former Virginia Governor Linwood Holton for a lifetime of service to the Commonwealth. Both the invitation and the program […]