New Tools & Tech in Design

Figma Figma has gained popularity in usage over the past year. Designers (Charli Marie to name one) have switched from Sketch (the previous champion of screen design software). In the last few years Figma, Framer, Invision and Adobe have all launched products to compete in this space. It seems like Figma’s minimalist UI, advanced prototypingRead more

Human-Centered Illustration

How a team of illustrators changed the way digital product companies communicate with consumers. There’s this phrase that been thrown around a lot recently in the design community, “the dribbleization of design”. This is in reference to the similarities of work from designers and illustrators on dribble.com and its bleed-over into especially digital product marketing. ThroughRead more

Designing Websites for Companies with Multiple Locations

When designing a website for a company with many locations the biggest thing to consider is how to get the locations’ relevant and unique information to the customer as efficiently as possible. What sets each location apart? Here are some examples: Distance from home/current location Address and how to get there The location’s hours ReviewsRead more

2018 Design Trends to Look Out For

Bright colors design trend for 2018
Each year, design trends get edgier as designers and artists continue to push the limits, experiment and tap deeper into their imaginations. Here’s a list of what you can expect to see throughout 2018: TREND: GRAPHIC CRAZES the glitch effect the ruined effect color channels effect effect TREND: DOUBLES double exposure double exposure duotone doubleRead more

The Best Web Design Trends of 2017

Everywhere you look you see geometric shapes and patterns. Reinterpretations of retro aesthetics have become common in this digital age (Neo-Memphis design). Bold colors and gradients seem to be trending in unison with Neo Memphis design but also maybe to take advantage of advancement in technologies which enable wider color gamut on screens. We see brands like SpotifyRead more

Powerful Work Tools for Designers

The gap between web designers and developers is rapidly declining due to the rise of web design tools. UXPin and Invision are great options for web designers. These powerful tools allow you to create websites with their cutting edge design editor. The prototypes are brought to life with adding drag-and-drop functionality. Within the platform are user-interface librariesRead more

Redesigning Mason’s Website and “Re-Maine”ing True to the Brand

Our client Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls chose us to give their website a new look and feel. Earlier this year, Mason’s Lobster Rolls Annapolis, MD location renovated their restaurant and the website needed to reflect the changes. In addition to the brand that was updated, the logo was updated as well. The color palette usedRead more

The value of fixing 404 errors

Fixing 404 Errors
If a site has linked to your site and later that content is deleted or moved, a visitor from that link will see a 404 error page instead of what they were seeking. This is a frustrating experience. Sometimes, visitors will try to find the content they were expecting to find but often they leaveRead more

Helping AMVETS Better Serve Those Who Serve Our Country

AMVETS Website Design and Development
AMVETS was overdue for a major overhaul of their web presence. Their new site needed to be mobile-friendly and provide a far more effective tool for members, families and supporters. AMVETS serves veterans of all ages – from the Korean and Vietnam eras to vets returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. This means their users rangeRead more

Enhancing the Website Functionality for Grain Foods Foundation

Grain Foods Foundation Website Functionality
We recently launched a new brand and web site for the Grain Foods Foundation (GFF), grainfoodsfoundation.org, a national trade association whose primary mission is to be a helpful, expert group of thought leaders and advocates for all grain foods. When developing the web site strategy and goals it was important to establish a GFF brandRead more