CreateSpace :: NaNoWriMo Landing Pages
Okay we are over-the-moon to be working with CreateSpace, Amazon’s exciting new self-publishing division. First there the fact that CreateSpace has grown exponentially in the short time they have spearheaded a entirely new way of thinking about publishing. But there is also the fact that they are really, really, nice people. This project to promote National Novel Writers Month was our first. We designed landing pages in bounds of their brand and aided with content strategy. Next year we hope to finish that young adult romance novel about robot vampire space pirates… and then we’ll make trillions… and then it’s sayonara suckers (We kid. We’d totally keep our day jobs)!
Print Management :: Website
Another longtime strategic partner, our friends Print Management. A kindred northwest-owned creative enterprise known for high-end printing with the design community, Print Management needed a more current online image. We put our heads together and designed a site that spoke to the strengths of Print Management: Their quality, their integrity, and the incredible service. After all it’s why we use them. You should to.
City Club of San Francisco :: Website
The historic City Club of San Francisco has been a long time client (over 10 years) and partner of ours. We’ve been itching to re-do their website for most of that time. Once the historic landmark (the site of former Pacific Stock Exchange) completed an extensive remodel, we lept. The focus of the remodel was to expand the amount of event and wedding spaces the club could use to generate revenue. They needed a website that could highlight the beauty and uniqueness of this downtown Art-Deco gem. Interiors that include Diego Rivera murals, gold and silver leaf ceiling tiles, and many more treasures to count, it wasn’t hard to find hooks to help them sell. If you’ve never been there, well, we hope this website is the next best thing.
Washington Department of Commerce :: Identity & Web Design UI
Allied closely with Linksy Consulting we were awarded the task of refreshing some of the Washington State Department of Commerce’s websites and sub-brands. Q&A was assigned the user interface and identity design components of the government agency project, including the logos and styles guidelines for Choose Washington and Export Washington as well as the UI look and feel for The Department of Commerce and ExportWa.com.
GoBop :: Identity, mobile & website design
An ambitious little start-up project encompassing identity creation, responsive web and mobile application visual designs, GoBop promises to keep you from boredom. In conjunction with developer and UX mastermind Chris Stevens, we worked to develop both content strategy and visual design for this passive search activity finder. As goes with start-ups not all our designs were implemented as of this post (cross your fingers, maybe the next build?), but we wanted to get an example of some of our mobile UI work.
Tully’s Coffee Shops :: Yogurt Smoothies
Q&A’s work promoting Tully’s new yogurt smoothies (part of an entire new summer drink campaign — but we won’t spoil it) is in stores now. We did the concept, design, and clever copy writing. Not to mention some serious Photoshop Ninjitsu. Stop by, see our handiwork and have one of these tasty treats!
Tully’s Coffee Shops :: Manic Monday Emails
Our chance to design for the pervasive Seattle coffee culture finally arrived with Tully’s Manic Monday promotional offer. And we jumped at it with both twitchy over-caffeinated feet. In this email those with the much coveted Tully’s Rewards Loyalty card can earn double their points in the month of February. And get a free coffee. FREE COFFEE! Anything to supply us with our beans, G.
2012 Consolidated Restaurants :: Dinner On Us Integrated Campaign
Year four of this successful offer campaign. My, how time flies. This year, and for the first time, the campaign went 90% digital (only printed check stuffers this year). No direct mailers or mailed certificates. Almost everything, including database, is 100% through the WordPress website we designed for Consolidated in 2011. A much lower carbon footprint and much higher ease of management. The electrons are still fresh and the campaign is on-going so we do not have any analytics or numbers as of yet. Our fingers are crossed.
KUOW:: 2011 Annual Report
It’s true. We’re dedicated KUOW and NPR junkies. The smokey soothing tones of Michele Norris. The laid back confidence of Steve Scher. And so every year for a decade we’ve been honored to produce their annual report.
News: Friends of Fisher T-Shirt is Here!
Fisher The Dog has many friends. You’re probably one and don’t even know it yet. But we only had room for nine friends on this design. So far there’s Mr. Love himself — Bubba, the lovely princess Esther, genteel lady Dolly, shy little Luna, the cranky Mrs. MacDougal, pugnacious Bernie, big-brother Orion, and of course Steve!
Anyhoo, you want membership in the coolest pack since Jungle Book? Then buy this here awesome 100% cotton t-shirt for the low, low, price of $24.95. Just in time for your holiday shopping. This is the first of many cool designs we will be making and selling ourselves.
Elliott’s Oyster House :: Oyster New Year
Elliott’s sells shellfish by the sea shore. How many shellfish does Elliott’s sell? Lots. And it’s that time of year where Elliott’s honors the growers and producers of all those shellfish with their annual Oyster New Year bash. Q&A has been helping them design and market the bash for many years with print and online campaigns. This year we re-designed the shopping cart system with the help of our friends at FoxyPress. Oh. Did I mention the bash didn’t start selling out and hitting record numbers until we began doing the marketing? If I did that would be bragging.
The Met & Elliott’s :: 2011 VIP Program Launch
We had a clear objective: Create a distinctive announcement package for loyal members of The Metropolitan Grill and Elliott’s Oyster House VIP Program. Our gift package explains the expanded benefits of the VIP program, reinforces the sophisticated nature of the brand, and entices members to dine more often. Last but not least we included a sparkly little surprise — an engraved key chain to present to the attendant for your complimentary valet parking. Design challenges included the eye-catching identity for the program, custom “pop-up” packaging, multi-piece collateral, engraving, and ass-kicking copywriting.
Elliott’s Oyster House :: Menu Design
This menu suite was designed to work in conjunction with Elliott’s new website and highlight their sustainable practices. We created attractive three color shells — unique for each menu — dinner, lunch, drinks, and dessert. Additionally, we developed style-sheeted digital templates so that they could efficiently run their own daily menus on site. These images were shot at Elliott’s while we stuffed our faces with amazing seafood.
Photos: Usher Creative
Metropolitan Grill :: New Website
The second of three radically new websites for Consolidated Restaurants, comprising of WordPress driven content management and some magical CSS3 touches. The design associates the brand with its Seattle landmark status and classic steakhouse tradition. The new sites integrate their active social media channels to allow all of the restaurants to trumpet their initiatives and events with full control over multiple calls to action in the slider and sidebar. Compare and contrast: Here is a screenshot of the old site.
Elliott’s Oyster House : New Website
The first of three radically new websites for Consolidated Restaurants, comprising of WordPress driven content management and some magical CSS3 touches. The design associates the brand with its Northwest landmark status and we’re particularly proud of the content strategy which emphasizes our client’s dutiful commitment to sustainable practices. This new site integrates their active social media channels and allows Elliott’s to trumpet their initiatives with full control over multiple calls to action in the slider and sidebar.