We are awful at remembering to take photos, and even worse at producing good ones. When we had an epic trip planned for Seattle for music, food, and site seeing, we knew we had to come up with something fun to remember the trip by. We designed and coded a simple responsive blog to capture our quick thoughts and snapshots as we partied and ate our way around the Emerald City. We created a set of icons to represent the various activities we'd be doing, and used Foundation to build it so we'd be able to quickly create entries while we were traveling.
We created Foundation at ZURB as a tool to help people quickly build websites and prototype for any kind of device. It features a flexible, responsive grid, layout and UI elements, and best practices for multi-device design. Working with the team, I designed the marketing site for the launch of Foundation 3, when we upgraded our framework with the integration of Sass and Compass, modular scale typography, and a semantic grid system.
Thus, Typewich was born — a website that displays a random sandwich recipe with stacked typographic ingredients. I love sandwiches, typography, and writing code, so this site was a fun way for me to express three of my favorite things together. If you find yourself hungry and in a jam, pull up this site on any device for some tasty inspiration!
It was created by myself and Andy Tran as a place to post playlists and artwork we've made for each other for all to enjoy. In a 24-hour sprint, we wireframed, designed and launched the site. We started trading playlists some time ago—just 10 tracks and a title—and it quickly grew into the desire to share them with a larger audience. Why 24 hours? We missed college. The desire was ever-present and motivation was fueled by the deadline. We designed the site together, and I developed it using ZURB's Foundation framework so our tunes would be portable on any device.
Cubby will not only store and watch your belongings, but will also have them couriered to a destination of your choice. Using the iPhone or Android app you can make a reservation at a discounted rate. The minimal logomark and illustrations define the simple utility of this approachable, people-centric company. I helped Cubby count down to its launch with a marketing website as simple as the company’s service—holding your stuff. When Cubby was ready to open its doors, I helped polish their iPhone and Android application with a visual style that marries the brand with a simple, functional UI that's both easy to use and nice to look at.
We kept a blog during our journey to share with our friends and family. Our concept translated fun, challenge, and adventure across multiple foreign landscapes into an energetic, 8-bit game experience that might come with an occasional obstacle to leap or rewarding surprise along the way. It was a (literal) homage to the grid, and a fun exercise in pixel abstraction. We collaborated on the pixel illustrations, while Matt did his handiwork on the custom type and I hunkered down on the development.
Each celebrates different ethnicities, beliefs, cultures, and social classes. At the same time, all are inextricably tied together by adjacency, causality, and a similar celebrated pride in the individual parts that make up the whole, world-class city. I designed a branding and identity proposal based on this concept for the city of Boston that includes a new logo and identity standards guide that showcases print and web applications.
We believe great ideas stem from persistent curiosity and an honest love for what we do. Extremely well-made sandwiches don’t seem to hurt either. We love to make all kinds of things for people, but we especially love branding, typography, illustration, and website design. I designed and developed our online portfolio.