Mar 23, 2017



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Paul Lee Design

Paul Lee DesignShining, and sparking, and shaded, and every thing nice, Paul Lee's design come across with a futuristic twist and a silver touch. Chock-full of great examples, this portfolio shows a wide range of modern, colorful and fun designs and illustrations for web, interface, and interactive projects. Great looking eye candy here.... More

Also posted under best of breed, graphic design.

Paul Lee Design

Julius Tarng

Julius TarngReally sharp portfolio of work from an upcoming industrial and interactive designer. Really great and simple site layout shows just enough to tease, and comes loaded heavy with project details if you want more. From sketches, to an amazing student-based mobile platform design, this is a true talent with a portfolio that will not disappoint.... More

Also posted under best of breed, multimedia, illustration.

Julius Tarng


Blank & Co

Blank & Co.Collaborative, creative, and multidisciplinary, Blank & Co. and Built by Blank make up two halves of a complete business building agency. Their skills include developing software and content management systems to creative solutions, user experience designs, and design strategy. Blank is powered by smart decision making and innovative solutions - a nimble and effective agency that gets the "blank" done.... More

Also posted under usa based firms, multimedia.

Blank & Co.

Kyle Meyer

Kyle MeyerKudos to Mr. Kyle Meyer, who is a young and upcoming web designer with a promising future in the industry. His work (and play) projects have an outstanding level of refinement and polish to them. The work is clean, minimal and well organized, and the typography is simple and effective. There's not really much else to desire, is there?... More

Also posted under best of breed.

Kyle Meyer


Michael Dick

Michael DickDeeply dark and inviting, Mike's website like his work straddles the line between creative design and front-end development. What we liked very much about this portfolio is the transparency of the process. As a designer specializing in interface design, he reveals all of his previous site iterations, and endears us through his openness, devotion and immersion in the materials of his work. Good job.... More

Michael Dick

Kiss Me I'm Polish

Kiss Me I'm PolishPolish girls are hot. So we just can't resist this boutique-size strategy and design firm that specializes in branding for web and print. Great portfolio layout with just the right amount of confidence, and color in the cheeks. Started in 2003 by Agnieszka Gasparska (born in Warsaw) and located in NYC, this great little endeavor that makes us long for a romantic European getaway... but, until then, I guess we'll have to settle for a kiss.... More

Also posted under usa based firms, graphic design, Poland.

Kiss Me I'm Polish


James Adamé

James AdaméNewly updated site for an outstanding typographic and motion design kid wonder. James is currently ACD and Head Designer at Arnold Worldwide, so he has a wee bit of street cred. Nice range of work from 3-D to advertising, to typography and illustration.... More

Also posted under graphic design, multimedia, branding & advertising.

James Adamé

Nick Jones

Flash Designer Nick JonesCompose some really large-screen collages and designs, throw in a smear of typography, illustration, and make it all interact with scripts and time-lines, and you have a pretty good picture of the day-in, day-out life of a Flash designer. But instead of using your imagination, you can just check out this pretty fantastic, simple portfolio of Flash designer Nick Jones.... More

Also posted under Flash specialists.

Flash Designer Nick Jones


Neuarmy

NeuarmyPrinted often, and often printing things, Neuarmy is the Nom de Guerre of Ryan Katrina. His graphic design work for print is bold, colorful, with typographically driven forms producing a modern slant. We especially liked his poetic project; Rockbook.... More

Also posted under graphic design.

Neuarmy

Graphic Therapy

Graphic TherapyOutstanding in print and music packaging, this firm offers art direction for web and broadcast too. But mostly print for music, art, fashion clients, this work is a notch above the rest. Recognized by Print, ID and the Smithsonian Institute.... More

Also posted under best of breed, graphic design.

Graphic Therapy


Adam Levite

Adam LeviteAn award-winning music video and commercial director, Adam has created videos for Beck, Interpol, The Stills, and many others. He is also a renowned graphic designer, covering motion graphics, interactive, print, branding and installations design. A complete creative director of the modern age.... More

Also posted under best of breed, graphic design, motion design, tv & branding.

Adam Levite

Sweden Unlimited

Sweden UnlimitedSweden Unlimited is located in NYC. A studio with a fashion focus, building web sites for the industry of looks. Design covers everything from websites, to print, to motion graphics, but mostly websites. Nice list of clients for this focused firm.... More

Sweden Unlimited


Rob Hernandez

Rob HernandezRob champions user-centric strategies, produces award winning design, while harnessing new technologies. All a day at the office for this designer with an ironclad process, and 12 years of experience in interactive and identity design.... More

Also posted under Canada.

Rob Hernandez

Silo Design

Silo DesignPerhaps the antithesis of Flash slickness. Silo Design is a two person team (A combination of Nordic and Swedish) with a very understated portfolio site, hosting a plethora of good work. Low on managerial overhead, and high on the appreciation of nature: gardening, snowboarding, scuba diving, travel and knitting... An awarded powerhouse team produces some very strong identity and print design.... More

Also posted under graphic design.

Silo Design


Pumpkinfish

PumpkinfishWhen it come to portfolio sites, you don't have to be the most original kid on the block... Often, it's the execution that matters... And there's just something about this Florida based web and graphic design studio that tells us they are destined for greater things. They make a good first impression.... More

Pumpkinfish

Freshthrills

FreshthrillsDeep at heart, Freshthrills is an interactive design studio, exploring and harnessing the space between inspiration and communication. Their work is dominated by portfolio designs for photographers, and fashion sites, but their influences range from hand drawn type to Flickr to +81 Magazine (Korea). Freshthrills is located in Brooklyn, New York City.... More

Freshthrills


Adam Johnson

Adam JohnsonMr. Johnson is a 'back-end' guy. He tolls behind the scenes, developing Flash for fashion and lifestyle sites. His clients are New York based agencies – from createthe, to Monolith and Soap Creative to name a few. This jack of all trades (especially Flash, but CSS, HTML and design too) has carved a niche for himself, and has a sexy portfolio to show for it. We appreciate a well-rounded back-end. (Did that come out right?)... More

Also posted under Flash specialists.

Adam Johnson

Adam&Co.

Adam&Co.Our dear Adam Larson is an award winning designer from Boston, MA, who has worked full-time for Rykodisc, Razorfish, Toth Brand Imaging and Arnold Worldwide. When he left Arnold, where he was a Vice President, Creative Director, in December of 2007, he started up this self-titled design and illustration studio... which nicely translates into "A Damn Company". Sure, that is cute, and all... but it really should be called "Damn Nice Work". Period.... More

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Adam&Co.


coa

coacoa is primarily a print design shoppe. A boutique, if you will... A two person studio, that puts out some fantastic and diverse work; from edgy Moby album cover designs, to more "traditional" Bloomingdale's work. Between the two principals, they appear to be able to crank out any design style required to suit the job at hand. Versatile and deep... what else can you ask of a design team?... More

Also posted under usa based firms, graphic design.

coa

Callie Peck

Callie PeckWe can immediately spot a print designer when we see the brackets and sideways typography! And of course, Callie Peck has a fine art foundation in painting and print. But that's not to say anything is wrong with that! In fact, that's her edge in the online world, because she can introduce art to her work that most designer's these days simply can't. Not to mention, she does animation work too – yup, this modern gal brings the full spectrum!... More

Callie Peck


designedmemory

designedmemoryNo skulls or crossbones here! Just great, custom designs from the studio-portfolio of Matthew Siskin, a creative director with a unique approach to web design. His bold and colorful style has quickly built him a reputation for infusing life into innovative brands within today's fashion, music and design communities. Signature collage-like mash-ups of traditional print and hand-made elements really imbue his work with a modern, yet warm, personal touch.... More

designedmemory

Chetan Mangat

Chetan MangatChetan Mangat is an surprising artist, print and interactive designer whose work crosses over many mediums. From print to video, interactive to new media installations, he uses traditional materials in conjunction with new computational mediums to create unique projects. Filling in the space between visits to Hawaii and his adventures in New York, Chetan's portfolio reveals a surprising well of personal work that is both intelligent and beautiful.... More

Chetan Mangat


M Studio

M StudioM Studio is a small Flash specialty studio that develops engaging, and award winning user-experiences. Their specialty is working with visual firms to achieve the best implementation of technology to create compelling interactive media. This award winning site design was realized by MSLK, and the programming was created in-house (of course). One of the best all-around, minimalist portfolio sites we've seen in years!... More

Also posted under Flash specialists.

M Studio

IOWA Interactive

IOWA InteractiveContrary to initial impressions, IOWA is actually located in the heart of sea-side California, near Marina Del Rey. They specialize in identity design, DVD/CD-Roms and they seem especially proficient in creating clean, uncluttered web site designs for their clients... usually in Flash... and usually for the advertising agencies, marketing firms and audio designers who are too busy making their own magic to bother with making their own web sites... And who would bother anyway, when you have these pros on your team?... More

Also posted under best of breed.

IOWA Interactive


MWM Graphics | ReOne

MWM Graphics | ReOneFrom old school to new school, wildstyle and completely abstract, graffiti writers have always been the frontier explorers of the alphabet. Which is why their work translates so nicely into graphic design and typography. ReOne is by no means any exception... he is one of the trailblazers who still "gets up", whether it be with spray paint or oil paint, on canvas, brick or screen. We love the digital and hand-drawn lettering variations, and his wild experiments in color and abstract forms in his art and design work. Re's blazing work is rich, fresh, and truly unique in character.... More

Also posted under graphic design.

MWM Graphics | ReOne

EMéS

EMéS - Matthew SorianoEMéS is the small, but sweet, textured portfolio of a young and upcoming interactive designer Matthew Soriano. There's just something attractive and different about this page that jumps out at us. We've always been fans of simulated texture on the screen, and the smart use of colors, type and a fabric background just works well together here. We wish that the theme reflected the work content of this designer more closely (meaning we were a little surprised he did not design clothes or jeans!) but overall, it's eye-catching and interesting, and that alone gets our zipper moving.... More

EMéS - Matthew Soriano


Hydro74

Hydro74We like to call him the man of 1,000 type-faces, Hydro74 is a type treatment wizard who can bring the bling to any combination of letters, from A-Z. Mostly freelancing for a number of companies at this point, Hydro's work runs the gambit from magazine photo-illustrations to apparel designs, records sleeves and much, much more. His edgy hand-drawn treatments and graphic stylizations are highly sought after, and can be seen in publications and on clothing around the nation.... More

Also posted under graphic design, illustration.

Hydro74

I Am Always Hungry

I Am Always HungryVery refreshing and larger than life, this full-on Flash portfolio is the home of multidiscipliary designer Nessim Higson. Multidisciplinary; that means he rocks at print as much as he does at new media work... and typography, and t-shirts, and posters, and identities, and well... pretty much everything! All the work is really progressive, using hand-drawn fonts and type—some with collage assembly, but some with clean and contemporary designs that are sophisticated, yet bursting with color and composition. We really enjoy this innovative, unique and randomized presentation.... More

Also posted under best of breed, graphic design.

I Am Always Hungry


Pelun Chen

Pelun ChenPelun Chen is a Brooklyn, New York based interactive art director and designer. This straightforward showcase lets the award-winning work speak for itself—and since 2000, he has delivered award-winning digital solutions for world-class automotive, consumer goods, entertainment, lifestyle and luxury brands. Currently working as art director at Domani Studios (internal link), Pelun has worked on projects such as the very impressive VW.com (external).... More

Pelun Chen

Mark Yeo

Mark YeoLike a young Samson in his prime, apparently this young art directors true strength comes directly from his finely coiffed hair. And his clients can relate, because most of his advertising and editorial designs are made for the fashion and high-end luxury fields. His art and layouts of advertising pages have been in the pages of numerous magazines, such as Esquire, Zest, Good Housekeeping and while in Singapore, he conceptualized, designed and art directed covers for Elle Magazine, Cleo and Woman's Weekly. So don't mess with Mark's "do", lest you spoil the perfect balance of art and design.... More

Also posted under branding & advertising, Singapore.

Mark Yeo


Trozo Studio

Trozo StudioTrozo is the personal creative studio of Eduardo Valdivieso, an Italian living in Los Angeles, who produces some very strong print and web design work. His skills span art direction, print design, illustration and animation... Kind of like a modern day renaissance man (and we're not just saying tha because he has roots in Italy), Eduardo really does have the ability to create a range of different styles—from distressed and "arty"... to clean, and "Microsofty".... More

Also posted under graphic design, Italy.

Trozo Studio

Distant Station Ltd.

Distant Station | Scott DevendorfDistant Station is the very hot branding and design portfolio of Scott Devendorf. From clean typographic choices and bold colors, to unique identities and very pleasant web site design, Scott brings the design hammer down with a light touch that parlays into very sophisticated and accessible modern designs. Inspiring... and aspiring work.... More

Also posted under best of breed.

Distant Station | Scott Devendorf


Alex Polanco

Alex PolancoThis personal portfolio of art director Alex Polanco features a nice monochromatic textured background, much like a fine-art sketching on canvas. We liked the contained portfolio feeling, and aside from breaking a couple of our 'website design pet-peeves', the work inside was very nice – from identity design to multimedia and some great looking websites for the fashion industry, this is the home of a solid digital designer.... More

Alex Polanco

h4che

h4che - Jorge CallejaIn the world of online freelance designers Jorge Calleja's portfolio stands tall as tour-de-force in interactive Flash, 3D design and motion graphics. His work for some of the top new media firms like Juxt, Exoplolis and Group W consists of only the cream of the crop projects. Apparently, whatever this proudly Mexican designer/artist gets his hands on, turns into bright, multimedia gold.... More

Also posted under best of breed, Flash specialists, multimedia, motion design, tv & branding.

h4che - Jorge Calleja


Jonathan Harris

The Work of Jonathan HarrisMerging both classicly informed styles and new conceptual work, Jonathan Harris is a new breed of modern day artist working primarily on the Internet. His creative work involves the study and understanding of humans through the artifacts we leave behind on the Web. Harris has explored these ideas in such projects as 10x10, WordCount, Understanding Vorn, and justcurio.us—while his commercial work centers around strong identity work and branding. Originally from northern Vermont, Harris now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Explore openly, read critically, and 'njoy thoroughly.... More

Also posted under best of breed, multimedia, branding & advertising.

The Work of Jonathan Harris

Arjen Noordeman

Arjen NoordemanLike a select few other "top design agents", graffiti piqued this typographers interest in letterforms, color and composition. Studying graphic design - at Cranbrook, no less - would add the final layer of understanding to complete the "circle of vision" and enhance his craft. Sure, natural talents are obviously in the mix too, as can be seen in Arjen's powerful print, interactive, identity and typography work. To us, he's an icon in the design world... and if you don't believe, he'll make one for you to prove us right.... More

Also posted under best of breed, graphic design, Netherlands.

Arjen Noordeman


Humanot

Humanot - Portfolio of John SlabykDefinitely one of the more exceptional portfolios of 2007, from top to bottom it will surely blow you away with high quality design. Originally a Film & Animation student at the Rochester Institute of Technology, John Slabyk shines brightest when creating identity and logo designs. But, as you could guess, he also produces high-impact motion designs, print, sports-team logos, and just some of the crispiest websites around. We could spend a few days in here disecting this marvel of work... but we could never, ever imitate it.... More

Also posted under best of breed, graphic design, motion design, tv & branding.

Humanot - Portfolio of John Slabyk

Romantic Static

Romantic StaticBased out of San Francisco, Romantic Static provides print and interactive design works for clients ranging from local bands to global advertising agencies. We quite liked their site navigation in the form of "old time" slide viewers which evokes a feeling of childhood simplicity. Also, we enjoyed their collection of nostalgic tshirts - some designed for some well know clothing labels - which are available in their own online shop. A nice all around boutique.... More

Romantic Static


Wilkerton

WilkertonWe had to dip to the old Digitalthread to find out that we first posted up Ben W. Tousley's portfolio back when he was only 17 years old in 2004! Now a ripe 20, Ben sends us a notice of an update of new works... and we can't say we are at all disappointed. In fact, more impressed than ever that this tidy graphic designer has found his own niche in creating some strong promotional and print designs for music bands, with the occasional poster thrown in. Great, clean typography and nice decorative illustrations.... More

Also posted under graphic design.

Wilkerton

Arteye

ArteyeArteye is the personal portfolio of 32 year old Jason Kirtley, who claims he's been a professional web designer since he was 8! Well, not really, but he had a computer back then, and crayons -- how cute! But Jason's a grown boy now... Just look at him now with his new site (as of this posting). It's pretty slick. Obviously Jason knows a little bit about making interactive Flash sites and has become immersed and versed in creating attractive print designs too. Yup... That's our little talent Jason... All grown up... Snnf!... More

Arteye


TNOP

TNOPTnop Wangsillapakun – the man with one of the most unique names in design – has struck out to make a (new) name for himself... He has truly gone off the deep end and commited himself to focus on his bePOS|+|VE design studio, as well as do more of experimental and conceptual design work that he really enjoys. Formerly a senior designer with Carlos Segura at Segura, Inc. (Chicago), Tnop is originally from Bangkok, Thailand, and was schooled in the States at the Savannah College of Art and Design. His unique work and experimental print designs definitely put him at the forefront of today's contemporary artists and designers.... More

Also posted under best of breed, graphic design.

TNOP

Julien Moulin

Julien MoulinCurrently a freelance designer working on both sides of the Atlantic, Julien Moulin has a solid history in design, working on newmedia projects including websites, CDRoms and animations for broadcast, but also in print and environmental design for more than 12 years (at this posting). His latest portfolio site incarnation is a superb showcase of his illustrative design nature, as it sparkles within a classic layout and brims with brightly colored web projects, identity design and animations.... More

Also posted under international portfolios, France.

Julien Moulin


LAB25

LAB25An independent designer with a nice non-scrolling portfolio of work. Edgy and urban, with a distressed tone, David Torres' work is mostly related to designs for a skateboard shop called CCS. We liked the stencil-style interface.... More

LAB25

Designgraphik

DesigngraphikAfter a 5 year hiatus in online narrative work, Designgraphik has returned with a new release, VIII. Inspired by his own dreams (whom elses?) this graphic artist has turned to using a collage method to influence the structure and process of his narratives. If you've ever seen Koyaanisqatsi, then you have some idea of where he's going, however with much edgier and more abstract graphic overlay and manipulation. Very fascinating and haunting work.... More

Designgraphik


Skwiot Smith

Skwiot Smithskwiot/smith is a small graphic art and design studio based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The work revolves around a smattering of many projects - from print, identity and collateral materials to CD designs, books, posters and websites. Essentially, this is a one person studio, and skwiot/smith is actually Peter Skwiot Smith... which tells us a little about the artist himself: He enjoys producing minimal, yet beautiful abstract works that are sprinkled with a distinct esoteric quality.... More

Also posted under graphic design.

Skwiot Smith

MAP

DesignbyMapYou know you've stumbled onto something special when you sense a light breeze tickling your screen. Very sensuous, slightly feminine, and with a clearly Eastern influence, MAP (previously DesignUnion, est. 2002) is a relatively new boutique with impressive and sophisticated clients. Paul Lee is the man; he majored in Rhetoric at Berkeley (who knew that would prove so marketable?), with an MFA from Yale. A bonus: he is fluent in Korean. And more than fluent in spare and lovely design. Go see. You'll feel rinsed.... More

Also posted under best of breed, Flash specialists.

DesignbyMap


Joshua Distler

Joshua DistlerThis super understated HTML portfolio betrays little of the actual work that went into the selected print and interactive projects. It doesn't scream "Wow. Look at me!", or "Hey, I'm a great web designer!". Nope. None of that. Partly that's because the designers' strength is in print, packaging and book designs. Partly because it's easy to update and shows photos of his work in a really accessible way. And partly because of the Joshaua's obvious love of minimalism. The end result is that we looked through almost all of Joshua's contemporary design works - including his contributions on none other than Apple's iPod and G5 award winning packaging design. Great stuff.... More

Also posted under graphic design.

Joshua Distler

Mogollon

MogollonMogollon is collection of graphic design, production design, branding, illustration and motion graphics by a fresh, young duo who met while working on a film documentary for PS1/MoMa. They produce some interesting work spanning a range of media that has a youthful appeal and is still in a process of evolving. They even had a steaming series of music accessible from their site dubbed "Mogollon FM" which you can just click and play. These two are true kids of the multimedia age, getting their fingers messy in any way that they are able.... More

Also posted under multimedia, illustration.

Mogollon


Friend of a Friend

Friend of a Friend Down-right dirty, but right to the point, this is a portfolio site that takes a back-yard approach. Wheel in the pick-up truck of links on this single page wonder, and you'll basically get direct project URLs, a bunch of motion videos, shorts, and a reel of their work. Simple and sans information, this dusty minimal approach gets high marks for originality, verve, and kudos for just not giving a damn (but underneath it all, showing they really do). Brilliant.... More

Also posted under motion design, tv & branding.

Friend of a Friend

Milky Elephant

Milky ElephantMilky Elephant is a professional collective of three unique design artists based in New York. This collective consists of Karl Ackermann, Eun-Ha Paek and Mumbleboy (a.k.a. Kinya Hanada), who together make installations, games, illustrations, music videos, animated series, and artistically inspired designs. They work on an eclectic variety of funky projects spanning from toy design to viral interactive e-postcards that you've probably helped spread. Very quirky, often miniture and cute, it seems like they have a niche around being silly and youthful, which also shows in the variety of mediums they like to craft their projects (everything from coin purses to TV interstitials). Also check out The Milky Shop, the cool pink retro nav (that we really like) and the sites of the three design artists.... More

Also posted under multimedia, illustration, motion design, tv & branding.

Milky Elephant


Upnorth

UpnorthUpnorth is a duo of designers by the names of Steve Green and Justin Kay... Currently based in New York City, but once hailing from the bitter north of Wisconsin, Upnorth blends clean graphics and original typography into designs which have been inspired by a rich history of skateboarding, Black Sabbath and the 1982 Milwaukee Brewers. Upnorth publishes the online 'zine Oneonenine, but the two are probably more well known for their work designing and art directing Marc Ecko's trendsetting print magazine Complex (Internal Link). Cruising through this simple site is like skateboarding by a splattered wall of fun graphic designs and street stickers.... More

Upnorth

Otra Design

Clicks, pings, whrrs, and a slightly challenging interface... Otra Design makes us feel like we're not quite on the same planet as when we started this journey. And that's a good thing. Too many websites try to make you feel like you're in a modern minimal winterland or reading a slick print newspaper, and we often forget that we're still surfing the same cyber world as envisioned in the cyberpunk sub-genre created in William Gibson's novel Neuromancer. Well, Otra - meaning Other - reminds us again that the Internet is still digital and dark and difficult. And while exploring this cyber dream world - use the strange octopus plant to navigate - we discover that creator Jozias Dawson is a designer with his own particular vision. Strong in Flash and digital illustrations, we also should bring attention to his 200 plus sounds made for Flash and web designers. Great original... More

Also posted under sound design.

Otra Design


root45 design

root45We're not so sure what a root45 is, but this personal play space and work portfolio of Gary Pikovsky makes a defining impression that explains everything we needed to know. From many great logotypes and identities, to print, posters, websites and even signage, every project is simply presented in beautiful large format with great descriptions within a flowing navigational architecture. In fact, besides the name, there's nothing we could possibly find on the site that isn't perfectly explained and showcased. Great work from a designer who has worked in such firms as Pentagram, The Partners, Visual Dialogue and others.... More

root45

The Rock Collection

The Rock CollectionYou know you're a talented graphic designer when you create a 3-page website, plaster in a bunch of huge jpeg samples of your work, and don't even bother to put in a back button. It's like... who needs a website with navigation when the work speaks for itself... and your browser has a 'back' button embedded in it anyway? Well, this is one of those special occasions where it truly doesn't matter, because in the personal portfolio of Philippe Richardson, the illustration work and stills of broadcast commercials (some with Quicktime movies) will blow you away, and you won't even notice you're sitting at your desk anymore, much less which direction you want to navigate (besides simply scrolling up and down... over and over and over again).... More

Also posted under illustration, motion design, tv & branding.

The Rock Collection


Atslopes

AtslopesWestchester County's finest is none other than independent brand, motion, interactive and graphic designer Andrew Thompson. This self-proclaimed portfolio of "trendy stuff" shows us that Andrew has a solid understanding of the design game and knows where and how to kiss some serious butt. Yes... it's all in the irreverance, isn't it? As long as it sells, kids... as long as it sells! And that's why this great motion graphics designer with a BFA in design is looking for full time work? Please, someone snap him up quick.... More

Also posted under motion design, tv & branding.

Atslopes

Sebastian Chevrel

Sebastian ChevrelWe hereby forgive Mr. Chevrel for referring to himself as a “creative technologist”—his portfolio is a tightly orchestrated display of his programming skills and artistic ventures. His work focus is around information management and the design of data structures for cultural institutions and the entertainment industry. A lot of the time this leads to the creations of cool charts and maps – but is also expressed in his own brand of technology based alternative art, which is complex, yet thoroughly interactive.... More

Also posted under multimedia, miscellaneous media.

Sebastian Chevrel


in the habit

A nice window into the moonlighting career of New York resident (but Swiss born) graphic designer Tiziana Haug. Fluid monochromatic elements give a decidedly feminine feel to most of the pieces. Nice presentation of pitches and personal projects. This student of the Swiss style is a top print designer and has a great mind for keeping design in the fore-front of all of her projects. She also helped us cultivate version 2 of Digitalthread.com.... More

in the habit

Hydrafuse

"Albums and shirts. Websites and rock. That pretty much sums up Hydrafuse." That's what they say, but we think they're underselling themselves. And by "they," we mean Gregg Bernstein, who founded the freelance company in 1999, and since then has found himself creating album covers, website, t-shirts, and other graphic designs for some pretty swell bands. If you listen to Weezer or drink Mountain Dew, you're probably familiar with his work. You just didn't know it till now.... More

Also posted under graphic design, illustration.

Hydrafuse


PLUS

The PLUS web site offers the online portfolio of Paul Lee, a MFA student at Yale University. Based in California, Lee has already made a big name for himself. We recommend him.... More

PLUS

Andy Lim

Andy LimA photography and eclectic design firm, Andy Lim's special talent areas appear to be in corporate identities and product branding. This is a smooth, impressive portfolio. Get into this guy’s head as you surf his sub-websites.... More

Also posted under multimedia.

Andy Lim


Motomichi

A modern and eclectic portfolio. Everything-Japanese is hot in both the US and Japanese markets. Animation is the specialty. We like what we see here -– fresh and funky.... More

Motomichi

asmallpercent

asmallpercent“Creative problem solving through print, interactive, illustration and concepting. Playskool, MTV, Macromedia and FedEx are a few of the big name clients this company has served. Top notch services extend into identity issues, web, print and flash services.... More

Also posted under graphic design, branding & advertising.

asmallpercent


504Destruct

504Destruct"Emeril Lagasse" and "Major League Baseball" ring a bell? Of course, they do! This awesome company boasts these as only a sample of their client portfolio. With digital imagining and a myriad of services, this New Orleans company is hotter than Mardi Gras.... More

Also posted under graphic design.

504Destruct

Bau-Da Design Lab

Bau-Da Design LabBau-Da is responsible for some of the most well conceived, designed, and illustrated CD cover art the MTV generation has owned and enjoyed (sometimes making the box more interesting than the contents). The site is appropriately dumbed-down for compatibility with America, which makes exploring their projects a breeze. But then again, they probably don’t need to appease anyone; they probably have just about every record label attending their X-mas party. And whatta-ya-know? They do book art and music video design too! Profound. Artsy. Fabulous.... More

Also posted under graphic design.

Bau-Da Design Lab


Thunk Inc.

Thunk Inc.In the past, comforting, rounded fonts and a palette of cozy colors were the touchstones of Thunk's projects... But these days, in addition to logos & labels – and a small assortment of Flash motion graphics and interface designs – clients choose Thunk when they want to work with a studio that understands marketing goals and advertising power. And recently (with strategic design, marketing, and advertising solutions in mind) they helped create a new "event-focused" website redesign for AIGA San Francisco.... More

Also posted under graphic design.

Thunk Inc.

Dreamless

Ever had those sleepless nights where sparkling ideas keep the eyelids open for hours? Welcome to your haven, insomniacs, for Dreamless Studios are poised to add more inspiration to your nighttime visions of creativity. Their organic illustrative style melds fantastically with subliminal design sensibility that will render many an artist sleepless with inspiration.... More

Dreamless


Spinach and Salami

Kirill Mazin is the designer behind Spinach and Salami - a multi-disciplinary studio specializing in packaging, branding and signage along with the usual print and web work. An updated portfolio is "coming soon" but the projects currently on view are a nice mix of traditional style blended with fresh colors and an excellent use of photography. Tidy and tame with just a hint of free-spirit.... More

Spinach and Salami

Gr33nhous3, Inc.

Gr33nhous3 is a Brooklyn-based web, identity, and print design firm. They claim to have a trademark "visual navigation system" which "transcends the cliche of cold, lifeless technology and creates an everlasting emotional connection between its users." Whut WE Thought: that unnerving stare of the flash-driven eyeball graphic on their homepage will haunt our dreams till we die. Bu, hey,t maybe that's just the same thing said two different ways.... More

Gr33nhous3, Inc.


Jordan Crane

Taking the idea of face-to-face introductions quite literally, the home page of Jordan Crane's site offers a full color, intricately detailed portrait of. . . hyllo, Jordan Crane. He then shows us he is capable of producing a very pleasant jumble of photography, text, and design. This is one bird that we fully expect to fly very high. Watch out for that sun. . .... More

Jordan Crane

Wrecked

Refinement is close to Godliness. And every once in a while - and it's usually the indy portfolios - we find something that's rubbing elbows with perfection: Get Wrecked with the work of Gabriel Rubin. Showcasing lots of photo illustrations, mostly in websites for films and video games. Great stuff.... More

Also posted under Netherlands.

Wrecked


Joshua Davis Studios

joshau davis 'folio A place to see what the most heralded Flash designer is up to and what he does to help support the family.... More

joshua davis / praystation

Carbonatedjazz

CarbonatedJazz is a one person enterprise that features some fantastic illustrations, sounds and animations that 'll need to see to believe. Also includes a portfolio of great Flash web sites from the days of Kioken.... More

Also posted under sound design.

Carbonatedjazz


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Independent web designers, freelancers, solo firms and boutiques predominantly working for screen and online who maintain individual sites, design blogs or personal portfolios. Restricted to individuals located in the United States (see 'International Portfolios' for global listings).

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