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National Geographic World Atlas
The World Atlas is National Geographic’s most popular mobile app, offering the world at the fingertips of over one million users. Partnering with the National Geographic team and user experience designer Megan Hansen, Scout & Co. took its award-winning World Atlas and updated it for 2013. The app has been re-launched with a new look, improved map quality, and more robust features including personalized map pins, currency calculators, weather forecasts, and more detailed statistics. The app is available for iPhone, iPad, and Windows 8 devices.

Design Firm: Scout & Co.
Role: Art Director
User Experience: Megan Hansen
Designers: Megs Senk, Bethany Ng
Development: National Geographic

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Travel Portland
With the goal of being part seasoned local, part curious tourist, travelportland.com was overhauled to include significant user experience improvements and a stronger brand presence. The new responsive website is a love letter to Portland, offering updated articles/photography, trip-building capabilities, richer contextual content for exploring, and honest advice about what to pack for a three-day weekend in November. A rain coat in case you were wondering.

Design Firm: Switchyard Creative
Role: Designer
User Experience: Megan Hansen

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Mt. Bachelor Brand Guidelines
One of the largest resorts in North America, Mt. Bachelor is a destination everyone loves — it offers skiers, snowboarders, mountain bikers, and nature lovers all the perks of a big resort with a genuine small-mountain feel in the heart of Oregon. While honoring their heritage (and original 1958 logo), the resort was missing a cohesive brand strategy and visual guidelines. A 66-page comprehensive guide was created to help define their story including consumer profiles, brand messaging, logo usage, color palettes, icon systems, typography styles, and application examples for various communications both on and off the mountain.

Design Firm: Nemo
Role: Art Director

Charles Freer: Collecting Korea
Collecting Korea is the Smithsonian’s tablet guide for the Freer Gallery’s Korean Collection, featuring their extensive collection of ceramics, art and sculpture. Users can browse the timeline, view 360° views of select objects, and explore an interactive map. Additional multimedia content and a glossary offers an in-depth resource for visitors.

Production Co.: Arcade Sunshine
Role: Art Director
Development: Content Canning

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Deschutes Brewery
Allegiance to their fans, a progressive spirit, and a long list of awards makes Deschutes Brewery one of the largest craft brewers in the United States. Dedicated to their followers, Deschutes asked them what they wanted and delivered — a mobile friendly site that takes them to their favorite brew. Taking advantage of distributor data, beer fans can search by location and specific brew. Not just at bars, but shops, events, and even what’s available on Woody, the barrel shaped mobile tavern. Showcasing one-of-a-kind films, recipes for home brewers/foodies, and a blog chock full of their community involvement makes the site as much of a trailblazer as the brewery itself.

Design Firm: North
Role: Designer
Development: Cloud4

 

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Fixit Solutions Identity
Fixit Solutions provides IT services for small businesses. The logo needed to be authoritative, trustworthy, but still fun since its primary clients are creative firms. The founder is a former forest firefighter — the spanner wrench (a firefighter’s tool) is framed as a power button reflecting his past and current endeavors.

Mentions: Print Magazine Design Annual
Design Firm: Scout & Co.
Role: Art Director

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The Peacock Room Comes to America
This mobile application allows exhibit visitors to explore artist James M. Whistler’s famed Peacock Room in the Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery and learn about its dramatic history. A scrolling panorama offers a virtual tour of the room as it is installed today. Tap on the paintings, ceramics, or decorative elements for more information and related content, such as audio guides by Freer|Sackler curators. Visitors may also explore the timeline and make a postcard to share after their visit. The app is designed for both iPhone and iPad and is available on iTunes.

Production Co.: Arcade Sunshine
Role: Art Director & UX Design

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Salomon Snowboards
In the wake of launching the new brand mantra “Ride for Real,” Salomon Snowboards set out to dramatically refresh their web presence to reflect their updated point of view. The existing candy-coated site replaced with a more authentic, rough-and-tumble aesthetic. Full-screen video and rich blog content get riders stoked for the upcoming season while a robust seamless filter tool helps them find the perfect gear.

Mentions: Communication Arts, Web Pick of the Day — December 2010
Roseys 2010 Award of Excellence
Design Firm: Nemo Design
Art Director: Steve Hoskins
Development: Instrument

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Nike Store Concepts
User experience and design concepts for Nike Store’s 2013 site relaunch, including content and HTML 5 feature recommendations. Final design was built as a proof of concept prototype.

Design Firm: Nemo Design
Creative Director: Jeff Bartel
Development: The Good

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Nike 6.0
Nike 6.0 is a fast-growing force to be reckoned with. Gaining both street cred and market share, Nike launched 6.0 into the global stratosphere in 2009 — and therefore needed to migrate the existing independent website to the nike.com system. Working closely with both the client and R/GA, the brand was translated into the new operating system without losing its energetic youthful voice. Visitors got more contextual video, photos, and athlete content than ever before and event wins could be posted instantly.

Design Firm: Nemo Design
Role: Designer
Art Director Steve Hoskins
Development: R/GA New York

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Clif Bar Meet the Moment
Website and mobile web design for their Meet the Moment initiative which celebrates, shares, and inspires moments of outdoor adventure. Meet the Moment’s participants upload and share their moments to help fund Clif Bar’s nonprofit partners’ efforts to Protect the Places We Play.

Design Firm: North
Role: Designer

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The Library of Congress Experience
The Library of Congress Experience is their updated public face, boasting a rebrand by Chermayoff & Geismar, new permanent exhibits, and interactives installed throughout the Thomas Jefferson Building. The visual design had to reflect the stature of the institution, ensure a cohesive user experience, stand up to a decade-long shelf life, and complement the new brand. The result culminated in a digital style guide with comprehensive design direction and a stable of interactive elements implemented across multiple installations by the team. Final applications included more than 12 unique kiosks, reactive wall projections, oversized exhibit videos, and dynamic lobby displays.

Mentions: AIGA 365 Design Competition
Print Magazine, Creativity & Commerce, Honorable Mention
HOW Magazine
, Interactive Design Annual, Best in Show
American Association of Museums Muse Award, Bronze
Design Firm: Second Story
Role: Lead Visual Designer
Creative Director: Brad Johnson
Interactive Design: Christian Bannister, Martin Linde, Kieran Lynn

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Gettysburg Foundation Donor Recognition
In 2008, a new facility was built to accommodate more than 2 million visitors each year. To thank generous donors for making this possible, an interactive touch screen was built into the permanent donor wall at Gettysburg, enabling visitors to search by name, location, or support level. A cinematic approach was taken to the database-driven presentation, displaying contributor names over scenes from this historical Civil War site.

Design Firm: Second Story
Role: Designer
Creative Director: Brad Johnson
Development: Second Story

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Portland State University Rebrand
As part of the rebranding team for Portland State University, months of research, planning, and concepting converged into a fresh cohesive rollout. Urban, connected, diverse, and progressive, its voice now reflects the university’s most important features. The overhaul included a comprehensive brand standards guide, university website redesign, alumni magazine template, admissions materials, and a new MBA brochure. Each application elevates the perception of the university and connects the university to both its students and the city.

Mentions: Print Magazine, Regional Design Annual — MBA Brochure
Design Firm: Sockeye Creative
Role: Designer
Creative Director: Peter Metz
Design Team: John Fisher, Rob Wees

IQSC Museum Collection Explorer Website and Interactives
The IQSC Museum is the steward of the world’s largest collection of quilts. From 16th century French quilts to a series from the 1971 Whitney Biennial, the IQSC wanted to make its archive accessible to the public. On-site interactives with online counterparts were created to immerse visitors into the culture and history of quilting. The Collection Explorer provides a robust search filter to navigate the collection, along with “My Collection”, a personal account allowing users to collect, organize, comment and publish quilts. How to Make a Quilt takes visitors through the process step by step and allows them to share their creation. Quilt Stories encourages visitors to browse personal anecdotes and record their own in an on-site recording booth. The Quilt Timeline blends quilts, artifacts and historical content from the museum into a rich interactive timeline.

Mentions: ID Magazine, Annual Design Review — 2009
American Association of Museums Muse Award, Bronze
Webby Awards, Cultural Institutions Nomination
Design Firm: Second Story
Role: Designer
Development: Second Story

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FoodShed Identity
FoodShed is a culinary resource connecting passionate cooks with America’s finest food crafters and regional specialties. The logo needed to be universal enough to connect with a broad spectrum of offerings yet still have a hand-crafted quality to reflect the small farms, bakeries, and culinary purveyors it represents.

Mentions: Logo and Letterhead 12 (Rockport Publishers, 2011)
Design Firm: Scout & Co.
Art Director: Erica Hassinger

Working with Walt Interactive
Walt Disney Studios came into its own during the 20s and 30s under the roof of its Hyperion Avenue headquarters. It was here that Mickey Mouse was introduced and Walt’s “nine old men” — his legendary core animators — honed their craft. This interactive takes visitors behind the scenes of the studio during the development of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs — video of interviews with the animators, trivia bits, anecdotes, sketches, and models describe the creativity and perseverance of those early days.

“If that sounds boring, don’t worry…there are 21st century touches everywhere…Touch-screen monitors allow users to browse through relic documents that would normally be kept under glass.” – The San Francisco Chronicle, Peter Hartlaub, September 25, 2009

Mentions: ID Magazine, Annual Design Review — 2010
Design Firm: Second Story
Role: Designer
Creative Director: Brad Johnson
Development: Second Story

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Storytelling with Sound Exhibit
Walt Disney was not only an innovator in animation but also in sound. By browsing one of four sheet music covers, visitors may choose an activity that allows them to experience how Walt enriched his storytelling with sound. Whether it’s choosing the best melody for a scene in Dumbo, or finding the right theme for Flower in Bambi, these interactives provide insight into how Disney used mood, themes, tempo, and lyrics to elevate his animated features. A central screen provides images from the Disney archives of Walt with his composers and animators.

“Interactive displays demonstrate how Disney joined the vanguard of the talking-picture revolution by creating an animated film with synchronized sound.” – The Wall Street Journal, Ann Landi, October 13, 2009

Mentions: ID Magazine, Annual Design Review — 2010
Design Firm: Second Story
Role: Designer
Creative Director: Brad Johnson
Development: Second Story

The Smithsonian — On the Water Exhibit Website
The web companion to a new permanent exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, this website packs a trove of stories and artifacts from America’s maritime past and present. Visitors explore themes, filter through a database of artifacts, listen to audio content, and view high resolution images of artifacts from the exhibit. The site also includes an educational component for teachers and students providing downloadable activities and links to additional online references.

Design Firm: Second Story
Role: Designer
Creative Director: Brad Johnson
Development: Second Story

Portland Opera
A multi-season ongoing relationship with Portland Opera fostered a series of posters and seasonal materials aimed at keeping loyal opera-goers while attracting a new, younger audience. Often, limitations yield the most compelling results and there was no exception here. A modest budget led to in-house produced poster illustrations that capture the dramatic plots and theatrics only opera can deliver.

Design Firm: Sockeye Creative
Role: Designer, Illustrator
Creative Director: Peter Metz