Designing a Website to Reflect the Quality of a High-end Company

 

Branding Agency

Another interesting and challenging project for our team was to design and build a website that now perfectly represents a reputable, high-end speaker company.  Committed to bringing beautiful sound as well as design to every room of a home, SpeakerCraft produces a wide range of custom installation speakers and innovative sound solutions.  Their line of products includes in-wall and in-ceiling hi-fidelity audio speakers.

SpeakerCraft, which is a part of the Core Brands family, brought the Project6 Design team in to update an old website.  They wanted it to not only highlight the quality of their products but to make it easier for visitors to navigate and find the information they needed.  Their earlier website required manual updates so many of the listings were out of date and important dealer information was difficult to find.  Another big problem with the site was it was not mobile responsive so they were missing out on serving a much broader audience.

Project6’s tasks included developing a customizable design system that used a Drupal CMS.  By incorporating longer scrolling pages with a flexible modular system, the design allows site’s administrators to easily update and edit content.   In addition the fully mobile-friendly website provides a consistent experience regardless of what device a user is on.  The end result is a clean, elegant website that conveys the SpeakerCraft brand’s true nature.

Please visit Project6’s website to learn more about our SpeakerCraft project along with our other successful projects.  We have experience working with high-tech, retail, educational and nonprofit organizations and would love the opportunity to help your business with our wide range of excellent graphic design services.

Project6 Design, founded in 2001, is an award-winning graphic design firm committed to using intuitive design to shape brands and solve complex usability problems. We collaborate with clients to help them portray their brand’s story and to communicate it in a clear and compelling way.  For the best brand, print or web design services, contact Project6, the leading San Francisco design agency.

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Two New Bronze Awards for Exceptional Website Design!

Ecommerce Website Design

As one of San Francisco’s leading graphic design firms, Project6 Design has been honored once again from the prestigious Horizon Interactive Awards with two new Bronze Awards for website design excellence.  The 2016 winners were just announced and highlight the year’s “best of the best” in interactive media production.

For fifteen years, the Horizon Interactive Awards have recognized, promoted and awarded the best websites / website design, interactive, videos, online advertising, print media and mobile applications.  Each year the organization receives thousands of entries from all over the world, and the competition is judged by a volunteer panel of industry professionals with backgrounds in diverse multi-media, graphic design, advertising and marketing.

Our last blog post focused on the Traina Foods project, which was one of our Bronze Award winners.   Project6’s other Bronze Award, in the category of Advocacy / Non-Profit, was for the extensive redesign of the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation (DRK) website.   Our success on the DRK project was important as they are a global venture philanthropy firm that supports early stage, high impact social enterprises.  The organization believes that with early funding and rigorous support, exceptional leaders, tackling some of society’s most complex problems, can make the world a better place.

Before we began the project with DRK, their website only supported desk-tops, and was cluttered and not easy for visitors to navigate or find what they needed.  Perhaps most importantly it did not persuasively or effectively communicate the foundation’s powerful mission of supporting passionate individuals who can change the world.

Our tasks included designing a longer page scrolling experience across the site in order to showcase individual organizations and breaking news.  Project6’s team also simplified and streamlined the architecture.  By creating a unified portfolio section, visitors are now able to browse both organizations and people.  In addition we developed a new community section that allows DRK’s entrepreneurs and alumni to share news, resources, and upcoming events.   As with most of our projects, DRK’s new site is built on a WordPress platform and is simple for staff to update and grow.

Founded in 2001, Project6 Design is an award-winning graphic design firm committed to using intuitive design to shape brands and solve complex usability problems. We collaborate with clients to help them portray their brand’s story and to communicate it in a clear and compelling way.  For the innovative brand, print or web design services, contact Project6, the leading San Francisco design agency.

Recently Recognized by the Prestigious “Horizon Interactive Awards”

Print Design

Throughout our many years in the business, Project6 Design has been privileged to be honored by many industry awards for our outstanding work.  Most recently we were recognized with two Bronze Awards for website design excellence from the Horizon Interactive Awards; one of the leading international interactive media awards competitions.  The recently announced 2016 award winners highlighted the year’s “best of the best” in interactive media production.

One of our Bronze Awards was for the website design project we did for the DRK Foundation website (Advocacy / Non-Profit).  The other Bronze we received was for our website design for Traina Foods (Restaurant / Food Industry).

Traina Foods, which is located in the CA’s San Joaquin Valley, grows, sun dries and produces premium sun dried fruit for Industrial Ingredient and Foodservice customers around the world, had a website that needed a complete redo.  Project6’s task included redesigning and developing the site from the ground up.  Working closely with Traina, we were able to fully and visually communicate their brand story and promise as well as making the site scalable to their future needs.

By reorganizing the site content, we made it easier and more intuitive for visitors to browse the site and to locate the products and information they were seeking.  Our team enabled a secure partner login so Traina’s partners could take advantage of vital sales tools. The redesign also included a customized ecommerce shop designed to sync with their in-house inventory management tools.  Furthermore, we integrated a third-party store locator tool.

We encourage you to take a look at the visually pleasing and colorful Traina site that now effectively communicates the family brand as well as the high quality of their products.  Contact us to learn more about how Project6’s broad range of graphic design services can help your company communicate its story.

Founded in 2001, Project6 Design is an award-winning graphic design firm committed to using intuitive design to shape brands and solve complex usability problems. We collaborate with clients to help them portray their brand’s story and to communicate it in a clear and compelling way.  For the best brand, print or web design services, contact Project6, the leading San Francisco design agency.

Let the Experts Help You Communicate Your Message

San Francisco Design Agency

Since 2001 Project6 Design has been assisting high tech, retail, educational and non-profit organizations to communication their message through branding, print materials, and web design and development.  We are one of the leading graphic design firms in the San Francisco area and we have won dozens of awards for our many projects.

Our expertise is to help clients strengthen or rework an existing brand or to create an entirely new one.  We provide a wide array of services including brand family design, logo development, identity system design, custom graphics, infographics and icon design.  Businesses and organizations have turned to us for help solving problems including a brand that no longer resonates with customers or a shift in a company’s direction that makes their current brand obsolete.                                                                                                                                                                                                        In addition we can create a broad range of print materials that convey your brand’s personality and speaks to your audience clearly and concisely.  Our services include trade show booth designs, marketing collateral, conference materials, book designs and stationery systems, annual reports and much more.

However our comprehensive services do not stop there.  The Project6 team also designs and builds enterprise-level, responsive websites.  We use Drupal as our core development platform and create highly-usable interfaces that allow site administrators to easily update and edit content as well as intuitive navigation to attract customers and drive business.

We invite you to visit our website to learn more about our graphic design firm and the many projects we have already successfully completed.  Let us help move your company or organization forward with strong branding, effective print materials and responsive websites.

Project6 Design, founded in 2001, is an award-winning graphic design firm committed to using intuitive design to shape brands and solve complex usability problems. We collaborate with clients to help them portray their brand’s story and to communicate it in a clear and compelling way.  For the best brand, print or web design services, contact Project6, the leading San Francisco design agency.

Helping Clients Successfully Compete Against Established Brands

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With over a decade and a half in business and more years than that in the field, we are a graphic design firm that helps companies establish strong identities to successfully compete.  One project our team worked on a couple of years ago was for a solar start-up, Enphase Energy.  As a new company, they needed to create a brand identity that would set them apart from the competition as well as to educate their audience on the new technology they were creating.

By working closely with Enphase Energy, we developed a clean, modern brand identity and materials that would effectively communicate their message.  To ensure consistency across the board, we developed an “about us” brochure, trade show booth designs, corporate website design, and data sheets along with other items.

However don’t just believe us that the branding for Enphase Energy was a huge success, but read what their Director of Marketing, Leesa Lee, had to say about it.  She reports, “The excellent brand and collateral design work that Project6 did for Enphase Energy helped us establish ourselves as a credible player in the cleantech industry. Project6 developed a brand identity for us that was the perfect balance of innovative and credible. We sold over 100,000 microinverters in our first full year of production.”

Further proof of Enphase Energy’s success is that they became the first solar company to go public on the U.S. market since the fall of 2010, when its stock began trading on the Nasdaq.  From start-up to global energy technology innovator, the company now has almost 500 employees, has shipped more than 13 million inverters worldwide, and operates in 21 countries.   Please visit Project6 Design to see other success stories and to learn more about how our graphic design and web development services can help your business.

Project6 Design, founded in 2001, is an award-winning graphic design firm committed to using intuitive design to shape brands and solve complex usability problems. We collaborate with clients to help them portray their brand’s story and to communicate it in a clear and compelling way.  For the best brand, print or web design services, contact Project6, the leading San Francisco design agency.

Allow Us to Help You Communicate a Complete Corporate Identity

Branding Agency

Many companies, especially those that have been around a while, are surprised to discover they are not communicating a consistent corporate identity or are conveying a message that no longer reflects current products or services.  The problem can be a result of various pieces of print material, which were created over a number of years and now communicating several different messages.

One example of Project6 Design helping an organization create a consistent, clear message is the work we have done for the Save the Redwoods League.  Since 1918 the nonprofit group has worked to save ancient redwood forests and redwood ecosystems so that current and future generations can experience the awe and peace that these precious natural wonders inspire.

Before coming to Project6, the League’s problem was that they did not have consistency throughout their messaging.  They not only needed materials that would strategically represent the multiple parties they cater to but a fresh, updated image for a clean, modern look.  Our talented graphic designers at Project6 created all components of the group’s marketing collateral including bulletins, brochures, donor cards, microsites, flash banners and many other brand touchpoints.

We are pleased to report that the brochure, which now features photos and bold custom charts and graphics along with highlighting the great work and impact of the organization, was a Silver Medal winner at the 2011 Davey Awards.   As Jennifer Benito, the Director of Outreach for Save the Redwoods League, writes, “The design of our brochure for our Redwoods and Climate Change Initiative is fresh and compelling, showcasing our project effectively for our potential donors.”

Please visit our website and take a look at the many other projects our team has done to get an idea of what we can do for you.  Project6 Design has worked with a wide range of companies and nonprofit organizations and our team has years of experience in graphic design and web design and development.

Founded in 2001, Project6 Design is an award-winning graphic design firm committed to using intuitive design to shape brands and solve complex usability problems.  By collaborating with clients, we help them portray their brand’s story and communicate it in a clear and compelling way.  For high-quality brand, print or web design services, contact the top San Francisco design agency.

Redesigned Website for Home Automation Company Wins Davey Award

Ecommerce Website Design

The Project6 Design team was pleased to hear we won a 2016 Davey Award for the overhaul and redesign of a website for the luxury home automation company, ELAN. Sponsored by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA), the awards recognize the best creative work from among small agencies, firms and companies across the globe.  This year’s winners were selected from almost 4,000 entries.

The AIVA, a 700 plus member organization made up of leading professions from within a variety of disciplines in the visual arts, judges and oversees the Davey Awards.  The organization is committed to embracing progress and recognizing the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media.

Project6 Design’s recent overhaul of ELAN’s website resulted in a clean, visually appealing site that is easy-to-navigate, update and maintain.  In fact the new website design better complements the company’s goal of simplifying and enhancing a connected home.

ELAN’s business model involves creating private network hubs for their customers that seamlessly combine music, TV, climate, lighting and other home systems with an easy-to-use interface that puts the user in control whether at home or away.  An ELAN system allows users to see, hear, and respond to visitors while sitting on the couch, in their car or out of the country.

ELAN is an award-winning company in their own right as the newly introduced ELAN 8 was recognized at CES 2017 with the “2017 Human Interface Product of the Year” award from the Consumer Technology Association’s Mark of Excellence Award Program Committee. Offering enhanced interface, powerful new user managed features and voice control through Amazon Alexa, the new software eliminates the need for multiple apps and control switches as everything can be easily controlled through the intuitive ELAN system.

Please see our website for more information regarding our graphic design and web development solutions.  We have extensive experience working with a variety of companies and nonprofit organizations.

Founded in 2001, Project6 Design is an award-winning graphic design firm committed to using intuitive design to shape brands and solve complex usability problems.  By collaborating with clients, we help them portray their brand’s story and communicate it in a clear and compelling way.  For high-quality brand, print or web design services, contact the top San Francisco design agency.