We were honored to be part of the Cannes Lions Festival this year, collaborating with SapientNitro and PRETTYBIRD on a main stage session focused on diversity. Through the personal experiences of four boundary-breaking visionaries, “Make Some Room” explored how access and inclusion can help transform creativity. Most importantly, the event sought to inspire attendees to make changes in their own workplaces by opening the door to more perspectives, more voices, and more ideas. Executive Creative Director Keri Elmsly also had the pleasure of serving on the 2016 Design Lions jury, judging the best design work from around the world.
SEGD Global Design Awards
Two recent projects we were involved in were recognized by the 2016 SEGD Global Design Awards! Revolution in the Landscape: Re-Experience the Halprin Fountains, which included our Lovejoy Fountain Activation, received a Merit Award in the Intersection of Design and Public Engagement category, while CCHR received a Merit Award in the Exhibition category.
Custer State Park
We learned so much from our recent collaboration with Custer State Park. We explored the stunning landscapes of South Dakota. We found out how to peacefully coexist with bison. We even uncovered new insights into our own creative process. Check out this Adweek article for more information about the project and make sure to visit our blog to read Story Director David Waingarten’s thoughts on using technology to connect people to place.
AAM MUSE Award
The American Alliance of Museums annual meeting started off the best way imaginable for us: with a gold Media & Technology MUSE Award for Common Threads! We accepted the honors alongside our client from the The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, a perfect coda to a great collaboration.
We’ve spent the past year working closely with the team at SFMOMA on the new Photography Interpretive Gallery, a warm, welcoming space where visitors discover the history of the medium through three interactive digital exhibits. The gallery, designed by Second Story, provides museum-goers with a place to both relax and explore, offering installations that consider the role pictures have played in shaping the mythology of California, offer a first-person look at the creative processes of prominent photographers, and challenge visitors to represent themselves using only the contents of their pockets.
We received Platinum: Best in Category recognition in the Creativity Media & Interactive Design Awards for our work for Nokia Technologies, Gonzaga University, and The Textile Museum! Quite a way to kick off the week!
Experiential Marketing Summit
Today at the Experiential Marketing Summit in Denver, Creative Director Joel Krieger joins Craig Lovin, creative director at World of Coca-Cola, to discuss finding patterns in human interaction and designing moving experiences around them.
The Communicator Awards gave us much to celebrate this year: six Gold Awards of Excellence and three Silver Awards of Distinction! The winning work spans a variety of media types, a true testament to the breadth of our skills across all three studio geographies.
Student tours are always a treat, and yesterday’s was no exception. We were delighted to welcome a group of high schoolers from Atlanta’s The New School to meet our team and visit our lab.
Creative Tech Week
It’s Creative Tech Week in New York, and Associate Creative Director Adi Marom is among the many esteemed presenters. Join her on Monday, May 2nd, as she talks about storytelling in physical space.
Design Week Portland
Design Week Portland is in full swing, and we’ve had a blast so far. First, Creative Director Kelsey Snook participated in a Digital Storytelling panel on Monday, April 18th. Alongside other interactive creators, she explored the expanding landscape’s trends, tools, and platforms. The next day, we threw open our doors for our annual Open House. More than 125 people popped by to hang out with our team, talk shop, and play with our toys.
Senior Interactive Developer Chris Carlson is headed to Charlottesville this week to speak to UVA music students about his Borderlands Granular iPad app, life as a creative coder, and his work with Second Story.