October 13, 2005 - Press Releases
CEO of The Herb Ritts Foundation
To Whom It May Concern:
The craft of web design may be relatively young but its importance can no longer be overlooked. Over the last few years we interviewed many designers and realized how difficult it was finding someone who not only understood the clean simple style of Herb Ritts’ work, but could offer the technical skills we required. ERA404 immediately understood what we needed and was capable of taking us to the next level with our web presence. Don Citarella‘s (ERA404 Creative Director) ability to design a site that had Herb’s aesthetic sense was apparent right from the beginning. He also understood that as a private Foundation we needed a site that was easy to navigate and as informative as possible.Read More
September 6, 2005 - Press Releases
Communication Arts/Design Interact Insights Column. Interview of Don Citarella
Don Citarella, a graphic and Web designer at ERA404 Creative Group, Inc. is among a handful of people in this industry who entered the field determinedly. A passion for identity design and branding was nurtured in college, by a couple of professors from Herman Miller’s design team who never settled for “good enough.”Read More
July 15, 2005 - Press Releases
This month, The Herb Ritts Foundation redesigned herbritts.com to better promote their main two objectives: to continue Mr. Ritts’ longstanding support of HIV/AIDS research, and to support his great passion for photography and other forms of art.
Erik Asla, Ritts’ former photo assistant and creative consultant to The Herb Ritts Foundation, knew launching a site of this capacity would be a major undertaking. “The challenge was in finding a design/development firm that properly understood our vision as far as imagery, content and design was concerned,” said Asla. “I find too many web sites reflect the tools of the web designer rather than concentrate on the message and content of the web site owner.” It was important to find a firm with this understanding before beginning the redesign. “ERA404 got in touch with me and, as we discussed web design, we found each other to be on the same wavelength.”Read More
April 4, 2005 - Press Releases
Week of April 4: HeartbeatSoftware
This division of HeartbeatDigital creates custom software solutions for clients in healthcare and financial services.
This site has a laid back presence and it’s also a classic example of simple, elegant design structure. It’s a standout example of a strong, well-defined, information-focused site; it’s also organized, informative and logical with a design that supports the goal of getting facts to the end-user.Read More
February 14, 2005 - Press Releases
NEW YORK CITY — Since May 2004, New York City-based Heartbeat Digital has contracted ERA404 Creative Group for Web and New Media Design on a variety of projects.
January 5, 2005 - Press Releases
NEW YORK CITY — On January 25, 2005, Technical Director Mike Citarella teamed up with Designer Gary Keenan, to undertake the expansion of Irwin Entertainment’s identity throughout a battery of broadcast and print media.
Keenan, a designer at NYC-based post production and broadcast design house, Creative Group, Inc., concepted broadening Irwin Entertainment’s image, and selected ERA404 after a number of notable collaborations in the past three years.Read More