Heartbeat Digital Contracts ERA404 for Web and New Media Design
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.
ERA404 Creative Group (www.era404.com), a team of designers, developers and artisans, has been offering on- and off-site work to their nationwide client-base since 2001.
Heartbeat Digital creates custom Websites and high-value Web software for Fortune 500 companies and other industry-leading organizations. Their clients have come to trust Heartbeat to deliver a well-integrated blend of three core skills: strategy, design, and technology, with strategy always coming first. With this mentality, the company has a strict selection process for subcontractors to assist in the services they’ve been offering for the past decade.
“ERA404 came highly recommended to us and we brought them in to discuss their capabilities and learn of the possibilities of working with their team,” said Heartbeat Creative Director Chris Whaites.
Following the initial interview, Heartbeat selected ERA404 Designer Don Citarella to work onsite on a project for one of their most prestigious pharmaceutical clients.
“From the beginning, Heartbeat Digital welcomed me as a member of the team,” said Don Citarella. “They had some great ideas for their clients and were looking for assistance with implementation. Before I knew it, I was included in creative meetings with their clients, brainstorming sessions to generate new ideas and strategy meetings for moving forward. I’ve never seen a team operate so well together, so quickly. The quality of the work they do is outstanding.”
Nine months after the initial meeting, Heartbeat continues to employ ERA404 subcontractors on- and off-site for a variety of their projects. “The folks at ERA404 have delivered for us time and time again, said Heartbeat President, Jonah Meyers. “The quality of their creative coupled with their knowledge of the latest development techniques keeps them ahead of the game.”
ERA404 is best known for their work with Sanrio’s Hello Kitty’s 30th Anniversary at theRockefeller Center (11/04), the Target Holiday Boat (Christmas 2002), and Target Benchmark’s Central Park at Christie’s (11/03).
Upcoming work for ERA404 includes The Herb Ritts Foundation’s online presence, andJonathan Safran Foer’s web site for his new novel, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.
Established in August 2001, ERA404 Creative Group, Inc. is a New York-based design, development and marketing agency which shoulders an impressive list of clients ranging from not-for-profit organizations to Fortune-1000 companies nationwide.