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HERBRITTS.com features the largest collection of the late photographer’s work online, while offering the opportunity to explore every aspect of his career. Dozens of editorial examples, advertising tear sheets, book spreads, and museum installation photos mixed together demonstrate how Ritts’ work embedded itself into popular culture.
The site also features an interactive timeline of Herb Ritts’ life and visitors are able to see examples of Ritts’ directing work, including award-winning music videos and commercials. Further insight is offered into the Foundation’s history and mission: to advance the art of photography and support HIV/AIDS causes in a manner that reflects the spirit and values exemplified by Herb Ritts during his lifetime.
“ERA404 proved to be the best one-stop design studio. They take the time to understand their client’s needs, insure a strong web presence and provide unparalleled technical support.”
Mark McKenna, CEO
Herb Ritts Foundation
Five years after our launch of her previous site, journalist, taste-maker, world traveler, hostess, Southerner, Sunday painter, and outdoors lover, Frances Schultz, approached ERA404 about a new strategy to focus on her writings, readings, and paintings.
The new FrancesSchultz.com—designed for mobile and tablet users—promotes her work on social media and helps readers: engage with her through her appearances schedule, social media options, and article comments, peruse a gallery of her oil paintings, and purchase her acclaimed book, The Bee Cottage Story.
Upon completion of the project, we asked Frances if she was pleased with the work.
“You are bound to have a guaranteed place in heaven.”
Ron Voller of LDJ Productions hired ERA404 to illustrate booths for Devachan Salon’s traveling sales booth for trade shows. Conceptual sketches quickly visualize multiple ideas for clients without spending excess cost and time on to-scale CAD renderings or 3D modeling. Typically, upon the client’s approval of a direction, ERA404 will then create architectural renderings of the selected pieces.
After three years, Beth Temple returned to ERA404 to revamp her consultancy site. Following the launch of bethtemple4u.com in the Spring of 2012, user analytics guided the shift in strategy to the areas where her customers most responded: her publications.
With this understanding and the data to support it, ERA404 created a user experience to drive traffic to her posts on LinkedIn and her presentations on SlideShare. The fully responsive one-page site heavily promotes the split calls-to-action of directing users to follow her through social media, and contact her through multiple preferred methods.
“I am a 2x happy client. Great design, great tech. ’nuff said.”
Francesco Tamburriello of Pangea Water, hired ERA404 to redesign the labels for their popular brand of Italian Natural Spring Water. The design of the labels complement Pangea’s uniqueness in that it’s “distilled by time and nature, at heights where pollution can’t reach it.”
The labels come in two varieties—sparkling and still—and feature an image of the Italian Alps under an embossed logo with silver and blue foil stamping.
Summit Imaging has been a leader in endoscopy imaging and patient data management products for 15 years. With their launch of a new product for interventional spine and pain management physicians, they approached ERA404 to create a new umbrella brand for the growing suite of products.
We’re proud to announce the launch of the I3 Advantage product suite, with it’s flagship product, Interventional Spine. Over the next few months, this brand will expand to encompass the award-winning product for endoscopy, I3 Advantage: EndoManager, and continue to unify all upcoming imaging, information, and integration products in different specializations.
We’ve worked with Summit on the strategy of the marketing, design their new identity, stationery system, and interface design, as well as multiple promotional and collateral materials for sales and marketing.