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October 11, 2013
  A website redesign brings a brand in focus
 
 
Intequus had an industry identity issue. They are leaders providing custom hardware solutions for big-deal corporations like Netflix. But their previous website made them seem like less than that.
Stormship started by reviewing and streamlining the Intequus’ previous messaging and marketing visuals, which worked on their own but not collectively. “Stormship did a fantastic job at taking our divergent messaging and visuals and guide us to define the Intequus brand.” says David Guzzi, VP & General Manager of Intequus. The redesigned website—custom built in WordPress in a way that clearly conveyed Intequus’ product offerings to their enterprise-level customers—positioned Intequus as the major industry player that they are.
 
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October 9, 2013
  Progress Software evolves. Stormship gets involved.
 
 
Stormship has been involved with Progress Software  since 2010 as a key design partner. Progress recently updated their OpenEdge product line and needed a set of videos that touted new features. They also wanted the new videos to advance a recent evolution of the Progress brand through their motion design. Stormship managed the entire production of 3 videos, including the scriptwriting, motion graphics design and storyboarding, voiceover recording, and video production.The resulting three videos are the beginning of a full series conveying the advantages of OpenEdge in a new visually compelling style.
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October 5, 2013
  New England School of Photography 2013-2014 Catalog
 
 

Stormship recently completed the 2013-2014 New England School of Photography Catalog.

“It’s designed and built for longevity. The layouts are smart. We can update the photos to keep the catalogue fresh, for the next few years, yet keep the design intact. They make it look easy.”— Alison Geehan, NESOP Vice President, Business Operations.

You can preview the viewbook design here in our portfolio, or view the full book design on ISSUU.

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October 4, 2013
  Making Better Presentations, One Deck at a Time
 
 

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People are often challenged with creating an effective PowerPoint for a presentation. There are the issues of creating the content and graphics on a rapidly approaching deadline. So how do you go about building a great PPT deck?

Our normal response is “Let us do it for you!”, but there are times where that’s not feasible. So we’ve put together a presentation that outlines the “recipe” for making better PowerPoint (or Keynote or Prezi) presentations. We’ve uploaded the deck to SlideShare and you can view it by clicking this link.

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November 5, 2012
  Envipco is Redesigning the Beverage Container Recovery Experience
 
 

You may be familiar with beverage container recycling machines—the ones that you see at supermarkets. Envipco, a world leader in the industry, asked us to create an engaging interface for their newly designed family of Reverse Vending Machines. We were asked to design a user interface that takes advantage of their new high-resolution color LCD display. 3-dimensional images allow the user to easily identify the accepted container types. While color, and bright friendly icons convey the machine’s status to the user—ready, warning, or error. And the user has an uninterrupted tally of deposited containers and cash value. See the results here.

In addition to designing the UI, Stormship created a new print collateral system that highlights the features and benefits of these machines, as well as Envipco’s other recycling systems and industry-leading technologies.

Stormship’s work followed a redesign of Envipco’s Reverse Vending Machines (RVM) recently completed by Thomas Swyst Product Design.

 
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August 17, 2012
  Progress Software: Responsive Customer Engagment video
 
 

Progress Software came to us to create a new style for their online videos. After a fun and fast-paced creative session, this direction was chosen. It was a fresh new style and allowed them a compelling framework to highlight various vertical markets while giving them a consistent look and feel across the board. The first video spotlights their Responsive Customer Engagement.

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August 10, 2012
  Producing videos for profit. (Nimble’s, that is)
 
 

Stormship has maintained a number of long-standing client relationships over the years. We’d like to think that it has something to do with the quality of our work, our desire to work as part of the client’s team, and our ability to meet challenging deadlines on occasion. Maybe all three.

Fred Love of Nimble Storage is one of those clients who keeps coming back to Stormship. When asked why, he cited similar reasons to those stated above—proof that we’re not making this stuff up. And while Fred noted that we have created “almost a dozen video projects in six years” with him, he also said “Stormship made us look like a more established player, and that has an immediate impact on our bottom line.” That kind of feedback is worth a million to us.

The result of our latest collaboration is the Nimble Storage 3-Minute Overview video.

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August 9, 2012
  The Cloudnerd Chronicles—an infographic comic book mash-up
 
 

Infographics are not a new marketing trend. Like 80’s clothes, they just came back in style. And coincidentally, so has the popularity of comic book heroes. It may seem like an odd combination, but they both provide an excellent opportunity for the left and right sides of our brain to meet in the middle. Accompanying factual information with visual aids helps the audience better understand the data.

So there you have it—the inspiration for the Cloudnerd Chronicles, a marketing piece used at EMCWorld—developed for EMC’s Cloud Storage group—that highlights the benefits of the Atmos Cloud Storage Solution.

Besides, who can pass up an opportunity for a little nerd humor?

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October 28, 2011
  Large format graphics, interactive displays, print collateral and a good attitude.
 
 

You can spend months getting ready for a tradeshow, but the final stages are critical. Working with a team that’s got your back is key. With five years of experience providing graphic solutions for SunEdison, we were up for the challenge. Expand on the current brand for the booth graphics—check. Add a fresh spin to the interactive displays—check. Help make the client’s event a success—check.

If you have a large scale event or project coming up, contact us to learn how we can help your team make it a success.

View the SunEdison interactive »

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September 15, 2011
  Props to the Chief
 
 

When Josh Hayes—original founder of Stormship—needed a new website to showcase his storyboard and illustration portfolio, he naturally turned to his good friends at Stormship. We’ve stayed close since 1992 when Josh moved out to LA to start a new career in the movie industry. Who would have guessed this alumni of Mass College of Art and Design from York, Maine would be rubbing shoulders with the elite of LA’s television and film industry. (We got to do an X-Files promo project with him once!)

From Josh’s bio:
As an art director and creative consultant Josh has worked with Warner Brothers, Walt Disney, Twentieth Century Fox, Columbia/TriStar, IBM, Fidelity Investments, Charles Schwab and many others.

As an LA based storyboard artist, Josh shares a close working relationship with many of the top directors in the industry having worked with the likes of Gore Verbinski, Barry Levinson, Sydney Pollack, Rob Reiner, Michael Bay, and Kathryn Bigelow among others. Over the past fifteen years he’s also storyboarded more than 3,000 commercials including dozens for Super Bowl spots for clients such as Apple, McDonald’s, Intel, Budweiser, Audi, Coca Cola, Nike, Lexus, MasterCard, and American Express.

Josh is also active in network television, having boarded episodes of the series Heroes, Chuck, ER, The Bernie Mac Show, The West Wing, The X-Files, and Saving Grace to name a few. He has also worked on J.J Abrams and Jerry Bruckheimer pilots. His feature film credits include: Elavator Men, Rango, Feast, Alex and Emma, Slow Burn, Cats & Dogs, Kiss the Girls and Hush. He has also boarded several award winning independent short films and even an opening segment for the 2000 Academy Awards.

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