July 11th, 2010
We designed this T-shirt for a friend at our client, Adobe. His family does an annual summer camp retreat. It's 65 degrees and foggy here in SF in July, but now we can't stop thinking about s'mores!
June 29th, 2010
We've signed up to again work with Out & Equal Workplace Advocates to create all of their 2010/2011 marketing communication and summit materials, and a redesign of their website.
April 29th, 2010
Ease required a new website that better served their expanding company and distinguished it from their two main competitors in the field of entertainment payroll and accounting. We re-envisioned their web presence as a resource tool for their client base, and created the imagery throughout the site. We built this sleek, easy to navigate site over Wordpress, the open source content management system.
April 28th, 2010
Another website built on Wordpress. We're just smitten with this open source content management system. We're loving the way we can marry our designs to this robust platform, and our clients are loving it, too. Why? Because with no coding experience, they can easily maintain the site on their own—update text, photos and other media, create pages, maintain a blog—without waiting for, or incurring the costs of, a webmaster. You should ask us if Wordpress is the right CMS for your business. See other work we've done for this talented Chanteuse.
April 18th, 2010
April 6th, 2010
We designed a series of email blasts for Paycor, the national payroll service provider.
March 28th, 2010
We couldn't stop ourselves from using REAL BAD's tagline as the head for this post (no, we didn't write it. Drats! But we did write the headline on the home page.) REAL BAD is the mega-sized fundraising event of San Francisco's Folsom Street Fair. They've raised over $1 million that has been distributed to organizations that create local impact, sustainable results and/or measurable change, especially in the areas of civil rights, community development, social services, HIV/AIDS and other health-related issues.
REAL BAD needed a website redesign that reflected the mood and magnitude of their event, and they required a site that didn't rely a webmaster to make the frequent content changes they desired. We built the site using Radiant on Ruby on Rails and created a friendly client interface that makes it simple to update all content on the site.
See the site here.
March 7th, 2010
We're working with this talented, resourceful residential architecture firm to refresh their brand and update their marketing materials. The first phase was a retooling of their logo.
March 3rd, 2010
The inspired and tireless Tracy Swedlow asked us to again handle her print and signage needs for InteractiveTV Today's annual event, The Television Show of Tomorrow, at Yerba Buena Center for the arts. We developed the core visuals, and created event signage, the program, and brochures.
February 11th, 2010
Our second CD package design for this remarkable French Chanteuse. The disk is a mix of raga-style drones, Sanskrit chants, soundscapes, jazz and classical inflections sung in French. Check it out!
December 15th, 2009
We designed the LordRifa CD package which will be out early in the new year.
December 9th, 2009
Tags: fine art
Wm and Rebecca Szeto will be part of the Activspace/Berkeley Open Studios on Saturday and Sunday, December 12th and 13th from 11am to 6pm. ActivSpace/Berkeley is at 2703 7th Street, Berkeley.
I'll be showing "Looking Down," a series of photographic sketches chronicling the half-life of street detritus, as well as a series of small acrylic portraits on paper
You can see the invitation or see more of my fine art.
November 25th, 2009
We've been contracted by Ease Entertainment to recreate their web presence. Ease is a Beverly Hills company that provides payroll and guidance on production incentives for film and television projects.
November 13th, 2009
Betty Roi's new CD, "La Chanteuse de Paris", is a beautiful collection of the songs she grew up with. We (digitally) transported Betty back to Paris to create this CD package.
November 6th, 2009
It's just amazing what people will say about you if you send them a box of really good cookies. Read what clients have been writing about us here.
October 25th, 2009
We're working on 2 CD packages for the great chanteuse, Betty Roi, and a more metal disk for Lordrifa. This studio has got TUNES!
October 23rd, 2009
Based in Honolulu, Hawaiian Energy provides clean, reliable, and affordable renewable energy solutions to businesses throughout the Hawaiian Islands. We updated the company's visual identity while maintaining their original, hand-drawn logo and crafted a website that leverages the company's local roots.
October 7th, 2009
Out and Equal Workplace Advocates hosted its annual international Workplace Summit, the premier conference on LGBT issues in the workplace, in Disneyworld. We provided the creative direction and design for the event, developing its visual theme and advertising campaign and all event materials, from invitations and email blasts to the 168-page program book and event signage.
You can see the full program book here.
October 1st, 2009
August 4th, 2009
We designed and developed a fitting website to show off the work of Ixia, one of San Francisco's premiere floral designers. Just in time for it to be named a Google Favorite by Stanlee Gatti, who said "Other than my own studio, this is the finest flower shop anywhere." We have to agree: we're always taking out-of-town guests passed their gorgeous window displays.
August 4th, 2009
We developed the identity and letterpressed stationery system for Koltun Attorney, a small San Francisco legal practice. The website is built on the Wordpress platform, which allows the firm to easily update the site with no technical training.
July 30th, 2009
Intuit engaged us to rethink a series of print ads to be placed in accounting magazines. We redirected their previous ads, focusing the spreads on personal stories of accountants who increased profits using Paycycle's easy-to-use online payroll.
June 15th, 2009
Sunflower Wellness is a non-profit that provides therapeutic movement and exercise for people living with cancer. They're a great group of people, doing important work. Receiving a cancer diagnosis is typically catastrophic. Although research supports the positive effects of exercise during and after treatment, patients and medical professionals often lack the expertise for creating an effective and sustainable exercise program. Sunflower Wellness's exercise programs are offered in health clubs and clinical settings.
April 23rd, 2009
Justrich Design, an interior design firm, needed something more substantial than a brochure to hand to their discriminating clientele. We thought a small book, no more than pocket size at 5.5" square, would be a memorable way to showcase some of their best projects. You can see the entire book here.
April 13th, 2009
We were awarded the contract to design and produce all print and event materials for Out & Equal Workplace Advocates. O&E is a national non-profit that advocates workplace equality for all sexual orientations and gender identities. We worked with O&E to refine their business identity and subordinate their various sub-brands to the primary brand. We designed and produced templates for email blasts, visual themes and invitations for several events, and conference materials for their annual summit in Orlando.
September 28th, 2008
August 23rd, 2008
Travers Lasik is a Lasik eye surgery center in Raleigh, NC. Travers came to us because of the work we'd done for LasikPlus, the national Lasik chain. We designed this start-up center's logo and website.
March 10th, 2008
March 1st, 2008
We teamed with a great crew to launch Organic Style Magazine, an interactive online publication about the green lifestyle. We developed the format, and then art directed and produced the issues, which were edited by Bill Marken, formerly editor-in-chief of Sunset. You can see three full issue of Organic Style here.
December 25th, 2007
The publishers of Benefit Magazine contracted us to create a smart, glossy, bi-monthly about the lifestyle of philanthropy. We developed the organization's logo and marketing materials, and, as design director, handled concepting, art assignments, and design, as well as overseeing production.
See full issues here.
August 27th, 2007
July 15th, 2006
We refined the identity of this financial services organization, creating a new logo, website and suite of sales materials. See NorthStar.
March 12th, 2006
We've been keeping pretty darn busy these last few months. Some of our recent projects include:
Brown & Co. Real Estate / Rebranding, stationery system, website, marketing brochures
LasikPlus / e-mail marketing
Onmark / Advisory Board event identity, event signage and materials
Yoga du Soleil / Identity, print collateral, website
Angel B / Identity
NextStep / Identity, stationery system, print collateral
Potrero Post / Identity, stationery system, marketing brochure, Audio CD packaging
Monster Desserts / Retail interior branding
Moore-Wallace / Direct marketing campaign
June 5th, 2005
Whatever it is that keeps the ideas bubbling doesn't go away after work hours. Sometimes it sends Wm to the painting studio, and sometimes it follows him home and makes him tinker, rearrange, design furniture, etc. The BHG article, by West Coast Editor Paige Porter, talks about the remodel of Wm's Edwardian condo and the need for solutions to everyday design problems. Catch it on newsstands now, or see it here.
May 13th, 2005
Tags: fine art
The Spring Show, May/be, was curated by Stacey Bellis, Corporate General Manager of Franklin Bowles Galleries. There are photos of the reception, which drew in over 700 art goers, on Alan Bamberger's Art Business site. See Wm's fine art site.
November 24th, 2004
A chapter (The Castro Residence) of the book San Francisco Houses from Te Neues Publishing Company was dedicated to Wm's Edwardian flat.
November 21st, 2004
Wm teamed with Sutherland Corporation to create a marketing strategy, sales materials, and booth design for Active Decisions for the BAI Retail Delivery Conference & Expo 2004. Wm provided the concept, copywriting, and design for the booth and the marketing materials. See more of our work for Active Decisions.
November 12th, 2004
After the success of last year's executive golf event at Crystal Springs, BEA Systems again turned to us as to develop visual identities for their 2004 events at Copper Creek (Toronto) and Mansion Ridge (Monroe, NY). We created invitations, branded gifts, and over 50 pieces of event signage. See more of our work for BEA Systems.
October 22nd, 2004
Tags: fine art
Open Studios at the Belcher Galleries continues to attract increasingly large crowds of art-goers every year. We're excited to be handling their promotion, and William feels fortunate to be one of the resident artists! See our work for Belcher Galleries and visit William's fine art site at williamsalit.com.
October 15th, 2004
Wm began working with Harvest and the architectural firm of Morgan Live Work Play in late 2003 to rebrand the upscale market and its new SOMA location. The space was ready for the big day, with a new logo and identity, packaging, uniforms, window graphics, banners, bags, and interior signage. Hundreds of guests, vendors, and local bigwigs were plied with food and wine and jazz, and a grand time was had by all. See more of our work for Harvest Urban Market.
July 6th, 2004
Click on the photo gallery to see before and after pix!