It’s Live: 1st Door Software


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I’m excited to announce the launch of 1st Door Software’s new website, it can be found at 1stDoor.com. This was one of the funnest sites I’ve had the pleasure of building, much of the pleasure came from my exploration and convergence of HTML5, CSS3 & jQuery. All of these tools working together made for an easy development process and some clean interactivity. Unfortunately due to some confidentiality issues we weren’t able to launch the site with all of the applications that 1st Door Software had developed, but more will be added soon.

1st Door Software - Homepage - HTML5

1st Door Software - XF Diary - jQuery & CSS3

Letterpress is Magic


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John Myers from 1st Door Software approached me in February about redesigning his website and creating a new logo for his business. John develops very high quality applications for iOS so he needs to represent that quality with his first impression, be it the website or a business card. Today, a website has depth and an unlimited canvas to tell a story, but a business card as a medium truly limits designers in many ways. A high quality business card goes a long way when creating an initial impression. Business card production can be done through internet vendors in a very inexpensive way but for 1st Door Software it was important that we created a unique and high quality card that represented their brand and in this case letterpress printing was the best process for the job.

Denver based print shop, Foils & Dies have been letterpress printing for over 20 years and after seeing just a few of the business cards they had printed in the past I knew they were the perfect company for the job. The letterpress typically uses magnesium or copper dies that a inked and smashed on top the paper to create a mild indentation that is a reverse of the die. Letterpress as trade is slowly fading away so I was very excited to have the opportunity to use the process, here are a few shots of the print shop and the final results.

Business Card Design - Denver - 1st Door Software

1st Door Software - Business Cards

Foils & Dies Denver

Letterpress Denver

Denver’s Ink Monstr wraps Red Bull helicopter


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For sometime now, Reed & the crew over at Ink Monstr has been printing and vinyl wrapping vehicles for local business in Denver, as well as the occasional tour bus for action sports companies. So it’s no surprise that Red Bull approached them with the challenge of wrapping their new helicopter. From the looks of the time lapse shot by Six Eleven they had no problem with creating a perfect wrap.

Red Bull Helicopter wrapped by Ink Monstr

Red Bull Helicopter in flight

Type On Colfax || .01 || Sans Serif


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Denver is a pretty amazing city architecturally speaking, in a lot of ways it seems to be stuck in this mid-century ultra modern funk where you can drive down the street and see houses straight from the Jetsons or 007. I’m personally a fan of it, in a lot of ways I think Denver is a child of true design. Growing up on the east coast the urban landscapes are truly historic and modern design in architecture is a rare sight, so I notice the difference in Denver. One of the first things I noticed when I strolled Colfax for the first time, apart from crackheads were signs with unique and well designed typography.

Here is the first series of Type On Colfax, the San Serifs.

Tommys Thai - San Serif

Breathe Yoga

Calvant Barbershop

Aladdin Liquor

3014 Bar - Russian Sans

It’s Live: ARC USA


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After a month of design and development we have launched out latest WordPress site for the Australian Resource Conference. The Australian Resource Conference site uses Derek Pusalan’s Grid Focus at the core theme but has heavily customized. Among the clean design and rich corporate colors you will notice the dynamic content such as real time industry news feeds from The Australian and Twitter feeds.

Check out the live site here.

ARC has been a great client to work with and we hope to have the opportunity to work with them again soon!