Wall-to-Wall Studios Designs Website for Colgate University

November 7, 2012


Wall-to-Wall Studios designed the new website for Colgate University, a highly selective liberal arts institution located in Hamilton, NY that is known for its academic excellence and interdisciplinary inquiry. Project highlights included the streamlining of the previous site’s 3,100+ pages via an intensive interactive strategy and architecture process, the migration of the university's alumni content from another web environment into the new site, significant interaction with social media channels, responsive design deployment providing a positive user interface across devices (desktop, tablet, mobile), utilization of WordPress for blogs/news and a new design that truly gives a sense of the beautiful campus and the special things happening there. W|W collaborated with OpenArc, a web development partner, to handle implementation of the new design into Sitefinity 5.1, a content management system based on ASP.NET by Telerik. Special thanks to the Colgate web, IT and marketing teams for their assistance throughout the project.  Who knew that the number 13 could be considered lucky?

View the Colgate University website, www.colgate.edu

categories: Launches, Partnership

A Reminder from Wall-to-Wall Studios. Go Vote!

November 1, 2012


As a continuation of the branding agency's efforts earlier this year to support the AIGA's Get Out The Vote campaign, Wall-to-Wall Studios added some new poster designs to the mix and joined forces with our friends at Copies at Carson to reinforce the non-partisan message. Go vote!

View the initial set of Get Out The Vote designs from Wall-to-Wall Studios.

categories: Partnership, Event

Wall-to-Wall Designs Integrated Marketing Campaign for Silk Scream Horror Film Screening

October 25, 2012


Wall-to-Wall Studios designed the integrated marketing campaign for the third annual Silk Scream event, an Asian horror film screening by Silk Screen. Real duct tape was used as a mixed media design component for various materials including posters, cards, signage, and videos. The event takes place Thursday October 25th and Friday October 26th, 7:00 pm (doors at 6:30 pm), at Point Park University, GRW Hall, 414 Wood ST, University Center.

Visit www.silkscreenfestival.org for more details.

View the 2011 Silk Scream integrated marketing campaign.


A promotional video showcases victims who are "duct up".



Signage for the event was created with duct tape and cardboard.


categories: Launches, Partnership, Event

Wall-to-Wall Studios to speak at RE:DESIGN Conference in Portland

October 21, 2012

ReDesign Conference, Portland


The landscape of design and advertising is evolving constantly and irrevocably. What’s new? What’s the same? What must we let go of? What do we need to (re)learn? We're honored that our pal Eric Heiman of Volume Inc. has asked us to be a part of the upcoming "RE:DESIGN/Creative Directors" conference, October 29-30 in Portland, OR. The focus is on small-scale peer-based conversations (digital technology, social networking, social change), and we're excited to participate (at the funky Kennedy School, no less). Co-founder Bernard Uy will be presenting our topic, "I Laughed, I Cried, I Remembered: How Humor, Emotion and Wit make for Memorable Branding.See you there.


P.S. Looking forward to (re)connecting with our 1st ever W|W employee, Mike Lemme, now a bigwig at the awesome Duncan Channon.

categories: People, Event

Wall-to-Wall Studios Sponsors Second NOISE Concert, Benefiting GTECH Strategies

October 17, 2012


NOISE V2 takes place 9:00 pm on Friday, October 19 at 6119 Penn Ave. Powered by Wall-to-Wall Studios, NOISE is a performance series that showcases the intersection of design, art, and music. Proceeds for Friday's show will benefit Wall-to-Wall Studios' client and friend, GTECH Strategies.

More information: www.welcometonoise.com



The promotional video created by Wall-to-Wall Studios.



The poster design for the event is connected to GTECH Strategies by representing the scientific theory of music's effect on plant growth.

categories: Launches, Partnership, Event

Wall-to-Wall Studios' Integrated Campaign Designed for URA Pittsburgh Wins Gold Economic Develop Award from IEDC

October 8, 2012


The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) received a Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award for the Integrated Investor Prospectus and Campaign designed by Wall-to-Wall Studios from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The world’s largest independent non-profit membership and research organization devoted exclusively to the field of economic development, the IEDC helps economic development professionals create high-quality jobs, develop vibrant communities and improve the quality of life in their regions. 


"We recognize the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh for creating innovative and successful strategies to promote economic development in this period of global recovery,” said Jay Moon, IEDC chair. “Our awards honor organizations and individuals for their efforts in creating positive change in communities. The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh demonstrates that they are at the forefront of the economic development profession and are using cutting-edge, effective practices that can be replicated in other communities."


The initiative took an unothrodox approach to a typical annual report via the creation of an "investor prospectus" with print and web/interactive components that showcase how the City of Pittsburgh has evolved through the assistance of the URA. The six foot tall yellow asterisk was fabricated by W|W using foam core, adhesive, razor blades and yellow paint.
View the URA is Everywhere website.
View the URA is Everywhere case study.

categories: Awards, Media, Partnership

Wall-to-Wall Studios' Honolulu Office Expansion-Renovation Ends: Celebration Begins.

October 4, 2012

W|W Takes Flight.


It's not everyday we get to celebrate the completion of an office-expansion-renovation during the same month as our company's 20th Anniversary. (Turns out, it's only like once every twenty years or so.) Time to put away the hammers, paint brushes, drywall screws, dust masks and duct tape. Time to reflect with a cold beverage and DJ Ryan. If you happen to be in Honolulu tonight (Thursday, October 4th), drop by and check out our new digs. (And yes, we now have an actual plane in our lobby.)


Please fasten your seat belts. The Captain has turned on the "Pau Hana" sign. Boarding begins promptly at 5:00pm. Be there, Aloha.

categories: Launches, Event

Wall-to-Wall Studios Hosts AIGA Designer Dialogues: Burgatory Integrated Branding

September 13, 2012


After a several year hiatus, Wall-to-Wall Studios welcomed the return of the AIGA Pittsburgh Designer Dialogues, a frank and open discussion—for AIGA members only—about what really goes into making great design. Wall-to-Wall Studios creative director and co-founder Jay Nesbitt was joined by senior designer Bill Krowinski as they shared an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look into the integrated branding effort for Burgatory. The presentation included candor about the project challenges, design goals and fruition—successes, failures, research, processes and results. Burgatory, a popular Pittsburgh destination restaurant, features one "helluva burger" and "heavenly shakes". Those fortunate enough to attend the session learned about "intuitive branding" and how ground meat + God = Burgatory. 

View the Burgatory integrated branding case study. 

categories: People, Event

Wall-to-Wall Studios Designs Logo & Branding for the Farmers At The Firehouse Market

September 7, 2012


Wall-to-Wall Studios designed the logo, identity and integrated branding for the Farmers At The Firehouse Market In The Strip as the organization celebrates its 10th anniversary. Pittsburgh's original organic and sustainable market was founded in 2002 by pioneering farmers and Slow Food Pittsburgh.  

categories: Launches, Partnership

Worth$hop & Wall-to-Wall Studios - "I Laughed, I Cried, I Remembered: Humor, Emotion & Wit in Branding"

August 28, 2012


Almost all of us are subjected to advertising, branding and marketing messages on a daily basis. Most say this type of messaging is annoying noise that clutters our lives, and much of it ends up being forgettable. However, making an emotional connection can often have the opposite effect: A consumer may choose to remember the brand or messaging because it was, perhaps, unexpected, made them laugh, or even made them cry.


On Thursday, August 30, 2012, HawaiiLife presents their 2nd installment of their Worth$hop Series: "Understanding & Connecting with Affluent Clients." This all-day workshop event is about reaching the affluent market segment, featuing real estate, architecture, finance, media, branding, and a keynote presentation by Michela O'Connor Abrams, President/CEO of DWELL Media Inc.


Wall-to-Wall Studios co-founder Bernard Uy will host a session called: "I Laughed, I Cried, I Remembered," sharing some of the creative agency's client case studies that utilize humor, emotion or wit to outbrand the competition. No kidding. See you at The Modern Honolulu in Waikiki. And bring your own hanky.

categories: People, Event, Honolulu

J.J. Dolan's and Leather Soul Among Hawaii's Fastest 50 Brands

August 9, 2012

Congratulations to our friends and clients over at J.J. Dolan's Pizza & Pub and Leather Soul for being recognized among "Hawaii's Fastest 50" - fifty of the fastest-growing small businesses in the State of Hawaii. Wall-to-Wall Studios has been proud to be your branding partner and we wish you continued growth and success! See you at the celebration.


View the J.J. Dolan's branding case study here.

View the Leather Soul branding case study here.

categories: Awards, People, Event, Honolulu

W|W Designs Event Branding for GTECH Strategies "Two Wheels, Lots of Green"

August 1, 2012


Wall-to-Wall Studios continued its longstanding creative and design collaboration with GTECH Strategies via the design of the event branding for Two Wheels, Lots of Green.  The inaugural event features a bike tour of great greening investments in Pittsburgh and is happening in conjunction with Bike Pittsburgh's 2012 BikeFest. The tour will visit several of the reclamation sites that GTECH Strategies has been working on in East Liberty, Homewood, Larimer, Wilkinsburg and Millvale, and include refreshments and QR-code accessible video stories about the community and site’s transformation. Register for the event on Facebook.

categories: Launches, Event

W|W Pittsburgh Office Seeking Front and Backend Web Developers

August 1, 2012

Wall-to-Wall Studios is looking for interactive developers to fill one (or more) immediate positions in our Pittsburgh, PA office. Our technology stack includes Ruby, Rails, PHP, CakePHP, MySQL, Git, jQuery, OS X, Linux, automated testing, and more. We are aggressively growing our alternative browser & device business (iPhone, iPad, etc.) and deploying Responsive Design solutions for most projects. This is a position in which self-starters and people passionate about the Web will thrive.


Wall-to-Wall Studios is a multidisciplinary strategic creative and branding firm. Founded in 1992, we are a full-service agency headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with a second office in Honolulu, Hawaii. Our work spans many verticals, and we like it that way. We have experience representing the full emotional and aesthetic spectrum. Our clients are diverse - big, small and in between; local, regional and national.



-Develop high-quality Web applications in Ruby on Rails while improving and maintaining an existing MVC code base in PHP
-Make Photoshop mockups come alive in a web browser with master-level HTML, CSS, and JavaScript skills and an eye for detail
-Develop high-quality Web software in a collaborative environment with a team of talented designers


The ideal candidate will:

-Be well-versed in object-oriented programming and have intermediate- to expert-level skills in a language like PHP, Python or Ruby
-Not be afraid to write SQL queries
-Care about building well-designed, user-centric software
-Excel in an open, fast-paced work environment
-Have experience creating applications in these technologies and want to learn
-Have a GitHub account for us to review (please put the link in your resume)
-Keep themselves up to date on the newest trends, tools, and languages


Experience in the following a plus:

-An MVC framework such as CakePHP or Ruby on Rails
-Sass, LESS, and CoffeeScript
-Mastery of a Javascript framework (jQuery, Backbone, Ember, etc.)
-Apache, Nginx
-Git, Github
-Linux system administration
-Unit, Functional, and Acceptance testing
-Responsive design


Perks include:

-A top-of-the-line development setup
-Great learning and collaborative environment
-Diverse range of clients and assignments
-Benefits including medical, dental and vision
-Craft root beer on tap

We're always interested in meeting creative, smart, talented, dedicated team players with a sense of humor. (Hey... maybe that's you.) Show us what you're made of. Good luck.


Apply for this position here.

categories: People

Wall-to-Wall Studios Designs Website for Malone University

July 18, 2012


Wall-to-Wall Studios designed the new website for Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church and located in Canton, Ohio. W|W led the interactive strategy, information architecture, art directory of photography and website design. The website is powered by Omni Update, a 3rd party CMS for higher ed institutions, and W|W provided the vendor with templates and web style guide while overseeing the implementation.

View the Malone University website.

categories: Launches, Partnership

Wall-to-Wall Studios Launches TV Campaign for Hawaii National Bank

July 10, 2012



Wall-to-Wall Studios continued its design and advertising collaboration with Hawaii National Bank via the creation and production of two new television spots titled "Delivery" and "Your Future Life". These particular TV advertisements illustrate how Hawaii National Bank delivers for its customers every day. "A Bank For Life", Hawaii National Bank, has the people and products to help its customers grow.  

View the Hawaii National Bank integrated branding case study.

categories: Launches, Partnership, Honolulu

Wall-to-Wall Studios Welcomes Jen Tanabe, Scott Daimaru and John Dilts

July 9, 2012

Wall-to-Wall Studios is pleased to announce the addition of Jennifer Tanabe as Associate Creative Director, Scott Daimaru as Designer (to the Honolulu office), and John Dilts as Interactive Developer (to the Pittsburgh office).  Jen holds a BFA in Graphic Communications from the School of Art at Washington University in St. Louis.  Prior to joining W|W, Jen worked in a Designer, Art Director and/or Creative Director capacity at Firefly, MVNP, 1013 Integrated and Lewis & Montgomery/Aidia Studio. She has also designed stationery under the name Kinohi Designs that is sold through online retailer TinyPrints.com. Scott received a BS in Graphic Design from The Art Institute of California with an emphasis on print design and motion graphics. Prior to joining W|W, Scott worked in an intern capacity for Dfi Design and Eric Woo Design, both located in Honolulu, HI.  Prior to joining W|W, John worked as a senior developer at Rails Dog and White Canvas and as a developer & consultant at Geezeo. Welcome aboard!

categories: People
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