Experimental archive of Los Angeles related film and architecture research developed for Vectors, a multimedia journal published out of the University of Southern California's School of Cinema-Television. For this project, Greg created a series of illustrated photo collages, accompanying short texts, annotations and guiding taxonomy that were brought to life through an interface designed by our peer Erik Loyer.
Rent to Buy Homes is a small Ontario real estate related business that approached Mission Specialist to develop a simple web presence in early 2008. The resulting customized content management system allows the posting of real estate listings that can be published and managed by the Rent to Buy team.
A research initiative out of the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto required an online space to discuss the rapidly changing landscape of Canadian Identity documents. To this end, we developed a framework which provided an online forum, FAQ and multimedia archive to aid Canadian citizens in obtaining objective information about emerging passport and identification technology and policy. The site architecture was developed to allow the clients to self-publish news and FAQ content and administrate the related forum.
In the Air was a team research project on environmental visualization developed at Medialab-Prado in the fall of 2008. This project required a web interface to house and contextualize a Processing application for visualizing the air quality in downtown Madrid. The work revolved around the development of this software tool as well as a physical prototype/installation - both of these research trajectories had to be documented for promotional and archival purposes very quickly. This minimal HTML/CSS site provides an understated and informational web presence for this ambitious research and lets the work speak for itself.
Fall 2008: In the Air is an ongoing research project investigating atmospheric data visualization initiated by Madrid-based architect Nerea Calvillo. Mission Specialist prepared the initial web presence that documented the production and display of this work as well as related environmental information.
Fall 2008: Targeted web-marketing campaign for Reigo & Bauer, a boutique Toronto architecture firm. A selected project was packaged into a "blog friendly" press kit and directed towards key online design-related publications. Approximately 33% of the blogs contacted opted to publish the material making for a very efficient micro-campaign.
Summer 2008: InfraNet Lab is a Toronto based design research collective who wanted to develop a publishing platform for their project. We advised them on how to structure their site, helped them get started with WordPress (slightly modifying the popular Modicus theme to provide cohesive look and feel) and optimized their workflow for search performance.
Spring 2008: SEO and web-presence consulting stint with the Los Angeles Institute of Architecture and Design. This campaign yielded an increase of 34% to visits, 23% to pageviews, 18% to new visits, an 8% increase in search related traffic and a 52% increase in backlinks across the web over a six-month period.
Spring 2008: In late 2007, award-winning Toronto creative firm Messenger called upon Mission Specialist to help produce promotional materials for OurStage, a website for up-and-coming musicians with a grungy but hip aesthetic. As the site grew we produced internet ads, stationery, CD packaging, SXSW swag and even gingerbread men…