They were once like you, then we partnered to build bigger, better, bolder solutions. We call them sandcastles.

Built a new image for Santa Monica College’s Interaction Design Bachelor’s Degree Program.

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Challenge

Help give a voice and face to a program still finding its footing to boost enrollment and generate industry support. Oh, and finish the project before the first students graduate in 10 weeks!

impact

Delivered in depth user research, design, and development on time and under budget.

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Santa Monica College

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Launched a student-focused website for the 60 million dollar Center for Media and Design.

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On a very limited budget - Introduce the local community and a student body with diverse priorities to a new 60 million dollar Media & Design campus.

impact

Santa Monica College was so satisfied with the new site, they hired us for an additional project within 6 months.

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Center for Media and Design

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Introduced a local business to UX research and discovered new business opportunities.

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Setup a system to reveal what’s working, not working, and growth opportunities.

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Delivered in-depth clientele research and revealed new business, service, and marketing opportunities. They now know their customer groups, why they prefer them over others, new services they can offer, and how to reach a new audience that was right in front of their eyes.

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Rockreation Los Angeles Sport Climbing Center

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Designed an app for a disruptive startup in the tech and cryptocurrency space.

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Design an MVP based on the needs of users and ramp up our knowledge of cryptocurrency in a pinch to design the intricacies of the mobile app experience.

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NDA

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Supermassive

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Designed a customer-facing dashboard for easy control of home IoT devices.

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Understand and design an easy-to-use modular interface for Kirio users to interact with their IoT devices without access to Kirio users.

impact

Designed and developed the front-end of the customer-facing dashboard based on our user research and persona development in under a month.

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Kirio

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Helped communities avoid thousands of dollars in expensive street cleaning tickets.

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Build a device-agnostic solution to help diverse communities avoid expensive street cleaning tickets.

impact

The service helped its users save over $500,000 in street cleaning tickets.

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Research
Design
Design
Development
Development

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Internal Project

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An invitation from Orhan Basak, managing director at Playground vision, invites you to work with us for your media projects.

Visualized the track record colleges for the California Community College Chancellor's Office.

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Challenge

Work with 15 community colleges to design succinct and unified infographics in two weeks to deliver to the state.

impact

Delivered 15 infographics plus a summary infographic on time. The state of California extended Santa Monica College's first-ever bachelor's program.

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California Community College Chancellor's Office

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Created video snippets to guide new students applying to SMC's only bachelorette program.

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Understand where incoming students need guidance and address their questions with video content that can be used by counselors, faculty, and the social media team. We needed to work closely with SMC faculty and staff to outline and film each episode in 3 months. Most importantly, we needed to make the videos short and informative.

impact

Videos are frequently used by counselors via email reducing time spent answering the same questions. New students find the videos useful: "I would suggest anyone who is interested in the program to watch the videos, they were very helpful." "These videos were really simple and easy to follow." The videos were recently placed on the SMC IxD website as well.

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Santa Monica College

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Inspired millions of fans with heartfelt stories from the Motocross Championships for Red Bull & KTM.

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Challenge

Edit micro scenes and social media teasers for the series. Deliver a consistent narrative that aligns with the vision of Red Bull Media House for over a dozen episodes under tight deadlines.

impact

Delivered 16 episodes on time. The stories connected with the audience: "Goosebump episode," "Red Bull puts out the best motocross docu-series hands down, "Whomever is making these needs a raise," "I only drink water but I'll buy red bull just to support these series."

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Red Bull Media House & Trust Content

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Built an international web presence for a B2B industrial hardware supplier.

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Challenge

Build a new, targeted, and on-brand B2B site that communicates to an overseas audience.

impact

Established a web presence in a highly competitive market.

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Askew Industrial

Partner

An image of a local business. Playground vision introduces small businesses to UX to help them make informed decisions, identify new business opportunities and areas for improvement.

Small business? Adapt and thrive.

Did you know that tech giants make adjustments in small, totally doable, itsy bitsy ways? They use a simple UX process to learn things from their customers, then make tweaks they'll love. This way they reduce risk, find new opportunities, and build their brand together with their customers, creating a lasting bond.

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