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New Work: Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects

stelle homepage

We recently wrapped up the website for Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects, an award winning firm located in Bridgehampton, NY. Krate worked with the team at Stelle Lomont Rouhani on a full website redesign and identity refresh.

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10 Years of Krate

Krate 10 Paper (photo courtesy David Yang)

Ten years and over 500 projects later we continue to count ourselves lucky for the opportunity to do good work. To mark the decade, we published the “Krate 10″ newspaper (if you’d like one, let us know) and celebrated at our Long Island City studio with many of our local clients, partners, and friends.

Krate designer, Annie Ryan, tireously helped pull it all together, including our forest chalkboard illustration. Click below to see what three hours looks like distilled down to 15 seconds.

New Work: Industry Capital

Industry Capital Navigation

Industry Capital is a private equity firm investing in real assets globally and managing more than $1.7 billion in discretionary assets.

Krate developed the new responsive, multi-language website for Industry Capital in partnership with design agency Point One Percent.

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New Work: Digital Signage for Saint Peter’s Church

Saint Peter's Church Digital Signage

Saint Peter’s Church hired Krate to design an integrated digital signage system for their building. Merging design with technology, Krate built a system of LCD monitors to display multiple feeds pulled from an internal calendar system and the Saint Peter’s website. The system, powered by custom configured Android micro-PCs, streamlines internal communication, increases visibility of upcoming events, eliminates the need for printed schedules and provides an aesthetic solution, tailor-made for the Vignelli designed church.

New Work: Alex Mill

Alex Mill Website Product Page

We worked with clothing company Alex Mill to design and build an e-commerce website for the growing brand. The mission of Alex Mill, to create a man’s perfect uniform, shines through in the site’s simplicity and small details.

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New Work: Washington Square Park Conservancy

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The Washington Square Park Conservancy is a not for profit organization that works with the New York City Parks Department and neighborhood groups to ensure that NYC’s iconic Washington Square Park continues as a diverse and historical urban green space.

Krate worked with the design team at Doyle Partners and WSPC staff to launch a new website that will be the go-to resource for news, events, and gatherings in and around the park.

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The Roundup

Link Roundup

It’s been a whirlwind summer here at Krate – frankly, we can’t believe it’s almost over. We’ve been busy, with some great things in the works – and while we’re prepping those for launch, here are this week’s dev- and design-related finds to tide you over:

That’s all for now, but check back in two weeks for more!

The Roundup

Link Roundup

Summer typically consists of Summer Fridays, beaches, flip-flops, BBQ and the occasional frolicking. And even though we’re busy doing all the activities listed, we can’t forget to include The Roundup.

Functionality vs. Flexibility – Two Approaches to WordPress Development

Two Approaches to WordPress Development

Here at Krate, we recently wrapped up development on two sites with a great deal in common. Both were sites for businesses, aimed at their potential customers. They called for many of the same features – features like responsive-ready design, fairly traditional page-subpage content structures, contact forms, multimedia areas, and modular content like FAQs and employee bio pages, to name a few. And in both cases, the clients requested that we build the sites in WordPress, for ease of maintenance. But despite having so many shared elements, the development process for these two sites ended up being radically different – and gave us some unexpected insight into two contrasting ways to approach a WordPress project. Continue Reading