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Martin Schapiro Digital Creative Studio
Graphic Design & Web Development Identity Projects

Category Identity

  • Bill Nye surprised when beaker explodes animated gif
  • Bill says Science Rules gif
  • Consider the following gif from Bill Nye Film kickstarter campaign
  • rewards infographic
  • Bill Nye walking around the lab
  • BIll Nye with filmmakers David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg

Structure Films raised $859,425 through Kickstarter for their Bill Nye Film project. For the campaign I develop graphics based on the quirky segments and 90’s-era graphics from Nye’s original PBS/Disney TV show. We were able to tap into a generational nostalgia for Nye’s science-education enthusiasm and blow way past their $650,000 goal. Science Rules!

  • Couple3 homepage
  • Couple3 about
  • Couple3 contact
  • Couple3 film page
  • Couple3 film page

Couple3 Films’ portfolio site makes plain their interest in science by presenting the visitor a periodic table of their film work. Their logo development was also a big part of this project.

Bay Area Graduate Symposium

bayareagradsymposium.com

Design / Identity

  • Bay Area Graduate Symposium in Art History, Film, and Media call for papers
  • Bay Area Graduate Symposium in Art History, Film, and Media homepage
  • Bay Area Graduate Symposium in Art History, Film, and Media 2013 schedule
  • Bay Area Graduate Symposium in Art History, Film, and Media 2012 homepage
  • Bay Area Graduate Symposium in Art History, Film, and Media 2012 speakers
  • Bay Area Graduate Symposium in Art History, Film, and Media 2012 keynote

The Bay Area Graduate Symposium brings together academics from a variety of California institutions. Promoting the event with website instead of a poster allowed the organizing committee to create a registration tool that let them estimate attendance for sponsors and provide directions and details about their speakers to attendees.

  • Cat Trick homepage splash
  • Cat Trick homepage
  • Cat Trick sections view
  • Cat Trick bio section
  • Cat Trick sections closed view

Cat Trick Films, an up-start production company based in San Francisco, needed help building a brand. I collaborated with the three primary filmmakers to produce a fun, fresh portfolio site to showcase their talent and attract new clients. The site uses Javascript to simulate folders opening and closing, allowing the viewer to show and hide portfolio categories.

  • Lana Wilson homepage
  • Lana Wilson press page
  • Lana Wilson films page

Lana Wilson is an Emmy Award winning documentary filmmaker. Her website presents her projects and relevant press clippings. The site was designed to quietly present it’s content and the design foregrounds the identity mark I designed for Lana’s personal brand.

  • Synapse homepage layout
  • Synapse article headline
  • Synapse article view
  • Synapse footer
Development for Drupal by Kalamuna

UCSF’s student newspaper, Synapse, hired Kalamuna to develop a new home as they began to see their readers move online. Kalamuna brought me on to work up a visual design and new brand identity. Together we built a bright, clean site.