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>NEWS


>2012

Nov. Specimen launches the HTML5/CSS3 rebuild of the website for the San Francisco based architecture firm Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects. The site features a robust responsive/scalable design and dynamic graphic presentation.

Oct. Specimen launches the new HTML5/CSS3 website for the San Francisco based landscape architecture firm Scott Lewis Landscape Architectre. The site features a full screen home page slide show of their beautiful work and a responsive design to highlight their project work.

Oct. Specimen designs and builds the video logo identity sequence for this London/South Africa based philanthropic organization: The Bertha Foundation.

July Specimen launches the new HTML5/CSS3 website for the Marin County based construction firm Jamba Construction. The site features tablet friendly interactions, a full screen interactive home page, and visual menus.

July Specimen designs and builds the video logo identity sequence for this Marin County based international documentary film distributor: ro*co films international. The clip will front all of their films distributed via iTunes.

June Specimen launches the HTML5/CSS3 rebuild of the website for the Palo Alto based architecture firm Cody Anderson Wasney Architects. The site features a dynamic graphic presentation and tablet aware interface.

Apr. Specimen launches the HTML5/CSS3 rebuild of the website for the Marin County based international documentary film distributor: ro*co fims international. A complete redesign was completed along with engineering a new database driven with custom CMS. Feature include a "smart" fast HTML5 animated logo introduction which only plays once per session, a randomized carousel of new films on the home page, an easy to use film selection browse feature, bright bold but clean and clear layout, and social media integration with live Twitter feeds.

Apr. Specimen launches the HTML5/CSS3 rebuild of the website for the Oakland based architecture firm Buttrick Wong Architects. The site features large scale image displays, a randomized home page slide show and a social media bar that locks to the bottom of the browser.

Feb. Specimen completes the new identity system design for the Oakland based architecture firm Buttrick Wong Architects.

Feb. Specimen launches the HTML5/CSS3 rebuild of the website for the San Francisco based architecture firm Walker-Warner Architects. The site features a highly-responsive design to implement a strong visual style on screen sizes from smartphones and tablets to laptops and desktop computers.


>2011

Dec. Specimen generates a New Years calendar for the Oakland based architecture firm Buttrick Wong Architects.

Nov. Specimen launches the design and build of the eBlast campaign for the Palo Alto based architecture firm Cody Anderson Wasney Architects. The eblast features a custom design using the MailChimp service.

Sep. Specimen completes the design and production of major print collateral pieces for the Palo Alto based architecture firm Cody Anderson Wasney Architects. The work included the complete redesign of project proposals, narratives, covers, lists, and biographies.

May Specimen consults with the premier landscape architecture social gathering place: Land8.com. The work consisted of creating functional specificiations for a site redesign combining two disparate sites into one, simplifying and strenghtening the website interface design, content and functionality.

Mar. Specimen launches the new HTML5/CSS3 website for the San Francisco based architecture firm Charlie Barnett Associates. The site features a full screen slide-show based home page, strong design and web font typography.


>2010

Aug.Specimen launches the Flash based website for Office of Cheryl Barton, a landscape architecture firm based in San Francisco. Specimen hired Nicole Skillern, and independent web/graphic designer to do the lead interface and layout design. Consulting, design assistance, production, Flash coding, CMS and launch by Specimen.
July Specimen launches the Flash based website for Cody Anderson Wasney Architects, based in Palo Alto. The site is driven by a XML database, CSS and a custom CMS for user maintenance along with deep linking and browser integration.
May
Specimen launches the large scale children's book reviews website StorySnoops in Silicon Valley, giving parents a fantastic tool for helping their kids find books to read. The site is database driven (PHP/MySQL) with a custom CMS and has advanced search capabilities of nearly 1,000 book titles. The site includes an integrated Wordpress blog, Amazon book cover integration and many interactive features. Site specifications, interface design, graphic design, identity enhancement, coding and launch by Specimen.
May Site refresh completed for Paulett Taggart Architects, based in San Francisco.
Mar. Specimen does a large website refresh for the lighting design firm Pablo Designs.
Jan. Specimen does a major website refresh for ro*co films interantional incorporating the new partnership with Oprah Winfrey's OWN Television Network. Posters and flyers were designed and printed for the Cannes Film Festival.
Jan. Specimen launches a major re-design of the Flash based rich media website for Walker-Warner Architects, based in San Francisco. The site is now driven by XML and CSS and includes deep linking for web browser integration, bookmarking, forward/backward button use, etc.

>2009
Oct. Specimen launches the new rich media Flash website for Mark Cavagnero Associates Architects. Along with a clean, strong minimalist design, the site is completely XML driven and integrates deep linking, for bookmarking, browser forward/backward button functionality and browser title page setting. All Flash text content is selectable and driven by CSS specifications.
May. Specimen launches the new rich media website and identity system for the marketing/promotion/business developemnt firm Spiralgroup.
Apr.
Specimen designs and produces pages and templates for the mini-website for the launch of documentary film distributor ro*co films educational website and it's first film Pray The Devil Back to Hell.
Apr. Specimen designs and produces the Flash interactive exploratory learning tool of the Empire State Building sustainability/green building retrofit. A Flash teaser was also created.
Mar.
Specimen produces a motion graphics production logo for the documentary film distributor ro*co films educational.
Mar. Specimen launches major content update to the House and House Architects rich media Flash based website.
Feb.
Specimen designs and produces email blasts for Red Dot Digital ralong with web site updates to promote this digital videography and photography firm.

>2008
Dec. Chambers and Chambers Wine Merchants launched for
Spiralgroup (a branding, public relations and social marketing firm). Site design and build of this large-scale database driven site by Specimen. Features include a custom built CMS, rich interactivity with Ajax/Javascript and nightly automatic integration with an existing database application.
Dec. Specimen completes a major design overhaul (and rebuild) of the Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects web site including featuring their work in sustainability and green architecture.
Dec. Specimen completes a major update to the Pablo Designs lighting designer website and media gallery to promote their award-winning Link and Brazo LED task lamps.
Oct. Specimen completes a major design update and build of the Walker-Warner Architects web site.
Sep. Specimen launches the W.E. Lyons Construction website for this Oakland, California based firm. Design and build by Specimen.
Sep. Specimen wins the WebAwards 2008 Marketing Standard of Excellence Award award for The Communication Group marketing agency website. Creative and Technical Direction and site build by Specimen.
Jul. The website for the new firm Tier Logic is launched for the marketing/P.R. firm Spiralgroup. Site design and build by Specimen.
May. The identity/branding system is launched for
Spiralgroup (a branding, public relations and social marketing firm) featuring a malleable rich-media identity for both print and screen use.
Feb. The rich media website for The Communication Group is launched. Dave Granvold from Specimen was the Creative Director and Technical Director for the re-design of this San Francisco interactive and creative marketing agency's website (with HTML, Web 2.0 and Flash). Dave lead the team of TCG's in-house team. Flash coding by Specimen and design development, motion graphics and production by the team.

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2007
Dec. The five minute web site presentation goes live for the Partner for Life web site. Spiralgroup (a branding, public relations and social marketing firm) contracted with Specimen to create this key Flash based motion graphic/animated presentation.
Nov. Dave Granvold contracts with The Communication Group as Creative Director for the re-design of this San Francisco interactive and creative marketing agency's website (with HTML, Web 2.0 and Flash).
Oct. Specimen launches major content update to the House and House Architects rich media Flash based website.
Oct. Specimen contracts with SpiralGroup to design new identity program and rich media website (with HTML, Ajax, DOM, Flash, Javascript interactivity) for this forward thinking San Francisco marketing and public relations firm. SpiralGroup starts collaboration with Specimen on future projects.
Oct. Tastebook.com site launched to wide acclaim with Specimen produced high-profile video demonstrations of this new internet-based custom cookbook service. A custom-skinned video player interface was also designed and built in Flash.
Sep. RPR Architects Flash site launched, design and production by Specimen.
Sep. Tastebook.com, in Berkeley, California, contracts with Specimen to produce high-profile video demonstrations, using Flash for delivery, of this new internet-based custom cookbook service.
Sep. Samonsky-Pometta Architects (SPARC) Flash site launched, design and production by Specimen.
Aug. Thomas Heinser Flash website re-design launched with integrated musical soundtrack and user-modifiable slideshows, design and production by Specimen.
May Samonsky-Pometta Architects (SPARC) identity completed.
Apr. Ammirati Lighting Design Flash website launched, design and production by Specimen.
Mar. Specimen moves to a new location in the Dogpatch area of San Francisco in the fast-growing Third Street corridor.
Feb. Pablo Designs eCommerce capability launched. A full-service secure, online ordering system was designed, developed and installed.
Feb. Temple Family Vineyards static HTML site launched.
Jan. Walker-Warner Architects major Flash site re-design launched.