We met Harak down in Florida doing a shoot for Sayaka Ganz and immediately hit it off.
Creating incredibly powerful lines with his large-scaled sculptures, Harak Rubio creates work that is.... well, beyond words. When it comes to describing the beauty in his work and the passion in his voice as he talks about art, it's something as enjoyable as viewing the art itself. act4 is proud to be associated with such amazing passion-filled art.
HJK Digital Solutions is an innovative consulting firm helping businesses leverage technology to improve their business. They help small businesses and entrepreneurs create effective digital strategies through the execution of proven systems and implementation of valuable tools and resources
HJK Digital Solutions works with clients (companies and individuals) to create effective digital strategies using a combination of social media, cutting-edge technologies, and traditional marketing methods.
Born out of a passion for dancing, FineSteps was started in 2011 by British ballroom dancer Ms. Nikki FineSteps. Promoting fitness, discipline and fun she and her company's success has exploded with locations all around the area.
act4 + KRISP are proud to handle the FULL VISUAL BRAND MANAGEMENT of Ms. FineSteps and the FineSteps brand doing everything from web/print/smart/social media design as well as video editing and brand concepting. - Check out their website at www.Finesteps.co.uk
The Sculptures of Sayaka Ganz
Japanese Sculpture Sayaka Ganz uses discarded materials from local thrift stores and recycles them into incredible sculptures.
KRISP is responsible for all the photography and image enhancement of Ms. Ganz's work.
So what is image enhancement and how might this be something you might need. It starts with an image, a photograph or something that looks good, but needs to look GREAT. It could be a photo of a product in production and you need it to look as if it's already in the marketplace, or it could be a work of art that could look so much more appealing with a little added attention.
THIS is where KRISP fully shines above the rest and it's the big reason for our partnership. It's also the reason why although we are very closely connected we are TWO VERY DIFFERENT SOLUTIONS. Many of our clients are agencies and we never want to step over the line of being branding where branding is not wanted.
Here's some great examples of our work in before/after format.
nternational speaker and author Hazel is iconically known for talking about Business Networking and Sex. (not what you think) Her brand is managed by act4 and all her official photography is shot by KRISP.
With a few exceptions logos are the figurehead of the brands we work with so we take designing them very seriously. A logo is like the message of your company, whether you like it or not... it speaks.... the question is what is it saying?
Exercise has always been a big part of the act4's founder, so he developed an exercise forum for people to work out and share their results. Building promotional tools and campaigns, BURN has turned into a social media success on Facebook. Click here to join.
Planting Embrace brings together the love of nature, the need for education and the understanding of the value of plant life. This irresistible color palette that only nature can effortlessly create is brought to life with these whimsical characters.
Vibrant shades of watercolors
Delight to the heart of your home and Grow the Seed of positive sentiment and curiosity to learn. Planting Embrace combines the essential need for children and families to understand how important a healthy diet is, whilst embracing the whimsical fun characters that give us the desire to learn and display the art as a constant visual reminder of it's importance.
In today's marketplace with inbound marketing becoming more and more prevalent, print is becoming less and less the norm when it comes to connecting an audience to your service, but it still can play and important role, even if it's just that connection you to your website, or some form of smart or social media.
act4 is well versed in print. At one point in time it was the core of our business. We can also create dynamic virtual print pieces also, allowing for hyperlinks, transitions and much more.
Here are some examples of print media.
The Paintings of Adam Parsons
Enhancing artwork for artists was how act4 got started in 2010. Developing multiple revenue streams turning fine art to commercial is something act4 has a great deal of experience in - working with artists from all different mediums.
act4 + KRISP are proud to handle the FULL VISUAL BRAND MANAGEMENT of Adam Parsons.
When it comes to Green home renovations in Indianapolis, ReHaus focuses on sustainability practices throughout the design/build process. Well versed in the design esthetic in home renovation and construction Arifah Aronson, President of ReHaus has been involved in leading her experienced team around the Indianapolis area for the last six years.
With designing and creativity at the heart of her vision Rehaus prides itself on providing beautiful green home renovations to Indy, translating the customers desires for their homes into beautiful, functional, livable spaces.
act4 + KRISP are responsible for visual brand management and all before/after photography of Rehaus projects.
Preparing artwork and artists for licensing is how act4 got started. We ACT FOR you... and it's our pleasure to do so. Here are some licensing projects we've worked on.
West Active is a dance school in West Lafayette. Details to follow shortly.
The Market Street Fountain is a beautiful (and crazy delicious) restaurant started in Ladd Landing. act4 came up with the initial branding for the client as well as doing photography for their promotional campaigns.
Website design continues to change at such a rapid pace that few design shops truly understand or have the capabilities to handle the complex dynamics of multi-sourced media. Clearly it's a lot more than just esthetic looks.
• Does your site work on all platforms? - Web, Tablet and Smart media?
• Does it incorporate video?
• Does it avoid using Flash and other media that won't work on many of the modern devices?
• Is the site responsive (does it alter) when used in different mediums?
(by this we mean.. is it one site for computer and another site automatically if it's your smart phone?)
This may not seem important to YOU, but it's guaranteed to be important for your viewers. At act4 we stay on the edge of this technology creating beautiful but also FULLY FUNCTIONAL websites for all mediums.
How you look matters.
Specialist Engineering Systems (or SES ltd. as they like to be known) is a trusted expert in the field of precision CNC engineering manufacturing for a range of industries including Gas & Oil and Coal Mining Industries with well over 45 years collected experience.
act4 developed the brand from the ground up, from color schemes and logo design to content development and the overall look and feel of this creative (yes we said it, creative... take a look at what they make) company.
Dance Alliance was started by the two founders of FineSteps. Seeing a lack of community with dance schools, Dance Alliance was formed to share the experience of owning a school and help others wanting to start.
We don't often get the chance to do a lot of illustration, but thanks to our on staff illustrator we love it when we can. Here's a few of Adam's latest works.
©2013 Adam Parsons. All rights reserved.
Adam Parsons illustrations unless otherwise stated are licensed to and owned by Adam Parsons. Written consent required for use of illustrations.
The Valley of Rhyme is a beautiful watercolor painting created in 1995 by act4 owner Adam Parsons. Taking 6 months to complete it also won best new illustrator in the Tokyo National Museum that same year.
Fast forward to 2007 and the Valley was made into a luxurious hardback book and more recently in 2012 an iPad ebook. It's one of a kind and people that own it love it.
act4 is proud to be a part of the design of the book and all web/print/smart/social media associated with it's production and marketing.
Nancy Lee is a great example of how act4 shines the most. Taking her already stunning jewelry and giving it that commercial punch of vibrance to knock it over the edge and create a magnificent piece of art unto itself.
It's great fun working with her and expect to see a lot more in the future.
Icon design requires discipline. What looks good as an icon on your computer, may not look so great on a phone, or as a favorites icon in a website window. Understanding the usage is essential. Here's a few we've designed, from serious to fun.
So why are they getting mentioned specifically on our site?
The answer is simple and so is the message that it sends. It's ALL ABOUT THE SMALL DETAILS. The little details and the things that others miss that make a brand strong. We visually specialize in the small details.
Ladd Landing - Southern elegance, uncommon lifestyle
The Scenic views of Ladd Landing, Tennessee.
Just outside of Knoxville, Tennessee, Ladd Landing sits quietly in it's scenic surroundings. Incredible views, walking trails and all the conveniences of a small town, Ladd Landing is truly luxury living at it's finest.
KRISP was hired for a week long photoshoot and image enhancement for promotional purposes. See more images at Flickr
Lipstick on the rim is the brainchild of another one of act4's clients; focused on the varieties of high end beers tailored more towards a female palette. This rebranding is a total overhaul and will be released shortly.
Never underestimate the importance and power of this page. We love our clients and go all out to give them and incredible look but also an incredible experience when working with act4+KRISP.
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