Your friends at LiFT Studios would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
We’re looking forward to seeing what 2010 brings in store for LiFT studios. To say that 2009 was a busy year for us would be a serious understatement. The LiFT team was diligently working on a variety of interesting projects that we’d like to share with you. Here’s a quick summary:
LiFT Studios Broadcasts
In May 2009 we launched a weekly video podcast called LiFT Studios Broadcasts (LSB). The videos give us a way to reach out into the Digital Design industry to talk to people we believe bring good energy to the type of work that we do. The feedback for LSB has been tremendous and the audience seems to consistently growing. Check it out and let us know if you have a suggestion for someone we could interview.
Association of Book Publisher’s of British Columbia (ABPBC)
This year we designed and developed a new ABPBC website and had a great time working with Margaret and Gerilee.
In August the LiFT team was asked to design and build a Touchscreen kiosk for the Aquarium. The exhibit lets visitors explore and compare the sounds of Beluga Whales to the sounds of other natural and man-made environmental sounds.
LiFT studios had the pleasure of designing a new website for one of Canada’s most prestigious publishers, D+M. We were also given the opportunity to develop a new podcast. The Speakeasy podcast is a monthly show with interviews with D+M authors. We took this production very seriously and even wrote and recorded original music for Speakeasy
If you haven’t heard of Bookriff, then you need to go see it now! Bookriff is a new web service that allows visitors a chance to compile their own books out of a range of licensed publisher’s texts, then you’ll actually get a custom ‘one-off’ book sent to you. LiFT has spent a good part of 2009 working on the user interface for Bookriff and we look forward to seeing it in action.
Emily Carr University of Art + Design’s new website
LiFT worked in collaboration with Emily Carr University’s web committee and students to design and develop the new ECU website. Users are provided with a profile page where they will be able to post a bio, showcase their work, and pull in content from Facebook and Twitter.
Coming soon in 2010
Here are some projects that we’re looking forward to launching in 2010:
- UBC’s Sustainability website
- Canada’s Aboriginal Sports Hall of Fame website
- Namaste Publishing
- New Society Publishers
Were you wondering about the graphics we’ve used for this year’s christmas mailout? It’s a quick collaboration between the LiFT team, the graphics were created with a relatively new interactive programming environment called Processing. To really see the graphic in action visit the Happy Holidays web page.
We’d like to send a special thanks to both Andrea Mignolo and Travis Nicholson for their amazing hard work interning at LiFT studios in 2009. We’re going to miss you both so much.