Black Homeownership Project

Center for NYC Neighborhoods

The Black Homeownership Project aims to expand and protect Black homeownership in NYC by connecting Black homeowners with expert local-housing counseling organizations and legal-services providers at no cost.

Our branding and website design aimed to embody the project’s mission of expanding access to homeownership opportunities for Black communities. The logo, featuring a rooftop graphic housing the logotype, symbolizes the initiative’s commitment to providing more homes for Black individuals. With a vibrant orange palette and a visual language characterized by simplicity, approachability, and trustworthiness, the branding reflects the project’s values of empowerment and innovation, resonating with a diverse audience and inspiring aspirations for homeownership.

View blackhomeownersny.org

KUDOS Design Collaboratory

  • John Kudos
    Creative Director
  • Fay Qiu
    Designer
  • Owen Febiandi
    Designer
  • Putu Yogiswara
    Designer
  • Amanda Knott
    Project Manager
 

Downtown Brooklyn Partnership Website

Downtown Brooklyn Partnership

The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership is a not-for-profit local development corporation that manages the three Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) that make up Downtown Brooklyn, promoting the area as a world-class business, cultural, educational, residential, and retail destination. KUDOS was tasked with designing and implementing a new website for the organization.

Addressing the challenge of attracting new visitors, promoting local businesses, and providing easy content-management functionality for staff, we used WordPress CMS to create a visually engaging, welcoming, and accessible design, optimized for mobile devices and web browsers. We retained and improved specific features and integrations from the previous website—including a dynamic home page, interactive maps, clear real-estate presentations, and events calendar, a blog page, and easy-to-access video content from platforms like YouTube and Vimeo—and integrated social media platforms and an improved navigation function for an enhanced user experience.

View downtownbrooklyn.com

KUDOS Design Collaboratory

  • John Kudos
    Creative Director
  • Jess Mackta
    Project Manager
  • Jamus Marquette, Owen Febiandi
    Designers
  • Chris Manlapid, Arif Widipratomo
    Web Developer
 

SwAA Branding & Website

Stand with Asian Americans

Stand with Asian Americans (SwAA) was established as the largest coalition of Asian American entrepreneurs, investors, and activists. KUDOS was tasked with developing comprehensive branding and a website for the organization.

We achieved an iconic visual identity through experimentation with brushed lettering combined with a modern, dynamic, and progressive look. The resulting identity communicates a sense of urgency while avoiding alienation by maintaining an approachable, inclusive, and universal appeal. This branding was featured in Asian American Justice Rally posters and signage, the organization’s website, and a separate workplace-justice website that gave users the opportunity to share personal stories of workplace discrimination. In our website design, we also utilized animation to express unity among diverse ethnicities.

View standwithasianamericans.com 

View justice.standwithasianamericans.com

KUDOS Design Collaboratory

  • John Kudos
    Creative Director
  • Amanda Knott
    Project Manager
  • Jamus Marquette, Fay Qiu, Owen Febiandi
    Designers
  • Chris Manlapid, Christian Juniady Setiawan
    Web Developers
 

Legal Information Institute

Cornell University School of Law

The Legal Information Institute (LII) is a small, semi-autonomous nonprofit organization within Cornell University. It provides free access to legal information to over 30 million people annually through a university-hosted website (law.cornell.edu) and focuses on making the law more accessible through technology. We were tasked with designing a comprehensive brand identity for the LII, aimed at aligning the organization’s brand with future goals, audience needs, and its relationship with Cornell.

After first extensively researching and workshopping our branding strategy, we developed a new design system to define the LII brand across its various platforms. Incorporating the brand’s existing bracket logo—built around the square typographical brackets used to insert explanatory or citational material in legal reports—we created a new logo and visual language to represent LII’s reliability and accessibility as an informative source, conveying the organization’s commitment to legal information for all.

KUDOS Design Collaboratory

  • John Kudos
    Creative Director
  • Jamus Marquette
    Lead Designer
  • Owen Febiandi
    Designer
  • Putu Yogiswara
    Designer
  • Project Manager
    Amanda Knott
 

Blockchain Creative Labs (BCL), FOX’s technology research and development arm, is on a mission to shape the future of content creation, distribution, and monetization by connecting creators and communities using innovative technology.

Whatever.co teamed up with KUDOS and a large cohort of producers to launch the BCL brand at the SXSW festival in March, 2022, in Austin, Texas. KUDOS was put in charge of creating a new visual branding system for BCL that was then applied to all aspects of the BCL House venue at SXSW. This included everything from a logo to a Web3-inspired website, lenticular badges, event posters, wayfinding graphics, animated POAP NFTs, Dolly Parton’s Dollyverse, and letterpress cards for the exclusive gala dinner—all aimed at delivering an immersive experience that spotlighted FOX’s new foray into the world of blockchain.

PROJECT TEAMS

  • Blockchain Creative Labs
    Client
  • Whatever
    Lead Concept & Creative Direction
  • KUDOS Design Collaboratory
    Branding & Graphic Design
  • Small Bands of Misbehavior
    Production Design

KUDOS Design Collaboratory

  • John Kudos
    Managing Director
  • Ashley Wu
    Art Director
  • Jessica Mackta
    Project Manager
  • Fay Qiu, Jamus Marquette, Owen Febiandi, Lauwrencia E. D., Putu Yogiswara, Ilham Muhamad Firdaus, Greg Wong, Brian Smith, Adriana Marquette, Erica Remmele, MacKenzie Schroeder
    Graphic Designers
  • Imam Fadilah
    3D Design
  • Christian Marc Schmidt, Joseph Gray, Kevin Hanes
    POAPs
 

Proximity Media Website

Proximity Media

Proximity is a multimedia company founded by Ryan Coogler, Zinzi Coogler, and Sev Ohanian and co-founded by Ludwig Göransson, Archie Davis, and Peter Nicks. Their projects include worldwide sensations like Stephen Curry: Underrated, Judas and the Black Messiah, Creed III, and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

We developed the company’s website to feature their projects, latest news, press mentions, and company information, with a unique audio podcast widget as a special feature. We also showcased full-screen images and videos on the website, in recognition of the company’s remarkable projects.

View proximitymedia.com

KUDOS Design Collaboratory

  • John Kudos
    Creative Director
  • Ashley Wu
    Art Director
  • Amanda Knott
    Project Manager
  • Owen Febiandi
    Designer
  • Putu Yogiswara
    Designer
  • Imam Fadilah
    Animator
  • Chris Manlapid
    Web Developer

Proximity Media

  • Pete Nicks
 

Einhorn Center for Community Engagement Branding & Website

Cornell University

In this comprehensive branding and website project for returning client Cornell University, KUDOS successfully leveraged our past collaborative experience with Cornell AAP and Cornell Tech to develop and implement design and communication strategies to reach current students and faculty at the David M. Einhorn Center for Community Engagement.

To ensure our website’s new visual identity sat clearly under the larger umbrella of the Cornell brand, we first conducted an extensive design discovery and strategic consultation process. We then created a visually appealing and cohesive visual identity and website, along with UX/UI design for an enhanced user experience and WordPress development for easy maintenance. We executed the content-entry and migration process seamlessly and provided ongoing support as needed, ensuring that the David M. Einhorn Center for Community Engagement’s website provided a fully integrated, user-friendly, and highly engaging resource across platforms.

View einhorn.cornell.edu

KUDOS Design Collaboratory

  • Creative Director
    John Kudos
  • Project Manager
    Jess Mackta
  • Designers
    Jamus Marquette, Fay Qiu, Owen Febiandi
  • Developers
 

Poster House Website

Poster House

Poster House (New York City) is the first museum in the U.S. to be dedicated exclusively to posters, presenting a global view of the medium from its earliest appearances in the late 1800s to present-day uses.

We designed a seamless, clean, and immersive new website for the museum that carries the boldness, simplicity, and clarity of a poster exhibition, ensuring the museum’s events and poster collections were showcased prominently. On the back end, we developed the website to provide comprehensive information on events, collections, and admission, along with an online shop—all delivered with rigorously tested web-accessibility.

View posterhouse.org

KUDOS Design Collaboratory

  • Ashley Wu
    Designer
  • Owen Febiandi
    Designer
  • Putu Yogiswara
    Designer
  • Amanda Knott
    Project Manager
  • Christian Juniady Setiawan
    Web Developer
 

Cornell Johnson Museum Website

Cornell University

In 2022, Isometric rolled out a wide-ranging new visual identity and website design for the Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University. Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the museum, the new design celebrates its architecture by I.M. Pei, abstracting its iconic ribbon window into a simple, dashed line motif to signify the view from the museum onto the picturesque landscape of Ithaca and its role in interpreting the world beyond. KUDOS was tasked with developing the website, created in close collaboration with the museum and Isometric’s design team. 

The resulting site is a transformative online platform that gives visitors unprecedented access to the Johnson’s astounding collection of 40,000 works that span six millenia and most world cultures. Beyond serving as a crucial archive, the website also acts as a dynamic educational platform, offering a variety of activities for children via the Johnson Kids portal, and an opportunity through the Community Exhibition Creator for visitors to create their own online exhibitions incorporating artworks from the museum’s collection. Through these functions, visitors are empowered to engage with the collection on their own terms, creating an egalitarian and inclusive experience of the museum.

View museum.cornell.edu

PROJECT TEAMS

  • Isometric
    Visual Identity & Website Design
  • KUDOS Design Collaboratory
    Web Development

KUDOS Design Collaboratory

  • Amanda Knott
    Project Manager
  • Chris Manlapid
    Lead Web Developer
  • Christian Junaedi Setiawan, Faris Hanugraha, Arif Widipratomo
    Web Developer
 

Qubic Pictures

Website

Capabilities

This UI/UX project for Qubic Pictures underscores the company’s dedication to immersive storytelling and global collaboration. As an independent production company specializing in original and branded entertainment, Qubic Pictures required a website that seamlessly integrates its founder’s narrative while showcasing its diverse portfolio.

We implemented a sophisticated blue palette and bilingual interface, ensuring accessibility for both Japanese- and English-speaking audiences. With a captivating single-scroll feature specifically tailored to the company founder’s story page, the site invites users into the heart of Qubic’s vision and mission. The interactive design not only highlights the company’s commitment to storytelling, but also strengthens its connection with fans worldwide, fostering engagement and inspiration across cultural boundaries.

View qubicpictures.com

KUDOS Design Collaboratory

  • John Kudos
    Creative Director
  • Fay Qiu
    Designer
  • Amanda Knott
    Project Manager
  • Chris Manlapid, Arif Widipratomo, Faris Han
    Web Developer
 

AIA Las Vegas Website

AIA Las Vegas

Las Vegas has a 100-year history of attracting unconventional, strongly independent individuals—including the maverick architects who joined together in 1956 to establish the Las Vegas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Today, more than 60 years later, the Chapter is still a vital entity in the community, with over 500 architects and design professionals proudly proclaiming AIA Las Vegas membership.=

Tasked with designing AIA Las Vegas’s website, KUDOS endeavored to capture the essence of Las Vegas while preserving the organization’s design ethos, an effort that culminated in a visually captivating website featuring vibrant pops of color, glamorous graphics on the landing page, and consistent visual brilliance across all elements. The website incorporates a “Find a Firm” function that enables users to browse the Chapter’s registered members and submit inquiries to them directly.

KUDOS Design Collaboratory

  • Owen Febiandi
    Designer
  • Putu Yogiswara
    Designer
  • Amanda Knott
    Project Manager
 

Journal of Architectural Education

Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA)

This branding and website project for the Journal of Architectural Education (JAE) embodies the journal’s longstanding commitment to scholarly discourse and progressive architectural education. As a peer-reviewed international journal published under the auspices of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), JAE serves as a vital platform for fostering inclusive, just, and sustainable architectural practices. 

Through meticulous design choices and a commitment to visual storytelling, the JAE branding and website project exemplifies the journal’s mission to shape the future of architectural discourse and education. Our vibrant branding reflects the journal’s unique ethos, featuring a scholarly serif typeface for the main logo and an abbreviated logomark symbolizing social connectivity with a red stroke linking the letters a and e. Incorporating a diverse palette that represents the breadth of essays included in the journal, the website offers a dynamic interface for architectural educators, scholars, and designers to engage in thoughtful discussions about the evolution of architectural education and practice, contributing to the journal’s relevance and impact for future generations.

View jaeonline.org

KUDOS Design Collaboratory

  • John Kudos
    Creative Director
  • Fay Qiu
    Designer
  • Amanda Knott
    Project Manager
  • Chris Manlapid
    Web Developer
 

Raymond Jungles Website

Raymond Jungles

Since 1985, design firm Raymond Jungles has developed a dynamic practice inspired by the ethics of stewardship of the land. The firm’s work is innovative yet timeless, proposing design solutions that respond to surrounding natural systems while restoring nature’s balance and harmony on a micro scale. Raymond Jungles’s completed gardens personify timelessness and beauty, with verdant spaces that entice participation and soothe the psyche.

The firm’s design priorities are generated by the scale and functionality of a space. Simple, clean, and well-detailed hardscape elements are the quintessential bones of a garden. Planting volumes vary and bold colors and textures are used with intent. The firm is guided by Raymond’s personal and design principles: integrity, relevance, and nature’s honor. RJI’s informed designs tread lightly on the land, provide habitat, and incorporate elements of surprise.

For this website-design project, KUDOS designed and developed an immersive website that brings the viewer into the space through videos and full-bleed imagery, emphasizing the firm’s characteristic bold colors and textures and simple, clean, and well-detailed hardscape elements.

View raymondjungles.com

KUDOS Design Collaboratory

  • John Kudos
    Creative Director
  • Sumit Paul
    Web Design & Development
 

Artist Shaun Leonardo’s 2021 outdoor installation “Between Four Freedoms” reinterpreted and celebrated Franklin D. Roosevelt’s seminal 1941 address calling for freedom of worship, freedom of speech, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. The interactive experience for the installation at Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms State Park redefines public engagement with art and social discourse.

Guided by Leonardo’s vision, our branding mirrors the project’s ethos, employing a brown color scheme evocative of human skin tones and the “Martin” typeface, inspired by the Memphis Sanitation Strike of 1968, to represent a message of non-violence and inclusivity. Leveraging innovative technology such as image recognition, we enabled visitors to engage with the artwork by scanning QR codes, launching the mobile website, and exploring workshop videos led by Leonardo. With over 25,000 images collected, the installation ensured accessibility and interactivity on both the Manhattan and Long Island City sides, inviting visitors to delve into the narratives of vulnerable communities and rediscover Roosevelt’s timeless call for freedom and dignity.

View fdrfourfreedomspark.org

KUDOS Design Collaboratory

  • John Kudos
    Creative Director
  • Fay Qiu
    Designer
  • Christyan Junaedi Setiawan
    Web Developer
  • Imam Fadilah
    Animator
 

TenBerke Architects Website

TenBerke

TenBerke Architects is a New York–based architecture studio driven by a sense of purpose and promise to design projects to be the instruments of meaningful and sustainable change.

KUDOS was tasked with reimagining TenBerke’s website to speak more directly to the three types of audience groups the firm works with: Institutional, Residential, and Commercial. We designed our website with an open aesthetic, which was structured while allowing for organic, dynamic moments that reflect insights from the studio’s various partners.

Visit tenberke.com

KUDOS Design Collaboratory

  • John Kudos
    Creative Director
  • Fay Qiu
    Designer
  • Chris Manlapid, Arif Widipratomo, Faris Han
    Web Developers
  • Robi Dafit
    Project Manager

TenBerke Architects D.P.C.

 

ARITA: Eternally Modern at NY NOW

Made in Japan Project

This was a collaboration with Made in Japan Project, funded by the Saga Prefectural Government. For the project, we completed the overall brand strategy, naming, exhibition design, art direction, website, and product design consultation for a government-led initiative promoting porcelain creators from Arita and their efforts to bring innovative Japanese design to the American market through NY NOW.

RESEARCH & CONSULTATION
Over the course of nine months, we visited Arita—the birthplace of porcelain in Japan—to consult with participating kilns and distributors over ideas for their product design, brand positioning, and marketing strategy for the U.S. market.

BRANDING
For the visual identity, we designed a lemniscate ∞ paired with the town’s name and the tagline “Eternally Modern,” pointing to how Arita creators continue to evolve four centuries of tradition, craftsmanship, and innovation into distinctively modern everyday products.

WEBSITE
Our responsive bilingual website was written for both Western and Japanese readers, with distinct messaging catered to each audience. We art-directed all of the website’s videos and photography, including a portrayal of key products falling in slow motion, close-ups in 360-degree rotation, documentary photos of Arita, and a video showing the porcelain-creation process.

EXHIBITION BOOTH
For the NY NOW market exhibition in February 2018, we designed a corner booth divided by a diagonal wall archway similar to those typically found in traditional porcelain kilns. Each creator had a museum-like stage and hidden storage underneath.

KUDOS Design Collaboratory

  • John Kudos
    Creative Director
  • Kiki Katahira
    Art Director
  • Ashley Wu
    Designer
  • Sumit Paul
    Web Designer & Developer
  • Mika Yoshida & David Imber (Maniform)
    Copywriter

MANIFORM

  • David Imber
    Copywriter
  • Mika Yoshida
    Copywriter

Photography

  • Sam Morgan Photography
 

Simone Leigh 2022 Venice Biennale Website

ICA Boston

Capabilities

Focus Area

Client

“Simone Leigh: Sovereignty” was the 2022 Venice Biennale exhibition for acclaimed artist Simone Leigh. Presented by the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston in partnership with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, the exhibition was produced with the collaboration of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York. Leigh’s expansive practice parsed the construction of Black femme subjectivity in a series of large-scale bronze and ceramic works, commingling disparate histories and narratives from Africa, the United States, and Europe.

Tasked with website design and development for the exhibition, we worked closely with Miko McGinty Inc. to craft a website that presented Leigh’s work and profile in an elegantly layered interface design, complete with a color palette and typography that matched the tones of her work.

View simoneleighvenice2022.org

KUDOS Design Collaboratory

  • John Kudos
    Creative Director
  • Ashley Wu
    UX/UI Designer
  • Chris Manlapid
    Web Developer

Miko McGinty Inc

  • Miko McGinty
    Principal
  • Rebecca Sylvers
    Designer
 

Colonists Citizens Constitutions Virtual Exhibition

Dorothy Tapper Goldman Foundation

Awards

  • GDUSA 2020 American Web Design

The “Colonists Citizens Constitutions” exhibit, launched in February 2020 in collaboration with the Dorothy Tapper Goldman Foundation, spotlights 42 rare documents from the Foundation’s extensive collection of Americana, telling the story of how our state and federal constitutions were imagined, formulated, written, and approved by ordinary people. These individuals arrived in America as colonists then made themselves its first citizens, while codifying their philosophies of governance and human rights via the writing of constitutions.

We originally designed the show’s website to serve as a supplement to the in-person exhibition at the New-York Historical Society. However, due to museum closures caused by COVID-19, we ultimately published a virtual tour of the gallery instead, ensuring its documents remained accessible to the public.

View colonistscitizensconstitutions.org

KUDOS Design Collaboratory

  • John Kudos
    Creative Director
  • Owen Febiandi
    Designer
  • Chris Manlapid
    Web Developer

Colonists Citizens Constitutions

 

The Swiss Grid

Poster House

Poster House (New York City) is the first museum in the U.S. to be dedicated exclusively to posters, presenting a global view of the medium from its earliest appearances in the late 1800s to present-day uses.

The Swiss Grid was a Poster House exhibition that launched on February 26, 2020. Ten days after the opening, the museum shut down due to COVID-19. We helped Poster House transition the exhibition into a remote-learning tool that provides historical and pedagogical context for some of the technical teachings of design.

Using core material from the original exhibition, the microsite shows how a particular aesthetic—referred to as “The Swiss Grid”—developed in post–World War II Switzerland and spread around the world through generations of practitioners, and how that aesthetic was used to create incredible posters for the cultural sector. The site interweaves contemporary attitudes toward teaching mid-century Modernism and the desire to both break free of and find new use for grid systems in contemporary design.

View swissgrid.posterhouse.org

KUDOS Design Collaboratory

  • John Kudos
    Creative Director
  • Ashley Wu
    Designer
  • Fay Qiu
    Designer
  • Chris Manlapid, Arif Widipratomo
    Web Developer

 

MPC Branding & Website

MPC

MPC is one of the biggest investment companies in Indonesia. The company recently shifted its strategy toward digital business, and engaged KUDOS to complete a comprehensive rebranding to accompany that shift.

We created our logotype to maintain relevance and solidity in the digital-business realm. The color we chose for the logotype is a nod to the company’s holding company, Lippo Group, ensuring continuity across applications.

KUDOS Design Collaboratory

  • Calvin
    Creative Director
  • Melvin Junior
    Art Director
  • Ericaldo Ryadi
    UI Designer
  • Christian Juniady Setiawan
    Software Developer
  • Kevin Ryan Setiadi
    Graphic Designer
 

Connecting Stories Interactive

Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art

The “Connecting Stories” exhibition opened on the Mall on April 29, 2023, at the Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art in Washington, D.C. “Connecting Stories” was designed to encourage visitors to explore the museum’s collection and develop personal connections to the stories and artwork preserved by the museum. 

The interactive experience at the museum’s Freer Sackler Gallery offered visitors an engaging journey through the rich tapestry of Asian art, via a carefully curated selection of objects, images, maps, and interactive displays. Via a digital touchscreen and a colorful, animated projection, audiences could discover some of the symbols, patterns, and designs seen across the collection and learn about how their meanings change in different contexts. On a second touchscreen, National Museum of Asian Art staff and volunteers shared stories of their personal connections to objects in the collection.

We designed our two interactive pieces to enhance visitor engagement by deepening their understanding and appreciation of the gallery’s treasures. The first horizontal touchscreen unveiled the intricate motifs and symbols recurring across artworks, offering visitors an immersive exploration of their meanings and significance. The complementary vertical touchscreen panel invited audiences to explore the perspectives of gallery staff, tapping on headshots to discover their insights into selected artworks. Additionally, our motion design for the exhibit’s screensaver mode enhanced the space’s ambiance, projecting captivating visuals onto the gallery walls and ensuring an enriching and immersive experience for visitors.

Bridging the gap between audience and artifact, these interactive installations served as dynamic tools for deciphering and interpreting the complexities and cultural significance of Asian art. The experience fostered a deeper connection with the artworks, enriching visitors’ Freer Sackler Gallery experience.

Exhibition Teams

  • Cultural Innovation
    
Lead Exhibition Design
  • KASA Collective
    Interactive Kiosks
  • Kubik Maltbie
    A/V Fabrication

KASA Collective

  • John Kudos
    Creative Director
  • Robert de Saint Phalle
    3D Creative Director
  • Ashley Wu
    Art Director
  • Fay Qiu
    Lead Designer
  • Owen Febiandi
    Designer
  • Putu Yogiswara
    Designer
  • Imam Fadilah
    Animator
  • Muhammad Syamil Haqqoni
    Designer
  • Chris Manlapid
    Lead Software Developer
  • Joe Baker
    Engineer (Informal)
  • Jess Mackta
    Project Manager

Kubik Maltbie

  • Thomas Miller
    A/V Fabricator
  • Donald Sweetman
    A/V Fabricator
 

Bronx & Brooklyn Energy Hub

Center for NYC Neighborhoods

New York State and NYSERDA, the force behind the Bronx & Brooklyn Energy Hub, are funding an array of renewable energy technologies—offshore and onshore wind power, solar power, hydro power, battery storage, and clean hydrogen—to meet their goal of 100% emissions-free electricity by 2040.

The Bronx & Brooklyn Energy Hub isn’t just about making renewable energy accessible; it’s about forging meaningful connections—bridging gaps and fostering a sense of camaraderie among neighbors, providing benefits, and empowering people regardless of their income and status. The logo we designed for the Hub reflects this purposeful connectivity, as embodied in three intertwining and extending vibrant lines. These lines represent the accessibility of renewable-energy technologies, as well as unity among community members.

KUDOS Design Collaboratory

  • John Kudos
    Creative Director
  • Fay Qiu
    Lead Designer
  • Owen Febiandi
    Designer
  • Putu Yogiswara
    Designer
  • Iman Fadillah
    Motion Designer
  • Amanda Knott
    Project Manager
 

Conduit Branding & Website

Conduit

Conduit is an interdisciplinary design consultancy led by Robert de Saint Phalle, based in Boston with partners in New York City. They work closely with a network of inspired designers, engineers, artists, and architects.

In crafting the studio’s portfolio website, we prioritized excellent functionality and a clean design profile to effectively showcase Conduit’s diverse array of projects.

View conduitprojects.com

KUDOS Design Collaboratory

  • John Kudos
    Creative Director
  • Sidiq Nurmawan
    Designer
  • Owen Febiandi
    Designer
  • Chris Manlapid
    Developer
 

Style Sourcebook Website

Style Sourcebook

Style Sourcebook is a web-based digital mood board application tailored for interior styling, which serves as an essential tool for Australia’s real estate, design, architecture, and startup sectors.

To address the need for a user-friendly mood board tool, we crafted a visually stunning and highly functional web app that integrates products from local furniture vendors and collaborations with renowned interior designers, creating a central resource for custom interior design projects. The result is a responsive and award-winning web app that delivers real-time updates from a comprehensive vendor database. This innovation not only won the Australian Web Awards 2017 in the Best Startup category, but has also seen continuous growth, with over a thousand mood boards created to date.

KUDOS Design Collaboratory

  • Jennifer Clark
    Creative Director
  • Lisa Cousens
    Advisor
  • Zaki Fitria
    Designer
  • Andini Pratiwi
    Project Manager & Designer
  • Arif Widipratomo
    Web Developer
  • Rachmat Kurnia
    Web Developer
 

SoCal Grantmakers Branding & Website

SoCal Grantmakers

Capabilities

Southern California Grantmakers is a community of philanthropists and grantmakers working to make a difference in communities and around the world. Its members include family, private, public, independent, community, and corporate foundations, along with corporate giving programs, individuals, and government agencies.

We developed a comprehensive branding suite for the philanthropy membership-based organization, encompassing various brand elements including a distinctive logo, extensive color palette, typography, and graphic patterns. The meticulously crafted graphic patterns, color scheme, and typography system we developed provide the organization with a cohesive visual identity, strengthening their brand presence both internally and externally.

For the website, we developed a new website architecture that simplifies the information-rich site into a single-layer navigation which creates better accessibility for all target users. We also deliberately avoids the use of uninspired photography and rely on branded graphics, clear information hierarchy and strong color palette to evoke a sense of freshness and energy.

View socalgrantmakers.org

KUDOS Design Collaboratory

  • John Kudos
    Creative Director
  • Ashley Wu
    Designer
  • Arif Widipratomo
    Web Developer
  • Faris Han
    Web Developer
  • Robi Dafit
    Project Manager
 

AIA Brooklyn Website

AIA Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), established in 1894, is the second-largest of the Institute’s five chapters in the New York City region. KUDOS was tasked with creating AIA Brooklyn’s website.

The website boasts a highly functional design, incorporating key elements such as effective typographic hierarchy, color blocks for information grouping, and clear calls to action that guide users seamlessly through the site. Its standout feature is the “Find an Architect” function, which empowers users to effortlessly locate architects in the Brooklyn area from a curated list and access their contact information, fostering community engagement and enhancing opportunities for architectural services.

View aiabrooklyn.org

KUDOS Design Collaboratory

  • Fay Qiu
    Designer
  • Owen Febiandi
    Designer
  • Amanda Knott
    Project Manager
  • Chris Manlapid
    Web Developer
 

Bathhouse Studios Website

Bathhouse Studios

Bathhouse Studios is a beautifully renovated bathhouse building in the heart of Manhattan that has been converted into a private street-level luxury event venue. The space hosts various events such as product launches, press events, seated dinners, runway shows, film screenings, brand activations, galas, and retail pop-ups. Notable clients include Nike, Lacoste, Vogue, Lamborghini, and Ford.

The website KUDOS designed for Bathhouse Studios includes detailed information on its event spaces, functionality for making reservations, past events hosted by the studio, the building’s history, and much more. The website’s design adds to the studio’s luxury appeal by seamlessly blending captivating visual elements like animated graphics of the front facade, a subtle parallax animation of images and text, prominent large typography, and a sleek full-screen menu.

View bathhousestudios.com

KUDOS Design Collaboratory

  • Fay Qiu
    Designer
  • Owen Febiandi
    Designer
  • Putu Yogiswara
    Designer
  • Amanda Knott
    Project Manager
  • Christian Juniady Setiawan
    Web Developer
 

Four Freedoms Park Conservancy

Four Freedoms Park Conservancy

Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms State Park is a public memorial to former President Franklin D. Roosevelt, whose term lasted from March 4, 1933 to April 12, 1945. Construction of the Park, following architect Louis Kahn’s original design, began March 29, 2010, and was completed on budget and on schedule in September 2012. The dedication ceremony was held on October 17, 2012, with President William J. Clinton, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and Ambassador vanden Heuvel participating. At the ceremony FDR Four Freedoms Park was officially designated a New York State park by Governor Cuomo. The Park opened to the public on October 24, 2012.

The primary website design aesthetic revolves around exposed vertical grids inspired by the park’s logomark, seamlessly integrated throughout the site and optimized for various screen sizes to ensure consistent visual impact.

Another standout feature of the website is a microsite linked to the main website showcasing the timeline of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. Users are immersed into Franklin and Eleanor’s life through a unique horizontal display controlled by scrolling the mouse or trackpad. While ensuring accessibility through the availability of a plain text, static version of the timeline for all users.

KUDOS Design Collaboratory

  • Owen Febiandi
    Designer
  • Putu Yogiswara
    Designer
  • Christian Juniady Setiawan
    Web Developer
 

ACT Report

Snap Inc. x The Aspen Institute

The Action to Catalyze Tech (ACT) Report is an ever-evolving repository for accountability and engagement in the tech industry, created in response to an industry-wide call to action to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion in the sector. 

KUDOS created a comprehensive PDF report hosted on a responsive website that features ever-expanding video archives of talks on this topic. We incorporated a call to action for engagement and accountability, along with multimedia integration and annual updates to reflect the organization’s current summit. Engaging visual elements like illustrations and color blocks were used to offset the heavy amount of information, making the report accessible and visually appealing.

KUDOS Design Collaboratory

  • John Kudos
    Creative Director
  • Ashley Wu
    Art Director
  • Owen Febiandi
    Designer
  • Chris Manlapid
    Software Developer
  • Christian Juniady Setiawan
    Software Developer
 

SPIDERHORSE Visual Identity System & Swag

SPIDERHORSE

Based out of New York City, SPIDERHORSE is an award-winning beatbox duo composed of Chris Celiz and Gene Shinozaki. The two have been creating music together for seven years and expanding the capabilities of the human voice in an innovative and exciting way. The group’s symbolic mascot—a character called Mr. SPIDERHORSE—and logotype were hand-drawn by ReepsOne, their artistic idol (who is also a beatboxer).

To develop SPIDERHORSE’s new identity, we digitized that original artwork and developed a complete visual branding system and supporting assets around it that work in various formats, including an animated version. We also designed and developed their new website. We used SPIDERHORSE as a versatile character to narratively accompany the group’s music; animated, he acts as the show’s MC, guiding the event and expressing the music’s mood. (He can even multiply his legs to double as a hair comb!)

We also enjoyed pushing the boundaries of SPIDERHORSE merchandise with unique materials and techniques, including hand-dyed T-shirts, wooden combs sourced from a local woodshop in Indonesia, bamboo-handled fans, and plush toys incorporating a plethora of pastel colors to reflect the group’s vibrant artistry.

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KUDOS mgmt

  • Kiki Katahira
    Creative Director, Designer

SPIDERHORSE

  • Chris Celiz and Gene Shinozaki
    Conceptualizers

ReepsOne

  • Logo Designer
 

Circular Branding & Website

Circular

Circular is an award-winning multidisciplinary practice combining sustainable architecture, interiors, digital media, branding, and experience design. KUDOS was tasked with developing a complete and cohesive branding system across all platforms for the company, encompassing logo, color palette, stationery set, publication materials, and website.

At the heart of our visual branding system are three shades of blue. Primarily featured in the logo, these colors were used to create a distinctive aesthetic and dynamic vibe that carries through the brand’s digital and print applications. The website’s overall design relies on large, compelling images optimized for fast-loading and optimal viewing across all platforms, ensuring a seamless and immersive user experience.

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KUDOS Design Collaboratory

  • John Kudos
    Creative Director
  • Amanda Knott
    Project Manager
  • Owen Febiandi
    Designer
  • Putu Yogiswara
    Designer
  • Muhammad Syamil Haqqoni
    Designer
  • Imam Fadilah
    Animator
 

Openlab Branding & Website

Wesleyan University

OpenLab is an online community platform created by Wesleyan University professor Lisa Dierker to provide project-based learning and collaboration opportunities.The project is funded through a National Science Foundation grant and supports the sharing of projects, both among students within partner classrooms and across partner schools.

KUDOS was engaged to create branding for the program, including web design and content planning. Centering our approach around the Spark—an original graphic element we created to symbolize the brand’s passion, creativity, curiosity, and divergent thinking—we developed a comprehensive visual branding system and style guidelines, complete with naming, a tagline, and a dynamic logo mark. The resulting platform was engaging, cohesive, and elegant, inviting engagement through elegant, fun design.

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KUDOS Design Collaboratory

  • John Kudos
    Creative Director
  • Amanda Knott
    Project Manager
  • Jamus Marquette
    Lead Designer
  • Christian Juniady Setiawan
    Developer