Our Work

Our Philosophy

With ingenuity and innovation we aim to transcend digital frontiers. We deliver solutions of great functionality and simplicity in order to create meaningful and illuminating digital experiences. As web professionals we bridge the gap between artists, scientists, and philosophers. In layman's terms: We make killer websites.

About Us

Designer

Albert Porto

Albert Porto considers himself a pioneer on the digital frontier. Call him what you want—innovator, instigator, or idealist. Regardless of the assigned label his objectives are straightforward. He sets out to analyze, experiment, and enhance. UI and UX are at the core of his practice, but he aspires to become a great software engineer. Albert Porto graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Visual Communications Department.

Developer

Sean Colandrea

The internet is a scary place. That's why Sean is here to walk you through it. Sean is a web developer who made his first web page for the fourth grade science fair and has been at it ever since. (No, he did not come in first, and yes, the judges were paid off in an elaborate conspiracy). He is strong a believer in the freedom, power, and accessability of the internet. HTML/CSS/Javascript and Ruby on Rails are his favorite tools. Sean is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago.

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Chicago Point Blank

Case Study

Chicago shootings appear in national headlines only when they are considered in terms of total body count. There is a growing inequality of urban violence in the city and no one seems to know what to do about it. While tragedies like Newtown, Connecticut garner national media attention, the near daily murders in Chicago do not. How can we conceive a more proactive approach to discussing these issues if the media is not covering them? Our attempt is in creating Chicago Point Blank.

Website

chicagopointblank.com

Services

  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • Ruby on Rails

Lola

Case Study

Lola is an affordable website service for practicing artists—a unique system built specifically for artists by artists, enabling artists with little, or no previous web knowledge. Combining sleek design with seamless functionality, Lola is a system that features your work, and only your work. Our aim is to enable artists to promote themselves online, effortlessly and inexpensively. We pride ourselves in providing a stress-free solution that is elegant and professional.

Website

werekiller.com/lola

Services

  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • JQuery
  • Wordpress

Ryan Bock

Case Study

Ryan Bock is a multi-media visual artist working and living in Brooklyn. His work encompasses painting, drawing, printmaking, illustration, cartooning, puppetry and stop-motion/hand drawn animation. Our aim was to develop a website that had a cascading grid layout that would allow the user to browse the work quickly and easily. The work has been strategically organized by year as a way to show the progression of the artist.

Website

ryanwbock.com

Services

  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • Javascript
  • Wordpress
  • Masonry

Poor Remy

Case Study

Poor Remy is an upbeat folk band comprised of Adrian Galvin (Banjo, Vocals), Andrew D'Amico (Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals), and Kenneth Polyak (Guitar, Violin, Vocals). Initially formed in Gambier, Ohio, an area of 0.94 square miles, they currently live and play in the Big Apple. Enlivened with a contemporary folk aesthetic, the website provides a presence for accessibility. Find updates on their latest shows, or listen to Still Sleeping EP.

Website

poorremy.com

Services

  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • Twitter Feed
  • HTML5 Audio

Cypher League

Case Study

Cypher League is an online cultural publication based in Brooklyn dedicated to the preservation and dissemination of art and music. In addition to the digital publication, their services include event management, and music production. Their mantra is simple: Break rules. Empower artists. Live creatively. Cypher League frequently hosts events throughout New York City. Their events primarily showcase hip-hop emcees and DJs as well as live art demonstrations and installations.

Services

  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • Javascript
  • WordPress
  • Google Maps
  • Custom Events System

Duran

Case Study

Duran European Sandwiches is a cafe located in Chicago’s River West neighborhood. Duran has a rich history beginning in Austria in 1969. Today Duran Sandwiches has shops in Vienna, Budapest, Istanbul, Czech Republic, as well as Chicago. These sandwiches are made with recipes that have been used for over forty years. The website showcases the rich history of Duran as well as providing a platform for viewing their sizeable menu.

Services

  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • Wordpress