Ten Thousand, A Crescent Heights Community
Location: Beverly Hills, California
This project began while these luxury residences were still undergoing construction. Fortunately, we had a handful of incredible renderings that we could use to tell a story of what was to come and our brand team crafted this idea of the "edge condition" of elevated, luxury living.
How then with these resources could we simply and effectively convey the elite status of living at here? By offering to the user a taste of the lifestyle, experience a day in the life at Ten Thousand. This sparked the creation of the interactive "dial" on the home page of the site that weaved a meaningful narrative into otherwise simple functionality.
Predictive & Personalized Approach
The client showed keen emphasis on selling their signature "predictive and personalized service" which we wanted to begin to display even on the most initial of interactions with the Ten Thousand brand. For qualified users, we designed a detailed data capture funnel that ultimately led them to an exclusive and personalized web experience. Here was where the user could have full access to floorplans, pricing and greater details on the pinnacle property and amenities available to future residents.
The essence of this experience lied in one simple, yet powerful facet of the Ten Thousand brand--literally the number 10,000--which is how many dots we used in our WebGL experience to virtually build a 3D blueprint of the property before the user's eyes.
Notify Linda, Your Personal Rep
The design reinforced the property's signature "predictive and personalized service" and was designed to seamlessly be "one step ahead" of the user. At all crucial points of the experience, the user's actions would be noted and sent to their personal leasing representative who could then personally reach out to them and offer an invitation to tour the property. Additionally, at any point throughout the experience an interested user could directly notify their representative and ask for more information and exclusive access.
Mr. C Hotel
Location: Beverly Hills, California
A Streamlined Experience
One of our biggest goals in updating the Mr. C website was to overhaul a confusing, outdated site map and navigation experience. We identified the top 3 goals of the site with the client to hone in on what was most important: booking, dining reservations and local happenings. With these identified, we were able to simplify the hierarchy of the site and build the framework for a more streamlined, tactful user experience and design to follow.
An Approachable Luxury Hotel
Mr. C Hotel is an offshoot of the internationally recognized Cipriani restaurant brand, a family-run business inspired by classic Italian tradition. Despite their rooted background in historical Italian classicism, the client wished to convey a more simple, approachable and modern elegance for their consumers. This along with their whimsical brand icon--the "fat man" with a bowtie--were the building blocks that inspired a light and clean design accented with animated line art.
Mr. C's previous booking experience was incredibly clunky, and while we could not overhaul the entire experience we did our due diligence to keep as many steps within the Mr. C environment before sending a user to their external booking engine. This meant designing a clean and universally accessible way to quickly view and select rooms and dates so that a user could feel comfortable with their decisions before checking availability. More importantly, that data was now being remembered and stored so that it did not need to be re-entered upon reaching the external booking engine.
Nathan Adelson Deciding Tomorrow Today Project
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Back to a Better Future
Upon initially taking on this project there was a lot of hesitation about the forboding idea of the hourglass, something the client had already been using frequently across their initiative to promote advance care directives. The moment where we (literally) flipped this project upside-down for a new perspective, a nervous topic suddenly became light and hopeful.
The home page of this site features a reversed video of an hourglass that progressively gains sand as the user scrolls down the page reaching its brim upon reaching an invitation to "Take the First Steps."
Bringing Light to a Heavy Topic
The topic now brought to new light, the design that followed had to support it. Light and airy pages with organic, hand-written strokes made even the most copy- instensive pages digestible. A subtle nod to the Nathan Adelson brand also complimented the site with the occasional appearance of an abstracted butterfly that serves as the silent narrator of the site.
Mountainside Community at Northstar
Location: Lake Tahoe, Nevada
The New Frontier of Modern Living
Inspired by Manifest Destiny and the spirit of American adventure, the Mountainside brand was created to appeal to Silicon Valley professionals seeking a luxurious Lake Tahoe home. Epic imagery, action-oriented storytelling and a compass motif throughout the work convey a freshly modern sense of discovery.
Luxury Property and Floorplans
With various custom-built properties accompanying the community's more standard living options, multiple page designs were necessary to provide access to both overarching highlights from a broad sense as well as custom details and availability for the more exclusive user.
Launched in tandem to their brand campaign, an NSEW-inspired navigation was implemented on the Mountainside home page to complement the compass motif. Additionally, a preload transition throughout the site, prompting the user to "Get Lost In All The Right Directions."
Interactive Explore Map
The most challenging part of this project involved creating a custom interactive map completely from scratch that featured dozens of recreational trails and key points of interest surrounding the Mountainside community. In this experience, a user can explore hiking, biking, skiing and other activities to find information ranging from trail highlights to lift locations and panoramic views.