Turning Innovative Ideas Into Iconic Brand Experiences

When it comes to establishing market leadership online, the rules have changed: The Cloud and straight-to-consumer distribution have leveled traditional business barriers. And when it comes to meeting audience expectations, delivering a great user experience is no longer optional, it's the price of entry. Truly game-changing businesses get their brand story straight, then execute it at every touchpoint.


Jack be Nimble…

Agile ventures need agile teams—and a design partner who knows how to think alongside them in real time. When it comes to turning innovative ideas and feature-rich platforms into effective user experiences, collaboration is king. Design agencies for startups, have to help articulate a clear, blue-sky perspective on your promise, while being fluent in the engineering and development details necessary to make the user experience a reality.

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Are You Experienced?

Online success for startups and web-based businesses is about more than how great you look or how powerful your technology is. It's built by articulating a clear value proposition to customers with simplicity, then delivering the goods with every click. By creating messaging and branding that differentiate online businesses from the pack far beyond the user interface, we create brands that are built to last, not fade away once the next best new thing shows up.


You Built it! Did They Come?

If a web app fails on the Internet because no one hears it, does it exist? No matter how polished your UX is, online business success comes down to one thing: user acquisition, often of the bare-knuckle variety. It may not be glamorous, and it doesn't win design awards, but we're dead serious about creating design that converts through in-site up-sells, targeted email & landing pages, social marketing, and brand experiences that create the invaluable word-of-mouth marketing that rapid-growth brands are built on.

New & Notable

MSDS Wins Gold and Silver Honors in the 2015 W3 Awards
The results for the 2015 W³ Awards are in, and we're proud to say that MSDS's work with ClimateWorks on their website redesign has been recognized with a Gold award from the W³ Awards in the Environmental Awareness category, while our work with...
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MSDS Sponsors ComNet15 Conference
MSDS is proud to announce our sponsorship of ComNet15 , the annual conference of The Communications Network. The Network expects to host 450+ senior nonprofit and foundation professionals from across the social sector for 3 days of learning,...
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We're Looking for a Developer Apprentice for 2015-2016!
Are you a talented web developer looking to get your hands dirty working on real-world projects? Do you want to work directly with senior staff to learn all the hard and soft skills of the trade? We're looking for one exceptional web developer...
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MSDS Insights

Three Ways to Make Your Website's Images More Powerful
Let’s face it: content development is a pain in the web-development butt. Although seemingly a straightforward task, anyone who has broached the task knows how both nuanced and broad you must be, how provocative and affable, how articulate and...
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Drupal 7 Theming with Twig
Meet Twig The biggest Drupal 8 innovation for front-end developers is use of the Twig template engine. Twig provides a simple and concise syntax for building HTML templates. Here's a snippet of a template in the Drupal 7 theming engine (PHPTemplate...
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How Nonprofit Branding Strengthens Impact: Part 2
In my previous article , I introduced some thinking on the nature of a nonprofit's brand, three characteristics of a compelling nonprofit brand experience, and the six key components of every brand. The big takeaway (hopefully) was that a brand is a...
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