The team here at Column Five is made up of some very special people. They come from all walks of life. They’re creative, and they work very hard. They’re also very interesting. One staff member a week will be profiled on our blog, from our oldest producer to our newest designer, to introduce the people behind the projects.
Hometown: Irvine, CA
Started April 2011
Director of Motion Production
When Column Five was approached to contribute to the December issue of Lions Club International’s magazine, Lion, we were honored to help play a role in the network’s long history and commitment to improving the lives of people in communities worldwide. Founded in 1917, LCI is the world’s largest service organization, and they wanted to show that to their community. (more…)
Mass appeal used to be a sign of popularity. That is, until hipsters happened. In hipster land, cool is uncool, new is old, and they won’t let you know which is which. Having trouble keeping up? Our Hipster Venn Diagram, the latest in our Visual Storytelling series, will help you make sense of it all.
The Internet connects us in a way like never before. Browse your interests a bit and, with the click of your mouse, you’ll soon discover an entire world of inspiration. That’s how it happened for Cedric Kiefer and Julia Laub, who founded onformative generative design studio in Berlin, Germany, in 2010. We talked with Kiefer about the company’s work and design style.
Our Column Five team is made up of some very special people. They come from all walks of life. They’re creative, and they work very hard. They’re also very interesting. One staff member a week will be profiled on our blog, from our oldest producer to our newest designer, to introduce the people behind the project.
Hometown: Trabuco Canyon, CA
Started May 2010
When it comes to clapping, the difference between insult and praise isn’t a fine line—it’s a point and a curve. How can you tell between an epic slow-clap build and the one thing worse than crickets and tumbleweed? Our Visual Storytelling chart here will help you.
We often spend time talking to organizations that initially believe developing one or more static infographics is the best approach. Many times, we discover that their objectives, narrative, existing content, and the profile of their target audience suggest we should be considering developing an interactive work product instead. As infographics become a more prevalent form of communication, we look ahead to other meaningful ways to impart information. This article serves as an introduction to interactive visualizations, with more detailed articles on the topic still to come. (more…)
Daily meeting space and general hub of everything.
Environmental aesthetic affects mood and mental brainpower. As a creative agency, we understand firsthand the importance of aesthetics and the need to create space for creativity to grow. Which is why moving office locations provided the perfect opportunity for an office redesign, incorporating everything we’ve valued and wanted in our workplace culture. Take a virtual tour of our digs, and get a feel for yourself. (more…)
Letterer and illustrator Jessica Hische graduated with a degree in Graphic and Interactive Design from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, before working for Headcase Design in Philadelphia, then taking a position as Senior Designer at Louise Fili Ltd. She credits most of her lettering skills to her time working for Louise, after which she went freelance.
Jessica’s big-name client list includes Wes Anderson, Tiffany & Co., The New York Times, Penguin Books, Target, Leo Burnett, American Express, and Wired Magazine. She is currently serving on the Type Directors Club Board of Directors and has released several commercial typefaces available in her Web store as well as created Daily Drop Cap letter design blog, among many other Internet-related micro-site side projects.
Despite her busy schedule, Jessica took some time out to discuss her work with us and provide a glimpse into the life of a freelance letter designer. (more…)
We’re neck-deep into the holiday season, and chances are with all the Christmas specialty drinks at your fingertips, you’ve gone home with a stomach ache at least once by now. Our latest Visual Storytelling infographic will help you determine what’s making you sick this holiday before your company Christmas party ends in disaster.