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WE ARE: A BALTIMORE WEB DESIGN, GRAPHIC DESIGN & DIGITAL MARKETING STUDIO
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2006
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Pixels+Points is a Baltimore Web Design and Graphic Design studio. We are based in Baltimore and specialize in the visual communication and digital marketing for small businesses and cultural institutions. We are both a Baltimore-based internet marketing studio and search engine marketing specialist. Pixels+Points offers effective, customized Website design services in the Baltimore, Maryland and Washington DC. From the business plan to the business card, from the printed page to the luminous screen, Pixels+Points is driven by the content + context of each project, delivering creative solutions for businesses and cultural institutions worldwide. We are a boutique-style graphic design & communications studio based in Baltimore, Maryland.

As a creative consultancy, Pixels+Points, run by John Welker, we offer design services to clients in Baltimore, Washington DC, the mid-atlantic region and beyond. We have worked with clients such as Hilton Hotels, Florida International University, Silo Point, LAUREATE, Prometric, About Faces Day Spa & Salon, The National Air & Space Museum, National Museum of the American Indian, Princeton Unviersity and the United Way of Central Maryland.


BrandDNA
A brand, much like a living organism, breathes, moves, evolves and adapts to its surroundings. Its core genetic structure is composed of elements and attributes unique to a brand's origins and environment. We call this–brandDNA. As Molecular Brandologists, we examine, nurture & develop existing brands while also formulating the foundation for new ones. With a holistic design approach to brand development, we cultivate viable & sustainable brands—

Molecular Brandology 101
Formulating a cohesive and fortified brand involves understanding and closely examining its origins. The building blocks for a successful brand begin with the nurturing and development of a brand from its core essence — what we call brandDNA. Through our {scientific} approach to graphic design, we construct well-crafted visual experiences that mold brands into living organisms, ones that ultimately take full shape in the marketplace.


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WHAT's IN A WEB SITE?
Web design is no longer an industry buzz word. As a Design Consultancy and Web Design & Development studio in Baltimore, we are constantly developing creative solutions current with the times. Web design has evolved over the years and with the "Inception" of the Web 2.0 trend and subsequent web standards and design guidelines, Pixels+Points has evolved into a studio dedicated to creating Web Sites and Digital Brands that stand the test of time and technology. A Web site if not just a marketing tool for a business, its an asset, a strong tool in the digital marketing and advertising arsenal. A Web site is no longer a static brochure, but a rich, content-driven, motion-laden portal which communicates a company's product, service or vision to a wide audience.

about pixels+points
Pixels+Points
is a boutique-style Baltimore Web design and graphic design studio dedicated to the design and communication of visual and textual content for businesses and multi-cultural institutions worldwide. We help clients understand what they need to say—and use thought-provoking writing and design to say it in ways that engage and inform the public. We produce Web sites, logotypes, identity systems, branding, marketing, packaging, signage, booth displays, interactive CDs, multimedia presentations....anything related to both print and interactive design - thus the studio's name.

From the business proposal to the business card and everthing in between, we produce marketing and advertising materials, books, posters, Web design, identity & branding systems, logotypes, and other type+image-based projects.


latest news 12.10.09

Pixels+Points has just launched the web site for startup mid-atlantic forex investment group, Pinnacle Forex Group. Having previously designed the firm’s new logo and slogan “We’re on Top of It™”, the Pixels+Points team developed a web site that positioned the young firm among its foreign exchange market competitors. A contemporary color palette and subtle typographic treatments of foreign currency symbols as graphic elements, round out PFG’s inaugural web presence. View PFG’s logo and identity work here.

Working with Loop 9 Marketing, Pixels+Points designed and developed a branding campaign for E-Gen™, Arclin’s sustainable product suite. Within the timeframe of 4 weeks, we designed a complete collateral package, booth displays and Web site for the upcoming GreenBuild 2009 in Phoenix. Centered around the concept of “the ingredients of green”, Pixels+Points developed a cohesive visual identity that focused on E-gen’s trademarked “leaf” as the conceptual entry point, consistent throughout the rest of the materials. At the “root” of it all, is E-Gen’s product suite. Click here for samples of the Web site, booth display and print collateral.

Athena Square is the latest project from Baltimore-based developer Metroscape Development. Pixels+Points completed the print and online branding for the town homes, located in Baltimore’s Greektown neighborhood. The Pixels+Points design team developed the logo, Web site design and print collateral.

Pixels+Points recently completed the logo design & print collateral for Privé Salon & Spa at Silo Point. The salon menus and business cards were developed as matching sets, with the salon-related collateral in orange and the spa-specific pieces all in blue. While the salon’s full name is Privé Salon & Spa at Silo Point, the words “salon” and “spa” were separated to cohesively brand each of the service offerings to match the salon’s interior color scheme, (which happens to be a 2-story loft with the salon on the main level and spa on the mezzanine.)

2008 Archive: Pixels+Points developed advertising design concepts for Radius Travel, a DC-based corporate travel management company with global reach and local expert knowledge. The Baltimore-based design studio created several ad campaigns geared towards specific audiences, for placement in key magazines and travel publications. The three distinct campaigns (below) were driven by Radius’ newly-formed tagline ,”We speak the language of corporate travel.” Side note: Unfortunately, due to the onset of “mad cow” disease in Europe at the time concept 1 (top left) went to print, it was subsequently pulled from distribution and sadly never saw the light of day.

Atot (which is Mayan for house/home) is a Mexican home furnishings store located in San Diego. Pixels+Points is currently branding the store’s print and online presence, starting with the logo design (inspired by “papel picado”). The colors and typography reflect the warmth and rich textures of traditional Mexican architecture and décor. Pictured below are variations on the logo design along with the Summer 2009 catalog.

Pixels+Points recently collaborated with the Baltimore PR agency, Imre, to design a logo for the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Pixels+Points designed the new logomark utilizing the original letters from the AIA mark itself, subtly positioned in the word “America.” The result was a powerful and engaging logotype. To view the logo in use and in animated form, check out AIA’s The Shape of America.

Diamond Tavern is Hilton Hotel’s restaurant located at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Pixels+Points’ continued design and branding work includes exterior banner signage (below), themed appropriately for baseball season. Pixels+Points also designed the restaurant’s logo, print collateral and transit advertising.

Pixels+Points recently assisted Prometric’s Baltimore-based marketing department in branding their proprietary item banking software, Intelitest. The resulting efforts included the logo design and digital multimedia presentation. The Pixels+Points studio has now taken the Intelitest brand online with their Web site, Intelitest.us.

Pixels+Points recently developed a print-based branding campaign for Innovation Technology, a summer engineering program for high school students at Johns Hopkins University’s Whiting School of Engineering. The studio designed a brochure and poster, centered around the student and the theme of “innovation.” Contemporary colors and updated imagery completed the campaign, launched in early 2009.

The design studio of Pixels+Points is currently developing design proposals for Bin 404 wine bottles and packaging. Below is a sneak peak of a logomark and bottle label.

Reactiv is an start-up interactive agency based in New York City. Pixels+Points designed their new logo and brand identity. The “arrow” motif from the logomark is mirrored subtly in the letters “A” and “V” of the typemark, also becoming a branding element throughout the identity package. .

We are pleased to be (virtually) working with menswear retailer JoS. A. Bank. A Baltimore staple, Bank has over 450 stores nationwide. We are currently assisting them with their online catalog and products.

Samples of our recent branding work for E-Gen can be seen on our blog, http://blog.typeandimage.org/?p=706

Just launched the new web site design for Pinnacle Forex Group, a mid-atlantic forex investment group. http://www.pinnacleforexgroup.com

Our logo design and (mini) Web site/virtual tour for Baltimore-based Prometric's item banking product, Intelitest, are now live. http://www.intelitest.us

Pixels+Points launches the new web site for Smart Slope Living Retaining Walls, adding to our list of building, development and green-focused clients.

Pixels+Points completes branding campaign for E-Gen, a new brand of products by Arclin. Working with Loop 9, we designed and developed a full collateral suite, booth displays, information graphics and Web site. All launched within 4 weeks for Green Build 2009 in phoenix.
We are currently working with Arclin on revamping their corporate web site. Changes include graphics, imagery and updated messaging consistent with their E-Gen brand.

Pixels+Points is pleased to be working with Jos A. Bank on their web site.

Pixels+Points is currently developing the rebranding of Craig L. Snyder’s Dentistry practice. The studio designed a new logo, which was developed from Craig’s name, (and middle initial). Coined ” the dentist with a smile”, Craig L. Snyder wanted to rebrand himself and the practice, creating a more solid visual presence in Baltimore City and County. The new look reflects a slight sense of “humor”, both in the logotype and accompanying merchandise and collateral. Pictured below are business cards, with fun “smile quotes” on the back side of each staff member’s card, further reflecting the humorous tone. Ultimately, the effect of the new branding should be a positive one, with each patient either arriving or leaving with a smile.

Pixels+Points' Web site design for Baltimore luxury waterfront condo project, Silo Point, wins BEST WEB SITE AWARD at the GALA 2009 awards in Virginia. SiloPoint.com.

6.24.09 NEW WORK

Westport Waterfront Web site Turner Development's latest project, Westport Waterfront, is a green mixed-use development that will include residences, office space, retail and entertainment venues. We recently designed the Web site at Westportwaterfront.com.

Silopoint.com wins 8 awards at The 2008 Nationals * in Las Vegas, including Silver for "Best Web site", Web site designed by Pixels+Points.
* The Nationals is the country's largest and most prestigious competition recognizing superior new-home sales & marketing.

Pixels+Points recently launched the new logo and corporate Web site design for Disability Associates, Attorneys at Law, a MD-based law firm specializing
in the injured and disabled.

We are currently developing the new corporate Web site design for Starvrou Communities, an Annapolis- based developer. The new site will feature interactive case studies and property galleries along with improved site optimization for search engines such as google.

Pixels+Points has just completed the new identity for Prive Salon & Spa at Silo Point. The new salon, (french for 'private') will offer salon and spa services on two levels of an industrial loft space. Color was used to identify the two floors; blue for the spa and orange for the salon.

Westport Waterfront Logo Turner Development's latest project, Westport Waterfront, is a green mixed-use development that will include residences, office space, retail and entertainment venues. We recently designed the logomark and brand identity for this new venture, which some are calling, a "second downtown" due to the proposed skyline's contemporary architecture.

Loop 9 Marketing Pixels+Points was recently hired to develop the new identity system for Marketing firm Loop 9 Marketing. The new logo (shown above) reflects a subtle typographic treatment developed out of the looping element
and graphic motif.

Madden Electric Pixels+Points has just launched the new Web site design for Madden Electric, voted "best electrician" by Baltimore Magazine's 2008 Best of Baltimore campaign. The new site focuses on the company's key service offerings and reflects an updated contemporary look and color palette.

Prometric New Logo & Brand Formerly Thomson Prometric, Prometric is the global leader in testing & assessment services. Pixels+Points recently designed the company's new logo and stationery suite. The "radiant"new look
and classic typography reflect a clean, corporate and contemporary presence, yet subtly reminding customers of its stability in the marketplace.

Hearn Burkley Web Site Design We have just launched the new corporate Web presence for Hearn Burkley, the area's leading third party commercial management company. Of note are the firm's key service offerings: brokerage, management, development and construction. Color was used to identify each service throughout.

1.8.09
We have just completed new transit signage for Hilton's Diamond Tavern, a harbor restaurant and bar. The new ads can be seen on MTA buses and Light Rail stops around downtown Baltimore.

1.8.09
We are designing the new identity for Privé Salon & Spa at Silo Point.

1.5.09
We are currently developing the new brand for Athena Square, a new development project in Baltimore's Greektown neighborhood.

1.5.08
It's unanimous! Pixels+Points' logo proposal selected for Baltimore's first tech co-working group, Beehive Baltimore.

1.5.09
The new web site design for Commonwealth Architects has just launched. Along with the new web site, we also helped revamp their look with an updated color palette and branding elements. http://www.comarchs.com

1.1.09
New Year. New Work. New Projects posting soon.

1.1.09
We have just completed a trifold brochure and poster campaign for Innovation Technology at Johns Hopkins University's Whiting School of Engineering.

12.10.08
Pixels+Points recently completed the design of a new trifold brochure and poster campaign for Innovation Technology at Johns Hopkins University's Whiting School of Engineering.

12.05.08
Pixels+Points designs the new logo design for Beehive Baltimore.

10.31.08
Pixels+Points launches the new web site for Turner Development, Baltimore's developer of Silo Point and the upcoming Westport Waterfront.

10.12.08
Pixels+Points launches the new web site design for GreekYearbook, the nation's leading photo provider for fraternities & sororities.

10.06.08
Westport Waterfront launches its new logo, designed by Pixels+Points.

5.28.08 Diamond Tavern is the new Hilton Hotel's restaurant located at Camden Yards in downtown Baltimore. We have just completed the new logomark and identity suite for this new venture. Additional branding items included dinner menus, business cards, signage and print ads, along with the logo for the Hilton's hotel lobby, aptly titled "the lobby bar."

John Welker recently joined the adjunct faculty of Towson University where this Fall, he will be teaching "Digital Design", an undergraduate graphic design course.

Diamond Tavern opens tonight. Hilton Hotels' new restaurant, located at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, opens its doors this evening. We designed the new identity, menu system and signage. Photos soon.

Pixels+Points has been selected to develop the new identity for Westport Waterfront, a mixed-use development that will include residences, office space, retail and entertainment venues. Considered the "biggest project in Baltimore", some are calling it a "second downtown" due to the proposed architecture being conceived for the waterfront property.

Pixels+Points is currently developing the new Web site for Commonwealth Architects, a Richmond-based firm specializing in adaptable resuse and sustainable design.

05.25.08 Pixels+Points designs the new logo and identity system for Prometric (formerly Thomson Prometric). The new "starburst" element signifies the company's new direction in the field of global testing and assessment services.

5.23.08
We have just completed the redesign of DSST and GetCollegeCredit.com, one of Prometric's suite of educational products. The rebranding effort involved designing the new look of the logomark, print and screen-based marketing collateral and corporate Web site.

5.23.08 Adding to our list of architect-based clients, we have just launched the new identity and Web site for DC-based Sabine Roy Associates. View the site

5.20.08
New work posting soon. Check back in the upcoming weeks to view our updated portfolio. We are also looking for summer interns and freelance designers. Email us for more information.

5.20.08
Pixels+Points has been selected to develop the upcoming corporate Web site for Hearn Burkley (formerly NAI KLNB Commercial Management), the area's leading third party commercial management company

5.16.08
We have just launched the new Web site for Richmond-based, Proviz. View the site

5.10.08
Pixels+Points is currently designing the new identity for Diamond Tavern, Hilton Hotels' new restaurant located at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

4.05.08
SiloPoint.com wins "Best Web Site" award at The Homebuilders of Maryland's 2007 MAX Awards. View our winning site

03.15.08
Pixels+Points is working with the Tricerat on their new brand and web presence. Tricerat is both a Citrix Technology and Certified Microsoft partner.

3.07.08
Pixels+Points recently partnered with Weber-Shandwick, one of the world's leading global public relations firms, on a number of designs for upcoming interactive projects.

02.25.08 Pixels+Points is proud to be working with Commonwealth Architects, a Richmond-based Architecture firm specializing in commercial and urban development, including new construction, adaptive reuse, historic structures and appropriate infill construction within historic districts. We will be redesigning their corporate Web site, along with providing branding and SEO support. We will also be developing the new site for ProVizions, Commonwealth's partner company, specializing in architectural and exhibit visualization.

02.25.08 Pixels+Points has been selected to develop the new global brand for Prometric (formerly Thomson Prometric), the international leader in testing and assessment. In addition to a new logo and identity system, we will be developing a complete marketing collateral suite and custom brand style guide.

02.06.08 Pixels+Points designs the new identity for Florida Voters Coalition (FVC), a non-profit organization comprised of Florida voters and state and national organizations working together toward election reform. The logo is comprised of three elements, the sable palm leaf, Lady Liberty's crown, and the florida sun.

02.01.08 We have just launched the new corporate ID and Web site for MPH Debt Solutions, a Gathersburg-based consultancy specializing in debt consolidation and debt relief. The new site can be viewed at: www.mphdebtsolutions.com

01.21.08 Pixels+Points is designing the new web site for Sabine Roy Architects, a DC-based interior design and architecture firm. The new site will feature the firm's most notable accomplishments and highlight works in progress.

01.15.08 We have just finished the new logomark for Stonington Builders, a Baltimore-based developer specializing in the building of modular homes.

01.15.08 Pixels+Points was recently hired by Data Networks to rebrand both their corporate identity and Web portal. Additionally, we will be producing marketing collateral and tradeshow graphics in line with the new brand.

01.01.08 Pixels+Points is working with Sandy Hillman Communications on their new web presence. Sandy Hillman Communications is a public relations firm with global capabilities, specializing in the healthcare, government, tourism and hospitality industries.

Pixels+Points has moved to Hampden! Just a short ride up I-83, our new studio is officially open,




Pixels+Points Launches Filosofi, our new design studio specializing in custom wedding designs stationery and event identity systems and monogram packages
Filosofi is Pixels+Points' design line specifically geared towards the creation of identity packages for weddings and other special occasions. Filosofi provides customized monograms, logos, invitations, menus, stationery, Web sites and other unique design items that bring a unique personal touch to any occasion.

Pixels+Points is moving to Hampden! Just a short ride up I-83, our new studio will officially open its doors January 1st. Photos coming soon:)

Stonington Builders
Pixels+Points is developing a new logo and identity system for Stonington Partners, a Baltimore-based real estate developer.



About Faces Day Spa & Salon Gift Bags
Our continued relationship with About Faces Day Spa & Salon led us to be commissioned to produce design concepts for a collection of gifts bags, set to be fabricated and distributed in the upcoming year. One of the preliminary designs revolved around the phrase "Be Beauty Full," a word play on the salon's advertising slogan "Be Beautiful."

Pixels+Points has just launched the corporate Web site for Trace Architects, a Baltimore-based architecture studio. Check it out

SiloPoint.com is now live! The online presence for Turner Development's most recent project can be seen here.

Pixels+Points has been hired by the Maryland-based start-up MPH Debt Settlement, to develop their new identity and corporate Web site.




New Web Site design for Samuel Peter www.samuel-peter.com
Samuel Peter, also known as "The Nigerian Nightmare", is the World Boxing Council's Heavyweight Champion. We were hired to redesign, develop and brand his new Web Site to coincide with his nationally televised fight at Madison Square Garden. Pixels+Points created a new look for the boxer's site, which included a mutlimedia gallery, fan club and a custom shopping cart for fan merchandise.



Pixel s+Points is working with Turner Development Group

Pixels+Points has been hired by Turner Development Group to develop the corporate Web site for their premiere waterfront property, Silo Point. We will be providing design and Web development support for the new site, which will be an interactive experience highlighting key features of the building, along with a virtual tour and animated site plans. Constructed in 1923, the B & O Railroad grain terminal (Silo Point) was the biggest and fastest grain elevator in the world. Turner Development has transformed this unique structure into an exciting innovative urban oasis for both residential and commercial use. Phase 1 of the new site can be viewed at www.silopoint.com.



Pixels+Points working with Metroscape Development

Metroscape Development is a Baltimore-based development company specializing in building contemporary homes in historic neighborhoods. We recently designed and launched their new corporate Web site showcasing the company's key properties in Maryland. Entirely built in Flash, the new site highlights Metroscape's newest property, Knightsview Lofts. Formerly the Knights of Columbus headquarters, this 4-level structure now houses 6 unique urban lofts with amazing 360 waterfront views.

We also developed tagline and marketing support for Knightsview and are currently working on a new identity system for the upcoming townhomes, Canton Heights. www.metroscape.us

Trace Architects hires Pixels+Points for new Web site
Pixels+Points has been selected by Trace Architects, a Baltimore-based architecture studio, to design and develop their new corporate Web site. Working closely with the firm's three partners, we will art direct and design the new site which will showcase Trace's diverse portfolio of work, in particular, the properties surrounding the revitalized Patterson Park neighborhood in east Baltimore.

Of special note, are the EnviroHomes projects which consist of contemporary rowhouses that have been renovated and designed with the environment and green-conscious buyer in mind.



Pixels+Points launches new Abilities Network Web site

We are pleased to announce that the new Web site for Abilities Network is now live. Based in Towson, Maryland, Abilities Network is a nonprofit organization that provides customized services to children, adults and families of differing abilities, "Seeing abilities, not disabilities." Using elements from their existing logomark as a base, we designed and developed a colorful and vibrant Web site with an emphasis on imagery and functionality. Entirely CSS-driven, the new site was built to meet accessibility requirements and enable users of differing abilities to navigate effectively. We are currently developing supporting print advertising and tradeshow graphics in conjunction with the newly developed visual "brand". www.AbilitiesNetwork.org

creative services
Advertising Campaigns
Annual Reports
Brand Development
Content Management Systems
Copywriting & Editing
Corporate/Brand/Product Identity
Database Development
Display & Exhibition Design
Environmental Signage
HTML Email Campaigns/Newsletters
Information Architecture
Interactive Presentations/Kiosks
Flash Animations/Banners
Motion Graphics
Packaging Design
Print & Marketing Collateral
Search Engine Optimization
Web Design/Development/Hosting


our approach
An identity system is the building block of most successful brands. A strong logomark should be both timeless yet contemporary. A well-designed identity system builds equity in the marketplace and elevates the business, product or service to a new level of recognition and purpose. From the initial concepts to project completion, we create identities that stand out in the crowd and stand the test of time and change.

Consistency is the key to successful brands. While a logomark can be considered the kernel of a brand's growth, its value is established and made credible in the marketplace through the use of effective sales and marketing branches. We help our clients examine their existing logo and strategize on the best ways to effectively apply their brand forward throughout print and interactive media.

Design has the power to decorate a space, inform the public, drive sales and most importantly, inspire change. We believe that "design" is more than a trend or catch phrase. It is more than a color scheme or slogan. Design permeates our culture. We live and breathe it in the decisions we make throughout our daily routines. Whether it be a brand of toothpaste or wall paint, chances are, someone has designed, packaged and strategically positioned that product to entice us to purchase it over others.

But good design is much more than mere decoration. It is, more importantly, about effective communication. From the smallest pixel of an image, to the point size of the letterform, we believe that every business, brand and individual has a message that needs crafting. We help businesses identify who they are, what they want to say, and use the power of the image and word to creatively craft their message to the right audience.


people

John Welker
was born in Maryland and raised in the cultural paradoxes of Washington D.C. and Mexico City. Long before launching Pixels+Points, John, a graduate of The Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, began his design career in New York City working for several design studios.

After the time in New York, John returned to Washington D.C. where he worked as the lead designer on a wide range of online interactives for museums and cultural institutions, most notably, The National Air & Space Museum, The National Museum of the American Indian, Princeton University's new art museum, and The Phillips Collection's restrospective on artist Jacob Lawrence.

In 2000, John joined Fusion Pop, a small studio focusing on small businesses and non-profit organizations. There he produced print and online initiatives for regional and local names such as EMI/Virgin Records, GlaskoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals and Miami-based Gold Coast Advertising.

In 2002, John became a founding member of Round 2 Communications. Over the four years at Round 2, where he served as Art Director and Designer, John was responsible for multiple facets of design, including logo & identity systems, Web site development and print collateral for clients such as BGE, Global Secure, Community Analytics, the National 4-H and the United Way of Central Maryland.

John currently resides in the revitalized neighborhood of Patterson Park in Baltimore's East end.

Elise Babbitt-Welker
A graduate of the University of Virginia, Elise began her career in media relations with Imre Communications, a public relations agency specializing in home and building. Clients included The Home Depot, Ridgid Power Tools and the American Red Cross.

In 2004, Elise became Marketing Manager for The Seva Group, a Baltimore-based IT Consulting firm. While there, Elise managed marketing, internal communications and media relations.

Elise is currently the Communications Manager for the Kennedy Krieger Insititute and serves as a consultant to Pixels+Points.

Past & Present Design Associates.. without whom:
Alexander Pines
Jeanelle Mak
Jay Roop


just completed


We just launched the new Web site for Abilities Network, a non-profit organization that provides customized services to children, adults and families of differing abilities, "Seeing abilities, not disabilities." We are currently developing supporting advertising and a retractable banner stand in conjunction with the new look. Check out the new site.

Working with Silverpoint, Inc. we recently created several design proposals for one their clients, Brentwood School in Los Angeles. The selected design utilized existing elements from the brand, including the hexagon and Trajan typeface. View at full size + additional design proposal

Working with About Faces Day Spa & Salon, we just completed a new Flash-based project for their corporate Web site. The additions included Flash-enabled photo galleries showcasing Makeovers and Hair Styles of the season. Driven by Flash and PHP, a user can thumb through different hair styles, "before" and "after" shots, refer a friend, vote for a favorite and upload a photo and apply to be a model in upcoming shoots. Thanks to the rest of the team for a great effort in getting these pages up and running! Take a look



W orking closely with Baltimore-based IT global testing leader, Prometric™, we developed a complete multimedia and print suite to secure a lucrative global contract with Cisco. The concept for the entire package revolved around Cisco's tagline, "Welcome to the human network." Both the CD artwork and the interactive presentation reflected the global reach of both companies by utilizing a visual "timeline" of the globe, animating and moving simultaneously through key areas of the world, from right to left. Starting out in Cisco's San Francisco, the animation moves through the key 9 points of the presentation, while wrapping around the globe, and eventually making its way back to California with the message "Welcome back." The widespread success our work has led to its translation into several languages and shown at key global offices.



We recently designed a promotional mini-site for electro-pop band Moenia, in conjuction with the release of their new album, Solar. The landing page featured a rotating galaxy and solar system as an interactive navigation tool. A blog and fan message board are in the works. MoeniaSolar.com



Formerly Thomson Prometric™, Prometric™ recently partnered with Pixels+Points to create a complete branding initiative for their presentation to Microsoft Corporation. We designed and developed a collateral package which included data sheets, a CD-ROM package, proposal cover and pocket folder. Utilziing the "starburst" element from the Thomson Prometric logotype as a base, we branded both the print package and the multimedia presentation which illustrated the global IT partnership the two companies share. Prometric's pitch, along with the collateral items and CD-ROM interactive, created quite the impact, so much so, that Prometric is now the sole source Microsoft vendor for all of their IT test certification centers around the globe.Congratulations to the Prometric sales team.

Logomark for the 2007 Baltimore Rowing Championships, an annual regatta featuring local high school rowing teams.



Pixels+Points recently branded a new Prometric testing initiative, Test Drive. Test Drive serves as a simulation of a real-world testing environment and helps ease a candidate's pre-testing jitters.

In collaboration with Studio Spear, we've just finished the "revamping" of Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Que Web site. The new homepage features a more prominent navigation system with animated icons and dropdowns, flames and smoke. Utilizing the exisiting design and layout as a base, we added textures and wood grain patterns, adding depth to the homepage and more actively directing the viewer to the site's intended target...buying sauce (in both original and honey!) Sauce it up!



We've just completed a logomark and Web site for Metroscape Development, a Baltimore-based urban development company specializing in building contemporary homes in Baltimore City's historic neighborhoods. Canton Heights is a new development featuring contemporary townhomes at the height of the Highlandtown/Canton neighborhoods. Take a look



We've just completed the new Web site for MV Fitness in Mt Vernon. MV Fitness is the sister gym of the popular Federal Hill Fitness and will open in early 2008. Take a look



Pixels+Points recently branded the newly reopened Pazza Luna in Locust Point. We created their new logo, complete identity package, lunch and dinner menus, ongoing ad campaigns and Web site. www.pazzaluna.us.


in the works


Pixels+Points is currently working with Compete-At, a Maryland-based start-up with a product suite that helps athletes, event organizers and National Governing Bodies register, create and manage sporting events online. We are developing a new look for their corporate Web site and accompanying verticals, (i.e. sailing, curling and archery).



With the recent success of Spring Awakening and Duncan Sheik's accompanying score, we recently created a design proposal for a potential resissuing and repackaging of Sheik's last album "White Limousine". The new packaging would be a traditional jewel case design with a black & "white" slip cover. Removal of the slip cover reveals the amazing full-color imagery throughout. An 8-page booklet, inlay tray graphics and the silkscreened "car wheel" CD face art, round out the package.


noteworthy
Pixels+Points was recently awarded a Silver Medal in the 2007 Baltimore Addy Awards for their identity package. Printed as a one-color package with a blind emboss of the logomark, the stationery system included a business card, letterhead, policy envelope, notecard and CD/DVD packaging. Look for more news and recent work on the way. Congrats to the team.


pixels+Points Creative partner - MEXICO
Republika Creativa™ is a graphic design studio specializing in print and interactive media for music and film. Projects include Web sites, CD packaging and promotion, Web banners and interactive marketing collateral. // Republika Creativa™ es un estudio de diseño dedicado a produciendo proyectos impresos e interactivos para los medios de música y cine. Creamos Páginas de internet, Paquetes de CDs y otros productos de marketing interactivo.


partial client list
PRESENT
Abilities Network
About Faces Day Spa & Salon
ALS DC/MD/VA CHAPTER
Celebrate Life
Charles Village Condos
Cleo Communications
Coco & Buff
Coldwell Banker
Compete-At
EagleStar Investments
Erie Insurance
Doyle Communications
Faces Med Spa
Florida International University
Imre Communications
LAUREN Foundation
Long & Foster
MPH Debt Settlement
MV Fitness
Pazza Luna
Prometric
RADIUS Travel
Ten14 Condos
The ACI Group
The Robert Paul Academy
The Seva Group
Tricerat
Salefinderz.com
Silverpoint, Inc.
Sotto Sopra
Sotto Caffe
Studio Spear
Trace Architects
Tuner Development
Union Box Company
Weber-Shandwick

PAST
EMI/Virgin Latin
GlaxoSmithKline
Gold Coast Advertising
Maryland Institute College of Art
One Thousand Children, Inc.
Zan Records

PRIOR to P+P
BGE
Community Analytics
First Financial Group
Global Secure
Princeton University Art Museum
The National 4-H
The National Air & Space Museum
The National Museum of the American Indian
The Phillips Collection
The Seva Group
The United Way of Maryland
The University of Baltimore
Sightspeed
Spina Bifida Association of America
Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse

 

about type+image
Type+Image.org
is the personal Web site of Baltimore-based graphic designer John Welker. Work featured on this site features past+present projects, including branding and identity systems, print collateral, Web sites and logomarks. From the business plan to the business card, everything we all touch and see is in some way affected by the world of graphic design. For the past 8 years, John have developed successful print and interactive campaigns to help regional and national clients tackle the challenge of elevating their visual image.

John Welker was born in Maryland and raised in the cultural paradoxes of Washington D.C. and Mexico City. Long before launching Pixels+Points and Type+Image, John, a graduate of The Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, began his design career in New York City working for several design studios. Projects included print and branding campaigns for both retail and fashion.

After the time in New York, John returned to Washington D.C. where he worked as the lead designer on a wide range of online interactives for museums and cultural institutions, most notably, The National Air & Space Museum, The National Museum of the American Indian, Princeton University’s new art museum, and The Phillips Collection‘s restrospective on artist Jacob Lawrence.

In 2000, John joined Fusion Pop, a small studio focusing on small businesses and non-profit organizations. There he produced print and online initiatives for regional and local names such as EMI/Virgin Records, GlaskoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals and Gold Coast Advertising in Miami.

In 2002, John became a founding member of Round 2 Communications. Over the four years at Round 2, where he served as Art Director and Designer, John was responsible for multiple facets of design, including logo & identity systems, Web site development and print collateral for clients such as BGE, Global Secure, Community Analytics, the National 4-H and the United Way of Central Maryland.

John currently resides in Roland Park.