Everywhere Your Brand Lives

The Black Axe is a highly-skilled and versatile hit squad focused on solving problems. We bring smart and engaging designs to the web, mobile platforms, and the real world—everywhere your brand lives.

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Westbury Friends School

Responsive Design / Photography / CMS / Application System / Research

Westbury Friends School needed a website that made it easy for parents of prospective students to learn about their programs, schedule a visit, and apply, all while keeping parents of current students informed and engaged.

We started by learning everything we could about Westbury Friends School and their competition, and then we talked to parents, both of Westbury Friends School students and of other school-aged children, to learn about their needs and challenges. Armed with a thorough understanding of the problem and inspired by the core values of Westbury Friends School—simplicity, peace, integrity, and community—we got to work.

The result was a beautiful website utilizing on-site photography, with easy-to-access information and events, and a simple application process (including taking application fees).

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation

User Interface Design / iOS & Android Development / Data Integration

Good Shepherd is a nationally recognized rehabilitation leader, offering a continuum of care for people with injuries, complex medical needs and physical and/or cognitive disabilities. Aligning with their mission to deliver a top-notch experience, Good Shepherd wanted a simple and convenient way to inform their patients and visitors about their facility and the surrounding city.

We created a beautiful app on iOS and Android that puts everything patients and visitors need to know at their fingertips. Information is pulled from multiple websites and data sources to present up-to-date visiting hours, cafeteria menus, and local information, and an interactive map makes navigating Good Shepherd's impressive facility a breeze.

Brand Identity

Equipping brands with a bold and timeless identity is at the core of what we do. Above are some examples of successful identities we have developed for our clients. Since no two brands are alike, we approach each branding project in a unique way. Our focus is on your vision and individual needs. From concept to completion, we systematically guide you through the process.

Our specialty is elevating brands. Let us pump you up!

Agenda

Art Direction / Graphic Design / Illustration / Signage

Agenda is the most diverse and creative lifestyle fashion trade show in the world, and when they approached us to push the feel of their New York City shows in a new direction, we couldn't have been more excited.

Tasked with creating an authentic presentation of the street, skate, surf, and lifestyle cultures filtered through the lens of New York's men's fashion market, we had our work cut out for us. We created mood boards, multiple concept sketches, and refined and refined. The result was strong, evolving iconography that cemented Agenda's place as a premier event in New York City's competitive lifestyle fashion scene.

... And Here's what they're saying

Pros. Excellent communication. Outstanding work.

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