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Gathering the Community for Healthier Schools

Green Apple home page

he Center for Green Schools offers communities resources to take direct action toward making healthier, more sustainable schools. Their latest project, Green Apple, focuses on speaking to parents, teachers, students, and other advocates to spur tangible changes within our community buildings. Such activities range from assembling rain barrels to planting …

Written by on September 20, 2012 | Filed Under: Projects

A New Future for Journalism: Redesigning JSK Journalism Fellowships at Stanford


We’ve done a fair amount of publication work over the past few years. Along the way, we’ve developed an abiding understanding of the state of journalism and its complexities. Publishers pinball in search of viable approaches. Editorial teams dwindle, vanish. In the midst of these entangled realities, the John S. …

Written by on July 11, 2012 | Filed Under: Projects

A Vibrant Website, With an Eye Towards a More Just World


We aspire to help organizations meet their goals by telling their stories more effectively. And we love solving tricky problems with real meaning. Our work with the Open Society Foundations was a tremendous opportunity and honor. We worked alongside a dedicated team to tackle a daunting task. We emerged with …

Written by on June 6, 2012 | Filed Under: Projects

A Bright New Home for Local News

mlive-after is the leading source of news and information for the state of Michigan, incorporating the output of eight local newspapers in towns from Bay City to Grand Rapids.

Written by on February 2, 2012 | Filed Under: Projects | 37 Comments

Head of the Class: Redesigning eNotes


It’s a given that we prize the written word at Mule. When the eNotes team approached us for a redesign, they dropped such aims as “a space for every student to engage” and “in-depth guided discussions” that shot straight to our bookworm hearts. eNotes is a comprehensive educational resource that …

Written by on May 25, 2011 | Filed Under: Projects

AllThingsD Launch


Our longstanding clients over at AllThingsD launched their new site over the weekend. We couldn’t be more thrilled to have been part of the redesign effort to band the many and excellent voices under the All Things Digital brand. With its more intuitive navigation, organized paths to news and reviews, …

Written by on May 23, 2011 | Filed Under: Projects

Glaucoma Research Foundation


We’re pleased to announce the redesign of the Glaucoma Research Foundation (GRF). Sound familiar? We first worked together nearly six years ago. We love all our clients, but it’s always a treat to have the chance to revisit past clients and work. The design process is invested in relationships, from …

Written by on May 12, 2011 | Filed Under: Projects

Strong Voice, Engaged Newsmaking


ColorLines is a publication that deals with racial justice; they analyze race from a political and structural perspective, making news out of elements and forces of society too frequently taken for granted. Saving journalism has been a hot topic for a while now. And rightly so: newspapers are closing. Magazines …

Written by on August 18, 2010 | Filed Under: Projects

Running with the Watchdogs: Redesigning ProPublica

The new ProPublica site

We love good journalism and hate unchecked abuses of power, so we were excited and honored to collaborate with ProPublica on their website redesign. In the absence of accountability, the powerful can exploit the weak, betray the public trust, and cause great harm that never comes to light. Although many …

Written by on July 1, 2010 | Filed Under: Projects

Last Year’s Model


I like records. LPs. They sound great. And for all the awesomeness of carrying most of your music around on a little tiny white brick there’s nothing quite as satisfying as dropping a needle on vinyl. That said I have all the standard-issue geek stuff, and when Nintendo released their …

Written by on May 5, 2009 | Filed Under: Projects

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