Portfolio

Discoverarchitecture.ca

Kobayashi/Zeitguys was approached by the Ontario Association of Architects to conceive of, design and develop a new public facing website intended to inform and engage the general public of the importance of architecture in our daily living. Our original concepts presented, not only the URL name “discoverarchitecture.ca”, but an approach to UX that withheld internal pages and overall site navigation from view in favour of engaging the visitor –our primary objective– on a full screen image scrolling landing page which…

Healthydebate.ca

Healthydebate.ca is a vibrant, expertly curated, community-driven website aimed at fomenting active discussions by community leaders, activists, healthcare professionals, and engaged members of the Canadian public. The scope is healthcare in Canada, and the topics are broad and varied. Zeitguys was initially engaged to bring this social media project from the pages of the research grant to full online reality in 2010, and then again in 2015 for the second iteration which saw a new healthcare stories component, Faces of…

Toronto Public Library Foundation

Kobayashi Zeitguys was the agency behind the strategy, concept, visuals, key message writing and development of the new Toronto Public Library Foundation website. The donor-centric and analytics-supported approach we crafted focuses on creating the most accessible, ergonomic and streamlined workflow to drive visitors to complete their donation transaction. The design, imagery and content is impactful and deliberately works within the guidelines of the Toronto Public Library brand to ensure that visitors know they are giving to the Library, not some…

International Festival of Authors

Zeitguys was engaged to build out an entirely new, highly visual website for The Harbourfront Centre’s International Festival of Authors. Being a festival website, the content is timely and highly dynamic – WordPress was a natural fit as the underlying CMS framework. Art Director Janice Ivory Smith delivered a keen and compelling visual design that references previous years’ marketing materials while providing a striking look-and-feel that places the events and authors at the forefront. The mobile experience is a vital…

MMM Group Limited

This success of the MMM Group website was the result of a very tight collaboration with the client marketing team to completely overhaul the content, structure, organization and visual design of their existing website, while moving it to the WordPress platform. The visuals of the site are heavily driven by imagery that are specific to the content: location photography, executive headshots, project documentation, featured images. the challenge: available images are extremely varied in terms of their resolution and quality, with the…

Justice for Children and Youth

Justice for Children and Youth is a non-profit legal aid clinic that specializes in providing select legal representation to low-income children and youth in Toronto and vicinity who are facing conflicts with the legal system, education, social service or mental health systems. Our objective was to create a website whose visuals sat in the “sweet spot” between “street cred”, “youth appeal”, and “trusted advisor”. The result is a vertical home page design that speaks to a youth audience above “the…

uHear 2.0

Zeitguys designed and developed uHear 2.0 for the Apple App Store on behalf of Kitchener-Waterloo based Unitron. We didn’t just want to give a facelift to the previous version of the app: in addition to some really cool new features, we wanted the entire user experience to be more modern and engaging. Applied Arts Interactive winner Version 1.0 of the uHear App (also designed by Zeitguys) won an Applied Arts Interactive Award, and appeared in the May, 2010 edition of Applied Arts in…

Groundradar

Digging Deep to Find a Solution Groundradar is the world’s most experienced ground penetrating radar (GPR) service provider. GPR technology is used for deep mineral exploration and geotechnical applications. The company had experienced tremendous success in the field however, their track record was not being properly communicated online. Kobayashi Online dug deep to find a customized solution. Groundradar required a new website which would reflect its global expertise, build brand awareness, and support their offline sales efforts. Another unique challenge…

ProPath: Insurance Made Simple

A Better Way The intense rivalry of the insurance industry hasn’t left much room for the little guy. If smaller companies want to survive, they need to be innovative. They need to set themselves apart. But before setting yourself apart, it’s important to meet your client’s needs. Most people expect a business to have some sort of online presence. Design ProPath Insurance Solutions Inc. required a simple and functional website to complement their existing business model. Simply put, the website…