is a blog about design, technology and culture written by Khoi Vinh, and has been more or less continuously published since December 2000 in New York City. Khoi is currently Principal Designer at Adobe, Design Chair at Wildcard and co-founder of Kidpost. Previously, Khoi was co-founder and CEO of Mixel (acquired by Etsy, Inc.), Design Director of The New York Times Online, and co-founder of the design studio Behavior, LLC. He is the author of “Ordering Disorder: Grid Principles for Web Design,” and was named one of Fast Company’s “fifty most influential designers in America.” Khoi lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn with his wife and three children. Refer to the advertising and sponsorship page for inquiries.+
First off is a huge presentation that we whipped up in record time for Sean Combs’ Citizen Change voter registration initiative. Not the Web site, that was done by other hands, but rather the extensive Flash slideshow that was projected huge behind P. Diddy when he made his announcement. I happened to be on vacation when all the heavy lifting was done, so I missed out on getting to meet the man, but the work is really an accomplishment. Hopefully, we’ll get a full version in our portfolio and online soon.
Grab a Six-Peak
You might think the brush with celebrity would go to our heads, but we’re still working diligently to produce great design for the clients who have been loyal to us when we were regularly turned away at the velvet rope. Just yesterday, we launched a nice, simple Web site for a company that engages in incredibly complex forms of option trading: PEAK6. Personally, it took a lot of brain power for me to get my head around their business model, which combines incredibly smart people and clever technology to make markets in the intangible world of equity options. Got that?+