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The EAT (Everyone At the Table) Café is a non-profit, pay-what-you-can restaurant that nourishes, educates, and unites the community. 

Located in West Philadelphia, the EAT Café provides a welcoming space to nourish the community through good food and fellowship. The custom designed website perfectly reflects the welcoming nature of the restaurant while effectively organizing the various activities, events, and educational programming the EAT Café provides.

The Design and Development

4x3 worked closely with SK Designworks to develop this beautiful website for both EAT Café and their affiliate, The Center for Hunger-Free Communities (CHFC). 

"Designing the EAT Café site was fun working with illustrations and hand-drawn touches to real-life photo images. 4x3 understood our vision and carried it through seamlessly."
Soonduk Krebs | Art Director | SK Designworks

As the technology partner, 4x3 collaborated with SK Designworks to flawlessly incorporate all aspects of the site, including the ever-changing menus, graphics, and news about the café and the initiative behind it.

ABOUT SK DESIGNWORKS

SK Designworks is a full-service graphic design firm located in Center City, Philadelphia.

The studio, led by Soonduk Krebs, views each project as a unique creative opportunity and does not try to impose a set style or “look” upon their work. SK Designworks' portfolio features a wide range of projects performed for a diverse group of clients, including Rowan University, The John Templeton Foundation, W.S. Cumby, Inc. and SEPTA. 

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Support EAT Café 

The restaurant's ongoing operating costs must be met through café operations, grants and funding, and in-kind support. 4x3 supports EAT Café by offering free web hosting.

Learn more about how you can support the EAT Café at eatcafe.org.

August 28, 2017
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4x3 partnered with Cause Design on a web design project and proposal for our client, The John Templeton Foundation. The professional relationship between the two studios has allowed for us to create a user-friendly, beautiful, and functional site that showcased the Templeton Foundation's annual report in a streamlined, beautiful way. 

As the technology partner, 4x3 works directly with Cause Design from the beginning of each project, to determine the scope, define the site architecture, and consult on functionality. Cause Design provides creative solutions, and 4x3 takes the lead on the programming and development. For the John Templeton Foundation's 2015 annual report, 4x3 created a user-friendly web experience that organized information in a legible, structured way.

"I trust 4x3 with my web development projects because of their commitment to being good partners, who are as invested in the creative vision as I am. My clients and I have been impressed by their expertise, but more importantly, their friendly attitude and flexibility, which is a rare combination."
Todd Whitney | Owner | Cause Design

ABOUT CAUSE DESIGN

Cause Design Company was founded by creative director Rodd Whitney, and lives by the principles that commitment to collaboration and exceptionally creative design is key.

Cause Design is a full-service creative company, delivering senior-level market research, brand strategy and positioning, marketing communication strategy, copywriting, photography and video production services through a network of like-minded individuals who share our strategic mindset and creative standards.

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ABOUT JOHN TEMPLETON FOUNDATION

The John Templeton Foundation serves as a philanthropic catalyst for discoveries relating to the deepest and most perplexing questions facing humankind, in the spirit of its founder, John Templeton.

The foundation provides academic grants, research support, and an annual award to an innovator in the field of scientific discovery. Through the organization's efforts, the John Templeton Foundation has been able to contribute major discoveries in fields of scientific investigation, prayer, gratitude, immortality, and imagination.

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July 31, 2017
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Great design is not just type and layout, often a project requires photography or illustration as a key component and the best solution is not always the most obvious.

MRI Network hired 4x3 to layout and design an advertorial scheduled to appear in USA Today's June 2017 insert magazine highlighting the company's top recruiting offices. Each award-winning office listed featured exceptional recruiters in an effort to provide recognition and inspire other offices.

To make matters more challenging, the recruiters for the article were scattered acrosss the country. In order to overcome the challenge of inconsistency in photographs and logistics of hiring one photographer, we reached out to famed illustrator Randy Glass to create graphite portraits for each individual. Client buy-in was key, and once they were able to see the layout as we envisioned it, they were sold. By commissioning Randy Glass to create sketched headshots for MRI, 4x3 was able to bring a unique spin to an article about company recruiting.

By presenting a different perspective on corporate branding, we were able to create a unique - but professional - look and feel to the advertorial. The graphite illustrations also worked well with the news print format, providing quality and character to an otherwise formal news spread.

"4x3 did an excellent job of helping us design an ad for an employment insert that promoted the expertise of the top performers within our franchise organization. Their out-of-the-box ideas, such as commissioning an illustrator to draw headshots really made our ad shine, while also remaining within the publication's editorial standards."

Nysha King | Media Relations | MRINetwork

Each featured recruiter was gifted with a signed copy of the original illustration by the corporate offices to congratulate offices for a successful year.

Learn more about these top recruiters, teams, and offices »

About MRI Network

Founded in 1965, MRI Network has grown into one of the largest and most successful recruitment organizations in the world. Being the first of its kind, MRI has established a proven business model that has endured some of the toughest economic times.

Dubbed a "network of individuals", MRI Network is comprised of more than 3,000 search professionals who specialize in hundreds of industries. MRI recruiters combine their understanding of each industries with their knowledge of executive search and recruitment in order to find the perfect placement for any potential employee.

Visit the MRI Website »

About Randy Glass

Randy Glass is an acclaimed illustrator and portrait artist famous for the acclaimed Wall Street Journal headcut. He specializes in pen and ink, watercolor, stipple, line art.

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July 11, 2017

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4x3 partnered with The Heads of State on a web design project and proposal for our client, Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts. The professional relationship between the two studios has allowed for us to create a user-friendly, beautiful, and functional site. 

As the technology partner, 4x3 works directly with The Heads of State from the beginning of each project, to determine the scope, define the site architecture, and consult on functionality. The Heads of State provides creative solutions, and 4x3 takes the lead on the programming and development.

"4x3 is an ideal partner. The first thing that stands out to us is their clear, organized, and comprehensive proposal/scope process - all of the components of the project were clearly outlined and determined before we ever started the work, and once the project was underway they carried everything out to a T. Everything was done on-time and on-budget, with progress and updates clearly communicated along the way. They took our vision and made it a reality. They also pivoted quickly and easily when our client had random requests throughout the process and got back to us quickly with questions and changes. We look forward to working with them again!"

Joanna Leigh Simon | Producer | The Heads of State

Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts

Usdan is a premier summer camp for the arts for pre-kindergarten to high school, specializing in programs that emphasize creativity, theater and dance, leadership, environmentalism and music. With nearly 70 classes and over 1,500 students each summer, Usdan guides every camper on a path of individual and creative growth, with the help of a team of artists and talented arts educators. The Usdan approach is distinctively interactive and hands-on, rooted in a balance between creative process, artistic practice, and craft on the one hand, and final product and performance on the other.

4x3 worked closely with The Heads of State to create a completely custom Drupal CMS for Usdan's dynamic and content-rich website. The CMS is completely responsive in design, assuring the site looks equally great on all screen sizes and devices.

About The Heads of State

The Heads of State is an innovative design firm that blends a fun atmosphere and challenging projects with a no-nonsense motto: It’s all about the work. They are focused on the intersection of design, illustration, branding and entrepreneurship.

Visit The Heads of State's website » 

June 26, 2017
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4x3 has partnered with SwivelStudios on many web design projects and proposals. The professional relationship between the two studios has allowed for us to create several beautiful and functional sites. 

As the technology partner, 4x3 works directly with Swivel from the beginning of each project, to determine the scope, define the site architecture, and consult on functionality. Swivel always delivers creative solutions, and 4x3 takes the lead on the programming and development. Specializing in dynamic, content-rich websites, 4x3 and Swivel partnered to create sites for Clear Sound Inc., the Institute for Research and Reform in Education (IRRE), and Penn’s Center for Neuroengineering & Therapeutics.

"When seeking quality tech/design/development partner, you take a risk when seeking the right fit for the scope of work at hand.  We hit a home run every time SwivelStudios partners with 4x3. Their team possess just the right mix of design savvy and current tech trend development skills." - Heide Fraley, Creative Director, Swivel Studios

Clear Sound Inc.

Clear Sound Inc. is Philadelphia's premier video, audio and lighting firm. Since 1976, Philadelphia-area institutions, event planners and houses of worship have turned to Clear Sound for all sound and event production needs; including venues like the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center and UPenn's Franklin Field.

4x3 worked closely with SwivelStudios to create a completely custom Drupal CMS website for Clear Sound. The CMS is extremely user-friendly and completely responsive in design, assuring the site looks equally great on all screen sizes and devices.

Institute for Research and Reform in Education

The IRRE was founded in 1989 with a mission to improve the lives of young people in diverse communities by transforming their educational experience.

4x3 and SwivelStudios teamed up to create IRRE's custom website back in 2010. The site featured a simple, yet functional design that highlighted IRRE's mission and work. Then, in 2015, the IRRE reached out to 4x3 for a site refresh to handle all the content published on the website. 4x3 developed a sleek new site incorporating the best features of the Drupal 7 platform including responsive design and search optimization. The design makes the large amount of content featured on the site easier to navigate.

Center for Neuroengineering and Therapeutics

Penn’s Center for Neuroengineering and Therapeutics researchers focus on engineering devices to help scientists and doctors better understand what happens within the brain’s communication networks. They use this knowledge to help improve medical management and to develop brain-computer interfaces that can restore neural networks and improve function.

To better communicate their important research, CNT looked to 4x3 and Swivel Studios to create a responsive, user-friendly, easy-to-update website on a Drupal platform. 4x3’s programming brought the responsive design concepts to life.

About SwivelStudios

SwivelStudios is a small graphic design studio just outside Philadelphia. They specialize in creating fantastic print collateral, custom web interface design, and branding and identity campaigns. SwivelStudios prides itself on creating quality and unique design communications that make an impact and are delivered on time.

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May 16, 2017
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