Selected Projects


Jonathan Chapman

Portfolio Website

Clear just relaunched JCP's 2013 site with eighthourday providing design guidance. We moved the site, photo management and video projects from a custom CMS, along with migrating the blog from Blogger, over to an Expression Engine setup to allow for management of the tiniest details. Their blog, photo and video projects are all now managed under one system, making updates easier than ever.

Monopoint Media / Gear Junkie

Publication

Monopoint Media & GearJunkie are two businesses that Clear helped get off the ground and helps run on a day-to-day basis. We're involved in project pitches, concepting & execution of everything that comes through the door. One month we'll be helping with a video shoot or edit, and another month it's a live event or social media promotion. GearJunkie gets about half a million visitors a month and has seen steady growth year-after-year.

UMN Health

Blog and Main Site

We just launched two sites for the freshly-minted UMN Health organization. It's a collaboration between University of Minnesota Physicians and University of Minnesota Medical Center. The site is built on the Craft CMS and feeds content into multiple other properties within the UMP, UMMC and Fairview ecosystem. Both sites reside at blogs.umnhealth.org and UMNHealth.org.

Eight Hour Day

Portfolio Website

Martin Olson and Clear teamed up to build a new site for Nate and Katie at Eight Hour Day. Lots of jQuery and Wordpress goodness... and AWWWards Site of the Day from the look of it.

Peterssen / Keller Architecture

Portfolio Website

Clear developed a new site for Peterssen / Keller Architecture with design help by the great folks at eighthourday. It features a easy content management system for easy updates & some nice jQuery action for subtle transitions, all tied together with some LAMP goodness. Voted as AWWWards Site of the Day.

Asche And Spencer Music Search

Web App

Asche & Spencer creates music. The Asche & Spencer Music Search Engine is a web app that Clear built to let you search their library of thousands of tracks simply and elegantly. It operates by using a weighted-tagging system to collectively rank the results based on the combination of tags that you search with. There's a robust admin system so A&S has full control over all aspects of the tracks in the database.

Acumenium

Portfolio Website

Acumenium is a boutique interactive design studio in Malibu, California who came to us for the development of their new website. It is built on a CodeIgniter framework using some jQuery love for the gallery view and keyboard controls.

Logic PD

Corporate Website

We created a new site for the folks at Logic PD here in Minneapolis. It was a total re-think from the ground up that started with a re-architecture of their existing content, then bringing a fresh, new design into the mix, then built using the Expression Engine CMS.

Capsule

Portfolio Website

Launched in June of 2013, we delivered a new site for a great creative shop here in Minneapolis, Capsule. It is built using responsive techniques, so the site is tailored for desktop, tablet and mobile. It includes support for Retina devices, and is managed by the Expression Engine CMS.

 

Archived Projects


Taco John’s Potato Olé Maniacs

Staged launch from July - Nov 2009

Using the power of social media, this branch of TacoJohns.com encouraged the viewer to upload their videos, give yourself a Frolé out of a Potato Olé & test your madlib skills, all in the name of the potato.

Mrs. Meyers Video Player

Launched in December, 2008

This was a fun little project for the folks at mono that was built as a mini-campaign for Mrs. Meyers' cleaning products. The video player showed Thelma at her best, giving her highly needed perspective on all matters of house, home & life in general.

PepsiCo

Produced throughout 2008/09

Various internal Flash projects produced for PepsiCo's intranet. Most were data-driven, such as this one which created a versatile map with the various company offices around the world, all ticked to their current viewers time zone along with visual elements like dynamic daylight/nighttime and daylight savings adjustment.

Larson Boats

Launched 2007/08 Season

Clear worked with Industrio/Gage on the relaunch of the Larson Boats 2007/08 site. It utilized an XML data structure for bringing in visual assets, allowing for tons of asset re-use. The main navigation, boat navigation and photo galleries were all integrated into the same file making for a super-efficient user experience.

LS Black

Launched in November, 2005

Developed in tandem with Brian at Form and Logic, this was a revamp of LS Black Constructors' online presence, the main goal to provide consistency and class to their portfolio of work.

Rossignol USA

Launched in 2003

One of our earlier Flash projects, we built this microsite for Rossignol's launch of their new line of ski's, the Zenith. It allowed for people to view various parts of the skis, check out the technical specs & keep that excitement with some download wallpapers.

Sesame Street Workshop
40th Anniversary

Trafficked in October, 2009

Sesame Street's 40th anniversary is a big deal, so coinciding with a re-launch of their website, we helped mono push out a ton of online ads to help direct parents and their children to the new site.

OAR - Of A Revolution

Lava Records / Inflatable3
Launched in November, 2007

We worked with the fine folks at Inflatable3 to build up a new data-driven site for the band OAR. Full-album media player, video players, dynamic contests & flyering was all driven by a crazy cool server-side that was powered by Chime.

Capsule

Launched in early 2004

We worked with Brian Adducci & Dan Bagenstoss at Capsule to build them a new site in Flash 5 (!). Definitely a team exercise and we were glad to work amongst such talented folks.

Dispatch Music

Launched in January, 2006

We re-launched Dispatch's online presence. The band had broken up in 2002, but came together for a set of reunion concerts in 2007, for which this project was the official kick-off. The fully data-driven Flash site was home to tons of their media from years past, with video, photos and full albums for downloading & streaming, all powered by Chime.

Zeiss Victory RF

Launched in July, 2008

This is one in a series of 3 micro-sites that were created for Zeiss through Pocket Hercules. One of the cool features was to show how their rangefinder binoculars would detect the range of things in your field-of-view. We built a method to detect the color saturation of a group of pixels and it would estimate the range of what you're looking at.

Arctic Cat

Created in 2006

Developed Flash content for the 2006 Arctic Cat Winter relaunch for Periscope. We worked alongside the in-house development team to freshen up the online presence for the brand, with the other seasonal lines taking the same template as this Winter Launch.

Campbell Mithun

Created in 2006

Built with a small team at Cue, Clear helped with the online re-brand of Campbell Mithun, an agency with a storied 70-year history.

Primo / Pabst Brewing

Launched in November, 2007

Created with Play & Citizen for Pabst Brewing, this was the online re-launch of the immensely popular Hawaiian beer brand, Primo.

Pearl Izumi
Ban The Speed Shop

Launched in September, 2009

BanTheSpeedShop.com was launched with Pocket Hercules as an online guerilla-marketing campaign for the new line of Pearl Izumi P.R.O Edition cycling apparel.

Mongoose / Pacific Bicycles

Pitched in 2008

This banner campaign concept was presented in conjunction with Pocket Hercules to Pacific Bikes in 2008 as a way to show concepts for a possible upcoming campaign.