A Creative Agency in Philadelphia

We create excellent ideas that make your business shine and our egos soar. We don’t strive to merely be good. We don’t want to simply be great. We want to be greater than anyone you’ve ever worked with. And we want you to be greater too.

 
$5,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2007
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Wayne, PA
headquarters
  • 520 Richards Road
    Wayne, PA 19087
    United States

Portfolio

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Sunday Breakfast Website Design/Development

Founded in 1878, Sunday Breakfast has given more than 130 years of service to Philadelphia’s homeless. It was our mission to create a robust website that shines a light on the compassion and humanity behind the Sunday Breakfast. This site would tell the collective story of Sunday Breakfast through the many personal stories of struggle and triumph shared by its members. Our goal was to create a site embodying the dignity and pride
behind so many of these stories, not to mention a site that could be easily updated and maintained by the mission’s busy team. The result, we don’t mind saying, is a gorgeous platform for the organization’s collection of moving stories and captivating photos, all from people who were inspired or saved by Sunday Breakfast, and who are now working to bring the same help and hope to others.
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NeoReach Website Design/Development

NeoReach empowers and enriches enterprise applications with advanced social insights. The world-class creative services group pushes influence campaigns to greater heights through advanced industry, conversation and consumer analysis, helping its clients create meaningful multi-platform impact. NeoReach needed a top-to-bottom construction project, a website that captured the happy collision of social intelligence and influencer

marketing. The result is a bright, pastel mash-up of photo, illustration, and animation. Posts, Profiles, and Likes flutter optimistically in the breeze. We created a site for NeoReach that marries the playful side of social networking with the data-driven realities that make it work. The result is love at first sight (dig all the hearts)!
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Bloom Website Design/Development

Bloom allows both traditional and digital currency lenders to serve billions of people who currently cannot obtain a bank account or credit score. In other words, Bloom creates opportunity for those who wouldn’t otherwise have access. That made us think of new beginnings, which made us think of growth, which made us think of blooming, which worked out perfectly because that’s actually the name of the company. We built a site for
Bloom absolutely flowering with sweet little animations that capture the idea of growth—growth of individual wealth, growth of communities, growth of networks. If you’re looking for financial opportunity with the fresh feel of a halcyon spring day, we’ve got you covered.
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Liber Finance Website Design/Development

Liber Finance is a perfect combination of sophisticated cool and geek chic, like martinis at a Star Trek convention. Liber creates easy and transparent access to financial products. They enlisted us to build a website featuring the very same ease of use, all enveloped in an ultra-stylish, retro-future look that captures Liber’s innovative spirit. Working with some amazing photography and a dark, funky palette, we built a site

that pulses with simple but lively animations, that moves when the user moves, that buzzes with the very same energy that makes Liber one of our most exciting partners.
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Aramark Hospital Patient Menus

Aramark provides food service, facilities and uniform services to hospitals, universities, school districts, stadiums and other businesses around the world. The food service giant was looking to put a fresh spin on its line of hospital menus, so they asked us to plate some branding ideas. (See what we did there?) We had two projects on the table—Aramak’s in-room patient menu, and their pediatric menu. We came up with Treat

Yourself for the adults; Little Treats & Tasty Eats for the kids. The idea behind it was not just a rebranding, but a total reconsideration of the hospital dining experience. For adults, this meant highlighting personal choice. For the little ones, it was about putting a happy face on the food. Also, it rhymes, which we absolutely love.
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WS Cumby Design & Development

W.S. Cumby provides a full spectrum of professional construction services including construction management, design/build and general contracting. And they do it with style. Of course, there’s also functionality, versatility, and precision. But the style comes through big time. We built a website for W.S. Cumby that had all of those features; cool, friendly, and bursting with personality thanks to the new branding materials we

worked up. We approached the whole project from an architectural perspective, creating an inviting structure—a site that’s easy to use, easy to get around, and easy to like. Cumby also wanted a site capable of growing around its thriving family-owned business, so we built a foundation with plenty of room for future renovations and additions.
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Cognito Design & Development

Cognito provides anti-fraud and identity verification solutions tailored to the needs of high-growth businesses. When we set out to build a brand and website for Cognito, we asked ourselves, “What does verification really mean?” We admit that we didn’t crack a dictionary for this one. We just figured that the goal is to put a trustworthy face on a virtual identity, something that tells you who or what you’re dealing with. So

that’s what we did with Cognito’s site, illustrating and animating that dynamic place where humans, technology, and data flow together into a lush stream of safe, secure, and verified information. Cognito is all about preventing fraud, so we built a site that—we’re pleased to verify—is the real deal.
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District0x Design & Development

We put the “fun” in crypto fundamentals. Sorry. Couldn’t resist. But District0x won’t mind because they’re a lot of fun too. That’s the image that we worked to get across when tapped to build a new landing page for this Ethereum-powered crypto-network of decentralized markets and communities. District0x wanted something quirky, playful, and illustrative. They came to us because, well, that’s kind of our thing. Our custom

illustrations and animations took centerstage as we collaborated with District0x to create a landing page that offers a world within a site, an immersive brand experience that tells a great story and looks sexy doing it.

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Website Redesign for Handwriting Service Company

"The company made every page look as good as the homepage."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Sept. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Griflan Design, Inc. worked together with an in-house graphic designer to progress through multiple stages of design drafts in an overhaul of the home screen and select pages of the client's website. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Phoenix, Arizona
David Wachs
CEO, Handwrytten
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The design work provided by Griflan Design, Inc. was consistently extremely high quality, demonstrating attention to detail and commitment to their client's success. Their team was organized and responsive throughout the project, frequently responding to questions and requests within minutes.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Handwrytten is the global leader in handwritten note automation. We allow companies of all sizes (and consumers) send handwritten notes at scale, on the card of their choice in the handwriting style of their choice.

Using our proprietary handwriting robots, Handwrytten writes all notes and envelopes in pen, and affixes a real forever stamp. Optionally clients can include one of our gift cards as well, to brands like Starbucks, Target, Amazon or VISA. For business users, we can even include the client's business card.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Griflan Design, Inc.?

Handwrytten was looking for a new web site to freshen the look of Handwrytten, and showcase our new capabilities. We wanted something to truly stand apart from other potential competitors while remaining fun and engaging.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We reviewed websites of over 100 designers. We had two other firms in active review when we selected Griflan due to their design ideas, enthusiasm, responsiveness and ability to take our feedback into account. I worked with my head graphic designer on the decision.

Describe the project in detail.

Griflan started with a questionnaire to capture our thoughts on our existing web site, sites we admire, and general design considerations. After a few over the phone calls, Griflan redesigned the homepage, and providing three revision rounds. After we were satisfied with the final design, they proceeded to design the other pages on the site.

Griflan uses Invision to provide mock-ups of all pages, which provided a way for us to provide feedback and collaborate on the design. My graphic designer was responsible for providing assets and additional feedback throughout the process.

What was the team composition?

Our single point of contact was Ron Griffel, one of the company's principals. He worked with his team of designers and coders, but was responsible for the majority of the design.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

We have not launched the final website yet, but are very excited to do so and expect it to be done in the next 2-3 months.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Excellent. Our PoC was extremely responsive for one-off questions, typically responding in a few minutes or less.

All design discussions involved using Invision, which made it easy to provide feedback.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Attention to detail.  The company made every page look as good as the homepage. I am concerned this will come at the cost of maintainability down the road, but I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.

Are there any areas for improvement?

None yet.

5.0
Overall Score The results will speak for themselves, but so far they are absolutely a 5/5
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Incredibly easy. Our contact was always available.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Griflan was the most expensive company we considered. However, it
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Griflan's designs are fantastic. The amount of detail and animation is mind blowing. I am confident our new site will be award winning.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Absolutely will. Griflan feels like an extension of our team and I'd happily refer them to anyone.