• Studio of Eric Van Holtz
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Studio Mega
Agency: Van Holtz Co Lead Front-end Developer: Eric Van Holtz Lead Back-end Developer: Alex Van Holtz

Studio Mega is a brand design agency based in Portland, Oregon.

With simplicity, flexibility, and maintainability in mind we built a website uniquely mega.

Powered by a Craft CMS back-end the website is easy to manage and update. There are several customizable content blocks that can be added and rearranged to make case studies be presented in a meaningful way.

The home page features a randomly selected video, masked in a circle, with animated text describing Studio Mega's high-level process.

We developed multiple content column layouts, carousels, and media assets that provide an ease to the flow of pages.

Finding someone that can not only bring expertise and technical ability but also creativity to enhance the experience is hard to find. But Eric does just that.

When we work with him, we’re not just handing off a direction and waiting for him to implement it. We collaborate throughout the process and the end result is always better than what we initially thought was possible.

On top of that, he’s an awesome dude, good communicator and fun to be around.

— Josh Beyer, Partner & Business Director, Studio Mega

From print to digital, and events to in-store brand work we wanted the work to stand on its own. The copy and assets can be laid out in multiple configurations that suit the content. Videos can also be used in place of photos wherever needed.

Project description, categories, inline client brand color, and easy access to the next case study all make for an informative and content rich experience.

The people of Studio Mega
Studio Mega's own branding set them apart from other agencies.

Vibrant colors, unique blending modes, and hover overlays can be seen here and in hoverable content throughout the website.

Mobile home and navigation
A fully featured mobile experience.

Inline autoplaying videos and animations can be seen on the home, work, and case study pages.

The animated mobile navigation and content keep the mobile experience feeling fast and fluid.

Mobile studio, journal, and Case study
Touch interactions

Touch is used as an alternative information view of some otherwise hoverable content.

Simply touching this content as you scroll down the page will toggle this view. Carousels also support touch drag with left and right hot spot areas for the user to progress to new slides.

Studio Mega has some of the top creative talent in the Portland area.

We're thrilled at each opportunity we have to partner with such an easy going, welcoming group of mega creatives.

If you're ever in PDX, be sure to grab a drink with these fine people. Learn about how they've helped build and brand their little create oasis, New New Crusher Court.

Like this project and want to chat about what we could do for you? Hit us up!

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Specializing in refined digital web experiences with a focus on animated, responsive, and interactive content.

Partnering with agencies and brands that value design and development integrity.

Delivering highly executed front-end user experiences by paying close attention to the nuances of design, optimization, and performance.

March 2019 —

Remotely, PDX

Development —
  • Technical Direction
  • Front-end Development
  • Craft CMS Solutions
  • Development Consulting
  • Best of, Gold, Silver
Awwwards —
  • SOTD, Developer, H.M.,
    Nominations: SOTM,
    Independent of the Year 2018
Communication Arts Web Picks —
  • SOTD
  • WOTD, UI, UX, Innovation,
    Nominations: SOTM, SOTY
CSS Winner —
  • SOTD
  • FOTD, Public Short List
W3 —
  • Best of Show, Gold, Silver
The Webby Awards —
  • Honoree