You and Them
Custom theme development for a media & creative recruiting agency
Project Type: Web Development
Launched: January 2013 Details
We’ve known Dana Siomkos and her designer Amy Martino since we collaborated together on Goddess of the Hunt in 2011, so when Dana came back to us to develop her new agency site, we jumped at the chance. This is a truly novel site, straight from the minds of Amy and Dana. We can’t lay claim to the concepts, but we can say that it was a whole lot of fun to code up. The homepage features a huge automated slideshow, with left and right controls anchored on the sides of the screen. The navigation menu floats above these images, inverting color as needed depending on the image sliding into place. The “Sign Up For Job Alerts” link is omnipresent, and triggers a hidden area that slides down from the top of the screen, so users can sign up for You & Them job alerts in a flash. The job listings themselves are pulled from a database that populates both the homepage and a dedicated jobs page. Visitors can click any job to jump right to the full description. The Featured Candidate section below is pulled from a specific category of the You & Them blog, satisfying our philosophy that content should be entered once and only once, regardless of how, where, and when it’s displayed.
We’re particularly proud of the social integration on this site, pulling in Twitter Feeds and rotating Instagram images with the hash tag #YOUANDTHEMNYC. This was a great one to build, and came together in about two weeks. It’s an example of a business that understands its audience, articulates its brand with confidence, and presents content in a completely unique but simultaneously intuitive way.