Spruce interactive

Our Work

Spruce is an interactive, multi-media design studio. We happily spend our days designing and building engaging visual experiences for both the digital and printed worlds, for business, individuals, and non-profits.

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Humanthology

Branding and UI design for Humanthology, a platform devoted to sharing authentic human stories and experiences.

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Madelin Adena Smith

Web design for Madelin Adena Smith, a talented life coach, writer, and astrologer.

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Cisco Brewers

Website design and platform for Cisco Brewers, Nantucket. Makers of Whale's Tale Pale Ale, Triple 8 Distillery, and Nantucket Vineyard Wines.

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Cafe Nine

Website and brand redesign for a unique music venue in New Haven, CT. Built on the Ticketfly platform.

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Roots of Action

Updated brand and website for child adolescent development blog.

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The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern

Ticketfly website for The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern, an iconic music venue located in Toronto, Ontario which first opened in 1947.

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Animal Hospital

Website for Animal Hospital, the musical works of Kevin Micka who performs both solo and with a 30 person guitar ensemble in Boston, MA.

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Collective Concerts

Ticketfly website for Collective Concerts, a booking and promotions group in Toronto, Ontario mostly focused on booking acts of the indie/beggars banquet, alt country, americana/canadiana roots rock, ‘77 punk, post-punk, ska, garage, mod, psychobilly, goth, etc. variety.

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Girls Rock Campaign Boston

Web design/development, & identity design for posters, t-shirts, and other printed event collateral for Boston-based branch of a national non-profit.

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diyMFA

Re-branding and development of a community-based do-it-yourself writing platform for authors.

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Cureatr

Art Direction, Design and Development for application website.

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YourGrid

Logo design for energy consumption tracking software company.

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The Prince of Fonts

Art book designed to showcase hundreds of fonts created by Ray Larabie, type designer.

More Projects

Collaborations

We partner with some highly creative folks in the world. Our partners range from xyz this and that to xyz this and that and this is why we are so especially awesome and worth contacting about something.

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You and Them

Custom theme development for a media & creative recruiting agency

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Nine Lines

Custom theme development for an e-commerce strategy & consulting agency

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Quality Reviews (RateMyHospital)

RateMyHospital® is a HIPAA-secure, mobile and web-based feedback tool that allows hospitals to collect patient feedback and experience in real-time.

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Eisai Pharmaceutical

Internal campaign website with an interactive exhibit in collaboration with The Mixx.

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Levantine Films

Custom Wordpress theme in collaboration with Permanent ADG.

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Goddess of the Hunt

Web development for articles, blog, and e-commerce platform for active Greek collective.

More Collaborations

We've Worked With

Columbia University
Ticketfly
Booze Allen Hamilton

Berklee City Music Network
Yale University
Joe Torre

Talk to Us

Wise men have said, "All good things must come to an end", and so it was with Spruce. We began our first project in 2006, and completed our last in Fall 2013. It's been a wonderful experience, but now it's time to begin the next adventure.

Though...we wouldn't want to leave you hanging, now would we? Here are our top recommendations for world-class branding, design, and web development:

  • Kristina (KJ) Parish and Beam Collective:
    KJ provided the artistic vision that allowed Spruce to succeed, and we still think she's the greatest designer in the entire world. She's started a new collective with some talented developers, and is covering much the same territory as Spruce--design and development all under one roof, with a caliber of service and professionalism seldom seen in this business or any other. If you like what you see on the Spruce site, then definitely get in touch with KJ at kj@beamcollective.com
  • Permanent Art & Design
    Permanent is a nationally recognized design & branding firm out of Minneapolis, MN. They've been a long term collaborator and strategic partner over the past couple years, and we'd recommend them for medium to large sized businesses/organizations who are serious about putting their best foot forward. In addition to design, Permanent offers strategy and marketing services, plus in-house and networked developers. For more information contact Joseph Belk joseph@permanentadg.com
  • Nate Thompson
    A freelancer, Nate reminds us of ourselves back in the day. Smart, communicative, and skilled, Nate is our recommendation for small to medium sized businesses/organizations who have sites built on Wordpress or other open source content management solutions. With a background in both design and development, he's a one-stop shop for most web-related tasks. You can get in touch at nate.a.thompson@gmail.com
  • Kevin DeBernardi
    Designer turned developer, Kevin is embarking on a freelance web career after working as the in-house designer at the Museum of the City of New York. He's adept at translating his design ideas into custom PHP code, and is constantly expanding his technical palette. Kevin's a good choice for projects that don't quite fit into the Wordpress mold, and that would benefit from a consistency of presence and vision from design through execution. Kevin can be reached at kevin@analoglifestyle.com