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Hyperakt is seeking an awesome Art Director

Hyperakt is seeking an awesome Art Director

Mar 05, 2014

SummaryHyperakt is looking for an art director with a brand strategy background. The primary responsibilities of the art director will be to lead, art direct and mentor Hyperakt’s internal creative/design team and external creative resources to ensure development of compelling, strategic and brand-rel ...
Smidge Co now in MoMA

Smidge Co now in MoMA

Jan 16, 2014

We are very excited to announce that the Smidges are now available in MoMA stores! Currently our three birthday cards are available; Edgar, Herbert and Pierre. To check out new cards in the works or see what else we've been up to visit us at SmidgeWorld.com.Smidge Co is a Hyperakt Labs project by Jason Lynch. They are a fam ...
Image of the Studio Exhibition

Image of the Studio Exhibition

Oct 10, 2013 | Hyperaktivists

Image of the Studio is an exhibition of over 75 current New York graphic designs studios that Hyperakt is honored to be apart of it. Original work and portraits have been submitted by each studio, as well as a range of data designed to document the structure, history and culture of each.The exhibit is open to the public unt ...
Re3StoryHack: A Hackathon for Storytellers with a Conscience

Re3StoryHack: A Hackathon for Storytellers with a Conscience

Oct 06, 2013

The most important issues deserve the best storytellers.Our Hyperakt team , along with our friends from Parsons, Vizzuality, and Blue Ridge Foundation believe that it is time to expand the boundaries of justice-focused persuasive storytelling. We asked change-makers from nonprofits, foundations, and act ...
CFA: The Edgeless School wins SEGD Global Design Merit Award!

CFA: The Edgeless School wins SEGD Global Design Merit Award!

Jun 19, 2013

The SEGD Global Design Awards were established in 1987 to recognize excellence in environmental graphic design. They are the only international design awards focused on communication in the built environment. Winning projects have included complex wayfinding systems, branding and identity work, retail and interior projects, ...
Blue Ridge Foundation won GDUSA American Web Design Award!

Blue Ridge Foundation won GDUSA American Web Design Award!

Jun 12, 2013 | Announcements

GDUSA American Web Design Awards Winners are now published! Roughly 15 percent of the 1,200 entries (nearly twice the number of entries from last year) were declared winners.Check out Blue Ridge Foundation's rebrand and snazzy, completely-responsive website.
Deroy Speaks at Type Directors Club & Sullivan Event

Deroy Speaks at Type Directors Club & Sullivan Event

Jun 07, 2013 | Hyperaktivists

Deroy recently spoke at "After the Jump," a day of ideas and inspiration hosted by Type Directors Club and Sullivan. The question of the day was; How are rapid advances in digital communications changing the world of design?Deroy says, "The web is our loudspeaker. The potential to reach a good percentage ...
NYCFC Branding featured on Brand New, FastCo, & KCKRS!

NYCFC Branding featured on Brand New, FastCo, & KCKRS!

Jun 06, 2013 | Hyperaktivists, New Work

Recently, Major League Soccer announced that a new expansion team will join the league in 2015: New York City Football Club (NYC FC). The club's owners did not release the NYC FC logo and gave no indication when they will do so. It didn't take long for many designers to image a brand, including Hyperakt! (Seen on Brand ...
Josh on PBS Off Book

Josh on PBS Off Book

May 09, 2013 | Hyperaktivists

One of our designers, Josh, is featured in an Off Book video, The Art of Data Visualization! Josh talks about creating a successful infographic and how it tells a story to communicate accurate and complicated data. He explains that, "data is just a clue to the end truth." Watch the video here.
Blue Ridge Foundation on Brandemia.org

Blue Ridge Foundation on Brandemia.org

Apr 26, 2013 | Announcements

Ruben Greyhound writes about the new branding of Blue Ridge Foundation saying, "It seems that the brand is based on the digital concept to create a "L" in a bucket of pixels, to give visibility to the image." "The details of the services infographics, iconography, and color palette ... give this brand a graph ...
MINI Hipster Road Trip Infographic in PAGE Magazine

MINI Hipster Road Trip Infographic in PAGE Magazine

Apr 23, 2013 | Announcements

MINI Hipster Road Trip infographic was featured in the May 2013 PAGE Magazine. PAGE is a German magazine for creative professionals in design, advertising and media. Photo credits: Julia Robbs
Hyperakt Featured in Design Firms Open for Business

Hyperakt Featured in Design Firms Open for Business

Apr 23, 2013 | Announcements, Hyperaktivists

Design Firms Open for Business, by Steven Heller and Lita Talarico, is a firsthand look inside studios and offices, both large and small, from all over the world. The inner workings of more than 40 different-sized and variously focused design establishments are explored, offering keen insights into firms working on eve ...
Blue Ridge Foundation on Brand New

Blue Ridge Foundation on Brand New

Apr 18, 2013 | Announcements

Before and After Blue Ridge Foundation logo was featured on Brand New. The editor comments, "I like the implied title of "I" and "L" in "BLUE," and nice typography overall." Check out our case study for more details.
Champions Ring on The Roosevelts

Champions Ring on The Roosevelts

Apr 01, 2013 | Announcements

Calling all sports fans! Check out Champions Ring on The Roosevelt and read more about how it all started. There are now 475 playoff brackets and counting on the site including 107 seasons of MLB (baseball), 66 seasons of NBA (basketball), 93 seasons of NHL (hockey), 92 seasons of NFL (football, 16 seasons of ...
Iran Infographic in the The Washington Post!

Iran Infographic in the The Washington Post!

Mar 15, 2013 | Announcements

Hyperakt's infographic on Internet Censorship in Iran is featured in an article, Iran's Web Censors vs. Google Reader, from The Washington Post. "Google's much-dreaded announcement on the coming demise of Google Reader has alarmed users in Iran - and drawn attention to the scale and complexity of online censorship ther ...
Iran Infographic on POPSCI, Laughingsquid, Gizmodo, & Explore

Iran Infographic on POPSCI, Laughingsquid, Gizmodo, & Explore

Mar 14, 2013 | Announcements

Internet Censorship in Iran Infographic has been featured on POPSCI, Laughingsquid, Gizmodo, & Explore!
March Madness Bracket on FastCo.Design

March Madness Bracket on FastCo.Design

Mar 14, 2013 | Announcements

Looking to get in the spirt of March Madness? Co.Design has featured The Champions Ring NCAA Basketball Tournament Brackets today. They call it the bracket "that you can fill in to one-up your tasteless colleagues."Get your NCAA bracket here!
AIGA features TEACH Case Study

AIGA features TEACH Case Study

Mar 12, 2013 | Announcements

Hyperakt is excited to announce that our TEACH case study is featured on AIGA's Design for Good: a movement to ignite, accelerate and amplify design-driven social change.Check out the entire case study here!
UNHCR Innovation is

UNHCR Innovation is

Mar 09, 2013 | Announcements

Several months ago, Hyperakt was approached by UNHCR to present at a wider conference about data visualization. We really enjoyed the talk and the opportunity to connect with the team, and are pleased that they've called us out in a recent interview, "Amplify, Connect, Explore: UNHCR Innovation." Rocco Nuri says that ...
Rebranding Teachers featured in Brand New Awards!

Rebranding Teachers featured in Brand New Awards!

Jan 20, 2013 | Announcements

Hyperakt is excited to announce, our branding project Teach, for Studio 360 has been featured in Brand New Awards book!
Deadspin's Top 10 Best Sports Infographics!

Deadspin's Top 10 Best Sports Infographics!

Dec 21, 2012

Hyperakt's The Champions Ring is featured as one of the 10 best sports infographics of 2012 on Deadspin. They write that the "elegant, colorful charts are a major improvement of the traditional 'branching tree' brackets that we've grown accustomed to.Take a look for yourself!
Turnstone visits Hyperakt

Turnstone visits Hyperakt

Dec 10, 2012

Turnstone blogger Krista Bedosky paid us a visit this summer, and wrote up a nice article on Turnstone about her studio tour. She explores how our open office and backyard encourages collaboration and communication within the office and with the community, and shares a couple pictures of our space as well.Have a look!
Time Out NY Holiday Gift Guide

Time Out NY Holiday Gift Guide

Nov 27, 2012 | Hyperaktivists, New Work

We've seen lots of happy customers picking up Neighborwoods maps or ornaments just in time for holiday gift-giving! And we're excited that Time Out NY has featured us as part of their NYC-themed gift guide for 2012. Take a look!
Julia Speaks at Social Enterprise Boot Camp

Julia Speaks at Social Enterprise Boot Camp

Nov 16, 2012 | Announcements

Julia ran a workshop on designing data at the Social Enterprise Boot Camp this fall. The Boot Camp was founded by Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs and NYU's Wagner School of Public Service. During the course of two days, it brings together 150 folks in the social enterprise space for a serie ...
AmEx Open Forum

AmEx Open Forum

Nov 13, 2012

Amex has featured us in their Open Forum article on "Being the Brand: Inside Brooklyn Creative Firms." We're thrilled to have our space highlighted alongside Red Antler and HUGE, and to be counted as one of these "boss workspaces" in "Brooklyn's hottest neighborhoods". Take a look!
Deroy speaks at Visualized conference

Deroy speaks at Visualized conference

Nov 12, 2012

Hyperaktivist Deroy Peraza spoke recently as part of Visualized, a conference that "explores the evolution of communication at the intersection of big data, storytelling and design." The conference featured many incredible speakers, including Eddie Opara, BenWiederkehr, Jake Porway, Sarah Williams, Scott Belsky, ...
Walkabout NYC

Walkabout NYC

Oct 19, 2012

We were proud to be part of the Harvest WalkaboutNYC this fall. The walkabout invites interested members of the New York community to visit and chat with creative firms across the city. We met a great group of people here in our Carroll Gardens studio, and chatted with them about our studio, our philosophy, and ...
Julia quoted in Open Skies Magazine

Julia quoted in Open Skies Magazine

Oct 15, 2012

Julia was quoted recently in an article about Helvetica in Open Skies Magazine, the inflight magazine for Emirates. Her words add insight into the thoughtful piece entitled "type positive: the rise of helvetica," by Noah Davis.Julia says, 'if you look at Target and American Apparel's logos, both are black, they look t ...
Hyperakt Wins Studio Gold!

Hyperakt Wins Studio Gold!

Sep 28, 2012

We are honored and thrilled to have received three Information is Beautiful Awards. The American Energy Spectrum received a Silver medal in the Interactive Visualization category and Evolution of the Web received a Bronze medal in the same category.And perhaps most exciting of all, we won the Studio Award!Check out al ...
Hyperakt and Design for Common Good

Hyperakt and Design for Common Good

Sep 28, 2012

We had a lovely conversation recently with Katy, from Designed Good. We chatted with her Hyperakt's process and sources of inspiration, and some of our most exciting self-initiated projects, from Neighborwoods to Lunch Talks.You can see our full conversation on the Designed Good blog.
Hyperakt wins Silver for Interactive Visualisation!

Hyperakt wins Silver for Interactive Visualisation!

Sep 27, 2012

The Information is Beautiful Awards were announced at the ICA in London and Hyperakt won silver!Check out The American Energy Spectrum Infographic here!
BestVendor Infographic on Mashable

BestVendor Infographic on Mashable

Sep 21, 2012

Building upon our past work for BestVendor on the best apps for professionals, we recently created a piece on the most popular tools for freelancers. BestVendor surveyed almost one hundred freelancers around the world and came up with some insightful results. Perhaps not surprisingly, cloud apps were relied upon ...
Flash sales on Fab and Uncovet!

Flash sales on Fab and Uncovet!

Sep 20, 2012

Neighborwoods is really taking off, with flash sales on sites like Fab and Uncovet. We're so excited to see the project gain momentum!You can see additional press from Goodsie, Quipsologies, Trendhunter, and Thrillist (for Atlanta, Portland, Chicago, Boston)
Lovely Wood Engraved Maps

Lovely Wood Engraved Maps

Aug 17, 2012 | New Work

Gizmodo loves our engraved Neighborwoods maps: "While the cleverly named Neighborwood maps of different cities aren't something you're going to stick in your back pocket next time you're visiting a new place, they're certainly something lovely to display in your home."Keep your eye out for our new set of maps, coming ...
Notcot: Neighborwoods are Beautiful

Notcot: Neighborwoods are Beautiful

Aug 17, 2012 | New Work

"Neighborwood maps by Hyperakt and Aymie Spitzer. Beautiful." – NOTCOT
Google Developers Blog

Google Developers Blog

Aug 14, 2012 | New Work

The Google Developer's Blog is running a feature on "behind the scenes: visualizing the evolution of the web" on … you guessed it, the Evolution of the Web piece that launched at Google I/O this year!The blog post highlights the fact that about 60% of the technologies shown in the timeline were used to build the visual ...
Spark interviews Deroy

Spark interviews Deroy

Aug 14, 2012

Spark is a group of independent graphic designers who connect every month to help collaboratively tackle creative and business challenges. They chat with Deroy about how small studios can best form strategic partnerships with developers and other vendors to work on projects. Deroy discusses how forming partnersh ...
Neighborwoods on Swissmiss!

Neighborwoods on Swissmiss!

Aug 14, 2012 | Announcements, New Work

Welcome to the Neighborwood!We're so thrilled to launch Neighborwoods today, to great success. Tina Roth Eisenberg writes on Swissmiss that "I agree with Aymie Spitzer that there is something magical about hand-drawn and hand-lettered maps." In lustrous, unfinished wood, our new engraved neighborhood maps are be ...
Champions Ring Featured in Spain

Champions Ring Featured in Spain

Aug 08, 2012

Yorokobu has written a lovely piece on The Champions Ring. Deroy describes how he started thinking about ways to incorporate his time watching the World Cup with work, and came up with the circular bracket of The Champions Ring.Obsessively documenting the history of the World Cup, Euro Cup, Champions League, Olympics ...
Best Site of the Day from FWA

Best Site of the Day from FWA

Aug 07, 2012

The Evolution of the Web is the site of the day from Favourite Website Awards, an "industry recognized internet award program and inspirational portal.""FWA is the most visited website award program in the history of the internet, with over 140 million site visits as of July 2011." We couldn't be more proud to have ou ...
Hyperakt Named Top USA Design Studio

Hyperakt Named Top USA Design Studio

Jul 31, 2012

Hyperakt has been named one of the "best design companies in USA" by onbile! We're proud to be in the company of incredible firms like Wolff Olins, Cuban Council, Firstborn, and Odopod.Irene writes that "quintessential American design is though to be marketable and functional, something definitely worth looking at in ...
History of Chrome on Designyoutrust

History of Chrome on Designyoutrust

Jul 31, 2012 | New Work

Designyoutrust.com has posted the infographic we created on the history of Chrome - check it out!
Help the Drug Policy Alliance Fight AIDS

Help the Drug Policy Alliance Fight AIDS

Jul 25, 2012 | New Work

We recently created an infographic for the Drug Policy Alliance that highlights the compelling case to be made for federal funding syringe exchange programs across the US. Despite numerous studies and thorough research that found that access to sterile syringe drastically reduces HIV/AIDS prevalence (due to sharing ne ...
Gizmodo features The Champions Ring!

Gizmodo features The Champions Ring!

Jul 20, 2012 | New Work

Gizmodo's Jesus Diaz writes, "If you like sports and awesome data visualization, you will love these posters, which can be printed to order in beautiful paper. "Read it for yourself!And browse The Champions Ring
The Champions Ring for Sale on Fab!

The Champions Ring for Sale on Fab!

Jul 18, 2012

A selection of 25 Champions Ring prints will be on sale between July 18 - 24, 2012 on Fab.com. The Champions Ring includes 427 radial brackets (and counting) for the big 5 major leagues (MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, MLS), the Champions League, the Euro and the World Cup. Yes, you read right, all 107 seasons of MLB, 66 seasons o ...
Champions Ring on FastCoDesign/Under Consideration

Champions Ring on FastCoDesign/Under Consideration

Jul 18, 2012 | New Work

It's a big day for The Champions Ring! Our friends over at FastCoDesign wrote a glowing review of these colorful radial brackets: "sports memorabilia is not generally known for its subtlety or grace (usually emblazoned with logos and sponsor info all akimbo), but these manage to evoke a strong sense of team pride ...
Visual.ly Launches, Featured on Co.Design

Visual.ly Launches, Featured on Co.Design

Jul 18, 2012 | Announcements, New Work

The web redesign we created for Visual.ly launched today! Visual.ly, a platform for displaying info graphics, added social functionality, community features, and what Co.Design describes as a "slick new interface." With the new redesign, you can browse info graphics by topic, "follow" each topic's newsfeed, and ...
Julia featured in Bracket Vol.4

Julia featured in Bracket Vol.4

Jul 17, 2012

Bracket, a publication that features "ideas, voices, and processes that are overlooked and under-appreciated" included Hyperakt in its volume 4 issue. Volume 4 deals with money, and its influence on creativity and entrepreneurship.16 individuals were asked to fill out a standard form, and the results were published un ...
El futbol tambien es asi

El futbol tambien es asi

Jul 17, 2012

Our World Cup radial bracket poster is being featured as part of a new exhibit that opened at the Valencia Museum of Illustration and Modernity, or MuVIM. "El futbol (tambien) es asi" is an exhibit that highlights the connections and inspiration that lie between sports, specifically soccer, and design. The exhibi ...
Smashing Magazine Has Fun with Car Sharing

Smashing Magazine Has Fun with Car Sharing

Jul 13, 2012

Smashing Magazine points to our Bright Future of Car Sharing interactive microsite in their article on the importance of fun in creating successful websites.Designing and developing a website generally has one broad goal in mind: make an impression on people, be memorable. What better way to stick with people than to ...
PDN Awards Formento and Formento

PDN Awards Formento and Formento

Jul 13, 2012

The website and brand identity we created for Formento & Formento has won PDN's photo annual contest!Very exciting - take a look for yourself!
Steven Heller Discusses Off Book

Steven Heller Discusses Off Book

Jul 13, 2012

Steve Heller cites Deroy and Julia's appearance on the Typography episode of Off Book in his latest article on imprint. PBS' Off Book is an original web series "that explores cutting-edge art, the artists that make it, and the people that share it online." Episodes focus around topics like film title design, the ...
The Evolution of the Web 2.0 on TIME

The Evolution of the Web 2.0 on TIME

Jul 12, 2012

We're thrilled that TIME is featuring The Evolution of the Web, debuted at Google I/O. TIME writes, "The evolution of the Web is a beautiful thing, especially when Vizzuality and Hyperakt combine all the latest in Web design into an interactive graphic that gives viewers a colorful array of Web history."TIME's article ...
Forbes loves The Evolution of the Web!

Forbes loves The Evolution of the Web!

Jul 12, 2012 | New Work

We're excited to see this piece take off like it has. This week, Forbes calls The Evolution of the Web "awesome ... beautiful, easy to follow," and hopes that updating the infographic "remains an annual tradition." We hope so too!For those of you who aren't yet familiar, The Evolution of the Web is an infographi ...
AWWWARDS Site of the Day: Ford Annual Report

AWWWARDS Site of the Day: Ford Annual Report

Jul 12, 2012 | New Work

The site we designed for the Ford Foundation 2011 Annual Report is named the site of the day on AWWWARDS! The awards are given out for "design, creativity and innovation on the Internet, which recognize and promote the best web designers in the world."We're very proud of the Ford Annual Report site, incorporating as i ...
Champions Ring on ESPN

Champions Ring on ESPN

Jul 06, 2012

Our Champions Ring radial brackets are featured today on ESPN's blog! We've been working hard to launch the Champions Ring website, a visual history of major team sports over the years - and are so pleased to have people take notice.Check out the article hereAnd the full Champions Ring here
We're on Mashable!

We're on Mashable!

Jul 05, 2012 | Announcements, New Work

We're on Mashable!The Evolution of the Web is given a glowing review in Mashable today, calling the piece "stunning and extensive…an immersive walk down digital memory lane."Check it out here, and share your thoughts on the most pivotal moment in Internet history!And the full screen Evolution of the Web is here
The Evolution of the Web is on The Guardian

The Evolution of the Web is on The Guardian

Jul 05, 2012 | New Work

The Guardian wrote about our recently released The Evolution of the Web 2.0 on their data blog: "this beautiful - and elegant - solution by New York interactive designers Hyperakt and Vizzuality was showcased at Google I/O recently and shows each major development in the web…"Take a look for yourself!And see The Evolut ...
Ford Child Marriage Map on TIME

Ford Child Marriage Map on TIME

Jun 29, 2012 | New Work

The interactive world map on child marriage that we designed as part of the Ford Foundation's 2011 Annual Report is featured in Time. We're proud to help shed light on such an important issue, one that devastates tens of millions of women worldwide.The map links research from dozens of NGOs all around the world, and h ...
The Evolution of the Web 2.0 at Google I/O!

The Evolution of the Web 2.0 at Google I/O!

Jun 29, 2012

Our newly released Evolution of the Web 2.0 was featured prominently during Google's I/O - their largest developer conference. While Sundar Pichai, Google's senior VP of Chrome and Apps spoke on June 28, our interactive infographic glowed on the screen behind him. It is really impressive to see our work on such ...
Our Vaccines Infographic for Gates is on FastoCo Design

Our Vaccines Infographic for Gates is on FastoCo Design

Jun 15, 2012

We are very proud to be featured again on FastCo Design's Infographic of the Day! Our newly published piece on vaccines for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation "reveals another reason that vaccines are awesome: they save us tons of money." FastCo gives us a lot of love, writing that "Hyperakt has reskinned the ...
10 Steps to Designing Infographics

10 Steps to Designing Infographics

Jun 13, 2012

Our very own Josh Smith has written an article about designing infographics for FastCo Design. Josh writes articulately and concisely about the process that we, here at Hyperakt, follow for creating an infographic. In ten steps, Josh outlines how designers can tackle these projects, from gathering and proc ...
Graphis Silver Award for Ford Foundation 2010 AR!

Graphis Silver Award for Ford Foundation 2010 AR!

Jun 11, 2012

We are super excited to announce that Graphis has selected our design of the Ford Foundation's 2010 Annual Report as a silver award winner for Annual Reports!Check out the full list of winners from Graphis here
Brand New Features our Hunchworks Identity

Brand New Features our Hunchworks Identity

Jun 06, 2012

The identity we designed for Hunchworks, one of our most recent projects, is featured on Brand New! Hunchworks is a platform created by the UN's Global Pulse initiative that connects experts from around the world, enabling them to collaborate on some of the world's toughest issues.We're super excited to show off Hunch ...
Our Work in IdN: Designing Data

Our Work in IdN: Designing Data

May 30, 2012 | New Work

We're proud to announce that several of our infographic pieces are featured in IdN's book on designing data.Take a look at the photos below to see more!
Altimist Features our Library Infographic for Gates

Altimist Features our Library Infographic for Gates

Apr 28, 2012

Our infographic on the internet in public libraries for the Gates Foundation is on Altimist. They showcase our work as an effort to shed light on the value of internet access in libraries and "why they're in critical need of funding."Take a look here
Interview with Julia and Deroy on Startup Lab

Interview with Julia and Deroy on Startup Lab

Apr 24, 2012

Deroy and Julia are featured in a two part series on Startup Lab. They discuss how they and Hyperakt evolved, from their background as young illustration majors, with little experience in design and business, to the studio it is today. Julia and Deroy touch upon our relationship with Good Magazine, our work with ...
Our Ted Prize Manifesto on FPO

Our Ted Prize Manifesto on FPO

Apr 19, 2012

For Print Only is featuring the piece we made for TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design). The brochure was the first print manifesto describing the TED Prize.See FPO's feature here
Core 77 Features our Champions League Poster

Core 77 Features our Champions League Poster

Apr 10, 2012

Our ever popular Champions League Bracket Poster was featured on Core 77 yesterday - looks like we have a new fan! Don't forget to check out the poster on sale on Kickstarter ...And read Core's article here!
Change.org Infographic on TechCrunch

Change.org Infographic on TechCrunch

Apr 10, 2012 | New Work

TechCrunch is featuring our recently created info graphic for Change.org. Change.org is a social networking site of nonprofits, that aims to empower activists around the world by connecting them to its rapidly growing group of 10 million users - the fastest growing site of its type. With social media a widely ...
Hyperakt Interviewed on Urban Times

Hyperakt Interviewed on Urban Times

Apr 06, 2012

Urban Times released the first two parts of a multi-section series on Hyperakt which will be featured on Startup Lab. Alexander Phillips, the founder of Urban Times, lists our top 8 projects in recent years, including Voices of Youth for UNICEF, The Future of Car Sharing for The Collaborative Fund, info graphics for ...
FastCoDesign Challenges Us to Create NCAA Radial Brackets

FastCoDesign Challenges Us to Create NCAA Radial Brackets

Mar 30, 2012

Our friends at FastCoDesign not only featured our new Champions League radial bracket poster (which, by the way, we're raising money for on Kickstarter), they prompted us to create a NCAA bracket poster in the same model. FastCo calls our design "space-efficient and attractive," because unlike the sprawling, spiderw ...
Huff Post Mentions Hyperakt

Huff Post Mentions Hyperakt

Mar 26, 2012

We were mentioned as an example of an innovative design start up in a great piece on the Huffington Post Arts blog last week. The article discusses a new report from the Center for an Urban Future that underscores the importance of design education in strengthening innovation. The report finds that des ...
Core 77 Reviews Us on PBS' Typography Film

Core 77 Reviews Us on PBS' Typography Film

Mar 26, 2012

Core 77 wrote a review of the PBS mini-documentary "Typography", and highlighted Julia and Deroy's particular insight into how typography helps illustrate complex data in a crisp way. The article includes an image of our data visualization done for GOOD magazine. "Typography" is an intro into the many uses of ...
Complex Interviews Julia and Deroy

Complex Interviews Julia and Deroy

Mar 13, 2012

Complex featured an interview with Deroy and Julia. Noah Davis visited the office on behalf of Complex, and chatted about our origins, process of development, and our most recent and exciting projects. The interview describes how Julia and Deroy met on their first day of class at Parsons. The two shared ...
FastCoDesign on Truth-Bending Infographics

FastCoDesign on Truth-Bending Infographics

Mar 08, 2012

We're so thrilled to see a feature on our infographics on CoDesign today! The insightful article parses how graphs and charts, with their appearance of being just "the facts" can actually present a very calculated and carefully selected view of reality. Especially in this hyper-politicized time, the obligation t ...
3rd Ward Visits Us

3rd Ward Visits Us

Mar 02, 2012

3rd Ward popped into our studio recently for a little visit. It's always great to chat with like-minded folks! We got to hear a little bit about the infographic geeks they have over on their end, as well as show off some of our own. They particularly loved our work on "The Evolution of the ...
Core 77 In The Studio

Core 77 In The Studio

Mar 02, 2012

Core 77's lovely feature of us draws on their visit to our studio and conversation with Deroy and Julia. They did a great job capturing the laid back vibe of the office, and particularly enjoyed our music, bar, and backyard, perfect for summer grilling and get-togethers. Core 77 made sure to highlight our part ...
AIGANY Data Visualization Discussion

AIGANY Data Visualization Discussion

Feb 17, 2012

On February 23, AIGA NY hosted a discussion on data visualization with Hyperakt's own Julia and Deroy, as well as Martin Blinder of Tictrac. The conversation was moderated by Cliff Kuang, writer for GOOD, Wired, Popular Science, Nylon, Print, and a founding editor of Fast Company's Co.Design. Julia and ...
Collaborative Consumption at SMW

Collaborative Consumption at SMW

Feb 13, 2012

Hyperakt's Deroy Peraza was on a Social Media Week panel about "Collaborative Consumption" this week. Other members of the panel, which was moderated by Danny Alexander, included former NYTimes.com design director and co-founder of Mixel, Khoi Vinh, and Nicholson NY's Tom Nicholson. The discussion and Q&A session were ...
Featuring Teach for Studio 360

Featuring Teach for Studio 360

Feb 02, 2012

A variety of great websites, including CoDesign, GOOD, and EdWeek are featuring Teach. The project rebranded educators for Studio 360, hosted by Kurt Anderson. Studio 360 occasionally hires a design team to rethink an overused trope, bringing it up to the 21st century with fresh new concepts. Aft ...
Deroy & Julia Profiled on TNSChangemakers

Deroy & Julia Profiled on TNSChangemakers

Jan 18, 2012 | Hyperaktivists

Hyperakt's principals, Deroy Peraza and Julia Vakser Zeltser have been interviewed for a Changemaker Profile on The New School's Social Innovation website. Deroy and Julia are both alumni of Parsons, The New School for Design.The New School is a hub for social innovation in New York City and the world. The university ...
Brand New's Best of 2011 Includes VOY

Brand New's Best of 2011 Includes VOY

Jan 13, 2012

Our identity for UNICEF's Voices of Youth has been selected as one of the Best Identities of 2011 by Brand New, a popular blog about branding and rebranding. The identity was very popular with readers, having received the highest marks among all the identities published on the site throughout the year. 89% of readers rated ...
Awwwards Nominates Hyperakt for Agency of the Year

Awwwards Nominates Hyperakt for Agency of the Year

Jan 12, 2012

We've just been informed that we are among the 18 nominees from around the world for Awwwards Agency of the Year! How exciting!Awwwards are the awards that recognize and promote the talent and effort of the best developers, designers and web agencies in the world. Their goal is to create a meeting point where web developers ...
White House Project In Gallery Magazine

White House Project In Gallery Magazine

Dec 06, 2011

We're happy to have our designs for White House Project's EPIC 2011 Awards in the most recent release of Gallery Magazine produced by Choi's Gallery out of Shanghai. Choi's gallery produces design books and magazines, focusing on architecture, fashion, graphic design, interior design, and product design.
Hyperakt is Hiring a Project Manager

Hyperakt is Hiring a Project Manager

Nov 30, 2011 | Hyperaktivists

At Hyperakt, we consider ourselves a family and are looking for a new member to help us stay organized. We are looking for a Project Manager to help our Hyperakt team (including contractor help) operate smoothly. This awesome, friendly person should be passionate about social change an ...
Car Sharing Gets Internet Love

Car Sharing Gets Internet Love

Nov 30, 2011 | New Work

Our interactive infographic, The Bright Future of Car Sharing, created for the Collaborative Fund has been featured in Fast Company on October 26, 2011.The site was also selected as the AWWWARDS Site of the Day on November 11, 2011, and will be included in the book "The 365 Best CSS Websites Around the World 2011."
Hyperakt Featured in Visual Storytelling

Hyperakt Featured in Visual Storytelling

Oct 31, 2011

Hyperakt is very excited to be featured in Visual Storytelling, a collection of graphic design, illustrations, and photographs that have pushed the boundaries of data visualization. Meticulously curated, this book exemplifies how compelling and beautiful data can be made to be. We are proud to have two pieces featured ...
Hyperakt Turns 10!

Hyperakt Turns 10!

Oct 26, 2011 | Announcements

It's been a crazy journey! Along the way we've gotten to work with amazing clients doing incredible things for the world. We've made great friends and met many of our heroes. We've grown with the help of all the talented Hyperaktivists who form and have formed our team. Individually and collectively, we've learned a ton and ...
AWWWARDS Names Acumen Site Of The Day

AWWWARDS Names Acumen Site Of The Day

Sep 24, 2011

We are absolutely excited to hear that AWWWARDS has selected Acumen's 10th Anniversary site as Site of the Day! It will also be included in the book "The 365 Best CSS Websites Around the World 2011"
Design Observer Notes Acumen Site

Design Observer Notes Acumen Site

Sep 23, 2011

We are super excited that Design Observer noticed our Acumen site! Design Observer features news and critical essays on design, urbanism, social innovation and popular culture."Acumen Fund, the New York-based organization that invests in social enterprises in disadvantaged parts of the world, is marking its 10th annive ...
Sullivan St. in Comm Arts Design Annual

Sullivan St. in Comm Arts Design Annual

Aug 29, 2011

Communication Arts has selected our Sullivan St. Bakery product packaging system for their 52nd Design Annual, "the most prestigious competition for creativity in graphic design".
Inc. Talks with Deroy About Bartering

Inc. Talks with Deroy About Bartering

Aug 19, 2011

In their article on "4 Tips on Choosing the Right Logo Design Services," Inc. asked Deroy about bartering for projects. They also talk with JB Osborne of Red Antler about making clients more comfortable, Steven Heller on understanding the firm, and Titi Branch of Miss Jessie's about having a clear vision of your brand ...
PBS Arts Talks to Deroy & Julia

PBS Arts Talks to Deroy & Julia

Aug 03, 2011 | Hyperaktivists

PBS Arts sat down with Deroy and Julia to talk about type and the ways we use it in visualizing data. This episode in the Off Book series focuses on tools with Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones, identity with Paula Scher, texture with Eddie Opara, and visualizing data with Deroy and Julia. View the video hereThe ...
Design Made in Germany Interviews Deroy on Human Rights Logo

Design Made in Germany Interviews Deroy on Human Rights Logo

Jul 26, 2011

Design Made In Germany is packed with current trends, projects, events, and developments of the German and international design scene. Recently, they interviewed Deroy about our logo design for the international Human Rights logo competition. He gives excellent insight on why even though crowd sourced, we chose to be involv ...
Idsgn Interviews Deroy Peraza on Infographics

Idsgn Interviews Deroy Peraza on Infographics

Jul 19, 2011

The design blog idsgn.org featured an interview with Hyperakt's co-founder, Deroy Peraza for their article "The Good and Evil of Infographics". Deroy and Josh Smith discussed the hidden difficulties of reading and creating infographics.
CDI Notes Our Work for Ford Foundation

CDI Notes Our Work for Ford Foundation

Jul 15, 2011

We've been thrilled to be working with the Ford Foundation for the past few months. As a supplement to our printed 2010 annual report, we've tackled the interactive experience. As noted by Center for Digital Information, three features in particular stand out. Take a look and tell us what you think! Helping Traditional ...
Visual.ly Launches With Help From Hyperakt

Visual.ly Launches With Help From Hyperakt

Jul 14, 2011 | New Work

Visual.ly is a new platform for exploring, sharing, and promoting great visualizations. We were asked to redesign the site before its official launch. The site demanded organization and structure, so we approached the design as we would an infographic. Our solution was a comprehensive icon navigation system, with intense fo ...
Hyperakt Wins Two FPO Awards

Hyperakt Wins Two FPO Awards

Jun 28, 2011

Organized by UnderConsideration, the FPO Awards is a judged competition that celebrates the best print work from around the world during 2010 — a direct extension of the popular blog FPO: For Print Only. As a response to other award formulas, past and present, the FPO Awards strive to provide a competition that places ...
Our Work to be Featured at Cooper Hewitt

Our Work to be Featured at Cooper Hewitt

Jun 27, 2011

Our map of the Guangzhou BRT will be included in the Smithsonian's Cooper Hewitt Design Museum's forthcoming exhibition "Design for the Other 90%". "Of the world's total population of 6.5 billion, 5.8 billion people, or 90%, have little or no access to most of the products and services many of us take for granted; in fact, ...
Fast Co.Design Infographic of the Day

Fast Co.Design Infographic of the Day

Jun 15, 2011

Fast Co.Design called The Opportunity Gap "a powerful infographic" and made it their infographic of the day for June 15th, 2011.We were also giddy to learn that DataVisualization and Quipsologies also posted about the piece.
World Cup Poster On Exhibit In France

World Cup Poster On Exhibit In France

Jun 14, 2011

This spring Cite du Design invited us to be involved in their Design & Football exhibition in France. The exhibition was imagined and designed by les Sismo (Antoine Feniglio and Frederic Lecourt), associated designers. Being huge football fans, of course we were delighted and sent over our World Cup Radial Bracket poster. I ...
Hyperakt Published in Basic Brochures

Hyperakt Published in Basic Brochures

Jun 10, 2011

Hyperakt is pleased to be included in Basic's latest publication, Brochures. Basic, published by Index Book, is a series about the basic disciplines of graphic design. The first three of the series were about Logos, Packaging and Corporate Identity. The fourth one is about Brochures and is classified into three categories: ...
GOOD Infographic Wins Art Directors Club Award!

GOOD Infographic Wins Art Directors Club Award!

May 11, 2011

We are honored to have received a merit award from Art Directors Club for the American Energy Spectrum Infographic we did for GOOD Magazine! "The ADC Annual Awards competition, currently in its 90th year, recognizes the best work of the year in print and broadcast advertising, interactive media, graphic design, publication ...
Voices of Youth Identity Gets Brand New Love!

Voices of Youth Identity Gets Brand New Love!

Apr 21, 2011

In April we launched one of our favorite projects we've ever worked on; a comprehensive branding platform for UNICEF's Voices of Youth. This project has been dear to our hearts for months, so we were completely humbled by the wonderful publicity and comments from the design community. In fact, we are completely blown away f ...
Let's Swap Noted by Eight Hour Day

Let's Swap Noted by Eight Hour Day

Apr 04, 2011

We've had a design crush on Eight Hour Day for a few years now, so it was quite a wonderful surprise to see Let's Swap featured on their blog this month. Eight Hour Day is a design boutique from Minneapolis, creating "work that is honest" and "designing with the belief that process and collaboration shou ...
Sullivan Street Bakery on The Dieline

Sullivan Street Bakery on The Dieline

Mar 02, 2011 | New Work

Hyperakt is so excited to have one of our most recent projects featured on both Lovely Package and The Dieline, "the world's #1 package design website". With Sullivan Street Bakery making some of the best bread in New York City, we simply could't resist the opportunity to work with them. So we partnered up with creativ ...
Deroy Peraza Invited to Speak at Inspire Conf

Deroy Peraza Invited to Speak at Inspire Conf

Jan 24, 2011 | Hyperaktivists

Inspire Conf is certainly not your average design conference. Creatives just like you are gathering in the Netherlands to chat about their amazing insights and ideas- you know, all the stuff you love to hear. This year, Hyperaktivist Deroy Peraza was asked to join the festivities as a guest speaker. Check out Inspire C ...
Love for TWHP Annual Report

Love for TWHP Annual Report

Jan 04, 2011

Our Annual Report for The White House Project has been getting featured on several sites these days. We at Hyperakt agree that a great cause like TWHP deserves to look great, too. That's why we made this annual report into something more than a standard financial document. This poster, using only 3 colors, illustrates ...
Burning Man Infographic Makes Top 10 of 2010 in GOOD.

Burning Man Infographic Makes Top 10 of 2010 in GOOD.

Dec 23, 2010

Hyperakt was thrilled to be featured in GOOD Magazine's Most Popular Infographics of 2010. Out of the "nearly 100 original infographics" released by this magazine in the past year, we made it in the top 10! It was really fun making injury reports look this beautiful, so we're thrilled to see it featured in one of our ...
Hyperakt on German Radio Station Jump

Hyperakt on German Radio Station Jump

Dec 07, 2010

Hyperakt principal Julia Vakser was interviewed by German radio station Jump about our recent project for Adobe, I have PSD. Julia speaks about the inspiration and thought processes behind the video concept. You can listen to the piece here (German).
HOW Design Spotlights Hyperakt

HOW Design Spotlights Hyperakt

Dec 06, 2010

Hyperakt is featured in How Magazine's Designer Spotlight for December! Principals Deroy Peraza and Julia Vakser were interviewed about Hyperakt's history, the collaborative environment of the studio, and our commitment to promoting social change through design. You can read the article here. We'll also be mentioned in the ...
The New York Times Features Hyperakt

The New York Times Features Hyperakt

Dec 05, 2010

New York Times sports writer Jack Bell has written an awesome feature article in Goal, the official New York Times soccer blog. Bell interviewed Hyperaktivist Deroy Peraza, who designed the poster during the tournament this summer. Here's an excerpt from the blog post:And if you’re looking for a novel and innovative so ...
Food for Thought at the Society of Illustrators

Food for Thought at the Society of Illustrators

Dec 04, 2010 | Hyperaktivists

Food for Thought, illustrated and printed by Hyperaktivist Jason Lynch, will be shown this spring at the Society of Illustrators 53rd annual exhibition. The society was formed in 1901 to promote the art and history of illustration though lectures, exhibitions and education. We are honored and excited to have our work s ...
Political Issues Graph on Infographics Blogs

Political Issues Graph on Infographics Blogs

Nov 10, 2010

Hyperakt's latest collaboration with GOOD Magazine, an interactive infographic visualizing political climate, has been mentioned on two popular infographic and data visualization blogs, Flowing Data and Infosthetics. Both blogs offer up a serving of the latest in information design, and explore how we can better understand ...
Hyperakt Featured in Magic Branding

Hyperakt Featured in Magic Branding

Oct 26, 2010

Two of Hyperakt's recent branding projects have been featured in Beijing-based Designerbooks' new publication, Magic Branding (Chinese). This beautifully printed and well-edited compilation of contemporary branding work illustrates that sometimes design seems like magic, but even the most mysterious and impen ...
I Have PSD Goes Viral

I Have PSD Goes Viral

Oct 20, 2010

We're super excited to see our "I Have PSD" video spread across the web - we even found a cover of it made by some students in Taiwan! The project came about after Adobe asked us to respond to the prompt "World Without Photoshop." We're always interested in experimenting, and we decided that making a f ...
HBR: Hyperakt, 21st Century Design Studio

HBR: Hyperakt, 21st Century Design Studio

Sep 17, 2010

Hyperakt was prominently featured in a Harvard Business Review blog post on September 17, 2010. The article, titled "Green Shots: MyGengo and Hyperakt" and written by economist blogger Umair Haque, talks about the the "Great Transition" from the age of superficial, consumer driven design to an age of meaningful design that ...
Hyperakt Takes a Ride with Design Taxi

Hyperakt Takes a Ride with Design Taxi

Sep 02, 2010

Hyperakt principals Deroy Peraza and Julia Vakser sat down with our friends at Design Taxi for an in-depth interview on the intersection of social good and design. Design Taxi, a global network where creative professionals of all stripes can meet and connect, spoke to Deroy and Julia about working for social justice through ...
Hyperakt Data Visualization on FlowingData.com

Hyperakt Data Visualization on FlowingData.com

Aug 18, 2010

Hyperakt's piece for GOOD Magazine on the correlation between obesity and how people get to work was featured on Flowing Data, one of the preeminent blogs on the web covering the subject of data visualization.
Hyperakt Featured in Designing Obama

Hyperakt Featured in Designing Obama

Jul 29, 2010

Hyperakt's set of Obama prints has been featured in Scott Thomas's gorgeous collection of Obama artwork, Designing Obama. Design Director for the Obama campaign, Scott Thomas compiled an extensive collection of work to create this beautiful, interesting, and inspiring volume. We're honored to be included!
Big Think Interviews Hyperakt

Big Think Interviews Hyperakt

Jul 08, 2010

Big Think, a self-described global forum for connecting people and ideas, interviewed Hyperakt principals Deroy Peraza and Julia Vakser on Hyperakt's devotion to design as social change. In it, Deroy and Julia talk about the importance of visual identity for social causes, the intersection of idealism with business-minded p ...
World Cup Poster Featured on Over 50 Sites

World Cup Poster Featured on Over 50 Sites

Jul 07, 2010

Infected by World Cup fever? We are too, but luckily, there's a cure. Well, maybe not a cure — but it'll at least relieve some of your symptoms. Our radial World Cup bracket poster, designed by Hyperakt's resident football fanatic, Deroy Peraza, will be sure to scratch your itch for slick and snazzy World Cup graphics. ...
Simon Corry Loves Hyperakt

Simon Corry Loves Hyperakt

Jun 17, 2010

Hyperakt has been featured on designer Simon Corry's blog, as the latest in a series profiling his favorite creative studios. Simon is a UK-based designer, illustrator, and budding scientist blogging about the design industry and craft — and apparently, he's a huge fan of Hyperakt. We were really tickled - and flattere ...
Hyperakt on How

Hyperakt on How

Jun 01, 2010

Hyperakt.com has been included in the June 2010 list of the Top 10 Websites for Designers at How Design. How Magazine offers creative inspiration, career advice, and business strategy to designers at every career level and in all corners of the industry. It's a great publication that we at the studio love, and we're honored ...
CSS Awards Site of the Month!

CSS Awards Site of the Month!

Jun 01, 2010

We are featured as site of the month for June on The CSS Awards! The CSS Awards recognize the best CSS-built websites, and are strictly judged by a panel of international contributors. We were site of the day in early May. Thanks, CSS Awards! You can read our interview for the award here.
Hyperakt on Facebook

Hyperakt on Facebook

May 28, 2010 | Announcements

You can now follow Hyperakt on Facebook! Our profile is updated daily with new projects, new news items, new blog posts, new Tweets, and new photos, so you can follow all our activity just by becoming our fan.We've also made it easier to share our Hyperakt work and news on Facebook, Twitter, Delicious, and Google Buzz. ...
They Love Our CSS

They Love Our CSS

May 07, 2010

The Hyperakt site has earned a few more laurels over the past week. Here's a quick rundown of the blogs and galleries that have featured us:qindex - a blog tracking current trends in web design.QNT Gallery - a gallery of the best CSS designs.CSS Smooth Operator - a showcase of semantic and well-designed CSS-based websi ...
CSS Awards Site of the Day

CSS Awards Site of the Day

May 03, 2010

On May 4th we'll be featured as Site of the Day on The CSS Awards! The CSS Awards recognize the best CSS-built websites, and are strictly judged by a panel of international contributors. We're thrilled and honored to be chosen!On April 30th we were site of the day on Eyes on Pixel, a compendium of the best portfolio sites o ...
GD USA Mentions Our Annual Report For NAACP

GD USA Mentions Our Annual Report For NAACP

Apr 09, 2010

GD USA mentions our 2008 annual report for NAACP. ""Hyperakt's design team used the report to highlight the power of the vote"
Hyperakt at the WHP 2010 EPIC Awards

Hyperakt at the WHP 2010 EPIC Awards

Apr 08, 2010

Hyperakt had the pleasure of attending the White House Project EPIC Awards on April 7, 2010, at the Frank Gehry-designed IAC building in New York City.Among those in attendance were Meryl Streep, Jill Scott, Gina Davis, and Megan Mullally. Several awards were presented to women making a positive impact through art and activ ...
For Print Only Features Us Again!

For Print Only Features Us Again!

Mar 31, 2010

For Print Only (FPO), a graphic design blog about the great things going on in the world of print design, has featured yet another recent Hyperakt project. This time they've chosen to spotlight our work for The White House Project's EPIC Awards invitation system. They had this to say about it:"The triangles graphically popu ...
Hyperakt Echoes Across Blogosphere

Hyperakt Echoes Across Blogosphere

Mar 25, 2010

This week, our NAACP feature on For Print Only was re-blogged by designer Roger Allen and Hannah Dollery Creative. We also landed a feature on Looks Like Good Design, a great design inspiration blog featuring the best of graphic design, motion graphics, architecture, and product design. LLGD featured a variety of our i ...
NAACP Annual Report on For Print Only

NAACP Annual Report on For Print Only

Mar 18, 2010

For Print Only (FPO) is a design blog dedicated to proving that print isn't dead by featuring the best of contemporary print design, including business cards, stationary, posters, and our speciality, annual reports. Today they've featured the NAACP 2008 annual report and given us a nice little write-up: "In this annual ...
Hyperakt Featured on Death By Kerning & Minimal Sites

Hyperakt Featured on Death By Kerning & Minimal Sites

Mar 16, 2010

We're featured on Death By Kerning today! A top-notch typography and design blog, Death By Kerning is featuring our recent work for The White House Project's Epic Awards. Thanks, DBK!We're also featured on Minimal Sites today. Minimal Sites, a website showcasing the best clean and minimal site designs, added ...
Our Annual Reports Get Love

Our Annual Reports Get Love

Mar 15, 2010

We've earned spots on graphic design blogs bitique and 40fakes. The former features our work for NAACP, The White House Project, and loft_2c, and the latter our recent annual reports for NAACP and North Star Fund. Thanks for the recognition!
North Star Fund & NAACP on Design and Design

North Star Fund & NAACP on Design and Design

Mar 15, 2010

Our work for North Star Fund's 30th anniversary gala and the NAACP 2008 annual report has been chosen by Design and Design to appear in volume three of their Book of the Year, and each project will have a spot on the front page as design of the day on April 12th and April 14th, respectively. In addition, several of our othe ...
Hyperakt in MyOwnBusinessCard

Hyperakt in MyOwnBusinessCard

Feb 18, 2010

Hyperakt's business cards have been featured in the first beautiful volume of MyOwnBusinessCard! Written by designer Marc Praquin, the MyOwnBusinessCard series from Design and Design showcases beautiful and eyecatching business card designs by designers and design studios from across the globe. You can purchase your ow ...
Six Revisions and Co. Love Our Minimalism

Six Revisions and Co. Love Our Minimalism

Feb 16, 2010

The new Hyperakt.com gathered up some more recognition last week. We earned a mention by Russian design blog Be Inspired, a project devoted to delivering the best of modern web design from an independent source. Our site also got a spot on Six Revisions's list of 50 beautiful, clean, and simple web designs. Six Re ...
CFA Campaign Wins JFAM Award

CFA Campaign Wins JFAM Award

Feb 08, 2010

Doremus, the agency we partnered with to create the CFA Institute Recognition campaign, received a Media Strategy Award for the campaign from the Journal of Financial Advertising and Marketing last week. Congratulations, Doremus! Check out the list of winners here.
Hyperakt in Obama Art Collections

Hyperakt in Obama Art Collections

Feb 03, 2010

Hyperakt's set of Obama prints has been featured in three collections of artwork celebrating Barack Obama's campaign, election, and presidency. These three beautiful volumes showcase art and design from around the world inspired by Obama's message of change and hope, and we're honored to be included. Perfect for supporters ...
Hyperclassy! More Web Recognition

Hyperclassy! More Web Recognition

Feb 02, 2010

More web recognition on the menu for today! Hyperakt.com is back on the scene at DesignCharts, and the loft_2c website is charting there for the first time. The Cobble Hill Towers website has made the cut at Designfridge, while the good people at Netdiver have this to say about us and our new website:"Hyperakt works wi ...
iBlog Features Hyperakt

iBlog Features Hyperakt

Feb 01, 2010

Two of our websites - the new Hyperakt.com and loft_2c website - were featured on iBlog last week, a collection of interesting sites chosen by the folks at Chubzz Technologies.
More Mentions for Hyperakt.com

More Mentions for Hyperakt.com

Jan 25, 2010

We're getting lots of recognition for our web work these days. Three of our websites - including the new version of Hyperakt.com - have been featured on web design inspiration gallery siteInspire: one of them (CobbleHillTowers.com) in the Selected section, where "the very best examples of web design" are showcased. The ...
Packaging of the World Features Miss Jessie's and Frolick

Packaging of the World Features Miss Jessie's and Frolick

Jan 22, 2010

Packaging design site Packaging of the World added our work for Miss Jessie's to their list of the best bath and beauty packages. They've also featured our work for Frolick pet on their line of dog leashes and pet snacks. We're happy to be included in these archives of beautiful, innovative package designs from across the g ...
Hyperakt in LogoLounge Master Library

Hyperakt in LogoLounge Master Library

Jan 20, 2010

Hyperakt-designed logos have been included in the first volume of LogoLounge's new Master Library, their "ultimate collection" of logos. The ultimate inspirational resource for logo designers, this collection is also your chance to see some of our older logo designs no longer displayed on our website.
The Many Ways to Follow Hyperakt

The Many Ways to Follow Hyperakt

Jan 20, 2010 | Announcements

Need more Hyperaktivity in your life? You can start by checking out the Hyperakt Sporadical, our mighty little email newsletter that we use to let Hyperakt fans know about our goings-on. You can find the Sporadical at home on the brand new Follow page, where you can sign up to receive the Sporadical and view an archive ...
Let's Swap Featured All Across the Web!

Let's Swap Featured All Across the Web!

Jan 18, 2010

Hyperakt's latest adventure, Let's Swap, has been recognized by many as a totally crafty idea. We figured it doesn't get much more simple than exchanging art for art, right? So here's how it works: There's one limited edition featured swap at all times. If you want it, hit the Swap button and propose what you want to e ...
American Design Award for Hyperakt.com

American Design Award for Hyperakt.com

Jan 11, 2010

Add another accolade to the list: the new version of Hyperakt.com has earned a score of 86 from American Design Awards, putting us in the top tier of their list of winners for October. We were one of the 44 winners selected from 675 entries for the month. You can view the full list of winners at ADA's website here.
Frolick on the Dieline

Frolick on the Dieline

Jan 05, 2010

Premier packaging design blog The Dieline recently featured our work for Frolick's line of dog leashes and snacks. We're honored! Thanks, Dieline!
Hyperakt 6.0 Makes a Splash

Hyperakt 6.0 Makes a Splash

Jan 05, 2010

Our new website has made a splash in the design blog-o-sphere! Since its launch, we've been featured on several design sites and blogs, including Moluv, Design Charts, and many more. Thanks to everyone for all the recognition! We worked hard on the new site and are delighted at all the positive response. Check it out! Moluv ...
NSF Report is Hot, Hot, Hot

NSF Report is Hot, Hot, Hot

Jan 03, 2010

Our 2007 Annual Report for North Star Fund is so hot, its still getting love even two years later. Graphic Fetish and Fuel Your Creativity have both included it in their recent lists of gorgeous brochures and sexy typography. Rawr! Get down with your bad self, girlfriend.
HyPhone! Hyperakt.com for the iPhone

HyPhone! Hyperakt.com for the iPhone

Dec 18, 2009 | Announcements

Introducing Hyperakt iPhone: the Hyperakt.com experience designed specifically for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch. More and more people are doing their web browsing on the go via mobile devices. Websites today are largely unequipped to accommodate these mobile users — but here at Hyperakt, we believe they don't have t ...
Hyperaktivists in Parsons Alumni Magazine

Hyperaktivists in Parsons Alumni Magazine

Dec 17, 2009 | Hyperaktivists

Partners Julia Vakser and Deroy Peraza have been featured in Parsons the New School of Design's alumni magazine called re:d (Fall Issue). Julia and Deroy are graduates of Parsons Illustration Department, 2000 and 2001 respectively. The article provides a synopsis of their work at Hyperakt, listing recent accomplishments and ...
Miss Jessie's Featured in Packaging Identity Book

Miss Jessie's Featured in Packaging Identity Book

Dec 04, 2009

Indexbook has published Hyperakt's work once again. This time they are showcasing the packaging work we did for Miss Jessie's hair products a few years ago in a new book by Pedro Guitton called Packaging Identity. The book contains 324 pages worth of solid design work. You can pick it up from Indexbook or at your nearest de ...
Hyperakt Launches New Brand Mark & Website

Hyperakt Launches New Brand Mark & Website

Oct 27, 2009 | Announcements

Hyperakt is pleased to announce the evolution of our brand mark and a completely new studio website, rebuilt from the ground up.Download the press release.The New Brand MarkHyperakt's new brand mark is a reflection of our mission and values. We help our clients deliver clear, bold messages that reach their targets like well ...
HOW Design Annual Features NSF Report

HOW Design Annual Features NSF Report

Aug 10, 2009

North Star Fund's 'Tools for Democracy' 2007 Annual Report received a Merit award from HOW Design's 2009 Promotion Design Competition, and will be featured in HOW Design Magazine's Self-Promotion Design Annual, their October 2009 issue. The piece featured typographic illustrations of the ingredients necessary to build and m ...
American Design Award for DiNoto Website

American Design Award for DiNoto Website

Aug 03, 2009

The American Design Awards' Monthly Contest has rated the DiNoto site created by Hyperakt among the top 100 entries, out of the 297, for the month of July 2009. The sleek, flash-intensive site is designed to act as the advertising agency's online portfolio: eye-catching and sexy, while leading you through the company's phil ...
Being Number 12 Was Never So Cool

Being Number 12 Was Never So Cool

Jul 28, 2009

The website we designed for DiNoto was featured on Design Chart's Top 40. Design Chart's Top 40 compiles a weekly chart tracking the best new website designs.
DesignLicks Site of the Day for DiNoto

DesignLicks Site of the Day for DiNoto

Jul 23, 2009

How many licks does it take to get to the center of the polished, flash-rich website Hyperakt created for DiNoto? According DesignLicks.com, it'll take just one click on their homepage to see DiNoto featured as their 'Site of the Day'! Design Licks aims to reward the most creative and well designed websites around the world ...
Hyperakt Chosen for AIGA 365

Hyperakt Chosen for AIGA 365

Jun 25, 2009

Our Rhetoric posters have been chosen by AIGA, the American Institute of Graphic Artists, for 365: AIGA Annual Design Competitions 30. The poster series will be included in a public exhibition in September 2009 at the AIGA National Design Center in New York. Then, along with an excellent group of other chosen designers, the ...
We Are In Graphis Poster Annual 2010!

We Are In Graphis Poster Annual 2010!

Jun 10, 2009

For the second year in a row, Hyperakt is being featured in the Graphis Poster Annual, which introduces the best poster designs of the year selected from thousands of international entries. Two of Hyperakt's poster series have received a gold certificate, and will be published in the 2010 Poster Annual, which features all t ...
Dirty Mouse Sniffs Out Hyperakt's Latest

Dirty Mouse Sniffs Out Hyperakt's Latest

May 20, 2009

Dirty Mouse, a design blog that aims to provide designers with visual inspiration, recently posted a shout out to Hyperakt's latest work on their website. They liked what we created for North Star Fund's 30th Anniversary Community Gala. Take a look!
Hyperakt News on DesignFlakes

Hyperakt News on DesignFlakes

May 13, 2009

Our friends in Brazil from the design blog, DesignFlakes, recently posted some Hyperakt news about our recent projects, including our work on The White House Project's New Face of Leadership campaign. if you can read Portuguese, or just enjoy glancing at cool design blogs, check it out here.
They Love Miss Jessie's Typography

They Love Miss Jessie's Typography

Apr 21, 2009

welovetypography.com, a blog that features the bloggers' favorite typography, posted the identity set we created for Miss Jessie's. This Brooklyn based line of premium hair care products was created by the granddaughters of Hair Queen Bee, Miss Jessie. Check it out here.
Chow.com Takes a Hope-Flavored Bite

Chow.com Takes a Hope-Flavored Bite

Apr 20, 2009

Chow.com featured our inaugural poster design in the graphics for their Hope Grows feature, a menu celebrating the first 100 days of Obama's presidency. Check it out here. Yummy!
Hyperakt, New York: Feature Article on Cominmag

Hyperakt, New York: Feature Article on Cominmag

Apr 12, 2009

We have a feature article about our studio up on Swiss magazine cominmag! They spoke to our creative director Deroy Peraza about the ins and outs of running a design studio in Brooklyn and design in New York in general. You can download the article in PDF format here. Of course, it's in French; but trust us that it's pretty ...
Hyperakt: All About Brochures

Hyperakt: All About Brochures

Mar 11, 2009

Barcelona design company, Mito Design, has put out the second book, through Index Book, in their "From North to South America" series. This time it's all about 'Brochures', or as their book title graphic suggests, "Brochures, Brochures, Brochures". As the publisher explains about their penchant for printed works, 'Most desi ...
American Design Awards for Two Websites

American Design Awards for Two Websites

Feb 23, 2009

American Design Awards has bestowed Hyperakt with two wins in their Monthly Design Contest for websites we created for Flux Laboratory's New Hope exhibit in Geneva, Switzerland in November 2008. The exhibit focused on our original artwork inspired by the politically charged atmosphere of the historic presidential election o ...
Hope & Graficante

Hope & Graficante

Jan 31, 2009

Designer blog Graficante ('El Blog') mentioned Hyperakt on their blog for the exhibit we did in Geneva's Flux Laboratory. They discuss our 'New Hope' posters and also the retrospective we included, which featured a highlight of Hyperakt's work throughout the years.
Relaxing Hyper Graphics

Relaxing Hyper Graphics

Jan 21, 2009

We've recently been featured in PIE BOOKS latest, Relaxing Graphics. Based out of Tokyo, this chic little publishing house enjoys perusing graphic designs from all over the planet to feature in their publications. Their picks from Hyperakt for this calm-inducing edition included our work on the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conserva ...
Flavorwire Covers Billboard for the People Campaign

Flavorwire Covers Billboard for the People Campaign

Jan 20, 2009

Flavorwire, a blog featuring cultural news and critique, wrote up our Billboard for the People Initiative in an article titled "Obama and the Wheatpaste Lobby." Here's a little nugget from the article:"If you weren't in DC to celebrate the inauguration and gawk at the artwork our new president has already spawned, take hear ...
Hyperakt Helps Geneva Celebrate Inauguration

Hyperakt Helps Geneva Celebrate Inauguration

Jan 20, 2009

Hyperakt is in the news in Geneva again. Maya Samara and Geneva for Obama put on a huge inaugural party at the Confédération Centre. Over 600 happy people attended and our t-shirts and posters were in high demand. The Tribune de Geneve had lots to say about it. If only we could speak French.
Deroy Peraza's Work at Manifest Hope DC

Deroy Peraza's Work at Manifest Hope DC

Jan 13, 2009 | Hyperaktivists

Hyperakt's Deroy Peraza has been invited to participate in Manifest Hope DC, taking place in Georgetown during the weekend before the presidential inauguration. Several of Deroy's pieces will be included along with artists such as House Industries, Luba Lukova, Ray Noland, Robert Indiana, Ron English, Shepard Fairey and Zol ...
Hyperakt Helps NAACP Celebrate Historic Moment

Hyperakt Helps NAACP Celebrate Historic Moment

Jan 13, 2009 | Announcements

The NAACP, which celebrates it's centennial this year as we welcome our first African-American president, has asked us to create a commemorative poster for the inauguration.
1000 Obama Posters. Over 75 NYC Locations

1000 Obama Posters. Over 75 NYC Locations

Jan 13, 2009 | Announcements

Hyperakt created Billboard for the People, a campaign to publicly congratulate president-elect Obama through grassroots, outdoor advertising media in New York City. We'll place 1000 Obama posters at over 75 NYC locations! The posters will go up on January 10th and will remain up until January 27th, 2009. They will appear in ...
We Made History Poster on the Front Page of Le Temps

We Made History Poster on the Front Page of Le Temps

Nov 05, 2008

Our newest poster, We Made History, celebrating Barack Obama's Presidential election victory last night, is on the front page of LeTemps, the website of a leading Swiss newspaper. Deroy designed the poster as election results came in. A limited edition of 100 signed, silkscreen prints is available for each of four color com ...
Hyperakt Brings Hope to Geneva

Hyperakt Brings Hope to Geneva

Nov 01, 2008 | Hyperaktivists

Deroy is in Geneva, for the opening of our 'New Hope' exhibit at the Flux Laboratory. The show is getting some love from the Swiss press. He was interviewed by Television Suisse Romande (TSR), the main French language channel in Switzerland. Le Temps, one of Switzerland's leading daily newspapers printed a half page article ...
Miss Jessie's Is Retro-Fabulous On Smashing

Miss Jessie's Is Retro-Fabulous On Smashing

Oct 28, 2008

Once again, the Miss Jessie's packaging is getting some love from the blogs. This time, Smashing Magazine's website is featuring the Curly Creme packaging in their Vintage and Retro Typography Showcase, which focuses on how certain styles of typography have continued to permeate the modern design world.
Graphism Aime Hyperakt

Graphism Aime Hyperakt

Oct 27, 2008

North Star Fund's 'Tools For Democracy' annual report gets yet more blog luvin from graphism. 'C'est hype, c'est typographique, c'est Hyperakt!' Merci beaucoup, Geoffrey Dorne! Check it out. Check it out in English!
North Star Fund On Creattica Daily

North Star Fund On Creattica Daily

Oct 27, 2008

Design blog Creattica Daily recently had some niceness to say about the North Star Fund Annual Report, 'Tools For Democracy.' As usual, Julia's unique illustration style grabs attention. Her concept of placing related words into the shape of tools elevates a plain-old annual report into art. Thanks to Niki at Creattica fo ...
KidsVote 2008 Website Featured on Moluv

KidsVote 2008 Website Featured on Moluv

Oct 25, 2008

Throughout this election season, Hyperakt has been inspired to design artwork that reflects the current political atmosphere that is piercing the collective consciousness in most of the world right now. One of the pieces we created, KidsVote2008, is a flash-based site that allows kids to 'vote' for their favorite president ...
Hyperakt in Design and Design

Hyperakt in Design and Design

Oct 24, 2008

DESIGN AND DESIGN will be featuring two Hyperakt projects in their upcoming book, 'DESIGN AND DESIGN BOOK OF THE YEAR'. Apartment 138 and Breakthrough are being honored and will be included in the book, which is being released in January 2009. The book is published by INDEX BOOK and will feature 768 pages of design excellen ...
Hyperakt Goes Global with First International Exhibit

Hyperakt Goes Global with First International Exhibit

Oct 06, 2008 | Announcements

Hyperakt has been invited to exhibit its political posters and socially engaged art work at Geneva, Switzerland's Flux Laboratory arts & business gallery. The show, entitled 'The New Hope,' will open November 1, 2008 and run until November 17, 2008.Read the Press ReleaseCheck out our flickr photostream for more images.
Hyperakt on Graphic-Exchange

Hyperakt on Graphic-Exchange

Sep 24, 2008

Design junkie website Graphic-exchange recently featured their favorite Hyperakt design campaigns and pieces, including Miss Jessie's and Apt. 138 branding and North Star Fund's 'Tools For Democracy' annual report. We appreciate the nod to our quickly growing collection of logo and branding work!
Miss Jessie's Packaging Featured in Etapes Magazine

Miss Jessie's Packaging Featured in Etapes Magazine

Sep 22, 2008

French magazine etapes recently featured our design for Miss Jessie's hair care packaging in their September '08 issue. The issue focuses on advertising, packaging and artwork that promotes Afro-centric products and culture. While Miss Jessie's products do come from a proud African-American heritage, they'd tell you that th ...
Hyperakt at the Democratic National Convention

Hyperakt at the Democratic National Convention

Aug 18, 2008 | Announcements

Deroy's 'New Hope' posters have gotten a lot of attention from all over the world ever since we posted them up on our blog. Recently, we were asked by the Manifest Hope Gallery to submit the poster for display in their exhibit at the upcoming Democratic National Convention in Denver, CO. Partnered with MoveOn.org, the Manif ...
Faye   Co Love to Camp

Faye Co Love to Camp

Jul 22, 2008

Design blog Faye & Company bestows some praise for our branding of Camp, Brooklyn’s favorite woodsy-themed watering hole. They also had some love left over for our website. Nice quote, btw. Someone at Hyperakt sure knows how to write her (ahem) stuff ;-)! Check it out!
Collection of Summer Blog Love

Collection of Summer Blog Love

Jul 03, 2008

Here are the latest places that Hyperakt is taking up virtual space:Chek Group on random inspirationDowntime Baby on random inspirationBrooklyn Arts Council's Folk Feet on Why We RockAnd check out our fancy new business cards on iainclaridge.net.
Hyperakt Website is Editor's Choice on QBN

Hyperakt Website is Editor's Choice on QBN

Jul 01, 2008

QBN, a site that presents the current most progressive and interesting websites around, chose to feature Hyperakt's website on their homepage as an editor's choice today. We share their philosophy about design and how it contributes to the landscape of our world, so we're very excited that they chose our site. Thanks (again ...
Hyperakt Website Featured on Computerlove

Hyperakt Website Featured on Computerlove

Jun 30, 2008

We recently got posted on Computerlove, a web source for online inspiration. We're really happy that our site is a positive influence on the design community. Thanks, Paul! Check it out!
Apt. 138 Branding Well-Seasoned

Apt. 138 Branding Well-Seasoned

Jun 26, 2008

Index Book's newest publication, Well-Seasoned: Best of Restaurant Graphics poses the question: Can the graphic identity of a restaurant transmit the aromas, colours and flavours of the dishes presented in a menu, even before the first dish arrives at the table? Well, sure. Perhaps that is why Hyperakt's branding for Apartm ...
Chek Poster Selected for Graphis 2009 Poster Annual

Chek Poster Selected for Graphis 2009 Poster Annual

Jun 04, 2008

Hyperakt's poster design for fashion branding firm Chek Group has been selected to appear in Graphis's upcoming 08/09 Poster Design Annual Book as a winner in the 'Gold' class. Thanks to Graphis, the international design journal, for the recognition and to Chek for giving us room to play on this one. This is Hyperakt's firs ...
Smashing Magazine Features Miss Jessies's Packaging

Smashing Magazine Features Miss Jessies's Packaging

Jun 02, 2008

Thanks to Smashing Magazine's blog featuring beautiful and expressive packaging design, Hyperakt's design for the Miss Jessie's hair care product line continues to feel the love from design blogs with an appreciation for elegant packaging and carefully crafted typography.
April Showers Bring May Blog Love

April Showers Bring May Blog Love

May 30, 2008

OK, we haven't done this in a while, so its time to collect a few links to recent recognition for Hyperakt work on the blogosphere. Check out who's been talking about us! Dirty MouseOn YongoTheeyedropperVisual EvasionLe Club-ClubDesign FlakesGroundswell CollectiveWe Heart ItZen BlogPain d'epice
Hyperakt Rock Star Cocktail Coasters!

Hyperakt Rock Star Cocktail Coasters!

May 23, 2008

Inspired by our love for serious cocktails, rock & roll and graphic design, we bring to you a set of four limited edition coasters. Guess the bands that inspired each coaster and you'll get your very own set delivered to your door!
T-Shirts Designed by Hyperakt

T-Shirts Designed by Hyperakt

May 09, 2008

We just got us a snazzy new Zazzle store! First up, some Barack Obama to support the campaign and show our love for the soon-to-be Presidential candidate.
Hyperakt is Hot on CommandShift3

Hyperakt is Hot on CommandShift3

Apr 23, 2008

Hyperakt's website is currently ranked #2 in Brooklyn and #10 in NYC on CommandShift3, the Hot or Not of the website design world. CommandShift3 allows users to vote on their favorite sites, see the best-designed sites in various categories, and submit and vote for the top website designs. As they say themselves, it's aweso ...
Hyperinformed

Hyperinformed

Apr 14, 2008

We love our information at Hyperakt. From design blogs to technology, music and pop culture, we are constantly devouring new information. To make things a bit more efficient, we've created a Netvibes Universe with all our favorite feeds; all nicely organized, and best of all, its public.
Hyperakt Goes Global

Hyperakt Goes Global

Mar 04, 2008

Now you can travel outside our cozy little Brooklyn borders to see what other shenanigans Hyperakt gets into as you peruse the brands we work with whose reach extends beyond NYC and into the broad spectrum of consumer advertising. Hyperakt works with ad agencies on projects for global brands like the NHL, Ford, Colgate and ...
Death By Kerning Features Miss Jessie's Packaging

Death By Kerning Features Miss Jessie's Packaging

Feb 11, 2008

Death By Kerning, a blog dedicated to the art of typography "that is smart, memorable, or simply beautiful," gave Hyperakt's work on Miss Jessie's hair care product packaging some kind words for its stylish homage to the brand's "old-school" roots. Check it out!
Miss Jessie's Packaging Featured on DieLine.com

Miss Jessie's Packaging Featured on DieLine.com

Feb 11, 2008

Touted as 'The world's leading package design blog' (and who are we to argue?), TheDieline.com recently presented Hyperakt's design for Miss Jessie's hair care product packaging with the simple acclaim of 'beautiful design' on their website. Thanks Dieline! Check it out.
Deroy Gets Syndicated

Deroy Gets Syndicated

Feb 08, 2008 | Announcements, Hyperaktivists

Deroy's interview with Spraygraphic, the design blog, was published and then recorded again for posterity in Parsons' Illustration Blog.
Spraygraphic Interviews Hyperaktivist

Spraygraphic Interviews Hyperaktivist

Jan 22, 2008 | Hyperaktivists

Spraygraphic, a visual arts-centered blog, recently got inquisitive with Hyperakt principal Deroy Peraza and is featuring the interview on its blog. Deroy shares some wisdom about his creative process and the collaborative environment of the design studio.
American Design Award for 100 N3 Lofts

American Design Award for 100 N3 Lofts

Dec 13, 2007

The American Design Awards' Monthly Contest is featuring 100 N3 Lofts among the top 30 entries out of 726 reviewed during the month of October. As we move further into designing more complex websites, we're really encouraged by the positive reaction to our work.
American Design Award for 475 Sterling Website

American Design Award for 475 Sterling Website

Dec 13, 2007

The American Design Awards' Monthly Contest is featuring 475sterling.com among the top 30 entries out of 726 reviewed during the month of October. As we move further into designing more complex websites, we're really encouraged by the positive reaction to our work.
Website Design Award for Hyperakt Website

Website Design Award for Hyperakt Website

Nov 17, 2007

Hyperakt.com is being showcased among the best in progressive CSS & Flash design on the web by WDA at websitedesignawards.com as a source of inspiration and recognition. Thanks to the crew at WDA!
NewWebPick Award for Hyperakt Website

NewWebPick Award for Hyperakt Website

Nov 16, 2007

The discerning website that judges websites, NewWebPick.com, has given our newly re-vamped website here at Hyperakt their veritable seal of approval. We could not be more pleased. Thanks!
Cool Homepages Features ACLU Exclusion Website

Cool Homepages Features ACLU Exclusion Website

Nov 14, 2007

ACLU's Ideological Exclusion site has been getting recognition in the design community lately. Cool Homepages, a website dedicated to featuring the best in current website design, is now featuring the ideological exclusion site as well. We're happy that our work is being recognized and proud to help the ACLU bring more atte ...
Adobe Site of The Day for 475 Sterling Website

Adobe Site of The Day for 475 Sterling Website

Nov 09, 2007

475 Sterling Condominiums' website is being featured on Adobe's showcase as the Site of the Day. 'Adobe recognizes websites based on their use of strong visual designs, superior functionalities, and innovative uses of Adobe products. We want to give credit to the creative and engineering talent behind the scenes.' What a gr ...
Styleboost Features ACLU Exclusion Website

Styleboost Features ACLU Exclusion Website

Oct 22, 2007

Design-centric site Styleboost.com offered Hyperakt some praise for our design of the ACLU Ideological Exclusions website.Thanks for the link. As it is a great site for a good cause, I just posted it on Styleboost.Wow, thanks Johan! Check it out.
Annual Gowanus Artist Studio Tour 2007

Annual Gowanus Artist Studio Tour 2007

Oct 20, 2007

The 11th Annual Gowanus Artist Studio Tour was a huge success! More than 3,500 visitors and over 140 artists participated. Visitors of A.G.A.S.T. have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with the creators of photography, drawing, printmaking, mixed-media, video, ceramics, glass, installation, paintings, sculpture & more i ...
NewWebPick Award for ACLU Exclusion Website

NewWebPick Award for ACLU Exclusion Website

Oct 15, 2007

Hyperakt's work on The ACLU's ideological Exclusions website is being featured on NewWebPick.com, as a web pick.
Hyperakt's Work Featured at One Show Design

Hyperakt's Work Featured at One Show Design

Jul 12, 2007

We didn't get a golden pencil from The One Club's One Show Design for our work on the New Nordic exhibit, but we were finalists, and we designed the exhibit at the Chelsea Art Museum for the show awards ceremony. We're honored to have been considered among the likes of Ogilvy and Apple. Check out our flickr photostream for ...
Downtime Baby Logo Featured in Logo Lounge 4

Downtime Baby Logo Featured in Logo Lounge 4

May 01, 2007

The Downtime Baby Logo is being featured in the new Logo Lounge book. We're thrilled to be counted among other great designers for our work on the logo for Andrea Verity's Downtime Baby. It's being published in 2008, keep your eye out for it!
New Nordic Identity is a Finalist in One Show Design

New Nordic Identity is a Finalist in One Show Design

Apr 01, 2007

Hyperakt is a finalist in The One Club's 'One Show Design' competition for our identity and signage work for the New Nordic Exhibit, and exhibit that presented innovative Scandinavian advertising and design. It sure is nice to hear that the work we created for an event that showcases good design work is getting recognized f ...
Michael Ciancio Chosen For FABRICA

Michael Ciancio Chosen For FABRICA

Feb 05, 2007 | Announcements, Hyperaktivists

After a tough (and lengthy) selection process in which 7% of applicants are accepted, Michael will be moving clear across the Atlantic to attend FABRICA, Bennetton's Center for Design & Communication in Treviso, Italy. Michael will be working alongside fellow "Fabricanti," tackling various projects in product, retail and en ...
Brooklyn Shoppers, Come on Down to Hypermarket!

Brooklyn Shoppers, Come on Down to Hypermarket!

Jan 01, 2007

The addition of the Hypermarket retail space to the design studio at 401 Smith Street blurs the boundaries between Graphic Design, Architecture, Industrial Design and Fashion; a reflection of how Hyperakt creators Deroy Peraza and Julia Vakser approach their work. We filled the shop with furniture, jewelry, clothing and art ...
Hypermarket Soft Opening

Hypermarket Soft Opening

Nov 20, 2006

Take a sneak peek at Hypermarket, our new design boutique for friends and family.
Hyperakt's Work Featured in 100% Design Portfolio

Hyperakt's Work Featured in 100% Design Portfolio

Nov 06, 2006

When Barcelona Graphic Design Publisher 100% Proyectos Personales' (100% Design Portfolios), they included shots of our website. It's such an honor for us to see our work published in something that's meant to appeal to design-savvy readers all over the world and act as a resource and inspiration to other designers. Gracias ...
Hyperakt Proposes Smith Street Mural

Hyperakt Proposes Smith Street Mural

Oct 27, 2006

invent. rethink. create is a tribute to the creative community that lives in our neighborhood, and an optimistic call to action and reminder for the community at large. The mural's simplicity, universality, and scale will immediately engage passersby and transmit its constructive message. The site will become an area landma ...
Deroy Peraza Speaks at FIT

Deroy Peraza Speaks at FIT

Oct 23, 2006 | Hyperaktivists

Deroy was asked to speak at
Annual Gowanus Artist Studio Tour 2006

Annual Gowanus Artist Studio Tour 2006

Oct 21, 2006

Visitors of A.G.A.S.T. have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with the creators of photography, drawing, printmaking, mixed-media, video, ceramics, glass, installation, paintings, sculpture & etc. in their own working studio environment. Artist studios are located in large industrial buildings as well as garages, brownst ...
Transit Garden Opens with Signage Designed by Hyperakt

Transit Garden Opens with Signage Designed by Hyperakt

Oct 13, 2006 | New Work

A local neighborhood association asked us to help out with the signage for the Transit Garden, a local community space across the street from our studio that is right next to the elevated subway tracks. It's a great public space in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn which hosts events throughout the year.
Matthew Anderson Joins Hyperakt

Matthew Anderson Joins Hyperakt

Sep 18, 2006 | Announcements, Hyperaktivists

While Jules works on the latest Hypraktivist character "Ampy" we've been plying him with design projects. As a Brooklynite from Seattle, he's a little bit country and a little bit rock 'n' roll. That's ok, we here at Hyperakt could use a bit of Neko Case mixed in with our Tribe Called Quest every once in a while. It's good ...
Hyperakt Turns 5!

Hyperakt Turns 5!

Sep 07, 2006 | Announcements

Happy 5th Birthday, Hyperakt!Check out our flickr photostream for more images.
Michael Ciancio Joins Hyperakt

Michael Ciancio Joins Hyperakt

Jun 05, 2006 | Announcements, Hyperaktivists

MICA graduate and designer extraordinaire, Michael (Mikey) Ciancio has joined the Hyperakt team as a full-time designer. This will mark Mikey's first "real" job in design, if you don't count that time he worked his creative magic for "Bagels 'N' A Hole Lot More" during high school. Seriously, we loved Michael's work as soon ...
Digital Thread Loves the Firehouse 735 Website

Digital Thread Loves the Firehouse 735 Website

May 15, 2006

Hyperakt is psyched to have our work on the Firehouse 735 Condominium Website featured on Digital Thread, an awesome website that promotes only the coolest in current design work. We used subdued, matte colors to showcase both the sunlit interior shots and the charming photos of Firehouse 735 as it once was in past times to ...
Hyperakt Proposes Smith Street Farmer's Market

Hyperakt Proposes Smith Street Farmer's Market

May 01, 2006

We recently noticed the lack of fresh vegetables in the surrounding neighborhood after a few supermarkets gave way to mega-pharmacies and decided to create a proposal for a weekend fresh fruit and vegetable market across the street from our studio. There is a very wide sidewalk across the street from the studio next to the ...
Rosemary Hahn is Hyperakt's New Studio Manager

Rosemary Hahn is Hyperakt's New Studio Manager

Feb 27, 2006 | Announcements, Hyperaktivists

With a history of making things better, Rosemary Hahn steps on to the Hyperscene, ready and willing to make our lives a living heaven. Welcome, Rosy!
Hyperakt Meets Eyecandy

Hyperakt Meets Eyecandy

Feb 02, 2006

The fantastic photography duo of BJ and Richelle Formento walked into our studio for the first time on this fine day. Eyecandy Images has since become our favorite go-to team for all our photography needs.
Wilson A. Aguilar Moving to LGBT Community Center

Wilson A. Aguilar Moving to LGBT Community Center

Jan 02, 2006 | Hyperaktivists

Wilson, who has been Hyperakt's Marketing, Operations & Business Director is off to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center where he will be Events Manager. We'll miss you, Wilson!
The Case of the Missing Tin Cans

The Case of the Missing Tin Cans

Jan 01, 2006

We got back to our illustration roots when we created this year's holiday promo. Chestnuts Roast Here: The Case of the Missing Tin Cans is Hyperakt's first illustrated story. Sit back, relax and meet the cast of characters who wander through the streets of Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, the neighborhood we call home. The Case o ...
CoolHomepages.com Features Two Websites by Hyperakt

CoolHomepages.com Features Two Websites by Hyperakt

Oct 29, 2005

CoolHomepages.com recently combed through our site, and designated several of the sites we designed as "New Cool Sites." The following sites were featured:Visit Brooklyn WebsiteLMD Design Website
Hyperakt Website Featured on Crossmind.net

Hyperakt Website Featured on Crossmind.net

Oct 28, 2005

German design portal Crossmind.net has featured Hyperakt.com! Crossmind.net provides design professionals with the best work samples from the industry, featuring outstanding creativity, innovation and professionalism.
Wing Latino Website on Coolhomepages!

Wing Latino Website on Coolhomepages!

Oct 24, 2005

We launched our newly designed website less than three months ago, and already Hyperakt has four outstanding and well-regarded awards recognizing the design! Last month Coolhomepages.com featured Hyperakt.com as one of two "Sites of the Week". The other "Site of the Week" was winglatino.com, also designed by us! In fact, Co ...
Annual Gowanus Artist Studio Tour 2005

Annual Gowanus Artist Studio Tour 2005

Oct 22, 2005

Visitors of A.G.A.S.T. have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with the creators of photography, drawing, printmaking, mixed-media, video, ceramics, glass, installation, paintings, sculpture, and more in their own working studio environment. Artist studios are located in large industrial buildings as well as garages, brow ...
American Design Award for Hyperakt Website

American Design Award for Hyperakt Website

Sep 01, 2005

The American Design Awards was established in the year 2000 in San Diego, California, to recognize and reward designers of all experience levels who display outstanding abilities and potential in the field of graphic and web design. The Monthly Design Contest is open to graphic and web designers from around the world who h ...
Society of Illustrators Awards Shylock Poster

Society of Illustrators Awards Shylock Poster

Sep 01, 2005

Society of Illustrators is honoring Hyperakt's design and illustration work for Perry Street Theater's Shylock, the Off-Broadway one-man piece about Shakespeare's complex Jewish character in "The Merchant of Venice."
Taxi Award for Hyperakt Website

Taxi Award for Hyperakt Website

Aug 29, 2005

Taxi Design Network is comprised of the most comprehensive resources for the design industry; a web site by designers, for designers. Taxi Awards the Web Site of the Day to outstanding sites that display unparalleled creativity or amazing content that are of interest to the design community. All the sites are reviewed and a ...
De Lijst on Hyperakt Website: Size Does Matter

De Lijst on Hyperakt Website: Size Does Matter

Aug 26, 2005

De afmeting Is van belang! Or rather, for those of you who do not speak Dutch, we meant: Size does matter! Okay. We don't speak Dutch. But our handy automatic translator told us what Delijst wrote: "These design studio established in New York have packed a dik filled portfolio, in a cleane and easily at overziene Internet s ...
Res72 on Hyperakt Website: Design Inspiration

Res72 on Hyperakt Website: Design Inspiration

Aug 26, 2005

A design surveillance system in Melbourne, Australia, known as Res72, featured Hyperakt.com as a design inspiration.
K10K on Hyperakt Website: Big, Bold, and Orange

K10K on Hyperakt Website: Big, Bold, and Orange

Aug 16, 2005

"Big, bold, and ... orange - that is the new site for the Hyperakt Design Group. Not only do they have an impressive portfolio, they also know how to present it with large graphics, clear navigation and an abundance of images." - K10K.netRegarded as one of the most reviewed, referred to and revered conglomerate of graphic d ...
Brooklyn Chamber Gets Hyped

Brooklyn Chamber Gets Hyped

Aug 12, 2005 | Announcements

Membership has its privileges. And as a valued member of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, Hyperakt is now a featured member on ibrooklyn.com!
Design is Kinky on Hyperakt Website: Great Solid Work

Design is Kinky on Hyperakt Website: Great Solid Work

Aug 11, 2005

In the world of graphic design, one of the most bookmarked and referenced websites is Design Is Kinky. Started as a forum to profile and highlight new developments and happenings in multi-media design, Australian-based founder Andrew Johnstone created Design Is Kinky. They had this to say about our new site: "[Hyperakt] has ...
Art On & Off Smith

Art On & Off Smith

Jun 04, 2005

Art On & Off Smith

Art On & Off Smith

Nov 19, 2004

Annual Gowanus Artist Studio Tour 2004

Annual Gowanus Artist Studio Tour 2004

Oct 23, 2004

Visitors of A.G.A.S.T. have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with the creators of photography, drawing, printmaking, mixed-media, video, ceramics, glass, installation, paintings, sculpture, and more in their own working studio environment. Artist studios are located in large industrial buildings as well as garages, brow ...
PJ Loughran Illustration Exhibition at 401

PJ Loughran Illustration Exhibition at 401

Jul 23, 2004

Hyperakt and Atelier present PJ Loughran's "Cowboy Portraits," limited edition giclee prints and ink drawings on paper. PJ's work will be on display from July 22nd - August 18th. The opening reception will take place Saturday July 24th, 7:00 @ 9:00 PM.
Sara Domenech Jewelry Exhibition at 401

Sara Domenech Jewelry Exhibition at 401

Jul 09, 2004

Having left her profession as a sculptor, Domenech strives in her current conceptual work to adorn the human body. Adapting her sculptural pieces to the scale of the body, she succeeds in transforming them into these small prostheses we call jewelry. "From Sculpture to Jewelry" incorporates over 100 pieces made of various m ...
Refuse: New Products, Old Materials

Refuse: New Products, Old Materials

Apr 17, 2004

REfUSE is the first exhibition at 401, Hyperakt's new Smith Street studio. All objects on display were made from recycled materials. The show features glass bottle coat hangers by Sybille Homann (Hamburg, Germany), bags made from vinyl advertising banners by Demano (Barcelona, Spain) and bags made from inner tubes by Cyclus ...
Hyperakt Moves to Smith Street Storefront Studio Space

Hyperakt Moves to Smith Street Storefront Studio Space

Feb 16, 2004

After a year of sharing home and work space, Hyperakt has invested into the future of our growing business by moving into our very own home at 401 Smith Street. Check out our flickr photostream for more images.
Deroy Peraza Hired as Adjunct Professor at Parsons

Deroy Peraza Hired as Adjunct Professor at Parsons

Jan 14, 2004 | Announcements, Hyperaktivists

Deroy was hired to teach as an adjunct professor at Parsons. He'll be teaching a Professional Practices class to seniors in the Fall semester, followed by a Digital Presentation class in the Spring.
Deroy Peraza Co-Founds Art4Now

Deroy Peraza Co-Founds Art4Now

Oct 05, 2003 | Hyperaktivists

Art4Now strives to create ways for students who reside in New York City's economically under-resourced neighborhoods to explore, express, and develop their voices through art. Art4Now is a non-profit arts education organization that supplements and expands existing school curricula to create a hands-on program for inner-cit ...
Julia Vakser Moves to Boston, MA

Julia Vakser Moves to Boston, MA

Jun 02, 2003 | Hyperaktivists

Julia has accompanied her husband, Lenny, on a two-year hiatus to Boston while he completes a Master's program at MIT. Enter the age of teleconferencing. It's a good thing Apple's iSight came out around the same time.
Hyperakt moves to Smith Street

Hyperakt moves to Smith Street

Jul 01, 2002

Deroy's new loft work/live space on Smith Street is Hyperakt's new home.
Hyperakt is Born

Hyperakt is Born

Sep 07, 2001 | Announcements

After graduating from Parsons School of Design in May, 2001, and 5 months of freelancing, Deroy Peraza reserves the domain name Hyperakt.com. The name Hyperakt was chosen for a variety of reasons. It originates from a loose translation of Deroy's childhood nickname "Trompo Loco," which is directly translated from Spanish as ...
Deroy and Julia Meet at Parsons

Deroy and Julia Meet at Parsons

Sep 03, 1996

It's the first day of Freshman Foundation (other wise known as boot-camp) at Parsons School of Design in New York City. Future Hyperakt principals Deroy Peraza and Julia Vakser are placed in the same foundation group. For the next year they have pretty much every class together. After foundation year, both major in Illustra ...