Art websites for scientists and other heroes

RNA Studio develops websites using a process that feels more like art making than design. Projects are guided by inspiration from client stories and organized by goals and milestones rather than a typical project plan.

Websites are developed for clients who are looking to satisfy a vision, and they fall into three groups.

The first group is exacting and sophisticated. They want function and beauty in a neat package.

The second group wants cool, fun, and exciting. They want their website to reflect their character, to stand out in a fun and memorable way.

The third group wants it all.

RNA Studio designs websites that may be big and complex yet are easy to navigate, that may feel surprising or look out of the ordinary yet are welcoming, and that are always functionally rigorous and aesthetically refined.

Planning and design are treated as creative activities and the client is guided through an itinerant process based on 13 years of experience. Milestones are used to evaluate progress and formal client sign offs of work at key intervals create respect for the process by giving weight to decisions. All possible care is taken to ensure that short and long term goals of the project are met.

The process is described in as much or as little detail as the client wants and needs to make informed decisions, the effects of which can be placed in both the immediate and longterm context.

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Boone Lab website

Boone Lab, University of Toronto

www.utoronto.ca/boonelab

A groovy design for a biochemistry reserach lab located at the Donnelly Centre, University of Toronto, Canada.

Online Biochemistry Course website

Online Biochemistry Course, University of Toronto

www.onlinebiochemistrycourse.com

A bold, colourful design that matches the hosting department website

U of T Biochemistry Department website

Department of Biochemistry University of Toronto

www.biochemistry.utoronto.ca

A new logo and abstract raster graphics gives each page of this extensive website a binding identity.

Dr. Grant Brown Laboratory website

Dr. Grant W. Brown Laboratory, University of Toronto

www.biochemistry.utoronto.ca/brown

Colourful "cellular" creatures inhabit the pages of this lab's small website. (Maintained by client.)

Sidhu Lab website

Too Cool for School Art & Science Fair, Harbourfront, Toronto 2010

(Offline)

Wordpress based site with colourful, hand drawn art conveys the DIY zeitgeist of this Harbourfront project.

Sidhu Lab website

Sidhu Lab, Donnelly Centre,
University of Toronto

www.utoronto.ca/sidhulab

Minimalist logo, abstract background graphics, and elegantly coloured text..

Brian Cox Lab homepage

Cox Systems Biology Lab, University of Toronto

www.utoronto.ca/coxlab

Watercolour graphics inspired by the function of the placenta that is stydied in the lab with a systems biology approach.

Dr. Igor Stagljar website

Dr. Igor Stagljar Laboratory, Donnelly Centre, University of Toronto

www.biochemistry.utoronto.ca/stagljar

Hand drawn"Jack Kirby" comics style convey the humour and team spirit of this lab.

Sidhu Lab website

OTIP Teaching Awards, Ontario

(Maintained by client.)

Photo based, crisp visual design is backed by a database for the online teacher nomination process..

Toronto Celiac website

Promises of Big Data, OIST, Japan

www.groups.oist.jp/oibc

A fresh identity for the 2013 integrative biology course at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST), Japan.

Toronto Celiac website

Toronto Chapter of the Canadian Celiac Association

www.torontoceliac.org

Cheerful, modern colours and plenty of photos create a lifestyle magazine feel. (Maintained by client.)

Franco Dance website

Franco Dance Studio, Toronto

www.francodance.com

Hot colours and photo backgrounds create a dynamic website for a dance studio. (Maintained by client.)

Conversation 2006 on the Toronto Principals website

Toronto Principals' Centre

torontoprincipalscentre.com/conversation

A website within the parent website to promote an international conference. (Maintained by client.)

Durocher Lab website

Durocher Lab, Simon Lunenfeld Research Institute, Toronto

www.mshri.on.ca/durocher

Dramatic graphics with dark colours and white text overlay create a distinct identity.

Integrative Health Institute website

Integrative Health Institute, Toronto

(Maintained by client)

Strong visual identity and lush website in a style similar to lifestyle magazines.

Bishop Lab website

Bishop Lab, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada

www.science.mcmaster.ca/.../bishop/

"Scientifically correct" iillustrations fly through this page. PagP never looked so good!


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