DK Named Finalist in Digital Signage Expo Awards
December 18, 2014 — Awards

DK’s work with the The Chelsea Entertainment Venue located at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas was named a finalist in the annual DSE Apex Installation Awards. The program honors innovation in the development and deployment of technology in the global DOOH industry.

American Institute of Architects Anthem
December 12, 2014 — Projects

Working with the Butler Brothers, DK crafted an anthem for the American Institute of Architects that shares the ethos and wonder of architecture.

Meet Lucky Cat
December 11, 2014 — Buzz

Meet Lucky Cat. New experiential work for our client, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, in partnership with Storyland Studios. View coverage in Las Vegas Weekly.

DK Joins 2015 SEGD Global Design Awards Jury
December 10, 2014 — Buzz

DK’s Director of Experience Design, Anthony Vitagliano, officially joins the 2015 SEGD Global Design Awards jury. Enter now to have your experiential design work honored. Since 1987, the SEGD Global Design Awards have set the standard of excellence for environmental and experiential graphic design—honoring design work that connects people to place by providing direction, content, and compelling experiences in public spaces.

DK Launches Letters of Boom App with Richard Sherman
November 26, 2014 — Projects

Arrange Letters. Spell words. Blow stuff up. Repeat.
Pro footballer Richard Sherman launches Letters of Boom, a simple, addictive word game that combines both the brains and brawn of the dynamic Pro Bowl cornerback. Letters of Boom is available exclusively through the App store on iPhone for $1.99 at http://AppStore.com/LOB.

Letters of Boom challenges players to use smarts and speed to master fast anagramming, make strategic choices, and leverage bonuses for high scoring. In true Sherman form, the rules of past word games are thrown out the window. Game play features Bonus Letters, Multipliers and Alarm letters that add twists and turns that will satisfy both casual gamers and word game lovers alike.

“I’ve always loved word games, but there has never been anything out there that felt hard-hitting or extreme for me,” said Sherman. “I’m excited to be one of the first professional athletes to deliver an action-oriented word game.”

Digital Kitchen worked closely with Sherman on creating all aspects of the game.

“We are excited to bring to life a mobile game that only Richard Sherman himself could imagine,” said Anthony Vitagliano, Executive Creative Director, Digital Kitchen. “His spirit, intelligence, and tenacity are all represented in the experience.”

More coverage in USA Today.

Paul Matthaeus speaking @ Digital Media Pipeline
October 6, 2014 — Events

DK chairman and co-founder Paul Matthaeus is speaking at Digital Media Pipeline for the Entertainment Merchants Association. His keynote titled “Creative Opportunities and Challenges in Digital Entertainment Marketing and Branding,” is on October 8 in LA. More info here.

DK Merges with Strategic Design Firm Methodologie
September 19, 2014 — Buzz

Digital Kitchen announced today that it has merged with leading brand communications firm Methodologie. Founded in 1988, Methodologie is one of the most respected strategic design firms in the country, with expertise in brand strategy, design and communications. See coverage in the Puget Sound Business Journal.

DK at OMMA Chicago
September 17, 2014 — Events

DK Chicago’s Director of Strategy, Ryan Delafosse, will be presenting at OMMA Chicago’s Art and Science of Digital Technology event on Oct. 20. Ryan’s panel will address creating in the omni-screen era.

DK Appears in 2014 Comm Arts Design Annual
September 2, 2014 — Awards

DK’s work for LAX’s Bradley International Terminal will appear in the 2014 Communication Arts Design Annual.

DK at Social Media Week Chicago
August 21, 2014 — Events

Register to join DK at Social Media Week Chicago. Our workshop titled, “Using the Right Tools for Purposeful Social Media” is on Thursday, September 25 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

DK's Al Mendili Speaking at OFFF Mexico
August 19, 2014 — Events

DK Creative Technologist, Al Mendili, heads to OFFF Mexico, a festival of digital creativity and culture (August 28-30) to share his experiences and creative process.

Digital Designer as Anthropologist
August 14, 2014 — Personnel

DK’s Demetre Arges chats with Design in Public about his passion for technology and storytelling, and where the two converge.

New Work: Generac's "Just a Drop"
August 5, 2014 — Projects

To communicate the value of Generac’s backup power generators in a weather emergency, marketing agency Bader Rutter and DK transported viewers into the heart of a storm. The spot opens from the perspective of one rain drop hurling toward earth, through rain and storm clouds, as a violent lightning strike blacks out an entire neighborhood. When our rain drop splashes down, we reveal that one homeowner was prepared for the storm – their Generac unit humming to life, restoring power.

DK Takes Comic-Con Into Homer’s Head
July 31, 2014 — Buzz

Forbes covered DK and FXX’s activation of “Homer’s Head” at Comic-Con 2014 in support of the launch of The Simpsons on the network.

Colin Davis Answers Five Q's for Screen Magazine
July 8, 2014 — Personnel

DK Chicago’s Executive Producer Colin Davis answers five questions for Screen Magazine Online. Check it out at Screenmag.com

Behind the Scenes: Photorealistic CG Food
June 30, 2014 — Projects

Advertising agency, StrawberryFrog, approached DK to find a creative partner to help launch Ehrmann’s Mixim creamy greek yogurts, the brand’s first television commercial in the United States. Go behind the scenes to see how the spot was created.

Free Makerhaus Event: IOT Hack and Tell with DK
June 20, 2014 — Events

Join DK and Intel for a free Internet of Things Hack and Tell at Makerhaus Seattle on Wednesday, June 25. The evening includes hardware demos from both DK and the “Internet of Things” team at Intel.

Ad Age Names DK Top Independent Digital Agency
June 10, 2014 — Buzz

Advertising Age named five in demand independent digital shops, including Digital Kitchen.

DK's Short Film at SIFF & Starbucks Digital Network
June 9, 2014 — Buzz

DK’s short film titled, “Sea Folk,” appeared at the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) and on the Starbucks Digital Network as part of the 2014 Fly Filmmaking Challenge, a short film competition premiering annually at SIFF. The film appeared on the Starbucks Digital Network from May 30 to June 2, via in-store wi-fi at 7,000 company-operated Starbucks locations across the United States.

For this year’s Fly Filmmaking Challenge, instead of focusing on individual directors, the Festival challenged five local production companies to create short films inspired by the theme “Seattle, I Love You.” This year’s shift in focus recognizes the efforts of Commercialize Seattle, a new business campaign by Washington Filmworks in partnership with the Seattle Office of Film + Music designed to drive local film production and make Seattle a top destination for commercial film production.

DK Wins Best in Show at SEGD Global Design Awards
June 9, 2014 — Awards

DK’s work within the Tom Bradley International Terminal won “Best in Show” at the SEGD Global Design Awards. The program was established in 1987 to recognize excellence in environmental graphic design. They are the only international design awards focused on communication in the built environment.

LAX Lands Silver National ADDY
June 3, 2014 — Awards

DK’s experiential work at LAX’s Tom Bradley International Terminal was recognized with a Silver ADDY in the American Advertising Awards national competition. The work also won both a Best in Show and Gold Award: Out of Home, Interior by American Advertising Federation’s (AAF) local Los Angeles affiliate, Ad Pros LA.

DK Wins Two Marketing NW Awards
May 22, 2014 — Awards

DK was awarded two wins at Marketing NW’s annual competition, which recognizes the best local work coming out of the Pacific Northwest. DK won Best Integrated Campaign for Whole Foods Market and Best App for Tinytron.

DK Wins Three Summit Creative Awards
May 20, 2014 — Awards

DK’s AT&T U-verse account was awarded three Summit Creative Awards including two silvers and a bronze for video and documentary projects.

DK at Cannes / Art Meets Advertising Panel
May 15, 2014 — Events

DK Executive Creative Director, Matt Mulder, is heading to the 2014 Cannes International Festival of Creativity to join a Microsoft panel discussing how today’s wizards are changing culture and turning tech into art. Email press at thisisdk.com to connect with DK at the festival.

AT&T U-verse Wins 11 Communicator Awards
May 15, 2014 — Awards

DK’s work for AT&T U-verse was awarded 11 Communicator Awards for production work spanning original entertainment and sport documentaries to commercials, animation and graphics on the platform.

DK Awarded One Show Pencil & Design Merit
May 12, 2014 — Awards

Two of DK’s environmental design projects received recognition at the 2014 One Show Design Awards. DK was awarded a Silver Pencil for LAX and a Design Merit for the Monarch Digital Installation at The Cosmopolitan.

Great Talks: DK Welcomes Microsoft's Rick Barraza
May 9, 2014 — Events

As part of our monthly “Great Talks” series, DK Seattle welcomed Rick Barraza, Microsoft’s Senior Technical Evangelist and and Design Technologist for the company’s Coding4Fun group. Rick shared his point-of-view on bridging art and technology.

DK Wins Design Prize at New York Festivals
May 2, 2014 — Awards

DK was awarded a Third Prize at the New York Festivals in the Design category for our work on The Cosmopolitan’s Monarch digital installation.

DK at Film Finance Forum East
April 16, 2014 — Events

DK’s President and co-Founder, Don McNeill, participated in a panel covering, “Strategies for Capitalizing on Third Screen, Social Media and Branded Entertainment” at Film Finance Forum East in NYC on April 15. See coverage of the panel in Variety.

Adweek: Cards Against Humanity & DK Launch PWNMeal
April 10, 2014 — Projects

DK helped Cards Against Humanity satirize gamer-marketing with the launch of Pwnmeal: Extreme Gaming Oatmeal at the 2014 Pax East Conference. Typically at gaming conferences, attendees are inundated with marketing from caffeinated products such as drinks, gum and beef jerky. We pushed the trend to ridiculous with the introduction of caffeinated oatmeal, the official porridge of e-sports. View the spot here and Adweek article.