DK at MODE Summit
May 4, 2015 — Events

DK + DK Studios’ Director, Motion Design, Chad Ashley, will be delivering a keynote at the 2015 MODE Summit in Dublin. The Summit is a gathering of design educators who specialize, research and teach in the area of motion design.

DK Welcomes Roy Skillicorn to Lead DK Studios
April 20, 2015 — Personnel

Digital Kitchen has announced the appointment of Roy Skillicorn as Executive Producer to launch, lead and build DK Studios, the company’s full-service content production studio. Check out the new DK Studios 2015 Reel.

DK Named One Show Finalist for FXX Titles
April 15, 2015 — Awards

DK’s work for our client FXX “Man Seeking Woman” was named as a One Show Finalist in the Design/Title Sequence Category.

DK to Appear at Stiges Next Festival
April 1, 2015 — Events

Digital Kitchen will be appearing at the Stiges Next Festival of Innovation in Communication and New Media on April 17 & 18.

DK Named Gold Winner in Digital Signage Expo Content Awards
March 12, 2015 — Awards

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

Building Buzz for HTC Vive
March 5, 2015 — Projects

DK was tasked with helping HTC launch their revolutionary virtual reality product, Vive, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. To prepare HTC for the show, DK created a sizzle video for use on the web and during the on-stage presentation, a website for the product, and 3D renderings.

DK at Entertain Finance Forum LA
February 20, 2015 — Events

DK’s President and Co-Founder, Don McNeill, will appear on a panel titled “Measurable and Engaging Approaches to Brand Funded Programming” at the Entertainment Finance Forum March 9-11 in LA.

DK at the Digital Advertising Summit
January 30, 2015 — Events

DK’s President and Co-Founder, Don McNeill, is speaking at the Digital Advertising Summit hosted by Marquette. The event will feature thirteen sessions from digital thought leaders sharing their insights, expertise and experience on how to take your digital marketing to the next level.

DK at Touchpoint Interaction Design Conference
January 28, 2015 — Events

Catch DK creatives at SFU’s Touchpoint Interaction Design Conference in Vancouver on February 12. Touchpoint is a full day of talks for professionals by design professionals.

FXX Man Seeking Woman Main Titles
January 14, 2015 — Projects

DK Studios teamed up with FXX to create the main title sequence for the network’s new original comedy “Man Seeking Woman.” DK Studios crafted an iconic graphic approach for the titles, meant to contrast with the show’s live action. In the sequence, symbols of ordinary dating life mix with over-the-top, genre-spanning imagery, reflecting the unique narrative device used in the series.

UL: The Air We Breathe
January 13, 2015 — Projects

DK worked with UL’s Chief Economist, Erin Grossi, to bring to life a white paper titled “The Air We Breathe: UL Unlocks Building Performance,” through video. To learn more about the importance of smarter, healthier and safer buildings, download the white paper.

Art of Saving a Life Campaign
January 9, 2015 — Buzz

DK is proud to support and contribute web development/design to the The Art of Saving a Life campaign commissioned by our client, the Gates Foundation. The Art of Saving a Life is a collection of stories about how vaccines continue to change the course of history. It offers an opportunity to hear, see and feel the tremendous impact of immunization, and to energize us in the global effort to protect every child from life-threatening disease.

These stories are told by more than 30 world-renowned photographers, painters, sculptors, writers, filmmakers, and musicians to impress urgency on the global community to reach all children with the life-saving vaccines they need. Read about the campaign in the New York Times.

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.