• Studio of Eric Van Holtz
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The Brigade
Agency: Van Holtz Co Full Stack Developer: Eric Van Holtz

The Brigade is a digital agency in PDX.

The website was designed with sharp lines, angles and extended backgrounds. Its goal was for a fast, precise, and moody feel.

The Brigade's main priority for the new website was having it powered by a CMS so that anyone on the team can make updates.

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A big development challenge was allowing for backgrounds to overflow the page content, angled clip paths, animated lines, images, and text all intersecting at just the right spots.

All of this while still being responsive, and looking great on any device. The design encourages the viewer to scroll down the page, and provides a nice flow between content.

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Work showcase

The work page layout allows for a hierarchy of projects that can draw attention to the latest and greatest by The Brigade.

We love working with Eric because he: nails the quality, delivers thoughtfully executed code, and is a pleasure to work with.

In short, we trust him with our most important clients.

— Ben Fogarty, President & CEO, The Brigade
Mobile home and navigation
A sleek mobile experience.

Overflowing backgrounds, angled cuts, and animations are all carried over to the mobile UI.

Mobile careers, values, case study

The best part of The Brigade are the people who stand behind the shield.

They are a small and friendly bunch of talented individuals.

The Brigade is known to host musical events, and I hear there's talk of a stand-up night full of dad jokes. Look them up if you're in town.

Like this project and want to chat about what we could do for you? Let's connect!

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Specializing in refined digital web experiences with a focus on animated, responsive, and interactive content.

Partnering with agencies and brands that value design and development integrity.

Delivering highly executed front-end user experiences by paying close attention to the nuances of design, optimization, and performance.

March 2019 —

Remotely, PDX

Development —
  • Technical Direction
  • Front-end Development
  • Craft CMS Solutions
  • Development Consulting
  • Best of, Gold, Silver
Awwwards —
  • SOTD, Developer, H.M.,
    Nominations: SOTM,
    Independent of the Year 2018
Communication Arts Web Picks —
  • SOTD
  • WOTD, UI, UX, Innovation,
    Nominations: SOTM, SOTY
CSS Winner —
  • SOTD
  • FOTD, Public Short List
W3 —
  • Best of Show, Gold, Silver
The Webby Awards —
  • Honoree