Starting out with a client base of local businesses and non-profit organizations, over the past six years we've grown to also serve large organizations such as Girl Scouts Heart of NJ, Cornell Council for the Arts and Revelwood. But we haven't forgotten our roots. And they are firmly grounded in the understanding that every day, we are grateful for our clients who have allowed us to think and create. No matter the size of your company, we'd love to help.
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While receiving his degree in Industrial Design from Carnegie Mellon, Ian began his long journey to web entrepreneur. College floormate and friend Ed Knittel taught Ian the building blocks of HTML coding. After graduating in 1999, Ian was thrown into the dot com boom and worked at Toysrus.com’s in-house web design department developing web banners, promotional pages, e-blasts and fully interactive sites. Due to the dot com crash and Toyrus.com’s merger with Amazon, Ian found himself at the doors of MGT Design, an agency based in central New Jersey known for their work with Bed, Bath & Beyond and Chubb Insurance. Ian’s skills set grew to incorporate the creation of printed materials. After four years of helping Fortune 500 companies at MGT Design, Ian decided to embark on a freelance career working at agencies such as Up Design and Smith Design before the creation of Lform in 2005. After trying the home office environment, Ian quickly moved to shared office space with Madlab, an architectural firm in the Madison Building (427 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair, NJ). A year later he moved into his own private commercial office in a restored Victorian house (38 Park Street, Montclair, NJ). As work became more abundant and the space no longer sufficient, Ian hired additional hands and moved a few blocks away (89 Walnut Street, Montclair, NJ). Within a 3-year timespan, the team grew from 1 to 4 people. Now Lform resides in an open-air 800 square foot facility in Verona, NJ, complete with kitchen and parking.
Brandon graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 2004 with a BFA in 3D animation. At the age of 13 Brandon became interested in computers. Brandon is knowledgeable in coding languages such as PHP, SQL, and Perl for web development as well as MEL (Maya Embedded Language) and Python for 3D scripting. When not coding, Brandon also creates special effects and animation for a variety of clients, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Solvay Pharmaceuticals in addition to other commercials and independent films. In his spare time, Brandon can be found performing a variety of feats related to his interests such as reading, history, politics, and arguing about history & politics.
Ji studied Communication Design and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Parsons in 2008. Shortly after graduation, she began her career at an advertising agency, where she created rich media ads. Ji also began freelancing for various industries including photography, architecture and beauty, producing websites and brand identities. Her interests include computers, coding and design.
Sena received her MFA degree in Design and Technology from Parsons, The New School for Design in 2011. She has been working for past few years now as both a freelancer and within creative agencies, and she is interested in all things related to dynamic nature of emerging technologies that empower designers to make a change and shape human culture. She is trying to involve herself in them as much as possible. Her goal is to create meaningful experiences, interfaces, visualizations and innovative modes of interaction.