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11.11.11
1 bird with 1 favor this 1 time on this day of 1s
Hello Citizen of the Web. I, Halcy, ask that on this day 1s that you visit our Halcyon Design page on Facebook and "like" us. Very Best - Halcy P.S. Here's the link: facebook
08.10.11
Halcyon Design is excited to be working with the CCAR
The Central Conference of American Rabbis has brought in the Halcyonites to help bring in thier new website. It's only the beginning of new and exciting things for them. We're happy to help make those changes reality, and set the table for some awesome future upgrades.
07.04.11
Happy 4th of July America!
Halcyon Design's summer project schedule is in full flow. With so much activity, we can't wait to unveil the awesome new products we are collaborating on. The HQ is almost polished up and the creative vibes are reflecting everywhere.
04.11.11
Halcy's got a bigger tree! New HQ in Costa Mesa, CA
Halcyon Design has relocated its main office to 1491 Baker St #2, Costa Mesa, CA. Growing is exciting...and office decorating will be fun. Once all the dust settles, maybe a Grand Opening??? Stay tuned.
04.03.11
4 Years Old! Happy Birthday Halcyon Design!
My how time flies! From all of us Halcyonites - "Thank You!" Here is to another great year. Cheers!
03.21.11
InVisM Delivers WIT Force
Bravo to our friends at InVisM for their recent delivery of their latest immersive training simulation - WIT Force. All of us at Halcyon Design were very proud to be a part of the production of such an amazing product.
12.08.10
KidsWalk.org is Live!
Congratulations to Kids Walk Across America and the successful launch of their new website. Their web solution includes a Grown-ups section for parents, funders, and sponsors; and a wonderful Kids Section that's educational and fun. Check it out at www.kidswalk.org
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BCT-IMT
BCT-IMT
BCT-IMT, or Basic Culture Training - Interactive Media Training, was a product built by InVism for the United States Army's incoming recruits. The training program combines high-quality, live action film vignettes with iteractive digital training exercises to deliver an effective, impactful training product. Halcyon Design provided visual design and technical development of the two main practical exercises - Values, Behaviors, Belief, Norms and the US Subcultues.

WIT FORCE Interactives
WIT Force Interactive
WIT FORCE is a cutting edge Interactive Media Instruction (IMI) product by InVisM - produced for the United States Army. Halcyon Design provided visual design for the main product interface, and visual design, interactive design, and technical development of four product training interactives. The interactives provide a virtual hands-on experience with simulated devices and guides the learners through usage of in-the-field equipment, better preparing them for thier duties ahead.

Kids Walk Across America - KidsWalk.org
Kids Walk Across America
Kids Walk Across America is a wonderful organization who's mission is to provide "fit, fun & free" activities each weekend to Los Angeles area neighborhoods. Their unique approach combines US geography and food education with family fitness. Halcyon Design had the pleasure of designing and developing both the organization website and the Kid's companion website, complete with "Adventurer Accounts" system where kids can track their walk progress. Be sure to visit the Interactive US Map to learn facts about each state.

NCPPA.org
NCPPA
The National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity contracted Halcyon Design to provide visual design and technical design and development of their organization website NCPPA.org. The NCPPA website serves as a resource and information hub for the general public and coalition members regarding anything that deals with physical activity and exercise in legistlation.

The visual design needed to be aesthetic and simple to accommodate their wide ranging audience. The website was built atop a content management system architecture using Django. It provided a powerful yet easy-to-user CMS for a mostly non-technical staff.

Heartbeat International
Heartbeat International
Heartbeat International is one of the world's premier non-profit, non-political organizations who's mission is to provide pregnancy health care centers around the world. Halcyon Design was brought in to help develop an overhaul plan of their current website and put in place a new system that supports their modernizing business needs. Fundraising was an organizational focus and driven by informing the world community of the positive impact they make.

The visual design needed to be contemporary yet accommodate the a worldwide user base of ranging computing capabilities. Branding needed to remain consistent with current brand uses, yet provide a "themed" style across their Initiative pages. The website was built atop a Joomla CMS architecture, providing seemless transition to a staff largely familiar with the Joomla system. Several animated Flash banners and various interactive elements were also created for the website.

ABC Open: VSI interface using Google O3D
ABC Open: VSI interface using Google O3D
ABC-Disney approached Halcyon Design a couple months prior to the 2009 Google IO Developer Conference with a great idea to help unveil the new ABC Open API. Using the new Google O3D technology, Halcyon Design would develop the 3D interface of a web application that would pull show data using the ABC Open API. The final product, ABC Open: VSI, was presented at the conference to 3500 developers with great reception.

Click & Clack As the Wrench Turns Online
Click & Clack As the Wrench Turns Online
The Click & Clack As the Wrench Turns showsite was commissioned to Halcyon Design by PBS.org to accompany the release of PBS network's first prime-time animated series. Halcyon Design was tasked to create and produce all the featured elements that included a video player for online viewing of the full episodes, show related games, and entertaining and educational widgets. The result was a website that provides a fun and entertaining experience that accessible to the wide range of the show's fanbase.

Stash's Workbench Game
Stash's Workbench Game
The Stash's Workbench game was developed for the Click & Clack As the Wrench Turns website. It is one of the featured content pieces of the site, and provides users a quick, fun, and entertaining game. The game also ties in with one of the show's major characters.

The game was designed using elements of the show's art and developed in Flash using Actionscript.

Fidel's Suit Up! Game
Fidel's Suit Up! Game
The Fidel's Suit Up! game was developed for the Click & Clack As the Wrench Turns website. It is one of the featured content pieces of the site, and provides users a quick, fun, and entertaining game. The game also ties in with one of the show's major characters.

The game was designed using elements of the show's art and developed in Flash using Actionscript.

Multimedia Widget
Multimedia Widget
The Multimedia widget was developed for the Click & Clack As the Wrench Turns website. It is the featured widget of the site, providing a unique experience to users by providing the current previews of the week's line-up, as well as educational elements like helpful driving tips or driving facts proivided in the other sections contained in the widget. Ultimately, the widget provides PBS producers an innovative way to communicate to users via this emerging viral marketing tool.

The widget was created in flash and is distributed using the Gigya service. The quiz content was provided by the show's producers.

Which Character Am I? Widget
Which Character Am I? Widget
The Which Character Am I? widget was developed for the Click & Clack As the Wrench Turns website. It is one of the featured pieces of the site, providing a fun and entertaining feature to users. The game is a simple quiz game modeled after typical personality quizes, with its result relating the user to one of the charaters of the show.

The widget was created in flash and is distributed using the Gigya service. The quiz content was provided by the show's producers.

Roadway Scourge Quiz Widget
Roadway Scourge Quiz Widget
The Roadway Scourge Quiz widget was developed for the Click & Clack As the Wrench Turns website. It is one of the featured pieces of the site, providing an educational element to users.

The widget was created in flash and is distributed using the Gigya service. The quiz content was provided by the show's producers.

Plush Cafe Online
Plush Cafe
Plush Cafe Online is the company website for one of Downtown Fullerton's nightly hot spots. The site captures the clean, modern image and branding of the company while providing patrons information about the cafe's offerings.

Plush Cafe Online uses current web development technologies to provide an animated experience without the use of heavy flash elements, making the site and its content available to a wide range of users.

ABC Timeline Interactive
ABC News Timeline
Halcyon Design took concept sketches and provided the final polished design for the ABC Nightline News interactive timeline for their "Road to the White House" featurette.

Power of Art Online
Power of Art Online
Power of Art Online is the website for the PBS show "Simon Schama's Power of Art." Commissioned to Halcyon Design by New York City's Thirteen/WNET, the website is both elegant and highly functional. It serves as both an extension of the show series and the book, as well as an educational tool for educators and their students.

We built the entire website from the "ground-up", including all sub-sections, submission forms, and Flash interactives. The website is an example of a "hybrid" site, integrating Flash elements with XHTML, CSS, and Javascript. In turn, Power of Art Online is accessible to a wider audience, including Apple iPhone users.

The major features of the site are 'Explore the Painting' Flash interactives, which allows users to explore and learn facts about featured artist and their work; the 'Painting Locator' feature, which integrates Google Map services to find locations of the featured artists; and the Animated Navigation, an effect created without the use of "heavy" elements such as Flash.

Exhibition Mission Game
Exhibition Mission Game
Exhibition Mission is an online Flash game developed for the “For Educators” section of Power of Art Online. Halcyon provided the artistic design of the game as well as the development of the game in Actionscript.

Masterpiece Match Game
Masterpiece Match Game
Masterpiece Match is an online Flash game developed for the “For Educators” section of Power of Art Online. Halcyon provided the artistic design of the game as well as the development of the game in Actionscript.

Cyberchase Outreach Portal
Cyberchase Outreach Portal
The Cyberchase Outreach Portal is an online content serving system that allows Educators to download Content for the popular PBS Kids show "Cyberchase." Commissioned by New York City's Thirteen/WNET, Halcyon Design was given the user interface and tasked to implement the functionality of the forms. The project consisted of developing the functionality of both the public user sections and the internal Admin sections of the website. Functionalities implemented included a User Registration system; the ability to Upload, Download, and Update content; and the content Search feature.

Jewels of the Earth Game
Jewels of the Earth Game
Jewels of the Earth is an online Flash game developed for the PBS/Rainforest Alliance Project website. Halcyon provided the visual design of the game as well as the development of the game in Actionscript.

Track It Back Game
Track It Back Game
Track It Back is an online Flash game developed for the PBS/Rainforest Alliance Project website. Halcyon provided the visual design of the game as well as the development of the game in Actionscript.

Rex Smith Online
Rex Smith Online
Rex Smith Online is the official site for the multi-talented entertainer Rex Smith. This site serves as both his fan-site and portfolio for interested agents. Halcyon Design provided both visual design and development of this site. The site uses a combination of Flash and Javascript effects to provide a highly accessible, entertaining, and informative website with a contemporary stylistic yet professional feel.

Clockwork Printing Online
Clockwork Printing
ClockworkPrinting.com is a Business-to-Business website that allows the company’s new and existing clients to order, pay for, and upload the design of their print purchases. The website design captures the identity and character of the company, exhibiting style without loss of usability and functionality.

We built the entire system, including a Shopping Cart that integrates with Paypal’s free online payment service to handle secured online payments. The front-end of the site was developed using XHTML, CSS, and Javascript while the back-end is developed with PHP interfaced with a MySQL database.

The major features of the site are the enhanced browsing effect of Gallery section; the Admin section, which allows the Clockwork team to manage online orders; and the Shopping Cart system that integrates Paypal’s online payment services.

Alien Artifacts Online
Alien Artifacts
Alien Artifacts Online is the company website of aspiring clothing designer Brain Gooden. The site captures the artistic style of his clothing line while projecting his personality and philosophy on life. An accompanying online store is currently being developed.

The Afacts.net homepage was composed in Flash and provides a different experience to site navigation. Actionscript was used to accomplish animated effects.

JMAC Lending Online
JMAC Lending
JMACLending.com is the company website of a Southern California based mortgage and lending company. The website serves to primarily engage potential partners and interested clients, informing them of the company's programs, services, and history.

The design was done to reflect the company's image and branding, while setting the company's website apart from stale websites their competition. Developed using the current web technologies, JMACLending.com makes efficient use of bandwidth while enhancing the end-user experience via fast load times and wide browser support.

Virtual Screen Room
Virtual Screen Room
The Virtual Screening Room is an internal web application used at PBS. Halcyon Design was tasked to re-design the user interface of the application in order to update the style and increase the usability of the application.

Lunasia Cuisine Online
Lunasia Cuisine
Lunasia Cuisine Online is the company website for this up and coming restaurant. The website also serves as the company's branding and imaging vehicle on the web, capturing the restaurant's real world style and image.

LunasiaCusine.com uses current web development technologies to provide an animated experience without the use of heavy flash elements, making the site and its content available to a wide range of users.

Law Offices of Sonny H. Koo
Law Offices of Sonny H. Koo
KooLaw.com is an example of a simple web solution for service professionals such as Sonny H. Koo, Realtor. The website provides a straightfoward, intuitive experience while projecting a contemporary look and feel the client desired.

As with all our solutions, regardless of theh project's size, KooLaw.com was designed with the user's needs in mind and developed with consideration to the best practical use of technologies.

Larry A. Dumagat
Larry Dumagat
LADumagat.com is an example of a basic web solution for many service professionals such as Larry A. Dumagat, a local Southern California realtor. The website provides a simple user experience while projecting a clean and modern look and feel.

As with all our solutions, regardless of theh project's size, LADumagat.com was designed with the user's needs in mind and developed with consideration to the best practical use of technologies.

Pok-a-Dots Art Supplies
Pok-a-Dots Art Supplies
Pok-a-Dots Art Supplies online is the e-commerce portal for a local art supply store. Their solution required a website that the store owner could easily update and maintain in support of their expanding business. Halcyon Design's experience with various popular development frameworks allowed them to select the best fitting technology and implement a solution that met their needs.

The Oshikuku Basket Project
The Oshikuku Basket Project
OshikukuBasketProject.org is the marketing and outreach website for this amazing charitable organization. As a worldwide charity, the website was designed and developed with a very wide range of demographic and technical capability in mind. Making use of the most common of web technologies, this website captures and projects the beautiful aesthetic of the organization's image, while being very accessible to typical Internet users at large.

who we are
Did someone call the Halcyonites?!

Halcyon Design is a professional Design and Development studio based in Fullerton, CA. We specialize primarily in websites and online media, creating elegant solutions using Flash, Actionscript, XHTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, and other popular web technologies. Our clientele range from small businesses to major television networks.

At Halcyon Design, we are driven by one goal – to create websites that embody both elegance in design and cutting edge technology. Each site we develop is a study in how to provide the latest features and functionalities, while capturing the uniqueness and style of each of our clients. The result is a website that captivates the users’ full attention; a necessity in today’s Web driven world.

A website is a major part of your Marketing and Advertising Strategy. In order to keep your company image and branding consistent, Halcyon Design conveniently offers Logo Design, Print Design, and Printing services, making Halcyon Design your one-stop solution for your Branding needs.

If you have a great software idea or need someone to Develop a software solution for your business, the Halcyon Design technical staff are more than willing to help. Halcyon Design offers Software Engineering Services that provide you the wealth of expertise and knowledge it takes to get the job done.

the team

At Halcyon Design, we put You first. To ensure that what you envision makes it from your imagination to your audience, we have assembled a talented team of individuals who are capable of bringing life to your site.

Stephanie Liu
Designer
Stephanie is the Lead Designer at Halcyon Design. She oversees the creative direction for each site. Stephanie has an extensive background in web design. She most recently worked as a designer for ABC.com, designing a multitude of popular show sites and special features. She also has done much of the same work for PBS, and in addition created various educational Flash interactives. Her specialties include Photoshop, Flash, and Actionscript.
Kah Liu
Developer
Kah is the Lead System Developer at Halcyon Design. He oversees all aspects of the technical direction for each site. Kah brings a wide range of experience to the team, from his experience as a developer for IBM to his experience as a researcher in the emerging fields of Ubiquitous Computing and Human Computer Interactions. His current research includes context-aware application and the user study of the field of Ubiquitious Computing.
Jeff Bautista
Project Manager
Jeff holds the role as the Halcyon Project Manager. He has the overall responsibility of interfacing with clients, managing project schedules, and general oversight of each project. With a background as a Systems Analyst with the Department of Defense, as well as his experience as a software developer, Jeff has a proven ability to interface with a wide range of stakeholders.

who we are

If you are interested in bringing your ideas to the Web or are just curious about what possibilities it may bring to you, feel free to contact us at

1491 Baker St. #2 Costa Mesa, CA 92626 | 714.656.2483
Our Map, In The Middle Of The Street
jobs
Here at Halcyon Design we are always interested in increasing our network of freelance designers and web developers. We are also looking to bring on interns studying the web to help them develop their skills.

If you are interested in the web designer or web developer opportunities available at Halcyon Design, email your resume and portfolio to .