Interactive storytelling wasn't a big thing before a quirky startup led by an Israeli rock star gave users the power to disrupt their video content. There's nothing the storytelling industry likes more than layers and this unique technology made it easy to create and interact with multi-layered stories.
Eko is a multifaceted product, so it seemed appropriate to design their brand with the same complexity. Because, why the hell not? But also because the "flat/white/pastel" corporate approach didn't cut it. We created a gradient that transforms as you scroll deeper into the site. As the visitors encounter new parts of the company story, they are also introduced to Eko's new color scheme, as seen here on the logo mark produced by Pentagram.
Layered content is the principle that guided the formation of this site. In every Eko story, the viewer unveils new narratives, possibilities, and details as they choose which direction the story will take. Every action reveals another layer of content or "echoes" of choices, and we were guided by this revelatory mechanism in building Eko's digital presence.
Staking a Claim
Any_ helped Eko transition into the space of an industry leader. No longer a quirky young startup, the company was formerly known as "Interlude" raised significant investments from large funds and needed to up its digital presence. Today, with a brand-spanking new look, "Eko" is positioned as an industry leader in storytelling, working on content for the largest broadcasting companies in the world.
Visual Design Anchors
Because we opted for a design that breaks the grid and layers the content, we knew visitors needed clear anchors to give the website a sense of structure and hierarchy. Hence the big, bold statement on the left of every page, the images that always lean to the right, and the delicate frame behind the content that keeps it tight.
The Eko App
Any_ designed the new “Eko” App - a new way to interact with Eko’s content - This time on your mobile phone - This app lets the user interact with the content from their phone, download content to their devices and view new content even when there is no connectivity. This marks a new step in Eko’s communication - The app gets a new design treatment every time more content is launched - Currently, the app reflects the design of “That Moment When” - The latest interactive series from Eko.