Behind the Scenes with Design Army

In HOW’s brand-new issue, we partnered with Adobe and invited some of our favorite print designers to transform their work from the static page into motion using Flash Catalyst CS5, part of Adobe’s Creative Suite Design Premium edition. One of the firms, Design Army, was kind enough to share screen shots of their process, revealing a sneak peek into how they worked on this project.

Design Army began with “Wonderland,” their award-winning book for the Washington Ballet, which presents noted dance works in a fanciful photographic style. The images are gorgeous and meticulously art-directed, with lavishly constructed sets. For the interactive version of the project, principals Jake and Pum Lefebure and their team wanted to document the creative process behind the book. So the Flash piece reveals sketches and extensive outtakes. The result is an interesting tour inside the creative minds of one of the top design studios working today.

In the spirit of revealing their process, Design Army also shared screen shots of their work in Flash Catalyst. Check out the project, and then share your comments here.

See Design Army’s work come to life, and also check out interactive projects from Triboro and Nicholas Felton.

Learn more about Flash Catalyst CS5.