Look North is an award-winning creative and technology studio located in Montclair, New Jersey. What started as a curiousity of all things digital grew into a full-fledged obsession with modern communication tools and techniques. Our team has years of experience learned from industry leaders in information architecture, graphic and user-interface design and modern website development, not to mention account and project management. We encourage and actively participate in professional, community and personal organizations and initiatives including volunteer programs and non-profit work.
For centuries, navigators have used North as a reference. Once North is determined, the rest of the compass is easily derived, and a clear path to the goal is in sight. Look North aims to lead our Clients on a clear path towards their communication goals through smart, effective uses of design and technology. Our logo mark uses a star, representing the North Star. And our logo typeface is a modified version of Georgia, one of the original HTML "friendly" typefaces available on both Mac and PC platforms.
Our team is made up of both full-time and part-time staff as well as a well-vetted group of specialized freelancers. We work as an efficient group to ensure proper attention is given to all client projects. But don't get us wrong, we certainly know how to have a good time.
Our core team is made up of:
Gregory has been designing and building websites and interactive communication materials since the late 90's. His experience includes over 12 years of experience including designer and producer roles at DoubleClick and Digital Pulp. At Look North, he continues to help clients meet their online communication goals by combining a curiosity for internet technologies, a keen eye for design and a solid business sense.
While he is an avid "griller" Gregory still prefers to broil and sear his steaks.
Joanna's design education foundation is from The Gdansk Academy of Fine Arts in Poland. She also has a bachelors degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Her experience includes design and senior design positions at Simon & Schuster, Kate Spade and AR Media. She has worked on clients such as The Art Directors Club, Banana Republic and Ivanka Trump and enjoys bringing her sense of typography and style to her current projects.
Joanna once designed rain boots with gold fish on them.
After studying at the Laguardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, Michael earned his bachelors in computer engineering from the City College of New York. His previous experience includes the Information Systems Manager at APICHA, Inc. (Asian & Pacific Islander Coalition of HIV/AIDs) where he oversaw network, database, and website operations. Mike sure makes the complex stuff look easy for our clients.
Francesca comes to Look North by way of Georgetown University and Martha Stewart. Diverse experiences in the non-profit realm including positions at the Smithsonian, National Public Radio, and Best Buddies International have refined her communication skills, which she enthusiastically taps into on the day to day to better engage Look North clients.
Francesca once biked 50 miles in support of people with intellectual disabilities
Hailing from Carmel, NY, Kava is not just our dog, but our official nap taker. Unless she's gearing up for a walk to the local Whole Foods, she can be found inconveniently curled up under any one of the desks here in the office.
Kava has a tennis ball addiction. We know it's a problem, but we can't seem to break her of it.
Our unique position in the industry allows us to partner with some of the best-of-breed firms and vendors both online and offline. Some firms we've partnered with include:
Gregory Maher • May 15, 2012 •