Our Design Philosophy

We believe that websites are like spaces that users enter and explore. Like architects, we plan spaces that feel comfortable while meeting specific technical requirements. Like interior designers, we build an aesthetic that touches people’s emotions.

Most of our sites provide the user with some kind of action to take. Sometimes it’s to buy something, but at other times it’s to sign up for a newsletter or simply to tell a friend. We encourage whatever steps would progress the relationship between the user and our client.

Cantilever design is also uniquely tied to our development approach. We design systems, not sites. Our work is built to change and evolve over time. This is not the place for “concept“ design. We create hardworking, effective, yet gorgeous websites. Thank you for being a part of our proud history.

Samples

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Design Values

Results are the key
Function and form
Brand character
Simplicity
Accessibility
Modularity
Openness
Fit and finish
Work-life harmony

Notable Projects

NameYearWhy NotableScreenshot
NYU-Poly Year in NYC
2010
Full-screen map concept that won a lot of our future work
Designer Pages 2.0
2011
Our first large webapp design
H&FJ CRM
2012
Our first (and only) CRM design
AMEX InsideHR
2013
Our first design for a large corporate
Rustic Pathways
2014
First of three site designs for Rustic
NuLawLab
2015
Webby-nominated webapp design
Esquire Classic
2016
Got to work with very famous brand
Spark+Echo
2017
Most beautiful online bible around
Bipartisan Policy Center
2018
Most ambitious size of site ever