We design and develop web sites, interfaces, objects, and interactive experiences.
And we manage complicated projects.
Activate Studio is a multidisciplinary design and development concern managed by Steve Kovacs. We believe in putting the user first, in atomizing big problems, and in the transformative power of communication technology. Our technology expertise rests on the LAMP stack, and we love Drupal, Wordpress, Expression Engine, Magento, and all things PHP, Python, and Ruby.
* Check out Zynga's corporate homepage. We made that! Well, we refined and bolted some neat stuff onto an existing D7 install, but you get the idea.
Our clients span a broad range of fields including technology, retail, and the arts.
ANGR - Web development
Chipotle - Intranet development
Clement Mok Designs - Wordpress development
Demandforce - Web development
Grey New York - Visual design, engineering, documentation
Hillman Curtis - Visual/ UI design and engineering
Logitech - Project management, engineering
Norwood Club - Visual/ UI design and development
OpenTable - Project Management
PlayIndies - Visual/ UI design and development, engineering
Savory Cities - Engineering
Sequence - Project management, engineering
The Melt - Project Management
Vita Green - Visual/ UI design, engineering
Zynga - Tech consulting, Drupal engineering
Our passion is making meaningful experiences from the building blocks of technology.
Activate Studio was founded in 2008 with the mission to create intuitive, expressive, meaningful digital and physical experiences. Our approach holds the user at its center, fusing leading edge technology with simple clean design.
Steve has been the the lead developer for Hillman Curtis, the technical director of the New York International Fringe Festival, and the bass player for seven or so bands. M.Sc. in Design and Digital Media from the University of Edinburgh; BA in Drama and Philosophy from Duke University.
Got a project that needs collaborators? We want to hear from you.
267 Clinton Park
SF, CA 94103