Ideas & Insight

Fitness Franchise Knocks Out the Competition with VR

November 15 2019 // Company Fitness Franchise Knocks Out the Competition with VR

Project Background   Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping (FXB) is a fitness franchise headquartered in Des Moines, IA. Their comprehensive program includes kickboxing, strength training, nutritional plans and community support. FXB is well known for drastic physical transformations and significant weight loss that members see after only a few weeks.   Since 2001, Farrell’s has grown to over 70 locations around the country and has aspirations to double in size over the next few years. To accomplish this goal, they have been exhibiting at expos to attract potential franchisees to...

Read Post

Central Iowa Studio Continues to Evolve as it Celebrates 25 Years in Business

September 12 2018 // Company Central Iowa Studio Continues to Evolve as it Celebrates 25 Years in Business

From the Apple Newton in 1993 to 360-degree cameras today, Applied Art & Technology in Urbandale has seen it, and used it, all to create imaginative video stories for customers across almost every industry. And we're celebrating our 25th anniversary this month! It all started in 1993, just a few months after the Internet was born. George Christ (Founder/Partner), credits a focus on creative talent and new technology for keeping us fresh over our 25-year span.    From Floods to Founders We opened our...

Read Post

Applied Art & Technology Wins 2018 Telly Awards

May 29 2018 // Company Applied Art & Technology Wins 2018 Telly Awards

    Applied Art & Technology has been awarded two 2018 Telly Awards for work they produced with clients in the last year. “What If,” a spot created for Iowa State University Football was awarded the Silver Telly for Sports Advertising. A collaboration with the Iowa State Athletics Marketing team, the spot follows key members of the ISU football team as they prepare for the 2017 football season. In addition, an animated explainer video created for Direct Connect Logistix, Inc., a nation-wide transportation...

Read Post

Tradeshow Season Is Trending

March 13 2017 // Company

  Looking for new ideas for your tradeshow? We’re wrapping an extended tradeshow roadtrip and have a few ideas! Here’s a quick overview of the innovative work we did for one of our clients. Record-setting booth attendance! Our Tradeshow Experience Team was in Las Vegas with John Deere at ConExpo. Deere has already set booth attendance records throughout the show. We’re live-streaming in 360 VR Throughout the duration of the show, we not only broadcasted live from the floor at ConExpo, we were broadcasting LIVE in 360°! We’re really excited about ...

Read Post

Get to know Caitlin

January 27 2017 // Company Get to know Caitlin

Caitlin McTaggart, our outstanding, extremely positive project coordinator and office manager, is celebrating her 5th anniversary with Applied Art this week. She greets our clients, responds to support tickets, and keeps our caffeine and sugar dependencies satisfied. Get to know Caitlin better: What’s your most memorable moment at Applied Art? Probably the 80/35 commercial during my 1st year here. Liv got to be in it with me - every now and then we still talk about 'the time she was on TV'. She was two - It was a...

Read Post

What do Strong Babies, UnderArmour, and a Clio have in common?

August 9 2016 // Company What do Strong Babies, UnderArmour, and a Clio have in common?

Applied Art & Technology is excited to announce that Eric Sahrmann has joined our team as Creative Director. Eric is an industry-recognized creative, with awards that include a Clio Award for his "Strong Babies" campaign and a Graphis Platinum Award for his work with the Saratoga Shakespeare Company. He relocated from Chicago where he was a director of photography and creative director in the visual effects industry, working with international brands such as Under Armour and Bose. “Eric’s portfolio says everything about why we hired him,”...

Read Post

We’re growing!

April 1 2016 // Company We’re growing!

Check out our awesome new studio in the sky. Maybe it’s not part of the whole “tiny home” movement, but it’s a start right? With the consistent need for additional studio space at Applied Art, we’ve finally decided to make one of our long term dreams a reality. We built a treehouse! Oh, this isn’t a typical treehouse, it’s a 1500 sq. ft. “studio” in the sky. Fully equipped with bridges, ladders, green room, multiple TV screens, wifi, drop down developer bunks, a fully stocked bar, and a restroom. The highlight of the new studio is a 1000 sg.ft..soundstage that...

Read Post

Behind the Curtain

July 14 2015 // Company Behind the Curtain

Ever wonder what goes on in a day here at Applied Art? Most people know we love doing video. But we also specialize in marketing and sales tools, digital strategy, interactives, apps, tradeshows, graphics, animations, design, development, and websites. All under one roof. So get to know us. We're a creative, quirky, innovative, work-hard/play-hard type bunch. And in the daily whirl of activity here, we're always looking for the next new technology, while appreciating the classic tools like writing on wipeboards and talking face-to-face. Our goal? To make our clients look great and help them grow. 

Read Post

New Applied Art Spot

February 6 2015 // Company New Applied Art Spot

Who says work has to be dull? Check out our latest spot, which features a little slice of many things we do in a typical day, including: Sword battles Graphics Storytelling Special Effects Production in our soundstage Brainstorming Ninja moves Collaborating Video editing

Read Post

New Programmer Joins Applied Art

January 12 2011 // Company

Rick Vanderleest joined Applied Art as a software developer/engineer on Monday, January 10. Rick, his wife and two daughters are relocating from Iowa City where he has worked for Digital Artefacts - an interactive media development studio - for the last 9 years. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa with a Masters degree in Biomedical Engineering.

Read Post