FCTC | from concept to completion is the Evanston-based commercial art and design company run by creative professionals Airan and Kelly Wright.
We love problem solving. We love branding and successful messaging. We love that feeling when you see something creative and new and mind blowing. We’ve been at this for years. And if we don’t have the answers, we have the connections to find someone who can plug into the project to help. At the end of the day though, what matters most is that you look good. We are great at making you look good.
We specialize in bringing messages to life creatively and effectively. This transcends all else. If you have a business that needs a logo, that’s us. Have that brilliant graphic novel idea that needs editing and/or artwork, let’s talk. Looking for a solution to presenting yourself online, let us help. Need a 2D or 3D animation of your patented idea for Kickstarter or for the courtroom? We’re there for you. Just want a photo of your product for an online catalog, we do that too.
We’ve worked on logos, comics, book covers, custom illustration, album art, posters, menus, collateral, product packaging, signage for political campaigns and conventions…you name it. If it’s destined for traditional or digital press, we have experience handling these jobs from pre-press to delivery of a final run and have a list of vendors already in our Rolodex.
Not sure what to say? We can help create the right mix of compelling messaging and detailed information that will help sell you to the world. Or we can be that extra set of eyes after hours of work that catches those little spelling errors that creep into the mix at 3 a.m.
We’ve been there for the transition to and from Flash-driven sites. We’ve custom built Drupal and WordPress themes. We’ve hacked our way through the CSS and PHP of sites that have crashed, rebuilding them and securing them.
The courtroom is a world unto its own, with a set of rules of conduct that are above and beyond many other stressful situations. We’ve been there day in and day out, editing PowerPoint minutes before the exchange, running cables, blacking out screens, cutting depositions during lunch breaks, and printing copies of demonstratives for the court. We’ve met scientists and teachers, CEOs and doctors and helped them tell their stories within the context of the case at hand. Not only that, but we’ve done this for countless cases involving Intellectual Property and Pharmaceuticals where the intricacies of messaging become readily apparent.
Core Services: Illustration, Graphic Design, Demonstrative Design, Copy Writing and Editing, 2D/3D Animation, Web Design, Creative Consulting
Additional Services: Photography (Event / Product / Macro), Photographic Retouching and Restoration, Audio and Video Editing, Video Compression, Presentation Support, Exhibit Database Support
DESIGN: Adobe CC 2015 (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Audition, Dreamweaver, Flash Pro, Media Encoder), 3DS Max 2014
PHOTOGRAPHY: Canon DSLRs, 15mm Fisheye f2.8, 40mm f2.8, 50mm f1.8, 28-70mm f3.5, 65mm 1:5 Macro f2.8 w/ ring mount flash, 300mm f2.8, Canon EOS Utility, Realviz Stitcher, RAW editing, Lightroom, CombineZP (Image Stacking)
WEB / ECOMMERCE: WordPress (plus WPEngine), Drupal, Ubercart, PayPal
CODE / DATABASE: HTML5, CSS, PHP, limited PHPmyAdmin / MySQL
PRODUCTION / PRESENTATION: Microsoft Office 2010, Trial Director, OnCue, Sanction
OTHER: Digital Projectors (including designing for and setting up)