New Signature was interviewed by the DrupalCon DC organizers. Here is the result of that interview as was posted on the DrupalCon 2009 DC website.
Tell us about what New Signature does and how you work with Drupal.
New Signature’s full-service creative division provides branding, design, interactive, and advertising expertise under one roof. We combine strategic thinking, distinctive design, and emerging technologies to deliver successful projects that consistently break new ground. We employ the latest tactics, standards and technologies to create an exceptional user experience. Drupal is a powerful technology that we love to use and that fits perfectly with our approach. We provide professional Drupal development services, including custom module development, and have used Drupal to power a diverse set of sites including community web portals, corporate websites, intranet applications, blogs, multimedia sites, and social networking sites. We are active members of the Drupal community and contribute through several means, 1) we work with the community on bug fixes and feature improvement, 2) we are a member of the Drupal Association, and 3) we are a corporate sponsor of DrupalCon DC 2009.
Can you tell us about a recent Drupal-based project that New Signature did that was particularly interesting?
We were really fortunate to have a bunch of exciting Drupal projects over the last year. Two stood out for the team. The first is Campus Progress Action’s “i’m voting for” project (www.imvotingfor.org) where we leveraged Drupal’s power to create a platform for young people to share their personal experiences and passion for the issues driving them to the polls through video testimonials. The second is the Center for a New American Security’s website (www.cnas.org), where we implemented a fairly complex design using a new base theme built on the Blueprint CSS framework. In the past we had typically based our Drupal themes on the Zen starter kit, but we have been using Blueprint for some time and wanted to combine the power of Drupal with the advantages of using the Blueprint. We found that using the Blueprint CSS framework base theme translated into significant time savings in key areas of front-end customization and cross-browser compatibility.
Being based in DC, what sites/restaurants/bars do you recommend for Drupalers visiting our city?
Our team frequents Capitol City Brewing Company (New York Ave. location), which is right across the street from our office and close to the Convention Center. It is a brewpub restaurant that has great food, drink and atmosphere. Other top choices include Café St. Ex, DC9 Nightclub, Regional Food and Drink (RFD), Solly’s U St. Tavern, the Saloon, Lauriol Plaza, and Rocket Bar.
What are you most looking forward to at DrupalCon DC?
The New Signature team is excited to hear about the other Drupal-related projects people are working on. It is going to be a fantastic opportunity to collaborate with all the other people at the convention. We are looking forward to sharing our ideas, hearing new ideas, meeting other people who are passionate about Drupal, and use the experience to influence the Drupal projects we are working on now and will be working on in the future.