marcd
Marcd is a hyper-multi-disciplinary design studio based out of Columbus, Ohio creating interactice environments, products, and identities in both physical and digital space.
Marcd is a hyper-multi-disciplinary design studio based out of Columbus, Ohio creating interactice environments, products, and identities in both physical and digital space. The studio was founded on the idea that a tailored experience can be crafted by strategically integrating multiple design methods.














































Services
Interior + Spatial Design
Experience design, signage and wayfinding, temporary and permanent installations, environmental design, interior / exterior architectural design. 

Digital + Interactive
Interactive applications, Unity game design, sound design, responsive desktop and mobile websites, e-commerce, and blogs. User experience consulting, email marketing, ongoing maintenance, Squarespace, Shopify, WordPress, and Cargo development.

Product
Design and development of digital and physical products with the capability of creating in-house prototypes and rendered concepts. 

Graphic + Identity
Brand identity design and development, packaging, logo design, creative direction, naming, illustrations, infographics, and animations. Brand collateral includes packaging, stationary, business cards, album/book covers, posters, and more.
marcd is a hyper-multidisciplinary design studio based out of Columbus, Ohio making things both digitally and physically. We work out of our apartment at an IKEA Linnmon desk. Marcd is two people. We don't have a studio but we can meet you anywhere or you can stop by if you'd like. We each have one phone, so you can call us too. We'd love to work together on whatever you're thinking about doing with your life.
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Drawn Envelopes
Experience
The process of automating envelopes is a familiar procedure for those who experiment with production software. The ability to premeditate the characteristics of a frequency or effect has altered the state of musical composition—relieving pressure to control multiple variables at any given instant by drawing them beforehand. The map that is produced within each track can inform the listener on what’s to come. This proposes an opportunity to visually comprehend the complexities of a composition. The maps begin to show correlations; one increases exponentially as another exhibits linear decay reaching their extremes at the same instant. Thus, producing a visual representation of sound and illustrates technology’s intervention via premeditation. For the producer this is relevant and familiar data. For the audience it’s rarely recognized or understood. By exposing the audience to this type of automation, can the audience understand composition through a new medium and begin playing a part in experimental live performances? Note Seats: There are 7 seats. Each seat corresponds to a note C, D, E, F, G, A, or B. The pressure of sitting activates the corresponding note to begin a quantized loop at the tempo set by the Tempo Cylinder. The note continues to loop even after getting up and is only turned off when pressure is re-applied allowing one person to turn on multiple notes at a time. Sharp Bar: The pressure of sitting on the Sharp Bar turns the notes sharp. When no one is on the Sharp Bar, the notes returns to natural. Tempo Cylinder: The tempo is set according to the speed at which a foot taps the cylinder. Compressor Rope: The force applied to the rope determines the threshold of the compressor—the greater the force applied, the lower the threshold. The downbeat of the tempo acts as a sidechain compressor to "choke" the overall audio output. Envelope Wall: Each wall represents 1 of 3 effects. Sensors are arranged in an array of 3 rows: top row = Setting 1, middle row = Setting 2, and bottom row = Setting 3. The first column represents the beginning of the loop. The last column represents the end of the loop. Each loop is 30 seconds. Envelopes are drawn by a hand being waved over 1 sensor of each column. Only one sensor may be turned on in each column. Sensors will override with the most recent input.


Title: Drawn Envelopes
Client: Moog Fest
Year: 2019
Design: Marcd
Tags: experience design, architecture, interior design, installation