The Four Seasons Hualālai Resort in Hawai`i is more complicated to navigate than you might think. Ten pools, eight tennis courts, and restaurant after restaurant across nearly 1,000 acres make for quite the site map. Getting lost in paradise may sound enjoyable, but ensuring resort visitors could easily find their way around the property was a real challenge for Hualālai.
Built on our digital wayfinding platform, FRMWRK.IO, the backend is designed to be both flexible and restrictive, allowing multiple administrators to access their content without affecting the rest. It also simultaneously supports the management of various devices and formats natively, simplifying workflow and saving time.
The app provides visitors an overview of all of the amenities, offerings, and events at the resort. It ties into concierge services, allowing users to schedule dinners, treatments, excursions, and even tee-time right from the app. The app utilizes a custom, highly detailed, GPS-based map to help visitors navigate the resort, giving a sense of scale and distance. A set of custom icons, reflective of the culture at Hualālai, were developed to help identify types of destinations at the resort.
Our philosophy is to always let the user control the experience, and we achieved that with multiple zoom levels, layered content, and interactive touch points. We wanted to enhance the real-life experience of staying at the Four Seasons, not distract from it.
For three seasons, between 2017 and 2019, we designed the posters for various events hosted by AIANY Global Dialogues. We imposed three rules for the poster series: same size, two colors, and one typeface.The intent of each poster is to capture the spirit of the topic and visualize it in through an engaging and playful means through type and forms. The following selection of posters are arranged in chronological and thematic order.
Each season has a different a theme. For the second year, the theme was Action, and the posters were designed to explore extraplotions of form and typography.
The final season's theme was Location, which was abruptly cut short due to the pandemic. These posters were design to explore type that was reminsicent of the location.