Mission

The Potion Design Studio crafts technology into intuitive interactive experiences. Our teams collaborate with cultural, institutional, and corporate clients and express their stories in new digital forms that educate, entertain, and delight people all around the world.

Story, Design, and Technology — Artfully crafted.
Vision

Potion seeks to expand the language of interaction design. We collaborate with our clients to discover and break new creative ground. Not satisfied with the status quo, Potion continually invents new technologies, new modes of interaction, and new ways of making things work.

We believe that technology, carefully crafted, can be a force for good in the modern world. Our engineering side loves to build things from the ground up, constructing robust solutions for the real world. Our design sensibility challenges us to experiment and iterate to discover experiences that are simultaneously familiar and new, intuitive and innovative. We embrace an interdisciplinary process, by bringing together an array of people with different expertise and perspectives including architect-programmers, mathematician-writers, designer-musicians, and engineer-designers.

We believe that computation is today’s medium for creative expression — the digital universe should dance and blossom in response to the human touch.
People
Phillip Tiongson   Principal
Jared Schiffman   Co-founder
Benjamin Bojko   Developer
Filippo Vanucci   Developer
Katherine Keane   Producer
Jason Hart   Design Director
Steve Varga   Director of Technology
Jennifer Presto   Developer
Neo Barc   Design Engineer
Edyta Lewicka   Designer
Holly Houghton   Producer
Bryant Wells   Associate Designer
Abby Palmer   Senior Producer
Tamar Ziv   Developer
Bruce Drummond   Developer
Emmi Laakso   Designer
Heather Velez   Producer
Clients
Smithsonian Networks
NOVIY
Museum of Science and Industry
Alcatel-Lucent, Bell Labs
Brooklyn Navy Yard
Clo
Hamilton Sundstrand
Hewlett Packard
Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Morgan Library
Museum at Eldridge Street
Museum of Jewish Heritage
National Building Museum
National Museum of American History
National Museum of the American Indian
National World War I Museum
New York Public Library
Nike
Rhode Island School of Design
St. Regis Adour
Tiffany & Co.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
Toll Brothers, et al.
Lionsgate
Maharam
The Battery Conservancy
Tenement Museum
Awards
National Design Awards,
Finalist, 2010
Potion ,
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MUSE Gold Award,
AAM, 2013
Tenement Museum,
Shop Life
SEGD Merit Award,
Society for Experiential Graphic Design , 2013
Tenement Museum,
Shop Life
Core77 Interaction Professional Notable,
Core77, 2013
Tenement Museum,
Shop Life
SXSW 2013 - Interactive Awards Finalist - Film/TV,
SXSW, 2013
Smithsonian Networks,
Smithsonian Channel for iPad
HOW Interactive Design Awards,
Winner, 2012
NOVIY,
The NOVIY Tables
ID Annual Review,
Honorable Mention, 2010
Museum of Jewish Heritage,
Voices of Liberty
Art Directors Club,
Silver Cube, 2009
Clo,
Clo Wine Bar
AAM Muse Awards ,
Gold, 2009
National Building Museum,
Act Local
AAM Muse Awards,
Gold, 2009
National Building Museum,
Think Global
World Class Single Space Awards,
Winner, 2010
Hewlett Packard,
Reactive Glass Lobby Displays
Communication Arts Interactive Annual,
Winner, 2010
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum,
Eyewitness to Genocide
Communication Arts Interactive Annual Awards,
Winner, 2008
National World War I Museum,
War and Peace Tables
Communication Arts Interactive Annual Awards,
Winner, 2008
Museum at Eldridge Street,
Limud Tables
Jobs
Design Intern

Potion seeks a talented design intern to join our team for summer 2014. We are looking for an organized, motivated and detail-oriented person who enjoys working in a collaborative design environment with a tight-knit team. From day one you will be collaborating with fellow designers, developers and producers throughout a range of project phases, including in-depth research and concepting, design exploration, low-fidelity prototyping, through to the final stages of design production. This is your opportunity to become an integral part in solving complex design problems elegantly on real client projects, and supporting those design solutions from ideation to implementation. This internship is open to 3rd and 4th year undergraduates majoring in graphic design, and graduate students.

 

How To Apply

Please send a brief cover letter, resume and portfolio (PDF’s under 10MB or links to online portfolio) to jobs@potiondesign.com.

 

Requirements

Qualifications

• Passion for all forms of visual design

• Strong understanding of composition, color and typography

• Working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite

• Ability to multi-task, strong organizational skills, and self-motivation

• After Effects / 3D / Final Cut skills a plus

• Availability 40 hours per week

 

Responsibilities

• Support the conceptual development, direction and delivery of visual design

• Work closely with design team and collaboratively across disciplines

• Communicate and apply a solid rationale as part of the creative process and execute to the highest standards

 

Things to Note

• This is a paid and/or credit internship

• Non-US residents must arrange for a student visa and sponsorship independently

• We do not provide housing, but can help with recommendations