When talent, technology and total quality reside at one address, you get 401 Creative. When imagination, innovation and inspiration become integration, you get true website wizardry. At FourOhOne, we are constantly inspired to take the medium to new heights. And we are continually driven to offer the highest level of customer service and satisfaction.
Our real address is Lehigh Valley, PA, located just a short distance from the New York City and Philadelphia markets. As an independently owned digital agency, we create websites with foresight, oversight and insight. We bring online ads to life, generate viral campaigns and build digital applications; produce HD video and interactive installations. It’s all done with a passion for originality and a genuine desire to exceed your highest expectations. We make it a point to stay “on point” with your message and in tune with everything that reaches your audience.
For anyone looking for an organization comprised of strategists, designers, producers, developers, photographers and writers, 401 Creative is the one. This team is disciplined in numerous communication mediums and able to carry a cohesive, “media mix” campaign across multiple platforms. We offer scalable solutions from entry-level to the most sophisticated web presence.
We are equally adept at traditional print collateral designed to complement your web presence, support your brand and bolster your image. Our photography is fresh, exhilarating and compelling.
For all who appreciate the power of the web to generate interest, influence viewers and drive business, 401 is the choice for you. Visit our “What We Do” page to see a full list of services or contact 4O1! now to set up a risk free consultation.
Now in our 5th year of business, team 4O1! has earned a reputation as one of Lehigh Valley’s top Graphic Design & Web Development firms. We specialize in creating custom Marketing Solutions that are specifically tailored to each individual client’s needs. Our professional services span the realms of Web, Print, Video and Photography.
4O1’s core competencies most certainly lie in the realm of Web Design and Development. We help guide our clients in the right direction, from the early stages of project conceptualization to the launch of the final product. Each project is thoroughly thought through from start to finish from an aesthetic and technological standpoint.
Over the past several years the quality of our product has grown by leaps and bounds and our processes have been streamlined and refined to ensure a smooth and efficient process for our clients.
Our honesty, strong work ethic and determination to consistently over deliver have garnished 4O1! many accolades. Both of our founders, Curtis Johnson and Brian Wcislo, received the “20 under 40” recognition by the Eastern Pennsylvania Business Journal at the age of 28. In addition the owners of 4O1! have been featured as a part of “The Valley’s Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs” feature by Lehigh Valley Style in March of 2009. 4O1! has also received Gold ADDY awards in the interactive division the last 3 years in a row and “Best of Show” in 2008 for their web work with YWCA USA.
Want to know more? Contact us and schedule your risk free consultation today!
Brian Wcislo – Co Founder
Brian, aka Boca, is the “face” of 4O1! With the unique talent of befriending anyone and everyone he quickly opened the door for numerous opportunities to grow 4O1! Brian’s ambition is only eclipsed by his drive to make every project better than the last.
Born and raised in Fords, NJ, Brian was know as “Jersey” by his friends and colleagues at the International Fine Arts College of Miami (now the Art Institute of Miami). After receiving his degree in Film and Video Production, Brian returned to the Garden State to work with now long time friend, Frank Farrell, at Custom Video Productions. It wasn’t long before Brian decided to jump into the deep end and start his own business with his “hetero life partner”, Curtis, introducing the world to 4O1! Creative. Utilizing the business as a tool to increase his talents in photography, Brian is now one of the most promising young shutter bugs in the Valley.
Brian currently manages a large catalog of clients and his photography imprint can be seen on numerous 4O1! projects. Check out 4O1!’s photography portfolio here: fotosbyBOCA.com
Boca lives in Emmaus and when he’s not playing video games with his son Tristen, he’s photographing beautiful models, breathtaking architecture, and some of Lehigh Valley’s famous landmarks.
Curtis Johnson – Co Founder
Extraordinary Graphic Designer, Elite Gamer, Savvy Businessman, Collective Compulsive, Pop Culture Geek… These are a few words one might use when describing Curtis, aka C$.
Born and raised in Moline, Illinois (home of Sluggers Pizza & where Curt learned to toss a mean pie) Curtis always had a love for the arts. Fresh out of High School he took his fine art scholarship and moved to Miami to study one of his favorite subject matters, Film & Video. After college Curtis moved to L.A. to pursue a career in the film industry. A few years later an opportunity arose to yet again relocate across the country and start up a design shop in the Lehigh Valley with Brian Wcislo.
Since 2005, as one of the founding members of 4O1! he has worn dozens of hats… most recently as our Art Director, Lead Designer, Key Project Manager, and Brand Strategist. Every time we change our logo you have C$ to thank ;)
Curtis currently lives in Atown with his lovely wife Tara, his awesome son CAJ and his enormous DVD, Video Game, and GI Joe collection.
Devon Beck – Partner
After graduating from Kutztown University and sharpening his web design & development skills with some of the area’s top firms, Beck set out on his own and launched Action/Reaction Design in 2006.
He quickly joined up with 4O1! Creative in 2008, became a partner in January 2009 and has evolved into a master programmer with design skills to boot. His attention to detail shows in every project 4O1! turns out.
Devon currently lives in Allentown with his beautiful wife and two adorable daughters. Aside from his family, he is obsessed with music and LOST. In his spare time he is a member of the imaginary dance troupe The Trapper Keeperz with Curtis.
So what is this network thing all about any way? The 4O1! network is a centralized hub to help keep tabs on all things 4O1!
Below we’ll identify and define the main links on this page so you can make an informed decision on which one you should visit first.
WORK – a.k.a. 401creative.com Version 4.01 – if you want an in-depth viewing of our web, print & video portfolios packaged in an Gold ADDY award winning interactive flash website, this would be the click through for you.
BLOG – a.k.a. fourOHone.us – Our mothers always said to lead by example, so we are practicing what we preach. 4O1!’s official blog – four OH! One – where you can see featured projects, stay in the loop with breaking 4O1! news, and get an insiders scoop on industry related topics.
FOTOS – a.k.a. www.fotosbyboca.com – Do you like pretty pictures? Well so do we and we take them too! Want proof? Well you’ve come to the right place. To see our photography portfolio visit fotosbyboca.com and see pretty girls, handsome fellas, corporate ads and Santa Claus (yup, you heard right, even Santa makes a guest appearance here).
FEATURED – Want to see one of our coolest new creations? Well we’ve expedited the process! Our new ‘featured project’ section is the fastest way to view one of our favorite recent projects. If you’ve come back for a second, third or fourth viewing and the Featured project is no longer here, don’t fret, the project has merely been archived in our blog and replaced with an even newer project (that you should probably check out!)
SOCIAL – Do you Facebook? That’s funny, so do we! Become our fan on Facebook and you’ll get regular posts on random nonsense, be able to participate in online scavenger hunts and possibly win something cool! If nothing else at least you’ll up your online cool status by collecting one more digital buddy.
Over the years 4O1! has been fortunate enough to collect some good press and a few classy awards. But what good would they be if we didn’t have a place to showcase them? Probably not much good at all. So to make something out of something we’ve added a page called Note Worthy and your looking at it right now so it must be doing more good than the hardware collecting dust in our trophy case ;)
Below is a list of our accomplishments, awards and press over the years.
And the winner is 4O1! Co-Founder Curtis Johnson
In March of 2009, Lehigh Valley Style wrote a feature story entitled the Next Wave which featured 5 up and coming local businesses owned and operated by young local entrepreneurs.
Addy Gold – Interactive Media / FLASH – www.401creative.com
Addy Silver – Interactive Media / HTML – www.althousejaffe.com
Addy Silver – Interactive Media / Online Campaign – LCCC Banner Ads
Addy Silver – Mixed Media Promotional Campaign – 4O1! Holiday Ads 401creative.com/xmas/
And the winner is 4O1! Co-Founder Brian Wcislo
Best in Show! – Interactive Media / FLASH – www.ywcaweekwithoutviolence.org
Addy Gold – Interactive Media / FLASH – www.ywcaweekwithoutviolence.org
Addy Gold – Promotional Video – Metallix Refining Corporate Sales Video
Addy Bronze – Interactive Media / FLASH – http://napcollc.com
Addy Bronze – Print Collateral – YWCA Annual Report
One of our favorite projects www.ywcaweekwithoutviolence.org was selected by Communications Arts to feature on there website =)
1st place goes to 4O1!
Here at 4O1! we do lot’s of things… things that help grow our customer’s businesses. First and foremost we create websites, micro-sites, and other digital tools that help you communicate your message to a targeted audience.
Whether you’re looking to produce online ads, kick off a viral campaign or build a custom digital application the team at 4O1! can help. In addition to our years of web and print experience we also specialize in the production and integration HD video content into your marketing collateral.
Contact a 4O1! representative now to see how we can elevate your brand identity.
Each of our web projects is custom tailored to our client’s needs and expectations with the goal of achieving a best-in-class site in their specific industry. While it is important to make a site visually attractive (oh and we do), we never lose sight of the fact that every site must be functional and easy to use.
Over the years we have evolved our process to keep up with current design & programming trends. From CSS to CMS to SEO we have the technical know how and design sensibility to make your organization shine.
Through the implementation of an open source or proprietary Content Management System your beautiful new website will give you the ability to update content and make changes to your site without any programming or coding knowledge. This will help you keep your site current and allow you to make important changes and updates on your own schedule.
What good is an amazing website if no one can find it? Not much if you’re in business to make money ;) Here at 4O1! we help demystify the gray art of Search Engine Optimization & Online Marketing. After preforming keyword research and scoping out the top dogs in your industry, we’ll help you devise a strategic plan that helps you rank better and generates more leads.
Want to convey a lengthy message or tackle a complex subject in as few words as possible? Is “click to play” short enough? With recent advances in compression technology and high speed internet becoming the norm online video has quickly become one of the most powerful tools you can add to your website. Not only will your viewers appreciate not having to read pages of small text but Google also smiles upon websites with related video content.
Can your business benefit from a highly interactive or elaborately animated presentation? Well there is no better way to engage users and create a feeling of discovery and reward than developing a clever flash site. Although this may not be the most SEO friendly web tool it offers many advantages that html websites can only dream of. If your goal is to ‘wow’ your audience then don’t overlook this powerful development platform!
Wouldn’t it be nice if you were using your energy to communicate with an audience who actually cared what you had to say? If you answered yes to this, and we hope you did, then start taking advantage of a well designed and strategically planned E-Mail Marketing campaign. What’s even more amazing than people actually wanting to hear what you have to say is the information you’ll be able to collect and analyze behind the scenes.
Facebook, Twitter, Linked-in, the list goes on and on… Does your business participate in the social media craze? An even more important question is are you using these mediums properly? Let’s one up that one too. Are you getting results from your efforts? We don’t mean fake fans who amount to nothing when looking at your Profit and Loss statement. Are these avenues increasing your bottom line? If not, drop us a line, we can help.
Does your brand identity accurately define your organization? A brand is more than a pretty logo (although that never hurts). Your brand is your visual voice, a mark that defines your core values and your corporate culture, it’s your attitude bundled into a cohesive marketing package. Here at 4O1! we understand this and can help you effectively communicate your message with your target audience.
Want to get noticed by the right people? In today’s cluttered and confusing market place the same principles stand true: a simple, clear message, delivered with a touch of strategy, strong concept and professional execution is what will get you results every time.
How appealing is your company’s brochure? Here’s an interesting question. Does it match your companies website, letterhead and business cards? All to often it doesn’t and please note this is not a good thing for your business! Giving potential customers something they can touch, feel and take home is a unique opportunity that you need to take advantage of. This is one of the few chances you have to inspire, inform, engage, and ultimately sell your product or services after the client has left the building. With clever copy writing and exquisite design we can convey your message and impress your clients before, after and during your pitch.
Illustration can represent what photography cannot, and we can provide sleek, fun or high impact digital and traditional illustration for your product or service.
Stationery, Flyers, Invitations, Teasers and Mailers
Despite the digital revolution, print will still work very hard for you if considered properly. Whether it be a one-off flyer, a bespoke invitation, direct mail or letterheads and business cards; print design gives you the opportunity to target specific audiences and get attention.
Producing / Preproduction
Pre-production is the first of the three phases of production and more often than not the most grossly overlooked. During this phase we help you identify the goals and objectives of your video as well as define your target audience. This is of key importance, as everything from here on out should be done with your specific audience in mind. You would produce a completely different type of video for conservative business people as opposed to wild and crazy creative types, or soccer moms? The tone, the pace, the actors, style, language, music, length, and other aspects of the production must be geared to the temperament, attitudes and interests of your intended audience.
Our staff will help you develop a strong production plan and detailed project time line as well as build a solid production team to execute the plan.
Once all phases of PreProduction have been completed and approved it’s time to shoot your video. Our Team can shoot on location or in a studio depending on your needs. Most of our productions are shot with a 2-5 man team and captured on state of the art HD cameras. In addition to high quality, camera, lighting & audio equipment you need a crew who know what they are doing and how to communicate with your talent.
Our experienced network of professionals will be sure to show your products, services and facilitates in the best light possible.
Digital Editing & Motion Graphics
Once we have captured your stunning new HD footage or if we are working with supplied footage, we will organize and edit it down into a short powerful marketing tool that is sure to set you apart from your competition. The post team, consisting of editors, voice over talent, audio engineers and motion graphics artists, will create a narrative that is both engaging and informative to the viewer.
Encoding & DVD Authoring
Whether your looking to distribute your video online, at a trade show or by direct mail, 4O1! has you covered. Our team can encode your video into just about any file format necessary and help you post it on the web or design a custom dvd package and program an interactive dvd menu.
High quality professional photography adds tremendous production value to any marketing medium. Whether you are looking to communicate through web, print or video great photos will help elevate your overall final product. With several years of professional shooting experience under their belt you can be sure that 4O1! will deliver engaging photographs every time they get behind the camera. We’ve successfully covered the spectrums of portraiture, architecture, fashion, product shots and advertising. Give 4O1!’s photographers a call to help elevate your next marketing effort.
With nearly a decade of photoshop retouching behind our photography you’d be amazed at what we can do to your images. Wether it’s basic retouching or advanced photo manipulation we’d be happy to share our expertise with you.
In todays world it’s no secret that every business no matter how big or small can benefit from a professional and informative website. What most business owners don’t quite get is how to turn their businesses website into a powerful sales and marketing tool and that is precisely why 4O1! exists ;)
It is our job to understand the intricacies of the art of web design, development, and marketing so you don’t have to. Throughout the process we are continuously informing and educating our clients so together we can make the best decisions for the project.
Over the past 5+ years we have helped dozens of businesses gain control of their online presence. Our list of happy clients ranges from small local start ups like Burrito Grille to international Non-Profits like YWCA. With a proven, yet ever evolving 16 step web design process and an continually expanding team of specialists at hand 4O1! is certainly worth considering if you looking to develop a website for your business.
Below are several examples of Pennsylvania based businesses that have trusted us with their website development and are now reaping the benefits.
• complete website redesign
• content management system
• blog & social integration
• seo / sem plan
• logo modernization
• content management system
• blog development
• individual artist pages
• sleek new website redesign
• content management system
• tie in to 3rd party real-estate software
• custom photography
• twitter integration
• full menu options plus link to online ordering system
• Strategic planning / producing
• HD Video Production
• Interactive microsite
For more samples of 4O1creative’s web design, graphic design or video production please visit our portfolio site www.401creative.com.
Or if you’ve already seen enough and want to schedule a free consultation call us now 610.871.0490 or fill out our contact form and we’ll get back to you within 48 business hours.