counterspace elevates our clients through design
Since our early days of designing in the early era of the internet, we believed in “form follows function.” Today we help our clients by elevating their design, build their brands, and help design their digital footprint.
We are a digital strategy company
Counterspace, the design studio for Brett Yancy Collins, has been solving complex business problems since 2001. We work as a direct hire, an extension of a team or agency, or on consulting terms. (We’re the ‘big dog’ companies call in we they need to get it done.) We work on-site for months at a time in leadership roles, or satellite on a per project basis.
A brief history of counterspace
Form & Function
1995 The beginning
Brett Yancy Collins’ digital journey began in the early 1995, while working for a company called Ignition. A multimedia company led by Robert Abbott, and partnered with Learn Technologies Interactive (LTI) led by Luyen Chou in New York City. Working with clients like The Smithsonian, Time Warner Electronic Publishing and Sprint, Brett learned the art of designing pixels.
Sex, drugs & rock n’roll
1997 The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
1998 Rational Rose
Working with Rational Rose, where Jakob Nielsen, one of the creators of the Unified Modeling Language (UML), and proponent of blue links worked. It was at this time that we realized that I had been creating wireframes for every project I had already created. Wireframes were the corner stone of every project. This period also marks the beginning of my love of information graphics.
The digital era
1999 The Discovery Channel
1999 Bacardi Global Brands
2000 The Works
2002 The Susan G. Koman Foundation
Integrating design with technology
Transforming a book publisher
2005 Haper Collins Childrens
Architecting a Hedge Fund Platform
2007 Merrill Lynch
Working on the Economy
Back to rock n’ roll
MOOG engineering not audio
The mobile era
Leading Dell Mobile
Mobile Movie Trailers