Design as a Force for Good

Last year, my classmates and I in Red River College’s graphic design program had the pleasure of having Andrew Boardman as our Design History instructor, so imagine my delight when I found out that I would be attending my work placement at his studio, Manoverboard. Andrew taught us that design and designers are powerful and have shaped…

What is Gutenberg? Gutenberg is WordPress’s future default editor. It’s been completely redesigned to be similar to Medium and other “drag and drop” type editors. This allows bloggers to write posts that are more dynamic and interesting which can, in turn, engage readers. The Gutenberg editor (which you can try out in all of its glory here)…

Yes, you can maintain your own WordPress website and run into zero problems along the way. But that rarely happens. There a number of critical tasks that need to happen regularly to ensure your site maintenance proceeds well.

In 2018, we are revamping (or repurposing) the Purpose Project, providing a similar level of pro bono support within a slightly different framework. We learned a lot from last year and will be changing our application criteria somewhat.

About ten years ago, Manoverboard launched Lorem 2 in order to provide a simpler and all around better tool for designers and developers who wanted to acquire “Lorem Ipsum” content. What the heck is a “Lorem Ipsum” and why did we redesign Lorem 2?

The Green UX Checklist

Designers are a passionate bunch when it comes to producing beautiful, functional things, and that passion for design sometimes makes it easy to forget everything else. Performance considerations are often the first to get benched and as a result the modern web has become a bloated unsustainable beast.

Manoverboard is looking for a junior or intermediate designer who loves to code and wants to join a talented team of other designers. The right candidate has experience designing for web, coding websites, and creating visual identities and printed material – and wants to work for a small, offbeat and innovative design studio in Winnipeg.

A brand guide is the cornerstone of building a powerful, recognizable brand identity. It is an essential tool in the shaping all future marketing materials. We build a guide for Beeproject Apiaries and to standardize their brand identity, heightening visibility and credibility in the minds of customers.

Our Website Maintenance

Most things in our lives need maintenance and websites are not an exception to that rule. Instead of boring you with the usual analogies that compare website maintenance to other things in our lives (that’s what the above image is for), I will try to keep this short and sweet.

As a member organization of 1% for the Planet, Manoverboard gives the equivalent of one percent of all revenues to select nonprofit partners that are benefiting the environment.

Manoverboard is a Certified B Corporation, which means that we meet ongoing, rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.