Partners

   
   

Slate Roof customizes each project team to match an assignment’s scope; this makes it possible for us to provide the wide range of skill, knowledge and experience that the ever-expanding realm of interactive media experiences requires—at the most cost-effective price. Over the years, we have established effective and efficient working relationships with some of the finest talent in the industry. Our collaborators include:

     

     
   

Content Here
Content-management Systems

Seth Gottlieb is the founder and principal of Content Here. With 14 years of experience in software and professional services, Seth has helped companies large and small to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their content management and publishing processes. He has held positions at several leading consultancies, including Viant, Molecular, and The Advisory Board Company, and most recently founded and facilitated the content management practice at Optaros. An authority in the field of open source content technologies, Seth has presented at national conferences including the Gilbane Conferences on Content Management Technologies and KM World and Intranets, and his reports and other publications have received critical acclaim. Seth is a contributing author to CMS Watch and was elected to the 2005-2006 CM Professionals Board of Directors.

     

     
   

Brian Toffoli
Media-production lead

Brian Toffoli began his design career as a photo stylist and an event designer. His career has encompassed a multitude of design arenas, including national advertising campaigns, television commercials, and lifestyle television appearances. Brian’s 20 years of experience in advertising has honed his skills to interpret the line between art and advertising. His sense of style combined with his sense of humor has been key to his years of success.

Brian’s work has graced the pages of most major periodicals: Vanity Fair, Life, Architectural Digest, People, and Food & Wine, to name just a few. He has an extensive list of celebrity clients, including Barbara Streisand and Suzanne Somers, and major corporations, such as Warner Bros, Estee Lauder and Apple Computers, who continue to call on his styling and creative talents. Brian’s numerous appearances on HGTV turned into a full time position as he joined the cast of "Outer Spaces." His creative designs transformed the look of the show and elevated the "Outdoor Room" to new heights.

His lifestyle expertise and his effortless charm on camera have made Brian one of the most sought after "lifestylists" working today.

     

     
   

Watershed Media
Flash Development

Watershed Media is a print and new-media communications company that uses a wide range of technologies including Adobe Flash and their proprietary content management system, Inlet. They have produced work for Houghton-Mifflin, Upromise, Polaroid, Merck, Microsoft, and IBM. Their Watershed Media include The World Bamboo Organization, The International Institute for Learning, and The ALS Association of Massachusetts.

     

     
   

AvantLogic, creators of MapsAlive
Map system

MapsAlive is a powerful web-development tool that allows organizations to use the latest technology to transform online maps into interactive tours that comprise still images, video, audio and myriad forms of markers. MapsAlive has the capacity to incorporate real-time information and images from enterprise databases. Slate Roof collaborated with AvantLogic to create, Pathfinder, the data-driven map system for The Art Institute of Chicago for both website and touch-screen-kiosk versions.

     

     
   

David Grimes Music
Music & sound design

David Grimes composes original music and sound tracks for all forms of media, including video, podcasts, audiocasts, and games.

     

     
   

Michael Malyszko
Photography

Michael Malyszko has worked as a commercial photographer for over two decades. His photographs have been published in more than 60 countries and have on a variety of national and international juried awards. His mission is to produce compelling images for corporate, educational, and institutional clients that communicate effectively with customers, investors and employees. A keen observer and attentive listener, Michael is able to capture those distinctive moments that are at once fresh and deeply familiar. His clients include AT&T, American Express, CBS, Harvard University, Sirius Satellite Radio and Trinity College.

     

     
   

Pivot Media
Photography

Pivot Media is a full service photography and digital-imaging studio located in Western Massachusetts. They offer high resolution scanning, direct digital photography, retouching, restoration, and fine art printing services to individuals, companies, and institutions. Pivot also offers consulting and workflow design services that address the needs of artists, photographers and administrators working with digital images.

     

     
   

Rachel Morton & Associates
Writing and editing

Rachel Morton Associates, is an award-winning communications consulting firm in Burlington, Vermont, that helps clients improve and redesign their magazines and creates high-impact recruitment communications. Rachel Morton is the former director of publications at Middlebury College and editor of Middlebury Magazine; she has helped set an industry standard for college periodicals.

Her clients include Tufts University, Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, the Emma Willard School, Northfield Mount Hermon, Binghamton University, the University of Massachusetts, Vanderbilt University, and the University of Chicago, among others.

     

     
   

Vision & Logic
Map system

Matt Belge, principal at Vision & Logic, is a leader in the field of User Experience (UE) design with more than 20 years of professional experience in designing and launching flagship software products. He specializes in designing very complex software applications that feel simple and intuitive to end users. His clients include AT&T, Fidelity, Sun Microsystems, Dell, Morgan Stanley, Symantec, Ingenix, Houghton Mifflin, FranklinCovey and New England Journal of Medicine.

     

     
   

Warner & Company
Videography

Warner & Company is an independent videography company based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Founded in 1983, they produce award-winning recruitment and capital campaign videos for colleges and universities, promotional videos and podcasts for corporations, and fundraising videos for NGOs. Their work has garnered awards from CASE, Cindy, Clarion, Telly and Admissions Marketing Report. They seek to affect audiences beyond the short time they are watching; they seek to change how they feel, not only what they know. Their clients include Amherst, Bates, Gettysburg, Mount Holyoke, Smith, Williams and Yale colleges; Emma Willard School; Phillips Andover Academy; and Stanford University.