High Design + High Technology

Sophisticated visual design, uncommon technical prowess, boundless passion and
an eerie ability to understand and thrill our clients.

So here's the thing

FORM is a Cleveland-based creative services boutique that builds meaningful brand experiences across web, mobile and print. We are delighted to specialize in interactive design for arts and culture and nonprofit organizations, as well as the entertainment and creative arts industries.

Our Philosophy

FORM is founded on the belief that superior visual design leads to more effective communication, understanding, and ultimately, a better society. We craft uncommon creative solutions that drive measurable results, build relationships, and make the world a bit more fun.

Founders

Steve Cencula

Steve Cencula

Trained as a fine artist and possessing a deep understanding of computer technology, Steve is at once a creative and technical visionary. He has passionately forged new ground in digital media for more than 20 years - from the earliest days of 3D animation to today's mobile apps. He has been recognized by the Addys and Crains' Who's Who in Technology and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Cleveland Institute of Art.

Teresa Kiplinger

Teresa Kiplinger

FORM co-founder and designer Teresa Kiplinger has created award winning work for clients in the arts, culture and entertainment industries for over 20 years. She's been recognized by AIGA, Communication Arts, the Emmys, Addys, OEBIEs and Tellys, and her work has been featured in Rockport's Simple Sites and LogoLounge. She holds a BFA in Visual Communication Design from Kent State University.

Honors & Recognition

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Clients

Cleveland International Film Festival
Lionsgate Films
CBS
Cleveland Play House
Great Lakes Theater
The Music Settlement
DANCE Cleveland
Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati
Akron Art Museum
SPACES
ARTneo (Cleveland Artists Foundation)
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture
Cleveland Institute of Art
Society for Photographic Education
Cleveland School of the Arts
Urban Community School
Monarch Autism School
The Cleveland Food Bank
United Way of Greater Cleveland
ACCESS Shelter
Hopewell Therapeutic Farm
Flashes of Hope
gen eff.
Summa Health System
LEAP
Cleveland Clinic
COSE
University Circle, Inc.
Cleveland Zoological Society
Green City Blue Lake, CMNH
Cuyahoga Soil + Water Conservation
Kalman & Pabst Photo Group
Marcus Thomas
Westlake Reed Leskosky
Forest City Enterprises
NRP Group
Cleveland Public Art
Stark Community Foundation
LAND studio
Organic Spa Magazine
Men's Health Magazine
Akron Canton Airport
American Greetings
Spangler Candy
Paladar Latin Kitchen

The Low Down

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What's The Low Down?

If FORM were a person, this would be a little peek into its brain. Cool things. Random thoughts. Even the silly and stupid stuff. Only without all the icky gooey bits.

Last Track Played
Katy Perry

Dark Horse (feat. Juicy J)
by Katy Perry
PRISM (Deluxe)

Desktop Friday
"Badger" - Teresa

"Badger"
Teresa
Mar 28, 2014

Someone Said

Open Quote Is that horse wearing shorts? Close Quote

Desktop Friday
"Horse" - Josh

"Horse"
Josh
Jun 28, 2013

Someone Said

Open Quote There is no reason for Bob Evans. Close Quote

Desktop Friday
"Stitch" - Josh

"Stitch"
Josh
Jan 04, 2013

Someone Said

Open Quote I'm sorry about the div. Close Quote

Blog
Thom Stauffer

Thom Stauffer
Steve
Dec 19, 2011

Desktop Friday
"Fried" - Teresa

"Fried"
Teresa
Feb 17, 2012

Someone Said

Open Quote ...And that is why you don't wear sandals to Blossom. Close Quote

Blog

A Pale Blue Dot
Josh
Dec 16, 2011

Desktop Friday
"Asleep" - Steve

"Asleep"
Steve
Dec 02, 2011

Someone Said

Open Quote I'm programming in my head. Close Quote

Blog
Melting Wood Frames

Melting Wood Frames
Steve
Dec 06, 2011

Desktop Friday
"Apple" - Josh

"Apple"
Josh
Feb 11, 2011

Someone Said

Open Quote Was that Rod Stewart? Close Quote

Desktop Friday
"Rescue" - Kory

"Rescue"
Kory
Jan 07, 2011

Someone Said

Open Quote Don't come at me with your popcorn problems. Close Quote

Blog
Shorpy Inspiration

Shorpy Inspiration
Teresa
Oct 07, 2011

Desktop Friday
"Chair" - Josh

"Chair"
Josh
May 12, 2012

Someone Said

Open Quote This knob makes me want to get drunk. Close Quote

Desktop Friday
"Unhelpful" - Jeff

"Unhelpful"
Jeff
Feb 22, 2008

Someone Said

Open Quote Try not to make it too caskety. Close Quote

Blog
Place in Time

Place in Time
Teresa
Sep 16, 2011

Desktop Friday
"Goodbye" - Josh

"Goodbye"
Josh
Jun 07, 2013

Someone Said

Open Quote I'm gonna make websites out of wood. Close Quote

Desktop Friday
"Goldfish" - Josh

"Goldfish"
Josh
Dec 17, 2010

Someone Said

Open Quote I'm trying to use your design elements but I'm not sure I like them. Close Quote

Blog
Outmatched

Outmatched
Teresa
Aug 15, 2011

Desktop Friday
"Umbrella" - Josh

"Umbrella"
Josh
Mar 29, 2013

Someone Said

Open Quote An ice cream truck drove through this design. Close Quote

Desktop Friday
"Quicksand" - Chris

"Quicksand"
Chris
Oct 18, 2013

Someone Said

Open Quote In Belgium, there's a tax for things that are too multitasky. Close Quote

Desktop Friday
"Incommunicado" - Josh

"Incommunicado"
Josh
Aug 05, 2011

Someone Said

Open Quote Look at the eyes on that Red-Legged Honeycreeper! Close Quote

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