Readymag

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Readymag
Private
IndustryInternet
Founded2012; 10 years ago (2012)
Founder
  • Anton Herasymenko
  • Diana Kasay
  • Kirill Danchenko
Headquarters155 Water Street,,
Brooklyn, NY
,
United States
Key people
Diana Kasay (СEO)
Websitereadymag.com

Readymag is an online design tool that helps users build websites, presentations, digital magazines, long reads and portfolios without writing code.[1]

Combining a no-code approach with a rich design toolbox, functionality includes a fully customizable grid,[2] fonts from Adobe, Webtype, Google Fonts, and Type.today[3] plus powerful animation capabilities.[4] It also features free composition without any layout limitations, Unsplash and The Noun Project libraries, domain mapping, SSL support and e-commerce.[3]

Users may choose from a curated stock of templates to cut back on design time.[5] It’s also possible to fine-tune code with paid plans.[6] Web projects created with Readymag have received professional honors, including awards from Red Dot Design, Webby, and AWWWARDS.[7]

History

Development on Readymag was begun in 2012 by Anton Herasymenko, a former Art. Lebedev Studio designer and a co-founder of SILA design bureau. His first ambition was to create a web editor that would allow easy layout of online magazines and publications in WISYWIG style. Shortly after, Kirill Danchenko and Diana Kasay joined forces with Anton and the name Readymag was coined.

Herasymenko, Kasay and Danchenko officially founded Readymag in 2013. In 2014 the company was supported by Impulse VC, Vestor.in venture funds and private investors. In 2016 Herasymenko and Danchenko left the company. Kasay is currently the СEO.[8]

Community and educational projects



Readymag has released a number of educational projects and editorials, with a strong focus on applying graphic design practices and principles to the web. 

 Among them is the Readymag Almanac[9] (2016), a collection of essays regarding design basics: color, grid, typography and animations; Enso Magazine[10] (2015), an online magazine with focus on design history and its relations with architecture, photography, graphics etc; Design Stories[11] (started in 2017), a collection of biographies of 20th century designers.

Together with Herb Lubalin Study Center, Readymag also built the Herb Lubalin centennial website.[12]

The Designing Women[13] (2019) project aimed to combine this approach with a specific social cause. An essay on the status of 20th and 21st-century women in design was written by Madeleine Morley,[14] a senior editor for American Institute of Graphic Arts’s Eye on Design project. Designing Women also included profiles of female designers, with links relevant to feminism and design.

References

  1. Nesetril, Ales (2017-03-18). "Is Readymag The Ultimate Portfolio Tool For Designers?". Medium. Retrieved 2020-06-04.
  2. "R/m Design Almanac — Grid". R/m Design Almanac — Grid. Retrieved 2020-06-04.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Readymag features". Readymag Features. Retrieved 2020-06-04.
  4. "Animations×4". Newsletter. Retrieved 2020-06-04.
  5. "Readymag Offers Easy, Minimalist Web Design Templates". Tech.co. 2015-08-11. Retrieved 2020-06-04.
  6. "Case Study: Readymag Design Workout". www.awwwards.com. Retrieved 2020-06-04.
  7. Readymag (2020-03-12). "A selection of award-winning Readymag projects (plus a tongue-in-cheek bonus!)". Medium. Retrieved 2020-06-04.
  8. "Гутенберг на коленке: российский сервис создания публикаций покоряет мир". РБК (in русский). Retrieved 2020-06-04.
  9. https://almanac.readymag.com/
  10. https://enso.readymag.com/
  11. https://stories.readymag.com/
  12. http://lubalin100.com/
  13. https://designingwomen.readymag.com/
  14. "Madeleine Morley". madeleinemorley.cargo.site. Retrieved 2020-06-04.

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