Welcome to Complete.

Complete is the design studio of Patrick Maun located in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The studio has ranged from eight employees through to a solo endeavor but has always strived to create innovative creative solutions. Complete specializes in interactive design, strategy, motion graphics, experience design and photographic art direction. Complete has worked with a wide range of clients locally, nationally and internationally. Whether you are a small start-up looking to craft your message, or a big multi-national looking for a unique approach for a new project Complete would love to work with you.

Capella University / Creative Direction

CLIENT Capella University
DELIVERABLES Creative Direction
DATE 12.2012
ROLE Creative Direction

Capella University is one of the leading online universities in the world. While extremely innovative, their online marketing strategy hadn’t changed in years. Complete was brought in to creative direct a complete overhaul of their primary website. Not simply a re-skinning but a complete re-imagining of what their site could be. Working with an extremely talented in-house and contract team of designers, developers, UX and content strategists we were able to go from zero to launch in less than six months.  

Capella Photography Art Direction /

CLIENT Capella University
ROLE Creative & Art Direction

While acting as creative director for the university I worked with the branding team and agency to develop both campaign-level and an overall brand photographic library. I really enjoy art directing photo projects – from all steps of creative development through talent and location selection and working with great photographers on set to get the images a client needs.

Neve Designs / Website

COMPANY Brew
DELIVERABLES Website
DATE 09.2011
ROLE Design & Development

Whew, what a project. We took a small site and blew it up to the big leagues. Our friends over at Brew asked us to help them with premiere apparel manufacturer Neve Designs. In addition to making some great clothing, they kit out the US Olympic Ski and Snowboard teams. Neat. Moving from an outdated proprietary ecommercce system, we moved them to the 20th century and a massive Magento site that includes not one, but two languages and three distinct shops. This was quite the undertaking with close to 2,200 SKU’s!

Optum Pro Cycling / Website

DELIVERABLES Website
DATE 02.2012
ROLE Design & Development

Optum Pro Cycling is world class pro cycling team that needed a world class website to compliment their new team name and global outlook. We put on our cycling shoes and pedaled furiously and came up with this. We love the simplicity and the wealth of information. It’s just going to get better as it grows and we add on those new features. Plus, we look pretty sweet in those new kits.

Solve / Website

DELIVERABLES Website
DATE 10.2011
ROLE Design & Development

Solve is a new advertising and branding firm made up of some veterans of some great campaigns. They asked us to create something unique for that that would highlight their work and introduce their new endeavor to the world. So that’s what we did. The site moves away from same-old same-old everyone else in the industry is doing. Using a mural of stills and motion we their awesome work upfront right where it belongs. As with all our projects, it designed to expand and grow as they do.

Ikaati / Website

DELIVERABLES Website
DATE 08.2011
ROLE Art Direction, Design & Development

Ikaati asked us to create a site as elegant and luxurious as their line of high-end teas for the spa and resort market. We think our art direction and design knocks all the other pots in this category to the floor.

MiME / Research Project & Video

CLIENT European Union
COMPANY Philips Design
DELIVERABLES Research Project & Video
DATE 2002
ROLE Research, Design & Animation

MiME was a multi-year project undertaken by Philips Design as a part of the Disappearing Computer Initiative commissioned by the European Union. The 11 minute video presented here in stills presented an overview of the entire MiME research and development cycles.

Switch / Motion Graphics

CLIENT Switch
DELIVERABLES Motion Graphics
DATE 2008
ROLE Animation

A series of videos done for the Switch Program – a series of activities and dieting programs for teens. Another collaboration with Spunk Design Machine. Spunk created the instruction manual illustrations, Complete took them and made ‘em dance.

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Nicros / Website

CLIENT Nicros
DELIVERABLES Website
DATE 03.2011
ROLE Design & Development

This site hasn’t even launched yet, but we’re so excited about it we’re showing a couple sneak-peaks. Nicros makes kick-ass climbing wall systems and indoor climbing handholds. They came to us looking for a total redesign of their branding and eCommerce site. The site is huge – close to 100 training articles alone not to mention hundreds of climbing holds and other pieces of gear in the climbing shop. We created a slick Wordpress/Magento hybrid that combines the best of both system but also makes for a great, stable and easy to use CMS. This site is going to rock. Enjoy the preview! We’d love to create a comprehensive site like this for your company.

Dotopia / Website & Animation

CLIENT Dotopia
DELIVERABLES Website & Animation
DATE 03.2011
ROLE Design & Development

Dotopia is a great company creating a new model of philanthropic giving. We were really excited to work with them and our friends over at Spunk Design Machine to craft this lovely little website that introduces the world to Dotopia. One of the big roles for this site is as a on-locating branding tool. To this end, we created the site to be fully mobile-aware. Navigate to the site with your shiny new iPad2 and the animation expands to fullscreen to give you the full, high-quality Dotopia story.

Ames Outdoor Adventure / Website

DELIVERABLES Website
DATE 08.2010
ROLE Design & Development

Ames Adventure Outfitters is a Manufacturers’ Representative for top quality indoor & outdoor clothing and equipment. Brands they represent include Marmot, Scrapa, Burt’s Bee’s, Osprey and many more. Outdoor brand representatives are the link between brands, retailers and the brands’ communities. They are the feet on the ground at trade shows, stores and events. Strangely, no brand reps had up until now created a site to speak to their different communities. We approached AAO with the idea for creating a site based on their social media communications from their many social media channels.

Sweeney Brothers / Website

DELIVERABLES Website
DATE 08.2011
ROLE Design & Development

Joe Sweeney and Sweeney Brothers Millwork do some great design work. Joe wanted a slick site to start showing off the talent to potential clients, contractors and architects. The site has been designed to grow as the company does. Which judging by the work they do, it will be exponentially.

This is one of those great little brand-focused sites that we love doing. If you have a similar small company and are looking to get your brand message out there, drop us a line.

YIM CD / CD Design

CLIENT The Center for Irish Music
DELIVERABLES CD Design
DATE 06.2010
ROLE Design

Complete was asked to develop a CD design for this Irish Music concert series. Each year, the Center for Irish Music in Saint Paul hosts the Young Irish Musicians Weekend. The event brings in master musicians from all over the world and culminates in a concert. Irish music is not known for being a hot-house of design innovation, so we decide to introduce some fun into the area. Using strong type and illustration we think we’ve come up with something fun and lasting.

Target / Interactive

CLIENT Target
DELIVERABLES Interactive
DATE 2003-2006
ROLE Creative Director

How do you sum up several years overseeing interactive for such huge brands like Target and Marshall Field’s? Lots of meetings would be a good start. I was brought in to oversaw all creative aspects of Target and Marshall Field’s interactive division including a large team of designers and writers. It was a spectacular time and we made some amazing work for in-house brands like Club Wed, Target Baby, Target Pets in addition to weekly content refresh. A really stressful but fun and creative time.

Poster Offensive / Poster

CLIENT Poster Offensive
DELIVERABLES Poster
DATE 2005-2008
ROLE Designer

The Poster Offensive is an exhibition series featuring political poster art. Poster Offensive was established first and foremost to promote peace and democracy. By utilizing the historically and politically potent medium of the poster, the show acts as an independent, nonpartisan collection of contemporary interpretations of political dissent.

The posters shown here were created by Patrick Maun as part of his larger series of art works entitled The Genocide Series.

Applied Materials / Site Architecture

CLIENT Applied Materials
COMPANY Larsen Interactive
DELIVERABLES Site Architecture
DATE 2005

Complete was brought in at the 11th hour to quickly reorganize and design a portion of a very large and confusing website from Applied Materials – the largest chip machine manufacturer. After de-constructing and developing a new information architecture for this very large site, a new client-centric design was developed and implemented.

The Future of Shopping / Research Project

CLIENT Philips Design
COMPANY Philips Design
DELIVERABLES Research Project
DATE 2001
ROLE Research, Design & Development

The Future of Shopping was a 12 week research project I undertook while I was at Philips Design. Two teams in Amsterdam and Singapore examined all aspects of the shopping experience. The resulting report, visual material and video were sold to various clients of Philips Design and used in the initiation of several other shopping related projects that will eventually result in a book by Philips Design.

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Oxygen Plus / Branding Video

CLIENT Oxygen Plus
DELIVERABLES Branding Video
DATE 2007
ROLE Design & Animation

OxygenPlus asked Complete to make a series of quick branding videos. This was the first of them. We had very little time to create this and almost zero content. It’s all about the use of type and still photography. Even with these limitations, it does a great job expressing the feel of the product. In this case, portable oxygen for the spa and health market. All photography and video including the slowmo was shot here in the studio.

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Oxygen Plus / Website

CLIENT Oxygen Plus
DELIVERABLES Website
DATE 2007-
ROLE Design & Development

Oxygen Plus is a new company offering portable refreshing and invigorating oxygen to the spa and health consumer. Complete designs and develops all interactive branding including website, eCommerce, email basts, video and motion branding and much more. The site is completely modular and allows for the quick addition or new content and products.

Lee.com / Website

CLIENT Lee
COMPANY OLSON
DELIVERABLES Website
DATE 2008
ROLE Creative Director

Complete creative director Patrick spent six months as creative director with Olson + Co. During this time he worked on bringing in several new clients including the Lee Jeans interactive account.
The new Lee Jeans website launched in May of 2009. While with Olson, Patrick was part of the new business team that pitched and won the Lee interactive account. Patrick was the initial creative director on the project before leaving to start up Complete.