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Creating videos for social media can be a laborious and unforgiving process - from recording,  captioning, clipping, adding sound and effects. Enter Captions, an all-in-one AI powered creator studio at your fingertips. Captions is the first app to automate and streamline video creation into one intuitive, easy-to-use experience.

Zypsy partnered with Captions, building their brand strategy, identity, product and website from scratch. We were recently honoured by Awwwards for the Captions website.
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Gaurav Misra
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Dwight Churchill

Founding story

Gaurav Misra and Dwight Churchill founded Captions with a simple mission: to empower video creators and advance the generation of creative storytelling.

After launching Captions as a video captioning app, Gaurav and Dwight realized their app could do more to improve the social content landscape for creators. Through a deep understanding of the different pain points around video creation, they evolved Captions into a comprehensive solution for self-expression—eliminating the need for multiple apps and helping creators tell bigger and bolder stories, with ease.

Captions recently raised $25 million in Series B funding, led by Kleiner Perkins.
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The challenge

The Captions team turned to Zypsy to bring their new, expanded vision for Captions to life. The app already had a solid reputation among social media users, but it needed a fresh look and voice to broaden its audience and position itself as an all-in-one tool. Alongside redesigning the app, we were tasked with creating and developing a new strategy and branded assets, including a completely new website.

The solution

Working in close collaboration with Captions, Zypsy redesigned the website, with the aim of taking users step-by-step through the creative process. Tone-of-voice and messaging were carefully crafted to project the brand's vision of empowering and facilitating creative storytelling.

The website illustrates Captions different features and capabilities, in-context. The visual direction was conceived to demonstrate the capabilities of the tool, while highlighting its ease of use.
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In redesigning and building the app, we broke down the video creation process and created an intuitive user flow with the aim of giving users access to everything they need at a given moment. The Captions experience was conceived as a creative ally or superassistant, guiding the user seamlessly through each step of their creative process.  From ideation to recording, post-production and distribution, Captions removes the friction from the process so creators can focus on telling stories.
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“Partnering with Zypsy was the smoothest experience I’ve had working with any design firm of any kind, ever. They far exceeded my expectations.”

Dwight Churchill