In 1993 Ted Groves saw the University of Illinois’ Trees Gallery website and the Mosaic browser for the first time. He was Director of Design at the Computer Museum, beginning development of the museum’s website. Having developed software at the museum for five years, and having been an architect before that, with training as a graphic designer, he was transfixed. Here were all of his greatest interests in one place: structural, spatial and visual elements in a networked package. Six months later he had resigned his position to co-found Myriad.
Jane Cuthbertson was an Art-Director at Forsythe Design on Newbury Street, working for AT&T, Ziff-Davis, PCWeek, Berlitz and many other organizations. When she first experienced the power of the Internet she was looking for pronunciations of Scottish words for a project that she was working on and found them on the then-small University of Edinburgh website. Less than a month later she was the other co-founder of Myriad, beginning to think about ways to integrate web and printed communications for business and education.
Myriad began in 1994 as a software company developing “edutainment” kiosks for the John Hancock Observatory. Very shortly thereafter followed the website for BBN in Cambridge, one of creators of the Internet and one of the first real corporate sites to emerge. Our Internet Timeline for BBN Corporation was the most visited site on the Internet for a week in 1996. Since then we have continued as a full service agency focused on health care and life sciences, academics and education and cultural institutions. Our clients include Harvard, MIT, Emerson College, Boston University, Massachusetts General Hospital, The Currier Museum of Art, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Our work has been published around the world and we have won many awards for both digital and printed work.