At Home

In the wake of Covid-19, the world has changed in ways that no one could have expected. From months spent in quarantine grew a global movement for justice and equality. Each of us has processed and adapted to the events of 2020 in our own way. In an effort to stay connected and support one another through, we created At Home: a series of stories documenting the experience.

The interviews

The heartfelt, human stories are really the magic of this site. We feel very proud to have created a space where people felt safe enough to share their stories and express themselves fully. There’s a lot to discover: humor and sadness, hope and despair, and creativity and stillness. Individually, each story offers a new perspective, told through a distinct voice and lived experience. Together, they create a beautiful time capsule effect, a portrait of a moment in time.

As a storytelling platform, we knew we wanted to take an editorial approach to the site. The site scrolls horizontally, an intentional break from the normal vertical scroll that serves to reinforce the unique reality of early 2020. Each city stacks horizontally on the right like the spines of a book, offering a new chapter of this pandemic story.

Our goal is to lift one another up and help people connect, empathize and support each other. We are grateful to each and every interviewee for sharing their story and contributing to this project.

Phil Ruppanner

Founder, Upperquad


We were lucky to work with talented photographer Helge Mundt to capture portraits of the Berlin interviewees. With his help, this allowed us to provide a real, visual look at the situation in Berlin. Each maker was photographed from a distance either from the balcony or window, at home or in their private workspace.


  • Strategy

    • Content
    • Copywriting
  • Brand

    • Identity
    • Brand system
    • Marks & symbols
    • Art Direction
    • Illustration
    • Iconography
    • Typography
  • Interactive

    • UI/UX Design
    • Visual Design
    • Art Direction
    • Motion Design
  • Development

    • Front-end
    • Back-end

Next Project