Taylor & Hart – diamond jewellery website design for the American market

Taylor & Hart – diamond jewellery website design for the American market

It’s not very often that we start a large scale online retail project completely from scratch, let alone a retail one.

Yet this was the fantastic undertaking we were handed to work on by Taylor & Hart: a diamond jewellery website design brief.

The company focusses on creating beautiful, customised diamond engagement rings.

Our new site takes customers through every aspect of the process of choosing that special ring.

Taylor & Hart is a new brand established replacing the long-standing Rare Pink signature. With the next step for the company being a move into the American market, it was felt that it was worth considering a new name.

So with a subtle tribute to Savile Row tailors and using the British surname that sonically echoes a beating heart – a new brand was born.

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Year in Review: Our best web design of 2016

Year in Review: Our best web design of 2016

As 2016 draws to a close, we’re looking back over a busy year at some of the work we’re particularly proud of. Here I pick out the projects that make up our ‘best web design of 2016’.

These projects cover a remarkably diverse range of work – interesting in a year where we were keen to double down on core areas of interest and specific industries.

It only goes to show that while we might target certain sectors we know really well and have huge experience with, at the end of the day, it all comes down to what work walks through the door!

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Jeans Genius: a Los Angeles website design project for Saam Studio

Jeans Genius: a Los Angeles website design project for Saam Studio

My association with Matt Saam goes back many years, but it’s only in the last few months that we’ve started collaborating together.

The first product of this work – that it is newly online – is a piece of branding to establish his denim consultancy.

As well as devising the monochrome Saam Studio logo, our aim was to create a stylish piece of classic Los Angeles website design for the company.

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Private finance web design for Lugano Investment Group

Private finance web design for Lugano Investment Group

It’s always interesting when companies have to have a web presence (because… they just do) but actually would rather not.

Say your work is really rather discreet. Say you can’t spell to much information out to the world. But also, let’s say you definitely want anyone looking into your business to know that you exist and you’re reputable.

How to strike the balance?

It’s quite interesting: we have recently found ourselves servicing a series of  such private finance web design briefs.

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A great new London plumbers web design project

A great new London plumbers web design project

Sometimes we get asked to do a new project, sometimes we chase it. The first approach definitely means a more straightforward ‘brief > proposal > work’ trajectory… but that second one can be pretty interesting too.

I had this bee in my bonnet about working for a local plumbing firm – and I had long-admired the bold logo of My Plumber Man who had been based in Putney for around ten years.

When they recently moved to Munster Road in Fulham, I dropped by and had a go at persuading Rory, the MD, to commission a new website.

It was this summer, when work was more manageable and he had more time on his hands to focus on a project like this, that he agreed to go ahead – and so our great London plumbers web design project began.

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Law firm website design: best practice

Law firm website design: best practice

Over the past year we’ve been working on a series of law firm website design projects, three in London and one in California. This is proving a particularly interesting new sphere of business. In fact working with legal businesses is an area we’re really interested in expanding as time passes.

Working with law firms feels a natural extension of our work with financial companies such as Mansford, Montrose Capital and Longwall Ventures that we’ve acted for over the years in various different capacities.

The fascinating thing for us about this new brace of projects (three are complete, one is a work in progress) is just how varied each approach and brief has been from a profession where one would imagine consistency. Not so.

On reflection, this is not a huge surprise because each client has come to us through such varied circumstances. Additionally, in nearly every case they cover a totally different field of the law. In fact even when we acted for two firms that work in similar fields (employment law), ‘difference’ was the order of the day as one was based in Lincoln’s Inn and the other… Beverly Hills.

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