Posted 2 months ago in Design chat, Web design
In general there are two approaches to keeping your website updated: the first is general housekeeping to keep it looking fresh, the other tends to be a more radical appraisal of redesign or relaunch.
However I thought it might be interesting, as well as these two, to look at a couple of more nuanced approaches to maintaining a website. After all, despite the ever-changing options of programming technology – not to mention how design approaches change – websites are invariably online in their original form for several years at a time.
Designing, building and uploading content to a site from scratch also tend to be massive jobs from a staffing and project management perspective. So the ground-up reboot is not to be undertaken lightly.
Posted 3 months ago in Brand identity, Design chat, Web design
With the turn of the year behind us, suddenly 2017 is well underway. The days are a little longer than they were and suddenly daylight is shining on certain parts of the office which suddenly look a little too cluttered. Time for a bit of a clear-up…
It makes me think: that could be advice on all sorts of levels. What about business strategy? Marketing? Corporate identity? It could be you too look around and suddenly realise – it’s time to re-work your business branding.
Needless to say (once we’ve done that tidy-up ourselves this afternoon) my team and I will be only to pleased to help you.
Having a great plan for your next step – goals, new clients to meet, sales targets, for instance – is a great starting point. There’s no point in just taking a new broom to your business if you haven’t a few ideas with what to do when you’re finished.
But if you don’t know where to begin, don’t worry…
Posted 4 months ago in Design chat, Web design
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.
Posted 5 months ago in Design chat, Web design
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!
Posted 5 months ago in Brand identity, Design chat, Web design
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.
Posted 7 months ago in Design chat, Video, Web design
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.