Paperhat FTP has been merged from a creative design/marketing agency, and a retouching/cgi agency (David Bailey's favourite!)
Already working for the creative half of this merge, I was tasked with this exicting blank canvas project, to design and build their new site!
I built this using HTML5 Boilerplate. Coded to Ajax content load, using jQuery BBQ for hashchange on page change, it functions in effect as a single page loading site. The work section uses Quicksand to a very interesting engaging effect. Oh, and don't forget the images..!
- Visit paperhatftp.co.uk
I've really enjoyed working on advertising banners. Fun mini-projects combining design, animation, code and invention. I found myself working on these jobs more and more before I left for South America.
Below are some examples, working for various agencies, such as Agency.com, AKQA, EHS Brann, Publicis Modem and Dare.
Gordon Murray Design Ltd
Prof. Gordon Murray is a renowned designer of Formula One race cars and the McLaren F1 road car. Gordon Murray Design Ltd is an innovator in developing new methods of design and production for ultra-ecomonic petrol and electric city cars.
When this new company was set up, I was asked design and manage all web media. I'd previously spent a year working full time for McLaren, producing design work for their McLaren SLR road car.
- Visit GordonMurrayDesign.com
Tesco Greener living
Working for the design and branding agency EHS Brann, this was my last London agency contract before moving to South America.
I spent 7 months on this project, covering the latter part of design proof work, through to launch, and then update and maintenance.
Always happy to be diverse, I also worked on a number of other client projects for EHS Brann whenever needed.
- Visit Tesco.com/GreenerLiving
I spent 5 months working for the design and branding agency AKQA.
Originally contracted to produce Flash banners for a Nike, upon completion I was quickly retained to work on the new Fiat website.
I typically created Photoshop layouts continuing the site concept design, attending project meetings and working to briefs. As is fairly usual, I worked on other AKQA client projects whereever needed...
- Visit Fiat.co.uk
A straightforward information website. Designed, developed and integrated with the CMS Made Simple, content management system.
Client has full control for easy edit/creation of pages. The defined editable areas cover site header images, and the main content area. Menu structure's self-populate from new content. The flash menu has a non-flash alternative to keep mobile friendly and accessible. Font replacement is handled using the Cufon method...
- Visit PerfectIntegration.co.uk
Mercedes Benz - Print Retouching
The last agency role I worked at purely in a retouching role was for the iconic German advertising agency Springer Jacoby, producing an accessories brochure for Mercedes Benz.
Although this contract was quite some time ago now, my photoshop retouching skills aren't something I've ever lost, and so I wanted to represent this work here still.
I'm not actively pursuing retouching work right now, but I do have an old CV website (BC - Before CSS!) that continues to gain me projects.
- Visit ImageRetouching.com
Design & Visual Concepts
The design brief we established for this site, was to be fairly design minimalist. The primary focus was to be the project imagery.
The text content here needed be stripped back and ultra concise. Discussing the core fundamentals of their services, and clarifying Design & Visual's high expertise and major showcase works.
Work on this site also covered extensive retouching to correct and enhance photography shot in less than ideal conditions. A library of eshot campaigns and mailing list management was setup. Continued support is provided in updates, new eshots, and PPC management.