The 2CleanPlus website is now into its third version, and by far the best. We have worked with them for several years including a full re-brand and some great print jobs, whilst providing a high level of technical support for all their web and email needs.
No matter how cliché this will sound, they needed a really clean look and feel to their brand and this is what we delivered.
The current list of works include:
- Website: design and build website to fit branding and show the services they provide as a company in a stylish and clean way.
- Business cards: design and print business cards for several of the employees. Included a spot-UV varnish overlaying the design.
As a new film production company, Pumphouse needed an identity creating and an online presence. They approached BitingBack to do the branding and website design & development.
The brief including the need for a content management system to upload HTML5 audio and video of their latest work. It needed to be simple to use and easy to maintain for them.
We created a brand that puts the message of Pumphouse exactly how they wanted it, using a customised version of Gill and simple logo but using textures to show a bit more creativity. This is to be delivered on the website and all printed material they do.
Take a look at the results through the link below:
Tomorrow's Child is the sister company of PumphouseProductions. They specialise in children's research and film production with clients including the BBC (and children's channels), Persil, Ragdoll, RadioTimes and the CWDC.
Their website and branding needed a refresh to show what they're actually about. It needed to remain professional but also put across their creativity and the nature of the company. We really enjoyed working on this piece as some great things are coming out of Tomorrow's Child and hope to work closely in the future.
The website itself is based on a CMS framework and includes customised jQuery sliders. Take a look through the link below:
Far Land is the brainchild of an Australian muscian Joel Farland. He has been involved in the music industry for several years now and wanted to start a new record label based in Sydney, Australia.
Our responsibility was the development of the website and setting up the CMS. The branding was done by Giles Lambert, and the layout by Tom Smith. We're chuffed with the results and so is Joel. And we're hoping this develops further down the road.
Blazing Glory is one of our favourite projects. It is a collection of fully-illustrated books, interactive games and teaching materials for children run by Crossed Over, a Midlands-based charity.
The current list of works include:
- Book cover design: design/processing illustrations (by David Colbourne) for two books - 'Trick or Treat?' and 'The Pretenders' - and a children's Bible.
- Flightbag: design a case for the 2 books, Bible, and children's toys.
- Website: design and maintain the website. Included creation of weekly interactive Flash games, and a full e-commerce solution.
- Comic production: given the line drawings from David Colbourne, and converted, coloured, and processed them into the comics. Four issues for Halloween, Christmas, Easter and Summer.
- Stories that belong to Jesus: series of books illustrated by Charlotte Cooke including: 'The Tale of Woolly Jumper', and 'Where's Polo Neck?'. BitingBack's involvement was getting the books ready for print and proof-read.
- Teaching material: design and production of two years of teaching materials for Sunday schools. Put into 2-disc packs and made available for download.
Thanks to a kind word from a previous client, FirmFoundation came to us for a re-brand and website. The logo still carries similar characteristics but a few tweaks go a long way.
The website is all brand new, and is simple yet effective in getting the information across to those who need it. We use a content management system tailored to FirmFoundation's needs for complete ease of updating the website.
A key part to the website was having the brick background and obviously making that work with the content area. It symbolises everything that FirmFoundation is about, rebuilding the lives of those on the streets.
We hope to continue working with FirmFoundation in the future.
The brief of this personal project was to create a book to show how we see London as designers. It had to be a french-fold, 12 chapter book with a dust-jacket poster.
It was a great project to work on and the final result received great feedback. The direction taken was to show a hidden side to London where the reader has to rip open the pages to reveal the content. We're hoping to make them available soon.
The specification is as follows:
- Poster/dust-jacket: A2 double-sided, 170gsm silk, full-colour with litho varnish.
- Cover: Letterpressed on 360gsm 'Redeem' stock with Pantone 283C
- Main pages: 60gsm 'Redeem' stock, printed digitally.
A heavy focus was placed on typography in the book and the choice of Gill Sans was crucial to the look and feel of the book, especially with the uniform design of the exterior pages.
Another key part was a time-lapse photography series on every page showing a 2-second split at Westminster Bridge running throughout the book.
We love working with people with great ideas, and this is one of them. MixMatchMe is an interactive outfit maker for fashion websites. The idea is that customers can put outfits together to see what it'll look like and then buy more!
Our work with MixMatchMe involves photography, editing & processing, and web development, for for the likes of Boden.
Tasks undertaken for MixMatchMe include:
- Photography: using studio space to photograph and record new season items from Boden.
- Photo editing: masking and re-touching all images ready to be processed for the respective websites. The processing requires multiple images for separate states on the model, all have to be individually checked throughout.
- Web design/development: create ideas and implement for holding pages, the new version of the website (for October 2011 launch), and static pages for previewing the website to potential clients.
- Prototyping: creating rapid prototypes for current and potential clients showing the capabilities of the MixMatchMe solution and possible upgrades.
follow your forté
This involved hand-drawn illustration and type, and putting this all together in a CMS blog so it could be updated regularly by the team in California.
It helps when your client is artistic, and Dominique fits that bill. She runs a photography business with her husband Chance and you can find a link to their work below.
The current website is the second revision after changing from a heavily coloured version implemented originally. Dominique wanted to change the vision for the website and aim it more professionally.
A key update was to include social networking links so that the articles posted could be shared all over the internet. It's a powerful tool and helped Follow Your Forté gain more exposure in the Facebook/Twitter world.
kings church harrow
Kings Harrow are a growing church in North London with members from all over the world. We've helped them show this more effectively through a brand new website and logo.
The website is fully managed by the church and involves a sermon download system. On top of that, the project has also involved some great floor-to-ceiling banners and stationary to match.
The projects we've helped with so far are:
- Full re-brand: creations of new logo and brand guidelines to give a consistent look and feel to King's Church.
- Website: design and development of full CMS-based website including events manager and sermon download system.
- Floor-to-ceiling banners: design and print of 2x0.7m roll-up banner stands for use within church and outside for advertising.
hobson personal training
Andy Hobson is a goal-driven personal trainer from Birmingham. After going through all the necessary qualifications he set up his business which aims to help you be happy with your body.
This website tied in perfectly with a research project undertaken in early 2011 which you can see on the BitingBack blog.
The complete project consisted of:
- Research: completing a 15 page PDF portfolio of research into the following brief; to put across the message of being healthier to style-concious 20-30 year olds through a small business.
- Website: design and implement a CMS-driven website for Andy in response to the brief and research done. It gives Andy the ability to update the content and write articles to his clients.
The International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD) is a prestigious 'club' that everyone interested in type design should want to be a part of.
The brief this year was to create a new version of 'Flatland', a 19th century novella by Edwin Abbott. The approach taken was to use a doctor's file contained in a string and washer envelope, all set in Akzidenz Grotesk, one of the most important typefaces in sans-serif development.
The specification for my version was as follows:
- Envelope: 228x324mm 'string & washer' envelope on 250gsm red "Ispira Saggezza" stock from Fedrigoni.
- File cover: 405x297mm folded paper on 200gsm "Saville Row Pinstripe" stock, again from Fedrigoni.
- Inside pages: 200x280mm paper on the 200gsm "Saville Row Pinstripe" stock, fastened with butterfly clips.
"Keepin' it fresh!" is what this new t-shirt company are all about. Jimmy Fresh is the outlet of two brothers in the heart of California with years of experience in screen printing.
It's been a great project to work on and has led to them coming back to us to re-design their screen printing company website - Hard Driven.
The website is CMS-driven for use of a blog and client updatability. It also included animating the Jimmy Fresh chick using Flash. This had a replacement image for devices unable to show Flash media.
make pie not war
As one of the most artistically-driven websites we've created, we are quite proud of Make Pie Not War.
They are a jewellery company in California who needed a website to show off the vintage, handmade style that their work is based on. Take a look and see what you think of it.
The website is built in Flash and fully animated with a music player and XML-driven content. Currently the e-commerce side is run through an external web store but we'll be integrating a full solution next time the site is refreshed.
Inspiration for the website came from a vintage book found by Alana (Make Pie Not War's founder) and we adapted a design from this. It was perfect to fit the content in and place the navigation within the side areas.
Go take a look at the website through the link below and don't forget to check out the jewellery in the shop as well!
Joel is an up-and-coming recording & mixing engineer from the suburbs of North London. He's worked at some of the major London studios and some pretty cool people along the way.
He needed some business cards and some branding so he could promote himself in the industry. We hope our work shows off the quality of his work.
The business cards were printed on 400gsm FSC approved silk stock (50% recycled) with a matt laminate.
Joel's also cooking up a brand new business plan which we'll be involved with the design of. If you'd like to get in touch with him, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
accent online magazine
Accent is the brainchild of Olive Gana, a fashion journalism graduate based out of London. She approached us in relation to her final major project to develop an online magazine.
It aims to 'showcase the personal interior stylings of young adults within the fashion & design industry in relation to their style."
We developed the website and branding for Olive in its entirity. When it came to deciding on the typographt styles, we thought it'd be nice to have a contrast in the main logo and the body text. Hence we have Bodoni, with it's wonderful slanting 'A' and character, and use Akzidenz Grotesk for the titling. Go and take a look through the link below to see what you think.