UDS are exactly the kind of NGO we set up to work with. Operating in rural Uganda to relieve poverty, they've been making a tangible difference in people's lives for 16 years. Their previous website had been servicing them well for half a decade, but was starting to suffer on both the content and the functional sides; it was time for a change.
Using our own Blanc Tools CMS, built in partnership with Hawkz, we've developed UDS a great looking, flexible and powerful website that'll keep their online presence fresh, current and relevant for many years to come. Blogging, podcasting, page-editing, file managment... it's all there!
For many years now, Tearfund have run an annual event calling people to focus on, and pray for the plight of people all over the world suffering at the hand of poverty. Global Poverty Prayer Week, they called it. 2011 will be different; they're still hosting GPPW as a focal-point for the year, but this year they are trialling a year-long experiment in digital prayer, and we've had the privilege of helping them develop it. Our brief was 'twitter for prayer', and this is what we came up with...
We were very excited, back in April, when The Consortium of British Humanitarian Agencies appointed us to brand them and build them a website. It's been a challenging brief, with so many stake-holder's to consult and satisfy, but it's been a challenge that we've relished and thoroughly enjoyed. The site's fully content managed, and integrates things like Google Maps to deliver higher-level mapping of data.
We're proud to be playing our part in humanitarian sector, and look forward to helping the CBHA to develop their visibility strategy in the months and years to come.
The site can be found at thecbha.org, go take a look!
Bright One have an angle; small organisations and charities can't generally afford to invest in PR and communications consultants. Their funds tend to need allocating in other areas, and quite rightly so. But there comes a point where to do more 'good', to grow, you need to invest in just those areas. Bright One have a network of PR pro's who volunteer their spare-time and experience, to help these organisations and charities.
They've been making a difference for two years now - two years today, in fact - and to mark that anniversary, and to give their efforts a platform to build on, they are developing a new community portal for their clients and volunteers.
As with many community endeavours, there's an awards badging system in place that encourage users' interaction. We've been developing those badges, nigh-on 100 of them; fun, colourful and communicative. We're proud of them all, and look forward to seeing them in action in the next weeks and months!
Bright One, we love your passion and you approach; more power to you, and here's to many more years of success!
Every now and then we happen across fun little jobs that we just can't turn down. This is one of those jobs. Matthew Evans is a freelance film maker who we worked with on a making of video for a Blacklock photo shoot earlier this year. He operates under the name 'Big Llama Media', and recently decided to rebrand. We produced this mark for him to apply to his stationary, and we love it!
We've been working for the last month along-side a new charity called Restored. "Restored is an international Christian alliance working to transform relationships and end violence against women." We've developed a rich website, designed to be as flexible as possible in the short-to-medium term, which will be able to absorb what ever they choose to throw at it while they are establishing themselves...
Blacklock Jewellery are a family-run business, dating back to 1832. They specialise in bespoke jewellery design, and my goodness, do they do it well! This project has been somewhat epic in its scale, starting with a full branding exercise; progressing through a huge website design and build including a comprehensive CMS and fully-functioned e-commerce framework; right through to asset development involving a small army of content suppliers including 3D artists, photographers, models, stylists and copywriters.
We've thoroughly enjoyed working with the Family Blacklock, and we look forward to many more years of collaboration. Chris Blacklock has also done us the honour of writing a glowing endorsement.
UPDATE: On 14 May, we discovered that the Blacklock Jewellery website (3 months old at that stage) had beenshortlisted for 'E-tailor of the year' by the UK Jewellery Award 2010. A massive achievement that we're very proud of.
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Bloom are a brand consultancy based in Clapham, London. They redeveloped their brand through the course of 2009, we've had the privilege of working along-side them to bring it to life online.
We love Tearfund. We do, we really do. And the more we work with them, the more we wish there were more people out there like them! Our latest project was an update to LivingGifts.org.uk, their alternative gift catalogue.
Funkful stylings, check! Online store and event booking, check! Bullet-proof heavy-weight CMS, check! Onelife are a shiny new Christian youth work organisation based in Chorleywood. We've been working with guys at Anoo Design to develop the online side of this stunning new brand.