Designers are full of stories of the places they’ve picked up briefs, but few can compare to the prickly adventures of Webworks’ Chris Taylor. While in his back garden one day he spied a couple of hedgehogs, looking as if they were in need of medical assistance. Eventually, he tracked down St Tiggywinkles Animal Hospital Trust, who bent over backwards to help. So impressed were Taylor and his Webworks partner Peter Collingwood with St Tiggy’s service, they offered to design it a website. And after a couple of trips to the sanctuary, Collingwood has fallen for our spiky friends. Apparently they are much less demanding than the average client.
The studio has crafted an Americana-inspired identity for Curative, which has administered almost two million vaccines in the past year.
The design has been developed to reduce water, waste, emissions and energy use, with the aim to make it a standard across the events industry.
The spectacle company’s new app creates a 3D scan of users’ faces and suggests the best frames in a range of colours and technical customisations.
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