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.
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