Primary Languages West Midlands

Recently, we completed a piece of work for Mike Rauh, a Primary Languages specialist working in the West Midlands. He was after a logo design, web design, build and copy optimised for search engines:

Primary Languages West MidlandsFor me, one of my favourite things about this piece of work, was the chance to do something a little bolder, a little different and with a touch of fun, that worked for the Primary Languages audience.

From a technical point of view, I created my first ever WordPress plug-in for this site. A very simple little thing but it allowed for the blog posts to feature on the home page with the date.

Have a look through the site in full www.primarylanguageswestmidlands.co.uk and if you like what you see why not email us to see what we could do for you? We’ll bring the biscuits if you supply the tea!

Lino printing at COW Studio

Over Bank Holiday August weekend I went, with friend of Original Biscuit, Fay, to a workshop at the rather lovely COW Studio. I’ve been aware of COW for a few years now, since they were based at the Custard Factory, and I’ve been meaning to go to one of their workshops for far too long. On the Saturday before Bank Holiday Monday I had the chance to put this right and I attended their screen printing workshop.

It was a great chance to find out a bit more about COW and get to know them in person not just virtually (I follow them on Twitter and regularly check their workshop programme)! They have a lovely little studio nestled away in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter and it is a haven of craftyness. Along with a lovely welcome to settle you in, and a brew and a squidgy brownie, every surface is covered in inspiration. From craft magazines to framed prints to bits of crochet and screen printed softies. Continue reading

Romeo & Juliet

We’ve recently been affected by love’s young dream while designing a poster for The Steel City Edition of Romeo and Juliet, a rock musical production by Inyerface Arts. It has been great for us to make a little contribution to such an original production:

Romeo & Juliet

Romeo & Juliet, The Steel City Edition

Inyerface Arts are based in Sheffield  and they provide opportunities for young people and adults to perform live on stage and to develop their skills, confidence through a love of music and drama.

Their production of Romeo and Juliet, The Steel City Edition, will be performed at the Crucible Theatre on the 14th July 2012 at 7.30pm as part of the Sheffield Children’s Festival and we hope it goes well!

Find out more: http://www.inyerfacearts.com/news/romeoandjuliet

Buy tickets: http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/event/romeo-and-juliet-the-steel-city-edition-12/

The Longueville Clinic

One of our recent clients was Jillian Howarth, a podiarist and chiropodist based in Peterborough.  She had started her online presence through a BT website package.  I’m sure those of you that are web designers and developers just reeled back a little bit at that news so I’ll let you catch your breath while I explain what was missing from her website before Original Biscuit added that extra bite.

Stuck in a rut

While Jillian’s original website did the job it was lacking in a contemporary design and accessible navigation. Nothing was wrong with the copy but if you were new to what Jillian could offer you the website wasn’t as warm and inviting as it could be. Continue reading

Introducing Black Jack (and our new blog)

Here at Original Biscuit we spend a lot of time designing, developing (and baking) which means a lot of time wandering around the world wide web!

I’m forever finding interesting things whether it is a new technology, a great example of a responsive design or just a new recipe. Jo suggested that we start this new blog, not only as a way of keeping you up to date with out recent projects, but also to show all the things that I’ve found of interest and that I’m forever emailing to Jo!

The upcycled Chipmunk

One of the things that I’ve found is an upcycled Chipmunk made out of an old glove (washed of course!).  I really loved this idea for a few reasons: Continue reading