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Rowing game - Virgin electric!

Rowing game for the virgin electric! Ceros based ezine. The game featured simple one key controls, the user had to press the space bar in the correct rhythm to ensure an effective stroke in order to beat the computer competitor!

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Android Apps feature - Virgin Electric

An interactive feature for the Virgin electric! ezine promoting various applications for use with the android phone operating system.
The content was presented in a fun and interactive way.

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Slot racing car game

Slot racing car game

Race in one player mode against the computer or two player mode against a friend. Controls are simple with just one button for accelerating, but don't go to fast or you will spin off just like the real thing. A counter registers your current lap and speedometer give an idea of your speed.

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Ford Smax E-magazine

Ford Smax E-magazine
Client: 

Design and program an interactive e-magazine using the Ceros media platform. The emag was to showcase a range of extreme snow sports for promoting and creating a lifestyle around the Ford Smax brand.

Triumph - Louise Loves - handbag

Triumph - Louise Loves - handbag
Client: 

Design and build an interactive microsite to demonstrate the Triumph underwear range. Users should be able to select their own body shape which will trigger a selection of products suitable for their particular figure.

Australia a Baz Luhrmann film

Australia
Client: 

Design and program an interactive microsite to promote Australia a Baz Luhrmann film starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman.

The client was keen that the microsite reflected the epic nature of the film and showed off some of the stunning visuals in the best possible way.

Video and subtle animation was used to link to editorial features on the main handbag.com site.

La Redoute Ceros Ezine

La Redoute Ceros Ezine
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The La Redoute Ceros based Ezine for contract publisher Redwood features deep links to the latest hot fashions and products on offer from the companies main e-commerce website. Inspiring videos advise on how to achieve various looks.

I was responsible for programming all of the actionscript on the both the pitch and first issues of this ezine.

Boots health and beauty Ceros ezine

Boots health and beauty Ceros ezine
Client: 

Freelance contract with Redwood Publishing, to work as freelance senior flash developer, producing games and interactive content for Boots health and Beauty Ezine. Featuring some innovative pages including a nail colour chooser where the user chooses and paints the colour onto virtual toes. An interactive suntan lotion selector tailored to your skin tone, type and age. Various products are deep linked to the Boots site, and informative and entertaining videos.

TK Maxx - Get the look for less

TK Maxx - Get the look for less
Client: 

Design and program an interactive microsite page to showcase weekly fashion videos.

The videos should also be able to trigger sychronised accompanying media such as images and animated zooms of products, and keep a running total of the garments featured.

The project was completed using XML to import all the information used in the videos, the videos, thumbnail images and tracking tags. This was important as it needed to be updated on a weekly basis.

Bizarre Magazine website and social networking

Bizarre Magazine website and social networking
Client: 

Bizarre Magazine the UK's leading alternative lifestyle mag.
Design graphics and usability walkthroughs for each page of the site. Mobile downloads of videos and ecommerce functionality for subscriptions to the user generated content on the site. And the development of Ultra vixens and savage hearts Social networking microsites.

Crafts Council - Xmas Card Animation

Crafts Council - Xmas Card Animation
Client: 

The brief was to create an animated Christmas card that summed up the values of the Crafts Council, and adhered to their simple, clean design principle.

The Christmas card popped up in a new window when visiting the site. A link to the card was embedded into promotional emails.

Philadelphia - A touch of inspiration

Philadelphia - A touch of inspiration
Client: 

Produce a promotional microsite for the Allaboutyou.com website giving users a 'Touch of inspiration'. This comes from a selection on recipes and a preview of the new recipe cookbook. Users can flick through the pages using a custom built flash based interactive book.

Year in style carousel and voting

Year in style carousel and voting
Client: 

Build an image coverflow carousel with voting functionality to encourage users to view an image gallery.
The gallery needed to record page impressions on each click without reloading the entire page.

Voting functionality was also achieved within the flash environment enabling a seamless user experience and minimal page reloading.

Computers Make Freedom

Computers Make Freedom
Client: 

A conceptual art piece developed as part of my Multimedia Systems and Fine Art portfolio, to showcase animation, photography, music and interactivity.

Mens Fitness Website

Mens Fitness Website
Client: 

Dennis publishing fitness magazine for Men

The brief was to freshen up existing design to separate the brand from Maxim magazine.
The underlying CMS was to stay the same so that any design work had to take into account some of the limitations of the system.

With that in mind new colours were used to create a "fresh healthy" style. Gradients were used to accent curved shapes holding the titles of the sections.