M P Robertson Esq – Beware! Dragons!

 

Last year we built and launched a web site for M P Robertson Esq. (less formally known as Mark). Mr Robertson creates, draws and writes about dragons (amongst other things) for a living, from a shed at the end of his garden. He also gives fantastic talks and creature-drawing workshops at schools. Aside from the site itself, we designed and helped write downloadable lesson plans and information sheets.

The dragon on the landing page was of course brought to life by Dave who took one of Mark’s amazing paintings, dissected and reconstructed it so you can’t see the joins. It was then animated in true Dave style, with sound mixed to create a convincingly dragonish roar, whatever that sounds like (apparently it’s an elephant mixed with fire). On the first day of launch Mark had 3 requests for school visits, and within a week he had fan mail from a 6 year old boy who found the site, and now he seems to be on a national tour of schools. (Must ask if we can design the tour T-shirt.)

My favourite quote is high praise indeed from a little girl after one of Mark’s workshops: ‘It was the best day of my life … better than Legoland!’ So beat that, Legoland!

M P Robertson, coming to a school near you. Book him while he’s hot, ladies and gentlemen! And look out for his other publications.

Chelsea Vintners

Chelsea Vintners screen

 

We’ve been very busy for a few months on various projects, hence the blog silence. One of those projects was the design of a website for Chelsea Vintners, a bespoke wine service selling some very exclusive beverages.

Now, being of Chinese decent, my ability to process alcohol is somewhat limited, so I don’t know my Pinot from my Petrus. But I was particularly fascinated by their cellar restructuring service, which is like seeing an independent financial advisor but for your drinks collection!

We provided design and template for a content management site that Chelsea Vintners could update and add to themselves. Some of the portraits and wine shots were provided by the very talented Eddie Botsio.

Mo