Category Archive: Announcements

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A fun job we worked on recently was the NML Kids site, which is an off-shoot of the main National Museums Liverpool site targeted specifically at kids. It gave us an excuse to have fun with characters and lots of colour, and it also houses Escape from the Mummy’s tomb, which is a game we made for NML a while back.

And to top it off, the characters from the site have even manifested themselves in physical form, as shown in the photo below!

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The boy done good!

0 08 Jun 11

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Big congrats go out to Elliott, who did a placement with us last year, for being awarded ‘Best in Show’ at his recent graduation show for his project ‘TwentyFour‘. Best of all, he got to meet Mavis from Coronation Street!

Elliot has a great eye for design and is planning a move to London in the near future, so if there’s any agencies looking for an intern then take a look at a selection of his work below, or over on his new site www.ECPRSN.com.

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We’re a tad busy here at Splinter and are on the look out for a new junior to support, and work with our digital design team.

Essential skills:

  • Flash (AS2 essential)

Desirable skills:

  • Design for web (with understanding of layout & typography)
  • Adobe suite (general skills)
  • Experience in the production of web banners
  • HTML & CSS

Absolutely essential skills:

  • Tea-making
  • Coffee-brewing

Terms of employment include a 3-month trial and 4 day per week starting salary of £14k per annum. We are looking for someone to start work asap after interview.

If you think you fit the bill please forward examples of your work and CV to design@splinter.co.uk

Deadline: Friday 3rd June
Please be available for interview w/c 6 June

BBC North is live!

1 24 May 11

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As you may have seen in the news recently, the BBC have started moving into their northern home at MediaCityUK in Salford. It’s a big strategic move for the BBC and we were chuffed when we won the pitch to design and build the new BBC North website. It went live last week, and is full of information about the move, as well as audio & video content, event listings and profiles of a wide variety of BBC staff members.

From a design point of view, it was a great opportunity to dig into the BBC’s new Global Experience Language as well. If you haven’t already seen the GEL, there’s a great article on the BBC blogs.

So a big hello to everyone who is making the move to Salford, and hopefully we’ll get the chance to work with some of you soon!

The National Tenant Organisations have recently published a joint report reviewing housing associations’ annual reports. The report reviews a sample of 257 annual reports from a cross section of landlords. All the reports were scored and we are delighted to be one of only four landlords nationally that received the maximum five points for our Yearbook.

What the tenants’ organisations liked in particular was our use of transparent and easy to understand performance graphs.

“Thank you for all your work on this and for helping us to make it a success – I have other housing associations calling me and asking for copies of it and the TSA have used it in a report on good practice.”
Andrew Bullock, Communications Officer

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Online Radicals

0 08 Apr 11

Running throughout 2011, Liverpool City of Radicals is a programme of exhibitions, debates and events looking at radical Liverpool – past, present and future.

The website, designed and produced by Splinter, has just gone live. Whether you are left-leaning or not, give the site a visit at www.cityofradicals.co.uk.

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The new brand for the Clwydian Range, developed by Splinter in partnership with Hi-Clarity Communications, was launched by Councillor Carolyn Thomas today at the Afonwen Centre.

The resources we have produced are designed to clearly define the Clwydian Range offering and raise awareness of all the area has to offer visitors. To check out more detail on the work we have done check out the Clwydian Range case study.

It has already been noted how useful the Sense of Place Toolkit has been for local businesses – giving them easy access to the words and pictures they need to promote themselves and the Clwydian Range.

Clwydian Range brand launch

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We’ve just heard some great news that Splinter team member Barry has successfully qualified for the 2012 London Olympic Games! Huge congratulations to him – he’ll be competing in the synchronised diving category, so make sure you tune in Sunday 29 July – Saturday 11 August 2012. We have a feeling he’ll be the only web developer competing at the Games, so please post any words of encouragement here in the comments. Best of luck Barry!

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Things are busy here at Splinter and we’re on the lookout for some talented web developers to add to our freelance roster. If you want to be added to the list then you need to:

  • Have strong PHP skills
  • Have experience building bespoke CMS PHP frameworks
  • Have experience using MVC frameworks such as CodeIgnitor
  • Use clean, standards-complient code
  • Be able to work on-site in our Liverpool studio
  • Be able to work alongside front-end designers
  • Be able to lose gracefully at snooker

So if you think you tick all the boxes then drop us a line including links to examples of your work, your daily rates and your CV. We’re looking for some initial support for a couple of weeks in March, so if you’re interested then please do respond asap!

Just type in what you want to search for, and click the suggestions or hit ENTER.

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