Category Archive: Blog

cameras

For one day only, the Splinter meeting room has become a cosy little recording studio, with Chris from The Hatch cramming in all his fancy gear. He didn’t seem too happy being the other side of the camera though, as you can tell from the pic we took!

Class photo 2011

0 09 Sep 11

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The newest member of the Splinter team, Claire, has been busy recently illustrating all the Splinter team, so we thought we’d show you all the final result! Now you just need to try and guess who’s who – no clues from us!

We’re looking forward to more illustrated fun from Claire in upcoming projects!

xmas-pies

Imagine our confusion this morning when one of the Splinter team (Kev!) arrived in work with a big ol’ tray of mince pies – fresh from our favourite bulk discount store! It is only just September isn’t it? Next we’re on the lookout for cadbury’s creme eggs.

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It’s not often we pay much attention to stamps, but an interesting letter arrived in our post box today, all the way from one of our clients in Bahrain (via the Turkish restaurant downstairs). The envelope and stamps looked so great we thought we should show it off! Perhaps there will be a set of Splinter stamps on the horizon…

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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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A bunch of the Splinter team made the trip up to BBC Scotland’s Pacific Quay building in Glasgow yesterday to meet the nice Bitesize folk. We didn’t get to see many of the sights in Glasgow but we were mighty impressed with Central Station, the funky audio pods in the BBC reception, and even the very random Swan and Railway pub we ended up in, back in Wigan on the journey home! All in all a good day out!

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The boy done good!

0 08 Jun 11

elliott

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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Whilst rooting around the studio this morning for something to prop a monitor up with, we stumbled across this intriguing book – the Manchester Royal Exchange Directory 1930. No idea why we have it here, but having flicked through we loved the typography and graphic style of the ads within it, so we thought we should share it with the world!

It reminds me of Professor Henry Jones Snr’s grail diary
Stevo the illustrator

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job-ad

{ NO AGENCIES PLEASE }

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

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