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At Splinter we’re big advocates of the pocket portfolio, so we decided to order these little beauties from Moo. We took a bunch of our case studies as inspiration for the cards and then picked out the lovely red, black and grey felt wallets to tie into the Splinter branding. And now we get to see the happy faces of the clients we dish them out to!
Hail the power of the pocket portfolio!
You can’t help but love The Muppets, and Queen aren’t bad too! So what’s not to like when you put the two together??
Clued Up In Hull won Gold for best website at the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire CIPR Pride Awards held on the 11th November 2009.
The site also won the top honour in the digital media category at the National Local Government Association Awards back in June.
they had really thought about their target audience and what their target audience wanted to hear and how they wanted to hear it.
Judging Panel, National Local Government Association Awards
The Clued Up brand is now used for all communication by the council to children and young people, including campaigns such as ‘Clued Up on sexual health’ and activities during the school holidays – ‘Clued Up for summer’. 2009 will see the second phase of the website developed which will include more interactive elements for young people to enjoy.
Check out the Clued Up case study in our Portfolio.
For the past 6 months Splinter have busily been developing the games for Conker Media’s multi-platform digital fiction event, The Well; created for BBC Switch.
The Well has aired on BBC Two, Saturdays 1.15 -1.25pm. Extending online where the audience can immerse themselves further in the story, exploring a spookily atmospheric recreation of the main drama location in a multi-level game. By engaging with The Well online through completing a series of tasks and challenges the audience can unlock hidden drama content which reveals the backstory to the TV drama.
The new site that we’ve been busily designing for bio-med startup Biofortuna has just gone live and can be found at http://www.biofortuna.com. We also did the branding for them, which you’ll see all across the new site!
Check out the Biofortuna case study in our portfolio.
Junction K, on behalf of the Northwest Regional Development Agency has just launched www.makeit.org.uk. The site explains, and promotes the potential of careers within the manufacturing industry. Splinter developed the Make Global section of the site.
Richard Ashdown, Head of Production for Junction K said
Chris and his team were great to work with showing creativity, professionalism and diligence in delivering an excellent piece of work. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.
Check out the Make Global case study in our Portfolio.
The shortlisted winners of the 2009 Communicators in Business CiB Awards have been announced. E42 magazine produced by Edge Hill, and designed by Splinter, is now guaranteed at least an award of excellence, which will be presented at the Awards Dinner held at the Hilton in Birmingham on Friday 22 May.
Splinter will be attending the ceremony with Mary Bernia project manager from Edge Hill. The other organisations in the Newsmagazine group are Serco, Tarmac UK, Lloyd’s and Hiscox.
This year’s awards celebrate CiB’s 60th anniversary. CiB aim to raise the standard of internal communication thinking, practice and delivery through professional development, debate, and shared insights.
Edge Hill’s public relations officer Mary Bernia said:
“I’m delighted that E42 has been recognised with this award, particularly from such strong field of competition. To receive such complimentary feedback from the judges was also really encouraging – design from Splinter was particularly singled out as an “outstanding feature” of the magazine. It shows the magazine is being well-received and its great news that the hard work of everyone involved on making E42 such a fantastic publication has really paid off.”
For info on the CiB awards please go to
From over 300 agencies Splinter won a prestigious 3-year contract for Bolton Council. Scooping contracts for both Graphic design and Digital Media Production and Web Development services.
We look forward to working with the other 13 design agencies to promote the distinctive ‘DNA’ brand to the people, businesses and communities of Bolton and beyond.
No sooner had we put the phone down from talking with Bolton the Science Museum got in touch to say we’d made it on to the preferred suppliers list for a year long framework contract with a shared agency value of 500k. Splinter has been asked to tender to create some of the 40 computer-based interactive exhibits, experiences and films. The interactives will form part of a redevelopment of the popular and award winning biomedical gallery Who am I? opening in 2010.
The Science Museum is part of the National Museum of Science & Industry (NMSI), an umbrella name for three museums – the Science Museum, the National Media Museum and the National Railway Museum.
To coincide with the opening of National Museums Liverpool’s new Ancient Egypt gallery at World Museum Liverpool, Splinter were asked to produce a Flash game featuring some of the artefacts which are in the gallery.
‘Escape from the Mummy’s Tomb’ challenges you to step into the shoes of an avid explorer on an expedition to collect Egyptian artefacts. Along the way you’ll learn about the history of these artefacts and you may well cross paths with a crazed Mummy!
Built as a tile-based game in Flash, with custom-designed characters and scenes, we went for the full on adventurer theme and were able to finish it off nicely courtesy of David Occhino’s Indiana Jones font
Escape from the Mummy’s Tomb