Below you can see some examples of our digital and printed work along with some context behind the projects. For more information on any of the projects or to see a wider portfolio then please contact us.
The ‘What Works’ Standard of Evidence survey is a self-assessment survey allowing organisations to assess their delivery against their chosen outcomes.
The Social Research Unit at Dartington set us the brief of creating a survey that didn’t feel like a long web form and that provided an interactive learning experience for users.
The survey, built with Ruby on Rails, takes Read More
Kambe are a sustainable events company based in Birmingham UK. They aim to run events in an environmentally friendly way wherever possible and are responsibile for the quite incredible Shambala Festival
Kambe required a beautiful brand that would last for years to come. We combined inspiration from a fractal design used to plan the layout for African villages and a clean corporate look to provide Read More
Alicia Field approached us to help her design a portfolio website for her excellent portraiture, photojournalism and wedding photography.
We felt Alicia’s photographs spoke for themselves, we didn’t want to clutter them with over fussy design or too many colours. Similarly with Alicia’s logo we thought simplicity was the key and a typographical logo seemed to work best.
The site is built with a Read More
We were comissioned to provide all the digital and printed media for Birmingham’s newest Reggae festival “Reggae City”. The brief was for a bright, colourful and striking brand which encapsulated the vibrancy of the music being played at the festival
The project included bus adverts, a run of 40,000 die cut flyers, over 10,000 posters, 6m banners as well as a website and social Read More
On a small time and cost budget Culture Shock approached us to design a brand, a simple website, and flyer / poster for this great project which took place in Moseley, Birmingham.
The Culture Shock team wanted a brand that would appeal to a huge range of people but which was striking and memorable.
To see the finished product Read More
Pling-u-like is a game to help young people find activities in their local area. It’s based on the strongman fairground ride where the player has to ring the bell by hitting a pin with a hammer.
Users have a minute to choose as many as possible. Once a minute has elapsed they are shown a list of the keywords linked to their Read More
The Stoke Kids Know How website was built with a group of children and young people with disabilities. We began the project with only a very simple brief, to design a website which helped young people find events and activities in the Stoke area.
We had twelve consultation sessions with a number of young people and discussed design, functionality, and usability. All of Read More
Views is an online project management and impact reporting platform, developed by social research cooperative Substance. It exists to help organisations prove their excellence in delivery projects for the Third Sector.
Substance approached 1UPDesign to re-imagine the user-flow and user-interface for their Reports module. Used constantly, the Reports module helps Projects themselves and the Agencies that oversee them understand the status Read More
BusinessXchange is a ‘business to business’ search engine and referral system that enables businesses of all sizes to ‘connect, collaborate and grow’ together.
Alongside a full redesign and reskin of the website 1UPDesign were commissioned to build new functionality onto the existing Ruby on Rails application upgrading search functionality, adding a range of additional attributes to the Business profile, re-imaging the Users flow as well Read More
StreetGames needed to increase the veracity of the attendance data they were collecting for participants at their session groups. They approached 1UPDesign with a brief for developing a mobile application which interfaces with Substance’s Views and enables coaches to complete registers of attendance on their mobile phones.
The data would be stored, and could be reported on, from within Views.
Rorcon are a Tunneling and Engineering contractor with over 30 years of experience. They asked us to sharpen their existing branding and create a striking web pressence for their business
We used Blender animation to provide a striking welcome to the site with a short, eye catching animation. The site is designed as an online brochure but features, news, project information and has a dedicated content Read More
live4tennis.org.uk approached with concept document for a game based on the very successful Fantasy Football tournaments. They were keen to capture the interest of Young People in the Wimbledon 2013 Tournament
Users are encouraged to pick four players who they follow through the course of the torunament, they are awarded points in their player wins a match and points are deducted if Read More
StreetGames approached us requiring a great looking WordPress site for a target group aged 16 plus. The site was required to publicise the StreetGames Football Pools Fives tournament which is a collaboration between the Football Pools and Streetgames.
The website will be used to promote the festivals, provide a platform for news and results. It will also be used to highlight the festivals Read More
Pling-o-matic is an application we built and maintain for Substance‘s Plings project. Plings, publishes details of places to go and things to do for 13-19 year olds.
Plings identified that there was a wealth of good data online but asked us to solve the issue of that data being unstructured and untidy. We built an application which parses Read More
JNC Consultancy approached 1UP to design and develop a new wordpress theme for their existing site. They were happy with the quality of their existing content and wanted a branded WordPress theme.
Their brief was for a sharp, sleek, corporate design with interactivity from some customisable image sliders.