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.


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Delivering you the video you love

Smart Video approached 1UP looking for a partner to join them to support them on their mission to change the way people consume video online.  The team had a great idea and a small amount of seed capital to get a prototype of the product off the ground

1UP provided advice and guidance to take the concept from an idea to reality.  We advised Vitascope on Read More

International Dance Festival Birmingham

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Ticketing app for iOS and Android

Produced by DanceXchange in partnership with Birmingham Hippodrome, International Dance Festival Birmingham (also known as IDFB) is a major biennial festival that presents a world-class programme of performance and participation in theatres and public spaces across Birmingham and the West Midlands.

Until 2016 IDFB relied on the box offices of each of their venues to manage ticket sales for their events.  This meant that Read More

Adam’s Fresh Chocolate

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Fresh Raw Chocolate for Sale!

Adam’s Fresh Chocolate approached us with a brief to develop a well designed one page store to allow them to showcase their delicious fresh raw chocolate and provide a cost effective way of selling to customers without having to implement a bloated eCommerce solution.

Currently Adam’s Fresh Chocolate only have a small number of products so, after some in depth research, we settled using Read More

Community Resolve

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ePublishing apps for iOS and Android

Community Resolve approached 1UPDesign looking to develop a mobile app to showcase the resources they have developed on conflict resolution.  Community Resolve have considerable experience in working with others to build positive team, organisation and community relations.

The team wanted to create an interactive, intuitive and approachable way of displaying their content on tablets and mobile devices.  Taking inspiration from the best ePublishing Read More


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We Reward the Explorers

Pollen is an app for iPhone and Android which rewards users for exploring new experiences at performances venues in Birmingham.  Users are asked to earn their next experience by giving feedback on the performance and the venue.

Pollen has already delivered new audience members to  Town Hall and Symphony Hall, The REP Birmingham, The CBSO, The Drum and mac.

Pollen is a NESTA Funded Digital R&D for the Read More

Organisational Heath Scorecard

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How healthy is your organisation?

After seeing the success of the Standards of Evidence tool The Young Foundation approached 1UPDesign with a brief to create an online self-assessment tool to allow organisations to rate themselves against the Organisational Health Scorecard.  The scorecard test an organisations Skill & Will, Social Impact, Ability to Replicate and Financial Stability.

The tool produces an infographic allowing users to see an overview of their Read More

Se Housing Hub

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Social Enterprise and Housing Hub

After a competitive tendering process Social Enterprise West Midlands commissioned 1UPDesign to design and develop the Social Enterprise and Housing Hub.

SEUK and it’s stakeholders required a resource repository to allow housing associations to access case studies, peer support contacts and gain best practice advice about social enterprise.

The portal needed to be informative, simple to use, attractively designed, accessible to all users and Read More


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Clear, simple responsive design

1UPDesign, in collaboration with We Heart Digital, Friend Studio and Rain Design, developed the front end elements for evca.eu, the website for the European Venture Capital Association.

Friend Studio provided designs for four viewport variants.  This allowed us to provide a great user experience in the desktop browser whilst optimising the content for tablet and smartphone.

Our team created static HTML, CSS and jQuery which was passed Read More

Fantasy Wimbledon

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Choose your team and get involved now

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

Views Reports Module

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Intuitive Report Template Building Interface and Reporting

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

StreetGames Football Pools Fives

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Attractive Design for Young People

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

Standards of Evidence Survey

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Self-Rating against the ‘What Works’ Standards of Evidence

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


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Business to Business Directory

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

Culture Shock

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Sharing ideas, tradition, belief & cultures through music.

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.

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JNC Consultancy

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Sharp Corporate WordPress Theme

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.

StreetGames Mobile Registration Apps

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Mobile Apps for iPhone and Android

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.

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Alicia Field Photography

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Portraiture, Photojournalism and Wedding Photography

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

Kambe Events

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Keep your events Sustainable

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

Reggae City

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Birmingham’s Newest Reggae Festival

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


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Tunneling with Rorcon

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


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Tell us about the Plings you Like

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

Stoke Kids Know How

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Events and Activities for Young People

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


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Just like magic the Pling-o-matic creates order out of chaos

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

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