Complete site design for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s youth portal, FlyNet (now in archive). Also included the development of Flash E-cards in collaboration with Andrew Knott and Steve Scott.
As Interactive Director at Animal Logic, one of the main tasks was to oversee the re-development of Animal’s extensive website, down to the very last detail. Animal Logic is Australia’s premier visual-effects company and the website required a quirky flavour along with a lushness that their highly visual clients expected.
The process involved a complete re-think of the structure, trawling through many existing pages and a massive overhaul of the design. We chose a science theme, specifically a chemistry set, as the metaphor to reflect the technical and creative experimentation at Animal. We were our own worst clients of course.
Interactive portfolio and DVD for visual effects company Animal Logic where I was Interactive Director from 2000-2001.
Interactive Director for Mystery Clock Cinema website, an in-depth and experimental website developed for film director, Alex Proyas (I, Robot, Dark City, The Crow). The site showcased both his commercial and personal work and process as well as running a ‘consequences’ competition which invited fans to take part in a collaborative script-writing adventure with Alex. This was an early example of community generated content. People could also submit ideas for “One Minute Films” as well as their dreams for Alex’s ongoing “Book of Dreams” project.
The site also contained many hidden Easter Eggs, random content that took over the browser over time, drawing the user into mysterious interactive experiences.
Interactive Director / Creative Producer for NatWest bank website re-design, whilst at Razorfish, UK.
The re-design was such a success that within a few months of launching, the number of hits, increase in new and repeat customers spurred interests by other banks, ultimately leading to their being acquired by the Bank of Scotland.
The work was recognised for outstanding information design in Communication Arts’ Interactive Annual.
The Razorfish team, apart from me, included:
One of several iterations of in-store projects for Levis Strauss & Co. Ltd. This shop window used sensors on the inside of the glass that allowed passers-by to play with interactive content on the plasma screen. A version of this was displayed in the flagship store on Regent Street, London 24-hours a day.
An interactive exhibit for Norton Healthcare housed at the Science Museum, London. The exhibit used capacitive sensors that work through glass and explored the advantages of a new kind of asthma inhaler, the Easi-Breathe, by making participants co-ordinate the pressing of different buttons simulating an asthma attack and using the inhaler. It was housed in the Technology Futures showcase for The Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award.
A performance of interactive sound and vision toys with Antirom members, Nicolas Roope and Joe Stephenson. Using two to three computers, vision and audio mixers we combined live performance and interactivity to create a unique audio-visual experience. Several pieces involved physical interaction such as the pressure pads pictured here (I’m the bald blue guy). We performed this in several countries around the world.