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The Charlatans

The Charlatans

At Retrofuzz I recently had the privilege of designing a website for The much loved Charlatans. The process involved a hectic day of design followed by a meeting with the band at their studio. A thoroughly fantastic experience, and a good reminder for me of…

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Knife Party website

Knife Party website

New Retrofuzz made site for dubstep act Knife Party – bit of a departure from the norm with a pretty simple approach to responsiveness. Have a look here.

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Way Out West – Music Conference

Way Out West – Music Conference

The third part of the Way Out West Adventure took place in a tent just beyond the VIP area of the music festival. This year is the first year that WOW have held a conference with lots of speakers from various points within the music…

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WOWHACK – Disglow

WOWHACK – Disglow

Wowhack is a hack competition, running in tandem with the Way Out West Festival in Gothenburg, Sweden. This year it took place in the Spotify office in Gothenburg and I attended as part of the Retrofuzz team. We turned up with the idea to create…

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Way Out West – Gothenburg trip

Way Out West – Gothenburg trip

Last week I joined some of the other Retrofuzzers on a trip to Way Out West Festival in Gothenburg, Sweden. While there we competed at Wowhack – an event for teams to build music related hacks, attended the Way Out West Festival, with it’s music…

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Royal Blood Website

Royal Blood Website

A recent design I’ve worked on at Retrofuzz is a website for the excellent band Royal Blood. You can see it here. It’s been a really busy year so far for all of us in the agency, and should be an exciting time going forward…

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HOLD – Hack MCR

HOLD – Hack MCR

Oddly, I was able to be convinced by members of the Retrofuzz development team to join them on a 25 hour hack-a-thon at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. Our idea was to create ‘Hold’ – a web application which would enable a…

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This is Radio Clash

This is Radio Clash

I’ve recently designed a site for The Clash’s Hits Back campaign at Retrofuzz. Which visualises an interview in stages as it is released exclusively through Spotify. It’s a bit of a scroller, mad props goes to James for making it work with the magic of…

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Franz Ferdinand website

Franz Ferdinand website

I recently had the opportunity at Retrofuzz to re-design Franz Ferdinand’s website for their new album campaign. A scenario where bringing to life the album artwork was all the design work required (and it had to work responsively, of course). Have a look here.

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Bloc Party – Ratchet Lyric Video

Bloc Party – Ratchet Lyric Video

Every so often at work we get the opportunity to make videos for people. Recently I was lucky enough to be given the brief to make a lyric video for Bloc Party’s new song Ratchet. Inspired by the cover artwork for their new EP ‘The…

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ARTCRANK Manchester

ARTCRANK Manchester

Photos 2 – 6 © Crankphoto Two fridays ago,myself and the other designers at Retrofuzz were able to finally relax, after working hard designing posters for Artcranks’s event at 2022NQ, in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. Retrofuzz were also heavily involved in bringing Artcrank to Manchester and between us…

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RAK Studios

RAK Studios

One of the most extensive projects that I’ve ever undertaken at Retrofuzz is my part in the design of a website for RAK Studios. This involved working with brilliant photography by Andrew Brooks in order to create a new online identity for the recording studio….

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Eastpak Made by Prisoners

Eastpak Made by Prisoners

Made this long long scroll of a site for Eastpak at Retrofuzz. There’s even a bag that gets drawn on as you scroll down the page. Have a look here.

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Wrangler

Wrangler

At Retrofuzz a big part of my 2013 so far has consisted of working on the design of two web apps for Wrangler Europe. The first is a Fit Guide, showing all of Wrangler’s jean fits in a detailed view. The second allows you to…

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Frank Ocean Homepage Video

Frank Ocean Homepage Video

One of the more unusual tasks I’ve been entrusted with whilst working at Retrofuzz is to come up with a solution for Frank Ocean’s UK website’s homepage. The website had already been designed around a TV screen for Frank’s Channel Orange – all that was…

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Behance Talk

Behance Talk

Recently, my colleague Simon and I were asked to put together a talk for design students about how we got into the industry, as part of the Behance Reviews event at 2022 in Manchester. It was pretty daunting to be put in this position as…

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Music & Image talk at the Cornerhouse

Music & Image talk at the Cornerhouse

A few months ago I had the opportunity to talk to a room full of people about a personal project of mine, as part of an event called Show & Tell. I put together a presentation that stemmed from my work combining Music and Image…

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OWT – Reprocess

OWT – Reprocess

This month I had a bit of old work re-featured as part of OWT Creative’s ‘Reprocess‘ zine. Old OWT submissions were combined with a set of new ones and Riso printed in a variety of different colour combinations. People were then invited to pick their…

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Kaiser Chiefs Soundboard

Kaiser Chiefs Soundboard

A project that I designed at Retrofuzz recently went live for the Kaiser Chiefs. It’s a soundboard themed around their newly released singles album ‘Souvenir’, where you can play different clips of Kaiser Chiefs’ songs. I just did the design though, I didn’t work out how…

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New Work – Ladyfest

New Work – Ladyfest

I’ve recently designed a cover for a Feminist Anthology of stories from the Oxford Gender Equality Festival for Dead Ink, which is now available to buy on Amazon.

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