Being in the design business we do like to have in depth discussions about shades of colours whilst stroking our beards, guzzling large quantities of monsoon malabar and listening to the morning delights of Lauren Laverne. So the latest is Vantablack – the new black and darkest of them all (sounds like new Harry Potter…Details
Have you been to a Crocadon event yet – If not you are missing out as they have some excellent events every month tempting you with sumptuous local produce, mind, body and spirit fairs, impressive craft and antique markets, all set in a relaxed haven just 15 mins inside Cornwall near St. Mellion. Obviously there…Details
Everyone needs to add a bit of spice to their lives I think, but more importantly is the day to day intake of real & healthy food, so thankfully Jane Hutton – aka ‘The Functional Foodie’ has created a hub for all her recipe ideas and well being courses on a whole range of subjects.…Details
I have been seriously slack on the blog front, how do you all find time to work and blog post your achievements, interesting client meetings and up and coming events I need to be a caffeine crazed octopus to competently cover all aspects of work and life and the moment! However it is a good…Details
A complex project for Skim New Media as our London clients Teacher Stern cover many aspects of law and have a large team to consider, so it was important that all t’s were crossed and i’s were dotted, so to speak. We wanted to provide to the visitors with a sense of their location &…Details
Why the 8 reference? Well I have just realised that 2016 will be our 8th year in our Skim Office in Cornwall, how time flies… Dave and I are really excited about new projects emerging so far this year ranging from websites for a music composer, business alignment company, embroiderer, holiday cottage owner, global taxi…Details
With artists and photographers our job when building a website is quite simple – draw attention to the Artists work. For showcasing John Hobbs’s creative expressions his brief was minimal navigation and surroundings, focusing on the pieces. Love to know if you like them – my top three: Stalactites, Eagle & Ink Blots – yours…?
Working with Tutor Helen Jonas has been a joy, not only was she receptive to our colourful design ideas for her website (reinforcing ‘Tutoring is fun’ statement) – she also surprised us with homemade cakes for every meeting. Most impressive though is Helen’s sunny disposition and willingness to learn herself! The result, a website build…Details
The True Rocks team have been on a rollercoster wave of excitement and activity this year – celebrities have been adorning their pendants and I’ve just added a whole new selection of sumptuous jewellery items. Take a sneaky peek and put your favourites (mine two are the pineapples & artist Rachael Howard’s limited edition Humble…Details
We are heads down at the moment in the office – all good, but no time for blogs about skim projects.. However I do have time for bugs – just found a few macro shots I took of ‘Ralf’ – the Lesser Stag Beetle – cute furry feelers.. back to work now honest Dave!
Just been sent an image of our local client Resilience Communications at the DSEI (that’s The World Leading Defence and Security Event) Our challenge was to provide show off the latest Resilience innovations – which could then be projected on screens at this event in London. The products arrived on Friday morning, along with the…Details
It was time for a change. Ed Docx has expanded his literary talents to more than writing fictional novels (just completed book four). In addition Ed writes non-fiction journalistic pieces in both The Guardian and Prospect Magazine. So today is an exciting day – Ed has not only written an extremely interesting article entitled Tiger…Details
Our second Gary is of equal measure in importance with his shiny new business : Big Rib Charters – he does what is says on the can >> Charters his big rib (fun fast speedboat in layman’s terms) for entertainment use around Cornwall’s stunning coastline. Gary Morozow recently delivered a Bride & Groom on their…Details
It’s not every week you do design work for 2 Gary’s and it too such polar opposite fields of work, I guess that’s why I still enjoy working at Skim New Media.. Gary Yershon is an experienced music composer who has a career spanning 4 decades and an amazing body of varied work in Theatre,…Details
Well done Dave – the final edit of our ‘day in the life of Looe, on Looe Lugger Festival weekend’ – Time lapse film completed! Thanks to our fantastic clients Steve and Etty at the Sail Loft Studio for their local knowledge, filming assistance and fish and chips!
Locations South West is all about finding amazing, interesting and unique places for films, TV, photo shoots and anything else film based – what a great job! If you live in an incredible, quirky living space, or house with a stunning view contact LSW! So all you budding film makers, and those who are just…Details
Phew, not feeling so Cool in my office at the moment (not complaining it’s glorious!) – The Cool Music website – showcases a score of composers with an impressive list of credits between them – We’ve just made it live so please >>>Stop, look and listen. I’m off for pint..
Two weeks ago we were fortunate enough to be invited to the ‘Sleeps 10’ self-catering holiday cottage in Broadwoodkelly – where? – North Devon.. The 17th century property retains a great deal of original charm – hopefully portrayed in our photo shoot. New photos supplied to client & to be added to the Colehouse Farm…Details
Had a surprise phone call from locally based Cornish Tea owner Duncan Bond – needing a some perky packshot images of some of his stand out branded products – we obliged ! Great to work with local people on great products and support their business design, photography needs.Details
Well done to Ruth and Phil Hughes who this year have completed and tastefully furnished their additional luxury 4 star holiday cottages (Tregantle, Rame and Whitsand) to an impressively high standard! The Moor2Sea complex was a pleasure to photograph – I didn’t manage to snap the albino pheasant – but Hammond, May and Clarkson were…Details
Visit England have just announced their 2015 Awards and we are proud to announce that it was a Podium placement for Pandora Congratulations to the Pandora Inn for picking up a Bronze award for Tourism Pub of the Year – in the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2015 Ceremony. A great deal of love and…Details
Steve and Etty run a tight ship at the Sail Loft Studio – it’s a charming holiday property to escape to for a romantic weekend or longer stay by the sea in Looe. We have just updated their website and are looking now forward to making a film about this lovely lively Cornish location and…Details
Skim offices are located less than 10 minutes from our local St Germans Community Shop and Post office. This not-for-profit organisation have given £10,500 via grants to local good causes in the past 5 years and therefore its employees and volunteers should be commended, recommended and supported! Hopefully we have provided a cheerful, easy to…Details