London Law firm launched

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 & working environment – impressive, yet approachable, so created: ‘a time lapse of a day in the life at Teacher Stern HQ. Filming in December was a tad chilly.. here are the edited results.


Lucky 8

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 firm, elephant tour man and food nutritionist! Great to meet a diverse range of people and learn a bit about their trades and passions. May the lucky 8 ball promote good fortune and wellbeing to you all this year!

All about the Art

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…?

Tutoring is fun!

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 that has been as smooth as summer cherries! (Please note other ‘smooth as’ similes suggestions are welcome…)

been a bit busy…

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!

Tight turnaround

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 rotating stand – then over to Skim for lights, camera, action, edit, conversion, tweak, and supply to client Saturday morning!

Best of luck for the show Resilience team – we look forward to hearing the feedback…

Docx – Edward Docx

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 Porn (in the Law section of The Guardian) but we have also made his dazzling new website live – read all about the man – Ed.


new Gary no.2

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 big day in front of a cheering wedding party near Charlestown, St Austell, or Poldark land as it’s now known. Skim worked on print work for Big Rib Charter’s fast paced growing local enterprise.

A tale of two Garys

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, TV, Film and Radio – at the 2015 awards he was nominated for an Oscar in the best score category on Mr Turner. Our website for Gary Yershon showcases this ever-expanding body of work in a timeline style format, which he can add to himself now. Gary part 2 to follow..

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