A week or so ago, we took a little well deserved time off and made our way to the Field Trip design conference at ACMI. I was super keen to see the methods used by the very talented designers that were presenting, and compare them to my own. So we shuffled in, rummaged through our bag full of goodies, and sat down to see the first presentation. I’ll give you a quick overview of each speaker and tell you what I took away from each presentation…
I thought I’d take this opportunity to tell all you fanatic Koodoz followers a little about myself and my first impressions of working with the talented people here at Koodoz.
A Brand New Studio
It’s been an exciting time to get onboard, that much is for sure. Not only are there an abundance of very cool projects in progress (and on the horizon), but we have also moved into a fantastic new studio space, after much debate named House of Commons. Along with a couple of other web businesses, we have combined to create an excellent web design and development space, and everyone is working together beautifully. Over the Christmas break I got stuck into painting, repairing, cleaning and constructing (while 2 other nameless chaps had a lovely trip around Australia) and everything is really starting to take shape nicely. The finishing touches will be happening over the next few weeks, and we look forward to the completion and being able to show off our space to everyone. Read on!
It was, without doubt, the biggest year Koodoz had experienced to date and it came with a lot of ups and the obligatory sprinkling of downs.
All in all though, it was a fantastic year for the business, which saw a lot of growth through new project opportunities (with a workload to match). Subsequently this equalled an injected boost to our client base, which therefore required the need for new staff to join our team – welcome Rhett Luciani, our new Digital Designer. We also increased our presence at the attendance of several industry related conferences and meetings, which lead to the introduction of a bunch of local and international industry peers – all of which culminated into a very positive outcome for all of us at Koodoz Design.
Koodoz Design is chuffed to have been nominated for Australia’s biggest Web Design Industry award – The 2011 Australian Web Awards for best eCommerce Website.
After submitting the Camp Luxe website earlier this year, we were recently notified that our submission was selected in the top three Australian websites for the eCommerce category. A very exciting bit of news for the crew at Koodoz!
After the dumb struck success of our long-standing recycled box board and letterpressed business cards (image below), it was time for a change. Following the relocation of our office, we needed a quick and dirty fix to state our new details. Subsequently (and with great reluctance), the move also meant we had to throw out boxes and boxes of unused cards!
In an effort to prevent this mass amount of wastage happening again, we thought we’d try our hand at the age old art of DIY, by having some quirky, custom made stamps made so that we could individually press our contact info onto pre-cut box board cards. Sounded like a great idea! Not only would we be doing our part to save the earth, but we’d be able to produce uniquely individual cards every time. Little did we know this cost-effective and waste reducing method would be such a tricky and time consuming chore. Needless to say, after hours of hand braking stamping, we needed a better solution.
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