When moving to a new home, we always like to put our own stamp on the place, and it was no different for Clever Business Websites when we relocated alongside two other businesses, Argus Global and webexpenses to our new larger premises earlier this year. With the addition of four meeting rooms, as well as a breakout room to enjoy lunch breaks, we put our in-house creative skills to good use.
Everyone in the office participated in a competition to name the meeting rooms, with Managing Director Michael Richards choosing the winning suggestions. Cleverly linked to the building’s name, “Number 3” the winning suggestion saw each meeting room christened, “Bears”, “Little Pigs”, “Musketeers” and “Kings”, all of which had “three” in the stories they originate from. Nice link!
The next job was to create some designs for each room to reflect each theme, and with our new Web Developer, Steph Setch on board, we had the perfect in-house resource to bring the rooms to life.
Briefed with an idea of images to develop inspiration from, Steph set to work on each theme. Equipped with a Wacom graphics tablet, she drew the images freehand and continued to use Adobe Illustrator to edit and enhance her creations.
The artwork was both printed and installed by CBW client The Bigger Printing Company, who have done a fantastic job. The installation was completed with minimal disruption to the office, and looks really great. It really adds to the feel of our new home.
As well as Steph’s fantastic designs, we have embraced our county town, with an aerial photograph of Oxford covering an entire wall in our “Food Village”. We give a nod to Witney’s heritage, with a montage containing beautiful images of the town as well as historic photographs of Witney’s history in the blanket industry, with each image edged with traditional blanket stitching. This is a deliberate contrast to the image we have in reception, designed and created by Pendulum Creative to show the evolution of technology.
We look forward to showing you our new offices if you come to visit us for a meeting soon.