Design Agency // Innovation & User Experience

Visually beautiful and incredibly functional.

 

Within our Design Studio we design websites, digital platforms and branded experiences that your users will love.

 

Within our consultancy arm, we help teams innovate rapidly using Design Thinking frameworks, including Design Sprints.

 

We work across:

 

UX/UI, Website Design, Digital Product Design, App Design, Digital Design, Brand / Branding Design, Digital development.

 
$5,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2013
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Brighton, United Kingdom
headquarters
  • 18, Jew Street
    Brighton BN1 1UT
    United Kingdom

Portfolio

Key clients: 

ABRSM, DIAGEO, Macmillan Education, Ian Fleming Publications, HSBC, BUPA, ASOS

Own Art // Digital Platform Design Image

Own Art // Digital Platform Design

Services:


User experience (UX) / UI DesignDesign SprintsProduct DesignWebsite Development


Full case study:


https://wolfcubdigital.co.uk/casestudy/wolfcub-fusing-art-affordability/


Project

Summary:


Own Art is a membership centric organisation who help individuals to start art collections by bridging the gap between art galleries and new buyers through providing affordable consumer finance.


Having recently completed a rebranding process, we were approached by Own Art to help redefine their online experience, integrating their refreshed visual brand assets whilst developing a robust platform.


The platform bridges the divide between new and established art buyers, galleries and artists, so it was imperative the redesign considered all of these key audiences.


We adopted a highly collaborative approach with the Own Art team, working with them intensively using design sprint methodologies.


The design sprint helped us to identify key user journeys for the most critical tasks throughout the platform, and allowed us to work through design challenges together.


We then used our collaborative decisions to create an interactive prototype of the platform, allowing us to validate ideas with both Own Art's internal team and key user groups within their target audiences.


As an organisation with over 15 years of history, serving their members and bridging the gap between art sellers and art buyers, Own Art had a lot of factors to consider within the redesign.By guiding their team through a design sprint process we created a platform that their organisation and members alike love.


Interaction and engagement with the site from members has increased 300% and new enquiries to the organisation have risen dramatically since launch.

Ian Fleming // Website Design & Development Image

Ian Fleming // Website Design & Development

Services:


User experience (UX) / UI DesignWebsite DesignWebsite DevelopmentProject


Full case study:


https://wolfcubdigital.co.uk/casestudy/ian-fleming/


Summary:


Ian Fleming Publications

Ltd and The Ian Fleming Estate work together to protect and uphold the legacy of Ian Fleming and his writing.


Their aim is to promote and make available all of Ian Fleming’s books worldwide.Ian Fleming Publications looks after the literary James Bond brand, keeping it alive through the publication of new stories by authors such as Anthony Horowitz, William Boyd, Jeffery Deaver, Sebastian Faulks, Steve Cole and Charlie Higson.


The publishers required a complete reinvention of the online world of Ian Fleming’s literary legacy. The current site was 5+ years old, had become dated in its visual feel, and was weighed down with excessive content, giving a poor user experience.


We immersed ourselves into the world of Ian Fleming, a man who lived an exciting and eventful life.Drawing on a wide range of materials, we created a visual language which represented the author’s personality and that of the characters he created.


We used our research to build a toolkit to complement Ian Fleming’s brand and as a base for our designs.By building a solid design foundation and user experience, tailored to the Ian Fleming brand and the publisher’s audience, we were armed with the tools to create a beautiful and highly functional website that exceeded all expectations.


Every part of the project was handled excellently, from creative brainstorm & transparency of expectations to their flexible & responsive attitude throughout.


Josephine Lane - Publications Manager, Ian Fleming Publications

Attic Media // Brand Rebrand Image

Attic Media // Brand Rebrand

Services:


Art Direction

Brand Design

Digital Design

Brand Strategy


Full case study:


https://wolfcubdigital.co.uk/casestudy/attic-media/


Summary:


Atticmedia is an

award-winning learning and communications agency. Since 1996 they’ve been creating impactful learning tools for clients including PwC, M&S, Pearson, Johnson & Johnson, NHS, BBC and many government bodies.


Their approach to learning is innovative and crafted – bringing fresh ideas and creativity to each new brief. They needed a brand that reflected their style and ethos of ‘crafted digital learning’.


The Atticmedia brand has always worked hard to keep its roots firmly grounded in its humble loft-based beginnings. It’s a metaphor for starting small, doing stuff well and, no matter how much you grow, remembering where you came from.


Throughout the 22 years, Atticmedia have been in business, their brand has evolved through multiple iterations, but it’s always been represented by the Atticmedia name and the same brand marque of the spider – something you’d find in most attics the world over.



Our first task was to define the visual style for the brand’s next stage of evolution. We knew Atticmedia were after a bold, modern look using distinct colours and strong typography while conveying their sense of discovery and exploration within the field of learning.


We conducted research into visual aspects of the brand roadmap, which helped us to create a shared vision with the Atticmedia team. We collaborated with them through a series of fast-paced sprints to formulate a visual foundation to build upon.


We created a modern look and feel for the brand evolution which incorporates a fresh colour palette, refined iconography and premium imagery. The end result is a look which feels true to the company’s history while being different enough to compete in today’s highly competitive marketplace.


We rolled the new branding out via internal design guidelines and online on the Atticmedia website.

Adur & Worthing // Digital Product Design Image

Adur & Worthing // Digital Product Design

Skills:


User Experience Design

User Research

UI Design

Digital Product Design



Full case study:


https://wolfcubdigital.co.uk/casestudy/a-and-w-council/


Summary:


Adur & Worthing Councils are two local government bodies, Adur District Council and Worthing Borough Council, in West Sussex, England. They have operated under a joint management structure, with a single Chief Executive, since 1 April 2008.


Both councils are undergoing a large digital restructure of their products and services.


Adur & Worthing approached us to help prototype a radical new digital repairs service. The current systems were antiquated and they wanted to offer a more innovative, digital product to residents.



The project involved four different and unique service areas: self-service, customer service, scheduling and workforce. With a multitude of stakeholders across these departments and services, our biggest challenge was capturing their needs and feeding that into the design of the product.



The outcome was the design of a full suite of products across the four service areas, tailored to the needs of multiple audiences, from home users to the mobile repair workforce, customer service team and scheduling team.


The user experience is seamless across the various departments, and once implemented in full is set to revolutionise the way the councils develop and run future products and services.

Diageo // Brand & Website Design Image

Diageo // Brand & Website Design

Skills:


Art Direction

Brand Design

E-Learning

Website Design


Full case study:


https://wolfcubdigital.co.uk/casestudy/diageo/


Summary:


Diageo is a global leader in alcoholic

beverages with an outstanding collection of brands across spirits and beer. They produce a collection of over 200 brands – old and new, large and small, global and local – that are enjoyed in more than 180 countries around the world.


Award-winning learning agency Brightwave, who was developing an interactive course for Diageo, approached us to help art direct and create a design style for the course learning materials.


Our biggest challenge was producing a world-class experience for the course, which flowed seamlessly between content screens and interactive content whilst keeping the viewer inspired and engaged.


Equipped with the style foundations we’d built in the guidelines document, we then rolled the style out across a variety of journeys including an animated introduction experience.


Lastly, we designed a series of key interactive screens to be used throughout the course.


These interface elements could then be used across the remainder of the course content, providing an elegant ‘on brand’ experience throughout.

Reviews

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Digital & Design Consulting for E-Learning Company

"We’ve had a long and constructive relationship."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2009 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Wolfcub Digital functions as a design partner for an e-learning media company. The team offers a variety of services, including branding, UX, concept design, product visualization, and web design.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Mark Perry
Production Director, Atticmedia
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Wolfcub Digital produces excellent work. Their commitment to transparency, coupled with their wealth of experience, makes them a reliable partner in terms of meeting deadlines and expectations.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

The organization I work for is called Atticmedia, and my position is production director.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Wolfcub Digital?

We’ve had an ongoing relationship with Wolfcub for a number of years. They augment and support some of the creative work that we do.

We tend to work with them on high-end creative projects because that’s where they have the most impact. We’ve relied upon them in the past for projects where we’ve needed an additional level of creative input.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They’ve helped us with several high-profile projects. At various times, they’ve delivered interface designs, UX work, concept designs, pitch materials, and general design consulting. They’ve established brand style guidelines for some of our clients, as well as broader design principles to follow.

We’ve used them internally for brand design, and they’ve augmented our creative efforts for client branding projects as well. They’re a high-value creative resource for us. Typically our projects begin with brainstorming around creative concepts and approach, and Wolfcub usually follows that with specific concept work. Sometimes it’s high-level visualizations, other times they’ll produce wireframes and prototypes to complement our work.

Wolfcub has also delivered web design work for us and some of our clients. For these external projects, they’ll often do the initial concept work for the site. They tend to focus on the design side, which usually involves UX visualization and concept ideation. We will occasionally support their designs with content and technical work.

The web design projects that Wolfcub works on are generally a blend of content, design, and development work. Some are technically focused—application builds, for example—and others, like editorial campaigns, are more geared towards content. We use their skills in specific creative areas, but that’s frequently complemented with editorial and technical work, depending on what’s being developed.

What is the team composition?

I’ve worked with both John (Co-Founder, Wolfcub Digital) and Dom (Co-Founder, Wolfcub Digital) for a number of years.

How did you come to work with Wolfcub Digital?

I worked with both John & Dom as designers before they set up Wolfcub.

We were working on a project for a large broadcaster, and I was looking for a designer. John was who we selected & we kept working together after that project ended. He was chosen due to his ability and personality. He’s an easy person to collaborate with, and we’ve had an excellent working relationship ever since.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent tens of thousands of pounds throughout our time working together. I can’t give a specific estimate, but we’ve probably spent at least £150,000 (approximately 75,000 USD) over a ten year period.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together about ten years ago, and it’s an ongoing relationship.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement? 

The deliverables have been excellent—both the concept designs and other project-related work.

How did Wolfcub Digital perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re very communicative. We have an open and honest relationship where we can sit down with them, come up with estimates, and work jointly on a timeline for each deliverable. They’re very reliable when it comes to meeting our delivery expectations.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They've always been excellent to work with. John and Dom are both very easy going, and the work they produce has always been at a very high standard. The superior creative input that they offer is their main selling attribute.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I don’t have anything specific to report on—they’re fantastic collaborators. We’ve had a long and constructive relationship.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I would tell them to go ahead and have a conversation with Wolfcub. I’m sure that they can add value to any project.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They deliver great value.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They’ve been outstanding across every project that we’ve done with them. After ten years, there's very little that I can critique them on.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I'm likely to recommend them because they're good at what they do.