Here are some designs I dredged up from my back catalogue. I traded under the Scratchmedia name since 2001.
Not a great user experience. The navigation items didn’t reveal what they meant until you hovered over, for example.
A very strong, simple design. I created the “brain in beer” image for a pub quiz poster. (The poster read, “Q: Does alcohol impair mental agility? A: Err….)
I don’t think this ever saw the light of day, but I still like it.
Looks like I discovered reflections. I think this looks pretty awful now.
The logo seems to be going for an urban/skate angle, which was popular at the time.
It’s always hard to make colour-coded tabs work, and there’s no reason to have six different-coloured tabs here.
It just feels like there are a few too many gradients going on in the background.
Not great again. I hope these designs fill you with confidence 🙂
This one was pretty well received, and ran for a few years. It’s still nice to look at.
2009 to 2011
My final design for the agency went through a few iterations before settling on this hyper-clean layout.
I really wanted the text and content to jump out, so there are almost no pixels used in the background at all.
The copy is not mine, by the way.