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29 Aug
Posted by Clever Starfish

Gorgeous animal photos at Zoo Studio

Clever Starfish has had a long association with photographer Ken Drake – Ken’s original Starfish-designed web site took out the Small Business category in the 2007 WA Web Awards.

His new venture Zoo Studio highlights his new direction, pet photography. Ken takes amazing photos of cats, dogs, rabbits (and the occasional bird) – and the results, coupled with beautiful finishing and framing, are truly works of art.

For the new site, Ken wanted to use big images (and lots of them!) to really capture the quality of his work. We built a custom gallery application to show off the photos, with a management system to allow Ken to update the gallery whenever required.

The next step will be to send the Starfish cats off for their very own glamour shoot!

Visit the site: Zoo Studio Pet Photography

15 Aug
Posted by Clever Starfish

New Phenomenon Event Services web site

Phenomenon are a Creative Event Services company in Perth, offering corporate video, wedding video, various event production services (event theming, multimedia, set design etc) and a great online Prop Shop. For their new web presence, they wanted something with sizzle that would reflect the excitement they bring to their clients’ events.

Clever Starfish put together a fun site to fit the brief, using the funky colours in Phenomenon’s branding to code the different areas of the business. Video samples are used to show off samples of Phenomenon’s work, and the online Prop Shop allows “do it yourself” customers to browse and arrange hire of any of thousands of items to make their next event extra special.

Visit site: Phenomenon Creative Event Services

14 Aug
Posted by Clever Starfish

St George and the Dragon Sculpture Commission

The St George’s Cathedral Sculpture Project has launched! This exciting art commission invites artists from around Australia and around the world to submit concepts for a sculpture, which once commissioned will be positioned in front of the newly restored St George’s Cathedral, on St George’s Terrace in the centre of Perth’s CBD.

Clever Starfish built the web site for the project, and we’re excited to be involved with something that will have such a lasting impact on the landscape of our city.

For this project, Clever Starfish designer Levi Buzolic took a range of photographs around the Cathedral, including some fantastic panoramas of the grounds. These were used in the masthead Flash animation, along with video messages from the Dean, Dr John Shepherd (on the home page), and the Lord Mayor Perth, Lisa Scaffidi (on the About Perth page). The end result is very striking!

Once the initial concepts have been received, the submitted images will be displayed on the site and will be open to a public vote. You can sign up to the Sculpture Project Newsletter (on the right hand side of each page on the site, towards the bottom) to be notified when voting opens.

Visit the site: St George’s Cathedral Sculpture Commission Project