With our new website (finally) launched, it seemed a great time to look back and take stock of the first 6 months of FortyTwo Studio.
One breath. One beat. One blink. On reflection, that’s how long the first 6 months felt for us at FortyTwo Studio. It was a great 6 months — a new office, new clients, exciting work — but what else?
After 6 months, a baby can learn to crawl, a puppy can hold in its pee and a lion cub finally gets its tail ‘tuft’. Pah! That’s nothing, here’s what we’ve done so far:
We now have a team of 6 designers, developers and managers. Each so very important for today but even more vital for our future plans.
We’ve designed, built and delivered 6 websites for our clients (N.B. It’s actually 8 websites but that didn’t fit with the theme… ssssssh). Including duncanandtodd.com, motionsoftware.co.uk and welldecom.com.
6 brand IDs
We’ve been fortunate enough to be asked to create a number of new brand identities this year, including The Teasmith, Border Digital and SEE.
6 print techniques
Print is dead. Long live print. We’ve worked on a few high quality print jobs this year too, where we’ve been able to flex our creative muscles, print-geek-style. Techniques like foil blocking, perfect binding, blind embossing, glass etching, screenprinting and tip-ins.
6 new collaborations
As is ‘en vogue’ with the current climate, collaborating with like-minded and complimentary creatives and experts has been key to the good work done so far. Say hello to our little friends — Cairn 57, Sam Brill, Border Digital, Bydand, TVP and polka.
6 team building ‘things’
Enjoying time outside the studio is something we take very seriously. A pint, a burger and a laugh plus much more besides. Remembering Tippling House Thursday, Screenprinting @ Peacocks, Full Bellies at Rishi’s, DJCAD Road Trip, Gin Tasting Friday and Fair Thee Well Studay :(
6 take-away menus
So far we’ve indulged in 6 different take-aways (some more than once). Take a bow — Wok Wok, Succulento, Dr Noodles, Mama Mews, Steamboat and So.
Yes, there are 7 ‘lists’ in this list but it’s for a good reason — 6x7 = 42. Geeks, I know, but accurate ones ;)
Now we are well into our second 6 months, we have plenty more plans in progress that will take us well into 2017 — events, collaborations and of course some new projects too. All of which we’ll be sharing as and when.
To find out about them, follow us on our social media accounts, sign up to our newsletter or just drop in for a coffee — if you make it lunchtime, you may even witness one of those notorious Wok Wok dirty lunches*.
*A delicious and fulfilling lunch that makes you want to sleep the rest of the day and trashes any plan of healthy eating.