A collection of our latest news and events, recent work, plus the odd bit of helpful advice!
Due to the fact that we have work coming out of our ears we're currently looking for a Full-Stack PHP Web Developer to join the team! If you want to develop great websites at a young and successful company based in the North Devon countryside and just 15 minutes from the nearest beach then please read on….
We're a web design agency who specialise in Drupal and WordPress websites for businesses and charities throughout the UK. We’re focused on the end user experience. We design simple, inspiring, and functional websites that make it easy for users to quickly find exactly what they’re looking for when they arrive at the site.
We're looking for a confident, skilled and passionate digital marketing exec to join our talented team here in North Devon. Our clients range from national hotel chains and tour operators to retailers and charities. The ideal candidate will have agency experience within the digital sector and will be able to draw upon their passion for digital marketing.
Just over a month ago, I started my graphic design apprenticeship with Inventive, not really knowing what to expect, I felt like I was starting school again. It helped that I was lucky enough to have a weeks work experience with Inventive a few weeks before I started properly, so coming in on my first day wasn’t too daunting.
It’s that time of year again... time for over-indulgence with seasonal celebrations
It all started with our Christmas Party. The fun kicked off with a pool competition and quiz, with Mark as quiz master and Stu keeping track of the score. Quality prizes were up for grabs to ensure we all put in our best efforts... although due to our inability to get many correct answers (possibly due to partaking Nicol’s hot mulled cider) Mark promptly ran out of questions for us. Then a game of Drawful, organised by Howard did nothing to prove that any of us should be designers or illustrators. All this fun was followed by a delicious Christmas Dinner over the road at the Chichester Arms. This year, I have to say, no-one set fire to the tablecloth!
It's been a busy few weeks here at Inventive, which has seen seen the completion of some great projects, the arrival of some shiny new imacs (putting big smiles on our developers faces) and an office reshuffle which went long into the night (aided by a case of Corona!).
Here's a little insight into what we've been working on...
We're delighted to welcome Bea Hutchinson to our design studio. Bea joins us as a junior designer, she'll be working closely with Nicol and the team, helping with a huge range of tasks. In addition to learning the do's and don'ts of design from our experienced designers, she'll regularly be attending college in order to complete her creative and digital media advanced apprenticeship with PETROC.
Our friends at The Glamping Orchard are set to grace our television screens tonight!
The Glamping Orchard offers an amazing glamping experience on a family run smallholding, set in the heart of the Cotswolds. Having worked closely with the owners Ali and Rich whilst designing their logo and website we were intrigued when they told us about their latest addition to the Orchard, a 1950's caravan in dire need of restoration, named The Warwick Knight.
Our web developer Howard Thomson undertakes the daunting H2Only challenge for the next ten days, abstaining from drinking any liquid except water. This is all in support of the RNLI, the charity that saves lives at sea. In the build-up to the first day, Howard is enjoying his last coffee, a grande, probably to ingest as much enough caffeine as he can. We are expecting it to be a real challenge, especially when offered a tea or coffee on the office tea round. All the team sponsored him for this cause, and the government will add 25p for every £1 donated through Gift Aid. Best of luck Howard!
We recently received an exciting new commission for a series of hand-drawn illustrations that will accompany a new logo design we've created for ‘Homegrown’, a local turf management and landscaping specialist in Devon.
Our brief was to create a character, who would reflect the clients attention to detail, knowledge and professionalism. You can read more about the creation of the garden butler here in our portfolio section.