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Say 'hi' to our new hires!

Say 'hi' to our new hires!

After three successive years of more than 20% growth we've expanded again with three new hires, including an appointment to our senior management team.

Jess Bolton joins us as Client Services Director with a brief to develop relationships with both new and existing clients. She brings over 10 years experience, most recently at MMP Global where she was Digital Account Director having previously worked at Building Blocks as Client Services Consultant. She has a wealth of experience delivering successful projects for global clients across a wide range of technologies and platforms and is passionate about creating engaging experiences that put the customer at the heart of the journey.

Tim Saunders joins as an App Developer and will work on a range of native and web games and applications specialising in Javascript and HTML5. Tim has spent the last four years freelancing from his home in Portugal building web-based games for clients including The BBC, Cartoon Network, Sony, ITV and Samsung. Prior to that he spent 9 years working on AAA games for companies including Sony and Monumental. 

Liam Duncan joins as a Games Developer and will work on games and applications primarily built using Unity 3D. Prior to joining Corporation Pop he was Lead Developer at Clicks and Links where he worked on a range of Serious Games for business applications.

The new hires will help us to consolidate our position as one of the north's leading interactive agencies, specialising in serious games, advergames, web applications and 3D virtual environments.

You can find out what makes Jess, Tim and Liam tick on our People page.

Date : 17.05.16

Dazzle It mobile app launches on iOS and Android

Dazzle It mobile app launches on iOS and Android

Artwork by Sir Peter Blake, the Godfather of pop art renowned for designing the Beatles’ Sgt Pepper album cover, can be ‘remixed’ with Dazzle It – an augmented reality app that we've developed to bring to life the amazing history of Dazzle Ships. You can read more about the app in our case study

Two websites for Central Manchester University Hospitals

Two websites for Central Manchester University Hospitals

We’ve just launched two new websites for Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT), one for fee-paying IVF services and the other to showcase their research and innovation departments. 

A new identity and website have been created to launch a fee-paying assisted conception service at Saint Mary’s Hospital. The website is aimed at patients for whom NHS funded IVF services are unavailable and provides an easy way for people to find information such as current pregnancy rates and treatment pathways. Our brand identity uses mathematically generated Fermat spirals – a pattern commonly found in plants and based on the golden section. The reference to science and nature is particularly apt given the highly technical yet life-giving work carried out at the hospital. 

We’ve also developed a website for CMFT’s Research and Innovation (R&I) Division, which aggregates content from six previous sites to provide accessible information about research across its eight hospitals and community services. The site provides unified search functionality and a consistent user experience while maintaining the individual identities of each research facility.

Our work with CMFT demonstrates two very different approaches to design. While the R&I brief required adherence to NHS guidelines, we could be more creative with Saint Mary’s as it had to compete with commercial IVF services and therefore look very different to a typical NHS site. The common thread is that both solutions are clean and contemporary with clear navigation. They have been optimised for a superior user experience as well as easy access across a range of devices.

We won the web design work through two separate pitches and competitive tenders at the end of 2014.