Craig Pacifico and Neil Stevens Playing silly buggers in the snow. Saalbach 2/08.
WHO IS NEIL?
My name is Neil Stevens and I am the owner founder of Deshok.com.
WHY A BLOG?
So, why the Blog? it's a good question and cynically I would admit that the first ever reason for a Deshok.com Blog was so that I would have a legitimate reason to mention my company; Deshok.com and my name; Neil Stevens a lot to help with SEO but as I thought it through I began to think that the Blog might be a good outlet for my views on Graphic, Product, Digital and architectural design and to give a back stage insight into the life of a creative type in the 21st century.
As I write this (29/5/08) the plan is to produce a post once a week but there are no promises, I might end up getting bored with it and packing it all in after a couple of weeks. Anyway we shall see, won't we?
Deshok.com was established back in 1996 and is fast becoming a leading, award winning website and design agency, on the south coast of England. The mission in those early days was the same as now, to achieve the best possible results for the client by providing the highest quality design and service.
In 2000 I decided to make the transition from purely off the page design to website design, being hugely inspired by the possibilities of a relatively new software at the time, Macromedia Flash.
My vision was to conceive an online experience for my clients that included animation, sound, music and video. Only Flash could give me the scope to develop the ideas that would ultimately provide my clients with a truly extraordinary, full-media website presentation, and get them noticed on the Internet.
Not having much in the way of formal training, I started my career as a graphic designer in 1978ish, working from my bedroom, when I was still at school, making business cards for my Dads friends. Since then I have been lucky enough as to work for some top London agencies, help to develop and win national advertising campaigns for household brands and I now have clients, who Id rather call friends, all over Europe.
VERY EARLY WORK
Ancient business card designed, finished artwork and print for a local record store. I did this when I was 15 or 16, its bloody terrible! funny though. 2 colour spot and 4 type faces.
RECENT WEBSITE PROJECT FOR SOS LYNX:
Slightly more up-to-date, SOS Lynx is a Portuguese based agency that brings
awareness to the plight of the Iberian Lynx. There are as few as 150 surviving
in the wild. Visit: http://www.soslynx.org/
MORE RECENT WORK FOR BEC GROUP
This brand new on line presentation for BEC Group generates up to 6 unique
and qualified leads for the company a month: http: http://www.becgroup.com
Deshok creative website Gallery page screen grab.
To view current projects, go to the Deshok creative website at: http://www.deshok.com/
Click on GALLERY in the main menu.