12 January 2015


We were have a good look through the old Deshok archive and came across a folded marked PORTFOLIO 02 - 09 and below is what we found.

These projects were put together in the good-old-days before website design was dictated by Google, Social Media, Apple and Content Management Systems. We felt that we had much more of a free rein with regard to design and interactivity back then and the below are great examples of that.

But do we think things were better then than now? The honest answer is not really. Back then the Internet seemed like a party that we had been invited too but one that we were watching from the outside. Now with improved mobile internet, smart devices, Google search and Social sharing we are right in the middle of the party achieving really great things for our clients, not just looking in through the window. These days a website has to be more than just a pretty face it has to have something interesting and useful to say as well.

Click on any of the images to view gallery.

Affordable Florida - "Luxury Villa In Orlando, Florida".

Client: Affordable Florida
Business: Luxury holiday accommodation
Date: 10/9/08
Work: Website • Logo • Design • Photoshop retouching

About: Deshok wanted to create a website and corporate ID that enjoyed a fresh, sunny aspect, to portray just what it’s like to holiday in an Affordable Florida luxury Villa. As full screen presentation, the website. includes all the key information a client might need to see, to inspire them to book there next stay.

Anthony Sanders - "Fine Jewellery".

Client: Anthony Sanders
Business: Luxury Fine Jewellery
Date: 5/6/09
Work: Website • Logo • Design • Photography • Photoshop retouching  • Consultancy • SEO / SEM

About: Anthony Sanders has been a designer and manufacturer of beautiful hand made jewellery for many years, having fulfilled commissions for prestigious retailers in the West-end of London and private clients, including well known film, television and business celebrities. Anthony has been planning to launch his own nautically inspired collection for some time and wanted a clean, crisp and understated Internet presence to kick-start this new side to his business.

A Bath Wedding - "An evening, city celebration".

Client: Self
Business: Weddings and event management
Date: 27/10/07
Work: Website • Logo • Design • Print • Photography • Photoshop retouching

About: The black, white and gold theme was one that we agreed on early in the conception of the day and was inspired by the beautiful, marble floors found in the Bath Terrace and the Victoria Art Gallery. This theme was also appropriate as this was an evening, city wedding. The menu features a rendering of "Bacchus" the Roman god of feasting which toward the end of the evening, became quite appropriate.

B.E.C. Group - "Giving life to plastic".

Client: B.E.C. Group
Business: Manufactures in plastic. Tooling consultants
Date: 20/9/07
Work: Website • Design • Photography • Photoshop retouching • Consultancy • SEO / SEM

About: An engaging concept that will inform the industry of B.E.C. services and give a general appeal, to inspire casual visitors to dig deeper. Since its' launch the new site has attracted new leads and enquires from all over the world, including the far east.

Brightside Cottage - "Your very own country retreat".

Client: Brightside Cottage
Business: Holiday accomodation
Date: 18/7/06
Work: Website • Logo • Design

About: Brightside cottage is a small, independently run country cottage, on the south coast of England and as such required a simple presentation to set the mood inform the visitor and inspire the booking.

Chefsolutions - "Run by chefs for chefs.

Client: Chef Solutions
Business: Catering industry recruitment
Date: 11/2/09
Work: Website • Design • Photoshop retouching

About: Chefs Solutions brief to deshok here was simple and to the point. They wanted something so quick and easy to use that a chef, looking for a new position
or career change, could register their interest and C.V. details in between services.

Deshok.01 - "Illustration  |  Nu-media  |  Design".

Client: Deshok.com
Business: New-media
Date: 12/8/02
Work: Website • Logo • Design • Illustration • Print • Photoshop retouching • 3D animation • Animation

About: This is quite an amusing example of an early website for Deshok. It has everything, from 3D animation to music and voice overs and was intended as an example of what can be achieved with the technology, as well as a showcase for Deshok's work. Enjoy the site but you may want to turn your volume down first : )

Deshok.com - "40 degrees show Earls Court London".

Client: Deshok.com
Business: Company promotion
Date: 10/11/03
Work: Logo • Design • Illustration • Print • Photoshop

About: Back in 2001 –2003, Deshok participated in the “40 Degrees Show” London, a promotional exercise. The show was for street fashion and so a cool image and striking colour palette were chosen to really stand out against other marketing materials that would be floating about. The character "Jane Gunn" was created to lift the promotion from the bland and to give the client something of Deshok. Business cards, Flyers, Tee shirts and Combat Jackets were all designed and produced to help with this mission and with it's surprisingly successful outcome.

EMpwr Ltd - "High Energy Business Mentor".

Client: Emma Wimhurst - EMpwr
Business: Business Mentor
Date: 16/10/08
Work: Website • Logo • Design • Illustration • Print

About: Cosmetics millionaire and all-round, top flight business woman; Emma Wimhurst wanted a totally integrated, continuity of style, for her new business mentoring project and brand.

For Goodness Shakes - "A world class sports recover drink".

Client: For Goodness Shakes
Business: Sports recover drinks
Date: 27/4/05
Work: Design • Illustration • Photoshop • Animation

About: Deshok was commissioned by W3D to produce this entertaining, animated, introduction, for the For Goodness Shakes website.

Faith - "High Street footwear brand".

Client: Faith High St footwear retailer
Business: High street footwear retail
Date: 23/10/02
Work: Design • Illustration

About: This was a favourite illustration project for Deshok as provided a real – “We did that” feel, every time it was seen in high street stores or swinging off point of sale. Although Deshok was proud to product these illustrations and help develop the Faith character, it was very heavily inspired and art directed by the client on behalf of Faith shoe stores.

Gablehurst - "A Boutique B&B in the hart of the New Forest".

Client: Gablehurst Bed & Breakfast
Business: Bed & Breakfast accommodation
Date: 20/2/08
Work: Website • Logo • Design • Photography • Photoshop retouching

About: A unique boutique B&B, located in the hart of the New Forest, Gablehurst required a simple presentation for the establishment. Presenting It’s rooms, facilities and beautiful location in the form of large, high-resolution photography and extensive galleries. To set the scene and inspire bookings.

Glass Exchange - "Double glazing maintenance".

Client: Glass Exchange
Business: Double glazing maintenance franchise
Date: 2/8/09
Work: Website • Design • Animation

About: Glass Exchange commissioned Deshok.com to design and implement a new, multimedia rich, Internet presentation, to promote the Glass Exchange franchise, brand and services. Requiring a website that would be both, strong with-in search engines, visually dynamic and interesting to the visitor, this HTML
Flash hybrid is fit for purpose.

Mo'jive - "Put the X- factor into your modern jive dancing".

Client: Mo'jive Ltd
Business: Dance & Entertainment
Date: 20/6/07
Work: Website • Logo • Design • Print • Photoshop retouching • Consultancy

About: Together with Mo'jive's marketing department, Deshok has created a website, brand & printed material that informs Mo'jive patrons of what events
are on, provides information for new customers and promotes Mo'jive's full product range and special offers while remaining visually stunning and entertaining.

Neill Crawford - "And all that jazz, Nice".

Client: Neill Crawford
Business: Jazz musician and tutor
Date: 26/3/09
Work: Website • Logo • Design • Photoshop retouching

About: This website presentation for Jazz musician; Neill Crawford was an excellent use of the technology as it allowed Neill to showcase his music in fully streamed, stereo, 48kbps mp3 without lengthy down-loads or the need for the visitor, to down-load other plug-ins.

Premier Print - "A greener print company".

Client: Premier Print
Business: Litho and digital, print and design
Date: 3/8/05
Work: Website • Design • Photoshop retouching

About: An informative website was called for in this occasion and the client wanted something a little different, to the usually printers portfolio. Instead, the website was allowed to inspire confidence, in a print job well done with it’s bright, primary colours and clean, polished look and feel.

Purewell Timber Buildings - "Quality timber buildings".

Client: Purewell Timer Buildings Ltd
Business: Secondary timber buildings
Date: 18/7/06
Work: Website • Logo • Design • Illustration • Animation

About: Deshok was given a fairly open brief here. It was to present the three main Purewell Timber ranges and to pick out popular models with-in those ranges,
as features. The budget allowed for a little more creativity then the client was expecting and was very pleased with the outcome.

ShokBot- "The award winning Deshok website for 07-08.

Client: Deshok.com
Business: Internet & graphic design
Date: 2/5/07
Work: Website • Logo • Design • Illustration • Print • Photoshop retouching • Animation

About: This award winning website for Deshok, was central to a campaign, that generated over £20,000 worth of extra sales for 07-  08. The theme was; “Communication technology with a friendly face”. So the ShokBot character was developed to put forward that message. This was aimed at start-up entrepreneurs, who felt that the Internet was the way forward but didn't’ know where to get started. This is where Deshok was able to help.

Select Interiors - "A family run business".

Client: Select Interiors Ltd
Business: Bespoke, hand crafted furniture
Date: 11/8/06
Work: Website • Logo • Design • Photoshop retouching • Animation

About: Simple yet visual inspiring. This website features overviews about Select Interiors and their key product ranges, which are supported by concise product galleries. Intended to inspire the customer to email, or call for more information. Select Interiors recognise the strength of the personal touch so this website is intended to enhance that, not replace it.

SOS Lynx - "The plight of the Iberian Lynx".

Client: SOS Lynx
Business: Wildlife consrvation
Date: 31/3/08
Work: Website • Logo • Design • Print • Photoshop retouching • Animation

About: SOSLynx.org was originally intended as an awareness project to promote the plight of the endangered Iberian Lynx. It has since become
a major sources of news and information, attracting 25,000 visits from around the world per month.

Tradesman Express - "Hand fitted Kitchens & Bathrooms".

Client: Tradesman Express
Business: Bespoke, hand fitted, Kitchens and Bathrooms
Date: 15/6/05
Work: Website • Design • Photography • Photoshop retouching • Animation

About: This project is an excellent example of a strong client designer collaboration and what can be achieved, when client and designer listen to each other. Here the carefully guided challenge, was to create a website that closely followed design parameters, laid down in earlier printed and off the page materials and the use of strong, primary colours that have become a major part of the Tradesman express brand.

Water Scenes - "Water Feature Design".

Client: Water Feature Design
Business: Aquatic landscape specialists
Date: 20/2/09
Work: Website • Logo • Design • Photoshop retouching • Consultancy • SEO / SEM

About: Water Feature design provides many services, ranging from restoration to pond design and installation. The challenge here was to cover each subject sufficiently, without making the site look busy or to complicated to use.


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very capable of delivering big things on a global stage.

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