Focusing on the creative culture, the Hive is a brand that aims to bring like minded people together. I work with them on all web related ideas, from the initial concepts to fully responsive websites, and everything in between.
Building on the success of Hive Life, Hivers was created to build on the new creative community. I came into the project after receiving a bunch of wireframes and an unfinished brand.
After tidying up the branding, my main task was to design the UI for the app from the wireframes. Using Hive Life as a base I created a UI that feels similar enough but also stands on its own. I also enjoyed creating some custom icons for the app (love that globe!).
Hive Life Website
Collating all the creative things happening around the Hive locations worldwide, I wanted to make this site as clear and clean as possible, make the content stand out. We went back and forth a little over designs, for example some news sites have a lot more filling up the screen. However we didn't want the clutter, and also probably won't have as many stories as some of the others.
Each page allows users to further progress through the site with ease, suggesting related stories or offering chances to head to a new topic. I designed and built it to try and keep the user on the site and engaged as much as possible. I think it turned out really well and the client was really happy with it.
The Hive Life brand actually started as this email. I designed it as a separate thing from the Hive branded sites, although the stories were coming from there.
I helped to create the new logo and style of the email which goes out once a month. I then started to develop the responsive template using a MailChimp template as a base. I had to customise it a fair bit though as the MailChimp defaults can be very restricting. It is also developed with the user in mind, as it will be edited once a month for the next campaign.
The Hive Network
Hive Life is the latest project I have worked on from the Hive networks. The company span 4 countries in Southeast Asia with plans to expand further. I have designed and built websites for all of the companies locations and brands. For example I completely redesigned the Hive locations sites as these were the shop window for everything Hive related across the world. The are all built using custom Wordpress themes and are fully responsive.