Holmanmedia

Project

Core TV Solutions

Core TV was born out of Inview technology to focus on the middleware market. Based in the north of England, Core TVs goal was to make Pay TV a profitable and successful business.

Brief

Build and identify a corporate vision for potential investors and Pay TV operators.

What I did

  • Establish brand identity
  • Wireframing & prototypes
  • Logo design
  • Website
  • Illustrations and print
  • Digital presentations

Logo

I started by drawing various ideas on paper, there was no brief at this point so I had to come up with the concept. I took the name Core and started to define its meaning.

One definition of core is “…central to its existence”, and being a global company, I started looking into earth and globe abstract shapes.

I wanted to work the shape into the text of the logo, the shape could be used on its own once its been associated with the brand.

I presented the options and went through them and my thought processes. I had my favourite early on but it was important to explore alternative avenues.

Font

After research and investigation, font BARLOW was selected to match the modern look I was hoping to achieve.

Palette

Website development

I designed high-fidelity wireframes first in Figma.

Usually I design in XD but thought it was a good opportunity to try the software, I was impressed with it. The only thing I didn’t like is how the sharing works to other users.

Once I was happy with the layout I mocked up high-fidelity screens using the defined colours and font. The website was built using Bootstrap to be fully responsive.

Presentations

To offer the sales team variation, I designed two colour schemes that could be used together in the same presentation.

Stationary

Testimonials

“Mike's versatility and range of skills in the creative industry; graphic design, photography, UI/UX design, web design, to name a few, provided the whole design team with a clear vision on projects we worked on.”

George Bishop

Graphic Designer

“Calm, resourceful, creative, conscious of time demands, a great pro-active communicator and the ability/mindset to just get things done.”

Graham Cooke

Lead Product Manager

“He has an excellent attention to detail and is always willing to help others. He has a wealth of knowledge and ideas to share and can be relied upon to get a job done properly and in a timely manner.”

Ian Brunt

Chief Systems Architect

“He's a talented designer with the skills that reach beyond just the design as he's always looking for ways to push the boundaries of how we can make our product better.”

Sangeetha Rathnakuma

Java Developer

“Mike is a professional UI designer always seeing the product from the customers perspective and forever challenging his own designs to provide the best customer experience.”

Paul Newton

Head of Engineering

“I would recommend Mike for any UI/UX/Design role without hesitation. He is a consummate professional, a talented designer and his drive to improve processes means he would thrive at any company.”

David Austin

Director of Research and Development

“He was instrumental in the design and planning of our Media Broadcast Centre, and has coordinated its use for both filmed and live video production, audio recording, and photography. I cannot recommend his services highly enough.”

Graham Holland

eLearning Support Officer

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