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Digital Media Services offered by Originate Media - Web Design and Development Agency based in Knysna on the Garden Route of South Africa. Our clients range from Commercial Businesses, Hospitality Businesses, Online Shops and even Recruitment Agencies.

WEB DESIGN

Website design is a constantly evolving service area of our business, when we started off the designs were quite different from what they look like now.

With advances in mobile/ smartphones and the drop in bandwidth costs more and more people are using their devices to access websites.

We still build for the optimal experience - such as desktop and laptop - wide screens and multimedia but have graceful fullbacks to the mobile and tablets - where content is primary and design gives way to that. All of our website projects begin with a custom design, depending on the clients budget we usually provide up to 3 different website designs to choose from. We love using Adobe Fireworks, as the work flow is fast and we can do some rapid prototyping - this is important as many clients like to tweak the designs to suit their personal taste/ reflect their unique proposition.

ONLINE BUSINESS CONSULTANCY

So you’ve decided you want to take your business online, or find more clients online but you don’t know where to even begin.

So you’ve decided you want to take your business online, or find more clients online but you don’t know where to even begin. In the past you would go to an advertising agency, but now you find them spouting outdated advice or trying to sell you some costly print solution. Like some flyers or a magazine advert or newspaper editorial - all of which have an extremely short shelf-life.

CUSTOM CODING

From time to time a project comes our way where a client needs help with their code.

With advances in mobile/ smartphones and the drop in bandwidth costs more and more people are using their devices to access websites.

From time to time a project comes our way where a client needs help with their code - maybe its all a mess like spaghetti or maybe its been written by 5 different Indians without a clue of the endgame functionality - whatever the reason we are happy to get involved. Our custom coding skills make us a very popular ally with other designers who need to translate a design into an HTML page or Joomla Template or Wordpress theme.

ILLUSTRATION ART

Sometimes to really capture the essence of a brand or concept a hand drawn illustration is what’s required.

And then sometimes, just having a nice illustration is all its really about. At Originate we are all about the art. Making elements with loving intent, enjoying the process as much as the final result.

Illustration work is certainly something we enjoy doing, requiring a clear brief from our client and their input in the progress to finally arrive at a beautiful artwork.

LOGO & BRAND DEVELOPMENT

We believe that a logo is more than just a pretty graphic, logos in our view should impart some essence of the business that they represent.

Back in the old days when we were still living in caves every now and then a designery fellow would stand up amongst his peers and smear markings on the walls - these marking were the roots of graphic design from pictures of antelope to mythical creatures and folklore the pictures became iconic and took on symbolic meanings...

Logo Design or Corporate Identity Design is about making a graphic that portrays the entity,

PHOTOGRAPHY

Professional images are such an important part of a successful web presence.

Our in-house photographer works closely with our design team to capture imagery that will showcase our clients products in the best light, representing all they have to offer in a professional way...

WEB DEVELOPMENT

Following on from the website design process we next move in the website development phase.

Following on from the website design process we next move in the website development phase. This is broken down into 2 parts: Part 1 - creating the Custom Joomla Template, in this part we take apart the design composite (Design) and liberate all design assets we will require - like the logo, the background images, the colours, gradients and textures.

GRAPHIC DESIGN

We come from a Graphic Design Advertising Agency background, having worked overseas in Spain for 6 years in various design departments both in-house and as Agency Creative Director.

We have a world of experience when it comes to the fine art of Graphic Design. Having designed and printed everything from Business Cards and Billboards to Lifestyle Magazines and Newspaper Spreads we are confident we can design something that truly represents each of our clients in as unique a way as they are.

Design without meaning is... well meaningless...

Working from our Studio on Leisure Isle in Knysna we are inspired to design eye-catching works of art that both inspire action and inform the viewer.

ONLINE MARKETING & SEO

Social Media Marketing is about matching you our client with the best social media platform or platforms around where you can realise the greatest return on your online investment.

With so many to choose from we will advise you on the best course of action to suit your unique business. Promoting your business on Facebook with a facebook page will be quite different from engaging with your readers on Twitter.

WEBSITE HOSTING & DOMAIN REGISTRATION

As part of our Digital Media Management service we also offer web hosting and domain registration and depending on your particular requirements we provide informed advice on the best route forward.

We work on a Linux Servers running PHP, MySQL database support and some kind of control panel to access key data such as web stats, FTP datasheets and the easy creation of Email Addresses.

DIGITAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT

Across South Africa the vast majority of our clients run successful businesses that require their full attention,

So when it comes to managing their own website they prefer to hand-over the work to an online advertising agency capable of doing a professional job while keeping the cost down to make it worthwhile. So we offer a professional Digital Media Management service, where you can focus on running your business to the best of your ability and outsource your online marketing and website management to us. This type of service is typically used by our Hotels, ECommerce Sites and Real Estate clients.

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