Mar 1 2013

Happy St David’s Day

The team at S8080 wish you all a very happy St David’s Day – Wales’ national day. Treat yourself to a bunch of daffodils for your desk and knock up a batch of Welsh Cakes.

The persistent winter rain seems to have stopped for the moment and the mornings and evenings are getting lighter. It looks like spring is finally with us. A wonderful time of year.

Our good friends at asked us to help them celebrate St David’s Day by creating a little interactive and iPad friendly fun. Visit their interactive home and learn more about Wales.

s8080 ipad interactive home

Mar 1 2011

Google says happy St Davids Day

Google’s little tribute to Wales on the 1st March 2011…

One of my favourite things about St David’s Day is that winter is pretty much over. Lambs, daffs, tree buds, driving home from work in daylight.

Only a few short months until summer. Yeah!

BTW – check this out, our latest St David’s Day interactive quiz for

Mar 12 2010

Keeping you in the air

We recently launched a large content managed website for TES Aviation Group – a large international, but Wales based aircraft engine management company.

For Matt and myself, it was one of those dream jobs – a fascinating subject, a great group of people and a thoroughly professional and forward looking organisation. One of the highlights of our initial alignment workshops was the tour of their vast facility in Bridgend, south Wales and getting up close to some of the most powerful engines in the world. A schoolboy dream.

We worked through our UX (user experience) processes, spending considerable time talking with the various teams in the organisation, gathering valuable insight into a very complex industry and its own unique set of interactions between client and supplier.

These interviews, combined with alignment sessions with the sales and marketing director and his team, user journey design, process mapping, competitor review and content audit meant we could design the IA (Information Architecture) and wireframe prototype matching the user’s’ needs tightly to TES’s business objectives.

Then our creative and interactive teams were let loose on the look and feel, extending their existing brand into online. The design was then wrapped around our content management system enabling the TES teams to keep their content up to date from anywhere in the world at any time of day or night (these guys travel a lot!).

The site is attracting a lot of industry interest as the analytics are already proving.

We look forward to a long and interesting relationship with TES. It is worth a visit just to see the most amazing (and valuable) coffee table in Wales – made of scrapped titanium aircraft parts.

Oct 16 2008

We Won!

S8080’s Wales 1000 Things website picked up an award at the recent CIM Wales Marketing Awards, Canmol (Welsh for ‘praise’).

The best of Welsh marketing was celebrated at the awards dinner with 60 entries being whittled down to five winners. We are obviously chuffed to bits and so is the 1000 Things team.