Making personalised videos beautiful: Nicework and Infoslips

Infoslips create personalised video for companies, resulting in a higher engagement and learning retention rate for the viewer.To illustrate the possibilities of these unique videos, Nicework created the fictional brand 'Veracity'. The story follows a Veracity employee on his unique journey at the company he works for.  The design allows for many moments of personal …

CreativeMornings Johannesburg turned 5 we made it happen

Building the creative community in Johannesburg and South Africa are very close to our hearts. Which is one of the reasons we have been running CreativeMornings in Johannesburg for the last 5 years. Since September 2017 we have hosted 53 talks for 3253 different people.  https://vimeo.com/292301817 There was even a photo booth https://vimeo.com/292935017 Special thanks …

PRINT IS DEAD!

Well, that is what you want everyone to believe. We think we are living in the age where we print has evolved from every day to something special. Printing something presents an opportunity to establish an emotional connection with a reader. When we started Nicework 11 years ago every branding job involved the production of …

Nice Magazine: A plan (already behind), the selection of objects and the slow move in a positive direction

Every good project starts with a well-laid plan. Team Nicework set out with a collaborative, agile planning session. We broke the project down into epics and task. You can even see the original publish date of February 2018. “Everyone has a plan until you get punched in the face” — Mike Tyson 2018 has already …

Nice Magazine: An open archaeological design exploration

Having been in the design world for nearly two decades, I have identified a few simple signs that a creative company has been around for a while. The first, a collection of ageing or dead Macintoshs, usually accompanied by some sort of grumble that “they don’t make these like they used to.”. The second is …

The Vignelli Canon

I recently re-listened to this podcast featuring the late Massimo Vignelli, best-known for creating the iconic New York City subway map, discusses intellectual elegance, education, love, the pitfalls of marketing, and his long career in design. I urge you to download the  Vingelli Canon a concise bible of his approach to designing just about anything. This …

Case Study: Virgin Money Insurance Price Freeze

We were approached by Network BBDO to create animated inserts of a 30 second TV commercial for Virgin Money Insurance. Our Challenge: a collage-type look that gave the feeling of information collected from different sources. This meant designing and animating in 6 different styles. Our favourite, the eight-bit video style designed on a grid and animated with traditional …