The Women’s Research Engineers Network (WREN) is a community designed to support women in their engineering careers by creating a place for users to connect internationally, share ideas and have their voices heard. Launched just recently, we’re very proud to be involved in this initiative and looking forward to it gaining great momentum.
Women make up only 30% of the workforce in STEM based careers, and men vastly outnumber women majoring in most STEM fields at a University level. The gender gaps are particularly high in some of the fastest-growing and highest-paid jobs of the future, like computer science and engineering.
One Agency Zeidler Waller
A leader in the Illawarra real estate market with over 30 years of local experience. One Agency Zeidler Waller engaged our team to design and develop a brand new website that best conveys their deep experience in not only selling and leasing local real estate, but their commitment in creating strong partnerships with their clients in helping them achieve great results. From gaining a thorough understanding of their needs and wants of their broad range of customers, our team set out to create a simple, engaging and easy-to-use website that exclaims to users that the One Agency Zeidler Waller team will not only help you sell or lease your property, but help you move from one stage of life to the next.
Having forged an upstanding reputation as the go-to catering specialists for events in the Illawarra and South Coast, the Culinarius team had been so busy creating amazing event experiences for their clients, that their website had been left by the wayside and no longer depicted the brand that they have grown to become. In need of a refresh, we approached this brief with the goal of creating the best events catering website out there. The aim was to capture the vibrancy of the events industry while ensuring an uncluttered user experience that their prospective customers will love. Allowing users to easily navigate their way to desired services or menu pages based on the requirements of their upcoming events with clear calls to action at every turn.
An app designed by parents for parents. As parents of young children, our team put our parent hat on in collaboration with Healthy Cities to design and execute a new web app, Play Illawarra. With so many parks in the area we found that many parents didn’t know the hidden gems found around them. Whether it’s for your own sanity or to give the kids some much needed outside play time, often you find yourself making your way to the park many times a week. I know we did. The problem is that there are over 500 parks within the Illawarra and there was no resource for parents to access information about new parks and whether they were worth the travel. With user research to drive our decisions, we worked with Healthy Cities to solve this problem whilst making it an enjoyable and easy experience.
Indigenous Basketball Australia
Using Basketball as the vehicle, the newly formed Indigenous Basketball Australia (IBA) are making big moves in the development and growth of young Indigenous Australians.
“IBA has designed a new and exciting basketball program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people which is designed to inspire and motivate our young people to be proud of their culture and identity. The IBA will support these participants in realising their dreams, whether it’s on or off the basketball court including fulfilling their dreams of higher education or seeking opportunities to advance in a range of careers, studying to become doctors and nurses or becoming community leaders and role models of the future.”
Cedars Christian College
Building great working relationships with our clients is the most important part of what we do. We’ve working with Cedars for over 4 years, delivering a number of print and digital assets for a variety of their marketing campaigns. When the opportunity arose for them to completely revamp their public facing websites, they reached out for our involvement in the design and execution of their website and broader digital marketing objectives. The old website had simply run its course and was no longer effective in delivering the type of user experience the college wanted for their audience. It was also becoming increasingly difficult to create fresh and relevant content. This new website showcases what a modern school website should be. Built on the WordPress platform and with a React.js front end, the Cedars website will now work hard in delivering the professional and forward thing ethos that goes into everything they do.
Wollongong CBD Directory
The Wollongong CBD project is close to our heart. Being a local Wollongong business located in the CBD area, we were a great fit to deliver this new web app for Wollongong City Council. The City Centre Team identified the need to develop a public facing website to better promote the Wollongong CBD as a vibrant, exciting and fun place to visit for the local community and visitors. Our solution does a great job to encourage people to explore and enjoy the Wollongong CBD and keep visitors updated and excited about ongoing and upcoming events, while also giving users information and resources for finding and building better relationships with local businesses. User research and UX design were a key factor to this projects success. The final product is simple to use while being engaging and visually appealing to a wide audience.
Bridge Project Solutions
After our successful completion of the i3net Website and the UOW Innovation Campus website, the team at Bridge Project solutions approached us to help them inject some professionalism and life into their digital presence. The result is a bespoke website build that heavily focuses on their identified target market and works hard to direct users to the information they need without fuss. As always though, it is our mission to not only make our websites functionally superior, but also deliver a visually appealing user experience in an effort to set our clients apart from their competition.
Our local favourite started 2020 with a sleek new website to embody their new look and business direction. This saw 3 websites combine into one, with Kiama and North Beach Kiosk also getting a page to call their own. We had the pleasure of collaborating with their graphic designer/illustrator to bring their brand to life online. The subtle details and clean aesthetic is a key characteristic of this site that we enjoyed exploring. It has kept the site fresh, vibrant and quirky in its own way.
MyTreasur-e is a robust cash flow and treasury Management System that provides leading companies like LINFOX with software that assists them with cash management, payment and risk activities. It is a product that is ‘powerfully’ simple and based on the principle of making treasury responsibilities user-friendly and stress-free. Their new brand, website and logo all work in unison to bring to life MyTreasur-e’s key business values and build trust and loyalty with potential and long-term customers.
Dance Factor with Jessica Walker took a step in the right direction when they engaged us to redevelop and implement a new public-facing website. The custom design has given them an opportunity to showcase the characteristics that differentiate themselves within the dance industry and give them a platform they can more effectively engage with their community. They have really embraced the capabilities of the site by taking the time to share their story through text, imagery, and video and are continually finding ways to add value to their content. It also gave them a platform to implement an online timetable and enrolment form process that is accessible within a mobile-friendly interface. These features ultimately have improved how Dance Factor function internally as a business whilst also providing a more enjoyable and intuitive experience for their users – an overall win, win for everyone.
Food Fairness Illawarra
We finished the logo and the rest of the pieces fell into place. This project found us exploring a new brand and a fresh website that got everyone talking.
Food Fairness Illawarra is a community coalition that works towards educating, connecting and advocating for food security, sustainability and accessibility. They came to us with the main goal of building a brand that took their organisation to the next level of professionalism, whilst presenting a public-facing identity that could exude fun and togetherness. Their new website aims to drive awareness and change within the local food community and encourage involvement in the exciting activities and events that occur throughout the Illawarra. With an extensive business directory and content-heavy resources, it has grabbed the attention of the food security community and has really defied everyone’s expectations.
Sylvania High School
Sylvania High School offers a broad and exciting curriculum that encourages students to develop essential skills, knowledge and understanding. A school that has dedicated almost 50 years to education and one of many schools now embracing technology in the classroom.
When starting this project we recognised the integral role the website played in the school, being the central hub for parents, teachers and both current and prospective students. Despite the existing website being highly successful, it no longer reflected the schools evolved brand and was notably outdated. The new website saw updates in menu layout, the introduction of video and most importantly, improvements in the mobile screen experience.
Runner Duck Coffee
Runner Duck Coffee was the new coffee shop on the block in early 2019 and required an original visual brand and a fresh new website. When starting this project we recognised the importance of building a distinguishable brand that could compete in an already very competitive market.
To achieve this we focused on establishing an identity that had a lasting impact in both digital and print. We did this by letting the brand colours, fonts and logo do the talking. Within the span of 6 months we designed and produced a full brand identity, ecommerce website, packaging, stickers, signs and coasters.
Project Portfolio Management (PPM) is a leading engineering project management company based in Wollongong, Sydney and Perth. The company is built on strong values that include quality, care, integrity and candour. When it came to a website, PPM needed to demonstrate these business values and the quality of their service offering.
With this in mind, video and images were an important aspect of what we delivered, along with a strong, refreshed branding and focus on information architecture. We put the end-user as our focus, spending a lot of time on the experience when navigating large amounts of information. The homepage video was a huge highlight for PPM as it portrays their purpose and service offering in the first few moments of opening the website, making a great first impression.
Betschwar & Co
Betschwar & Co is a contemporary real estate agency situated in the heart of Wollongong. They focus on building meaningful connections with their clients and delivering a service that is authentic and transparent. Betschwar & Co came approached us with the vision of flipping the Real Estate game on its head. They wanted to do things differently… better.
Our brief focused on creating a credible, contemporary and relatable brand that would engage and welcome Betschwar and Co’s target market. The end result is a website that generates excitement and shows off the amazing properties on offer, operating seamlessly across desktop and mobile devices.
Situated in Wollongong, the Innovation Campus is an internationally recognised campus that nurtures the success of innovative organisations, big and small. They are recognised for their world class facilities and research institute connections, specifically the University of Wollongong. The Innovation Campus felt that their existing website required a public face lift in order to better promote their future initiatives and brand identity.
This project challenged us to adopt the whole concept of “Innovation” and produce a solution that takes users on a journey. A user experience that communicates purpose and demonstrates the impact the Innovation Campus has on a global scale. The end result is a product that capitalises on Innovation and shows off everything the campus has to offer.
Savvy Fitness is an award winning and leading outdoor business in the Illawarra, delivering outdoor group fitness classes for over 12 years. When taking on this project we were honoured to support a local business with their creative and digital goals so they could continue to excel and grow within their industry.
The main requirements from the brief was to elevate their brand and tailor a website specifically for their needs that would drive both engagement and results to all areas of the business. With their site being a key point of contact, we worked closely with with their team to ensure that we produced a solution that portrayed an exciting first impression of their business. The results really speak for themselves.
Port Hacking High School
The end result of the Port Hacking High School project exceeded expectations by challenging the boundaries of what a school website and brand “should be”. Our initial brief from the school was to produce an updated logo and a new brand that acknowledged their traditions but more importantly, the school’s enthusiasm and passion for innovative learning.
We carried this thought process through to the website, making sure to position the user at the centre of all decisions. Consequently, the website has become a main hub for parents, students and the community to connect and experience Port Hackings unique personality.
Science Space was a project that provided us with an opportunity to explore a newly designed creative brand identity that was full of potential.
With their original website lacking in usability and brand awareness we took on the challenge to explore the possibilities of how we could integrate their new branding into a highly functional design. This ultimately created a unique and fun user experience that has been well-received. Whilst their branding and user engagement was a priority, we also invested a lot of time into ensuring that the user was able to get to where they needed to go easily and intuitively. With these two factors in mind, the design came together effortlessly, producing a highly successful website that not only elevates their brand identity but also uplifts their visitor engagement and user satisfaction.
Max Wood & Sons Builders
Max Wood & Sons Builders is a local business that was established in 1975 and since then has continued to grow as a trustworthy and well-respected company within the Illawarra and South Coast. We worked with MWS to build a solution that was functional and responsive, while also developing a brand that gives them a professional edge in their industry.
During this process, we recognised the need to redesign their logo so that the branding was consistent and timeless, yet reflective of their skill set. This allowed us to deliver a beautiful and modern solution that would help them not only build an online presence but also stay relevant for many years to come.
Breakout Bar is an exciting new Wollongong business that strongly believe in immersive experiences and innovation. With this in mind we knew the website would need to bring the unique Breakout brand to life whilst prioritising ease of access to information and bookings. The final result is extremely rewarding, allowing us to push the boundaries of web design whilst maintaining a positive and enjoyable user experience.
Blue Athletic is a Wollongong based Cycling and Yoga studio that came to us with the need to update and improve their current site. The existing solution was not meeting business requirements in terms of functionality and user engagement. Our solution focused on optimising user experience for increased conversions and greater user satisfaction. With conversion being the ultimate priority, we also took the opportunity to better integrate the Blue Athletic brand throughout the site.
ViVO Digital have been working with the NSW Institute of Sport since 2015 to provide an industry leading website experience for their community, athletes and coaches. Our input into their digital experience has been a fully custom and responsive WordPress Website and email marketing templates. A lot of effort has been invested to ensure the user has an engaging experience while still being able to get to where they need to go easily and intuitively.
The immediate results have been significant uplifts in visits to the website. In addition to providing a comprehensive explanation of the NSWIS sports and coaching offerings, the website also serves as a digital hub for NSWIS news, social activity and events.
Kirrawee High School
We have built a number of school websites now, however this one takes the cake. Our official proposal from the forward thinking Principal was to build an experience unlike any other school website out there. Video had to be a big part of what we delivered, along with strong branding and a pivotal approach to information architecture.
We spent a lot of time looking at what the purpose of the website would be and made the user the focus of every decision and feature. By making the user the focus, we were able to deliver a school website experience tailored for students, parents and the wider school community.
Working with Simple Cycles since their inception has been such a rewarding experience. The team truly understands the need for a strong brand presence and the importance of sticking to their brand guidelines. This allows them to now have one of the most recognisable independent cycle shop brands out there. Although we did not develop the initial logo and style guide, we have adapted it into the brand the business enjoys today.
Our work with Simple Cycles has seen us develop a range of printed and digital assets for them. These have included:
Sydney Technical High School
Sydney Technical High School is steeped in tradition. It is one of the five crowning original High Schools in New South Wales. Our brief from the school was to initially generate a new brand and updated logo, then follow through to a new website and intranet to better reflect the professional standards of the school.
The final results speak for themselves. The brand is strong and respectful to the schools history and stature, while the website is engaging and attractive to the users and the wider school community.
Purkiss Building + Construction
With the housing sector being such a booming commodity over the past number of years, individuality and precision have become a necessity when people are searching for a builder. However, quality still being the number one priority. Purkiss Building + Construction epitomised these traits and accordingly demanded a website that reflected this. We worked with Purkiss Building + Construction to build a new website and branding that gave them a professional edge on the competition while still staying within their modest marketing budget. We were able to deliver a beautiful, engaging and professional first impression for their audience. It is functional and responsive, and will work efficiently to transform visitors into clients.
At ViVO Digital we love working with trades to build their online presence and to help them generate more business through their website and online marketing. If you are a trade in need of a professional and highly effective website as part of your marketing strategy, please give us a call or contact us via this website to get started today.
SOTO Consulting Engineers
SOTO Consulting Engineers are one of our oldest customers. We have been working with them since 2013 to enforce their brand as one of the most recognisable in the local Illawarra engineering industry. Our initial engagement was to work on giving them a clear and consistent brand image across all applications, from branding through to web. This was achieved through a clear and concise set of brand guidelines. From a digital perspective, the company’s website has been an ever evolving tool that consistently drives excellent engagement from their target audiences. The site is a custom WordPress solution with many bespoke enhancements for SEO and usability.
High Design Aluminium
High Design Aluminium (HDA) is a window manufacturing company based in the Southern Highlands NSW, servicing the Illawarra, South Coast and Goulburn regions.
HDA hadn’t touched their existing website since its launch in 2009. Despite the content still being relevant to day-to-day business, the site no longer reflected the company’s evolved brand and processes.