Hambly Freeman

Graphic & Digital Design

WordPress & Web Development

We are a highly experienced and personable team of designers and developers, based in the centre of Exeter, South West UK. We specialise in the creation of bespoke WordPress powered websites, graphic and digital design and corporate branding.

Hambly Freeman Ltd have over 30 years of combined experience in web development and work extensively with WordPress to create bespoke CMS websites. We are proficient in modern web technologies, like HTML5, PHP, SASS, jQuery and Ajax, and have a diverse range of responsive, e-commerce and multilingual websites in our portfolio.

We are comprehensively experienced in designing responsive websites and creating corporate branding and advertising material for both print and digital mediums.

We are always on the lookout for new and exciting graphic design and website development projects. We regularly work alongside other agencies in a collaborative capacity.

We have an office in the centre of Exeter, Devon. However, our client list is not location-driven. Please do get in touch to discuss your project.

Recent Work

Design, development and collaboration

A. N. Other

  • WordPress
  • Responsive
  • E-Commerce
  • Custom Features

We were enlisted to build a high-quality front-end presentation and build a highly customised e-commerce platform for a new fragrance concept business in Miami, USA. The site makes heavy use of AJAX to deliver content smoothly and seamlessly while WooCommerce provides the business backbone, tying in with multiple third party service providers to give the client an easy to manage sales platform alongside a visually impressive, but subtle shop window.

In collaboration with Socio Design

Aeonik

  • WordPress
  • Responsive
  • E-Commerce
  • Data Capture
  • Custom Features

Development of responsive e-commerce website to promote the first collaborative font family by Mark Bloom (Mash Creative) and Joe Leadbeater. We used WooCommerce as a base to create a highly bespoke shop page that incorporates Ajax-powered on-the-fly pricing calculations (including multiple license discounts). The front page features interactive elements such as the type tester, character grid and piece de resistance — the interactive hero image that uses the latest variable font technology.

In collaboration with Mash Creative

Carter Geering

  • Web Design
  • WordPress
  • Responsive
  • Branding
  • Data Capture
  • Data Output
  • Custom Features

We designed and developed a responsive and dynamically populated website for a local, long-established estate agency firm. As part of a rebrand, we created an original logo and identity for the business and applied this to stationery and promotional material, as well as designing their new sale boards. Properties on the website are automatically listed, with data pulled directly from the company's property database.

Cognitive Law

  • WordPress
  • Responsive

This Brighton-based client had an existing website built on a poorly-modified WordPress theme. We were tasked with building a brand new, future-proof responsive website that adhered to a new design and allowed for additional features and functionality to be added.

In collaboration with Studio Gallant

CoType Foundry

  • WordPress
  • Responsive
  • E-Commerce
  • Data Capture
  • Custom Features

Development of responsive e-commerce website to promote Aeonik and three new font families by Mark Bloom (Mash Creative). We used WooCommerce as a base and created a highly bespoke add-to-cart facility that incorporates Ajax-powered on-the-fly pricing calculations (including multiple license discounts). Each font page features interactive elements such as the type tester and character grid. Additional information pages, including various custom features, help round things off.

In collaboration with Mash Creative

Design District

  • WordPress
  • Responsive
  • Data Output
  • Custom Features

We worked with Socio Design to produce this highly bespoke, dynamic and innovative web site to promote the Design District, a new creative destination for London on Greenwich Peninsula. This was a two part project that saw us first launching a social media powered showcase of artists wanting to #keeplondoncreative, before rolling out the full site as part of the Design District's launch event. One of our most high profile projects to date.

In collaboration with Socio Design

Fabrikken

  • WordPress
  • Responsive
  • Data Capture
  • Custom Features

Responsive and interactive website for a real estate development in Trondheim, Norway. The website promotes 52 contemporary new apartments, converted from a 1913 chocolate factory and features an interactive 3D illustration of the property that allows quick access to the individual apartment listings.

In collaboration with Johanne Lian Olsen

Facebook Cannes Lions 2015

  • WordPress
  • Responsive
  • Custom Features

We were approached to develop a very brand-focused event website for Facebook to promote a staff-only event they hold in Cannes, France. Hosted on Wordpress VIP, the build required a high level of code and security efficiency.

In collaboration with Innovision

Foodpeople

  • WordPress
  • Responsive
  • Data Output
  • Multi-Lingual
  • Custom Features

An extensive multilingual development for Copenhagen-based commercial bakery, Food People. A flexible blocks system was created to allow the client to sculpt pages out of a plethora of custom modules, each with their own unique settings and customisable features. The navigation menu features a type-ahead search and related images for each page and search result. The products database, which was populated via a semi-automatic data import, was a particular triumph, as along with being multilingual, the product archive and filter system allows custom block content to be embedded directly into the filtered results, which each major category having both introductory and extra information blocks housed within.

In collaboration with Double Projects

GB Card and Partners

  • Web Design
  • WordPress
  • Responsive

We designed and developed a responsive website for this specialist engineering consultancy with a national and international reputation for delivering solutions to challenging civil and environmental engineering problems. The site makes extensive use of high-impact photography and was created within a tight deadline.

Grace & Green

  • WordPress
  • Responsive
  • E-Commerce
  • Data Output
  • Custom Features

Responsive e-commerce development for Grace and Green, creators of Organic Cotton Period products. We combined WooCommerce Subscriptions with extensive custom development to allow customers to make both standalone and subscription orders and switch between the two during the check process. The site is fully Ajax powered and required extensive use of ScrollMagic and GreenSock animation to deliver a dynamic, engaging shopping experience.

In collaboration with Socio Design

Grapes Design

  • WordPress
  • Responsive
  • Custom Features

In our first collaboration with Two Times Elliott, we delivered a fully responsive website for Grapes, a multi award winning design consultancy specialising in commercial interior design and architecture within the leisure, hospitality and retail sectors. High resolution imagery, dynamic loading screens and slick page transitions were delivered using Ajax technology to create an immersive, engaging browsing experience that elegantly demonstrates the prestige and sophistication of the services the client provides.

In collaboration with Two Times Elliott

Human Innovation

  • Responsive
  • Custom Features

A responsive holding page for London-based client that required the use of animated SVGs with synced captions, requiring a timeline-based system we developed from scratch.

In collaboration with Socio Design

JHR Interiors

  • WordPress
  • Responsive

We worked with DD London to create this high-end, image-lead website for JHR Interiors, an interior design client based in Knightsbridge, London. We used Ajax technology to deliver smooth page transitions and elegant loading of elements as the visitor journeys down each page.

In collaboration with DD London

Kuji Drinks

  • WordPress
  • Responsive
  • E-Commerce
  • Data Capture
  • Custom Features

Responsive e-commerce development for Kuji Drinks, creators of plant-based latte products. In one of our most bespoke and innovative e-commerce builds to date, we combined WooCommerce Subscriptions with extensive custom development to allow customers to make both standalone and subscription orders and switch between the two during the check process. The site is fully Ajax powered and required extensive use of ScrollMagic and GreenSock animation to deliver a dynamic, engaging shopping experience.

In collaboration with Socio Design

Liquid Design

  • WordPress
  • Responsive

We developed a responsive Wordpress powered website for this high-end bathroom design company, based in Northamptonshire. The client required a modern and elegant website to promote their extensive portfolio and featured brands.

In collaboration with Six

Magna Carta Park

  • WordPress
  • Responsive

We worked with DD London to create a simple yet elegant holding page for Magna Carta Park, a new luxury housing development in the heart of Surrey. The site features full height video, interactive slideshows and parallax movement throughout.

In collaboration with DD London

Marine Accident Investigators’ International Forum (MAIIF)

  • Web Design
  • WordPress
  • Responsive
  • Branding

We designed and developed a responsive website for this organisation who specialise in Maritime Safety through investigation and cooperation. The site includes a contacts database, members secure area and a bespoke meetings calendar system.

MD Production

  • WordPress
  • Responsive

Front-end web development for a luxury leather goods designer from Switzerland. Designed by Socio, we were brought on board to deliver on their high-end and minimalist design. The site features many subtle presentational elements to make sure the website delivers as quality an experience as the leather products on show.

In collaboration with Socio Design

Micro but Many

  • WordPress
  • Responsive
  • Data Output
  • Custom Features

Our friend Tim (of My Poor Brain fame) came to us with a desire to build a website to house his micro machine collection. We used Ajax and a WordPress backend to build a fast-loading, innovative site with a fully bespoke filtering system.

In collaboration with My Poor Brain

My Poor Brain

  • WordPress
  • Responsive

Responsive front-end development of a portfolio website, featuring Isotope and Greensock technology, for award winning London-based designer and illustrator, Tim Smith. We are working together again in 2017 on an exciting new project.

In collaboration with My Poor Brain

Naturalmat Hotel

  • WordPress
  • Responsive

Development of responsive website for Devon-based firm who create organic, handmade mattresses and beds for leading hotels. Multiple template types were required to promote both the company's range of products and the natural materials and resources used in each one.

In collaboration with GM Design

Panino Breads

  • Web Design
  • WordPress
  • Responsive
  • Data Capture
  • Custom Features

Panino Breads is one of the south west's best providers of baked goods and ready-prepared foods for the catering industry. We were brought on-board to deliver a website which would emulate the design work which went into their new trade catalogue. Converting their entire catalogue to a digital product base, we added in features for logged in users to view additional product information, user registration system and all in a fully-responsive layout.

Six

  • WordPress
  • Responsive
  • Custom Features

Having already collaborated on a diverse portfolio of projects together, Six enlisted us to build their own agency website. This fully bespoke responsive WordPress build, which features Ajax navigation, a host of dynamic content types and an immersive projects showcase, was featured on Site Inspire and revered by the creative community.

In collaboration with Six

Stockshield

  • WordPress
  • Responsive
  • Data Capture
  • Custom Features

A two-part development which saw us creating the primary business site and two protection fund sub-sites. In addition to this we were tasked with creating a members-only database that allows the client to track potential stocks and leads.

In collaboration with Six

Studio William

  • WordPress
  • Responsive
  • E-Commerce
  • Custom Features

An ambitious e-commerce development for a high-end cutlery company featuring multiple languages, currencies and product types, aimed at both wholesale and public customers. This complex build, that incorporates user interaction and dynamic content, is built upon a highly-customised WooCommerce installation. Our work continues in 2017 as additional innovative and dynamic features are required.

In collaboration with Studio William

The Oak Barn

  • Web Design
  • WordPress
  • Responsive

We designed and developed this responsive website for The Oak Barn (a client since 2012), a stunning wedding venue set in the heart of rural Devon. A modern, easy to navigate site was developed to house an extensive weddings portfolio and recommended services and display the barns and accommodation available to its patrons.

Thirst

  • WordPress
  • Responsive
  • Custom Features

Another collaboration with Two Times Elliott saw use building a responsive WordPress-powered website for strategic drinks design agency, Thirst. High resolution imagery, elegant page transitions and impact typography were used to create an immersive, engaging browsing experience that allows seamless navigation through the agency's comprehensive (and highly impressive) project portfolio.

In collaboration with Two Times Elliott

Timebased

  • WordPress
  • Responsive
  • Custom Features

Responsive WordPress-powered website for London based client, with high-end imagery, video and impact typography throughout. The journal area features some heavily customised interactive elements and Ajax filtered content. This technology is also used to take visitors on a seamless journey, where the next article in the archive is loaded at the end of each blog post.

In collaboration with Socio Design

World Association of Basketball Coaches

  • WordPress
  • Responsive
  • Multi-Lingual
  • Custom Features

We were tasked with developing a responsive WordPress website to present this multilingual coaching guide, featuring powerful search functionality, interactive geo-located events system with dynamic mapping and date controlled visibility settings and Ajax-powered video library. Initially setup with multiple European languages, 2017 will see Arabic and Chinese translations added to the website.

In collaboration with Works

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