Gunmetal

An independent design and development studio

Gunmetal Hero

While I was in university, I co-founded Gunmetal - an independent web design and development studio - with my good friend Hayden Barnett. During this time, we had the privilege of working with a range of clients from startups to clothing brands and even big corporate and entertainment companies. We closed up shop in 2014, but the lessons learned and relationships formed created the foundations for Jellypepper many years later. Below are snippets of a handful of projects we worked on together.

Trekalo

Trekalo was an online community that allows worldwide travelers to chat, post, ask questions, and comment on travel-related content. We teamed up with the Trekalo team to create a fun mascot - Tripp the Trekalo Triceratops.

Trekalo Sketches 1
Trekalo Sketches 1
Trekalo Sketches 2
Trekalo Sketches 2
Trekalo Sketches 3
Trekalo Sketches 3

National Geographic

National Geographic hired us to create a landing page and media kit for Killing Kennedy, a 2013 American television filmed that premiered on their network. It follows the rise of John F. Kennedy (Rob Lowe) as he becomes President of the United States. As Kennedy's career shapes, Lee Harvey Oswald (Will Rothhaar), a former Marine, begins to grow disillusioned with America. Their paths ultimately cross and you can probably guess the end.

Killing Kennedy: Splash Screen
Killing Kennedy: Splash Screen
Killing Kennedy: Chronicles of America
Killing Kennedy: Chronicles of America
Killing Kennedy: Countdown to the Assassination
Killing Kennedy: Countdown to the Assassination
Killing Kennedy: Who's Who
Killing Kennedy: Who's Who

Wild Animal Encounters

We were introduced to Ben Britton, Director of the Wild Cat Conservation Centre (formerly Wild Animal Encounters), through our work with National Geographic. We teamed up with Ben to redesign and rebuild his website.

Wild Animal Encounters website
Wild Animal Encounters website

Skin & Beauty Formulary

We worked with the Skin & Beauty Formulary on designing a young, clean and approachable cosmetics brand that utilised their print palette of navy and gold.

Skin and Beauty Formulary: Full Logo
Skin and Beauty Formulary: Full Logo
Skin and Beauty Formulary: Logomark
Skin and Beauty Formulary: Logomark

Vimbra

Vimbra, founded by Matt Sweeny from Flirtey, was a community for open discussions and collaboratively gained wisdom. Its mission was is to give every person in the world a voice on the issues that are important to them. A voice not suppressed by people in power. We worked with the Vimbra to build their platform on Ember. Platform designs are gone, but here's a weird video.