Collett-Zarzycki world renowned multi-disciplinary design practice

Flora Starkey bespoke floral designer

Collaboration and reporting tool for Mind's network of a 137 local Mind's across England and Wales

The UK's first prematurity app to help support new families and their babies

Looking for dev-star to join our team, March 19, 2018

M/A is looking for an ambitious developer to join our small studio in West London.
 
We have created websites and applications for start-up’s, corporations, e-commerce and charitable organisations as well as some of the world’s leading photographers, artists and agencies, amongst a rich variety of other work.
 
Our interests lie in exploring and utilising new technologies in a contextual and creative way. Research, experimentation and self-initiated work help define and inform our commissioned projects. We pride ourselves on a good work/life balance and the collaborative working experience in our studio.

M/A is looking for an ambitious developer to join our studio in West London.
 
We have created websites and applications for start-up’s, corporations, e-commerce and charitable organisations as well as some of the world’s leading photographers, artists and agencies, amongst a rich variety of other work.
 
Our interests lie in exploring and utilising new technologies in a contextual and creative way. Research, experimentation and self-initiated work help define and inform our commissioned projects. We pride ourselves on a good work/life balance and the collaborative working experience in our studio.
 
Role:
You will be responsible for leading the back-end development of a broad range of new and existing projects. You will be working closely with the creative team. You will also be working with clients in order to understand and develop the technical strategy for projects. Front-end development experience is an added benefit but not a requirement. 
 
Requirements:
Experience with Python and the Django framework
Experience building responsive modular websites using modern JavaScript frameworks (ideally using Angular JS and Vue.js)
An understanding of module bundlers, task runners, and dependency managers (Webpack, Grunt/Gulp, NPM)
Experience working collaboratively using Git
 
Who are we looking for?
You care about writing quality, high-performance, maintainable code
You’re interested in solving difficult problems and discovering new techniques and approaches
You love learning new skills and technology and are always on the lookout for the best tools for the job
You have a passion for teamwork and you want to work in an environment fuelled by great ideas no matter who they come from
You work best managing your own schedule
You’re keen to work on a variety of projects, seeing them from start to finish
You have an interest in design and the visual arts
 
Competitive salary based on experience.
 
Applicants should forward their CV and work examples to studio@ma-work.co.uk
 
No recruitment agencies, please.

Award winning, Jan. 18, 2017

Kicks Count app wins bronze awards!

Last night our iOS and Andriod count app for pregnancy charity Kicks Count won a bronze award at the Mumii Family Awards for best new app, we were delighted to see this vital experiment get further recognition and praise alongside the 130,000 users who have found guidance and reassurance from being able to track the daily movements of their babies.

WK 2 BGV, Jan. 22, 2016

The week has flown by with a series of workshops and further reflection. We are having to focus on what really matters and is relevant to this current time and place, as well as keeping an eye on further development to make sure we don't create any bottlenecks. 

One of the most important sessions of the week was with Our Path - A fantastic start up within the BGV portfolio who are helping people who may be affected by diabetes in their future lives make changes and choices to prevent this being the case. Something they said about targeting customers and clients who are yet to be affected by the disease made a lot of sense, and this could well have a bearing on how to target and develop Plexus and Centred moving forwards.

After a conversation with Matt Webb during the mentor speed dating, we decided to take his advice and test something using SMS.

Sam and Martin worked up an SMS system of four questions asked over six days using the Five Ways to Wellbeing research. We will be testing this with 20 lucky people from Monday the 25th. After the first trials, we shall be looking to refine and augment the system to allow for improved user record-making.

We are hopeful this concept will be the basis of the app and software which will form the key revenue structures behind Plexus and Centered.

 

Week 1 BGV, Jan. 18, 2016

Phew!

So week one of BGV accelerator finished on Friday at 6ish. Having had a few days to reflect on this a few key moments and milestones have been fixed in my mind.

1. Service Design with Jennie Winhall was an amazing day giving us a chance to see the full overview of how Centered may work and its customers, users and partners. It also showed where our holes and gaps currently are and where new opportunities may lie.

2. Meeting 30 mentors in 19 speed-date sessions over 180 mins

3. Meeting eight other teams, all of whom are trying to make the UK and the world a safer and more self-determined, happy and healthy place.

I have to say the process was more intense than I expected and challenging in so many different ways. It was almost the perfect way to start this journey with Plexus and to understand the distance we have to travel to bring something worthwhile and positive to our potential users and customers.

The other teams (which you can read about here) are fantastic and very much remind me of the Nesta Pioneer program I was part of in 2004/5. Each person is honest, very creative, passionate and wants to help you succeed or back you up - without being afraid to see the problems or issues you've not seen or assumed would be clear.

Push Notifications , Jan. 5, 2016

Today we've added push notifications for all of our diary posts using Chrome's notification setting - LINK. We think this tech has many possibilities within sites from launching new products and events to being kept abreast of new content being produced by your favourite blogs and news outlets.

Plexus Accepted to BGV W16, Dec. 9, 2015

Today it was announced that Plexus has been accepted on to the Bethnal Green Ventures accelerator programme for winter 2016. The 12-week programme will run from the 11th January until the 1st April 2016.

We are beyond excited to become part of the new cohort and can not wait to start work on developing the second phase of Plexus 'centred' and look at how we can get Plexus to a broad range of people and business to help support people's work life balance.

Air monitor testing, Dec. 9, 2015

Today marks the end of the first week of remote testing for the Green Pathways Air Pollution Monitors. Last Thursday we place the first of 5 monitors within the Melior Street Community Garden. The results look promising so far, and we'll be sending these over to our friends at London Air for them to run some additional analytics to see how our device relates to theirs monitors and data within the area.  

Forma Notebook Lauched, Dec. 3, 2015

We recently finished a piece of work for Forma. This new platform 'Notebooks' will allow them to showcase a range of recent project. It uses a horizontal and vertical navigation method to enable them to show a full and more diverse range of content, including written, image video and audio.

Working with Forma on Notebooks has been great fun, and we look forward to the next piece of digital work we'll undertake together.

View the site here 

Second gen pollution monitors , Nov. 27, 2015

We've now completed the build of the five monitors these will be placed in location early next year. We've had them recording data from around the studio and our homes, and they are now ready for the first Green Pathways environment placements.

They now use solar panels to recharge the battery and users of the Green pathways app will push back data to our server whenever making a connection with the associated iBeacons. We have upgraded the sensors to be more accurate and detailed. We've had custom PCB's made and are using an Arduino to manage the whole system.

Fresh Air Square , Nov. 20, 2015

This morning we were at the launch of the Fresh Air Square winner’s parklet, now situated on Tooley Street. Our Greenpathway app has one of the 14 beacons located on the parklet.

This parklet has a state of the art pollution sensor from London Air and we will be marrying this data and with our 5 prototype monitors situated across five the other spaces. We are very excited to see how this increase in access to hyperlocal pollution data will affect people walking on routes around the area.