Pushed out to sea: Story Factory by Grumpy Sailor

A mobile friendly web redesign and rebuild for a not-for-profit creative writing centre for young people in Sydney. With a custom CMS for Story Factory to update content easily. A simple and creative solution for a redesign. 

Check it out here

Grumpy Fun: Friday Lo-Fi by Grumpy Sailor

Once a month Grumps host a lo-fi event, to learn a new creative skill. This has been the year so far! Screen printing, Origami, Wine pairing, Ultimate Frisbee, Cake decorating, Chuck Close exhibition just to name a few.

Pushed out to sea: Story Spheres by Grumpy Sailor

Narrative, documentary and storytelling have a new platform.

This year we pushed out to sea an interactive platform that allowed people to combine 360 degree images and audio. It’s a simple concept that combines the storytelling tools of words and pictures with a little digital magic.

We made Story Spheres to see if we could. Story Spheres is about letting you take your stories as far as your imagination and your camera will go.

Work with Cardboard

Make your stories the ultimate immersive experience using Google Cardboard. Immerse yourself in digital storytelling by selecting cardboard mode.

Click to play / Ambient / Synced Audio

Users can interact through click to play or simply listen to ambient audio. We have created several methods for you to be able to place and control your audio files. From placing audio anywhere within the scene, changing its distance and controlling the volume level of each piece of audio.

Mobile and Desktop experience

Story Spheres uses experimental technology and is supported on iOS 8, Android v5 and desktop Chrome, Safari and Firefox browsers. We also have an Android application.

Get in and have a go. Create Story Spheres and submit them to the public gallery for everyone to enjoy your creations.  We think the opportunities are endless. Story Spheres is hopefully about letting you take your stories as far as your imagination and your camera will go.

Check it out here

Recent Press

Huffington Post

Article from the Huffington post here

Washington Post

Article from the New York Fashion week here

The Naked Truth by Grumpy Sailor

Revealing The Naked Truth Behind the Agency-Client Relationship

This agency survey showed insights into the relationship between the client and agency and what it means in regards to creativity. 

Four truths came out of the survey of the leaders:

  1. We are communication companies and we SUCK at it
  2. We need to apply creativity to what we mean by creative
  3. Risk is Risky 
  4. We are better at the art of Ads than the art of business
source - http://www.fastcocreate.com/3032321/cannes/revealing-the-naked-truth-behind-the-agency-client-relationship

Turn your sketches into Apps. by Grumpy Sailor

AppSeed is a new application funded through Kickstarter that streamlines the creative process. Giving businesses and creatives the ability to test the user experience journey early on in the design process. From sketches to a test application in a matter of minutes. Allowing creatives to efficiently turn doodles into a visual prototype helps to get a vague sense of how the app will work, user problems that may be encountered and how the user interacts with the application form an early stage.

It allows you to digitally run the prototype on your device and also share the prototype as a HTML5 prototype along with Photoshop layered designs. 

The application is still in its early days however it can recognise certain UI options including buttons, input text, streetview and maps. What a great tool that will be able to assist and empower creatives and creators. 

 view the video  here

view the video here

The Other Side by Grumpy Sailor

If ghost stories fascinate you, head over to the dark side or as filmmaker Warwick Thornton calls the other side to read and listen to first hand ghost stories from the indigenous Australians and non-indigenous Australians.

This interactive website is split into two different worlds the Darkside which captures the stories that caught Warwick's attention funny, scary spooky and emotional. The other side is a collection of all the submissions. A database of Ghost encounters from people all over Australia. Individuals can go online share a photo or a story for others to experience. 

Take a look if your game here.



DIY Desk building by Grumpy Sailor

A company called Open Desk has made it possible for companies, start ups, house holds and institutions to build their own desks. The process can either involve downloading the schematics of the desks and building yourself or getting a professional to cut and build the items for you. 

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Open source furniture that provides an alternative option to mass produced office furniture. Go ahead and construct some office furniture with your colleagues, a great way to collaborate. 

Personality Kills Bureaucracy, F**king Great! by Grumpy Sailor

Great read on Medium the other day. A story of how Dollar Shave Club a small shaving company selling razors worldwide took on Gillette. This brave start up shows how personality fueled companies can bust through the norms and create a shaving empire.

Mr Dublin Caught the eye of over 10 millions customers and turned 200,000 of them into paying customers in 94 seconds, through his video advertisement below. Check it out and read the article here.

Dollar Shave Club couldn’t be simpler. Select one of our great razors, pay one low monthly fee, and we send ‘em right to your door. No more over-paying for fancy brand name shave tech. No more forgetting to buy your blades.
— au.dollarshaveclub.com

I Forgot My Phone by Grumpy Sailor

Is your phone the first thing you wake up to and the last thing you see at night?

Watch this great, humorous video about people and their connection to technology.