Christmas presents for St Marys

December 7th, 2011

After reading about St Marys Primary School in the Evening Standard, we decided to collect lots of presents for the kids. It was lots of fun to collect them, wrap them (thank you Helen, Alex, Neville!!!). I delivered all 165 on Friday evening, and we wish to thank all of the people who gave wonderful stuff generously:

We’ve been appointed to work for Druces LLP

August 10th, 2011

We’re very pleased to have won a pitch to redesign and rebuild the website for Druces, a prestigious City of London law firm with a 200 year pedigree.

A lot of work went into preparing our presentation and Moustique were chosen over three other agencies in the final round of bidding.

We are working on the project with our friends at Calverts. They are a graphic design and printing firm near us who have been appointed to come up with a new corporate identity and logo, as well as providing an entirely new printed stationery suite. Between us, we hope to bring Druces’ centuries of legal expertise well into the 21st century and provide a great showcase for their work.

working on Facebook apps

July 9th, 2011

If you like the idea of some freebies from cosmetics giant L’Oréal then check out the Facebook app we’ve developed for this global brand.

an app we built for facebook

The fun app is a game where you have to pick a celebrity and guess which beauty products they use to achieve their look – why not give it a go?

We were lucky to be asked to do this job, and with the design specs changing many times during the development phase we learned a lot. But we’re thrilled with the result and are now ready to develop more Facebook apps – and hopefully some smart phone apps too.

If you have an idea for a game or app to promote your goods or services, get in touch!

Our own new website!

December 20th, 2010

Michelle has taken the best part of the last few weeks of December to build and perfect our 100+ pages website.

And now it is ready to go live, just in time before Christmas!

Thank you very much, Michelle! :)

…and it’s Christmassy inside

December 17th, 2010

Excuse the blurry mess, thank god I am not a photographer, huh. But this is of course only a crafty trick to hide the Peppa Pig Christmas Crackers on my not particularly tidy desk in the background…

Well, in the office, we’ve started to pop the Xmas crackers and prepare to wind 2010 down.

It’s Christmassy in the streets….

December 1st, 2010

We have recruited!

November 28th, 2010

After a couple of months of searching and a mighty amount of months of procrastinating, we have finally added a new member to the Moustique Design team.

This lovely new person who will be able to help you with your ecommerce websites, CMS websites and blog systems is called Alberto. Welcome Alberto! :)

Re-building our own website

October 10th, 2010

A designer’s website is always the unloved and neglected part of the business, just like a tailor is supposed to have a ripped coat and a cobbler holy shoes. Holy? Errrm.Anyway… our little design star Sarah re-designed our own site back in May, and we have been so busy that we have taken a ridiculous amount of time to actually build it. But as it has over 100 pages, it will take quite a bit of time.

We’re recruiting!

September 27th, 2010

We are looking for a PHP developer who is also a wizard with HTML and CSS. Maybe even someone who understands German, that would be useful. Well, we are looking for a lot of things in just one person – as these things are when you’re a small company; there’s heaps to do and everyone needs to get stuck in and be versatile and enjoy doing it. Well, we enjoy doing it and hopefully we’ll find that lovely elusive person who will fit in like a glove. Click here to see our requirements….

business networking in the Circus Space

August 5th, 2010

Business Junction organised a lovely networking event at a Circus school which is only a 10 minute walk from us. Ronny and I went to learn (or not to learn) some juggling skills, have some lovely Greek food and do a lot of mingling.

It was lots of fun, although I am a natural at being hopeless, but look at Ronny:

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What a natural. so where the others in our group, here’s another picture. It was a wonderful way to break the ice, as going into a room full of strangers is always daunting but everybody was giggling and dropping balls and chucking them at each other instead of at their own hand (at least most of us did, unintentionally so) and you felt an instant connection with everyone. Someone even tried to coach me and I think I moved up from totally hopeless to mediocrely hopeless.

juggle1

juggle-businessjunction

Here, Mister Business Junction announces to the group that he is seriously hung-over.

All in all, it was well worth spending the money and more over the time of 2 hours + to mingle with other businesses in Hoxton and Shoreditch – we met loads of interesting ones, ranging from a photographer who shot HRH the Duke of Kent (not literally) to IT firms, branding consultants and a not-boring logistics business.