Let’s contact some design agencies to ask them for a coffee, shall we? After discussing the values that we believe in in our team, we decided to contact these:

Dean fired out his idea of a paper-popup message with hand literally sticking out of DJCAD entrance, shaking other hand sticking on whichever agency we’d like to contact. We used this idea for contacting Magpie – Rich crafted it very quickly, going black and white and it both looks and works awesome – the hands slide to each other very smoothly.

Making of the handshake

Making of the handshake for Magpie studio

Message to magpie has been sent. We also decided to create our digital presence, to which we can point the agencies and capture their attention (and entertain them at the same time). When washing dishes, an idea struck me – our three heads in black background environment, honestly talking about why we want to meet the particular agency – no strings attached. The funny bit would be fading with your mouse between three separate audio channels, each channel for one person. I quickly prototyped the website by playing HTML5 video + audio at the same time, and fading between these two audio sources by measuring distance between cursor and two spots projected on the video.

Early prototype of audio fading between spots on video - notice the green square

Early prototype of audio fading between spots on video – notice the green square

And it worked! So after shooting a video with the whole team, I developed the prototype using Dean‘s edited footage into a website.

Take a look at the interactive site