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Inspiring Office Spaces

19/02/2020

We are proud to announce a new website for Nexus Business Space, an Edinburgh and Glasgow based company offering boutique serviced offices. Taking lead from their modern, spacious and bright office environments, we designed and developed a clean, bold, image-led website, showcasing interior imagery alongside key information and plenty of white space.

The offices are colourful and inspiring (primarily aimed at entrepreneurs and creatives),  so we felt it was vital to incorporate a sense of playfulness. We decided to push ‘the grid’, using this in a more free and dynamic manner, resulting in a sophisticated and enjoyable browsing experience.

As well as giving existing and new customers all-important up-to-date info, the new website also provides the opportunity to register online for one of Nexus’ Virtual Offices packages.

Robert Burns meet Chinese New Year

23/01/2020

 In their second year running, Burns&Beyond 2020 has joint forces with Edinburgh Chinese New Year to create a fantastic three-week festival. We had the pleasure of being at the launch in St. Giles Cathedral last night, it was a great evening that promised an exciting programme of entertainment. It’s always exciting to see our design out in the real world and we were pleased with how everything looked.

Travel with Confidence

06/12/2019

Thistle Assistance is an initiative to help people feel safer and more confident when using public transport, especially passengers with disabilities and those in need of extra care.  By using a card or an app they can ask for help from transport staff in an easy and discreet way. Hillside designed the visual identity, website and campaign for printed and digital platforms, including a 30 sec animated TV advert.

 

Year of Young People 2018

17/09/2019

We’re delighted to share our latest design - a 68 page report of the Year of Young People 2018, a Scottish Government initiative delivered with a wide range of partners, including Event Scotland who commissioned us to do the design.

We wanted to capture the youthful energy and freshness that was evident throughout the year and opted for bold colours and playful use of images. Easy navigation was achieved by a well planned hierarchy of pagelayouts, colours and typography, working closely with the copywriter to ensure consistency throughout.

Here is a link to the full report.

Cycling made easy

26/07/2019

In June 2019 Hillside was commissioned by Edinburgh Cycle Hire to create a short promotional video for their website. Selecting iconic Edinburgh locations and working closely with the excellent film team at Hightide Media, we created an engaging and feel-good video that will hopefully encourage more people to hop on the cool and easy-to-use Just Eat Cycles to take them around town. Happy Cycling!!

WOC 2022

20/06/2019

Hillside Agency has been commissioned to supply branding and design for another large international event in the Scottish capital. The urban Sprint World Orienteering Championships is coming to Edinburgh in 2022, and we are excited to reveal the main identity. Watch this space.

A weekend of Bikes and Good Times

10/06/2019

For the 10th summer of TweedLove Bike Festival, they organised the mega celebratory weekend Transcend, a fun-filled three day event, with mix of music, food, camping and banter - and of course top quality cycling in beautiful Scottish surroundings. Hillside once again designed and supplied everything required, from identity and marketing assets, to on-site branding, merchandise, signage and much more. We even designed a Transcend beer can this year!

Gravity At The Fort

05/06/2019

Another year of outstanding downhill riding at the UCI Mountain bike World Cup in Fort William, and another re-invented identity from the Hillside team. As always we provide all design for the event’s build-up in advertisement, posters, social media and more, as well as on-site branding with signage, flags, banners etc.

This year the colours worked especially well we think, brightening up an otherwise rainy, misty day. Photos by Charne Hawkes.

NutMeg Website

27/04/2019

NutMeg is the most lush and cleverly designed football magazine we’ve ever seen! Actually it’s more like a book, with plenty of words and pictures to tell interesting stories about Scottish football past, present and future. We’ve just given their website a full facelift, to include an online shop, plenty of podcasts and articles. Great design project for an inspiring client.

Web designer/developer

10/04/2019

Job description

We’re currently looking for a full time web designer/developer with a minimum of two years’ industry experience. Activities include design, development and maintenance of websites, dealing directly with clients – you’ll need the ability to work independently and as part of the team. The applicant must be fully skilled in taking design projects from start to finish.

This is a great opportunity for a confident, motivated individual who has the ability to respond creatively and enthusiastically to a multitude of challenges. The position will allow freedom to shape your own role and be part of a highly regarded agency in the creative hub of Leith. We’re a small team with all the flexibility, responsibility and opportunity that goes with it. Working hours and salary are negotiable if you’re the right person for the role.

Required Skills:

* Good knowledge of design principles, current web design trends and technologies.
* Excellent knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite* Minimum 2 years’ experience using WordPress CMS
* Experience with the following is essential: HTML5, CSS3, PHP, jQuery, MySQL
* Experience in wire-framing, designing and developing responsive websites
* Understanding of device and browser compatibility issues
* Excellent attention to detail
* The ability to self-manage projects and work to tight deadlines
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Friendly person who likes being part of a project team

Desirable Extras:

* Experience of After Effects and Premiere Pro
* Understanding of eCommerce and UX/UI
* Working knowledge of search engine optimization best practices
* Experience in planning and writing creative tenders
* Presentation skills 

About us

Hillside Agency is an all-round graphic design agency based in Edinburgh who have been producing high quality visual communication for more than 25 years. We create print design, illustrations, motion graphics, website design, logos and branding, with our portfolio including work for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, HMV, National Library of Scotland, Rare Management, Danny MacAskill, TweedLove Bike Festival, VisitScotland and Social Investment Scotland. 

How to apply

Please email your CV to hello@hillsideagency.com, accompanied by a digital portfolio or link to an online portfolio

Closing date Friday 3 May 2019

We're currently working on a new website. However, you can take a peek at our temporary folio here.