Chinese Whisper Command Control"
We are the Digital Sages who read the present and we decree that it is suffering from overload. Too many people, too much excess, too much inefficiency, too much bloat.
We are the Story Builders, who create useful marketing that tells the story of your product and then continues to build that story to respond to an unpredictable audience in real time… because the brave new revolution has created an arena that is incremental, experimental, continually optimized -- "perpetual beta" -- and never, ever complete.
We are the Cat Video Carnage Control, who understands the explosion of media platforms and ensure that you connect effectively and simply, with real time dialogue to an exponentially complex world. (… because at some point Darwin’s model always stops rewarding complexity)
If you don’t know the stars you may be lost at sea, but if you don’t know the stories you may be lost in life"
The BigCityStudio story so far…
BigCityStudio began in 2006 as a studio that offers customised design solutions across a range of platforms. We pride ourselves in delivering top tier visual branding services that emphasise usability, creativity and individuality. Our iconoclastic, innovative design approach has won us a diverse client base ranging from large blue-chip corporates to up-and-coming boutique businesses.
Director Ingrid Irsigler has over a decade’s experience in the industry. In that time, she has worked with some of the world's most high-profile brands and won numerous international design and new media awards. She employs a specialist team comprising some of the industry’s most creative professionals who share her vision of story-driven design.
We believe that design that doesn’t have something compelling to say is without purpose. We strive always for the perfect union of function, form and narrative. We understand that creativity and passion are what drive greatness. We are the digital sages and visual storytellers of a brave new conceptual age.
X hates change,
Y ignores the stinking fish,
Z has tried winking only in the dark
No matter how tactile your product – it is what people THINK about it that counts, because people buy ideas not things.
And how you communicate who you are is how you are perceived. We are not squeamish about stinking fish and we don’t mind explaining the inherent problems with winking in the dark one more time…
Operative communication guarantees cataclysmic change, and when it comes to harnessing communication we are the proverbial bright sparks.
Thou shalt not' is soon forgotten,
but 'Once upon a time' lasts forever" Philip Pullman
No-one fast-forwards past the TV show to get to the commercial break. No-one has spiritual moments reading corporate jargon. No-one starts Spin Clubs to discuss the deeper meanings of press releases. No-one’s ever cried at an infomercial.
Stories are what make the world go round. Humans forge personal connections through satisfying narrative. Our brains are wired to tell tales and learn from them. In a highly commoditised, information-bloated society, a memorable story is more relevant than ever.
The strength of a business lies not in the size of its corporate headquarters or the size of its profit margins. It lies in the story it tells its customers. The most successful companies understand that ‘brand’ is just another word for ‘story’.
BigCityStudio loves stories. We specialise in gathering dry data and, through design, weaving it into a tapestry that resonates with people. We believe stories are transformational and can turn the smallest company into the leader of its field as easily as a frog becomes a prince. We know this because we do it every day.
Every business has a story to tell. Let us find your ‘once upon a time’ and help you move towards ‘happily ever after’ one page at a time.
when your life flashes in front of your eyes …
we are going to make sure that THIS chapter is the one worth watching!
It is the one where the hero faces daunting obstacles and the audience knows that failure is a real option.
The sequence where it becomes clear that success is not final – you have to find the courage to continue to try.
The slow motion close up where you take massive, decisive action (think Tarantino) and prove that growth is always optional
…. and achieving the impossible is often a lot like fun.
Word of mouth, Only organised"
A symphony is the Rolls Royce of musical instruments
Our approach is multi-pronged and our commitment to our clients continuous. We seamlessly integrate all the elements of your portfolio to guarantee a comprehensive marketing strategy where everything from social media to digital environments is in sync. We develop a long-term plan aimed at continuously growing your brand and achieving lasting success. We are the conductors of a highly tuned collaborative orchestra that only plays a masterpiece.
Control the media, control the mind
We manage the publishing of print and online magazines from concept onwards. We oversee all elements of production from design, development, copywriting, editing and printing. We’re all the printing press you’ll ever need.
Writing is the best way to talk without being interrupted
We complement our visual storytelling with written digital media campaigns. Our inkslingers work in collaboration with visual wizards to create absorbing web, advertorial, brochure, newsletter and magazine copy that enriches the experience as a whole.
Take a picture, it’ll last longer
We offer a full-range of photographic services in various disciplines, including interior and architecture, travel, landscape and nature, and product photography. We are experienced in conceptualizing the photographic commission and translating it into marketing materials such as websites, catalogues, brochures and magazine editorials.
Strong communication is poetry
We maintain of the fundamentals of web marketing through email and marketing. We design email and newsletter campaigns from scratch and broadcast and track them. Our monthly newsletters build and retain customer bases, develop customer-client relations and keep brand awareness strong.
The velocity of moment
We use animation, digital effects and compositing to create slick, bold motion graphics. We harness the power of movement to explore the bounds of what design can achieve. We incorporate moving graphics into campaigns to add energy and dynamism that cannot otherwise be achieved through static imagery alone.
Where eye-candy meets Einstein
We grow your brand through visually captivating content designed to capture your brand identity and attract the right audience. We work with you through an initial discovery phase to determine your company’s vision and then implement a tailor-made strategy to perfectly convey your brand message in a unique, memorable way. We build and strengthen brand awareness and longevity through innovative print and graphic design, including advertorials and all marketing materials.
What’s the point of having cake if you can’t eat it?
We incorporate interactive elements to build a media-rich website that pushes the envelope in terms of content design and display. We use either HTML or Flash to create a true multimedia environment that includes animation, video and sound. Interactivity allows for a deeply immersive experience among end-users.
It’s your playground – we just build it.
We specialise in the development of beautiful websites with strong visual elements that tell stories within the digital environment. Once we have developed your site, our powerful content management system puts the conductor’s baton back in your hands. The highly-scalable, fully-integrated system allows you to easily manage online shops, catalogues, blogging, newsletters and social media. Keeping your website organised and up-to-date has never been so easy…or looked so good.
… Alexander Graham Bell suggested ‘Ahoy’
Thomas Edison preferred ‘Hello’
We would like to indulge all your calls,
requests and suggestions
t. 084 742 2402
a. Office 9, first floor,
Main terminal building,
Lanseria International Airport
We answer all calls, requests,
suggestions and indulgences
We answer all calls, requests,
suggestions and indulgences