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Welcome to Storm12, the attention-grabbing design, web and video creative agency. Based in Handcross, West Sussex, UK. We work with clients based across the region including London, Surrey, Brighton, Kent and Hampshire.
If you want an agency who will come up with awesome ideas and deliver maximum bang for your buck, you've just found it.
Wow, where has the time gone?! Established back in 1999 in an old barn with one Quadra 800 Mac, one telephone and one fax machine trying to get an internet connection on the modem - we've come a long way since.
Storm12 is made up of a crack team of strategic thinkers, attention-grabbing creatives and project managers. Check them out here or give them a call.
2018. New year, new plan. We’ve decided that we need to try to give more back - to good causes, to local causes, to causes which mean something to us. So this year, we’ve each chosen a charity close to our hearts and we’ll be helping out in any which way we can over the next twelve months.
We deliver attention-grabbing creative that gets the job done. Choose from the menu to see how.
We've always had a strong background in design, and, if we do say so ourselves we've delivered some really attention-grabbing work for large B2B organisations. Our senior designers, marketers, technical experts, developers and project managers deliver stunning work to get our clients noticed.
Branding is key, you know that. You want to be top of your game and we want to help you get there. Nothing gets us going like a branding workshop or a client brief to be disruptive and add some vip to an old logo or colour palette. Engaging brand. Powerful identity. Adaptable and flexible. Sounds good to us. Fire up the attention-grabbing ideas machine and let's get going.
You don't need us to tell you what advertising is. You might need us to help you deliver bang-for-your-buck, attention-grabbing creative though. Well researched, perfectly targeted and message-driven ideas, designed from the ground up to target your audience. That's what you get from us.
A beautifully designed direct mail (DM) piece is all well and good, but it ain't much use if there isn't a solid redemption plan or customer journey in place once it has been delivered. A piece of DM without a call to action is nice to look at but not much good for ROI. Grab attention with a DM piece from Storm12. Strategy-led, focused and creative is a recipe we've used time and again to deliver on brief, and some. See some direct mail marketing examples below ...
Literature - printed or online - is a great way to represent your brand but you need it to be beautiful, to turn heads, to have real shelf appeal. Consistency is king - you have to reflect your business in the material you produce. That's where we come in.
You're attending an upcoming industry event. You've booked prime real estate, in the perfect spot for top-drawer footfall from hundreds of potential customers. Then you think - I need a best-in-class stand to match. You pick up your phone, dial 01444 40 12 75 and hear "Hello, Storm12". We take care of the rest. Concept to de-rig, we've got it covered. Members of our team spent years working in the industry - we know what's what.
There are so many marketing channels out there - mobile, web, advertising, direct mail, social, literature. The list goes on. Before you pick one, you have to understand your audience and how to engage them. Makes sense.
We build great bespoke websites. There, we said it. Our developers have spent years honing their skills, building a whole host of different sites for our various clients, and they're pretty good at it.
When it comes to web design, collaboration is king. We need to find out what you need, what your visitors need, what they do on your current site and why you called us. A website workshop kicks off the process - we pick your brains, you pick ours. Result? Sitemap, specification and the user journey we need to deliver the goods. Now comes the exciting part - if you like InDesign and XD anyway. Our senior designers take the approved (by you, written by us) design brief, go off, brainstorm ideas and start putting together concepts with loads of attention-grabbing ideas for both design and functionality. Once they're finished working their magic you'll get a chance to have a look at the concepts we've created for you, feedback and then we'll fine tune your chosen concept to perfection. Because we're nice like that.
You need a website which can handle transactions, bookings, purchases. Not a problem. You need it to interface with stock control systems, customer booking management or online selling platforms. Not a problem. Shopping baskets, secure payments, mobile responsive for your on-the-go customer? You guessed it.
There's not much we can't do when it comes to how they look and how they work. Why? Simple - our bespoke CMS. Sure, we've worked with Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla and so on in the past, but every time we've tried them we've discovered that they make our clients' lives more difficult. Often non-technical people find an off-the-shelf CMS difficult to understand - and our clients are smart, so it's probably the system. The software needs updating a million times a day and for that little extra added value, there's a patch for a gaping security hole every couple of months that you must apply if you don't want your site to be hacked. You don't have time for that. We don't have time for that.
We all understand how important it is to protect our credit card details when we're buying things online, but increasingly our identity can be just as valuable to criminals. Each time we send data to a website we're handing over a tiny bit of information. If the website isn't secured against hackers our information can be collected, sold, and used to impersonate us. Not cool.
And... action Video is a great platform to communicate your key benefits but more importantly, to get your culture and personality across to your clients. There are LOADS of options from animated sequences and logo stings to onsite filming, interviews and cool cutaways and effects. We love producing videos - let us know if you need one.
As per usual, it all kicks off with a workshop to uncover what you need your video - it is your video after all, no matter who your target audience is - to say and how, plus get under the skin of the company, learn your values and your ethos. We have to make sure you look like you.
Take your content to the next level and let it take on a whole new dimension. Bring characters to life, tell short stories or create product tours - it's all possible with an animated film from Storm12. It's a great way of getting key facts and data across when video footage just won't cut it. You might need 3D-rendered plant, characters or products - we can do that too.
Hi there, we're Storm12 and we'd like to get you noticed. Three steps. Three simple steps. Often overlooked, often undervalued and rarely emulated - Storm12 is built upon core pillars of strategy, ideas and results. The perfect recipe for a winning idea.
Although we are based in Handcross, West Sussex, we service all sorts of companies in the surrounding areas, London, Kent, Brighton, Surrey and even Hampshire. Have a look - click above to view some examples of our work in the relevant area.
Although we are based in West Sussex, we can and do work with companies in London, as we are just a short trip up to the city. With the quality of a London creative agency but without the price tag, we’re as strategic, creative and results-driven - just surrounded by a few more fields. With design, web and video capabilities all under one roof, we’ve got the complete package for your creative needs.
Even though Storm12 is based in in Handcross, West Sussex, we frequently work with companies located in the ‘Garden of England’, Kent. With our three simple steps to success, we create effective and bold concepts, going above and beyond a brand’s brief. As we offer design, web and video, companies are rarely left disappointed. Lending our helping hand to a vast multitude of medium to large brands, ranging from security to IT, banking to property and many more, there isn’t a challenge we can’t handle. Our flexibility and location also means that we are only a phone call away and can meet with you personally if you ever need us. Our strategy → ideas → results process takes away the complications and unnecessary stresses, stripping back the brief and listening to you.
We don’t let our HQ in Handcross, West Sussex prohibit us. Storm12 work with many Brighton-based companies as their creative, design and web agency due to our close proximity to the vibrant city - the only difference being that we can’t quite see the sea from our window. Our expertise lies with medium to large B2B companies, and there is no field we can’t handle. We strive to create and achieve the best for your brand and pride ourselves on our uncomplicated three step strategy to accomplish your brief. Not limiting ourselves to one specific area means that we have the freedom to explore and design for you. We hope to exceed your expectations.
Storm12 may be based in Handcross in West Sussex, but we don’t let that stop us. We aim to reach out across the South East, building and creating for any medium to large B2B company, whether that be in IT and software or property and banking. We have grabbed the attention of numerous brands in the Hampshire area, and our location means that Storm12 can easily come to you in person for those all important meetings. As a creative, web and design agency, we’ve got the complete package for all your needs. You may think our three step process is simple, but it avoids unnecessary complications and allows you to get hands-on too.
Despite being based in Handcross, we make it our mission to extend beyond our West Sussex fields. Venturing into Surrey, we have worked with many B2B companies specialising in a wide range of fields, and there isn’t anything we can’t handle. With our simple three step process, we will create anything you throw at us and give you an insight every step of the way, providing an in-depth discovery workshop at the very start. Our location means that we can visit you for those all important meetings, and don’t be afraid to drop us an email - our flexibility means that we will always be there for a helping hand, even after the project is finished. As your creative, web and design agency, we won’t disappoint.
Look through our portfolio of work to see some of our favourite projects.
Taylor Robinson approached Storm looking for a new brand to revitalise their look and feel. We set about creating dynamic new options with a modern touch to really give the new brand some kerb appeal.
Gatwick Airport asked for our help to create a new identity and a supporting mascot for their Family Friendly programme - aimed at making travelling with children easier. Of course, we were happy to help and why create one mascot when you can create four?!
A video production company came to us looking for a new name and brand which we were only too happy to help with. After all, how often do you get to fuse a dog and an eagle into one logo?!
Gatwick asked us to help create a new brand plus look and feel for their on-airport passenger services, which had been a little neglected. Three services to promote, three new creative executions, one new design platform.
Intellectual property firm Keltie asked Storm to create a new corporate style and identity for their brand.
Mezzanine Flooring International in Kent chose design agency Storm12 to refine and reposition their brand.
A new brand style for Cmed Clinical Services.
Create a brand for an exclusive range of mattresses being manufactured from natural wool in the heart of Dartmoor in Devon by Enchanted House Beds.
ABN AMRO Commercial Finance engaged us to help them develop creative ideas to engage staff with new internal communications propositions.
Armed with the task of creating advertisements for Gatwick’s Community Engagement campaign, we produced a set of dynamic designs and a toolbox set of five themes to capture what Gatwick was after.
Metrobus asked us to work on a creative advertising campaign that would dispel preconceived opinions of bus travel with a focus on a commuter route between Burgess Hill and Brighton. Storm12 being their choice of creative agency.
In 2015, Gatwick Airport gave us a call, looking for a design agency to create a new house-style for their Community Engagement programme. That's music to our ears so we developed a creative platform ready to be rolled out across the region.
Gatwick asked us to help with the creative behind a campaign to promote the breakfast offering available at the airport. Passengers were unaware that many of their favourite restaurants also offered delicious meals for the start of the day - that's our kind of brief.
Storm were asked by Gatwick Airport to create a set of assets to be used to communicate - internally and externally - the move of three major airlines within the airport.
Why not include a piece of work we did for ourselves? This is the direct mail piece we created to spread the word to our clients that Storm had been upgraded and that Storm12 is here.
ABN AMRO Commercial Finance dropped us a line, asking for our help to create a direct mail campaign, but with a difference. They wanted something striking, engaging and surprising. We thought a custom-made sideshooter should do the trick.
A strategic campaign to promote the HR support that Sussex Enterprise offers.
Internation product launch for the new 'Shipper' box.
An engaging direct mail campaign to promote.
Cmed asked us to help them produce a direct mail piece to explain their Biometrics offering. Due to the nature of the information and the range of services on offer, a Maltese cross made perfect sense.
ABN AMRO came to us wanting to re-engage with some key clients.
Advanced approached Storm12 needing to get in contact with prospective clients.
Venture Finance, a financial service funding company in Horsham, approached us in need of a new sales campaign.
Gatwick asked for Storm12's help with a new name, brand, design, copywriting and roll-out of their on-airport guide to shopping and eating. In other words, our perfect project.
Weald Living were looking for a marketing pack to help promote phase one sales of the Creswell Park development. The design for this would form the campaign styling for all the development marketing material going forward. A tight leadtime had to be achieved for this project.
ABN AMRO Commercial Finance in London came to us, as their creative agency with a clear brief - create a new, attractive style for their printed corporate literature. We set about designing image-led, sleek documents with a less-text-is-more approach, delivering a brochure with added shelf appeal.
As a long standing design agency serving G4S in London, we recently designed a high end brochure to help them demonstrate fire and security solutions, outlining credentials and services.
Storm we asked to create a new stlylish brand style across over 200 pieces of literature. We created a design style which would work successfully across the various countries in which Edwards operate, that could be applied to any document from a single sided data sheet to extensive brochures.
Berkeley Homes in Surrey needed sales tool-kit to sell 'The Tower' penthouses, as their current design agency could not help at the time.
A set of brand guidelines, an annual report and aircraft guide for world leading aircraft charter firm Air Partner.
A range of marketing material for St Catherine's Hospice aimed at caring for the next generation.
A new stand for Smart 360.
A new stand for Accredo at The Business Show.
New wave-stand for major US conference.
It's not every day that a client calls us, as their marketing agency in for a meeting to discuss designing a cow. But there we were, collecting a brief to design and paint a life-sized fibreglass cow for a public art exhibition.
A new look for Bakers.
An integrated approach to help reposition Cmed with the CRO sector.
A range of over 200 projects for G4S acorss divisions and channels.
A range of marketing material for leading security firm, Oncam.
To deliver an engaging suite of materials to act as a reminder that people can support the hospice with legacy giving.
An integrated campaign for the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards.
PDT Solicitors is a cool, calm and collected commercial law firm, based in Horsham that works with businesses across the UK and Overseas. Their old website didn't do them justice. That's where we joined the party.
A new website for AJW Group with interactive mega-menu navigation and striking, modern visual design.
A bold move for Keltie in London with a new website.
An all-new website for Weald Living.
Oncam, London came to us, as their web agency for a website with cutting edge interactivity.
Mezzanine International in Kent were looking for a web agency to complement their creative team and found Storm12 not only fitted the bill but raised them to another level.
gdb approached Storm looking to update their website and give it a dynamic new visual identity as well as additional functional elements to enhance the user's experience.
Saxon Weald asked us to help them create a new website which would make it easier for residents and tenants to interact with the company and improve service levels.
A new website for SHW with striking new visual identity to accompany the company's new brand.
Porvair Filtration in Portsmouth, Hampshire came to us for a new dynamic website design that would evolve the brand, speed up page load times, simplify the user journey and increase accessibility - and of course to get a great web agency to step up to the plate.
Gatwick asked us to help create a new brand plus a look and feel for their on-airport passenger services, which had been a little neglected. Three key services to promote, three creative executions, one new design platform.
Breakfast delights at Nando's, Wondertree, Grain Store & wagamama.
Engaging motion image to convey the new terminal layout.
A motion picture animation to promote the key achievements of the Island Roads contract.
PDT Solicitors are a cool, calm and collected commercial law firm, based in Horsham that work with businesses across the UK and Overseas. Whilst working on their new website we created a video to showcase their services.
Keltie approached us wanting to demonstrate the impact of Brexit and what it means for their company. Featuring talking heads and steadicam walk-through of their office, we produced a friendly, approachable and upbeat video, perfect for getting Keltie's message across.
Say hello to our video. New colours, new animations and new graphics, we’ve updated our showreel to better reflect our brand. It shows off our favourite work for some great clients and creates a lasting impact, all while injecting a bit of fun. It’s bold, dynamic and attention-grabbing. Just like us.
Here's how we're preparing for the big day on Saturday ...
Want to know what gets us going? We've got film buffs, Spotify bandits, bookworms and exceptionally amateur sportspeople within our ranks. Check out what they're into. If you've seen, heard or read something great that we haven't, tell us!
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