Category: Web Design

16
Jul

Welcome to a winter wonderland

I used to dread travelling to the mainland and telling people I was from Tasmania. Whilst I loved the place, I was immediately made to feel inferior through the “good natured” jokes and jibes directed at me by seemingly everyone I encountered. You know the ones – How do you spot a Tasmanian? He farts Snowflakes and Tasmania, proof that Kiwi’s can swim. Of course there was also the “family jokes” which got a bit tiresome. Tasmania was viewed as quaint at best with the majority view being somewhat less complimentary.

How times have changed. Driven by tourism, wealthy sea/tree changers and our reputation for world class art, food and wine among other things, Tasmania is seen as a must visit destination for Australians and international visitors alike. Our economy is booming, winter – which used to be a time of hibernation, is alive with festivals and events and there is a vibrancy and pride about the place unmatched anywhere else in the country.

Far from being the butt of jokes from our neighbours on the big island to the north, now a declaration that you are Tasmanian is met with outright envy and wistful looks from people yearning to visit and experience all things Tasmanian.

Playing their part in this renaissance is Tasmania Living Magazine which showcases much of what we love about our beautiful Isle and encouraging visitors to come and love it too.

Resilience Marketing have a great association with the magazine and have completed several projects for them, after all we’re proud Tasmanians too!

 

Television Commercials

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Visit Site: http://www.tasmanianliving.com.au/

30
Apr

Join the club!

The Sports Riders Club of Tasmania have been great clients for Resilience Marketing – We developed their web presence a couple of years ago, which included online membership signups and Race and Ride day entries as well as general information about the club and Sports Bike racing in general.

We’ve also developed television advertisements for them – such as the general one below and some others which have publicised specific events they have held recently.

In fact sporting clubs and community clubs are a great fit for Resilience Marketing – we are able to streamline membership processes by developing a web presence allowing members to apply and renew memberships online, book and pay for club functions and events and also keep their members up to date with what’s happening at the club through social media linked to their news section on their web site.

In addition to this we have all traditional and online media covered when it comes to advertising and publicising the club and it’s events. Can’t go wrong!

Here’s the TV commercial and website for Sports Riders club of Tasmania

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Web Design:

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16
Apr

Nice Catch!

Been a little while since we posted about what’s happening in the Resilience world, in keeping with todays blog subject I’d like to be able to say it’s because we all went fishing but the truth is a bit more mundane – our social media guy has been sitting on his backside watching netflix for a month following a foot operation. Says it was doctor’s orders – yeah riiiight!

Anyway if we had gone fishing it would have been with our clients Get Hooked Fishing Tasmania who have recently had their web site upgraded by Resilience Marketing.Continue Reading..

06
Mar

Renovators Delight!

This weeks shout out goes to a local business helping renovators, landscapers and builders all over the city.

Nathan Clothier bought Hobart Plant Hire last year and in doing so brought years of building experience to the business. They have hundreds of items for hire and expertise in the use of all of them.  With solid advice and the ability to pass on the tricks of the trade on every piece of equipment they hire they’ll make sure you have the right tool for the job and the knowledge to use it.

Here’s an idea of the equipment they hire:

For Landscapers

  • Excavators
  • Compactors
  • Bobcats
  • Rotary hoes
  • Trench diggers
  • Chain saws
  • Lawn gear

For Builders

  • Floor sanders and edgers
  • Jackhammers
  • Generators
  • Concrete mixers
  • Ladders
  • Impact drills

For Compaction

For everything from ride-on rollers to large and small compaction plates as well as rammers and pedestrian rollers.

 

When you’re taking on that next project go to the people that have the equipment you need and the knowledge to show you how to use it.

Here’s their web site – done by Resilience Marketing of course!

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Visit Site: http://hobartplanthire.com.au/

 

13
Feb

The not so humble Flattie

Some of my happiest days were spent at Swansea during school holidays as a kid. Our family were part of the temporary summer wave of “blow ins” that descended on the idyllic little town on Tassies East Coast every summer, setting up residence in our caravan which was permanently on site at the imaginatively named Swansea Caravan Park.

Long summer days were filled with beach cricket, table tennis and space invaders when it was raining, scarfing down hot buttered buns straight out of the oven from the local bakery and riding bikes with the posse all over town and beyond.

My favourite thing to do though was to get out on the water in Great Oyster Bay with my old man in his tinnie and fish for flathead. Back in those days if you put a line in with three hooks on it you’d pull in three fish and have three others chasing them up as you reeled it in. Most of the time there were a few of us in the boat, my sisters and brother often came out too which was great but I cherished the times it was just me and Dad drifting quietly in a comfortable silence while we waited for the next bite.

It wasn’t always beer and skittles though, sometimes the weather would come up unexpectedly and the gentle swell that had been lulling me into an almost hypnotic state would turn quickly into something more akin to a wave pool and result in a white knuckle ride back into shore. Or the time the engine wouldn’t start and the old man had to row from Dolphin Sands back to Swansea, a feat that to this day remains vivid in my memory.

It was a good feeling chowing down on barbecued Flathead fillets in the evening with the family knowing that I had helped put food on the table.

These days the humble Flathead, once considered the rat of the sea (albeit a tasty one!) are a lot harder to find and sell for upwards of $55/kg. The days of reeling them in as easily as shelling peas are long gone and the locals that know how and where to find them guard their secret spots jealously.

Of course to grab a few you need a boat, which is my segue into this weeks featured client – Mariner Aluminium Custom Boats.

A family business, based in Murdunna south east of Hobart, They manufacture and refit quality Aluminium Boats for domestic and commercial use.

Resilience redesigned their logo, designed and printed their stickers and developed a web site for them. check them out below:

 

 

Logo Design

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Stickers:

Web Design

Visit Site: http://marineraluminiumboats.com.au/

05
Feb

The Freestone Identity

Now here’s a project we could really sink our teeth into. New Identity, new web site and all the trimmings.

Business cards, letterhead, signage and presentation folders were all items we designed around the new Corporate identity we developed for Freestone Building Surveying.

We love crafting new logos and branding for businesses. It gives us a real kick seeing our creative efforts go by on a vehicle or drive past offices adorned with signage we have created.

The work we have done for Freestone Building Surveying is no exception. Check out the logo, stationery and web site below.

Graphic Design

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Letterhead and Folder

 

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Branding

Web Design

Visit Site: http://www.freestonebuildingsurveying.com.au/

20
Dec

Wobbly Waves

I’m not much of a surfer. When it comes to hanging 10 I’m usually using the other 10 (fingers) to pull my boardies out of my bum crack after getting dumped yet again.  Mind you I haven’t had a go at it for a while now, seeing it more as a younger person’s game. As someone who has trouble standing on dry land I’d say balancing on a surf board while it careens toward shore powered by a wall of fast moving water would be a tad beyond me.

Probably better that I stick to safer pursuits like stamp collecting or scrabble.

I have an admiration for surfers though, well most of them, some of them are a bit stroppy –  like the bloke who told me the next time I drop in on him he’d slash my floaties. Ironic really – I’d actually nodded off on my board in the shallows and drifted out. The only decent wave I’ve ever caught and I was snoring.

Surfers in general though exude that healthy lifestyle and laid back attitude that I admire. Bronzed demigods and goddesses, who smell of salt and coconuts and say cool things like “If it swells, ride it” and “totally tubular dude”. They can be a bit territorial though, who can forget Mick Fanning punching out a shark for invading his patch of water.

I guess it’s like any other activity though – a surfer is only as good as his/her gear. Yep – another segue coming!

Redbill surf are a Tassie institution and their new Kingston store is chocked full of gear, clothes and accessories for Surfers, Skateboarders and Moto Cross.

They also have an awesome web site developed by Resilience Marketing.

Cowabunga dude – check it out below:

Web Design:

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12
Dec

Thank God for WiFi and Coffee!

School Holidays for my family were spent at the Swansea Caravan Park where my parents had a caravan set up all year round.

Doesn’t sound all that exotic in this day and age where kids are more likely as not to go to Thailand or Bali on holiday than the East coast of Tasmania. I loved it though, long days lounging around the pool, playing eight ball, Space Invaders and table tennis in the games room and generally getting up to mischief and mayhem with the other kids from around the Apple Isle.

Life at the Caravan Park was full of the good stuff – fishing, swimming, good times with your mates and more laughter than I remember in any period of my life since – and I laugh a lot 🙂

Not surprisingly I still get misty eyed when I think of Swansea and I find myself heading up that way as often as I can. The affinity I have for Swansea however, is not transferable to my kids, as I found out on a recent drive up there.

Setting out mid morning with Miss 12 and Miss 14 safely buckled up, excited to be heading back up the East Coast, everything started well enough. The girls were in good spirits, the sun was shining and the Stones were on the stereo. Happy days 🙂 Somewhere near the Airport the girls lost interest in “Dad Rock” and conversation and out came the  headphones, Spotify cranked up on each of their iPhones and just like that Dad was alone. Oh well, still got the Stones I thought, and sang along for the next 25 minutes or so until half way up Bust Me Gall Hill rumblings of discontent began from both girls simultaneously. Mobile reception had dropped out, apparently the most significant peril of modern life for adolescent girls. Music stopped, snap chat stopped, Minecraft stopped, Life stopped.

Suddenly I was copping it from both of them, What’s this music? How long before we get there? Why didn’t you get Vodafone instead of Telstra? – Amy said she had reception all the way. Why do we have to go to Swansea anyway?

Now I’m a reasonably patient guy but I was copping it both barrels in a co-ordinated attack and I was getting a little hot under the collar. Fortunately just around the next bend an Oasis appeared in the form of the Buckland Road House – FREE WiFi! Couldn’t get off the road quick enough!

A calming coffee for me, hot chips for the girls, a quick download of some music the girls could handle if they lost reception again instead of the Dad Rock and we were on the road again all of us much happier.

And Swansea? Can’t speak for the girls but as usual I loved it!

As usual there’s a segue – Check out the Buckland Roadhouse’s web site designed by Resilience below.

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27
Nov

The cure for wobbly boots

So these days I’m a little unsteady on my pins. A medical condition has led to muscle wasting in my legs and whilst I can walk around all day on the flat I generally have more than my fair share of stumbles, tumbles and outright nose dives. As a sobriety test though it works pretty well – If I’m out on a big night I blame the first two excursions to the floor on my feet but on the third one it’s “Na you’re pissed, time to call a cab!”

I think the most embarrassing tumble I’ve ever taken though happened in my 20s at Rosny Park Golf Course. As usual the place was packed with fellow hackers, and as usual I was mouthing off to everyone in my group how I was going to give them a golfing lesson. It was a cold, wet day in August and it was my turn to tee off on the third hole. Anybody that ever played Rosny back in those days knows that that was a busy part of the course. It’s a shared tee for the 2nd and 18th holes, The 1st, 3rd and 17th greens are right next to it and it always became a bottleneck with golfers aplenty tapping their feet impatiently waiting to tee off.

So on that day we had the four in my group waiting to go, a group behind us also waiting for the 2nd tee, The same thing happening for the 18th and the surrounding greens full as well – close enough to 30 people hanging around watching me as I stepped up to the tee. I wish I could say that I was a gracious and sportsmanlike figure like the golfers of legend but in reality I was more Happy Gilmour than Jack Nicklaus. Mouthing off was second nature and I did plenty of it before starting my back swing.

That’s where it came unstuck, literally! – my old KT-26s didn’t hold so well in the mud and I could feel my feet going out from under me as the club started it descent towards the ball it was never going to get anywhere near.  Before I knew it I was flat on my back, wallowing in the mud like a prize hog, the club having left my grip and almost decapitating a player on the 17th green, with over a score of previously bored golfers pointing fingers and laughing their heads off.

To add insult to injury I still had 17 holes to play caked in mud and copping  constant and merciless stirring from my mates and the group behind us whenever they caught up which was often! Nearly 30 years later I’m still hearing about it when I catch up with the boys on a Wednesday night.

I don’t reckon Grip Guard could have helped me that day, but these days as someone who’s prone to slipping on wet, loose or slippery surfaces, I find their work invaluable. From massive projects like resurfacing footpaths in St Helens through to residential applications like driveways, paths and wet areas Kim and his team have been making Tasmania safer for all of us.

They’ve been with Resilience for some time now and we’ve completed a web site for them as well as designing their business cards among other projects.

Web Design:

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09
Oct

A Crying in the Wind

This weeks shout out goes to Elizabeth Fleetwood, a Cornwall native who has been calling Tassie home for 35 years now so I guess we can call her a local!

Elizabeth’s book “A Crying in the Wind” is a sweeping saga, traversing over 200 years of Tasmanian History as told through the interwoven stories of four families beginning in 1812. Well researched, the book really gives you a feel for the harsh realities faced by 19th and 20th century Tasmanians and the struggle faced by our indigenous and immigrant populations.

 

Here’s a brief synopsis as written by the author:

“This epic and sweeping 200-year saga of an ancient island and its violent transformation from Eden-like paradise to the tourist-destination Tasmania of today, is told through the lives of four families.”

The Aboriginal child Tom, stolen in 1812 and forced into early adulthood with no family, no identity, and no love; the hard working Scottish Fairfield family who leave all that is familiar to establish themselves in an alien place; the convict George Turner whose gentleness and conscience are finally destroyed by hard fate; and later the Dijkstras – displaced from Java and then from the Netherlands by WWII – come seeking a new home in the fabled isle that their own Abel Tasman had discovered in 1642. 

In the wake of invasion and genocide, the remnant Aborigines struggle for bare subsistence and recognition on the remote Bass Strait Islands while the pastoral settlers build their empires on someone else’s land; the convict’s sons try to create a new identity, and the Dutch search for peace but bring memories of other wars. All of them are in an alien environment full of ghosts and strange presences.

As their descendants – ordinary people whom you might meet on the streets of Hobart today – interact around the troubled boy Ty, a threatening environmental mystery, and a fiery climax on the slopes of the grand Western Tiers, this is raw history as well as the heart-warming story of ordinary people, loving, hating and battling along in a difficult setting, indelibly marked by their past, yet striving to rise above it and seek redemption.

Well worth a read!

Resilience were approached by Elizabeth to help her market the book a little while ago now. As part of that process we have built a web site and social media presence, designed brochures and screened cinema advertisements for her.

See below:

Web Design:

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Visit Site: http://www.acryinginthewind.com/#steps

Social Media: cryingintthewind-facebook

Visit Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/A-Crying-In-The-Wind-1844977595751627/

 

Cinema Advertising:

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Graphic Design:

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