Our Portfolio

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We’ve worked with 100s of clients to help design, brand, market and optimise their ecommerce websites – Shopify and Shopify Plus store owners alike. Take a look at our portfolio including everything from fashion retailers to food companies and leisure equipment.

We specialise in creating Shopify ecommerce stores and providing the supporting services required by those Shopify store owners; things like packaging design, photography, branding, search optimisation and marketing. More broadly, we apply those same skills to producing hard-hitting campaigns and mini-sites for charities and compelling brochure sites for businesses. You’ll find a little bit of everything here, selected to best show the range and quality of services we deliver.

Knomo

Founded in London by a team of fashion-loving digital innovators, Knomo is on a mission to create bags and accessories that are “beautiful on the outside and smart on the inside”. At Swanky, we are proud to have helped Knomo optimise their new 2018 website for success by guiding them through various design and development solutions for all elements of their new website build; from a strong technical foundation to a striking layout that reflects the impeccable quality Knomo’s customers have come to expect from the brand.

Optimisation

iForce Group

With over 20 years of experience in multichannel retail logistics and supply chain management, iForce Group work alongside large enterprising retailers to help them satisfy the growing expectations of their multichannel shoppers. At Swanky, we helped them achieve their goal of launching a brand new B2c (business to consumer) website by crafting them a practical and compelling new ecommerce store.

Web design

Saltrock

Founded in the 80s by two brothers who fell in love with the Cornish coast, Saltrock is a popular surf and adventure apparel company who are passionate about creating clothing that reflects their love for sun, sand and sea. Our Swanky team are proud to have helped Saltrock transition to Shopify, revamp their brand’s online presence and ultimately boost their long-term ecommerce success.

Migration

Colville Leather

Colville Leather is an ecommerce store specialising in supplying quality handmade leather goods and accessories to their ever-expanding customer base. Our expert ecommerce marketing and SEO (search engine optimisation) services helped this Totnes-based brand to increase its traffic by 77% in less than a year and take its local business nationwide.

Optimisation

Artpiq

Founded earlier this year, ARTPIQ is an exciting new business venture which offers young and talented artists the chance to kick-start their artistic careers by crowdfunding capital for their artworks online. At Swanky, we were able to make its founders’ dreams a reality by providing them with an exquisitely designed online platform on which to showcase the works of up-and-coming artists.

Web design

Hamtun Watches

Hamtun Watches is a UK-based crowdfunded ecommerce company that specialises in building and selling high-quality automatic watches at affordable prices. Our expert team at Swanky helped Hamtun Watches outpace their competitors by creating them a compelling and user-friendly custom Shopify website design.

Web design

Winternational

Winternational are an online luxury women’s ski-wear store, providing beautiful designer ski apparel to customers across the globe. We helped them to boost their revenue by an impressive 68% and maximise their brand’s international ecommerce success by crafting them a compelling and fully customised Shopify store.

Web design

Newquay Camping Shop

Founded in 1973, Newquay Camping Shop is a family-owned business specialising in providing high-quality camping equipment for holidaymakers looking to enjoy Cornwall’s remarkable coastlines, spectacular beaches and beautiful scenery. At Swanky, we helped them to boost their traffic, sales and revenue by helping them migrate their website to Shopify and crafting them a fresh and engaging new ecommerce store.

Migration

Lulu & Robbie

The wonderful folks at Lulu & Robbie design and tailor high-end pet garments. At Swanky, we worked with their company's founder to establish a nurturing, honest visual language for the site, which reflected the brand's tag-line and ethos; "conscious clothing for your pets". We provided branding guidance, consultation, design, development and launch assistance for Lulu & Robbie in order to help them craft the seamless, beautiful and easy-to-navigate Shopify store they proudly own today.

Optimisation

Rubies in the Rubble

Tonnes of good foods are thrown away every week due to aesthetic imperfections, over-forecasted demand or inefficiency in storing and distributing - Rubies in the Rubble is a delicious response to the (very) big problem of food waste. Rubies in the Rubble is a Taste award winner with a big vision, and so they needed a store which reflected their beautiful new brand and product packaging. We partnered with a frequent design partner of Swanky, Kane O'Flaherty, to create a bold monochrome aesthetic which makes Rubies beautiful products pop on every page and communicates their vision with a clarity and fun rarely seen in stores of this scale.

Web design

CC Bear

CC Bear are a creative family business that specialise in creating wellness-based dog biscuits. Their beautiful (and some might even say tasty!) product packaging set the tone for our online store design work. CC Bear focuses their efforts on producing just a few products, so our build breaks away from most of the design conventions common on mainstream stores - no need here for long product lists or huge mega-menus! Instead, we employed dynamic animated boxes and rollouts to make navigation through the store simple, engaging and enjoyable for customers.

Web design

Huel

Huel is a highly successful startup business with an extraordinary product to sell; complete meal replacement powders and bars. This company has quality and simplicity running through their DNA, as well as an ambition (driven especially by high consumer demand) to grow fast. This makes Shopify the perfect ecommerce platform on which to host their store. Swanky has worked with Huel for over a year to support their rapid growth, including helping them launch a phenomenally successful subscription service, create an online German store and begin ongoing conversion rate optimisation testing to maximise the success of their business.

Optimisation

Baobella Boutique

Baobella is the UK's largest and most trusted Asian beauty and cosmetics retailer. At Swanky, we provided their team with a full website consultation, design and build, as well as managing the full migration of their products, customers, data and content from Baobella's old Magento store over to Shopify. Their new custom Shopify store is better looking, faster, easier to manage and has ultimately led to a huge increase in sales for the company. We are proud to continue to serve Baobella with ongoing CRO (conversion rate optimisation) and store maintenance services.

Migration

Piccolo

Our friends at Piccolo created this remarkable brand, and a launch range of baby foods (currently sold in Waitrose, Ocado, Whole Foods and other stores nationwide) to introduce babies to the wonders of Mediterranean flavours! SwankyApple were contracted to provide a triple-A quality, responsive store build, complete with characterful animations and interactions. We delivered using Shopify and the latest web technologies to prepare all this on a tight schedule.

Web design

Kernoda

This bold Cornish startup retail business specialise in creating high-quality ski and outdoor apparel and accessories. Our Swanky team are proud to have crafted a compelling and comprehensive online store for their brand - complete with custom features such as a hire functionality for selected product lines. We also created two blog websites to allow the business to present detailed information about their wide and exciting range of products, contests and social feeds. By deploying Shopify and Wordpress in tandem, we were able to build a network of websites for the brand, leveraging the strengths of both platforms to give Kernoda the best digital exposure possible.

Web design

WorkPositive

This consulting firm helps organisations of all shapes and sizes to apply the principles of positive thinking and business psychology in practical ways. Their global consultation team works with leading businesses such as Barclays, the NHS and EY to improve employee satisfaction and management efficacy. Swanky was contracted to provide the WorkPositive team with a full website design and development consultation to help them update their existing website and thereby help the brand unlock their full ecommerce potential.

Optimisation

Blue Steel

This popular US brand specialises in selling beautiful and affordable rings and other jewellery pieces nationwide. Following a change of management in 2015, Swanky was commissioned to consult and deliver a store refresh to increase the store's conversion rates and cart values. Following a detailed site analysis and strategy proposal, we set to work using a cost-effective combination of custom development and apps. Thanks to the speed and efficiency of development on Shopify, and our extensive experience with consumer psychology and user interaction design, our work yielded a statistically significant increase in all targeted areas and generated 2x ROI (return on investment) within 3 months.

Optimisation

Metcalfe's Skinny

This quirky national brand was created by Julian Metcalfe (of Pret A Manger) and is stocked in thousands of supermarkets around the UK. The Metcalfe's Skinny team wanted a hand with a full site redesign and build in late 2015 and found Swanky through the Shopify Experts marketplace. Our team provided theirs with a full website design and development consultation in order to create a popping-hot new brand homepage that is now packed with zingy animations, search-optimised content and yummy product facts. Our WordPress optimisation also makes it one of the speediest brand websites on the market.

Optimisation

Itsu [Grocery]

From the founders of Pret a Manger, this yummy company is the retail arm of the much-loved national restaurant chain Itsu. Our Swanky team have been working with the brand since early 2015 to keep their Shopify store in the best shape of its life. During our time working with the team, we have consulted on and delivered a significant website content re-shuffle (complete with new designs and website features) and numerous ongoing optimisation services to keep the brand's sales and customer reach growing day by day.

Optimisation

Protein Water

This innovative startup has created a range of tasty sports beverages which quench and strengthen in equal measure! Okay - that might be a health claim too far from us, but the unique blend of protein and fruity flavours make these clever drinks ideal for sporty types. At Swanky, we provided a full website design and development consultation for the Protein Water team on a very tight schedule. Our rapid and hugely successful results turnaround was made possible by our Swanky team's hard work and the speed and ease of working with Shopify.

Optimisation

Sorbet

Sorbet sell beautiful hammam towels ideal for trendy travellers. We provided their team with a full Shopify store design and development consultation to help the brand make the most of their colourful, earthy products and maximise their ecommerce potential. Our experience and expertise in search optimisation services has resulted in strong growth and an increased customer reach for Sorbet since the launch of its beautiful new website.

Optimisation

Mr Lacy

The biggest shoelace brand in the world elected to use us to consult, design and build their fabulous ecommerce store on Shopify. Our intimate knowledge of shopper psychology, mobile first design and Shopify's silky smooth loading times resulted in a store which more than doubled previous conversion rates.

Web design

Exeter City FC

Exeter City Football Club contracted Swanky to assist with a full design and development consultation for their new club merchandise store. We used Shopify to deliver a beautiful, fast shopping experience which helps fans quickly find and buy team kit and memorabilia.

Little known fact: The Brazil national football team played its first-ever game against Exeter City FC on 21 July 1914 - although, the result is disputed!

Web design

Grace Church Exeter

This leading Exeter Church needed a new website to better reflect their evolving identity. Swanky provided them with a full design and development consultation to establish a visual language for their brand which was fun and engaging but also authoritative. We also customised the WordPress administration UI to provide intuitive management of site content without over-reliance on code. Our exclusive WordPress optimised hosting service, along with our deep understanding of search engine optimisation best practice, means the Church now consistently ranks in the top 5 on Google for key search terms.

Optimisation

At My Best

At My Best is a team-building and self-reflection business designed to help individuals and groups identify and build upon their strengths. SwankyApple assisted WorkPositive in the design and development of this Shopify store to present their compelling and engaging product in the best light possible.

Web design

St Petrock's

St Petrock’s is an independent charity based in Exeter, Devon, working to improve the lives of people who are homeless or precariously housed. Their team provide a range of survival, referral, homelessness prevention and support services to help vulnerable people move into more settled and fulfilled lives. Swanky helped St Petrock’s envisage a new online presence which tacked long-term issues of navigation and site administration for the St Petrock's team. A comprehensive design consultation resulted in a new and unusual but highly effective information architecture which has helped a broad range of user groups find the information they need quickly. The result was a striking and compelling navigation and aesthetic that enables St Petrock's to communicate complex material clearly and engagingly.

Web design

Butterfly Children's Hospices

Butterfly Children's Hospices provide loving care and treatment for children with life-threatening illnesses in their two hospices in Changsha and Nanjing, China. Founded in Exeter, the charity have been working with the Chinese government to provide support for children and their families since 2010. Swanky were thrilled to assist the rapidly growing organisation with a brand refresh and provided them with a full website design and development consultation. The organisation's resulting new website and brand image reflects their admirable and compassionate goals and also provides means for increased social engagement and donations from those interested in its work.

Web design

Click and Grow

Click and Grow raised $625,851 through Kickstarter for their innovative indoor plant growing product. They came to Swanky for help with integrating their compelling new website into Shopify. We produced a slick, responsive site for the Click and Grow team, using advanced Shopify features to create a product up-selling function, split product descriptions, a company blog and more for an enjoyable and engaging user experience.

Web design

Race Horse Death Watch

Animal Aid, the UK's second largest animal rights charity, contracted our Swanky team to bring their charity campaigns experience to bear to create this hard-hitting campaign site. We were pleased to lend our consultation, design and development skills and created a website which is rich in information but also easy to navigate and extremely speedy. From the initial consultation, we identified a need for a bold colour scheme to display the shocking headlines and data available. We wanted to let the data do the talking so we avoided the use of shocking images, preferring to focus on refining the user experience to make the available data as accessible as possible.

Web design

US Army MWR

The US Army run community sites for all of their garrisons in Europe. These sites are the troops' gateway to information about what's going on in the local area and where to go while they are stationed there. The MWR community sites network is built on a single Concrete 5 instance and handles thousands of visits each day. The network is managed by a dedicated staff team spread across Europe. The coordinating office for the European network of sites contacted us, as Concrete 5 experts, to expand their monthly maintenance, development and support network while they undertook a total redevelopment. Over the course of 6 months, Swanky provided a raft of bug fixes and new feature development, including providing complex database administration and optimisation in preparation for the network update.

Optimisation

Golden Bear Toys

Golden Bear design and manufacture some of the UK's best-loved children's toys - including Go Mini and Peppa Pig! Swanky was selected by Golden Bears' marketing team to head the development of their new ecommerce store. Our Shopify design expertise and early mastery of responsive design (in 2011) singled us out as the right team to create a store which would handle thousands of purchases at launch. Our use of responsive design and back-end enterprise resource management integration gave Golden Bear an early visual and operational edge against rivals who were also embarking on ecommerce site creation. The store remains a stand-out among competing toy manufacturers to this day.

Web design

Trusted Proxies

Designed specifically for the "White Hat" search engine and internet marketing industries, Trusted Proxies provides Enterprise Class Private Proxy Servers that are fast, secure and reliable. The company has grown quickly, turning from a kitchen table based startup in 2010 to a highly respected proxy service provider with clients (and services) around the globe. With this sudden rapid growth, Trusted Proxies approached us with a challenge; to make sense of their hundreds of service options (each of which had tens of differentials) so that new clients could navigate their way through to an informed purchase in a few steps as possible. We immediately identified that this was a UX (user experience) problem and set to work developing, testing and developing again - working our way toward a data-layout which would turn pages of complex data comparisons into an easy purchasing process. When we were finished we had it down to 2 easy steps. Their very effective website is therefore a combination of our advanced user experience know-how and a little technical magic.

Web design

Wheelie Chix Chic

WheelieChix is an awesome fashion label offering custom designed clothing specifically tailored for women in wheelchairs. The WheelieChix brand needed an ecommerce solution which could be updated with the minimum of ongoing cost while still looking fantastic in each quarter. Swanky was selected from a range of ecommerce providers due to our complete service offering and highly creative approach to design. We produced designs, marketing creative and a customised OpenCart based ecommerce solution to create a fast, stable, great looking ecommerce website which converts visits into buyers and plays well with search engines to help WheelieChix take advantage of its unique market segment.

Web design

Pure

Pure is a London-based startup selling headphones and speakers with clear-quality-sound. As the PGA team sell in Europe, USA and Australia, they contacted us for help with a multi-currency, multi-region site setup. Currently, the cleanest way to do this with Shopify is through three subscriptions. Swanky used geo-location API's and multi-currency selectors to seamlessly redirect users to the correct store depending upon region.

Optimisation

Lashionista

Lashionista has broken the mould in ecommerce store design with a high-concept print feel which (seemingly!) effortlessly conveys the premium nature of the product being sold. Swanky and Lashionista worked with leading graphic artists to put together this beautiful website design, and our team then used our intimate understanding of Shopify theme creation and ecommerce best practices to make sure that the store performed as brilliantly as it looked.

Web design

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