Case study: Hidden Creative
Hidden Creative are a multimedia design, virtual reality and 3D agency in Manchester, UK. I worked with them from July to October 2017.
I was brought into Hidden to work with their design and 3D teams to bring one of their immersive virtual reality experiences to the web. This involved a strong emphasis on performance as the application included a lot of images, image sequences, video, 3D and animation. The project was completed and launched on time for one of their biggest US clients. After this I documented the process and wrote maintenance instructions for the clients’ in–house team to take over.
Another project I worked on was a hybrid app for use at a trade show. This was built with the tightest of deadlines — 3 days! I chose Angular 4 and Cordova to rapidly build the app and it was completed within the timeframe.
Whilst at Hidden I identified patterns in their existing projects that could be repeated and created a reusable framework, built with React, that scaffolded a web application ready for content input and branding for their clients. This cut the build time for future projects drastically and allows junior and non front-end specialists to build these web apps quickly and easily.
I trained their newly hired junior front–end developer on development best practises and workflow, and documented these standards for their developers to use ongoing.
- 3 month development contract
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