Hello, we're Shed Collective

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What we do

User Experience

Research, planning, user journeys, user testing

Visual Design

Crafting beautiful websites & apps

Front-End Dev

jQuery, Backbone, Angular, Bootstrap

Back-End Dev

PHP, ExpressionEngine, CI, Vagrant, Puppet etc.

Database Design

Ensuring speed, efficiency & reliability

Interaction

APIs, apps & physical products & services

We're a small team of designers and developers based in Shoreditch, London. We work with a variety of clients from startups to global banking institutions providing a range of services from user experience design and product realisation to web and mobile app development. We've been in the business since 2010. Our speciality is web development, both front and back-end, and in January 2015 we released our homegrown PHP framekit, Nails into the public domain.

Our Process

Every project we undertake is unique and every client we work with requires a different approach. Our small size and network of trusted partners and freelancers enable us to offer flexibility and reliability. We offer a semi-agile iterative approach to project development, make use of some excellent tools such as Asana, Slack and CodeBase to both keep clients up to speed and enable them to interact directly with the team at all times.

Humans

Pablo de la Peña

Pablo de la Peña

Partner / Señor Developer

Gary Duncan

Gary Duncan

Partner / Project Manager / Developer

Tom Butler

Tom Butler

Designer / Front-End Developer

Carl Wood

Carl Wood

Front-End Developer

As well as working with a variety of talented freelance designers and developers, we're pleased to work with the following partners: Furthermore, Wardour Communications, Vimia, nonsense, Design Culture and Slurpp

Work with us

We're currently looking for 2 talented individuals to join us in Shoreditch. We're a small, close-knit team and we don't have time for a formal hiring process. We're casual by nature, so get in touch with us by whatever means tickles your fancy: a postcard, a paper plane, an animated gif, crochet, a smoke signal - you name it

We're not incredibly fussy about your qualifications; some of the best people we know were self-taught. Being a good fit for our team and size is the most important factor.

We do not work with recruitment agencies, so please do not email us anonymous CVs or try to tempt us with free doughnuts and beer.

New Business & PM

An individual experienced in new business development, running client accounts and project management

You'll be assisting the team in dealing with incoming business leads, sourcing and pitching for new business, managing projects and managing client accounts

Enquire

PHP Developer

A talented, skilled and experienced PHP developer with a thirst for knowledge, who will help define dev processes and standards

Depending on your experience, you'll be leading back-end dev, working with and improving Nails, defining development processes and procedures

Enquire

Code we wrote

In January 2015, we released Nails - an opensource framekit for developers. Nails is both a framework and a toolkit, allowing for rapid development of PHP websites for pretty much any purpose. It comes with a range of modules that provide some out-of-the-box functionality such as a CMS module, E-commerce module and Blog module. Read more about Nails on the Nails Website, and read about how Nails has helped enhance some of our clients' businesses below.

Internship Platform (hidden)

Shed Collective have worked closely with this award-winning talent sourcing platform since 2010, building complex proprietary matching algorithms that carefully pair candidates with business and vice versa

This highly complex web application involved handling millions of data-points, with a high level of caching and performance optimisation. The platform has facilitated the hiring needs of many household brands and global businesses and continues to excel in its industry.

Rupert Spira

A visually simple website on first glance actually provides a vast array of complex custom features for various user groups, utilising numerous APIs and custom media processing tools throughout

An international shop supports multiple currencies, payment processors, VAT rates and products with varying VAT requirements; integrated forums and event management tools and streaming media via AWS with live editing facilities in the back-end. This complex website runs on a forked version of Nails due to its highly customised nature.

Jane Gowans

This simple brochure site with shop, blog and CMS was developed over the course of a year for award winning Scottish jeweller, Jane Gowans

Jane's site runs completely on Nails and utilises the blog, shop and CMS modules, as well as numerous custom features.

Investment Bank (Hidden)

Shed Collective developed the main brochure website for a global financial client in 2014. A heavily customised content management system supported by extensive security software and hardware

Developing systems that can withstand security breaches and attacks represented a unique challenge. This unique project allowed us to review the core security aspects of Nails and ultimately allowed us to improve security across the board.

21Pictures

21Pictures is a dating platform that matches single people based on their instincts. Shed Collective developed this complex website on Nails and plan to release a suite of client apps for various devices throughout 2015

The 21Pictures site involves matching and comparing millions of data-points, providing a real technical challenge. We invested a lot of time developing the database structures and matching algorithms, adopting a background workers approach to data processing, freeing up the front-end to serve content.

White Ensign Association

Complete brochure site with CRM, CMS, custom talent matching algorithms and back-of-house mobile app

The White Ensign Association rely on their website (developed on Nails) to handle many core services to their clients, from employment services to financial support. Not only that, extensive back-of-house features including custom mobile app allow staff to interact with clients efficiently.

Talk to Us

hello@shedcollective.org
020 7729 6043

Studio 16, Sunbury Workshops
Swanfield Street
LONDON
E2 7LF