Design Development
Digital Illustration

Andy Hook is a web designer, front-end developer and digital illustrator from East Sussex

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Cymbiosis Store

Design & Development

I took lead on the interface, UX, visual design and front-end development for this responsive store, built specifically for high-end audio enthusiasts.

Cymbiosis approached TJC regarding the implementation of a store into their existing online presence.The initial brief was heavily focused on an automated system to process small purchases, though this was subsequently (and successfully) expanded when we identified good use for the same technology in their used equipment revenue stream, advocated for an investment in web performance and made a strong case for the expansion of project scope.

The result is a platform which mixes an enquiry based system with an automated "basket and checkout" traditional store. I lead the project all the way from conception, through to the design and front-end development of an entirely new modular component system. This system would ultimately go on to be used in the full rebuild of their entire website later that year.

About Me

My name is Andy Hook, I’m a digital illustrator, web designer & front-end developer currently based in East Sussex.

I am a dedicated, enthusiastic and highly-motivated web professional with over 5 years commercial design and development experience. Formally educated in fine art, illustration and graphic design. I have spent over 10 years working with the Adobe suite of creative applications. I have a passion for art and design, specifically how these disiplines can integrate with modern web technology.

I believe that good design is always in service of the user and it's my job to ensure that a project achieves both its business objectives and the needs of its users above all else.

This site was built using Metalsmith, styles written in SASS and modular Javascript developed with RequireJS. For those interested, the souce code is available on Github. If you have any questions let me know.

Responsive Web Design

Coupling aesthetic design sensibilities with user experience and front-end development allows me to build the best possible online experience from concept all the way to code delivery.

Digital Illustration

By using modern Wacom input tools combined with traditional illustration and artistic techniques I deliver compelling digital illustration for both web and print media.

Front-End Development

Utilizing the latest pre-processing technology, client side build tools and CSS architectural methodologies I produce clean, modular front-end code and mobile first web solutions.