Simple, elegant web design


Simple, Elegant Web Design

bigflannel have been building simple, elegant websites since 2000. Specialities include photography websites, online glossy and websites for creatives, galleries, publishers, bloggers and boutique retailers. We can work on a project or consultancy basis with clients, designing and building a website to meet a specific purpose, or implementing and or customizing a template (our own or 3rd party), and we also sell a portfolio template, bigflannel Portfolio.

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Awards and Commendations

Webby Winner: Fashion [2002, 2007]; Webby Official Honoree: News/Documentary/Public Service [2007], Fashion [2009]; Webby Nomination: Fashion [2005]; ID Magazine Annual Design Review Interactive [2006]; TIME Magazine 50 Coolest Websites [2005]; American Photo Magazine Cover [05/06]; Silver Davey [2005]; Adobe Site of The Day [4/4/05]; Communication Arts Site of The Day [08/08, 08/11]; PDN [Digital Imaging 2002Digital Imaging 2003Digital Imaging 2003, Photo Annual 2005, Photo Annual 2011]; Alt Pick [Annual 2003Annual 2004].

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Mike Hartley, Creative Director

While studying manufacturing engineering and economics at university in England, Mike discovered he was a creative trapped in an engineer’s body. An MA in Applied Social Research and four (4) years of HIV Education practice later, the internet was invented: a space that allowed both the creative and the engineer to thrive. Since then he has been running bigflannel in New York City.

He was the Creative Director and a Partner at ZOOZOOM, a multiple Fashion Webby award winner and currently helps out at aCurator, a website he designed and built. He has a B.Eng Joint Honors, Manufacturing Engineering and Economics and an MA in Applied Social Research.

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Client List

Clients have included photographers, creatives, psychotherapists, bloggers, boutique retailers, publishers, producers and consultants.

Photographers have included: The Estate of Yousuf Karsh, J A Mortram, Janette Beckman, Isadora Kosofsky, Sarah Stacke, David Pace, Ted Morrison, Merri Cyr, Mark Katzman, Eric Ogden, Leland Bobbé, Fabrice Trombert, Demond Meek, Aaron Goodman, Fergus Greer, Anthony Saint James, Sarah Lester, Marissa Roth, Andrew Prentice, Michael Putland.

Creatives have included: JZ Events, Elliott Power, Karen Singh Designs, David Lawrence, Wixon Gibbs, Xenia VirayCollective Wink.

Psychotherapists have included: Rosemarie Verderame, The Courtyard Garden.

Bloggers have included: Feeding Isla.

Boutique retailers have included: Morrison Hotel Gallery, ClampArt, Diego Salazar, from the source, LMD Floral, Juwlz New York, Grahame Putland Gallery.

Publishers, producers and consultants have included: aCurator, Stella KramerSquare Media International, The Hell Gate, Left Right Video Production.

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