Shorts, Snippets & Musings
What’s going on
Tuesday 7th November 23
The Lemonade Group WebSite Launched.
I am pleased to announce that The Lemonade Group have just launched their new Shopify website which I have been working on with them since September.
The Lemonade Group offers freelance hairdressers and consultants wholesale specialist products with a combined group savings. The website is very unique in it’s brand and style so was great fun to work on.
Check it out at thelemonadegroup.co.uk
Tuesday 29th August 23
New Online Art Shop & Gallery.
Shopify Launch for me!
After building many Shopify websites for clients I finally took the plunge and built one for myself as a showcase for the printmaking and paintings I sell.
The Rik Barwick Studio is dedicated to my more analogue creative passions and has been a great release for me over the years so I am pleased to share this with you all.
Please visit the new site at www.rikbarwick.studio
Thursday 3rd August 23
First sale for Wild erb candle co.
Shopify Migration from Wix Complete!
Huge congratulations to Wild Erb Candle Co. for achieving their first sale since we finished migrating their e-commerce over to Shopify this month.
Wild Erb Candle Co create wonderful candles and scented wax melts from their home in Suffolk. Emily plans to leverage Shopify’s e-commerce tools and POS functionality to expand her business.
The website can be found at wilderb.co.uk
Thursday 6th July 23
The Artisan Smokehouse – Live!
Shopify Theme Launch
I’m excited to announce the launch of the new and improved Shopify Theme for The Artisan Smokehouse!
I’ve been working with Tim and Gill last month to help build the new theme and ensure it performed well in page speed and accessibility checks to help their organic SEO rankings but also so it looks great!
The website can be found at theartisansmokehouse.co.uk
Monday 2nd June, 23
Little Blossoms Baby Massage
New Branding Launched
It gives me great pleasure to introduce you to the branding for new local business “Little Blossoms Baby Massage”.
I designed this logo with a hand-painted emblem as the icon as we wanted this to feel organic, relaxed and hand-crafted.
I’m going to write up a case study to show you the design process, watch this space for more!
Wednesday 31st May, 23
“The Artisan Smokehouse”
New Client Announcement
I am thrilled to introduce Gill & Tim from “The Artisan Smokehouse” who have recently commissioned me as their Shopify Development Partner.
Gill & Tim own the award-winning smokehouse in Falkenham, Suffolk. They produce a great range of tasty smoked meats and hampers.
I can’t wait to get started working with the business to optimise and enhance their Shopify store.
Friday 21st April, 23
Green Pebble “Direct from Artist” Live!
Shopify Marketplace Launched
I am very excited to announce that the Shopify Marketplace I have been building for local business Green Pebble has gone live with their first artist Faye Baines.
The “Direct from Artist” Marketplace allows chosen artists to collaborate and manage their own e-commerce facility within Green Pebble’s already flourishing e-commerce store.
We saw an instant uptake with sales of Faye’s work and are hoping to add more artists as soon as possible. I am continue to work with Green Pebble on other Shopify development and maintenance work.
Tuesday 21st March, 23
Cooking with gas & Ken Hom Woks
New Client Announcement
I am very excited to welcome Ken Hom Woks to the client roster here at rikbarwick.co.uk. Ken Hom is the leading authority on Chinese Cooking and his woks are sold worldwide.
Ken Hom Woks is part of the DKB Household UK Ltd brand portfolio who also manage Cole & Mason and Zyliss. I’ll be working with the team over the next few months in supporting the updates to their Shopify e-commerce website as they look to grow the product offering across Europe.
Thursday 9th February, 23
Welcome To New client Green Pebble
New Client Announcement
I am thrilled to announce that I have just secured a new client, Green Pebble, based in Suffolk, UK. Green Pebble is a company that specialises in publishing high-quality greetings cards and gifts, and they have hired me as a Shopify expert to help them expand their digital offering to artists across the country.
This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a well-established company and to use my expertise in Shopify to help them grow their business. Green Pebble has a strong commitment to providing top-notch products and services to their customers, and I am excited to be a part of this journey.
Stay tuned for updates on our progress and for new exciting developments from Green Pebble.
Friday 27th January, 23
NEW Logo Design & LABELS
The Suffolk Distillery – Limoncello Logo Design
The Suffolk Distillery has just released a new Limoncello beverage. I was asked to design the new logo design and bottle labels by the owner Gary Wilkinson and we decided it would feature a vintage-inspired logo and design elements.
The design elements convey a sense of tradition and craftsmanship, perfectly capturing the essence of the delicious and authentic Limoncello. The use of bold typography and a colour palette reminiscent of the Mediterranean adds a touch of elegance and sophistication, making it stand out on store shelves and appeal to discerning consumers.
Overall, the new branding is sure to help the product stand out in the competitive beverage market.
Wednesday 18th January, 23
Cole & Mason LIve!
New Shopify Website Launched
Exciting news! After 4 months of work and I am excited to announce the launch of the new Cole & Mason Shopify website.
Cole & Mason is a brand that has been providing high-quality kitchenware for over 100 years, and I can’t wait for you to see their latest collection. Since September I have been working closely with the UK marketing team to realign their brand into a more luxury market. I am proud to have helped with the UX & UI to help the website increase conversion rates whilst also helping with the content strategy for SEO.
Now my focus will turn to the teams in the USA and Europe to help localise the site to their different markets. So I’m excited to bring Cole & Mason’s high-quality kitchenware to an even larger audience and can’t wait for you all to see it!
Head over to www.coleandmason.com and check it out for yourself!
Friday 6th January, 23
New Client Announcement!
It gives me great pleasure to start 2023 with welcoming Zyliss Cookware to the client roster here at rikbarwick.co.uk.
I’ll be working with the US team over the next few months with Shopify Development to help migrate their e-commerce website over to the e-commerce platform.
Zyliss are an incredible cookware brand who have been applying their Swiss expertise to cooking and design for over 70 years.
I’m looking forward to the challenges this project brings as our American cousins have different accessibility laws and service expectancies than here in the UK so it’ll be interesting to see how I can learn from this for future projects.
Thursday 22nd December, 22
New Letterpress Print
“Chisoku” – be satisfied.
This was a fun little print project I just completed using my limited collection of letterpress letters.
The Zen word “chisoku” is composed of the kanji 知 (read chi) meaning “know, wisdom” and 足 (read soku) meaning “sufficiency”.
I am selling limited edition letterpress prints of this to help fund adding more letters to my letterpress library. Prints are £15 – please email me if you’re interested in buying one.
To view more of my artwork and prints please checkout my Art & Printmaking portfolio.
Tuesday 20th December, 22
2nd January ’23
New client IVY & BOND open their doors for the first time!
So from the 2nd January ’23 you’ll be able to enjoy her new tearoom experience in Hall Street, Long Melford, Suffolk. So be sure to pop in and show your support for a new independent business.
Good Luck Helen!
Tuesday 1st November, 22
Cole & Mason
New Client Announcement!
I’m really excited to announce that I will be working with Cole & Mason and DKB Household UK Ltd to help support and launch their new Shopify E-commerce Website.
I’ll be working closely with the marketing team to launch the new site in the UK first then supporting the team as we expand it into new territories – starting with America then Germany.
Watch this space for updates!
Friday 16th December, 22
New Art Commission
“Abbey Gardens” Ink Illustration
It gives me great pleasure to share this commission I have recently finished for a customer.
It’s a 6×4 illustration of a special location of the customer’s using Pentel ink brushes.