A bit about us..
GIGER MEDIA (pronounced 'guy-ger') is a small creative marketing and brand image company providing graphic design, website design, illustration, print, photography and marketing support services, established back in 1995 based in the UK in Lincolnshire.
Our aim is to bring all your creative marketing needs together, on the web, in digital format, and in print.
Offline: We provide hard copy printed marketing materials such as leaflets, brochures and flyers, along with display and exhibition, business print, branding and promotion services to help our clients push their business, services or products.
Online: Our web design and build services, in either pure HTML or on the WordPress platform, along with social media support can be integrated into a design and marketing project to boost your online presence.
Market Sector: We have no specific client type or industry, preferring instead to focus on our skills and continued development in design and marketing, and offering these specialisms across the board to everyone as opposed to a specific market sector.
Client types: We have worked with a wide variety of different client types and businesses including:
• Professional services such as financial, accountants and legal
• Retail, high street and trade suppliers
• Schools and educational support businesses
• Pharma and encapsulation technology
• Food and food technology
• Building & restoration
• Sports and leisure industry
We are members of the
Design Business Association
We are a Channel Partner of Nominet UK
We are a Central NIC Accredited Registrar
We are a SagePay Partner
Our 'client only' hosting servers are located in the UK
Founder of GIGER MEDIA. Has been involved in vector based illustration for years and website design back when 14.4kb was the fastest speed around and Compuserve were king.
A film lover and member of the 501st UK Garrison, he gets just as excited as a client when designs and concepts are approved, and shares all their gusto when a project goes live or is sent to print.
Likes: Star Wars, James Bond, Corel, Vans, Dreamweaver, Win7 64bit, Assassins Creed, Judge Dredd, Alien, gin.
Dislikes: Comic Sans, cheap cutlery, the Jonathan Ross Show, excessive packaging, Apple & iPhone love.
Oli studied graphic design and photography and is a dab hand at digital photo editing and image prep.
Our newest asset to the team, Oli is charged with producing initial layouts and working up ideas and designs, and helping to get all our projects through to completion.
Likes: EastEnders, music, chocolate bourbons, retro clothing, the Hobbit, sleep, Fanta Fruit Twist, rugby, JD Honey.
Dislikes: Comic Sans, fruit, salad, waking up, coconut.
Website development purist and problem-solver, shuns all mod-cons for the cold comfort of a simple text editor. The clever brain behind some of our new database driven projects. Every project is lovingly carved from sustainable hand grown blocks of code.
Stewart is often found utterly entranced by the computer screen and muttering in languages few can speak, the only cure for which is for someone to mention tea.
Likes: Wargaming, Digging for Victory, Real Ale, online gaming, Sudoku, Comic Sans.
Dislikes: Fancy web-editor tools, Reality/Talent TV, the limited number of hours in the day.
The 'virtual' member of our team, Max is our digital buddy who is frequently called upon to prepare proposals and quotations, manage our workflow, and generally free up our time for more creative pursuits.
Doesn't like tea or coffee, or any liquids for that matter. His best friend is Tron and he has a pet RAM.
Likes: Quotations, proposals, process management, job assignments, The Matrix.
Dislikes: Excel, Notepad, Outlook, fresh air, the real world.
Whilst we provide creative services that result in the production of websites, graphics, print, or photography, we made a conscious decision years ago to complete the service we offer our clients.
We have never understood the premiss of designing and then building a website for a client.. and then sending them off somewhere else to have it hosted, or using a mass-shared system with 1,000's of other unknown websites on the same server. So, back in June 2000 we made the decision to invest in our own website hosting and email servers specifically for our clients needs - we call it 'Client Only Hosting'.
For print and output we have partnered with print companies that can provide a wide range of stocks and quality finishing services.
For photography where finished or mounted display or presentation prints are required, we use some of the UK's finest photographic print labs for hand-finished output, mounting, framing and display options.
We provide a professional domain name management service and can search, register, and manage all your domains names for you. GIGER MEDIA are full members of Nominet UK and are a CentralNic Accredited Registrar, operating our own dns servers.
...and unlike many domain re sellers we register YOUR names to YOU or YOUR business, not ours.
Let's make this clear first off - we are not re-sellers - we have our own dedicated 'client only' website hosting and email servers based here in the UK, not abroad (we do like to wave the flag when we can) allowing us to provide a managed, safe, and secure environment for your website.
With a 99% guaranteed uptime and unlimited bandwidth, our hosting service is designed specifically with our clients in mind.
We do our bit. Yes, we do have a green and ethical policy, and no not just because it's trendy - we've done it for ages and to be honest it makes good business sense. We try to consider everything before making a decision, from our choice of business bank to the paper we use in the office, the tea and coffee we drink, even down to what and how we print certain items for some of our clients.
We actively encourage all our clients to settle their accounts by BACS or to use our secure GIGER FastPay system as this is not only easier for all concerned, it saves on unnecessary postage, envelopes, traffic and therefore fuel.
Even our black GIGER MEDIA branded pens and pencils are green (gedit.??). They are made from recycled plastic CD cases. What do you mean you haven't got one of these..? Every client should have these on their desk so next time we meet, just ask.