The Spindle website by Manifesto Studios

This project has been selected in the Digital – Websites category in The Annual 2019, CR’s award scheme celebrating the best in commercial creativity

Manifesto Studios’ website for London production company Spindle combines simplicity and style. Visitors can easily browse Spindle’s roster of directors – and view recent projects – while responsive type and video add some subtle moments of delight.

The site aims to showcase Spindle’s focus on “telling compelling human stories”. “The team needed a new website to communicate this unique perspective, and wanted to be pushed creatively to stand out from the rest of the market,” says Manifesto.

The editorial-inspired design puts the focus on Spindle’s content, while colour and type give the site a distinctive look and feel. “This was all supported with subtle and sophisticated interactions and animations to build engagement with film in mind,” says Manifesto.

The studio worked with Spindle over a two-month period, developing a brand strategy and positioning alongside the website user experience, art direction and front- and back-end development.

Design Studio: Manifesto Studios.Creative Director: Tom Hardy. Digital Designer: Omar Hraib. Design Director: Joe Baglow. Designer: Amy Elms. Project Manager: Jes Lee. Creative Strategist: Gina Solanki. Senior Account Manager: Faye Brinkworth. Developer: Tom Hopcroft