Welcome to the design portfolio of faction23!
We design advanced and progressive websites for clients around the world from our outpost in Victoria, British Columbia.
When we design for you there's no limits, just pure enjoyment in building secure, well-structured websites that are perfectly tailored to the needs of you and your market.
From custom social site integrations to clean, easy to use administration backends and robust e-com solutions, we're ready to go wherever you need us to!
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- Clean standards compliant HTML5/CSS3 Websites
- Progressive animation techniques that are mobile friendly
- Advanced custom Wordpress builds/integrations
- Forum/Community systems (SMF, phpBB, Buddypress etc)
- Custom e-com solutions using the robust Magento
- Full integration for Theatre Manager systems by Artsman LTD
- Facebook, Twitter and other social site API's
- Custom Facebook, Myspace etc applications
Victoria Symphony Society
It is our pleasure to take on web design and development for the Victoria Symphony Society. This website we built for them was fully designed and developed by us from the ground up in 1 month. It had to take the tremendous traffic load that Splash brings (40,000 visitors come to Victoria from all over Western Canada) only a few days after launch and held up with no issues.
- Custom Wordpress System
- Social Integrations
- Custom Post Types with Site Wide Events Listings
- Google Maps Integration
- Custom Multi Site Interface to Accommodate the Splash Microsite
We just built one of our most advanced systems yet for the Vancouver Film Company Warmland Films. Vimeo and Youtube integration, importation of facebook comments, geotagging for posts, complete html5 css3 design serving media to all devices including ios. And of course, our main ingredient, class.
- HTML5, CSS3 responsive design serving all devices
- Complete custom administration backend tailored to their needs
- Complete social integration for aggressive marketing
- Hosting/Server Environment
Funckarma Version 2
Our most complex build to date technically. This website automatically writes itself every 12 hours by connecting to all of their social accounts and generating local caches of the information. It then writes new pages from that data. Yes, other than the news section, the entire website writes itself. Graphics supplied by the phenomenal Sarge Grafx.
- Complete social integration and custom automated scripts
- Exhaustive control of the Open Graph tags controlling social shares
- Unique design echoing the groups audio.
StratPad (Application Interface & Website)
We just supplied the color scheme and button design for this new strategic planning app for iPad, then ended up doing the icon and website in one week to go with the app package.
- Clean minimal design.
- Intuitive UI Design
- Social Integration
Poster Designs for Poppodium Nieuwe Nor
We've been designing posters for the event Filtered Forms at this cultural cafe in Heerlen over the past year and a half.
Other graphic design projects include album art, business cards, newsletters, logos and much more for various clients around the world.
A full scale pdf will be available here soon.
- Flash Free Animated Interface.
- Wordpress Blogging System and Secure Client Area.
- Facebook Integration and Design.
This is our third year building the Belfry Theatre website. This year we sought to present the season in a fun and upbeat way, so we utilized the bright colors used in the other marketing for the season hidden in all interactive elements. We also created flash free animations of the main show graphics to bring some drama off the stage and into the site.
- Complete control by the Belfry publicity team.
- Artsman ticket integration.
- HTML5 CSS3 animations and mobile optimization
Driftwood Theatre Group
Our rebuild for the Toronto based Driftwood Theatre Group was a blast! We worked with Director Jeremy Smith from start to finish to achieve his vision. From logo to type, background to layout, we pushed until every pixel was what he wanted.
- Responsive design scales to any device
- Wordpress Engine
- Social Integration
- Complete Events System
We are not limited to:
- Handmade, unique, built from the ground up websites.
- Large systems for high traffic/usage.
- Community based systems.
- Online stores.
- Art Galleries and all forms of multimedia delivery websites.
- Refreshing old systems and converting static systems to CMS.
- Mobile editions and advanced social site integrations.
- Posters, print media.
- Social media marketing
- Data entry, market research
I started this business after realizing that the hobby I'd been doing for years was anything but just a hobby, it was a passion to go as far as I could with this technology and be a part of the development of new forms of information exchange and presentation.
I've been working with computers since the DOS days in the late 80's. I started managing some very large online forums in 2003 and writing PHP for those systems soon after. From there my drive for knowing all I can about this medium has expanded my skill set to the languages listed earlier.
If we get a chance to work together I hope that my love and drive for what I do will cascade and excite you about the new possibilities available for your project. Let's take your art/work/brand/identity to the next level on the world wide web.
Lara assists in data entry, content structure and refinement, database design and social media marketing.
She lives to get the most important part of any website, it's content, presented in progressive models that are intuitive and broad reaching in their usability.
Peter assists with the visual side of our website design.
As an accomplished mixed media artist with collectors across Canada - and also a person with years of background in sign making, textiles and many other graphics related ventures - he brings a love for perfection in visual presentation that is steeped in years of skill and experience.
Friends and People We've Worked WithSarge Grafx | Graphic Designer/Artist | Germany
Jane Francis Design | Graphic Designer | Victoria
Funckarma | Utmost Respect
Menno Fokma | Motion Designer, One Size | Funckarma.com
The Belfry Theatre
Poppodium Nieuwe Nor
Maybe soon it will be you too?
Faction23 is just that, a collective. Do you want to work with us, do you have something innovative we should be a part of? Please, make contact below!
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