Designer, writer, lecturer, and digital artist, Miguel Ripoll's distinctive work during an award-winning career spanning over 15 years, which apart from web and print design includes film, theatre, installations and multimedia, has been featured in books and magazines, and exhibited in major art museums all over the world.
Miguel was a Lecturer at University College London, a Visiting Professor at the UPV in Spain, and has taught seminars and master classes at other eight universities in Europe and the US. A guest speaker at design conferences, he has also directed two international symposia, and designed and curated exhibitions in Europe and the Middle East.
Books and publications: Translations of novels by Sharpe, Amis and Hollinghurst. Design work featured in more than a dozen books, including the “Web Design Index”, “The Web Design Idea Book”, “Sexy Web Design”, “Contemporary Islamic Design”, “Designing with Type”, and “Net Work: Ethics and Values in Web Design”.
Newspapers and magazines: featured in Communication Arts, Web Design Magazine, Net Magazine, Computer Arts, PC World, Internet Magazine, Shift Japan, Surfstation, Moluv, Kiroii, NetDiver, Karbon, CSS Beauty, k10k, Pixelsurgeon, etc.
More than fifty interviews and features published in all major Spanish newspapers, including cover stories in El País Semanal, El Mundo, and Información, and in-depth profiles in ABC, Las Provincias, La Voz de Galicia, La Vanguardia, Emprendedores, PC World, Internet Magazine, and others. Monthly feature on web technology and e-business for leading Spanish newspaper El País. Television profiles and interviews in: CNN, Canal +, Tele5, TVE1 and TVE2, Canal 9, Localia TV (Spain), TVA, etc.
From innovative, full-featured, database-driven websites to large-scale exhibitions and multimedia installations; from identity and logo design to print and motion graphics, these are some of the unique projects we have produced.
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Multilingual, database-driven, content-rich new website for this prestigious foundation based in Spain and Morocco focusing on collaborative non-partisan cultural projects.
Integral identity, website and print design for this leading project management and business analysis company based in Calgary.
Turnkey design project for this coffee-shop/bakery franchise, including interior decoration of the site, menus, packaging, uniforms, and custom furniture.
Unique identity and print design for this Swedish foundation and think tank that aims to build bridges between Europe and the Middle East with a series of initiatives mainly focusing on entrepreneurial women.
Title sequence and integral print and promo design for this award-winning Spanish movie directed by Vicente Molina Foix and starring Marisa Paredes.
Identity, website and print materials for this international foundation based in Madrid that funds conservation projects for cultural and natural landscapes.
Identity and website for this Barcelona-based international state agent specialising in luxury, unique properties.
Identity, branding, website, illustrations and print design for this Spanish travel agency specialising in luxury opera tours.
Spectacular, giant street sculpture / installation (weighting over twenty tons of painted wood and cardboard, which was then burnt down) and its book companion, a commission for the Alicante City Council.
Complete re-branding, including new identity and website, for this Spanish cultural foundation based in Madrid and Rabat.
Personal website for the Philharmonic Orchestra of Galicia's principal guest conductor, the internationally acclaimed maestro Maximino Zumalave.
Interactive, rich-media micro-site companion for an exhibition on the pioneering Assyrian and Babylonian civilisations, and the cultural innovations they created.
Stage sets, art direction and print materials (posters, flyers) for this new show, commissioned by the National Theatre of Valencia.
Official website for Salamanca, European City of Culture, commissioned by the local government and the city's Council.
Posters, promotional materials, and a striking new website were produced in a distinctive visual style this leading cultural foundation in Spain.
Title sequence and motion graphics, typography and identity, posters and promo materials, packaging and CD design for this Spanish movie produced by Canal + starring Ángela Molina and Bob Wilson.
Spain / Syria / Morocco
Commissioned by the Spanish Ministry of Culture to commemorate the Aleppo's status as cultural capital of Islam, this touring exhibition has since visited several countries with great success.
A major show at the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid chronicled the history of Spanish design, starting in 1900 with Picasso, and ending in 2000 with Miguel Ripoll. This cheeky interactive piece was the closing piece of the exhibition.
Integral branding project for this leading manufacturer and distributor of chemical products to the apparel and textile industries based in Mexico and the USA.
Iconic department store Liberty went through a radical revamp, and this atmospheric, website was developed to reflect online the new look of the brand through media-rich, award-winning imagery.
Promotional micro-site for BT's E-Business products. A series of cheeky cartoon animations were produced to illustrate the website, which were also turned into a nation-wide print and TV ad campaign.
Playful, innovative, integral e-commerce website for USIT Campus, at that time Britain's second largest student and young people's travel specialist.
Meridian Broadcasting (ITV) commissioned this website as a companion to its popular shows about wildlife, one of the first online engagement platforms ever built in the UK to work alongside TV programming.
Corporate website for the British branch of global consultancy firm Arthur Andersen, built in collaboration with London-based design studio EyeToEye.
Ground-breaking website for customer care software firm Gemini, with call-back customer support and fully automated subscriptions and downloads, introducing new corporate colours that are still in use today.
Pioneering rich-media interactive website built as a companion for a course on literature and art in the early 20th Century taught at the Department of Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies.
If you need a new website, or a title sequence for a movie, or a book designed from cover to cover, or a spectacular exhibition, you have come to the right place. We have extensive experience in all those, and more!
Beautifully designed, feature-rich database-driven websites and apps built on open standards and strict code compliance.
Large scale exhibitions, from concept to opening: we can design, build, transport, and launch any project you can dream of.
From small local projects to some of the biggest brands in the world, from corporate businesses to non-profit foundations.
Be it a company report, or an art exhibition catalogue, or complex jobs with unusual materials, we have done it all.
Miguel Ripoll has been invited to lecture on "the future of digital humanities" at Columbia University in New York next Spring. He will be discussing his interdisciplinary views on what needs to be done to further integrate digital media with academia, and how to best use open standards to build tools to share knowledge online.
As part of our ongoing partnership with Columbia, and after the successful launch of our new website for the Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures, we have now been engaged to design and build several other online projects for the Department of History and for the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, as well as an innovative digital repository for legal manuscripts from the Middle Ages which will be launched next Spring.
We have built a newly designed website for W4SG, which introduces a fresh take on the identity we created for them two years ago. For 2015 we have already planned new projects to continue our collaboration with this international foundation with a focus on women's issues in the Middle East.
Choosing a new design and technology partner can be a daunting and often confusing process. Here are a few answers that might help you decide whether we are the right fit for your project or not.
As little or as much as you want to spend. It depends of how many features and custom functionality you require, which translates into time spent on the project. Of course you can get a website for under 12k, and even a logo for 20 bucks. We prefer, however, to get involved only in projects with budgets that allow us to have enough time to develop something truly unique.
Hard to say. A simple website can take as little as four to eight weeks, but complex branding for a global corporation, or a large scale exhibition might need three to six months to design and build. We prefer, however, not to rush, and certainly won't accept last minute or impromptu jobs, as the careful, thoughtful process we favour requires time to mature.
No, but we can suggest the most affordable option that meets the technical specifications you require. We are not in any way affiliated to any web hosting company or technology partner in particular, and always give entirely independent advice.
Absolutely: in fact, all websites we build are database driven, usually based on open source content management systems like WordPress (which we customise with our own modules and plugins to provide extra functionality and a better user experience). No matter how complex your project is, we can handle it, as we have extensive experience with large-scale e-commerce and CRM systems.
Definitely not. We have crafted a unique interface that is so intuitive and easy to use, even for non-technical users that, although we include instructions, after only 30 minutes of training you will be able to control every aspect of your website, and easily make changes as and when you need to.
We always work remotely, via Skype and email, which is quicker, cheaper and better for documenting projects. As we have clients in Europe, the Americas and the Middle East, it makes much more sense from a logistic point of view as well. During development of the project, we will grant you access to a private online "testing ground" hosted in our own server, where you will be able to monitor the project's progress.
Although we usually do not get involved with writing or editing content, we can provide this additional service, if you need it.
Interested in working together? Fill out this form with some basic information about your project and we will get back to you, usually between 1 or 2 business days.
We are happy to answer any questions you have, or provide you with an estimate, but please refer to the Answers section first for frequently asked questions.