We can’t quite believe it, but we’ve just started working on our 10,000th job here at Code.
We know this, not because someone’s been keeping count all this time (you’d need a pretty big abacus for that one…), but because, like many agencies, we log every piece of work that comes through the door. Each job’s then assigned a number, which helps us plan out our work and keep track of the time we’re spending on it.
14 years, 10,000 jobs — that’s an average of 13.7 new jobs every week, which works out as 714.3 a year. It’s pretty overwhelming to consider the sheer amount of creative input, innovation and man hours that’s gone into these thousands and thousands of jobs. And in the words of Ferris Bueller, milestones like this serve as a great reminder to “stop and look around once in a while”.
So let’s do just that by taking a quick look back at just a couple of the landmark projects that we’ve worked on along the way (FYI, we had a really hard time narrowing it down to just these 10…).
Servicepoint CD-ROM (job number: 1)
Our first ever job. We don’t get much call for our CD-ROM services nowadays — weird, that…
Keele University Futureproof CD-ROM (job number: 794)
We won the British Interactive Media Association (BIMA) Grand Prix Award, for this project — the first time an agency outside of London had picked up the prize.
Huggies Club website (job number: 2285)
We worked with the Kimberley-Clark Corporation to design and build a website, which was the first of many pan-European projects for Code.
Dr Martens website (job number: 2827)
A big break for us… The website we designed for this iconic brand gave us a great opportunity to really show what we could do.
HMV website (job number: 3203)
Hmv.com scooped a number of awards for its usability, including a Revolution Award for the Best UK Retail Website 2008 (and Best Affiliate) and the Most Usable Website in the 2007 Webcredible Ecommerce Usability for High Street Retailers poll. Plus HMV experienced a 300% increase in sales off the back of it.
First TransPennine Express website (job number: 6945)
Over the course of an extended four-year project, we helped TPE build their online presence by developing their brand, redesigning their website and then introducing a mobile version of the site — and we’re still working with them today.
Crown Paints website (job number: 7333)
Winner of the Best Online Brand Development title at the 2009 Big Chip Awards, our inspiring website for Crown Paints included an innovative 3D roomsets function that allowed users to see what their favourite colours would look like in situ.
Oxfam (job number: 8113)
NUS mobile app (job number: 8806)
The free [NUS Extra Student Discount Companion app means students can easily track down the discounts nearest to them. One of our most recent major projects, it’s currently received over 61,000 downloads.
Just in case you’re wondering, lucky number 10,000 went to our long-time client Oxfam.
Big thanks to all the clients who’ve helped us get here — and here’s to the next 10,000…