Before we launch ourselves into another busy year, we thought we’d take a minute to reflect and look back over 2017 by choosing some of our highlights! Read on for spiced rum, sweet sprouts and new beginnings and click the headers to read the full stories.

Burning Barn Rum catches fire
Taking an idea from concept to completion is always an incredibly rewarding process, and we thoroughly enjoyed taking the journey with local startup Burning Barn Rum. See the project via the above link!

Nathan’s new portfolio launch
Our Design Director Nathan released a brand new portfolio site in 2017, creating an exciting new way to view all the work he’s been part of so far, display his progress so far and take strides into future projects.

Dan’s Fan Favourite prize
As part of the Wix: Take the Playground Challenge, our Lead Designer Dan created this amazing piece of 3D modelling work. We weren’t the only fans – the piece earned Dan the Fan Favourite award of the competition, meaning that overwhelming fan support ensured him recognition.

Retooling Reach Robotics
Working with local Bristol-based businesses is one of our favourite parts of working at Green Chameleon – and when that business creates badass futuristic robots and is shaping the future of interactive gaming, we love it even more. It was an honour to work with Reach Robotics and create a new site that represented their futuristic ambitions.

Special spirits: 6 O’Clock Brunel Edition
To celebrate Bristol’s history of industry and forward-thinking, we worked with 6 O’Clock Gin to build a bottle inspired by the work of the revolutionary Isambard Kingdom Brunel. The limited edition gin and bottle were a joy to create and both our team and the client received a bevy of positive feedback as a result of the project.

6 O’Clock’s beautiful, bespoke gift boxes
We wrapped up our year of work with 6 O’Clock Gin quite literally with a set of standout gift boxes to house their delicious, industry-recognised gin. It was a fantastic experience to be trusted with the responsibility of creating packaging that could stand out both in the supermarket and at home and both Team GC and 6 O’Clock were delighted with the resulting packaging.


Green Chameleon’s Sweet Sprout Delivery
Green Chameleon love to alter perceptions and make old experiences new again, which provided the impetus for our unique gift-giving this last festive season. The GC team decided to update the Christmas cliché of dining on sprouts and making them sweeter, resulting in a one-of-a-king gift complete with lovingly-crafted bespoke packaging.

30 Days of Design challenge
Setting new challenges is an important part of growing as a designer and our Design Director Nathan took on the challenge of designing a new piece every day for a month. The result was an awesome selection of new shots and some revelations about his design process – you can view the shots via our link above and you can read our interview with Nathan around the whole process here.

Hiring Ash, Asia, Dan and Lauren!
The Green Chameleon team welcomed several new faces over 2017, each bringing something exciting to our studio. We were fortunate enough to bring in awesome new Developer Ash, incredibly talented Designer Asia, an excellent new Lead Designer in Dan and a very welcome Project Manager in the form of Lauren! We’re excited to have them on-board and we thought we’d ask the newest additions to our crew about their first year highlights:

Dan:
“My 2017 highlight was getting the opportunity to create the Burning Barn brand (my first in the alcohol/spirit industry) – where every last detail was considered, from paper stock, type and label sizes, to narrowing down 500+ foil and metallic ink combinations down to four – and then seeing the final product on the shelf gleaming with quality. When I saw the finished project, I knew all my work was well worth all the effort, and that’s an awesome feeling!”

Asia:
“My 2017 highlights included joining the GC team; seeing the Burning Barn process from the beginning to the end; our morning Breakfast Club; team bowling and pizza and every time Dan showed me a cute dog on Instagram.”

Ash:
“My 2017 highlight would be moving into a larger team that are doing things that excite me, keep me interested and encourage the pursuit of whatever it is that makes sure that continues to happen. So next year is what I’m really looking forward to – as I bring more to the table and start building some really cool sh*t.”

Lauren:
“For me, having only had a brief run with GC in 2017, my highlights would be: joining a team of total creative believers; being inspired by everyone’s drive, energy and self-celebration; being able to affect our process in a positive way… and, importantly, choosing our beastly 15 ft Christmas tree!”