THE TEAM - Phil BainbridgeDirector overseeing the production side of the business, the development of the website and general IT support for all the company infrastructure.Phil was recruited as a young graduate because of the beautiful and informative illustrations for his product design work, but later demonstrated a remarkably wide range of abilities. After initially working in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to produce beautiful and interesting graphics on a wide range of subjects, his enthusiasm for taking on new challenges led him to oversee the transition of the Graphic News website from a FirstClass client-software bulletin board system of the 1990s to the modern delivery platform it is today, meeting the challenges of displaying both our static and interactive graphics from desktop to mobile.
The development of a new website in collaboration with Fiona Roberts and Affinity Agency has taken up most of Phil’s time recently. Combining the facilities expected of a modern website with those needed by traditional media publishers has been a considerable challenge; allowing single users as well as groups; allowing pay-on-invoice as well as pay-online; expanding the use of the website as an information source; making the infographics available for educational use and by companies as well as media publishers; and including "hooks" to enable the website to be cloned or hybridised in the future.
With the launch of the new website, he is setting his sights on developing some new and exciting web products, so watch this space…!