Mainframe 2021 Awards - Shortlist Announced

By The Mainframe Team
 

Wednesday 24th February saw us announce the shortlist for the Mainframe Awards 2021, live on our social channels. Here is the list of the amazing people, companies and projects selected by our judges.

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Inspiring the next generation of theme park designers

By Katapult
 

Here at Katapult, we are celebrating the company’s 20th birthday this year. What started as a creative start-up business direct from the University of Derby, is now a specialist themed attraction and experience design agency - our work can be enjoyed at over 80 attractions in 18 different countries around the world.

Just one of the activities we are doing to celebrate our birthday, is to look forward to the next 20 years and inspire future generations of creative minds to consider a career in the leisure and attractions industry.

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Why Entering Awards Can Benefit You and Your Business

By Mainframe
 

Justifying the time and energy to enter awards can seem hard, (even if the awards are relatively simple to enter like the those at Mainframe) and success as far as your business is concerned may also look very at the moment thanks to Covid. However, the benefits for you and your business of entering awards, especially in these challenging times, go far beyond having a lovely trophy to display. Whether you win, are shortlisted or just manage to get a submission completed, they are a route to personal and business growth.

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Top Tips For Writing An Awesome Awards Entry

By Mainframe
 

We like to think we’ve made the Mainframe Awards as simple to enter as possible, that said we know that any awards application can feel like a challenge! We’ve put this blog together with our top tips for writing an awards entry so you can pen a submission to be proud of.

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How Duck & Peach came to be

By Sophie, Owner and Illustrator at Duck & Peach
 

It was on an evening back in 2012, when I was sitting with my 3-month-old baby daughter in my arms, reading her Eric Carle’s “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”, that I began to wonder what it might take to become an illustrator.

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The Power of Awards

By Rachel Hayward (Managing Director, Ask The Chameleon)
 

YES…even right now, in the midst of lockdown 3 (sometimes the most irksome of sequels) I am here to tell you that putting yourself and your business forward into the spotlight for an award IS the right thing to do…

Because it's true....

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Mainframe Awards 2020 Winners Words

By Charlene Sharp & Hana York - The Mainframe Team
 
We asked this year's wonderful Mainframe Awards 2020 winners how they felt about being winners and here's what they said. Plus we had a fun day handing over their physical awards and capturing the moment on amazing 360 video!
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Mainframe Awards 2020 Winners!

By Charlene Sharp & Hana York - The Mainframe Team
 

Derbyshire's digital and creative community came together in a visually stunning hybrid event, livestreamed from QUAD, to celebrate the Mainframe 2020 Awards.

As the region's biggest celebration of local creative talent, Mainframe were determined not to let the events of 2020 curtail highlighting their outstanding community and their creative achievements.

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Make & Trade Christmas Market 2020 (Considerately Curated by Mainframe)

By Mainframe
 

This year, we are really pleased to announce that we will be holding the Make & Trade Market in Derby Market Place from Friday 18th December - Wednesday 23rd December 2020. Visitors will be welcome between 10am - 4pm daily.

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Human Centred Design Has Never Been More Important

By Darren Wilson
 
Where to start with 2020?
Well, after two years trying to get a fledgeling business off the ground, the last thing I needed for UXcentric was a mass pandemic. Yet in some ways, it’s been the making of the business. In the face of global change and uncertainty, one thing remained constant - people still have needs and problems that require solutions. In some cases, those problems evolved while others changed radically. UXcentric is here to help and collaborate with businesses to provide innovative and intuitive product experiences. 
 
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