Us are music & commercials directors.
This is their Fabrik.
Us are Christopher Barrett and Luke Taylor. They met while studying at Kingston on the BA Graphic Design course. The duo's first successful collaboration came in the form of a music video for Thom Yorke as part of the D&AD student awards, winning 1st place. In late 2007 they formed Us, a multi-disciplinary design studio, the focus of which then moved towards directing & moving image work.
2011 saw them receive the award for Best New Directors at the UK MVA's and Best Urban video for 'Numbers In Action' which also received a MOBO nomination. Their teaser film for Benga’s new album, has received accolades highlighted from Creative Review, Shots and The Reel. The sculpture created in the film has also been bought by Soundcloud. Their excellent join the dots promo for Foals was also a Vimeo 'Staff Pick'.
Commercially, Us have directed work for Honda, Talk Talk, McDonalds and The Sunday Times through Grey, London. The latter has recently been included in the Saatchi & Saatchi New Director Showcase, won the Young Director Award for Best Broadcast Commercial and picked up a Bronze Lion at the Cannes Advertising Festival.
Chris and Luke are part of Fabrik's founding team and here they're using a customised version of our Calico theme for their site. They've kept things minimal throughout, splitting their portfolio into Commercials and Music Videos. Simple cover image layouts let the work speak for itself. Each project is accompanied by a series of stills which gives the project page a distinctive look within their portfolio.
If you’re moving over to Fabrik from an old website you can easily set up 301 redirects so that specific pages indexed from your old site have a home in your new Fabrik site. This means you won’t lose your existing search traffic and search engines will have an easier time finding the new destination of your most popular pages.
No more messing around in Photoshop, just upload your work! Fabrik will automatically generate perfectly sized and optimised versions of your images to make sure they look great on your site regardless of what device or screen size your audience are using - from mobile through to HiDPI and Retina screens.
With Fabrik your projects can be arranged into multiple portfolios. Create and manage portfolios in any way you see fit; by subject, by discipline, by date - whatever makes the most sense to you. Portfolios can even contain sub-folios, giving you complete control over where your projects appear on your site.