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We are a creative marketing agency that builds engaging and participatory experiences for brands and organisations.

Our work is playful, curious, challenging and disruptive.

If you’re brave enough we can help your company change the way it connects with audiences on the deepest level. We take inspiration from the stories you have to tell and create tailor made experiences that take your audiences on a journey, placing them at the centre of the story.

 

So what does that actually mean?

What it means?

We will push your boundaries. What we make could be digital, playful, theatrical or social. In the past we’ve made an epic urban adventure game in the streets of Cardiff, a site specific storytelling app for cycle routes in Wales and an online interactive event for new opera audiences.

We might make something you’d never imagined, from interactive events to digital projects, these experiences can change the perception of your brand and generate long lasting interest and discussion enabling you to engage new followers. Alongside our client work, we create our artistic work that allows us to develop and grow as a company and informs our future projects.

So far we have worked with Welsh National Opera, Sustrans Cymru, National Library of Wales, Sinfonia Cymru, Cardiff University, National Museum of Wales, TaikaBox, Design Commission for Wales, The Welsh Language Commission and National Theatre Wales.

Who we are

Alison is the producer at yello brick and most recently she has been responsible for producing Dot to Dot, a digital installation for Llawn04.

Over the last few years other highlights have included producing our BAFTA Games Commended multiplatform game REVERIE and Google’s ‘Getting Welsh Business Online’ campaign in Wales’ capital Cardiff. She has produced yello brick’s client based work alongside the company’s self-produced work. Alison has a background in theatre and after a period of working in the industry she moved into event management and producing and honed her skills with a variety of companies. She is recognised as one of a cohort of digital producers practicing in Wales by Watershed, National Theatre Wales and Arts Council of Wales.

Julian is the creative director at yello brick. Co-founder of the award winning brand strategy company, Hoffi (which he still is a director). Julian regularly talks on branding and brand as experience.

He is also co-creator of thinkARK a social design volunteer group which develop events and projects to highlight issues within society. More recently he has created a series of pervasive games with long time collaborator Alison John (producer of yello brick), which have gained recognition for their strength of narrative and immersive nature.

Bobbi is Head of Wellbeing and since joining yello brick in May 2015 Bobbi has been implementing a new regime of meditation and hula hooping exercise classes.

With a degree in Human Wellbeing from the University of Woofhousen in Denmark, Bobbi is a world leading expert in analysing human behaviour and uses this expertise to focus attention by barking, whining and licking co-workers faces. She’s looking forward to meeting you soon!

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Introducing yello brick Associates

We have a wide network of artists and practitioners that we work with from time to time who specialise in particular areas, allowing us to deliver specialised elements for our projects. We’d like to introduce you to our extended team of creative associates who we work with on a regular basis.

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yello brick Associate

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Hoffi – Technical Associate

Hoffi are yello brick’s preferred creative technology partner and have worked on numerous projects in the past. As well as sharing a director (Julian Sykes), the two companies share an office, known as the Hoffice, in Cardiff Bay. Partnership projects have included I Am Tudor, Celtic Tales and Reverie.

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yello brick Associate

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Glesni Price – Jones
Production and Stage Management

Glesni has helped with the delivery of many of the studio’s projects, organising people’s time and helping the team manage multiple different work streams at once. For the last five years Glesni has helped run and manage a number of the most respected theatre pieces in Wales. She is an accomplished Stage Manager having worked with National Theatre Wales on Boardergame, Waking Exploits on Pornography and Crazy Gary’s Mobile Disco, Theatre Genedlaethol’s Y Storm and Sherman Cymru on numerous projects including Maudies Rooms and Trwy’r Dinas Hon. Work to date with yello brick has included acting as Stage Manager on Everwake, Reverie and Silent State.

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yello brick Associate

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Shane Nickels
Creative Associate

Shane currently works part time for yello brick and has a multitude of talents. As well as helping with the administration of the company he has also worked in the capacity of an actor, writer and director for some of our engagement projects. Recently he directed our interactive theatre piece that we produced for Cardiff University’s STEM day.

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yello brick Associate

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Sara Lewis
Associate Writer

Sara is a bilingual writer and director who is currently working with us on an audio experience called Traces that we are producing for the National Museum of Wales’ heritage site St Fagans. Sara has vast experience as a writer and has written for theatre, film and television. In 2013 she won the Arts and Business Cymru Award for ‘A Breath of Fresh Air/ Bach o Awyr Iach’, which she wrote and directed during her time as Creative Associate at Theatr na nÓg. Sara is also a Creative Practitioner for the Arts Council of Wales Lead Creative Schools Programme which is a creative development programme for Primary and Secondary Schools in Wales.

Case Studies

We are proud of the work we do. Take a look through our case studies and get in touch to see how we can extend your story through multiple platforms.

Notebook

A collection of our thoughts and project developments.

BAFTA Cymru Games Commendation

In 2014, yello brick were awarded a BAFTA Cymru Games Commendation for Technical Achievement for multiplatform experience Reverie. Reverie was a pervasive street game which is a new type of event that mixes game, theatre and technology to create a unique experience for participants. Through multiplatform storytelling devices, audiences could experience the narrative through digital and physical channels. [...]

Guest Blog – UCAN Create Masterclass 5 – Splash & Ripple

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Read our final guest blog from Megan John and Mared Jarman (@blindnotbored) of UCAN Productions on our UCAN Create collaborative project. Find out more about UCAN Create in our Case Studies Section.  So here we are at the final UCAN Create Masterclass!  Masterclass 5 was all about audio, storytelling and immersion!  This wonderful workshop was run by Rosie [...]

Guest Blog – UCAN Create Session 4 – Anagram

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Read our fouth guest blog from Megan John and Mared Jarman (@blindnotbored) of UCAN Productions on our UCAN Create collaborative project. Find out more about UCAN Create in our Case Studies Section.  Our most recent UCAN Create Masterclass was on the 11th of March at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama with Amy, from award winning [...]

Guest Blog UCAN CREATE – Session 3 – Odette Toilette

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Read our third guest blog from Megan John and Mared Jarman (@blindnotbored) of UCAN Productions on our UCAN Create collaborative project. Find out more about UCAN Create in our Case Studies Section.  Our third masterclass (which was in February) transported the project to a whole new level.  Ucan Create is all about creating, producing and showcasing your own [...]

Guest Blog – UCAN Create Session 2 – Mathilde Lopez

UCAN Create Masterclass 2

yello brick are currently collaborating with UCAN Productions on a professional development project designed for the young people within the group. Megan John and Mared Jarman (@blindnotbored) of UCAN Productions continue their guest blog spot as part of the UCAN Create Series. Find out more about UCAN Create in our Case Studies Section.  On Friday evening the 29th [...]

Join The Masquerade!

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We are pleased to announce that we have been commissioned by Without Walls, Brighton Festival and Winchester Hat Fair to create an outdoor game for touring to festivals all over the UK. Without Walls, a consortium of 10 of the UK’s leading Outdoor Arts festivals and organisations, brings the best in new outdoor performance to diverse [...]

playARK After Dark DIY Gaming Session – Guest Blog

…and there goes the third instalment of playARK After Dark’s gaming sessions at the WMC. Since November playARK have been running their monthly After Dark game sessions at the WMC. We’ve seen mystery phone calls, human bingo and santa dashes; last week we had spaghetti westerns and zombie-tashes! Usually I’m deep in the middle of [...]

UCAN Create Session One – Guest Blog

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We are please to introduce Megan John and Mared Jarman (@blindnotbored) of UCAN Productions as our guest bloggers for this part of the UCAN Create Series. Find out more about UCAN Create in our Case Studies Section.  Fun, fast paced and engaging are just a few words that come to mind to describe UCAN Create’s [...]

Protected: The Envelope

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With New Eyes I See – New Project Announced

In 2013/14 Cardiff University entered into a partnership with creative marketing firm yello brick to build an immersive itinerant documentary experience called With New Eyes I See (http://www.react-hub.org.uk/with-new-eyes). The project was funded by REACT, and supported by Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales. With New Eyes I See sought to identify new ways of communicating [...]

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