Armadillo Studios Inc.

Nine-Banded: What’s Old is New Again

Over the past five years the team at Armadillo Studios have prided ourselves on having an eye out for the latest and greatest in the Web Design and Social Media industry. Unfortunately, due to our increasing work load and growing family of clients, we’ve found it pretty difficult for us to write about these trends. So in a way to keep our blog a bit more active and interesting, we’ve decided to launch the *Nine Banded* series of blog posts.

Nine-Banded Team Armadillo

What is Nine-Banded?

Simple, every two weeks we’re going to put together a short blog post with links to three or four really interesting tid-bits of information. They can be anything related to links on design trends, the newest social media tools, records we’re listening to in the offices, stories or happenings with our corporate clients or industry friends, funny pictures or interesting events that we’ve stumbled across – _pretty much anything that we think would be interesting to our followers_. Basically, a way for us to share some of our knowledge and discoveries over the past few weeks, without having to be too serious.

So with that we’d kick off the first edition of *Nine-Branded*, with four fun links. (Read More…)

Two Cities, One Great Company

Armadillo Studios is happy to announce that we are expanding our reach from one end of Canada to the other.

Two Cities, One Great Company

Armadillo Studios is now operating out of two location in this fine country. Our home-base of operations will continue to be our beloved Calgary, but we are now also expanding with a satellite office in the Ottawa market.

With the advances in collaboration tools and video conferencing, the challenges associated with working across time zones and distance have been dramatically minimized. It’s because of these advancments and tools that Team Armadillo will still be able to provide our great web design services in two different locations at the same time. We’ve been able to hone this skill over the past few years through our work and collaboration with companies all across North America – working with companies and teams in Toronto, Chicago, Washington, Austin and even Edmonton.

Team Armadillo is incredibly excited to continue our work as an involved member of the Calgary web design community and we’re also excited to bring our hard working prairie attitude to the Ottawa Tech community.

If you have any questions or would like to get in contact with us for your next project, feel free to contact us at info@armadillostudios.ca or 1.800.974.3814.

The New Boy Burma Site Opens up For Business

We are incredibly excited to announce the launch of yet another web site redesign. This time Team Armadillo Studios worked with our new friends at “Calgary based T-Shirt company Boy Burma”:http://www.boyburma.com to not only revamp the existing site, but to customize a new e-commerce solution.

Boy Burma | The King of All Tees

Boy Burma, is a local T-Shirt Apparel company launched in 2011. The owner Jeremy, approached us early this spring to help bring his new and growing company to the next level. Since launching last year, Boy Burma’s unique design have begun gaining traction through various local festivals and word of mouth (for the record, as ravenous Flames fans, Team armadillo is very fond of the Classic Calgary shirts). But Boy Burma wanted to started moving towards a E-commerce solution and to start selling their merchandise online. So after a fantastic afternoon discussion, we set about rebranding the online identity and brainstorming the best solution for the company to reach it’s online goals. (Read More…)

Armadillo Studios Is Proud To Sponsor The Calgary Seniors Walk

Armadillo Studios Inc., is very proud to announce that we are not only a major sponsor, but acting as the online technical support for the “1st Annual Calgary Seniors Walk”:http://www.calgaryseniorswalk.com. The Calgary Seniors Walk is being put on by our good friends at the “Canadian Legacy Project”:http://www.canadianlegacyproject.org, a great Calgary based non-profit that we have been working with for a few years. As you can see from the event’s web site, it’s sure to be an exciting event:

The Calgary Seniors Walk - 2012

The 1st Annual Calgary Seniors Walk will take place on Thursday, August 30th on Stephen Avenue Mall in support of the Golden Age Club (“www.thegoldenageclub.com”:http://www.thegoldenageclub.com). This unique walk event will take place during the lunch hour and will cover the four blocks on Stephen Avenue Mall in downtown Calgary with the goal to raise awareness and much needed funds for The Golden Age Club. The Golden Age Club offers a variety of social, recreational, health and outreach programs for Calgary‚Äôs seniors population.

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AlbertaTweets To Team Up With CBC Alberta

If you haven’t heard, AlbertaTweets (our election side project) and Armadillo Studios Inc., are ecstatic to announce that we will be teaming up with CBC Alberta for exclusive Election Night social media coverage.

Alberta Tweets & CBC Alberta

Not only will AlbertaTweets be providing CBC Alberta with customized stats and graphics for the evening coverage, but we will also be providing insight into the campaign with features during the pre-election show and the ever popular CBC Eye Opener morning show. (Read More…)

Three New Web Sites To Cap Off An Exciting March

March 2012 may go down as one of Team Armadillo’s most productive months. Not only did we launch our political side project AlbertaTweets to overwhelming fan fare, but we also launched three brand new redesigns. To celebrate such a great month we decided to do a recap of *these three great projects*.

Lion’s Eye Catering

Lion's Eye Catering Redesign - 2012

As one of our longest standing clients, we were ecstatic when the wonderful Miss Monica was looking for a reboot to the “Lion’s Eye Catering web site”:http://www.lionseyecatering. Since it was one of our very first corporate projects, we were more than happy to take a second run at the web site. (Read More…)

AlbertaTweets.ca Makes Waves Online

A couple of weeks ago Team Armadillo released a new side project, “AlbertaTweets.ca”:http://www.albertatweets.ca, to an incredibly positive reception. Born out of our interests as political junkies and data nerds, this new project is an exciting step in a new direction for the team.

AlbertaTweets.ca

As avid data and political junkies, we had been contemplating doing a project which would involve twitter data and some sort of visual data analysis. Over the past two years, we’ve been attending a variety of conferences which have delved into the realm of web data and the political spectrum. Then as rumors of a provincial election started to surface, it seamed like the perfect timing. Hence the birth of *AlbertaTweets.ca*. (Read More…)