Welcome to The Cooker. Glad you could stop by. Based in Dundee Scotland, The Cooker is Deryck Wallace - a freelance web and interactive designer. I create gourmet interactive digital media products. Including fresh and tasty website design, iOS apps for iPad and iPhone, Flash applications, games, online advertising, touch-screen kiosks and interactive DVD/CD-Roms.

If you would like to get in touch to discuss a project feel free to get in contact by email.

Only the finest free range code and design goes into my work, so you can be sure all work will not only be engaging and eye-catching, but also valid, accessible and search engine friendly. Take a look at some of the tastiest recent work.

 
NESTA
Nesta Creative Supporters
NESTA (National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts) were looking for a talented web developer to create a social network for their UK based creative entrepreneur start-ups and trainers. The Cooker designed and styled the CreativeSupporters.org.uk site to tie in visually with their creative entrepreneur toolkit and allow collaboration through an online community.
Krill Bill *
Krill Bill touch screen
The Krill Bill Interactive touch-screen was developed as part of an exhibition at the Discovery Point Visitor Centre in Dundee. It was designed to give school children an insight into the effects of everyday human activity on the Antarctic environment in an entertaining way. You can download the 'Penguin Drop' sub game for Mac OS X and Windows (7.5mb).
The Jewellery Doctor
Jewellery Doctor site
The Jewellery Doctor required both a website and the creation of bespoke presentation software to run information about current promotions on their in store TV displays.
Co-operative/Britannia *
Co-operative Financial Services/Britannia
Designed as part of an event for the Co-operative Financial Services and Britannia the Heritage Tunnel was 9 meters long and displayed a timeline for CFS and Britannia on opposite walls. The full length of each wall was filled with a backlit graphical timeline of each companies history with video footage displayed on plasma screens mounted in the tunnel the walls.
We Can and Must Do Better *
We Can and Must Do Better
Winner of Best use of Interactive Media at the CiB Scotland awards in 2008 and the Silver Screen award in the Professional Education category at the U.S. International Film & Video Festival in 2009. This DVD-Rom produced for the Scottish Government is an educational resource containing materials to help improve educational and life outcomes for looked after children and young people. It combines video audio and text resources in a fluid interface plus a searchable database of downloadable documents.
Food Standards Agency Scotland *
Food Standards Agency Scotland
Three touch screen kiosks were developed for the FSAS to be part of their stand at events including the Royal Highland Show, The Dundee Flower & Food Festival and Taste of Grampian. The aim of the kiosks was to educate children on healthy eating habits and how to store and prepare food safely. The kiosks also recorded evaluation data to show how well participants did playing the games.
* working in conjunction with Speakeasy

 

Hungry for some succulent interactive Flash? Or are you after a nutritious, accessible site with a CMS to give you control of your sites content? Perhaps you need a meaty media rich touch screen for an event or exhibition, or even a tasty mobile app for iPad or iPhone.

In my larder you'll find ingredients to whet the appetite and make your project extra tasty. Website design and creation, Interactive applications, touch screen kiosks for delivery on both Mac OS X & Windows platforms and print graphics.

With all this plus over 12 years industry experience The Cooker is an ideal choice to work on your web, interactive or print based project.

 

If you like what you see here and would like to discuss a project, please send an email using the form below.


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Moshi Moshi Threadless design

December 01, 2010
Over the past week or so, I've been finding time here and there to get a design ready to submit to threadless.com. After a bit of time in critiquing, I felt it was time to go ahead and submit it - so it's all down to people voting for my design now.
Moshi Moshi on Threadless
It would be great to see it printed, so please click on this link right here: Vote for Moshi Moshi on Threadless". Go on, it'll only take a couple of minutes, and it might just make my day! :)

Pictoplasma in Dundee

November 09, 2010
If you were out and about in Dundee on Saturday you might have seen some unusual sights as some of Pictoplasma's characters hit the streets of Dundee for the NEoN digital arts festival.

With AppJam is currently in full swing and the 2 day NEoN conference kicks off this Thursday. A full programme is available here. NEoN '10 will finish on Saturday night with a party in Green Market Car Park.

NEoN Characters in Dundee

You can have a look at more photos of Pictoplasma around Dundee on the NEoN flickr page. And keep up to date with all things NEoN by following @weareneon. Also, keep your eyes peeled for any QR codes you spot around town as you could win yourself an Xbox 360 by playing NEoN Knights.

V&A Dundee Designs

September 28, 2010
Designs for Dundee's new Victoria and Albert museum from six architects have been unveiled. The designs are on show at an exhibition in the Abertay University library on Bell Street.

Opening hours for the 'V&A at Dundee - Making it Happen' exhibition are:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9 am to 9 pm
  • Wednesday 9 am to 5 pm
  • Saturday - Sunday 10 am to 5 pm
Delugan Meissl

Delugan Meissl

Kengo Kuma

Kengo Kuma

Rex

Rex

Snohetta

Snohetta

Steven Holl

Steven Holl

Sutherland Hussey

Sutherland Hussey

More info about the exibition is available on the Abertay website.

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