Collaboration Stars | Daniel Kitching Photography and VIA Creative

From co-working space to New Year’s resolutions. Collaboration is making its way into every aspect of the mindset of the Digital Teesside Community.

This week’s Collaboration Stars takes a look at VIA Creative and Daniel Kitching Photography. Both working together in Studio 109, the companies are strongly focused on sharing client work between them in their areas of expertise.

At the start of 2020 Daniel, Director and Principal Photographer at Daniel Kitching Photography, had made it his aim to build working relationships and collaborations with more companies in the North East.

When a local business contacted Daniel for bespoke product imagery, he was quick to mention VIA Creative as a fantastic company to help build a website for the brand.

Daniel Kitching said: “I know VIA do brilliant work with their projects so when my client asked if I knew a good website design agency, I automatically put him in touch with the company.

“Both myself and VIA have a real passion for our work that we want to show through producing the best content we can.”

Set up seven years ago, Daniel Kitching Photography has recent moved to Studio 109, focusing on commercial and social media photography and aerial video and drone photography – Daniel tells me at one point he was the youngest person in the UK to hold a drone licence (that’s definitely a cool story for networking events hey?).

Once the collaboration was established, ideas began to be discussed to see exactly what the client was looking for and to understand the layout behind the website.

The photography will be able to be captured to compliment the colour scheme and logo colours of the website.

Having the layout of the website decided also ensures that every level of detail such as the composition of the photos is correct so text can be added, and certain images can be used as the main statement pictures on pages of the site.

VIA Creative was established in 2003 and offers bespoke website development, software development, graphic design and SEO services.

Dave Ramrekha, Creative Director at VIA Creative, said: “Creating a website alongside Daniel providing bespoke imagery has enabled us to make the most of the website design and make the journey through the site more streamline for the user.

“We’re working closer with Daniel than we would other companies. He’s a really professional guy and the collaboration enables us to compose the imagery to the website layout.

“This a unique and fantastic project, the client will get a great end-product.”

Both VIA Creative and Daniel Kitching Photography continue to recommend each other’s services to clients and hope to collaborate again in the future.

We can’t wait to see the finished product.

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