Mr & Mrs OK

Design for the web, apps and print too

We’re John and Rachel Oxton-King, a husband and wife design team working from the picturesque Warwickshire town of Shipston-on-Stour.

Here’s a taster of the work we do:

Why, didn't you know? There's more to Axel Scheffler than just the Gruffalo

What can we really say about this project other than it was immense fun! The real challenge was making our work vanish, leaving Axel's upfront and centre. Working in close collaboration with Axel's assistant (and master of archives), Liz, we set about designing ‘as little website as possible’ leaving fans, of all ages, free to take a wander through this treasure trove of art.

A page about The Gruffalo on Axel Scheffler's site
The homepage of Axel Scheffler's site

Making history with the British Museum’s in-house web team

In collaboration with the web team at the British Museum, we designed their first website made specifically to work on smartphones and tablets, as well as desktop computers. Funded by the Department of Education, Teaching History with 100 Objects collects objects from museums around the country to help teach and inspire students.

A page showing object detail for Teaching History in 100 Objects
A page showing object overview for Teaching History in 100 Objects

Opening access to academic research with Professor Katharine Cockin and SimplictyWeb

Professor Katharine Cockin, the creator of the Ellen Terry and Edith Craig Archive Database, wanted to extend the appeal of this first-rate academic resource to a broader audience, whilst simultaneously maintaining its academic rigour. Collaborating with Katharine, and with Julian from SimplicityWeb taking excellent care of the back-end development, we designed three distinct entry points into exploring the information.

One homepage of the Ellen Terry and Edith Craig Archive
Searching for Theatrical Ancestors entry point

Product provenance and supply chain risk with the team making String3

We've had a relationship with Historic Futures, the company behind String3, for over ten years and when they embarked on a radical rethink of their ambitious supply chain traceability software, they called us in to take care of the user experience, branding and front-end development. Collaborating with the close-knit team at HF, and working within an agile, behaviour driven development process, we strove for usable simplicity out of a complex problem.

The String3 styleguide
A String3 marketing page

Would you like to work with us?

We're available to collaborate on projects large and small. We work alongside development teams for large projects and produce small brochure sites in-house.

Whatever your project, whether it's just a vague idea or a long established business, get in touch and we'll work with you to make it happen!