Laurie Barker, Web Designer / Developer | E-commerce Consultant


Over recent weeks Flipmedia has been working with Method Snowboard Magazine, fixing issues with their two web sites and

I'm currently in the process of rebuilding - this will be live in the next week or so. The rebuild will enhance and refine the overall design, resolve issues with areas of the content management and lay a strong foundation to enable the site to move forward and respond quickly to the creative requests of the team.

Planks Clothing

Planks Clothing Authorised Dealer sign

Over the last couple of weeks Flipmedia has been working with Planks visualising & creating design specifications for the Planks 2009/10 winter range.

This relationship is set to continue with Laurie Barker being invited by Jim Addlington to be a member of their creative team. Cheers Jim!

Summer begins but winter is still on the mind

Banned Inc General Logo

Val d'Isère saw the launch of a new clothing brand, starting with bandanas, Banned inc. A small number of designs were rolled out through the VSPOT snowboard shop and the interest was encouraging. Over the summer I will be working with Banned inc, including the production of the web site, stickers and t-shirts along with more bandana designs.

Banned inc work so far...

Winter 2008/09 VSPOT

VSPOT Shop Advert

So the season here is over half way through and I am busy working mainly with VSPOT. Tight deadlines and interesting subject make this fun and rewarding.

As the bar + shop is new to resort the promotion needs to be aggressive and as a holiday destination this promotion has to be undertaken on a weekly basis.

For a sample of the promotion I have been producing check out the VSPOT portfolio.



Vspot Val d'Isére

VSPOT initial logo

New for the 2008/09 season in Val d'Isére, Vspot is a bar and snow sports clothing / equipment store.

The brief was to produce a simple "classic" verstile logo. The logo itself has been developed in 3 forms. From the initial mono logo's colour ways have been put together for this season, signage and pre-season advertising.

Full portfolio...

Tony Hawk Hossegor 2008

Andy MacDonald Hossegor 2008 - Main Event

The Quiksilver Pro France 2008 Hossegor started with the "Tony Hawk Ramp Skate Show", strange title but amazing show. Tony Hawk was joined by Jess Fritsch, Sergie Ventura, Andy MacDonald, Kevin Staab, and from Europe Pete King, Jürgen Horwarth and Sam Bosworth.

A practice session took place the day before the event, with Kelly Slater seen watching Tony Hawk skate - that's two of the Quiksilver Super Pro's in the same spot at the same time.

Big Day Out Val d'Isére 2009 Partnership Prospectus

Big Day Out Val d'Isére 2009 Partnership Prospectus

Anthony Gumbley commissioned Laurie Barker to produce the Partnership Prospectus that is used to obtain sponsorship for the event. The Partnership Prospectus is a 12 page PDF and makes use of the existing Big Day Out logo and graphics.

Quiksilver Pro France 2008

Quiksilver Pro France 2008 - Adrian Buchan - Winner

The Quiksilver Pro France 2008 will hit Hossegor as of the Friday the 19th September. This is one in eleven destinations that make up the ASP World Tour and will see the top 46 surfers in the World competing.

Kelly Slater - 8 times World Champion, was leading and looked likely to make his title 9 times World Champion, with five wins out of the so far seven destinations at Hossegor.

Beaten in the final by Adrian Buchan, Kelly Slater went on to take the title of 9 times World Champion at Mundaka before the contest was finished.

Planks Clothing promotion winter season 2008/09

Planks Clothing promotion winter season 2008/09

Following the success of Planks Clothing winter 2007/08, the grass roots ski clothing brand is set to launch an even bigger range of clothing for 2008/09 winter season.

Jim Addlington founder of Planks Clothing commissioned Laurie Barker of Flipmedia to produce the first in a series of adverts. The advert will be published in the Free Ski publication Dark Summer, to co-inside with the start of the winter season.

The advert features the insane cliff drop image from Val d'Iére 2007/08 by Planks Clothing team rider Simon "Dawes" Blondel. Naturally Flipmedia decided to use the best selling t-shirt graphic from 2007/08 "Drop Cliffs Not Bombs" with this amazing image.