March 17, 2017 - No Comments!

Troup A’dour

And ……..Troup A’dour is live!
 
We told you about our contest in our home town.. one of the many nonprofit organizations could win a Website’ and Troup A’dour won.
 
Their artistic founder is Irina Parfenova. With her and two members of the board/team Bas and Andre we had several inspiring meetings. Their main mission is to spread the music, classical music. Irina is a pianist with an education at conservatory in Moscow and The Hague.
The most important group to them are children, as especially children should know about the classical music. Where does classical music fit into the landscape of children? If you listen to classical music at an early age, even if at the age of say, eight or nine to 20, they go off into that world [of popular music] if you come back to it, it’s the same as learning another language early, she said. They come back to it.
 
Isn’t that a beautiful goal we would love to give our contribution to?
Especially as we started this journey with our young team members,  very talented trainees Tom (frontend) developer, Twan (backend and advice) developer, Mariska designer and with guidance of Sven (art director) from Moij.
It was a great adventure as they will tell you shortly…
 
This is the result!
   
 
Of course we don’t stop with our relation with Troup A’dour, we will continue to assist them. Sven would like to add several great features to make this site more interactive and as common goal to make the classical music better known among children and their parents. 
 
Tom:
When Mariska showed me the design she made for the new site I got really excited. I wanted to start working on the site as soon as I could because it would give me the chance to learn a lot of new things in WordPress and also work with lots of shapes and features together.
The hardest part of making the new website was making sure it would look good on different devices and work properly as well, and also loading for example event data on certain places to make the interaction as pleasant as possible for the users.
I enjoyed meetings with Irina, Bas and Andre, to show the progress of the website and to take their feedback to make the website even better.
 
Mariska:
I became really inspired when I heard about Troupe A’dour:  a new cultural adventure of creating a website about music and kids, which are both things I really love. I wanted to create a real life experience for the whole family. I came up with several ideas like musical elements and real concert tickets. Thats why the whole homepage is based on a violin,  a typical instrument of classical music. You can listen to various music fragments of concerts they gave by clicking on the strings of the violin. When I first showed the homepage to Irina, Bas and Andre they where very enthusiastic and I loved showing the progress to them. The product detail page is also an interactive experience where you can scroll through the range of tickets. In the end, when you bought the ticket, the ticket is torn in two pieces as in real life.  
I love to see new assignments as real life adventures. Thats what we do. 

 

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February 22, 2017 - No Comments!

E-commerce, it’s a big world

One of the most important things to do in life is to work on the ideas that inspire you. Things we really like doing, is building interactive products.

Mostly we build E-commerce projects. We always did this based on Magento (we still do), but there are so many great platforms which we want to explore so we are now also building shops based on Shopify and WordPress (Woo-Commerce). On top of that, as we introduced last week, we are developing our own content management system for a small niche market.

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February 22, 2017 - No Comments!

A new family member of CloudsWork – Lab

One of the things that we think is really important is to build a right culture within the company.
While our team is growing its important to create an environment were everyone is happy, and love what they are doing.

In an industry that is changing quickly its important to take time to study the new trends and possibilities.
That is why we make time to work on our own projects, just for fun and to challenge ourselves.
We do this in CloudsWork Lab.
Every now and then we have a teammeeting and discuss new ideas and projects we would like to develop.

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February 22, 2017 - No Comments!

Hello again

First of all, we hope your new year is off to a great start with lots of energy!

We sure did!

It’s always nice to start the year fresh and change some of our habits.

For us 2017 will be a year full of new adventures.

Soon we will open a new office in Amsterdam, starting a new internal company where we develop our own E-commerce platform and we will focus more on the design and marketing process of building digital products. We already hired new people for both services.

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February 9, 2017 - No Comments!

And the winner is……

Social contest for non profit organization
With my active involvement on daily basis at CloudsWork, we will automatically be involved to another industry as well, the nonprofit sector.  As I have been involved in many nonprofit organizations during my life and still love to support them. 
Work with your head ánd heart is what we all need and I like to let everybody know, we should work like this within CloudsWork and all over the world. The world needs your passion!
For this reason, we, at CloudsWork, organized a contest in our direct surrounding. We offered the nonprofit organizations to win’ a website build by CloudsWork and Moij (our design Team in Amsterdam). 
The organizations could introduce themselves with their mission statement and a short story about their passion and goals. Next step for us was to select the best 3 organizations and they could present themselves before a Jury of Sven from Moij and Lyda from CloudsWork. And we also asked 3 other passionate entrepreneurs to join us for this selection. Daniel Storm from Switch (marketing), Martijn van Dalen, he owns the local business magazine Venen into business,  and Karin Wateler, she connects entrepreneurs and nonprofits locally.
 
All three organizations had wonderful goals and ambitions, but the winner to us was Troup A’dour. Their passion is classical music and they like to reach out to as many people, to let them know the beauty of this music. Especially children, most children don’t even know what a composer’ is’, told Irina from Troup A’dour, that’s why they need to hear classical music as the basic of all music.
For Troup A’dour we are going to make an interactive platform, specially to reach out to children, so they can get acquainted with the great composers from our history….
This is the result of our journey with TroupA’dour
Lyda

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February 9, 2017 - No Comments!

Newsletter January 2017

We listen #1

First of all, we hope your new year is of to a great start with lots of energy!
We sure did! 
Its always nice to start the year fresh and change some of our habits. 
For us 2017 will be a year full of new adventures. 
Soon we will open a new office in Amsterdam, starting a new internal company where we develop our own E-commerce platform and we will focus more on the design and marketing process of building digital products. We already hired new people for both services. 
More about all of this later this month! 
For now we are particularly interested in how things are going on your side. 
We really want to know! 
If there is anything exciting going on, or if you need any help with what so ever. 
Dont hesitate to drop by, or call/mail us. 
We are here to listen. 
Team CloudsWork. 
ps.    What do you think of our new brand? See the header image with our new logo! 
pss.  This newsletter is our newsletter, in which we give updates and try to connect with you. Subscribe at     backoffice@cloudswork.com

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May 11, 2016 - No Comments!

Spring is in the air

Still we can’t receive this beautiful season with open arms. The attacks in Brussels and the refugees issues, makes us feel insecure, above all, deeply shocked. Griet op de Beeck, a Flemish author, expressed this in a poem, of which two sentences are the most applicable to us “ Live fully, because we can, so let’s dare”.

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