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-> Kieran McMillan
-> Founding Director | Graphic Design | Interactive Developer | Motion Graphics | Music Production | Technical Director
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Kieran McMillan, a founding director of Raw Nerve, has for the past 8 years been pushing the creative and technical envelope of digital media. His experience in design, art and audio/visual production, combined with an unquenchable thirst for researching emerging technologies, has driven him on to the technical and strategical planning of several online social networks.

Below are some examples of commercial and personal projects this Team Member has recently worked on

->Marsipan / Earthly Delights Films
-> Brand Development | Interactive Media | Motion Graphics | Website
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Earthly Delights Films approached Raw Nerve to develop a highly engaging and interactive website for publishing broadband videos of their animated spoof space adventure series 'Marsipan'. Behind the interactive Flash environment lies a powerful media publishing and distribution system, which gives the client complete control over all aspects of site, and provides their audience with the tools to effectively redistribute the content to their own networks.

->RSVP London
-> Brand Concept | Hosting | Marketing Material | Motion Graphics | Newsletter | Photography | Website
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RSVP London, a social networking initiative by the team at Raw Nerve, is a showcase for creative talents that enables interconnectivity between businesses, individuals and organisations. The project was launched in the Deptford, Greenwich and Lewisham Hub area in 2005 as a series of quarterly networking events bringing together a diverse range of creative industries in informal and relaxed settings.

The new website is a fully functioning resource with features that include a fully searchable creative services directory, media galleries and a community blog where members can publish information about exhibition, events and services,

->Cherry Picked
-> Booklet | Brand Identity | Hosting | Illustration | Marketing Material | Microsite
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From 4th September until 4th October 2006, discerning shoppers will have the chance to browse and buy from the cream of London's fashion, furniture and accessory designers.

As part of the London Design Festival, Royal Exchange in partnership with London Youth Support Trust will be home to the 'Cherry Picked' boutiques. The shops will be showcasing cutting-edge design pieces, ranging from handbags to handknits and fashion to furniture - including our own Life is Suite sofa.

Raw Nerve Designed the brand identity, website and marketing materials.

->The Players Association
-> Brand Identity | CMS | Hosting | Marketing Material | Newsletter | Website
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The tools for music production and audio mixing are becoming more affordable and accessible, while the range of equipment is constantly expanding and evolving with demand. DJs now have the opportunity to mix with Vinyl Turntables, CD Mixers, MP3 players, Samplers and Laptops.

The Players Association is an initiative conceived and developed by the team at Raw Nerve. The online resource allows established and emerging DJs alike to upload and share mixes for free and gain international exposure to music lovers from around the globe. The site is among the first DJ portals to offer an integrated search engine, enabling the user to search for musical genres as well as individual tracks by artist or song name.

There is no other DJ Mix website on the market that offers this combination of resources.

Dirk Waldik, the technical lead on the project, was one of the developers responsible for Audioscrobbler, a powerful community mapping tool behind the popular internet radio site Last.FM. The Audioscrobbler system is a database that tracks listening habits and calculates relationships and recommendations based on the music people listen to.

->Life Is Suite
-> Illustration | Interiors
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'Life Is Suite' is a sofa discovered in the back streets of Deptford. It has been re-upholstered so that imprinted on it, like a memory, are all the imagined stories of its life so far. To read the stories the sofa has to be explored and interacted with, lifting cushions to reveal tales and listening to sounds coming from deep within, which unravel the intimate secrets of its past.

'Life Is Suite' is currently being exhibited at Cherry Picked, in Royal Exchange (see the Cherry Picked link below).

->Brit Awards 2006 for ITV Creative
-> Illustration | Marketing Material | Motion Graphics | Post-Production | Sound Design
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Raw Nerve has been commissioned by ITV to create promotions for the forthcoming Brit Awards. The objective is to build hype about the biggest music awards in the UK, and attract over 6 million viewers. The theme is about saying 'thank you for the music' and features a combination of contemporary visuals with energetic animations of previous winners, which are cut and mixed over a seamless soundtrack of some of the biggest tunes from the past 12 months. The artwork has also been adapted for print advertising of the event.

->Chango
-> Brand Identity | E-Flyer | Hosting | Illustration | Marketing Material | Merchandise | Microsite | Motion Graphics | Newsletter | Sonic Branding
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Chango was the first Latin music event at London's legendary nightclub Ministry of Sound. The organisers, DJs and dancers came directly from the heart and soul of the Latin community, and the event was an authentic blend of Latin cultures, including music and dance from Cuba, Colombia and Brazil. Raw Nerve created the brand identity for promotion of the launch event.

->Urban Music Festival 2005 / Nokia & The Prince’s Trust
-> Banners | Brand Identity | Marketing Material | Motion Graphics | Online Marketing Material | Sonic Branding | Website
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The Prince’s Trust invited Raw Nerve for the second year running to design the Brand Identity for The Nokia Urban Music Festival (UMF) in 2005. The festival, held at London’s Earls Court, is the UK’s largest celebration of urban culture to date. The events have played host to an amazing selection of world’s top Hip Hop and R&B; acts including Jay-Z, Beyonce, Will Smith, Mos Def, Alicia Keys, De La Soul, Dizzee Rascal, Estelle, The Streets, Ty, and Kila Kela, The main events, which have attracted audiences of 40,000 young people, present a variety of urban activities such as breakdance, B-Boy and MC Battles, DJs, workshops, beatboxing, urban art and other activities. UMF is also a platform for unsigned artists to showcase their talents.

->Latin American Film Festival
-> Brand Development | Media Presentation | Motion Graphics | Sonic Branding
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Raw Nerve was commissioned by The 14th Latin American Film Festival to create a promotional video sequence featuring a selection of films with animated idents of the brand. The video was shown at various events in the run up to the festival, as well as introducing films during the 2004 festival at the Curzon Soho London.

->Siobhan Fahey
-> Brand Identity | CMS | Motion Graphics | Photography | Website
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Siobhan Fahey embarked on her musical career during the 1980s with the band Bananarama, and went on to form Shakespear's Sister with Marcella Detroit. Siobhan wanted to take control of her music, and Raw Nerve created a website which captured her passion for the arts by creating an interactive environment for fans to explore her world. Behind the flash environment lies a bespoke content management system which allows her to easily update content and media files and communicate with her expanding fanbase. Paying subscribers to the website are given unrestricted access to areas such as Siobhan's recording studio, where her latest material and work-in-progress can be downloaded. Fahey currently records, DJs and performs live as a solo artist and her recent output is released independently through the online shop. Recently Siobhan recorded a music promo and single with the infamous underwear brand Agent Provocateur.

The Sunday Mirror rated the website as site of the week in 2003.