A fresh free-thinking fully-independent digital studio based in the creative heart of London’s Clerkenwell. Founded in early 2011 by Laurence Gillian and David Z Obadiah, VooDooBytes builds and expands on the creativity and success of VooDooDog Animation. We’ve hit the ground running and unleashed work for a series of satisfied clients.
Technology moves fast and we’re always snapping at its heels. We love to explore new techniques, new approaches, new ways of doing things. And we back it all up with our solid track record of turning our creative vision into technically deliverable reality.
We don’t believe in offering the same old solutions, which in itself makes us different from all the others.
A bit unconventional, a bit of a blagger, a whole lot of creative talent.
Laurence studied music composition whilst running a ‘media’ company aged 18. Hated the use of the word ‘entrepreneur’, especially when combined with ‘young’. A serendipitous meeting in a phone box and a passion for music led to him redesigning the Glastonbury Festival’s website in 2009.
Realised writing music for other people wasn’t so much fun. Moved to London. Met David and VooDooDog. Developed and launched the Axe the Beer Tax campaign. Started working with different agencies in London, from small startups to large multinationals. Some of the small startups had some great ideas but no budget, while the large agencies had great budgets but little idea what to do with them.
Got bored of seeing ideas being allowed to slip away in spirals of banal bureaucracy. Learnt a lot, especially about how not to do things. Decided it was time to start doing business a little differently. Combined forces with VooDooDog and developed the concept for a new type of digital agency. Where the right budgets and smart thinking are combined to create results.
VoodooBytes continues to grow, as does the list of brands Laurence has helped to build.
Towergate Insurance, GSK, Next Plc, Accenture, Asda, Lotus Racing GP2, iRiver, Thomson Reuters Eikon, Lotus Racing, Secret Garden Party, Groupon, Cancer Research, Z-Management, National Air Traffic Services (NATS), Sargent-Disc, TuTuBlu, Saudi Aramco, British Beer and Pub Association, Stanley Bet International, Euros, VooDooDog, Sony BMG, Howies, Accountability 21, SIP Drink, CPA, Glastonbury Festivals and Yeovalley.
If you’d like a face to face, give David Z Obadiah a call on +44 (0)20 7387 2049.
Or if you’d prefer to keep things digital, firstname.lastname@example.org.
VooDooBytes is based in Brownlow Mews, WC1N 2LA. Our studio is just a short walk from Farringdon, King’s Cross and Russell Square tube stations. We’re surrounded by great pubs, coffee shops and restaurants. It’s a great place to meet, eat and talk business.
We work directly to client, as well as with larger agencies, to develop genuinely effective digital strategies and campaigns. We pride ourselves on producing work that really works. That means we give you measurable success, improved consumer engagement and ideas that really do get noticed.
We can’t wait to get our teeth into your next digital challenge. No project is too big or small for us. Our creative thinking is always fresh and our production team is ready to push the boundaries for your business in a whole host of different areas:
Read about our work on the digital political lobbying campaign Axe the Beer Tax.