this is castrum doloris design
average hipster designer
this is what we do
and we do it right
We are a small agency, a one-man-show, a web design powerhouse.
Our name might some weird, we know that. And our logo might put us in a difficult situation, we know that too. But we can explain: we are edgy, daring unapologetic. We are a relic of old days in a modern attire, ready for the future and already living it. If you want spoilers, just let us know.
We are authentic
Our goal at Castrum Doloris is a simple one: We create solid design that ages well. We don't just blindly follow the trends and remake websites all the time just to fit the newest #framework or #buzzword. That mentioned, yes, we prefer JAMstack (Headless CMS websites ) over Server rendered websites (like Wordpress), but that is just our thing. We will make it so nice, you won't even notice the difference!
We believe in design as an art to communicate visions and create bonds. This is why we love working together with musicians, writers, plastic artists and film makers.
And then you might be asking: A generic template, a generic WordPress, a generic site generator for restaurants do the work, right? and you wouldn't be wrong.
There are tons of cheap alternatives out there, but none of them are really free, everything has its price, and sometimes free comes at the expense of your work. In the end, what is the point of going all the lengths you do with your work, if in the end your website screams : random!. We've all been there, it doesn't have to be that way.
Share your vision with us, we will share it with the world.
this is what we did
and we are proud of it
We have worked with creatives and creators, remaking, redesigning, programming their websites from ground up. Our goal is to simply help everyone's work shine in its unique way.
We believe everyone has a vision, but some of you are really brave and put it out there. An this is the case of creators. in order to help them, especially during this harsh times with the corona virus making almost impossible to have shows, we are committed more than ever to make the web a space for artist and creators.
Exposed, blatant, daring. We love you for it. That is why we are committed to do everything in our hand to help you reach everyone out there. This what we stand for and this is our promise: your webpage, your vision, your terms.
And there you might start thinking it all sounds too good to be true? We know it does, but we are not sorry for being so fabulous. In any case, you might want to take a look at some projects and the people we have worked with in the past.
this is how we do it
let's do it together
It is quite simple. Really. And the best part: all we need to do it talk. It is almost like dating, or like a cooperation, but more fun.
You show me yours
We talk about your world, your ideas, your needs. In short: everything you need and want to tell me so i understand you and your work.
The more you show me, the better I will be prepared for you.
I show you mine
After having some drinks and some time, I come back to you and show you the quickest and most viable way to translate your work into web.
There will probably be a lot of things you might want to look different at this point. This is normal and a good sign and only means we just need a bit more to get there.
We come together
Ideas are great. And a good understanding is always better. That's why, after getting to know each other's ideas, we work towards a prototype that pleases us both. No compromises, unless you want to. It is like your usual creative cooperation, just this time it is all about you. At this point the most important thing for me will be to be sure you are happy with the concept and looking to have this online.
We go online
After some development time and short meetings and reviews, we are done. You get your result and can show the world your amazing work on your amazing site.
We are not promising love, but damn, it looks a hell like it!