Carried by the public's wave of interest for new media products in the mid 1990’s, music composer and multimedia producer Clifford White's 21st Century Design began earning an enviable reputation for producing CD-ROMs, EPKs and new media press kits for some of the top names in the publishing, retail and entertainment industries, including Conde Nast, Harrods, Toshiba and Columbia Tristar amongst others, and enjoyed seeing their innovative work appear on hundreds of thousands of copies of GQ magazine, Shine magazine and New Woman magazines throughout the world. (See some our CD-ROM creations here).
In 2000, 21st Century Design incorporated to become 21st Century New Media Ltd, and continued their specialisation in producing sophisticated websites and new media products into the 00’s. With the launch of 21stcentury.co.uk, their own in-house Science & Technology news portal, 21st Century New Media Ltd achieved international acclaim and numerous awards and reviews as a supplier of vital news and entertainment to the technology and entertainment sectors (See some of our Websites here). Further web platforms and crossover new media products were developed during this time, including an interactive kiosk system for the lobby of the newly built New River Village, and a plethora of Enhanced CDs, CD-ROMs and DVDs for a diverse range of clients from Mushroom Records to the British Deaf Association.
After a decade of achieving success with their new media products and web productions, 21st Century New Media Ltd expanded again, with the introduction of 21st Century Training, a training facility aimed at imparting much of the company's hard-won experience to the general public. Based for almost a decade at Elstree Film Studios in Borehamwood (home to many famous productions including Big Brother, Dancing on Ice and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire), 21st Century Training taught a wide variety of creative courses, beginning with Adobe Dreamweaver, Photoshop and Flash, and then later adding WordPress, SEO, Digital Marketing, Google AdWords and Social Media courses to their inventory (See our Training Courses here). As the company continued to expand at Elstree Film Studios, they also added a range of film and TV related courses including Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, script-writing, green screen, viral video and film-making fundamental courses. During this time, 21st Century’s client list was nothing short of astounding, including the BBC, Channel 4, ITV, British Petroleum, British Telecom and Comic Relief amongst literally hundreds of other similarly notable businesses, many of whom appear in the testimonials slider on our homepage.
After almost a decade based at Elstree Film Studios, In 2008 21st Century New Media unveiled their very own purpose built training facility in St Albans, which has, in the intervening years, grown into a recording studio and a film facility, with arts production and training as it's primary goal. Even after 22 years, the company continues to look towards the future with our own unique blend of innovation and creativity.