Artist’s Portfolio

Artist’s Portfolio

Having long admired JP’s work, I was delighted when he approached me to design a new website for him. Initially it was quite a challenge to come up with a design that embraced the grungy (rub, sweat and smear) look of JP’s art with my […]

Social Networking Club

Social Networking Club

Do you run a club or business that could benefit from its own social network? Think Facebook but with greater control, more privacy and the ability to add other features such as membership payments, event listings (and bookings), user photo albums etc.

Kezia McLean – Illustrator

Kezia McLean – Illustrator

The Client

In full disclosure, I probably should confess that the client in this case was my very own Berlin-based illustrator-artist daughter so I didn’t have to fight too hard to get the contract!

The Brief

Kezia had already started to promote her own work on Instagram (see https://www.instagram.com/keziam/) but also wanted a professional looking website of her own where she could showcase her art, include a more detailed bio, provide contact information and links to her various social media accounts etc.

The Design

As an artist with a keen eye for design herself, Kezia had a clear idea of how she wanted the site to look – keeping it clean and uncluttered to put the focus on her, mostly monochrome artwork.  We worked together to create a design she liked and decide to opt for a slightly unusual vertical style menu which is still responsive and works well on smaller/mobile screens too.

It was also important that Kezia could easily upload new images and update the site herself, and with a few hours’ WordPress tuition at home in Brighton, she soon got the hang of things, albeit support is always on hand if/when she needs it – a service which I offer all my clients, not just those who happen to be family members!

See the result here – Kezia McLean

And if you like Kezia’s work, you can also buy her work in her Etsy shop here – https://www.etsy.com/shop/KeziaMcLean

Looking for something similar for your business? Why not contact me and let’s chat.

 

Photography Portfolio

Photography Portfolio

The Client Professional photographer specialising in the female form. The Brief The client wanted a website to showcase his photography work and attract new models/clients. The Design The requirement was for a relatively simple portfolio site.  Given the subject matter, it was also important to […]

The Leisurewear Company

The Leisurewear Company

Online shop for The Leisurewear Company featuring a minimal but casual design with easy search options, multiple product images, shopping cart and a user-friendly back-end to allow sophisticated customer interraction, order administration and automated wholesale purchasing.

Brighton Art Gallery

Brighton Art Gallery

The Client

Nestled in the arches beneath the seaside promenade, close to Brighton’s (in)famous i360 tower, Bailey Contemporary Arts is an art gallery specialising in show-casing the work of emerging local artists as well a carefully curated selection of art from further afield.

The Brief

Bailey Contemporary Arts already had their own website but, as so often happens, over time it had been tweaked and added to by several different people, and had reached a point where both the design and the functionality needed refreshing and updating.  They also wanted to incorporate their new logo and add a feature which would allow visitors to search for products by artist, colour, size etc.

The Design

Frederique already had quite a clear idea of how she hoped the front page would look.  In order to allow for the fact that much of the artwork sold is in “portrait” format and to showcase it at its best, we did away the standard landscape/full-width design of many websites and divided the main pages into two, with text on one side and a large portrait image on the other.

Another major aspect of this particular project was tidying up the existing data (ie. the product information) in order to ensure that the more sophisticated search feature would work correctly.  This was quite a challenge but fortunately I was able to put my database skills to good use and managed to convert everything and move it over to the new website far more quickly than could have been achieved if it had been necessary to re-enter everything manually.

Other features included a blog which also allows the addition of current events & exhibitions which are then automatically displayed on the front page, and a rotating series of images (also on the front page) which helps to keep the site looking fresh and interesting.

See the result here – Bailey Contemporary Arts

Looking for something similar for your business? Why not contact me and let’s chat.

 

Cassie was very easy and professional to work with. She listened to what I wanted and came back with some really good ideas and suggestions for a website that would look and perform the way I wanted. She delivered on time and in budget, and has provided a lot of ongoing support.

I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending her to anyone who needs a professional website or webshop.

Hippy Kids

Hippy Kids

New website for Brighton-based child-minding and playgroup business featuring an easy-to-update blog and a playful, colourful theme throughout.

Peau de Chagrin

Peau de Chagrin

Beautiful, minimal website for luxury accessories brand, Peau de Chagrin including individually designed product pages, galleries (photos and video), shopping options and a journal to feature news and recent press release information.