News 01/09/2016

Web Design over the summer

All the web design projects I have been working recently.

It has been a while since the last project update, myself and Antony have been pretty busy with a few web design projects which have just been launched or are ready to. I have been working on a long project for a very exciting, huge car company. The luxury end website is due to launch at the beginning of October (its a big one).

I have also been working on a new brand identity and web design project with a school in Tower Hamlets. Probably one of my favourite projects to date. I worked with the parents, teachers, governors and children to research the brand identity project. We looked at what was important to the school from all the different view points. At the end of the brand identity process we had two logos to choose between. Both logos were designed to show the Christian religion, inclusion and friendly nature of the school. Side by side in the main hall, the pupils marked which one they preferred. The visual identity was developed from the brand and overlayed EVERYWHERE. St. Lukes now has a new look. Details of the project will appear on my website shortly. In the meantime please have a look at their site

There are several reasons to reskin a website. Dependant on the nature of web design changes clients are looking for I will often advise on a new site. However, when the content is great, and the site works well but it needs a design refresh reskinning is often the key. St Lukes had their site reskinned and it is barely recognisable but it holds the same content. I also redesigned a leading London IT company website and integrated the design on to the website. This is a good way to refresh your brand and it time and cost efficient. Alongside the web design reskin I also designed an infographic and short film about ‘the Cloud’. I designed the look and feel, researched and wrote the content and worked with an animator to bring it to life. View the Syntax website design project here

Another project I am nearly ready to launch is from an html template. It has been a while since I have used one. Most clients are now looking for a wordpress site. Given wordpress design is the core of my business I am not going to slate it. However, there is still room for the html templates. Html templates are perfect for companies who don’t have a blog and don’t need to update their website continually.  The main advantage I have seen, (being a front end developer rather than wanting to get caught up in php), is that you can be much more flexible with the design. I find wordpress templates to be pretty similar looking and I find the templates hard to work from. With bespoke websites it is easy to tidy up the cms to suit the client but with a template it becomes rather hard. So a very popular streetfood stall/restaurant asked me to design them a website which reflected not just their food but the origins of the food.  The template is barely recognisable. With html websites you can definitely experiment more with the templates. Launch date – end of next week.

So spring and summer. 2 x white label websites for print agencies, 2 big bespoke wordpress sites, a brand identity project, 2 web design reskins, 1 x html template, 1 x animated film,  …. lets not forget the foundation finder for a website we made last year for a cosmetics brand. See here. Aside from that I have been throwing myself into my psychology of design course which ties in nicely with UX and UI design. Plus I have moved, my studio is now based in west London.

From the start of next week most of these projects are good to go and I am taking on new work. If you have a project in mind please do contact me. I try and best to work out a solution which fits your requirements, timings and budget. October is usually when it gets busy for a few months so September is a great time to get started!!