Website design & development

Services

As a creative director I design and project manage all website, UI and App projects.

I’m a front-end designer. So I can design your website to fit your existing corporate identity or if I’m also designing or re-branding your corporate identity, I’ll design your website from the start on a basic and strategic level with the corporate identity in mind.

I will also project manage web and app design projects which may include my network of freelance developers, coders, photographers and copywriters, any of whom I can utilise on a per project basis – should they be required.

So very many websites these days are all based on some or other temple – and consequently as on the whole, it’s simply a case of altering the data and copy, adding some, probably, stock bought images and boom – your website looks like 90% of the other websites in the world. I’m not saying that the building blocks which I use don’t necessarily have some form of template elements, and most of the websites I design and create will be WordPress based as it’s an incredibly powerful platform on which to build at site with and it offers a huge variety of options for animation and effects.

However, I still like to design first to both a client’s brief, and then entrust my (or other’s) coders to realize my designs. Effectively, this means you CAN have a bespoke looking and fully functional and responsive site, but not one which is slavishly and patently simply a “template”.

CASE STUDY 1:
DUNCAN FORBES.
Website design & development.

Based in Jersey, Channel Islands, Duncan wanted to both consolidate his entire music back catalogue as well as to create a new platform for promotion of his music for the film industry, as well as new releases that he’s got planned – both as collaborations, re-mixes and new solo work.

The website I’ve designed is Uber functional and I’ve taken a “Brutalist” approach to the design to almost, as it were, under-design it. There’s alot of information on this site so simplicity of design was vital.

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CASE STUDY 2:
SMYTHE HOUSE.
Website design, art direction and image creation

Working freelance as head of design for The Refinery for many years, one of my favourite projects was for Smythe House, a London based financial services company.

Integral to my design included bespoke photography. So I briefed and art directed one of my go-to London-based photographers to deliver precisely my creative vision.

Designed in 2012 I hope this design still stands the test of time.

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CASE STUDY 3:
D&C Consultants and D&C Advisory.
Front End website design, creative direction & photoshoot art direction. Working hand in hand with my developer from the start to ensure my designs would be realized, code the micro-interactions & site build of two variants of the same site for each of the sub-companies

The key to the whole of my design included: 1) lots of space with minimal copy. 2) the development of a series of “micro-interactions” both in terms of how the panels/images/text and buttons all worked with mini animations on all of these elements.

I hope you will see the result delivers the simplicity of my design and the user experience we developed to provide a truly “bespoke” site which is completely different from their competition.

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CASE STUDY 4:
CABCALC.
Branding, UI and App design.

CabCalc is an accounts management App – available in IoS and Android.

Inspired and created by a taxi driver who wanted to make his life simpler.

Logo design, User Interface (UI) and icon design as well as screen design CabCalc is a simple principle that could be applied to almost any cash-based small business model (with design modifications).

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