This small but very valuable local charity needed a strong presence on the internet, and a content management system that they could manage. I chose WordPress and worked with Sarah Macbeth and Two States development company to provide a simple but effective home page and multiple sectioned site. I trained the admin team to manage the site themselves and to upload the very heavy amount of content they needed.
Work in progress for the Clean Seas Please website – a nudge campaign to encourage people to change their behaviour at home in order to stop the local area losing it’s safe to bathe certification. The printed materials and website are designed to appeal to young people as well as adults. The design is friendly and clean – adopting a cheerful approach to communicate some rather nasty facts!
Branding and website design for Positive Energy, a new company planning to build power stations fuelled by waste food. The brief was insistent that the design conveyed a sense of community and stressed the recycling element.
Rather than follow the original suggestion of a battery centred within circular arrows, I developed a symbol which plays on the idea of “Plus Times Plus”. By adding dots to the symbols, they immediately became a line of people – or possibly one person cartwheeling. The typeface is round and friendly, and the combination of petrol blue and orange make the symbol instantly recognisable. The website was developed in Drupal, working with web designer Sarah Macbeth from GreenNet.
Branding and design for Hastings Creatives, an online directory of local creatives. Developed in partnership with the Media Enterprise Centre and built in WordPress by Sarah Macbeth.
Hastings Online Times is a community newspaper run by a collective of volunteer ‘citizen journalists’. I was involved at the start of the project, about three years ago and developed the basic design of the site, working with the wonderful Hastings-based collage artist Martin O’Neill from cut-it-out studios. The site travelled through Drupal and Joomla manifestations before being successfully developed in WordPress by Nick Weekes. I still have some input into the design, and content of the site.