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Victoria Staff – Professional Organiser

Victoria came to me wanting to put together a website for the launch of her professional organisation business. Victoria had an idea of what she wanted the site to look and feel like, and presented me with a mood board loaded with ideas for the layout, typography and colours.

I started by taking it right back to basics and helped her develop the bones of her brand – the website came after this. I subsequently designed Victoria’s logo, website and business cards and she has gone on to use the suite of assets developed to create stationery, advertising and promotional materials, and a car wrap.

We decided early on that we wanted to go down the route of one clean flowing page, no sub pages for the user to link to and get distracted from the core message of the site. Victoria has ended up with a fresh, clean and easy to navigate site that is appealing to the eye and looks great on all devices from a large desktop to a mobile phone.

The first website was built from the ground up using pure html5, css3, php and java script all created using the bootstrap framework optimising it for all devices. The second generation of the site has been built in WordPress using the Divi framework. 

 

Big Rock Records Logo Timeline.

The brief was to create a striking logo that represented the studio offering with an edge.

Knowing that Rich is a massive Dimebag (Pantera guitar player) fan, I wanted to include his famous Razorback guitar shape in the logo somehow. My work flow started with a basic sketch of the guitar outline and then I cut it up in to elements. I worked with different outlines and incorporated a vinyl record to represent Rich’s love of vintage and specialist recording equipment. 

I honed that down to something he liked and then found the perfect font in Baron Kuffner. It sat nicely in the logo and complemented the sharp edges of the guitar shape, pulling the whole visual together.

The logo was supplied in its original design and in an inverted colour format so it could be used across a range of different materials. 

You can see the development timeline below.

250fBBQ

250fBBQ is a blog site. It is my passion project. It features irregular updates, musings, recipes, gear reviews and sometimes just random stories about what has happened to me.

Well, that was the idea. But in reality it’s difficult to find the time to write good content that can be used.

This site has been built using the Divi framework on a WordPress backend.

I loved building this site and enjoy updating it even more when I can.

Ximena Pinena

Ximena briefed me to build a webpage that simply links to all her social media channels and web shop. She wanted a page that acted as a business card, somewhere she could send people to that would give them the option to click through to any one aspect of her professional portfolio.

One of the best things about working on Ximena’s site was she would hand draw all the icons used on the site! So every time we wanted to change something, she would draw it up and I would implement it.

This site has ended up as everything she asked for; it’s clean, fresh and very easy on the eye and I think it looks great!

The website was built from the ground up using pure html5, css3, php and java script all created using the bootstrap framework optimising it for viewing on all devices.

The Doghouse TW11

Simon first approached me looking for a website for his writing suite and recording studio. After our initial chat we decided that he also needed a logo.

My first job was to look at the company and develop some ideas for a logo. I presented Simon with an art board of ideas and some initial recommendations. Simon picked the direction he preferred and I went away and refined the idea. We ended up with the logo you see today, a play on the iconic London underground sign but using a vinyl in the background instead.

After the logo was done I started working on the  website. The studio is all about its vintage and outboard equipment so I decided that we would feature an individual piece of the studio’s equipment in the background of each page, but in a slightly distorted black and white. I love the idea of using mixing desk knobs as the menu items. I drew all the icons on the site using Affinity Designer and the photos were edited using Affinity Photo, including the cassette on the gear page, which I am especially proud of.

The website ended up being a great showcase of the studio and we are both really happy with the final outcome.

The website was built on the WordPress platform using Elegant Themes Divi framework. Angry Panda supplies the SSL certificates, hosts and maintains the website.

 

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