The Pig Farmer
What a thoroughly enjoyable project this was! The scenario was perfect in all ways and the end result was better than anything myself or the client had imagined … it doesn’t get any better than that.
My good friend Catherine Spencer put me in touch with a remarkable young lady called Bonita Norris who needed a website design ASAP for a new project she was starting. Bonita is the youngest person on record to reach both the summit of Mt. Everest and the North pole … she did both by 22. Google it, she’s phenomenal.
Bonita gave me complete artistic freedom and as a result shot to the top of my priority list and released the creative juices! I pinged a message to my graphics guru in Melbourne Anthony Costa and he set about creating a brand. The company was to be … Read More »
Hannah & Duncan Nobbs were already clients of mine, having come to me for their Partridge Farm website at the end of last year. This project was for an ‘offshoot’ of theirs called ‘The Posh Kebab Company’. Hannah & Duncan had long been attending street food fairs and farmers markets to sell their wares and frequently sold their lush kebabs at these events – much to everyone’s delight … they are fantastic!
To that end, they TM’d the name, got in touch with our partner Andrew Lathwell to sort out a logo and gave us a call about the website – job done. As always we were going for striking, simple and beautiful. The one thing I always ask my clients to provide in order to ensure these fundamental elements are achieved, is professional photography – and on this occasion the client … Read More »
Eve is a fantastically talented fashion designer and dressmaker who lives just down the road, well … canal – from my office. I have seen her photography and shots of people modelling her clothes and so I was aware of the quality I’d be working with, so when she asked for a website it was a no-brainer.
Hannah was a great client as she was open minded and always happy to listen, but she also knew what she wanted and what she thought was best for her business. I can always give advice and recommendations based on what I have experienced, but nobody knows my client’s business better than they do.
I was recommended to Sally at JMC Recycling by a work partner and a friend, so that is always a nice way to start a project. JMC had a website but it was falling off the Google rankings and starting to look a bit dated and tired. The website was already on Wordpress – which was handy for exports and back-ups etc … but it was using a bespoke and very messy theme, which did complicate issues.
The very 1st site I created back in 2004 was for Michael Blake, and we have this month replaced it with a brand new, responsive wordpress build and new branding to boot.
Jana Khayat has spent several years building a small, beautiful horse stud in Devon – and it was time to stop hiding and show it off to the world. After the initial phone call, I was pretty in the dark on this one – all I knew was that I had been recommended by the remarkably talented equine photographer, Fiona Crawford.
Pete Turner is a builder specialising in new builds, renovations and barn conversions – but it didn’t take me too long to realise that he was a little bit more than that. Within a short while of knowing Pete I just knew that I was going to enjoy creating this website.
So – the site was very old and pretty awful, there was absolutely no META info and the coding was very bloated with a lot of inline css … plenty for me to work on. I decided to start from scratch and work on a Wordpress platform for the news section as they had requested the ability to update this part themselves. I have recently done a couple of builds completely on WP and I think I will move this over in a few months just to make all editing easier.
I work with small businesses every day, to help them build an online presence. A simple one page website, tied in to a co-ordinated social media presence need not cost the earth, but it really is worth doing well – contact me for more information.