Well… it’s been the best part of a year since my last blog article, so an update is probably long overdue. Thankfully, this hiatus has been due to a steady flow of work from clients old and new which has kept me busy over the past year.
Since my last article back in May 2014, I’ve had the opportunity to work on a range of projects for some great clients. Continuing my work with New Edge in Kettering, I designed for them a new website for Crown Shoes in Northampton. This involved designing the site based on brand guidelines, then building the fully-responsive HTML/CSS templates, which were then supplied to New Edge for integration with their preferred content management system.
Further support and maintenance work for Distinctive Wash was followed by a project for a former colleague, which involved the branding, design and build of Deaf Hub – a Northampton-based organisation providing signing and interpreting services. Another design and front-end build project for New Edge, Dump Truck Parts features a striking design and colour scheme.
One of the services I provide is a Photoshop-to-WordPress conversion – taking PSD files designed and supplied by a design agency, then taking care of the entire build and development process, taking the project through to launch. One such project was a website redesign for Hotbox Storage, as designed by Ginger Creative. This was a nice project to work on, due to the variation of layouts required.
The summer months were a particularly busy period for me, taking on several projects for a range of clients:
- Striking new website build for Pont St restaurant in London.
- Clean and simple website redesign for London Talent.
- Website redesign for Northampton-based cleaning company, Brightwise Cleaning.
- Fresh new web design for SAC Engineering Design in Northampton.
- Child-friendly website for a friend’s new childminding business – Little Dragons Northampton.
- Photoshop-to-WordPress build for Wetdog Creative, for their client Southwest Shooting Services.
- Website redesign to match new branding for retail shopfitting service, ISAS Group.
Following a busy summer, I was involved in another fully-responsive PSD-to-Photoshop build for Wetdog Creative – this time for their London-based client, The Putney Clinic. Then came along a fairly large website redesign project for another London-based client – this time from a much-valued client of mine, Nileeka of The Bollywood Co. Nileeka wanted a redesign for her dance company’s website which made better use of her fantastic collection of bright and colourful photography. I took the opportunity to do something more striking and unusual, creating a bold and interesting full-width homepage featuring eye-catching animated panels.
One year on…
November 2014 saw the anniversary of my decision to take the plunge and work for myself as a freelance web developer.
Being a small business myself, I am always happy to help other local companies. Neill at the Northampton Nutrition Centre got me involved with his new business venture, creating a logo and website design for his nutritional food and sports supplements shop in Northampton town centre.
Whilst on the subject of health and fitness, I was also approached by Kyle of You Fitness to redesign his website, promoting himself as a personal fitness trainer. The resulting design is a very clean and modern layout, complete with a range of custom-designed icons depicting his various service offerings.
A few final projects towards the end of 2014 included:
- A simple single-page website for MDG Fog in Moulton Park, Northampton.
- Another PSD-to-WordPress build for a much-valued client, Wetdog Creative – this time for portrait artist, Alex Talbot Rice.
- Development of front-end HTML templates for Magnese, client of New Edge in Kettering.
2015 so far
Since the new year, I have been fortunate enough to work on several projects – some for clients of my own, others on behalf of other design agencies in and around Northamptonshire.
Several exciting projects are still ongoing from last year – news on these will be available once the websites have been launched. One project currently in development is a new and updated design for the Northamptonshire County Scouts website – this will include a more streamlined, lightweight design and will of course be fully mobile-responsive.
Get in touch
If you have been particularly impressed by any of the websites above, and you think I may be of assistance in bringing your web project to life, please feel free to contact me to discuss.