Kariong Mountains High School
Nurtured Earth Organics
Nine Lives Tarot
Live Lawns & Gardens
Art in Sync
Silvertrees - Gallipoli 100
Kariong Mountains High SchoolI began work on redesigning Kariong Mountains High School website in 2014, a project which initially needed to fit the existing framework . In late 2015 I was briefed to design and deliver a brand new website on a stand-alone hosting platform (and migrate all content from the original site).
The current site incorporates the school colours and built around a fresh, clean look:
- Style and layout designed in CSS, xhtml & HTML5
- User-friendly navigation and accessibility
- Visual content presented in slideshows icons and galleries
- Headings and body text styles designed to flow with site content
Nurtured Earth OrganicsMy ongoing involvement with Nurtured Earth Organics covers website design, branding and print media. The website incorporates a shop where existing and new customers can order local, organic & sustainable whole foods for home delivery.
- Earthy colour scheme: woven hessian background & 'paperbag' category panel
- Fresh green navigation & buttons - providing visual uniformity
- Easy access to 300+ products on WooCommerce integrated shop
- Designed on WordPress for a user-friendly CMS experience
- Blog engine for News & Recipes
- User account pages for easy ordering
Product images include bulk 'bag' items and retouched photos of pre-packaged products.
Print media includes designs for postcard flyers, vinyl banners, stickers, stamps and posters. Lovely Janine and Sonia will welcome you through the doors where Janine is also doing a fabulous job of posting exciting news and recipes on the blog!
Nine Lives TarotI often use my own sites as sandboxes for exploring design ideas and taking my CSS and XHTML work in new directions. The colour scheme of this site reflects my tarot deck: Nine Lives Tarot; bringing focus to the artwork and the stories surrounding the deck.
Transparency in backgrounds provide a floating effect for the content, where I have also used responsive design to create additional styles, enabling the site to be viewed on a range of different (mobile) devices.
For the blog section, I created a WordPress theme, to flow seamlessly with the look of the main website. You are welcome to visit the site to view current version and also find out more about Tarot and the playing cards inspired by the deck :)
Gosford StingraysThe local swimming club is a friendly and welcoming club which encourages kids of all ages to participate and have fun while racing. As a committee member, I have taken on the role of managing Design & Publications.
I upgraded and redesigned the club's website, which I currently tweak and manage with regular updates. In addition to work on the website, I have designed posters, logo versions and the t-shirt for the 60 year birthday celebration in 2015.
Live Lawns & GardensThe website is designed using the colour scheme of the business: green, purple and charcoal; reflected in font styles, page elements and the site background.
Photo galleries showcase the variety of work Live Lawns & Gardens do, with slideshows and retouched images to compliment the site.
Call to action, testimonials and contact details are easily accessible on the website.
Print media - post card brochures and business cards follow through with business colour scheme and logo.
Art in SyncWebsite showcasing exhibitions and artworks by five artists. This is a WordPress theme design where I have focussed on a simple, clean layout - to give the artwork space to stand out.
As the site is based on a full-width layout, two of the example screens have been reduced to show extended content.
Handmade TreasuresThis website is based around colourful crocheting treasures. Semi-transparent content holders allows the background to show, while providing a floating look to the layout. While the text sits on a white background, everything else is inspired by colourful crocheted treasures; header image, categories, icons and bullet points.
Designed fully in PHP, xhtml and css.
Product detail pages include larger image and product description, with direct link to purchase via PayPal secure checkout.
Family HistoryThis family album website is the result of scanning and restoring hundreds of old photos, The restoration process took quite some time; requiring creative imagination, patience and photo editing skills. Bringing life back to these old photographs was a rewarding and fascinating experience.
Before and after examples illustrate some of the work involved.
I designed the site using PHP framework, xhtml and CSS, with visual elements to compliment the (mostly) black & white photographs. I also drew cartoon family trees to illustrate the ties and connections between family members portrayed in photographs on the site.
Photography SiteThis is one of my earlier sites, built for a friend who is a photographer, I incorporated and styled css hover galleries to showcase her work. The site is designed around black, white and grey, with sparsely used red as an accent.
Silvertrees WorkThese examples show some of the websites I worked on during my years at Silvertrees Web Development 2007 – 2014.
My work spanned a wide variety of tasks; such as designing layouts for websites & email marketing, slicing PSD layouts, optimising & retouching images, styling HTML page content and elements, writing manuals for custom designed CMS platforms, and editing and managing content on websites.
Silvertrees - Gallipoli 100The Gallipoli 100 Years website commemorates the centenary of the ANZAC landings on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey and the birth place of the ANZAC spirit that lives today. Gallipoli100years.com.au is about creating an online space to honour and reflect upon those brave men and women who have served or are still serving in the Australian & New Zealand Defence Force.
During development stage of this site I designed layout components and styles, including a collection of templates which registered users select from to personalise their account pages.