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WITTart Website: SNEAK PEEK

I know you love “sneak peeks” at what I’m working on, so here is another!

I tutor Graphic and Web Design at WITT, and now I am working on creating a website for the art department.

The site address is www.wittart.co.nz

Currently, the curtains are drawn and you will only see this:

But over the mid-semester break things have been happening. Below you can get a glimpse of what I’ve been working on. All the content is just dummy-content, and I’m am liable to change the entire look overnight yet, but it gives you an idea of where it’s going.

Lots of people have been asking when the final site will be up and ready??? The short answer is “when I get some time to work on it!” This job is  a very large WordPress powered site, and it needs to be done right. Some of the features I’m including are:

  • Galleries of student work
  • A blog of news and events for the department
  • The ability for other tutors to upload and manage sections of the site
  • Timetables
  • Tutor galleries and profiles
  • Contact info and social media links
  • Tutorials and resources for our students
  • Information on preparing a portfolio of work, and enrolling
  • Info on what it’s like in each of our qualifications
  • Articles and photos about the cool new Art Block (F Block) which is currently being renovated especially for us!
  • And heaps more… ooh it should be good!

Gathering the content is the next big effort. As well as getting a bit of feedback from you kind folks about what you think of it so far… *hint hint*  😀

Yoga.org.nz Website Design: SNEAK PEEK

This project was a bit of fun: creating a visual design for the WordPress driven site Yoga.org.nz

Visit the Members Preview area here.

The overall look of the site needed to be modern and calm, suitable for the many different types of people who enjoy yoga.

I started by searching for a strong colour palette, which led on to the logo design (note: I may yet totally re-create that logo – the swirly bit was a nice idea but I’m not convinced!)

Because this is just a visual design, all the elements have to belong to a logical set of design rules. In this way, the kind folks at EarthFirst Infotec who are building the site in-house are able to continue the theme throughout a massive 50 page site, without needed additional designs from me.

The site is still in development, but when it’s launched it will offer a lot of videos on yoga and healthy living. There is even a section to do with vegetarian cooking!

John McLeod Website Launched

I am delighted to announce that the major web project that I’ve been working on is finally online!

Check it out here: www.john-mcleod.com

John McLeod Website screenshot

Pop over and have a look 🙂

Welcome to my blog

Welcome to Philippa Berry Smith’s web and graphic design blog.

Here I will post inspirational things I find, tutorials I make or use, ideas and concepts I have, artwork I make and projects I am involved in.

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