Jayne approached me for a complete re-brand of her website and company branding. Coming up with a new name for the school, I focused around the idea of strength as well as the literal musical interpretation of the word ‘Forte’, opting for bold, vibrant colours and fonts that stand out. The site runs on a [...]
The main aim of this site is to combine simplicity with a strong visual brand and a feeling of fun. The client was keen to keep the homepage quite basic with just a line up list. Other pages include a contact form, mailing list sign up and festival information pages. Graphics designed in Illustrator CS4.
I was hired to design a website for the singer-songwriter Katie Sutherland, formerly of Pearl & The Puppets, who has recently relaunched herself as an artist. There was a particular focus on dynamic content on the front page as Katie is a keen blogger and twitter fanatic. There’s also a mailing list sign up that connects with MailChimp at the backend.
Website for Olive Grove Records act The Moth & The Mirror. Commissioned to mark the release of the band’s debut album on October 10th 2011, and was launched the same day.
Built with PHP/Wordpress CMS, mySQL backend, XHTML 1.1, CSS2, JQuery & design mocked up in Photoshop CS4.
Music website created for the Scottish noise rock duo Bronto Skylift. Built on Custom Wordpress/PHP 3.1.3 theme, mySQL backend, HTML4.0, CSS2. Graphics designed in Adobe Photoshop CS4. Features dynamic news posting, twitter feed, GigPress plugin, and jQuery powered image slideshow.
Olive Grove Records is a small independent record label based in Glasgow. They approached me after they signed their second act to revamp their existing website. The label’s roster currently includes The Sons, Randolph’s Leap, esperi, Pensioner and The Moth & The Mirror.
Album Artwork for Dundee-based folk act Esperi (a.k.a. Chris Lee-Marr). Due for release early 2012. Features collage photography and layering/editing in Photoshop CS4. Shading, highlights and gradients applied with Wacom graphics tablet.
Event poster designed for a live music show at Classic Grand. Text and visual effects applied in Adobe Photoshop CS4. Custom grass, lightning and cloud brushes were also utilised.
This is an iPhone app I built as part of my summer MSc project at University of Glasgow. It provides the user with a map-based audio tour of a Roman Fort site near Falkirk, Scotland and allows them to track their location around various audio ‘hotspots’ on the route. Built using XCode 4.0 and Objective-C, it takes advantage of frameworks such as CoreLocation, CoreAudio, AVAudioFoundation and UIKit and is driven by an sqlite3 database implementation. The app is currently under further development and improvement in future preparation for submission to the app store.