my work

I enjoy every step involved in making a new website, taking pride in open, friendly communication from start to finish:

  • Establish the aims of the project
  • Discover the users’ needs
  • Plan the information architecture
  • Produce sketches and wireframes
  • Design a unique look and feel
  • Build site using real content, not dummy text
  • Test with real users
  • Launch site to professional web hosting
  • Support and maintain site

Everyone brings different needs and approaches to web projects, and it’s always rewarding to guide these towards a finished product which everyone is pleased with.

“…always at the end of an email for help now that he has handed over the content management system.”

I’ll make it easy to find out if we’re the right match for your project.

“…thank you for all your help in providing the info that we needed to get to a decision. I thought you were very honest in your approach, and very collaborative, and I really appreciated that. I would be more than happy to recommend you to anyone else as well on the basis of our interactions.”

early projects

Diana Moore, mezzo-soprano

Diana MooreLaunched in October 2014, mezzo-soprano Diana Moore’s fresh new website provides her with a login for full editorial control over news, performance dates and regular content pages.

The fully responsive design was achieved using the powerful Susy framework, which is currently my preferred toolkit for clean, robust CSS layouts.

Cristian Grajner De Sa, violin

Cristian Grajner De SaCristian Grajner De Sa’s new website was launched in February 2013.

The minimal, modern design is balanced with typography that adds a classic look and feel - all supported by full content management control over pages, background photos, concert dates, gallery images and video clips.

“You have made a daunting process very straightforward and accessible!”

Noriko Ogawa, piano

Noriko OgawaNoriko Ogawa is an internationally respected pianist who commissioned me to develop a new design and build for her English language website.

Special features include an interactive photo gallery combined with Google Maps and a dynamic concert diary page. The live launch in December 2011 was coordinated with the Tokyo based developer of the Japanese-language website.

“Stunning work on my new website by Rob has wowed lots of people in and out of the UK.”

Martin Roscoe, piano

Martin RoscoeBritish classical pianist Martin Roscoe required a new website to provide well-presented information on his career and activities to fans and music industry visitors.

The website is made up of static HTML pages which, for small websites requiring occasional updates, is often preferable to a full content management system.

Perth Chamber Music

Perth Chamber MusicThe new Perth Chamber Music website, launched in August 2010, marked my first step into HTML and CSS without the aid of tools such as Dreamweaver.

The site provides clear information on public concerts and the Bursary Scheme to new and existing subscribers, artists, agents and students. The Google Maps JavaScript API provided an opportunity to add a map of Perth to the venues page, with custom markers for concert venues.

feedback

“…I cannot recommend Rob highly enough. He built my site exactly to the brief I provided, and incorporated the logo designed by someone else into a whole colour system and style for the site. He provided a timeline for when all the work was to be completed and stayed within this, completing the work early. He is always at the end of an email for help now that he has handed over the content management system. Rob is professional, and comes up with quick and creative solutions to new ideas. Thanks Rob!”

Ian Nye (notebookmusic.co.uk)

“Rob has the rare ability to make the complex simple and easy to understand. He worked efficiently, effectively and cheerfully, making great suggestions, giving me the confidence to make changes and stepping in when I got stuck. Rob is in a different league from other website designers with whom I have worked; I recommend Rob most highly!”

Susan Robins (zenarasailing.com)

recent projects

Gonville & Caius College Choir

Gonville & Caius College Choir website

The Choir of Gonville & Caius College is one of the UK’s leading collegiate choirs, with a world-wide reputation based on its extensive touring, its exciting programme of concerts and broadcasts, and highly acclaimed CD recordings.

Launched in November 2015, the site provides prospective members with detailed information about choir life and the application process.

Laura Tear Artist Management

Laura Tear Artist Management website

Launched in August 2015, this striking new website for Laura Tear Artist Management was created in collaboration with graphic designer Phoebe Rountree.

User feedback has been very positive, with artists and promoters praising the site’s usability as well as the overall look and feel. Responsive design makes the site easy to use on all devices.

Cambridge Chorale

Cambridge Chorale website

Launched in April 2015 following collaboration with a team of colleagues and friends in the choir, this redesign project started with a workshop in which our users’ needs were identified and prioritised.

The output of this workshop underpinned the design and development of the new website, which features a secure members’ area containing a rehearsal calendar and choir roster amongst other custom tools.

Brecon Baroque Festival

Brecon Baroque Festival

The Brecon Baroque Festival, held annually at the end of October, brings international artists to the beautiful scenery of the mountains of South Wales for four days of baroque music.

Launched in June 2014, the responsive design (built to adapt gracefully to different screen sizes) provides an accessible introduction to the events and activities which make up the Festival each year.

Novasecta

Novasecta website

Novasecta is a specialist strategy consultancy for life sciences companies.

Following visual designs by Tomology, I completed the front-end and CMS development of their new website, adding in UX, interaction and responsive design throughout the project.

Since the launch in September 2013, I have provided support and developed new features for the site, including event registration and a blog which has grown to over 100 articles.

Rachel Podger, baroque violin

Rachel Podger website

Internationally renowned baroque violinist Rachel Podger has established herself as a leading interpreter of the music of the Baroque and Classical periods.

Launched in September 2013, Rachel’s new website showcases her projects, recordings, concert dates and latest news in an elegant design, set in Adobe Caslon Pro by Typekit.

Percius Artist and Project Management

Percius Artist and Project Management

Launched in October 2012, Percius’ new website presents information on their extensive music management and consultancy work, all wrapped in a design which conveys the sense of creativity and innovation in their team.

Content management has been implemented throughout every element of the site, providing the Percius team with full control to make detailed changes at any time.