Web Design - Corporate & Academic Sector

Shown here are a selection of websites designed for the corporate sector. The primary challenge with many of these sites is how to give something personality while still keeping within existing brand guidelines and style. Often these clients require an important focus on user experience design in order to achieve their goals.

Freelance web design projects
Visual Web Design
(hand over of PSD designs to technical teams for implementation)

All of these designs shown are the result of a process which has been crafted over the years. It starts out with a design questionnaire to learn what the client needs. This questionnaire importantly avoids discussing colour preferences and veers the conversation towards goals and mood, and acts as a guiding post when evaluating and discussing design concepts.

International Relations Course (2007)

This was a design project for one of Dublin City University's new PhD programmes. My role was to create the visual design and style for the site. The department wanted to create a site that would make their course stand out from other courses, as prospective students were browsing colleges sites. They also wanted to sell DCU and Ireland as a place to study. The direction I took used a striking and unconventional colour scheme, along with an image of the Fuller projection map, which visually represents the goals of the prospective students.

DCU Centre for International Studies (2008)

After a successful design for the International Relations site shown above, the client approached me again, this time to redesign the site for the entire Centre for International Studies in DCU. This design required a more conventional approach – one which conveyed the authority, confidence and respectability of the centre and it's programmes.

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Butterfly Explosion Screenshot

Safefood Christmas mini-site (2009)

Mini-site for the Food Safety Promotion Board. Safefood required something visual and eye-catching to hook into their advertising push over the Christmas period, promoting food safety when cooking Christmas dinners. The challenge with this design was how to create something visually interesting to fit in with the christmas theme without ending up too cheesy or tacky.

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Butterfly Explosion Screenshot