Web Design - Media Industry

Here is a selection of websites I have designed for clients in the media industry, primarily video production companies and some bands. Usually the focus with this type of client is something with a strong presence. Often they wish to break away from traditional design conventions. The challenge as a designer is how to do that without compromising usability and the core of what visitors need from the site.

context
Freelance web design projects
Client
various
Role
Branding, Web Design, XHTML & CSS, ExpressionEngine CMS integration

All of the designs shown are the result of 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, mood and acts as a guiding post when evaluating and discussing design concepts.

John Hayes - Film & Commercials Director (2008)

I was commissioned to create this site for John Hayes, an Irish film and commercials director. The brief was to create a site that was visually engaging, non-corporate, with a paper, textured feel. I took that brief and evolved it to end up with the concept of a workspace, alluding to the desk where the director himself might work, and where his ideas happen, with sketches, doodles and scruched-up balls of paper.

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Butterfly Explosion - Band Identity and Website (2005)

Identity & website for Dublin-based band The Butterfly Explosion. I created a style that blends elegance and grunge to compliment their music style and create a memorable image of the group. The aim was to create a strong, reusable mark that could be used in a variety of places from CD covers to posters, and in their overall look and feel for online and print communication.

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Butterfly Explosion Screenshot

KIDIC (2007)

The band had been around for a number of years as Kid Icarus and contacted me as they were planning to relaunch as Kidic along with a new publicity push and a new EP.

They wanted a new website and image to go with this new phase. The brief was to create a mature, professional and established impression of the band to separate themselves from many garage bands out there. I achieved their goals with a design that uses strong typography, treated photographs and a simple, reserved yet stylish layout.

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Butterfly Explosion Screenshot