Edward Campbell website design

Edward Campbell website design

Edward Campbell, Hawick
I’ve mentioned before in other blog posts the necessity to step into the shoes of a client in order to produce a truly effective and targeted website design. The new Edward Campbell website design not only required stepping into some rather unorthodox shoes, it was a journey into a magical and surreal world that was utterly unique.

Edward is a highly imaginative surrealist painter, musician and children’s author; not to mention a free spirit with boundless creativity. The design brief was uncertain at first, but after seeing his work and discussing different ideas, it became apparent that a digital interpretation of his paintings should be the basis for the site design. The project started with the development of a new logo (which features an illustrated version of his famous “Umbrella man”) and the site design was totally inspired by his surreal paintings. The majority of the site pages feature the logo hovering in front of a bright full moon and a star studded sky, and towards the foot of the page mist enshrouded trees and toadstools. The music page is the exception and the logo hovers in front of the sun on a bright blue day, and the misty trees and toadstools are replaced by bright sunflowers.

With a site such as this it’s possible to create little design elements that really add a personal touch. When browsing the site watch out for a postcard highlighting the newsletter sign up (the stamp is actually a painting by Edward and the “Par avion” sticker is based on his flying “Umbrella man”). Scottish Borders Website Design also illustrated a book to allow site visitors to browse through some of the pages from “The Umbrella Man and the Magic Feather” and on the music page you can listen to samples before purchasing tracks on iTunes or AmazonMP3.

Edwards comments: “Its been great to work with you to and thank you for all your work, the finished site really is a marvel.”

Rosie Sugden website design

Rosie Sugden website design

Rosie Sugden, Melrose
After completing the logo design for Rosie Sugden, Scottish Borders Website Design moved onto the design and build of her new online shop. As with the logo, Rosie had a very specific look and feel in mind for the site design, and the way in which she wanted to promote and sell her luxurious cashmere accessories online. The clean, crisp and stylish site¬†launched today, and the feedback from Rosie? “I am so happy with it all and it has been very easy working with you so thank you very much for everything you have done.”

Edward Campbell logo design

Edward Campbell logo design

Edward Campbell, Hawick
Edward is free spirited self taught artist as well as an author and published musician based near Hawick. The icon within the logo is based on Edward’s “Umbrella man” painting, but it was important for Scottish Borders Website Design to get the overall tone and feel of this very personal logo just right. The feedback was excellent.

Findlay Ecology Services website design

Findlay Ecology Services, Kelso
Following on from the design of the logo, the approach to the new Findlay Ecology Services website design needed to take in two very different elements of ecology work; liaising with construction companies on the one hand, and monitoring flora and fauna on the other. By using carefully selected and¬†well positioned stock photography the design ensures that any visitor to the site instantly understands the nature of the business. The clean fresh site also showcases unique photos and videos taken in the field (search engines love original content) and also allows for the secure purchase of a camera trap sold by Findlay Ecology Services. The response from the client after the site launch: “I cant stop looking at the website!”

Walking on cloud

I had a meeting over in Peebles the other day and went for a walk up Black Meldon afterwards. I envisaged being enshrouded in the cloud for the entire duration of the walk, but just as I neared the summit the sun broke through and I managed to climb above the cloud level. On turning around I was greeted with the beautiful view across the Tweed Valley, much of which was submerged under a lake of white.

Findlay Ecology Services logo design

Findlay Ecology Services logo design

Findlay Ecology Services, Kelso
Scottish Borders Website Design have just had the Findlay Ecology Services logo signed off. The brief for this logo was to keep it professional, trustworthy and natural. The delicate tear drop shape trees and simple curved brush stroke that represents a river add that all important visual impact.