I had already designed these cards for the client when they requested the website.
In this case it seemed appropriate to develop the artist as a "brand" by carefully cross-connecting all communication elements - in print but also on-screen.
Click image above to see more business cards.
An example of how the look of the site was amended. Because the basic build was already complete when these changes were agreed, great care was taken to limit costs for the client by working at the level of "look & feel" without changing the structure.
This is essentially a "reskinning" of the earlier design...
This is how the scheme was revised and has now been implemented.
The re-design uses a much lighter and more contemporary palette to position the work at the forefront of current practice. Small touches of orange and teal generate a strong but sophisticated scheme highlighting links, rollover states, clicked states, navigation-in-use etc.
Michael is a very wonderful man who worked as an architect before a terrible stroke. This card was commissioned to celebrate his first exhibition in recovery.
Although he finds communication challenging, we worked together to make sure the rigour of his pre-injury design training (Architecture, Cambridge University) was not offended by my proposal.
The card went through 49 iterations before he was ready to sign off. I am pleased both because it is an honour to work with such a talented person and because, in the end, he really liked what I have done.
There is also a newly completed website which I designed and which was built (beautifully) by my friends at Liberating IT. The project is in the testing stage at this time. Click on the image above to get a preview (don't forget to come back here afterward!).
This is one of Michael's drawings. The colour of the felt pen he uses was the foundation of the design.
The new public site will soon be published over the existing address.