The Concepts and Build
I was keen to use a rapid process on this project and thankfully Fergus was willing to let me lead and trusted me to deliver a site that would work and be easy to manage.
Fergus was very keen to keep the maroon colour which initially I wasn’t sure about but by balancing it with a healthy amount of white space it works well.
I came up with some really quick hand drawn concepts which conveyed enough to get into the browser and begin working with a real prototype. I needed to build the admin tools to allow us to populate the site whilst the build of the theme was taking place. This may seem a bit rushed but developing a site with real content is exactly what you want to be doing!
Hitting the deadline
As mentioned it was a really quick turn around with a hard deadline as the Collect 2020 Exhibition was starting on the 27th February regardless. With a little help from one of his key artists (Freya Pocklington) to advise on some details relating to artists the site was ready to go on time. Freya said; “Fergus can’t stop saying how delighted he is with the website. I can imagine he’s been flat out this week with being at Collect.”.