I enjoy freelancing but sometimes it comes with limitations and one of those I was running into was how to promote myself online, with such a spread out portfolio there are days I struggle to explain what I do to someone on the street so I wanted to put up a front that was simple even if it doesn’t cover half of what I can do.
I have just finished working on an update to the www.priestsheetmetal.co.nz website. The original site was relatively simple, for a company that has been operating sixty plus years in an industry that isn’t hugely technical as the sheetmetal industry is, the fax number is important on the footer, the analytics show more people using the site on desktop than phones but they needed a presence without a large budget and now we are just slowly moving towards something more exciting.
The content has slightly updated and we have moved away from a bunch of the text for the site being tied up in the video where it was moving and less readable. Adding more background colors adds hierarchy to the elements of the page in a logical order.
With a relatively small update the site still has elements from foundation running the backend but most of the new elements have been built on CSS grid giving a flexibility with the scaling of the site between phone and desktops.
As mentioned in my previous blog post I have been working on a new e-commerce site, well it’s live at katerina.co.nz, based on woo themes with a few tweaks, it’s cost effective but also has a few extra things that don’t come out of the packet.
Photography of garment and cover photo are also mine.
For anyone following any of what I’ve done with video work over the past couple of years you will have seen a Film Inc logo pop up a whole bunch of times, it was Liam Hall’s video name but now we are teaming up to make it into something bigger. The videos will remain largely the same but will have a few extra things like some basic title animations I have been doing in After Effects, this new system of how we are releasing different styles of edits. STATE are the new season edits and were starting the site off with Guido’s, the kid is killing it. Plus you have Drop out’s and strike lapse, both of which are coming soon.
The main change is really the site being the base for what we are doing so check it live at www.filmincmedia.com, it’s not quite a perfect site yet as we decided to push the idea faster than originally planned but I’ll touching it up and making it better depending on where the project leads. It’s a wordpress development with a bunch of plugins and I learnt a bunch of things with the design and development of this one that I may take to a few other sites.