In 2012 I created a new website for the Photographic Imaging College (PIC) in Melbourne. The website redesign was an extension of the rebrand I did for the college in 2011. The brief for the new website can be distilled into two points: The website must be a comprehensive information source for potential students in their last year of high-school, and The website must be the go-to information source for currently enrolled students Contrary to initially logical ideas of an image-heavy design (for a photographic college) and I decided on a design more akin news site than a gallery.
While living in Malaysia from 2010–2012, I designed a replacement website for the Malaysian Australian New Zealand Association. MANZA is a volunteer-run association whose main purpose is to help newly arrives expats ease into Malaysian life. The MANZA website was my first practical application of Information Architecture and content auditing. As a volunteer-run organisation, the then-current website was a mess of handed-over files, message, and content, not to mention design. The site was built and maintained by inexperienced volunteer expats wanting to led a hand, and as such was desperate for a redesign.
I’ve had a blog post in my drafts area for over two weeks now. It’s pretty much done, but for some reason or another I didn’t hit the big ol’ publish button. Maybe it’s because I’ve been so busy with work lately (I know, right?) and haven’t had the chance — or mental focus — to check over it, proofread, make changes, add links, and wrap it up with a clever final sentence. Maybe it’s because I make a few assumptions — possibly premature — and was afraid to put them out there.