Portfolio: Artists, Writers and Crafts Web Design

Websites for artists, designers and craftspeople must visually embody their work.

Websites can vary from a richly-illustrated online resume, an elaborate online brochure, a portfolio of previous work, or an e-commerce site if they have a product that it is appropriate to sell online.

Daniel Desjardins classical guitars

Often the site design is a collaboration with the artist.

Right: Daniel Desjardins builds exquisite hand-crafted classical guitars. 

Professional photography is a must when you’re displaying this level of craftsmanship.

A clean, simple design with some bells and whistles (explore the Specifications page!) gives the photos room to shine.

The site is bilingual English and French, and there is potential to add other languages as the market develops.

De Weever's Wovens

Left: The rich textures of de Weever’s Wovens’ hand-loomed wool cloth grace their pages.

The photography is by an excellent Nova Scotian photographer, Béatrice Schuler.

Steven Slipp Design

Right: Steven Slipp has designed a lot of the signage you see around Halifax, as well as museum exhibits and Canadian postage stamps.

Wee Giant Theatre

Wee Giant Theatre (left) animates festivals, parades and special events with its giant puppets. It also offers workshops and co-creates grand outdoor performances for all ages and runs a summer art day camp for kids.

Traveller's Joy homepage

Writers have text, themes and ideas which should be brought to the screen in an appealing and appropriate way.

Travellers Joy (right) offers shamanic pilgrimage tours to ancient sacred sites in places such as Ireland, England and Mexico and is also developing “Sacred Nova Scotia” as a tourism destination.