The client is a seasoned historian who is starting a podcast and a blog.
This was a project done for a historian who is a university professor and wished to expand her reach by starting a blog and a podcast, as well provide information of her services and upcoming appearances.
The challenge was to design a well-organised site that took the “stuffiness” out of history and education, and create an urban-vibe website that would marry history and popular culture – in an effort to attract an audience that: spans different levels of digital proficiency, has assorted interests in historical topics, and includes university level students who have yet to find an interest in history.
Colours & Typography
We were able to create a logo and build the site using colour and design inspiration from urban street art. The site includes a post-style appearances page, which also provides space for photo galleries from events. There is a blog that has categories and tags, making for easy search of specific topics. We have also included blog cards with links for articles the client published in the past on other platforms. We created a podcast page with links to the podcast on various podcast applications, as well as providing subscriber information. The site was built using Advanced Custom Fields, which means the client will be able to easily make updates to the site herself.