Many wonderful projects with writers have come my way this year. Here is a website for the Toronto author and psychiatrist-analyst Ronald Ruskin, whose book The Analyst Who Laughed to Death was published in November 2016. The novel includes playful illustrations by the author, which we chose to use on this webpage announcing the book.
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Continuing in the literary theme, this has been a great year for projects with writers! I am delighted to announce the launch of a brand new website for Canadian cultural treasure, Lawrence Hill. It has been a pleasure and an honour to bring this website to life!
Lawrence Hill has published many books and articles in his professional life, and there has been quite a lot of buzz around his two most recent novels: The Illegal and The Book of Negroes, as well as Blood: The Stuff of Life which was both a non-fiction book and a Massey Lecture series. The challenge with this website was providing clear access to this abundance of material. The quality of media surrounding these works was a gift, however.
Thank you to Lawrence Hill for being such an enthusiastic and gracious client. And thanks to Miranda Hill for recommending us for the project!
Miranda Hill is such an inspiring client. We have worked together for several years now. This is the second iteration of her author website. Our first project together was a website prepared for the launch of her book of short stories, Sleeping Funny, published in 2012. We have since worked quite constantly together since then on Project Bookmark Canada, and look forward to the next book, in progress! Miranda is also active in bringing in The Longer Table, a collective that has fundraised successfully to bring Syrian refugees to Canada.
I have been working with the lovely Miranda Hill and Project Bookmark Canada for several years now. I built a website to support a major fundraising event for Project Bookmark in 2012, moving them from a Wordpress blog to more interactive and friendly Squarespace design. As this literary non-profit grew, with two new Bookmarks launching in fall 2015in Nova Scotia and Ontario, it was time for a refresh!
Visual Creative simplified and revamped the "B" logo, redesigned the Bookmark plaques themselves, and launched a beautiful new website — more fresh, more dynamic, and richer detail for each Bookmark. We also designed ads which were placed in the Walrus Magazine in print and online this autumn, and created a newsletter in line with the new design. It's been a great process working with Miranda and the small but mighty Project Bookmark team, and exciting to see what comes next!