Sarah Hamilton - Website, Photography and Animation
Based in South London, Sarah Hamilton is an artist working across a wide variety of media. She has a real passion for textured materials, this is a recurring theme in her prints, wood blocks, cards and more recently, lovely tea trays!
We’ve followed Sarah on Twitter long before we got to this project, she’s brilliant - follow her too! It was actually through a tweet that we discovered she was looking to update her site. Of course, we did a bit more than an update, developing her existing brand into a modern, responsive site. As part of the project, Yeshen worked with stylist Joanna Thornhill to create some lifestyle photography at Sarah's home and studio. Here's a taster of the shots.
'I was extremely proud to recently launch my new site created by Yesh and Tash. Originally I'd only wanted to update my old site but they advised me the Squarespace platform would suit my needs far better. I'm absolutely thrilled with this as it's made an enormous difference to how I use my site. Yesh and Tash have the unique combination of skills, a comprehensive understanding of the technology coupled with a first rate visual sense which is so important to us exacting Artist/ Makers. I simply love the quirky animated bird, fruit and leaf they added for me, which brings the site to life.
Not only are they both hard working and patient, I also know they were as keen as me to make a wonderful site for my work. I'd highly recommend them to anyone - and have already!
We understand how challenging it can be to have your website re-designed, even if you know it’s not working right, you have become attached to the way it looks. Sarah was keen not to loose the 'feel', so we carefully incorporated existing elements such as the hand-drawn icons in the menu, while adding a few touches of animated magic. Look out for the animated GIFs featuring Sarah’s artwork.
Sarah’s mailing list is very important, it’s the base of her online and sales and a strong link to her loyal customers. We created a prominent button to encourage more sign ups and placed her social icons below.
In addition to showcasing Sarah’s artwork, we also incorporated a new streamlined shop and pages for Sarah’s consultancy work. Visit her new site here.