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Creating good websites is hard.
However, as a designer, marketer, project manager or business owner, knowing how to do it well can be an absolute game-changer.
Whether you’re making one for yourself, for your company or for a client, planning, designing and launching a new website can be a thoroughly interesting and highly rewarding experience. There is nothing more satisfying than having a website you made ‘go live’ and watching people from all over the world visit a tiny part of the internet that you created.
In this 2-hour class, you will be taken on a tightly compact run-through of the multiple stages of a typical website project, from the very first step to the very last drop.
We will tackle the following:
• Work shop sessions and website strategy
• Costing, scoping and project planning
• Audience groups and online business objectives
• Content hierarchy, site structure and wireframes
• Features and functionality
• UX/UI Design
• Project milestones, presentations and timelines
• Testing and launching your site
• On-going maintenance and digital marketing
• Time for questions, queries and discussion
“The course was exactly what I was hoping for. Loved all the info on the strategy briefing session. Thanks!’
‘Before the class began, I wasn’t sure if two hours was too long. But after Richie started the first slide, I didn’t want the class to stop! I love that he was so open about his work experience and I learnt a lot from his class, a lot of practical guides that I can follow.”
“Super engaging, lots of insights, great examples, great presenter”
“Brilliant workshop, highly informative. The information about what to cover off in a website strategy/discovery was gold.”
Brand Thinker/ Writer/ Content Creator.
Hello, I am Richie.
I enjoy thinking strategically about brand and branding, creating concepts based on human insights and crafting experiences that change behaviours.
I have helped pitch, win, create and deliver award-winning work spanning brand, digital and creative content for clients including KPMG, NAB, Aus Post, Fujitsu, Museums Victoria, Christies International Real Estate and the Design Institute of Australia.
My first love was words.
Outside of work, I write on a wide range of topics spanning music, media, arts, culture and design for mUmBrella, Campaign Brief, The Vine, Broadsheet, Desktop, The List, Beat, Inpress Magazine and more. I am a passionate supporter of grass roots design and creativity.
In 2014, I started an event series called 'A Brief Night' for design students, grads and junior designers. We have staged 7 events, placing over 300 aspiring creatives in 22 professional design practices across the state. This included the annual spin-off event 'A Big Brief Night' which runs in association with AGDA, The Design Kids and Melbourne International Design Week.
I talk a lot.
I am regular guest speaker on a wide range of topics spanning the design and digital industries including appearances and presentations for General Assembly, RMIT, AGDA, Design Institute of Australia, Billy Blue College of Design, Academy of Design, Tractor Design School and Tasmania's The Foundry.
I am an instructor at General Assembly, where I run two imaginatively titled regular workshop classes - 'How to Make Great Websites' and 'How to get a Job in the Design Industry' as well as hosting monthly panel event 'Inside the Minds of Brilliant Designers'
Saturday 31 August
Sparkke at The Whitmore
How to run a damn good brand project.
How to run a damn good website project.
Light buffet lunch included (12-1pm)
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