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Jeremy Steward

Jeremy Steward - Wood Fired Salt Glaze - Home PageJeremy Steward is a craft potter based in Herefordshire, and one of the key people at Wobage Farm Craft Workshops. Having helped Jeremy consolidate Wobage's marketing for its workshop programme, Jeremy was also keen to create an attractive, distinctive site to use to promote his own ceramic work. Jeremy's working process (including sa [...] More about Jeremy Steward

Arts Alive Wales

Arts Alive Website - home page screenshotArts Alive Wales is an educational arts charity based in Crickhowell, Powys. The organisation works across Mid and South East Wales with professional artists, providing opportunities for active participation in the arts, particularly for children, young people and vulnerable groups. We initially redesigned their website back in 2011, initially providing a simple site which staff could update themselves [...] More about Arts Alive Wales

Partnership Brokers Association

Partnership Brokers Association - home pageThe Partnership Brokers Association (PBA) is the international professional body for those managing and developing collaboration processes in the field of international development. We became involved in a design capacity whilst the Association formed a part of the International Business Leaders Forum, providing print and design services. PBA w [...] More about Partnership Brokers Association

Portmeirion Mermaid Spa

Spa Gift VoucherWe've been busy doing lots and lots of interesting print and web design work for the Portmeirion Mermaid Spa in North Wales. The Spa is an exciting new enterprise by Lindsay Woodman from the Welsh School of Aromatherapy based in Sir Clough Williams-Ellis' Italianate Village near Porthmadog in Gwynedd.

Amongst other things we've designed:

- T [...] More about Portmeirion Mermaid Spa

Penny Hallas' Website

Penny Hallas’ Website is the web site and online portfolio of artist Penny Hallas, who is based about a mile from our base in Crickhowell. The site's main purpose is to profile Penny's drawings, paintings, etchings and installations so one of our main jobs was to ensure that the design of the site took a back seat to its content. Like most of our sites, the Content Management System we used was WordPress, although we also made use of a number of plugins, including the excellent Auto Thickbox, to ensure a clean and intuitive way [...] More about Penny Hallas' Website

The Long Boat Home

Long Boat Home LogoThe Long Boat Home is a project by psychotherapist Martin Pollecoff, which puts ex-services men and women across the UK in touch with psychotherapists and counsellers in their local area. Therapists and counsellers who sign up for the service are encouraged to work with ex-services men and women at a reduced rate. Having built Martin's website for his psychotherapy service in London, Martin approached us to build a site for The Long Boat Home, in a series of incarnations. Initially the site consisted of a handful of elegant, blac [...] More about The Long Boat Home

Psychotherapy W2

Martin Pollecoff - Effective Therapy in Central is the web site of psychotherapist Martin Pollecoff, who works from his rooms at Hereford Road, London W2. Most of our work comes via word of mouth, and Martin was put onto us by Maria Hayes, an artist based in North Wales. Maria also supplied Martin with an excellent, evocative image of the therapeutic process, which we used as a key graphic element on the site (as well as on Martin's business stationery which we also produced for him). The site uses a clean, attractive interface which is built upon WordPress as the Cont [...] More about Psychotherapy W2

Workshops at Wobage

Workshops at Wobage - Ceramics Courses in Rural HerefordshireWorkshops at Wobage is the educational wing of Wobage Farm Craft Workshops, near Ross on Wye in Herefordshire. Jeremy Steward, who runs the residential pottery courses, approached us to commission a clean, simple website which the staff at Wobage could update themselves, with minimal technical knowledge. We built a content management system based on WordPress which enabled the addition of new courses, information about tutors, accommodation and a news system. Th [...] More about Workshops at Wobage

Crwydro / Marcheurs des bois: a wales / quebec ambulation

Crwydro / Marcheurs des bois: a wales / quebec ambulation: Image of book cover and bindingCrwydro/Marcheurs des bois is a pocket-sized paperback book which documents an artists' residency exchange project between Welsh and Quebecois artists in 2003 and 2005. The book isn't a catalogue as such but instead forms the next stage in an ongoing conversation between the artists. It's also trilingual, including texts in English, Welsh and French. There's two essays, one by north Wales based writer, poet and Poetry Wales editor, Zoe Skoulding, the other by writer, artist and canoe aficionado Daniel Poulin, as well as diverse [...] More about Crwydro / Marcheurs des bois: a wales / quebec ambulation

Ros Tennyson

Ros Tennyson graphic by illustrator Maria HayesRos Tennyson works in the field of international development, developing specialist cross-sector partnership training materials as well as delivering training courses herself for organisations such as the International Business Leader's Forum (IBLF) and the Partnering Initiative. Ros approached papergecko to set up a personal website to help spread the word about the work she's doing internationally as well as to act as a platform for her [...] More about Ros Tennyson

Making Sense of Places

Making Sense of PlacesFollowing on from Simon Whitehead's Lost in Ladywood project, MADE (Midlands Architecture and the Designed Environment) wanted to explore the potential to apply Simon's process to other places in the West Midlands, as part of a project to explore how creative people and local residents could work together to contribute to the planning process. MADE commissioned three artists and a horticulturalist in the West Midlands to develop a walk with local people, which explored local distinctiveness and 'Sens [...] More about Making Sense of Places

Lost in Ladywood

Lost in Ladywood by Simon WhiteheadLost in Ladywood, our second book for movement artist Simon Whitehead is "a guide for the curious pedestrian - a positive pocket book manifesto for moving through Ladywood on foot." Following the success of Walking to Work, Simon asked us to get involved in a project he was doing for MADE (Midlands Architecture and the Designed Environment) in Birmingham. As part of the project, Simon wanted to publish a pocket-sized 'walking guide' to Ladywood, an area of inner city Birmin [...] More about Lost in Ladywood

Walking to Work

Walking to Work by Simon WhiteheadWalking to Work is an anthology of writing, photographs, drawings, sound and artefacts relating to the work of movement artist Simon Whitehead. Drawn from a body of work made between 1993 and 2006 the book reveals Whitehead's place-sensitive approach to performance making and the collaborative nature of the enquiries he makes with other artists, writers, the public and animals. With contributions by Wallace Heim, Barnaby Oliver, Heike Roms, David Williams and others. The publication also includes 23 me [...] More about Walking to Work

Handmade & Found

Handmade & Found - shopfrontHandmade and Found is a fashion boutique based in Islington, London. Run by Ruth Llewellyn and Anthony Wilson, the boutique has recently undergone a makeover as part of the BBC Two series, Mary Queen of Shops, with retail guru Mary Portas. On Mary's advice, the Islington boutique changed it's name from Comfort and Joy to Handmade & Found, adopted a new colour scheme and logo and created a new shop layout. They needed a website too, so they got in touch with papergecko. At the moment there's a temporary holding page, but we're looki [...] More about Handmade & Found

Merseyside Coalition of Inclusive Living

Merseyside Coalition of Inclusive LivingPapergecko were commissioned by Merseyside Coalition of Inclusive Living (MCIL), a Liverpool organisation which is run and controlled by disabled people, to develop a website for use by staff and members of MCIL. The site is driven by a bespoke Content Management System (CMS) developed a by Chris Evans. The CMS is optimised for use by the JAWS screen reader. The site features a user forum, a searchable news service and a a [...] More about Merseyside Coalition of Inclusive Living

Bubble a Byrlymu

Bubble a Byrlymu - handmade bookBubble a Byrlymu is a limited edition artist's book by Helen Clifford and Richard Powell. The book offers the artist's individual reaction and reinterpretation of the St Fagans National History Museum, an open–air museum located on the outskirts of Cardiff which features historically significant buildings from across Wales which have been relocated to the museum and painstakingly re-erected. The book is the result of an extended period of research undertaken by the artists at the museum, and contributes "to the debate of what St Fagans [...] More about Bubble a Byrlymu

Peter Bodenham

Peter Bodenham - front page of websitePeter Bodenham is a visual artist based in Pembrokeshire, who makes drawings, sculpture and installation. Peter wanted to update the look of his existing website, and to make it updateable via a Content Management System. We built a simple site in which the two main areas (work and news) were updateable via an intuitive online interface. Peter was also aware that he may not find time to update his site as often as he wished, so we provided him with a front page which featured two images of his work. The images are selected at random each time the page i [...] More about Peter Bodenham

Walk With Me

Walk With MeWalk-With-Me is a project by artist Peter Bodenham. The artist has created a number of 'thumbsticks' - walking sticks cut from hedgerows - which are then released into the wild. People who find the sticks are then directed to the website to leave a record of their journey. So far the sticks have begun to appear in Amsterdam, Scotland and Suffolk. The site was built using blogging software Wordpress, adapting the 'Pages' feature to create a simple Content Management System and including a bespoke excerpt of Wordpress Pages. [...] More about Walk With Me

Maria Hayes

Illustration - The Lost Child by Maria HayesMaria Hayes is an artist, an illustrator, a workshop leader and trainer based in North Wales. Maria already had a website, but following consultation with Opportunity Wales, asked us to provide her with a cleaner, more accessible site. The resulting relaunch included a news feature which she uses to post information about up and coming courses, a random image selector to keep the front page looking fresh and a simple, but effective information architecture. Website: More about Maria Hayes

Say a Little Prayer

sayalittleprayer was conceived by artist Sara Fletcher as part of a Cywaith Cymru / Artworks Wales Good Ideas Residency in the Cardiff Quaker Meeting House in 2006.During her residency at the Cardiff Quaker Meeting House she began to "see prayer as an irrepressible act of hope". Sara commissioned Papergecko to build a website with two purposes: to allow people to ask for others to pray for them, and to allow people to seek forgiveness for wrongdoing. Website: [...] More about Say a Little Prayer


Bordering - interdisciplinary art and geographyBordering is an interdisciplinary art and geography project by Holly McClaren and featuring work by Ruth Jones, Simon Whitehead and TEA which took place at Qube Gallery in October / November 2006. The accompanying site includes information about the project, the commissioned artists, events and associated research. The site includes a Wordpress powered blog which was used by the participating artists to document the development of the project. The project also r [...] More about Bordering

Philippa Lawrence

Philippa Lawrence - screenshot of gallery pageBristol-based artist Philippa Lawrence is best known for her recent tree-wrapping project (Bound). Philippa approached papergecko to commission a simple but effective website to document and promote her practice. The site features image and project galleries, plus a feature which keeps the home page fresh by selecting a random image from a bank of images of Philippa's work. Papergecko are also responsible for updating the site when required. Website: [...] More about Philippa Lawrence

Disability Arts Cymru

Disability Arts Cymru - What’s On screen shotDisability Arts Cymru (formerly Arts Disability Wales) commissioned papergecko to produce a new website to reflect the organisation's name change and new branding. Since DAC are a key disability organisation in Wales, they were also keen to have a site which would act as a model of good practice in web accessibility. papergecko provided DAC with a comprehensive new design, which complied with Priority 3 of the More about Disability Arts Cymru

Voluntary Arts Network

Header bar for Voluntary Arts Network templatesVoluntary Arts Network aims to "promote participation in the arts and crafts across the UK and Republic of Ireland. [They] recognise that they are a key part of our culture and as such they are absolutely vital to our health, social and economic development." As part of their range of information and advice services, VAN's website is a key tool in their mission to foster the development of the voluntary arts sector, and to improve the knowledge and skills of those working in the sector. Back in 2005, VAN embarked on a project to update the visual look [...] More about Voluntary Arts Network

Cultural Enterprise

Cultural Enterprise: Business Support for the Creative Industries in WalesCultural Enterprise were one of the first creative industries business support agencies in the UK, offering help and support on business issues to artists and other creative practitioners across Wales. The model developed by Cultural Enterprise was later used in similar agencies in Scotland and England. Early adopters of online services, Cultural Enterprise were keen to provide a model of good practice in web accessibility, and commissioned us to redesign their website, and transfer their key e-bulletin service to the new [...] More about Cultural Enterprise


Ointment website front pageOintment is an "itinerant collective of artists working in Live and interdisciplinary Art practices, based in West Wales." Papergecko provided the organisation with basic branding and a simple website written in xhtml and css. The site is fully accessible (AAA Compliant), including accessibility features such as skip navigation links and an accessible javascript image gallery. Papergecko are also responsible for updating the site as and when new projects are completed. [...] More about Ointment

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