Urban Mahila & Mazdoor Alliance (UMA) is a membership based organisation of urban poor women workers in northern India. It provides services and solutions to improve the lives of its members in a productive and wholesome manner. s a non-governmental organization, it depends mostly on funding and needed a website to target potential investors and donors. The main aim was to highlight the work that they do in a professional manner.
The website had to stand because there are many similar organizations looking for sponsorship. The responsive design was worked around a content-management system using the best of WordPress and HTML. Nifty features include the use of parallax sliding, image scaling, in-page tabs and key-based navigation.
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CuraSquare is a online space to connect creatives from different disciplines with a primary focus on film makers. It has been conceived as a website where the members will share articles, connect with each other, post jobs/events and use it as a general resource related to their fields. The content is user-generated- which means that the posts that show up are from the members of the website- not just from the administrators. The design had to look like a proper magazine-type website and not like a web forum. This made it imperative to use WordPress as the base for the CMS.
A wordpress template was used and modified heavily. Apart from a new color scheme and menus, other modifications include changing layouts of pages, setting up registration forms, options for login, options for comments, options to link videos, building profiles, communicating with other users, setting up mailboxes and posting events among others.
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Design Collab is born out of the collaboration of two design studios in India. The service of this studio extends to architecture, interior, master planning and landscape. I reworked on the logo to make the “collaboration” aspect come out more with the addition of the ‘+’ in the infinity symbol. In the branding system, every discipline is color-coded for ease of use and sorting out files- this is established in the complete logo unit itself. Apart from the stationery, brochures and a unique portfolio have also been designed on the same lines.
The website is a wordpress template that has been heavily modified to suit the needs and the look of the branding. It is primarily white to keep the focus on the work. The same color system of the branding is carried out in the website as well. Check it out here: http://designcollab.in/
The Maids’ Company is a philanthropic firm with a not-for-profit business model- it provides professional housekeeping services while empowering and bringing dignity to domestic workers. It needed an identity and visual communication that spoke to a relatively younger professional audience but was direct and effective at the same time. I refined a rough draft of the logo and designed stationery, brochures, posters and a website.
See here: http://themaidscompany.com/
Nanda Das is a artist from Mumbai, India. He indulges in art that can be best described as “hyper real”. He paints on canvas with the level of detail as in a photograph. Recently launched, the website is designed to give maximum focus to his paintings, as if hung in a gallery. Three column grid, full page previews and subscription to feeds are available. WordPress helped a lot which took care of SEO and easy updating of the information.
Please visit http://nandadas.in/ to experience Nanda’s art.
The design for these websites took cues from the logos of the respective companies and integrated the idea of the businesses to make for a friendlier interactive space. I designed all the websites and decided on how users would interact with the website. I also developed and maintained the RS Automotive website and other personal websites, including www.anuranjan.com.
(at Fisheye Design)
(at Stark Design NY)