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The Writers’ Centre always rings twice


After we completed their new website, the Writers’ Centre Norwich commissioned us to develop a new site for the International Literature Showcase, an online resource to connect everyone who works in literature both in the UK and across the world.

We began work in early September, with only five weeks in which to design, develop and make the site live for it’s online festival week in October.

As it was a companion piece to the Writers’ Centre site, we were briefed to keep the graphic design similar to acknowledge this, but everything else was new. We created unique advanced search functionality and easy user journeys to aid discovery of the featured British writers and organisations, as discovery, networking and connectivity was one of the main objectives of the site.

The site went live at nine a.m. on the deadline of October 17th and has been well received so far by it’s target audience. The Writers’ Centre Norwich were pleased we turned around the project with such a tight deadline with our small team, but we couldn’t have done it without them. Group hug!



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October 25, 2016

A new site for Writers’ Centre Norwich


Full screenshot of Writers' Centre Norwich website homepageBack in February, three months after we opened our doors, we were fortunate enough to be invited to tender for the Writers’ Centre Norwich website redesign. We jumped at the chance as we wanted to get our teeth into such a large project and the Writers’ Centre Norwich is exactly the kind of client (the cultural/arts sector) our fledgling studio wanted to work for.

It got better. Our pitch won, beating five other established local agencies to do so. Not bad for a new start up, powered by people who were suffering with that god-awful flu lurgy that was going around at the time (we were hoping the client attributed our sweating in our presentation with nerves).

What followed was five months of hard work and relationship building, culminating with a site that has been universally praised by everyone at the Writers Centre Norwich, from Stakeholders to Board members. Rob and I gave ourselves a pat on the back with a trip to this year’s Reasons To conference in Brighton, and we’d like to thank the Writers’ Centre Norwich for being such a great team to work for and with. Also thanks goes out to our extended team, UX expert Tom Haczewski of The User Story and back end whiz Olly Bradshaw.

See the new Writers Centre Site here.

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September 16, 2016