Whilst walking my dog the other day I realised that Paul Jardine Web Design turned 3 years old last month!
Admittedly, I spent a little while trying to decide how to start off this year in review. Looking back at the news, it’s been a turbulent last twelve months on both a national and even global scale with a fair share of negativity, division and a lot of heartache.
So on a personal level I’m thankful to have been involved in some great projects with some incredible people who are helping to have a positive impact on the world.
I said to myself last year that I wanted to collaborate with more people so over the last twelve months I’ve been delighted to have worked with a whole bunch of talented graphic designers, web developers and business owners. I’ve also been working with more digital agencies around Manchester this year, which has been fantastic.
Here are a few of my favourite projects completed over the past twelve months.
The Teenage Market
The Teenage Market is a free online platform encouraging young people to start their own business and showcase their creative talents whilst supporting their local markets.
Designed by the Teenage Market founder Joe Barratt and built by me this remains the largest development project I’ve ever undertaken and I’ve been delighted by the response.
There are now over 30 towns around the UK signed up to host Teenage Market events and since we launched the new site last June over 700 new users have signed up to take part as traders and performers.
Stockport Foodie Friday
I teamed up with Joe Barratt again in May to redesign the website for Stockport’s massively popular monthly street food and live music event Foodie Friday.
Since we launched the original website in January 2016 it has received over 24,000 unique visits as the event continues to go from strength to strength.
You can support the Foodie Friday team’s exciting proposal to set up a permanent street food venue at stockportproducehall.co.uk.
Bespoke WordPress Website Development
I’m also proud to have redesigned the website for Wonderland Cakes in Stockport and developed a bespoke WordPress website for the custom sports clothing design company Park Design Labs based in Manchester.
Teaching at Salford University
I’ve now completed teaching a web design and development module at Salford University’s Media City campus. I was incredibly proud of all my students who each produced an impressive web portfolio which should hopefully serve them well after graduation.
The 12 week course covered very wide range of web design and development concepts, including writing HTML and CSS as well as Responsive Web Design and jQuery (which I didn’t learn for at least 2 years) so the students should all be commended for picking it all up so quickly!
Keep on Keepin’ On
From next week I’ll be starting on a couple of large scale projects which I look forward to sharing with you later this year. In the mean time, if you’d like to pick my brain about anything website related please feel to get in touch!
Love and thanks to all the inspirational people I’m lucky to call my friends and family 🙂