Nick Dimbleby content and gallery management system

Client: Nick Dimbleby

Project: Content Managed Website

Redesign and re-develop a website for Nick Dimbleby to show off his fantastic portfolio of photographs.

The Brief 

Rade developed Nick’s last website and he was so pleased with it, five years later he invited us to rebuild it. A key element of the project was to produce a website that had not only the impact needed to show Nick’s photography at its very best, but one which was straightforward to update and which would allow for a constant feed of images from the relentless schedule of work he undertakes.

Solution 

We created an eye-catching, responsive design but also added some interesting features to the site that reveal some of Nick’s activity behind-the-scenes as well as a timeline that shows off historical work going back to the 1990s!

New Site 

The site was developed using the open-source Umbraco content management system. Umbraco offers the perfect mix of a well-appointed CMS with the flexibility to allow us to create custom features, such as the timeline. The responsive design ensures mobile users can enjoy viewing Nick’s photographs with easy navigation and a clean, simple interface. The minimalist design aims not to steal the show but instead allow the pictures to do the talking. The use of a bold,‘masonry-style’ homepage layout and Instagram feeds show off work that is hot off the press and some more candid images of Nick at work behind the scenes. The result is a site that gives Nick the optimum mix of portfolio space and fast-moving social sharing.

Profile 

Nick Dimbleby is a freelance photographer in the premier league of his industry. With illustrious clients that include Aston Martin, BAE Systems, Bentley, Bugatti, and Jaguar Landrover, Nick travels all over the globe to photograph model launches and special projects.

An expert in Land Rover at a young age, Nick started out writing his first book at the age of 13, however it was the photography for his book that inspired him to follow his current career pathway.

Client Testimonial

My latest website is the third version that Rade has designed and produced since I first started promoting myself online ten years ago.

The team at Rade have once again risen to the challenge of producing a site that is eye catching and user-friendly, ensuring that is fully future-proof, mobile compliant and Google-friendly.

Their ability to evolve with new technological improvements is noteworthy, and the back of house system on this new site is truly impressive. I can now modify, remove and add images and text at a few clicks of a mouse - something that is vital in this fast-paced online world

As for design, the Rade team delivered the site I requested on time and on budget. I was able to get as involved as I wanted, and there was no issue making changes and tweaks when I asked.

Hopefully the site speaks for itself.

 

Nick Dimbleby, Photographer