New Website for Linda Irving Felt Artist

Linda Irving creates works of art with felt.  She was looking for a bright and clean website to showcase her colourful work, with a clear navigation structure to guide viewers to the different aspects of her work as an artist and teacher.

We have developed a close professional relationship with Linda over the last few years and as well as building her website, we have designed print material, turned her artwork into greetings cards, produced a promotional film and guided her through setting up her first online tutorial.

www.lindairving.co.uk

Having an excellent simple form for easy uploading to the web pages has been a massive boost to my existing and potential customers. I now use these facilities almost daily which keeps me at the forefront of my selling platforms. It assures my business is up to date.

Linda Irving

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Linda chose a palette of blues as accent colours throughout the site to reflect the seascapes she witnesses from her studio every day.  In contrast, her logo stands out in a bright red.
We built some simple forms for Linda to add new gallery items, workshops and events to the site, through a custom built admin page.  This ensures that she is in control of keeping the content fresh and up to date.

We designed the site in WordPress using categories to segregate the information into separate pages, accessed via a top menu.  The gallery section has a drop down for sub-categories, to allow visitors to select a specific gallery if they wish.

Linda did not want an online shop, but has a dedicated page for pieces that are available for sale.

We also added social media sharing buttons to the side of each page to allow Linda to easily share her work to her Facebook pages and Pinterest.

Using the services of Glendrian Creative has been a huge bonus to my business Linda Irving Felt Artist and to my new 2020 venture The Mull of Gallery.

Following moving to the Mull of Galloway some four years ago, building a studio and then a gallery I chose to use Glendrian Creative because of their innate creativity and ability to absorb my ideas and bring them to fruition.

They have built a fantastic website which allows, what I think is, the best showcase for my work. I was very unsure about managing my own website and adding new work and moving from ‘sold’ pieces to just ‘gallery’ pieces, blogging and responding to emails through the website.

Having an excellent simple form for easy uploading to the web pages has been a massive boost to my existing and potential customers. I now use these facilities almost daily which keeps me at the forefront of my selling platforms. It assures my business is up to date.

Glendrian Creative filmed and produced a great three-artist promotional video for publication during Spring Fling 2020.

Recently Glenda filmed, edited and produced a video of an online seascape felting tutorial which has been a huge learning curve for me and one which has been very successful and will continue to do so, I aim to add more tutorials into my website in future for additional selling platforms.

My point of sale material has been designed, produced and printed by Glendrian Creative; business cards, leaflets, stickers and some very good quality greetings cards of reproductions of my felted paintings. They have the knowledge to design and then select the right print houses to achieve the desired results.

Upon launching the opening of my gallery in March 2020, ‘The Mull of Gallery” Glenda redesigned all my signage for the locality and my premises which carry a common theme across all my point of sale. The response has been incredible and I have had feedback from visitors stating the ease of finding my location and the professionalism of the signs. I believe it has increased trade.

New for 2021 is going to be accommodation for creative workshop students called ‘The Hideaway’. I intend to use their services to promote this venture in all the creative forms they are able to offer.

Finally, (in keeping this testimonial short!) I want to say that their dedication, generosity, patience and understanding (of a technophobe!) has really helped me push my businesses forward, something I would not have had the time to do or the knowledge to complete. Feel free to contact me personally, I’m happy to share my Glendrian Creative experiences.

Linda
December 2020.

Linda Irving

Felt Artist