Wellington Comedy

UX, UI, Silverstripe

The Client

The website was commissioned by the Humorous Arts Trust, which runs most comedy events in Wellington including the longest running open mic Raw Meat Monday.

What I did

The Humorous Arts trust wanted a new website and branding to attract more punters to their events, and improve the branding of the Wellington Comedy scene. I used vivid colors and large bold lettering to give a snazzy and theatrical feel to the website. The logo was designed to be easily recognisable, using the Beehive parliament building as a symbol for the capital.

I wanted users to immediately find out what's happening, so the front page features a slider with all the events for that night. Following on from that are the next upcoming events, with a list of comedians featured on each event. You can also view comedian profiles to see what events they have coming up.

Above all the site was designed for the ease of use for the administrators (Humorous Arts Trust), so they don't have to spend excess time adding event information.

The Process

After proposing a sitemap based on consultations with Jerome I wireframed and then developed a working prototype of the front page to get client feedback on the look and feel.

Once this was accepted I wireframed each page and built them one by one, communicating regularly with Jerome in-person and online to ensure he was pleased with the product at each stage. After finalising the website (adding SEO, connecting it to his domain, etc) I gave Jerome training on how to make edits on his website. The website was very well received within the comedy community.

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