General Assembly/How to run a damn good website project

Date:26 March 2019
State:NSW

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Date: Tuesday 26 March
Time: 6:15-8:15pm AEDT
Location: GA Sydney (Main Campus), The Podium Building, 1 Market St, (Entry via Kent Street), Sydney, NSW 2000

Regular Ticket $50

About this workshop

Creating good websites is hard.

However, as a designer, marketer, project manager or business owner, knowing how to do it well can be an absolute game-changer.

Whether you’re making one for yourself, for your company or for a client, planning, designing and launching a new website can be a thoroughly interesting and highly rewarding experience. There is nothing more satisfying than having a website you made ‘go live’ and watching people from all over the world visit a tiny part of the internet that you created.

In this 2 hour class, you will be taken on a tightly compact run-through of the multiple stages of a typical website project, from the very first step to the very last drop.

Fast paced and packed full of solid information, clear instruction and practical advice, this is a double power hour of website creation that will give you the tools you need to make your next project an online success story

Takeaways

We will tackle the following:

  • Work shop sessions and website strategy
  • Costing, scoping and project planning
  • Audience groups and online business objectives
  • Content hierarchy, site structure and wireframes
  • Features and functionality
  • UI/UX Design
  • Project milestones, presentations and timelines
  • Testing and launching your site
  • On-going maintenance and digital marketing
  • Time for questions, queries and discussion

Preparation

This class is great for: • Designers/developers • Marketers • Comms Staff • Website Project Managers • Business Owner/Operators

About the Instructor

Richie Meldrum
Brand thinker, Writer, Content Creator – Head of Brand & Content, August

Hello, I am Richie.

I enjoy thinking strategically about brand and branding, creating concepts based on human insights and crafting experiences that change behaviours.

I have helped pitch, win, create and deliver award-winning work spanning brand, digital and creative content for clients including KPMG, NAB, Aus Post, Fujitsu, Museums Victoria, Christies International Real Estate and the Design Institute of Australia.

My first love was words.

Outside of work, I write on a wide range of topics spanning music, media, arts, culture and design for mUmBrella, Campaign Brief, The Vine, Broadsheet, Desktop, The List, Beat, Inpress Magazine and more.

I am a passionate supporter of grass roots design and creativity.

In 2014, I started an event series called ‘A Brief Night’ for design students, grads and junior designers. We have staged 7 events, placing over 300 aspiring creatives in 22 professional design practices across the state. This included the annual spin-off event ‘A Big Brief Night’ which runs in association with AGDA, The Design Kids and Melbourne International Design Week.

I talk a lot.

I am regular guest speaker on a wide range of topics spanning the design and digital industries including appearances and presentations for General Assembly, RMIT, AGDA, Design Institute of Australia, Billy Blue College of Design, Academy of Design, Tractor Design School and Tasmania’s The Foundry.

I am an instructor at General Assembly, where I run two imaginatively titled regular workshop classes – ‘How to Make Great Websites’ and ‘How to get a Job in the Design Industry’ as well as hosting monthly panel event ‘Inside the Minds of Brilliant Designers’

For the past 3 years I have been a judge and mentor for the DIA’s Graduate of the Year Award and I am the current Vice Chair of the AGDA Victorian council.