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Kigali Photo Fest - A Squarespace Site

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Celebrating photography from Rwanda and Beyond

“Kigali Photo Fest is an artist-led festival, founded by photographers for photographers.”

The organisers of the Kigali Photo Festival believe that African artists play a crucial role in educating African audiences and this festival will see a series of workshops, events and exhibitions dedicated to the work of Rwandan photographers across a range of genres.

It has been exciting and challenging to work on this site with some team members based in London, others on the ground in Kigali, and myself currently 11 and 12 hours ahead of them both in New Zealand! Working on a project showcasing photographers like Sarah Waiswa, Tom Saater, and Gael Ruboneka Vande Weghe is truly inspiring.

Project Elements

  • Client brief

  • Site research

  • Site design

  • Site build

  • Social media integration

  • Events page

  • Blog page

  • Custom video tutorials (with Loom)


Style Guide

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Colour Palette

 
The colour palette was inspired by the ‘hero’ banner on the home page, a vibrant portrait by Sarah Waiswa.

The colour palette was inspired by the ‘hero’ banner on the home page, a vibrant portrait by Sarah Waiswa.

 

Images

Images above by photographers Tom Saater, Sarah Waiswa, Fabrice Musafiri, Jacques Nkinzingabo, John Mbanda.

The Site

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Site Handover

In the last year or so I have begun to provide a suite of tailor made videos for clients when I hand over ownership of the site to them. I usually cover a range of topics like:

  • How to access the back end of your site

  • Basic image and text edits

  • How to add, edit and duplicate blog posts

  • How to add, edit and duplicate events

  • How to access your billing, accounts and analytics

If there are other topics a client specifically wants me to cover I will makes sure they have the information they need. In this case I think this approach was helpful because there is more than one person who is going to access and update the site. Having this set of videos allows them to come back to the instructions, share information with other team members and see examples of what I’m talking about in real time. I also like to supplement these videos with links to the Squarespace Support site which is a wealth of information.

A set of instructional videos made with Loom to help clients take ownership of their sites.

A set of instructional videos made with Loom to help clients take ownership of their sites.

 

If you want to browse more examples of Squarespace sites I've been working on, have a look at these sites below. And if getting the website for your business live is something you've had on your to-do list for far too long, why not contact me and let's build something beautiful.