The Millers

A Tandem Adventure

John and Rona are probably the most adventurous couple I know. They've cycled around South Africa to raise funds for Hope, they've followed the length of the Danube in summer, and last year they completed a tandem cycle trip from Canada to Mexico. This year, on John's retirement, they decided to head north again with their tent, their tandem and Thembi Teddy for the next chapter of their amazing race.

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They asked me to help them set up a site detailing their trip, speaking engagements and events, with options for donating via GivenGain and links to their partner sites. They also needed a blog, Facebook page, and a Mailchimp newsletter set up for them - everything they needed to keep in touch on the road as they meet new people, and raise awareness for Thembalitsha

I went with the Five template on Squarespace with screen wide banners, parallax effect, versatile footers and great blog functionality. 

It is such a pleasure working with people like John and Rona. Not only are they super organized and on the ball (with years of experience in publishing and writing, their approach made my work so much easier!) but their story is just so inspiring - it’s hard not to catch their enthusiasm for life.

Project Elements

  • Client questionnaire
  • Logo design
  • Site map
  • Landing page
  • Image sourcing
  • Website design & build
  • Domain mapping
  • GivenGain integration
  • Social media design elements
  • Facebook set up
  • Mailchimp set up
  • Mailchimp tutorial
  • Squarespace event & blog tutorial
  • Ongoing support


Moodboard

 "The Millers" moodboard - bikes, bikes, bikes, coffee and the open road!

"The Millers" moodboard - bikes, bikes, bikes, coffee and the open road!


The Logo

John and Rona asked me to put a logo together for them. Disclaimer. This is not my strength, but since they were pretty much using it for digital purposes only, I went ahead and did it. In the end, we went for something fun and informal. This illustration depicts them quite well I think!

 
 A bit of a DIY design by me! I loved this illustration I found via Creative Market. 

A bit of a DIY design by me! I loved this illustration I found via Creative Market. 

 


The Site

 The Millers' Home Page

The Millers' Home Page

 

Go and have a look if you like at www.themillers.bike

 

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