When I was at art college, I had a saying pinned up in front of me at my desk (I think it may have been from Issey Miyake?):

‘Simplicity is the end, not the beginning.’

This is how I feel about a new website I have just completed to showcase the sculpture of Kenneth Spence.

Kenneth Spence’s work transforms photographic image into three-dimensional sculpture. I can tell you that it’s extremely effective, as I have seen his work in the flesh in the Society of Scottish Artists Annual Exhibition 2014.

I have never, however, met Kenneth Spence in the flesh!

Our entire client/designer relationship has been carried out online over the past couple of months and, thanks to FaceTime and good email communication, has been extremely easy and successful for both of us.

I asked Ken if he wouldn’t mind writing down how he has found the experience and he has sent me the following wonderful testimonial:

‘When I first considered a website, Julia was recommended to me.

We met using FaceTime to discuss the website. I described what I had in mind, and Julia presented various options as well as drawing my attention to many aspects which I had not considered. We finally settled on a rough plan for the site. This discussion also included information on the provider and domain names.

At all stages of the process I was asked to view and comment on progress. Any changes I suggested were discussed and where suitable were happily incorporated. Queries were promptly addressed.

Throughout, Julia was marvellous to deal with and everything went very smoothly. I am extremely happy with the final result and have no hesitation at all in recommending Julia to anyone considering a website.’