Auckland Castle website design & illustration

Designed and illustrated by me, coded with Piers Aitman. Thanks to Ann, Lynda and James.

The designing of a large website makes for a long project. It’s a bit like making a reference book where the pages can be any order. Having a strong branding, colour palette and signage was important with all the information on offer.
The illustrations of the buildings was a particularly interesting part, trying to get disparate styles of architecture to have a coherence.

Auckland map homepage

The interactive google map was a nice touch. Notice the amount of portals to different pages. Here’s a close up of the illustrations.

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If you don’t want to click anything you can just scroll down to a lead in article about the castle with an exciting drone video.

Auckland castle page

Big plans are afoot. Bishop Auckland will have some fantastic art.

Aucklnd Castle Spanish Gallery page

Notice the menu bars, taking you to other pages.

Auckland Castle news page

There’s some good photography on the site.

Auckland Castle school page

See the whole site at: