We partner with cultural organisations around the world to create meaningful digital experiences

I'm a senior back-end developer at Substrakt. That means I work with clients to help turn their business goals into reliable, performant, and accessible websites.

The Folger -

I was the lead back-end developer on this large project which was a brand new website for the largest Shakespeare library in the world. The project included integrating five different APIs (play texts, play media, events & tickets, membership, email newsletters), importing over 3,000 articles from five different sources, and creating a powerful search tool.

All play texts are available to search, read and download, with quick navigation by act, scene or line number
To improve the site search, the huge amount of content was divided into four main types, each with relevant filters

Bristol Beacon -

As part of the rebrand of Bristol’s largest music venue I led the back-end work to build a new and engaging website. It integrated with their ticketing platform (Spektrix), including a membership up-sell with gated countdown timer.

White lines burst out from a light blue background surrounding the text 'All together now - The Bristol Beacon is open'
The new flexible homepage of the Bristol Beacon which the client can easily customise setting different colours, text, images, and video
A grid of cards show the next upcoming events
The what's-on page is a filterable page which features the latest events pulled directly from their ticketing system

The National Theatre -

Prior to the launch of their new website, I implemented a series of UX improvements to their booking portal (TNEW) to address issues users were having with signing in, resetting passwords, and streamlining email sign-up

A newsletter sign-up form on the National Theatre's website
A significantly streamlined sign-up form that allowed the client to pre-select which mailing list visitors would sign-up to

Technical details

Most projects were built using WordPress and a suite of in-house tools and services to streamline development. This commonly included a page builder, a sync with various ticketing platforms (such as Tessitura and Spektrix), integrated booking platform, and newsletter sign-up.

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