Howells—Studio

London-based digital studio of Daniel Howells, specialising in the design and development of websites and applications, available for project commissions and consultation

Currently

I’m working with Scheybeler+company on a new global website and client services system for a financial institution, and designing and developing a web app for the architecture practice Faher & Findlay. Depending on the scale and timeframe, I'm available for new projects, so please get in touch.

Capabilities

Design and development of websites and applications, including functional specifications, UX design (wireframing, user flows, etc.), prototyping, front- and back-end development, project management. Examples of my projects can be seen below, but please get in touch to find out more and discuss case studies I cannot show publicly.

Founded in March 2009, Siteinspire has become one of the largest and well-respected showcases of web design and directory of agencies and freelancers, enjoyed by up to 15,000 daily unique visitors. The site is built using Ruby on Rails, and a newly re-designed version developed using React.js is due to launch Summer 2019.

A website for the London-based interior design and architecture practice, Sybarite. I have worked with the agency for a number of years on UX, design, and development of their website through to the current, second iteration of the site designed coinciding with their recent rebranding by TM Studio.

2015 — Present

SHACK15

A website for a new co-working and social space house in the dramatic Ferry Building in San Francisco, due to open in 2019. Responsible for the design and development of the site, and is built using Craft CMS. Each page is composed of reusable, configurable components that allow for an unlimited range of page structures.

2018 (Launching Soon)

Can is the digital learning platform of YCN, which curates and distributes vital learning resources to teams and individuals, packaged into learning Plans. The site is a bespoke web application, built on Rails.

A simple one-page site showcasing a rental property in the Hollywood Hills. The site is build on Craft CMS allowing the client to upload new images and edit text as required.

Calvert Journal

Up until a recent redesign and redevelopment, I worked with the Calvert 22 Foundation on the UX, design and development of The Calvert Journal: a daily briefing on Russian art, design, film, architecture and related cultural areas. Built on ExpressionEngine. (The site has subsequently been replaced.)

A website for Fab Lab Plymouth — a digital fabrication laboratory associated with the Plymouth College of Arts. They required a website distinct from the main College’s site that the Fab Lab team could manage independently. The site is built using Craft CMS.

2017 — Present

Katamama

Initial creative direction for a Bali-based boutique hotel, commissioned by Future Corp.

2015

I have worked with the Plymouth-based arts college since 2013 on their website: a vast repository of editorial, course information, and events calendar. The site is currently based on ExpressionEngine, due to be redesigned and migrated to Craft.

2013 — Present

A website for the University of Sussex-affiliated theatre, designed and devloped in collaboration with Design by ST. The site is built on Craft CMS, and integrates with the ticket provider, Spektrix.

2017 — 2019

A website for a New York-based photography and director agency. (An alternative design route was developed, using Craft.)

Inclusive Collective

The Inclusive Collective (now The Disabled List) is a disability-led, self advocacy organization that is creating the opportunities in design that we always wanted. They wanted a website to showcase their work, news, and profiles.

Development for fashion talent agency Joe’s Black Book, based on a new identity and design by Scheybeler & Company. The site is built using React, with Craft CMS as a backend.

I have worked with YCN on the design and development of iteration of their internet presence since 2002, through to the current version. The site is built on a custom Rails CMS.

2002 — Present

Rogers Skirk + Partners

Worked closely with Pentagram to create a series of concepts for the new website of the esteemed architecture practice, to coincide with their colourful rebrand.

2012

The idea of The Good Country is simple: to measure what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity, and what it takes away, relative to its size. Using a wide range of data from the U.N. and other international organisations, they have given each country a balance-sheet to show at a glance whether it’s a net creditor to mankind, a burden on the planet, or something in between. 

The index is built using React, allowing the user to quick explore the data in a clear and meaningful way. The Index is soon to be redeveloped o further expand the interactivity.

Design and build of the new Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards website, which celebrates excellence and beauty in data visualizations, infographics and information art. The site allows users to register their details and enter the annual awards, paying fees via Paypal, and a filterable showcase of previous year’s winners. The site is built on Ruby on Rails.

2017 — Present

Development for the Boston-based interior design and architecture practice, built using a combination of Craft CMS and Rails. The site is also tightly integrated with the agency’s internal project management tools and Knowledge Architecture intranet, which allows project information, images, and personnel details to be imported automatically.

2017 — Present

Nolii is an exciting new mobile phone accessories brand soon to launch. The website is a complete e-commerce development, built on Craft CMS and Craft Commerce. Full e-commerce functionality is due to go live Summer 2019.

Launched by YCN to consolidate nearly 20 years of work with education and industry — New Now is a programme to stimulate, elevate and enable diverse next generation talent. The website stands as an extension of the main YCN website, with content tailored specific to their student audience. The site uses Craft CMS and is built using React (Next.js).

2018 — Present

Development and UX for a platform allowing members from the creative community to share their favourite, most inspiring places in their city. The site is a bespoke application, build on Rails.