Business Category – Clothing | Location – England, UK | Website – mandsyourschooluniform.com
This was a huge project I got to work on in my first year working at RHP. In addition to working on the concepts, wireframes and the implementation of the site there were hundreds of products which needed photography. Additional Photoshop work was required for products that were going to be available at launch.
M&S wanted to launch a new site specifically for selling uniforms. Our task was to build and populate a brand new website for their project. This also included ongoing site updates to content, images and products.
Roles & Responsibilities
- Mocking up the original wireframes
- Design implementation into an in-house ecommerce platform, non-responsive
- Ongoing image creation for new products
When the project initially landed with the design team I was tasked with creating some basic wireframe concepts in Photoshop for each page. This included the homepage and categories through to product lists and detail pages. The lead designer then used my wireframes to produce site mockups using M&S branding. Once the mockups were signed off by the client the design was transferred to our in house ecommerce system. I spent a lot of time creating batches of images for the first set of products. Unfortunately this meant I didn’t get the opportunity to do much of the build. At the end there were some small areas of the site that needed tidying which I took on in between image editing.
Here is the final implementation on the in-house ecommerce platform at RHP:
The homepage contains list of counties each linking through to display a list of schools within that county. There are also sections here where specific sale adverts can be uploaded either manually or on a set date/time.
After selecting your school you can then select whether you are shopping for boys or girls school uniforms. The user was also presented with an informational section at the top of the page with contact details of the school.
On the product list page for your school each product showed a single image, title, price (including offers/discounts) as well as any colour variations for that particular product.
Each product image had to be edited in Photoshop with the schools logo and colours. For the school below two different variations of logo were provided, a red for blue colour clothing and blue for red coloured clothing. The provided logos also matched up with clothing of a certain material to give a more seamless blend between logo and template.
After the site launched requests came in for new product images to be created in batches as well as designs for promotional banners which I undertook regularly and uploaded to the site.