The Essington School offers high-quality child care, preschool, early childhood, primary, and middle school programs, and a unique senior secondary program at The Essington International Senior College, Charles Darwin University, which opened in January 2011 and offers classes to Year 12.
The Essington School approached us for to develop and design a new website in 2016, the school required more functionality to engage their primary users such as parent’s, students and the local and international community. The school wanted functionalities to include calendars, news feeds, quicklinks, download functions for things like newsletters and school forms, all whilst being easy to maintain and allow the user to access the information they required quickly and efficiently.
In 2017, The Essington School required a logo refresh with the brief being to redesign the original logo with a modern feel.
Our approach in designing a new website for The Essington School was to initially research the end users and apply this research to the development. The Essington School has an extensive amount of information so we took this into consideration when designing the website sections and design functionality. Our solution was to create a dynamic, easy to use website with simple menu structures for quick identification of materials for parents and students.
Our solution for the logo refresh was to utilise the initial design elements and colour to incorporate a new modern interpretation whilst maintaining the history and recognition of the current logo elements. We did this by designing a modern interpretation of the ship and waves, incorporating a new colour and updating to a clean, easy to read, modern font.