The Forest School were eager to incorporate their VLE and school website into a single entity. Restricted by their portal’s underlying technology, The Forest School sought design and technical expertise from Jam Jar to develop an engaging and professional site.
Influenced by teenage fashion brands, the final design can only be described as ‘old-school, retro-kitsch.’ The VLE’s wallpaper design is our interpretation of the School’s emblem and strapline – which took on a stamped appearance. The ‘freehand’ logo mimics doodles in a jotter and brings a modern, contemporary twist.
Sections are distinguished by the application of ink splashes to navigation tabs, the underlining of text and section specific images. We also designed the home page content in keeping with the overall design. A rolling flash slideshow nicely displays ‘old school’ photography alongside those showing The Forest School’s modern-day activities.
Jam Jar have delivered a technically correct and visually appealing solution for the students, staff and parents of The Forest School.
“Tom and Emma understood our brief immediately, and turned our plain Uniservity School-Portal into something modern and exciting. Now with our plans for the the school-portal ever-increasing, we hope this new look will engage our students and parents for years to come.”Daniel Rose, Network Manager, The Forest School
Jam Jar worked in partnership with students from the Barbara Priestman School to develop a legacy web site that showcased their work with Creative Partnerships over the past two years. During our introductory workshop the students brainstormed a ‘genius’ name for the site, ‘Awesome Minds’ that we used as a starting point for the brand and logo.
We were very excited when Barbara Priestman School asked us to develop their new web site in readiness for their new Academy status.