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THE ALDOBRANDINI WEDDING | Wikipedia. Image courtesy Period Paper LLC.

Charles Ryder

Websites | Print | Information

Bespoke website, print and information design for artists, musicians and arts organisations.

You will find me enthusiastic, engaging and resourceful, a conscientous communicator with a great design background and an imaginative editorial outlook.

Here are selected previews of current projects, including a test layout for exhibition designer Calum Storrie’s home page update, new pages for artist André Durand, and a literary site for playwright Julie Marino. These projects include tons of custom CSS for backgrounds and typography.

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Work in Progress | Calum Storrie

screen shot of new front page for calum storrie with archeology style banner drawing, text, and six thumbnail photos of exhibition design

This is a test layout for Calum Storrie’s new home page, designed to exploit the creative potential of responsive website technology. Please note that this is a demonstration page. The on-page links for modal details are working; the off-page links do not go anywhere. Yet. But you can visit Calum’s site here.

Work in Progress | André Durand — Idea Fine Art

screen shot of new front page for Irish Canadian artist André Durand with photomontage of Titian, Ottowa and a Durand painting, plus text and Facebook links

New front page and chronology for the Irish Canadian artist André Durand. The front page is Durand-up-to-date, with Italian and English introductions and lively Facebook feeds. The chronology, shown here, covers the years 1964-2000, and features many of Durand’s best known works, including his legendary portraits of Royal Ballet dancers, the Dalai Lama and Saint John Paul II.

These portmanteau pages include abundant references, as well as links to Durand’s gallery pages, videos, and syndication and sales pages.

Durand Front page | Chronology

Julie Marino

Julie and I decided to create a small, adventurous site with two principle aims: to promote Welcome to Paradise, her new play presented in New York in July 2015, and to showcase her character sketches, stories and plays-in-the-making in The Writing Desk. For Welcome to Paradise we’ve used big stretched backgrounds to lend atmosphere; The Writing Desk features fancy CSS for story layouts and typography.

Julie Marino

Welcome to Paradise

A play about time, trust, love and acceptance.

St. Sebastian is a sleepy little Caribbean island catering to bland suburban honeymooners and sedate folks whose wild party days are well behind them.

But unexpected and life-changing encounters can happen, even in this unlikeliest of places.

Welcome to Paradise, a play by Julie Marino, will premier this summer as part of the 2015 Thespis Theater Festival here in Manhattan.

Visit Paradise and The Writing Desk

What Next?

This new front page is the start of a complete site redesign. New pages coming soon. Meanwhile please visit my archive pages (12-2012).


Using code and stylesheets to weave a tapestry of information and ideas.
Highlights: Front page with full-size background image and the About page which people seem to like.

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