Case Study — 05

Sven Harens

Initially, Sven had been using a Squarespace website to promote his business, but soon found he needed more specific functionality and control over the visual aspects than a theme could provide. He approached me to build a bespoke website.

The brand

Sven had already created a simple brand. I developed this, following his desire for something clean and professional. Since Sven's primary service is residential project management I drew from the visual language of technical drawings and specifications. The logo remained a straightforward logotype, but with a new typeface and some added details.

Sven Harens brand 2
Brand exploration: Logo
Sven Harens brand 3
Brand exploration: Styling and layout
Sven Harens brand 1
Brand exploration: Typography and colours

The website

While being a simple website in terms of content, the desire from Sven for a focus on an eye-catching design and easy navigation gave me an opportunity to try some interesting features. I added smooth transitions between pages, sticky section titles, and hover interactions that bring the site to life.

The contact form gives visitors multiple options, with a standardised enquiry form and for the services section, rather than creating multiple pages, the sidebar navigation changes the content on hover to easily browse the information.

Sven handyman home
Homepage introduction
Sven handyman about
About section
Sven handyman contact
The contact form
Sven handyman services
Services

Illustrations

Sven requested illustrations to represent the various services he offers, I created a style that fit the website; simple, structured with some personality.

Sven Harens illustrations