VIRGIN TRAINS WEBSITE
At a time when Virgin Trains’ West Coast Main Line contract had an unknown future, I was first tasked with creating a new mobile site for them, I knew I wanted it to be brutally simple and speak of Swiss-like time keeping. There palette at the time was red, white, black, grey and grey. :) I introduced Greige™ to the mix, to bring a touch of sunshine to the clean, functional and highly usable interface I created for them. Apple’s IOS7, was not yet out in the market, but the signs were clear that the future was subtle gradients, flat colour and good white space were the hallmarks of the web.
This concept was applied to the desktop site, as they were looking for a refresh and reskin to bring the site out of the skeuomorphism of 2010. We wanted to commit a huge overhaul to the homepage, as 90% of the customers visiting the site used it to buy tickets. This thinking drove us to do away with the clutter of homepage “web apps” and greet the user with a direct welcome and input asking where they wanted to go.
My Role: Lead designer producing the complete mobile and re-skinned desktop sites.