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Portfolio: Leanne Marshall

Project:

Leanne Marshall website

URL:

http://www.leannemarshall.com

Synopsis:

Leanne is a fashion designer who recently won season five of Project Runway - a reality competition show on the television network Bravo.

Before the show had ended and Leanne knew she had won, I was approached to help build her a new website to display her collections. I immediately asked my friends over at Transport if they would help out by designing the site.

Working with the extremely talented team at Transport, we designed and built this site in about five weeks. As Transport notes, Leanne needed something up quick, but she also needed it to last more than a season. The design works as any portfolio should: by putting the artist's work up-front and center. When a visitor comes to the site they are immediately presented with two large, randomly chosen photos from Leanne's various collections.

The entire site is controlled via a simple CMS system, based on XML files, which Leanne can edit whenever necessary. This allows her to update images, add collections, add stores and modify her bio without needing to know any technical details. For even more customization, Leanne can even control the pop color that is associated with each collection.

The site was built using the Gaia Framework for Flash, in ActionScript 3 and PHP.

You can view a video recap of the final runway show, held at Bryant Park during NYC's fashion week, which includes Leanne's winning collection here. Leanne has also recently been featured in magazines such as Dwell, and I'm glad to have been a part of her start to a successful career in fashion design.

Monday Morning Update « Reality Update said,

November 24, 2008 @ 7:26 am

[…] Project Runway: Check out PR winner Leanne Marshall’s new Web site. […]

Meinaart said,

December 5, 2008 @ 8:49 am

Great site, looks beautiful and works great. Good job! :)

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