With the auction now only a month or so away we’ve all been stepping up the hard work. The Collection team have obtained a good number of signed prints to add to our collection of lots. We’ve all been very grateful for the support of these talented illustrators and their generous donations. It was also very exciting to receive pieces from as far as Singapore! A number of us have then been photographing these pieces, ready to appear on the website and for bidding to begin in March. Make sure you are following us on twitter to get updates on the work as it comes in.
The Design team have been working on the building of the website which has now gone live! “As part of the work on the website, it has been a chance to learn and explore designing a website for E-Commerce. Wojciech and I have been working mainly on designing the website with many considerations to the content we should use. These include the brand guidelines for the University, Copywriting, Photography along with the limited knowledge we had of coding and using WordPress . I think we can both say we have learnt a lot from the work we have done.” Matt Finch, Design Team
Finally, this has been a busy period for the Marketing team. As well as using social media to provide updates on our progress we have also been seeking out further donations and methods of promotion. A lot of perseverance was needed when contacting a range of publications or website for this. However, we recently heard back from The AOI who have agreed to promote the event on their blog and social media. We’re very excited about this and hope that it will generate a good amount of interest for us!
If you would like to donate some work to us so that it can appear in this great line up please use our contact email. It needn’t be signed prints – we are more than happy to receive books and other types of creative work. We’ll be happy to hear from you and discuss this further.