Niki Paterson

Niki Paterson – Web Developer

Web designer with 20 years experience. Passionate about books, I bring a blend of technical skills and creative vision to every project.

Overview

As a freelance web designer working with Squarespace, I'm excited to venture into the world of author websites and help writers showcase their literary works online. While I haven't had the opportunity to design websites specifically for authors yet, I'm passionate about expanding my skills and creating designs that effectively connect authors with their readers using Squarespace's platform.


I understand that an author's website is more than just an online presence – it's a platform to engage with fans, promote new releases, and build a lasting connection with your audience. With my experience in developing custom Squarespace websites for various industries, I'm confident in my ability to translate your unique literary voice and style into a visually captivating and functional online space.


Squarespace's user-friendly interface and powerful features make it an ideal platform for authors to manage their own websites easily. I'm eager to collaborate with authors and gain a deeper understanding of their specific needs when it comes to website design on Squarespace. From crafting an inviting homepage that hooks readers to creating dedicated book pages that entice potential buyers, I'll work closely with you to design a website that truly represents your literary brand.


While I don't have an author website portfolio to share yet, I'm committed to delivering high-quality Squarespace designs that not only look great but also drive results. If you're an author interested in working together to create your online presence with Squarespace, I'd love to discuss your vision and bring it to life through a captivating and effective website design.

Services
Fiction
Action & Adventure Chick Lit Humor & Comedy New Adult Psychological Thriller
Non-Fiction
Design DIY & Crafts Health & Wellbeing
Works with
Squarespace

Work experience

Ten 47 Ltd

Nov, 2018 — Dec, 2023 (about 5 years)

During my time as an in-house graphic designer, I worked on a wide range projects for the company. This included a complete redesign and development of their extensive company website, as well as the creation of catalogues, data sheets, exhibition graphics, and more.

Self-employed

Aug, 2018 — Present

I work on designing new Squarespace websites for my clients and also do updates and amendments to existing websites. I provide graphic design services for all types of print and digital designs.

Fife Sports and Leisure Trust

Mar, 2004 — Apr, 2019 (about 15 years)

As an in-house graphic designer for the leisure trust, I played a vital role in visually communicating the trust's offerings and engaging the community. I crafted a diverse range of impactful materials, from eye-catching posters and user-friendly websites to informative brochures and engaging social media graphics.

Projects

Mind Yer Business Podcast

When entrepreneur Abby wanted to elevate her acclaimed Mind Yer Business podcast, she enlisted my help to create an engaging platform worthy of her vision.

The new website provides a home for Abby’s contagious enthusiasm and highlights the stories of perseverance from her impressive guests. Fans can access all episodes from Season 1 and 2 to revisit the compelling conversations.

The site also includes sections for the latest news, Abby’s background, and opportunities to be a future guest. With an uplifting design that captures the spirit of the show, it allows visitors to deeper explore the triumphs and insights shared each week.

It was a privilege to design this website alongside Abby as she takes her show to the next level. By capturing the energy and drive of Mind Yer Business Podcast, this custom site gives her growing community a dedicated space to gather, listen, and be inspired.

Auchtertool House

I had the pleasure of creating a new website for Auchtertool House, a stunning Georgian venue in Auchtertool, Scotland available for weddings, events, and more.

For this project, I focused on showcasing the beauty and history of the estate while also highlighting the modern amenities and conveniences offered. The site features:

- An inviting home page introducing visitors to the venue
- A photo gallery and virtual tour to display the sweeping grounds and architecture
- Details on spaces for hire and event services
- Information on the popular log cabin also available for booking

The visual design complements their existing branding with a classic color scheme and elegant typography. I implemented a mobile-responsive design so the site looks great on any device.

White Rose of Scotland Wedding Films

This elegant website showcases the stunning wedding films of MidgieBite Media's White Rose of Scotland. With a refined design complementing their branding, it highlights the artistry behind each film.

Couples can easily learn about White Rose's unique approach, view sample films, read reviews, and explore their comprehensive packages.

Crow Mountain Biking

Crow Mountain Biking is an independent MTB company based in Fife, Scotland. Founded in 2018, they are passionate about mountain biking and creating environmentally conscious products and services.

I have worked with Crow Mountain Biking for many years most recently to design a new website to showcase their clothing brand. The new website is clean, modern, and user-friendly, with an online shop where customers can purchase Crow Mountain Biking's products with ease.

ShellyB Original

ShellyB Original is a unique furniture business that upcycles old furniture into beautiful and practical pieces. Founded by Michelle, a physiotherapist who turned to upcycling as a creative outlet, ShellyB Original offers a wide range of one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture at affordable prices.

The goal for the website was to showcase their beautiful upcycled furniture and allow customers to easily shop the latest pieces.

This responsive website provides an enjoyable browsing experience across devices. By implementing their brand identity throughout, I was able to authentically represent the delightful in-store shopping experience online.

Killiecrankie Lodges

Website design for an Airbnb lodge in Killiecrankie, a scenic village in the Scottish Highlands. The website showcases the lodge's features, such as its cozy rooms, modern amenities, and stunning views of the surrounding nature. The website also provides information on the local attractions, such as the famous Soldier's Leap, the Killiecrankie Viaduct, and the Pitlochry Festival Theatre. The website aims to attract visitors who are looking for a relaxing and adventurous getaway in a charming and historic location.

The Home Menu

I collaborated with Serena at The Home Menu to design a stunning website that perfectly showcases her talents as a high-end private chef. With a keen understanding of flavours and a passion for culinary excellence, Serena creates a fine-dining experience that will leave you and your guests in awe.

Madison Rose Bridal

Madison Rose Bridal, a bridal studio local to me, underwent a re-branding and moved to new premises. They needed a new website to showcase their beautiful wedding dresses, including a dedicated section for Mother of the Bride/Groom and Occasion Wear.

The website features high-quality images, detailed descriptions, and an easy-to-use appointment booking form. Clients can get a glimpse of the studio's ambiance, staff expertise, and personalised service through testimonials and photographs. The website aims to create a visually appealing and user-friendly experience that reflects the elegance of Madison Rose's bridal studio and occasion wear store

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