LilianaStafford.com is the website of the Perth-based author, illustrator and abstract artist, Liliana Stafford.
Ideas come when I take the time to live life slowly and approach the world around me with an open mind. If you can see the stars at the end of the world they are not there.
Min Dean was a gift to me. She made everything appear simple and produced exactly the kind of website I wanted. My questions were always answered promptly and I am delighted with the result. -- Liliana Stafford
Children's author, illustrator and abstract artist
Web project details:
Liliana Stafford contacted me via Creatives Unite and asked if I could help rebrand her existing site, which she felt didn’t showcase her work in the way she would like. She also wanted to keep the shop she had, which allowed people to buy her books or artworks online, wanted to post the occasional article or musing, and also post about upcoming and previous art exhibitions.
With Liliana being an abstract artist, as well as an author and illustrator, there were plenty of examples of work to draw inspiration from for the designs, and after she sent me some samples, and we went through a round of two website concepts, we both settled on a design that used a lot of her book illustrations, to personalise the site.
The site was coded into a theme for wordpress, because wordpress has the very versatile and powerful WP-eCommerce plugin that I could use to draw any type of product she wanted to sell or may want to sell in the future (eg, the ability to sell digital products, such as eBooks).
Working with Liliana on her website was a delight, there’s no better way to put it. I love this website, and I love how Liliana’s beautiful artwork is woven throughout it. The crow and the fox used in the sidebar delight me in particular. Liliana was a pleasure to work with and we’ll hopefully be doing more work together in the future.