Client: The Monks of Norcia
Role: Designer, Lead
The Monks of Norcia from Italy suffered a devastating earthquake. In order to inform their supporters worldwide they sought Longbeard to redesign their website, as it would now tell a story about their progress to rebuild their historical monastery.
The monks required a low maintenance site that would tell a story, most of it to be captured on the homepage. Therefore the design would accommodate for a lot of text using a smaller but elegant font - Adobe Garamond, alongside stunning images. This was accomplished with a simple two column grid layout, then a blog masonry for updates. Lightweight visual elements were added with a touch of material design shadow.