National Portrait Gallery

Website Design & Build

By Herry Lawford from London, UK (National Portrait Gallery) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By Herry Lawford from London, UK (National Portrait Gallery) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

The website is a wonderful and critical part of the National Portrait Gallery’s future.
— Sandy Nairne, Director, National Portrait Gallery

About the project

The previous National Portrait Gallery website, designed by Cogapp eight years previously, required modernising to meet today's climate. They needed an intuitive CMS to better support their web team's workflow, and they also wished to fully integrate their online collection with the main website for a more unified user experience.

We interviewed stakeholders, building on the understanding we had gathered through our fruitful, decade-long relationship. Marrying these findings with our user-centred design process, we delivered a clean, contemporary site that really placed the gallery's exquisite collection at the front and centre, offering a Portrait of the Nation.

A great resource, giving you more than expected.
— New Media Age Review of National Portrait Gallery website