Sunday, 17 October 2010

Anna Keren Scatola

In a blatant and unashamed act of sheer nepotism, I'd like to announce the launching of my wife's website, www.annascatola.com

Anna is a Costume Cutter and Soft Furnishings Maker. She's not much of a braggart but I, on the other hand, get positively bloaty with pride whenever I see her work in the public arena. The complexity of some of her creations are mind boggling and many of my personal favourites were interpretations of Neil Murray's fantastic designs at Northern Stage (Newcastle Playhouse, UK).

However, the sweet stuff doesn't stop there. Working from home as a freelancer has its benefits, but also its downsides, the worst being lack of feedback from creative contemporaries. Internet forums do a great job in that respect, but they're no substitute for face to face chat with someone who has a natural creative eye... before you ask, no, she is not standing over my shoulder with a baseball bat!

If the website design looks familiar, it is because we used mine as a template! I admit I'm no web designer but this aside, we both agree that despite the plethora of flashy bling which can - and does - furnish virtual abodes, we both prefer simple, elegant unfussy interfaces which easily guide users to the actual content.

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