Thomas Finnegan Editing & Writing website website graphic

I designed the logo and website for editor and writer Thomas Finnegan. As an editor, Tom is a master wordsmith and architect of language, and the design grew from this idea of his exquisitely structured text, like a finely-crafted book. Subdued paper textures, embossing and baselined text were used to suggest the tradition of fine printing.

Tom’s desire to maintain and update the site himself using Apple’s iWeb platform posed some challenges. iWeb provides an easy entry onto the web, but at the cost of sometimes inefficient or non-validating code and in particular, a lack of user-definable CSS styling. I found a solution by creating nested styled elemental building blocks within iWeb that are freely positionable yet snap together to provide consistent spacing, while establishing and maintaining the custom styles used across all elements of the site.