The Queen of Mantas Tofo, Mozambique

Dr. Andrea Marshall is The Queen of the Mantas. Andrea was the first person in the world to complete a PhD on manta rays. After completing her thesis, Andrea stayed on in Mozambique to spearhead the conservation efforts of this species along this remote coastline. She co-founded the Marine Megafauna Foundation and in 2014, was named a National Geographic Emerging Explorer.
We are very proud to have created her online identity and website.

The Project

Create a new identity and website for Dr. Andrea Marshall. Queen of the Mantas. National Geographic Explorer. Director of the Marine Megafauna Foundation in Mozambique. What a fun project. Andrea and I have yet to meet face-to-face after over three years but our mutual interests bind us easily.

  • Create a Brand Identity
  • Develop a Branded Website
  • Consult on Fundraising Initiatives

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Logo Development

Andrea had a good idea of what she wanted to do as a logo and a friend of hers had done some thinking so this logo is a very collaborative effort, with people from Mozambique to Bali to Collingwood Ontario each adding a little bit to the final design.

The iPad View

Although I like the mobile design below, I find the iPad really helps the website be an easy reading, attractive design. It's easy to read, large enough to see everything clearly and the links work quickly.

I love this.

Responsive Design

A contemporary website must work effectively on all desktop browsers as well as the myriad of mobile devices available today. Responsive Design is the art of creating an architecture that works across all browsers and devices. Responsive Design tailors the implementation to provide the best quality online browsing experience - whether on a computer, smartphone, tablet, netbook or e-reader, and regardless of the operating system.

The Simple Favicon

I'm guessing a lot of your reading this have never even heard of a favicon.

The next time you call up a website, take a look at your browser bar for a small tiny icon embedded in the browser bar... making these look good at 17 x 17 pixels can be a real little challenge.

We think this one is great.

The Main Banners

I like to treat virtually every element of a website as a stand alone piece of advertising, with each element reflecting the overall branding of the project. These revolving banners illustrate my point perfectly.

Integrating Online Videos
and the YouTube Channel.

The acclaimed BBD Natural History documentary Andrea: Queen of Mantas debuted in Nov 2009 to an audience of 2.4 million people and has since been shown in over 100 countries worldwide.

Carefully integrating full streaming video capabilities within Queen of Mantas was critical to Andrea while we were developing the website.

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The Solution & Result

While still too early to talk about success of the site, the fact is that it is inevitable that this website will do more for Dr. Andrea Marshall than can be anticipated. With the accelerated advances of the internet and the programming of this website, backed with advanced Google Analytics and the dedication from Andrea, Janneman and myself, it is inevitable that this site alone will transform the lives of hundreds of people annually and advance global conservation efforts. Something that makes me very proud.

Client Review

I had always wanted a website to showcase my personal marine conservation work. It was Steve that pushed me to create my own site and I could not be more grateful. He helped me design something allows me to share my research and photography in a fun and engaging way with my followers. The best thing about my site is that he really took the time to get to know me, so my site is both tastefully designed and really reflects my personality. Steve also knows that I am short on time, he designed my site to be easy to use and easy for me to maintain. Honestly I could not be happier with what he has created for me. I cannot believe that I did not make a website earlier!"

-Dr. Andrea Marshall Queen of the Mantas.

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