Work Completed: January 2017 - November 2017
Savills plc is a global real estate services provider listed on the London Stock Exchange. With an international network of more than 700 offices and associates throughout the Americas, the UK, continental Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East, offering a broad range of specialist advisory, management and transactional services to clients all over the world.
Recognising that the real estate industry is next in line for a shake up in terms of service offering so they came to Bio looking for a 'digital disruption defence plan'. Savills approached Bio, looking for a partner to help transform their digital service offering, ensuring the customer remained at the forefront of their outputs.
The new Savills website will form part of a five year service design strategy which will help to strengthen Savills' position as a market leader in the real estate sector. The new website leads the charge in terms of best in class search methods including features such as predictive search, region search, draw a map to search local areas and collaborative search functions.
It has been my job to lead the redesign, overseeing all aspects of the site rebuild. Leading a team of UX and Product designers whilst working closely with the Savills in-house developers and our own team of Bio developers to build out all aspects of the site.
I championed the use of atomic design systems in this build, a process that was completely new to the Bio agency. Atomic design is a thoughtful, pattern-driven process that considers the fact that designers and developers don’t work in the same way. Devs often work from the ground up - building each asset then combining those assets or ‘atoms’ to create smaller groups or 'molecules', which then join together to form more complex systems of ‘organisms’ which we commonly refer to as 'modules'. These elements can then be repurposed in multitudes of combinations throughout the site. Since introducing this methodology to the team at Bio it's greatly increased our efficiency and workflow.
I have also art directed the Savills staff and property photography as both of these features are fundamental to portraying the new look and feel of the Savills site. The project is now fully in development and the client and key stakeholders have been incredibly happy with the designs and user feedback as exceeded expectations.
I also art directed and wrote extensive photography guidelines for the Savills staff and property photography as both of these elemenents were fundamental to portraying the new look and feel of the Savills site.
The project is now fully in development and the client and key stakeholders have been incredibly happy with the designs and user feedback as exceeded expectations.