James Gillen

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is an independent registered educational charity based in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England. Established in 1847 following the purchase of William Shakespeare birthplace for preservation as a national memorial.

User interface design Wireframing User flows HTML prototyping

Design and prototype the new Shakespeare Birthplace Trust website making sure it easy to navigate and stands out against it’s competitors.

Modernise the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust website and highlight their five unique properties to bring in more ticket sales and engagements. Bring their collections of Shakespeare memorabilia, courses and research to the forefront.

A place to highlight the stunning properties the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust has to offer, giving users all the information they need on one page. The anchor links at the top make the page quick and easy to navigate.


The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust website won a 2016 WMA for outstanding achievement in web design and development.

I was lead designer on the project while working at Torchbox.