Classical Pianist and Musician
Valentina Zakelj is the stage name of Louise Taylor, a classical pianist and musician inspired by gothic culture, dream states and the poetry of H.P Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe.
Working with Louise over the past few years has been a fascinating, creative journey. Louise came to us with her head bursting with ideas and creative imagery but had no real idea of how to translate this into something tangible that could help to showcase her music to a wider audience. Classical music, gothic imagery, medical research, hypnagogic hallucinations, dream states, phantasmagoria, ship wrecks, Led Zeppelin, Steam Punk and Whitby Goth Festival were just some of the topics we discussed to establish a design brief.
Showcasing a cohesive collection of creative thoughts from a vast pool of ideas was key to this project and it was decided that a Valentina Zakejl website would be the perfect platform to unlock the inner workings of Louise’s musical and creative mind.
The concept was to keep the design of the website as simple as possible, allowing space for the music and imagery to shine. Working closely with Louise, we created a series of visually striking videos, one for each piece of music, translating their individual meanings, whilst syncing rhythmically to enhance the musical experience.
Not looking for mass exposure at this stage (as Louise builds up her music portfolio), we designed a series of unique promotional items so Louise could promote herself more selectively at events and festivals; these included a playing card business card and promotional beer mats to leave at venues.
“I just want to say a big thank you for my fabulous website. Your expertise and patience through the design process made me feel I was in safe hands. The creation of the video and graphics was first class. You have made what was a pipe dream a fantastic reality and I now have a platform and style from which I can work.”
Pianist / Musician
Don’t take our word for it; visit Valentina Zakelj’s website. Listen to her intoxicating classical soundscapes. Watch her thought provoking videos. Leave her a message, let her know what you think.