Robert Irish is a web designer and consultant based in Sydney, Australia.
My work stems from a firm belief in simplicity and clarity of information.
Together with my clients I build websites that are clear, compelling and receptive to the changing needs of their users. I believe that good design begins with a deep understanding of the problem at hand and results in long-lasting, measurably effective solutions.
I am passionate about accessibility, responsive design and the empowering effect of carefully designed systems.
In addition to website design and development, I offer services in branding and print design, consultancy and independent research. These components often form a part of a larger project to develop new strategies for communication and service delivery on the web.
If you’re interested in starting a conversation about your project please don’t hesitate to email me and I'll get back to you promptly.
Global Risk FoundationView site
The Global Risk Foundation provide training and certification for both individuals and organisations. I helped them to develop their online presence with an accessible website that is responsive across all devices.
Christopher L. H. CooperView site
Illustrator & designer Christopher L. H. Cooper approached me to help rethink the presentation of his work on the web. I delivered a responsive website that communicates Chris’ character and displays his work in a clean layout inspired by the strong grids found in broadsheet newspapers.
Mint PaymentsRead more
I was approached by leading Australian mobile payments platform Mint Payments to help them communicate more effectively with their target market. The website I delivered features a clean, responsive design and a content management system customised to their requirements.
Mint Payments is Australia's leading mobile payments platform. From small merchants to large enterprises, Mint help their customers to take card payments quickly and securely on the go. Their clients include the Bank of New Zealand, MYOB and Electrolux.
I was approached by Mint to discuss how to best communicate their range of products on the web. With a number of distinct target markets, the new site needed to differentiate between their solutions and prioritise their most valuable clients, without alienating other potential customers.
The project began with a reworking of the website information architecture. I assisted the Mint team in learning Markdown and developed a custom content management system tailored to their requirements. The completed website features a responsive design that functions seamlessly across all devices.
I was hired by international risk consultancy Broadleaf to look at how best to present their business online. Services included an extensive research phase, and consultancy in information architecture and content strategy.
Broadleaf help their clients deal with uncertainty and complexity—from simple risk assessments to the analysis of options and high-level business decisions. Their staff continue to be involved in extending and developing risk management processes and practice, and have contributed extensively to both national and international standard-setting bodies.
Working closely with the Broadleaf team, I developed a publishing system that suits their requirements and is easily adaptable to any that might arise in the future. Since the launch of the new website, Broadleaf have re-published over 100 resource documents and case studies previously kept in locked PDFs, along with a wealth of new material, as properly structured HTML pages.
I delivered a responsive website that functions seamlessly across all devices including smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktop computers and large-scale projector presentations. I also assisted Broadleaf with the implementation of a re-branding across a full range of print and digital media.
Over the six months following the completion of the project, Broadleaf have seen an increase in website traffic of over 800 percent, an improved response rate from target markets and deeper engagement with their online resources.
Paramount Coffee Project LA
I assisted renowned illustration team We Buy Your Kids with developing the landing page for the Paramount Coffee Project in Los Angeles.
Alex Seton, represented by Sydney gallery Sullivan+Strumpf, produces stunning sculptures in marble. I helped him to present his work to its full potential online with full-screen images, pared-back navigation and a cross-platform responsive design.