- Client: Kaarakin - Black Cockatoo Rehabilitation Centre
- Website: www.blackcockatoorecovery.com
- Launch Date: July 2012
The Kaarakin - Black Cockatoo Rehabilitation Centre required a site that could inform and educate the public about the centre as well as supply information as to how people could get involved. The client’s vision drew inspiration from other wildlife organisations however they wanted a detachment from the childish overtones in their designs. The Kaarakin website was to be one that would appeal to more mature audiences but still retain a warm and approachable feel.
The team at Bam Creative drew inspiration for the colour palette from the Forest Red-Tailed Black Cockatoo with its black and white feathers and its red/orange tail. As requested by the client, we designed the homepage with a large emphasis on getting their message out with much of the page devoted to various news channels. A latest news slider with an article photo and RSS, a Twitter feed of their latest tweets and an embedded YouTube video of their newest upload.
This desire to inform went hand in hand with the desire to educate so a dynamic ‘Did you know?’ box with randomised facts was implemented in the header. The importance of their supporters and volunteers was also stressed with quick links to various areas of the site where you can help is linked below the news slider while a list of the logos of their financial supporters are listed just above the footer.