This year I was invited to teach web design at renowned horticultural college, Capel Manor.
I had no hesitation in accepting, when approached by client, RHS Gold Medal Winner and former Capel Manor graduate, Julian Tatlock, to deliver this.
For those who don’t know, within the horticultural arena, Capel Manor College has earned a reputation for it’s specialist ‘land based’ courses. Best known for landscape garden design, more recently they have diversified into providing courses in related areas such as arboriculture, floristry, animal management and even saddlery.
As part of the Garden Design and Plantmanship Degree, I was responsible for writing and delivering the web design module. The aim was to equip the undergraduates, with as much relevant information as possible, on what is required to build an effective website.
The degree itself prepares students to launch a new career, running their own landscape garden design businesses. As such, becoming skilled at selecting, and getting the most out of, a web design agency is useful knowledge to have.
Outsourcing specialist work, such as web design, was second nature to the mature students. Garden design projects usually require project managing others to deliver the vision. Also, most students had ran teams or a business previously, so recognised the value of outsourcing.
“The course helped me to consider areas
I wouldn’t have before”
Topics Included: Building Your Brand; Website Goals; Tech You Need to Know; Usability Principles; Fads & Innovations; Content Ideas; Getting Your Site Found; Legal Compliance.