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Web designer within the University of St Andrews digital communications team. A graduate of Abertay University (BA Hons Computer Arts, 2012), Lewis joined the digital communications team in 2013 during the re-design of the admissions website which lead to the new visual design for the University website. Lewis is a jack of all trades when it comes to design and media. You'll mainly find him burrowed in the depths of Photoshop meticulously crafting designs to pixel perfection.

Lewis Wake

Implementing UniStats’s KIS widget into our design

What is the KIS widget? Unistats is the official site to search for, and compare, data and information about university and college courses from across the UK. Key Information Sets (KIS) are comparable sets of data…

Skype vs FaceTime vs Google Hangouts

In this digital age, we sometimes forget that we’re living in a sci-fi future where calling someone via videophone is now a normal everyday occurrence. Video calling services have been improving over the past decade…

University video standards

We have improved our documentation for video standards. This information is for production companies and University staff who are planning on producing videos to be hosted on the University website and other official…

Do you really need an app for that?

This blog post will be referencing statements from Rob Borley‘s talk at IWMW 2012 on the requirement for mobile apps and reflecting upon them with trends from 2016. It’s a known fact that as of last year, handheld…

How to start an email newsletter

What is the best method to keep your loyal customers or fans informed with your latest activity? Most people will answer this with Facebook or Twitter, but these solutions are now so popular your content will quickly…

How to start a podcast

Starting your own podcast can be quite a daunting process when you look into it. You have to consider, hardware, software, microphones, and have an understanding of XML files or a place worthwhile hosting your podcast.…

How to create an email newsletter people actually read

Newsletters are traditionally the best way to keep an audience or community informed with the latest scoop of what’s been happening with your company or department. If you’re a regular internet user with an email…