Bupa offered me the chance to relocate to London and it would also be my first experience in a corporate working environment, having previously worked for small to mid-sized agencies.
There was some Photoshop design work for new features and sections to the website, as well as standard front-end coding in CSS and XHTML. I arrived at Bupa to find much of the website written in outdated code, with a similarly bland appearance and we immediately set about bringing the company’s web presence towards a more modern product.
Bupa have a huge web presence and my role included work across their substantial intranet websites, many satellite sites for specific products as well as the main Bupa.com website itself, where much modernisation was needed to be done. Much of the early work here involved re-organising the front-end structure to keep structural content and design styling separate which eases ongoing maintenance. There was also scope for designing flat screens for new products to reflect the changing strategy of the company.
The various different business areas of Bupa each required their own customised service, with our websites for the Finance department being completely different to that of the HR department, for example. There were less design concerns with regards internal sites compared to customer facing work, but accuracy and speed of delivery was always important, as was ensuring that the team as a whole could maintain what ever was left going forwards.