Projects | Fran Holder

My work

See some of the projects I've delivered and what clients have to say.

WildTechDNA

Hold on to your hats: this sensational startup is creating a DNA kit that will make species detection 144x faster and 20x cheaper than conventional lab testing. The consequences for conservation are as far-reaching as the mind can imagine.

This project is what happens when a team of motivated scientists, designers, copywriters, project managers, videographers and fundraisers from across multiple continents come together for a common purpose.

I was struck by how relevant the technology is and it’s incredible potential. I’m really clear that this is the future.

– Rodrigo Medellín, Renowned Conservationist

WildTechDNA
Forest CLT

Forest CLT

A housing organisation built by the community, for the community. The team displayed true stamina as we worked through many a workshop to deeply understand the needs of their membership and beyond.

Their efforts have paid off. Members can now join, donate, volunteer, learn more, share their ideas and vote for what they want. A triumph of colalborative design!

To top it all off, the website is multilingual, catering for the broad diversity within Waltham Forest.

Hemlow

This project was another top-notch collaboration with the talented gals from Make Good Design who did a phenomenal job of de-90s-ing Hemlow’s brand.

Don’t be fooled by the gorgeous layouts and adorable illustrations; there’s loads going on under the bonet too. A dynamic team page, course booking system, events calendar, case study database, filterable news section, careers page, and a dedicated news feed for employees only. Oof!

The team at Hemlow are doing an excellent job of keeping the website up to date, with a little help from the “how to” videos made by yours truly – all neatly hosted in their own secret page.

Hemlow

Together Co

Together Co is an extraordinary charity that is helping people in Brighton & Hove nurture connection and feel less lonely.

The charity’s brand underwent a complete overhaul that received BBC coverage. With their wonderful marketing team and the good folks at Make Good Design, we worked on a new website that could adapt to their ever-changing needs.

Fran came with a great reputation. She really went the extra mile at helping us to create a website we are really proud of.

– Lisa Ball, Communications Lead

South East Wood Fuels

This major supplier of biomass fuels truly holds sustainability at the heart of everything they do.

The project brought together a brilliant team including the lovely folks from Wilsome who helped deliver a whole new communication strategy and brand identity.

Truth be told, the highlight for me was persuading Julian (MD) to pose in a field clutching three horses while Jonathan Birch worked his camera magic. And yes, it made the cut – see if you can spot it!

Fran listens; she really listens to what you say. You feel that your project is important. Weaving her magic, she delivers, crisp, clear and exciting copy & web products that work.

– Stewart Boyle, Management Team

Wilsome

Tamsin and Charlie, aka Wilsome, are the most hard-working and well-organised comms powerhouse I’ve ever collaborated with. To top it all off, they are the loveliest people. So when they asked me to bring their new brand to the web, I was over the moon.

The website required some basic integrations, including contact forms and a mailing list signup to keep everyone in the loop with their amazing work.

PS: Thank you for the book!