Established in 1998, Envoy has worked with a wide range of commercial and not-for-profit clients – designing, creating, managing and marketing websites and email newsletter campaigns. Most of our work comes from client referrals.

FEATURED WEBSITES

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David Mark's DS McAvoy novels set in Hull

McAvoy’s Hull and Humber

David Mark’s publisher, Hodder, commissioned Envoy to create this interactive map for the DS McAvoy crime novels set in and around Hull. It uses customised Google maps to get people into the world of his books.

David Mark's Hull responsive website on a phone‘The results are fantastic and I am greatly enjoying the envious looks of other novelists keen for one of their own!’
David Mark

Maeve Binchy: author

Maeve Binchy: author

Envoy worked with Maeve Binchy’s agent to develop a contemporary website for Maeve’s many fans around the world. It includes exclusive biographical materials, interviews, videos, extracts, an interacive gallery of her international book covers and a dedicated audio section.

Maeve Binchy responsive website on a tabletThe generosity of the extra features and the way in which they integrate with the relevant books make this website a particularly rich resource.

Asia Literary Agency

Asia Literary Agency

A modern pan-Asian design for Kelly Falconer’s literary agency, representing Asian authors, experts on Asia and writers living in the region.

Asia Literary Agency responsive website on a tablelBuilt with WordPress, this website includes a filterable gallery of authors, and embedded twitter feed. The page layout adjusts to work effectively on desktop computers, tablets and mobile phones.

Laura Barnett: Author and Journalist

Laura Barnett:
author & journalist

‘I love it! It has a lovely clean feel while containing lots of information, and it gives a great sense of who I am, and of the style of my writing.

‘You‘ve understood me and what I want so well.’
Laura Barnett, author of The Versions of Us


The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett: website The Versions of Us website

The Versions of Us

Weidenfeld & Nicolson commissioned a special website for Laura Barnett's début novel which became a number-one Sunday Times bestseller.

Drawing inspiration from the intriguing structure of the novel and the striking book-cover design, this website uses parallax scrolling backgrounds and animation.

The website also offers extracts, videos, Soundcloud playlists, Pinterest location boards, and social media embeds.

This simple animation (see top left) only shows the opening frames. Follow this link to scroll through the page and see the full effect.


Joanne Harris's website

Joanne Harris: author

Joanne Harris website on a mobileJoanne Harris (author of Chocolat) needed a new website that rendered well across different devices and reflected her extensive use of Twitter and Tumblr.

This responsive WordPress website automatically incorporates her social-media activity and can be easily updated by her PA.

Tim Rubidge Choreographer

Tim Rubidge: choreographer

Scaleable full-page photographic images have been used throughout the main body of the website to convey Tim’s bold and innovative approach to performance work.

Tim Rubidge responsive website on a tablelTo achieve this, the site is raw-coded using the latest CSS techniques. It is fully responsive and renders effectively on mobile phones, tablets and desktop computers.

Christine Poulson website

Christine Poulson: author

Christine Poulson's website on a mobile phoneThis responsive website and integrated blog, A Writer’s Life, features multiple parallax sections on the home page, and a sleek slide-out main navigation.

‘Madeleine designed my web-site, coming up with the inital concept and producing an elegant and easy to navigate site that was very appropriate for my profile as a writer.’

Esk Valley Railway website

Esk Valley Railway website

Esk Valley Railway

The Esk Valley Railway Development Company briefed Envoy to create a website which would increase passenger numbers on this line by promoting trains as an environmentally friendly and stress-free way to explore and appreciate the magnificent landscape along the route.

Esk Valley Railway live departures viewed on a mobile phone As well as printer-friendly timetables for each station and an interactive map of the line, live arrival and departure times are provided on pages specially designed for viewing on mobile phones.

Weidenfeld and Nicolson

Weidenfeld & Nicolson @ 60

Envoy was commissioned to create a web presence to complement the radical new cover artwork created by the advertising agency Fallon to celebrate sixty years of publishing by Weidenfeld & Nicolson.

‘These pages . . . are absolutely gorgeous’ Joslyn Tinker, PR Director, Fallon

British Association of Performing Arts Medicine website

British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM)

Envoy researched and obtained the striking photographs of performing artists to communicate BAPAM’s ethos and the diversity of this organisation's interests and clients. The website includes a searchable database of practitioners. The news pages are managed using WordPress which was customised and integrated into the main website by Envoy.

Gollancz 50

Gollancz50

To mark its 50th anniversary, Gollancz invited readers to vote for their favourite Science Fiction and Fantasy books.

Envoy created the website and voting mechanism. To enhance the marketing impact of the campaign, each voter was instantly sent a customised follow-up email, thanking them for their vote and recommending further reading related to their selected favourite novels. All the pages included social-media sharing functionality.

The ten favourite books were republished in a collectable retro-look edition.

Esk Valley Outings website

Esk Valley Outings

This pioneering and innovative resource uses social media and crowdsourcing to tap into the in-depth knowledge of passengers using a rural branch line in North Yorkshire.

Before designing and creating this website, Envoy collaborated with the Esk Valley Railway Development Company to raise funding for the project.

Michael Palin's New Europe Online Gallery

Michael Palin's New Europe Online Gallery

An online gallery of exclusive images created to promote New Europe by Michael Palin.

The gallery is generated, without flash or javascript, using an unordered list of photographs and cascading style sheets (CSS). This has the advantage that the photo caption text is visible to search engines and it enhances the gallery's accessibility for all web-users.

By working closely with each client, Envoy provides bespoke websites that are accessible, intuitive to use, relevant to the visitors’ needs and optimised for search engines.

To view more websites designed by Envoy, visit the clients page.

Envoy also undertakes commissions for competition and landing pages, promotional graphics and email newsletters, as well as customising WordPress.

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