20th January 2006

 

RED HOT WEB DESIGNER TO GRADUATE

 

A university web designer who created a new web site for the Red Hot Chili Peppers as part of his design masters degree will be at Lincoln Cathedral next week to receive his award.

 

For his final major practical project MA Design student Terry Wells was commissioned by the Californian rock band and the Warner Music Group to design the new site.

Terry, who is a web assistant at the University of Lincoln, managed the band’s site for ten years from 1996. “I completed a higher national diploma in 1995 and could have topped it up with a degree but I wanted to get my foot in the door to find what life was like in the graphic design industry,” said Terry.

“In nine years I worked my way up from a junior print designer to an experienced senior new media designer with a portfolio of blue chip clients including the Red Hot Chili Peppers. For ten years I held the official position of online director or webmaster of their site – work which I did in my spare time.”

Terry volunteered his services to the Red Hot Chili Peppers because he wanted to produce the website for his favourite band specifically from the fans’ point of view. As the official webmaster he was regularly contacted by promoters and fans from around the world.

 

His site is no longer online as he is working with New York designers Ultrastar on a new web site for the band.

 

Terry has been busy recently: not only has he managed to juggle a full-time job with designing and maintaining the web site and studying for his masters, but he is also the father of two children aged three and four months!

 

The University of Lincoln’s postgraduate awards ceremony takes place at Lincoln Cathedral at 11.30am on Wednesday 25th January. Reporters and photographers are welcome to attend.

 

 

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Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

01522 886042                         jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

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