Benshi was in need of a full website redesign in order to push their film production studio to the next level. I designed a homepage that displays their most important work along with multiple other pages that stay true to Benshi's aesthetic. The goal was to create a site that was chic and modern, but still had a gritty feel, which reflects Benshi's brand identity. Below are rough mockups I designed before starting production in Webflow.
Another huge part of this project was ensuring that the site was futureproof and maintainable. Benshi needed a site that was easy for them to update without having to go back to a developer for any changes. With their new site, Benshi can add, edit, or delete any project and crewmember information with a few clicks. I accomplished this by utilizing Webflow's CMS. I built a small database of information containing everything about each project and crewmember. This database is accessible and editable by Benshi at any time. This means when they have a new project they want to feature, all they need to do is fill out a form for it to be entered in the database and publish! They can also control which projects are featured on the homepage slider.
After some critique from a live YouTube Webflow critique series, I moved forward with a redesign. Because users are usually used to scrolling more on a home page and finding out more about the brand, there was a lot that was missing from the home page. I decided to remove the "about" page completely and do a revamp of the home page to include everything you need to know about what Benshi has to offer, all in one page.