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My Sacred Place. Ecommerce.

My Sacred Place


Completed while Creative Director at Phosphor Essence.

The brief was to present the products and information on the site in a sympathetic way, while avoiding hackneyed and clichéd representations of “new-age” products.

The design carries a suggestion of the ancient world with serif fonts and subtle hints such as parchment paper and scrolls, however the design in its entirety is undoubtedly modern. The effect of this combination is a comfortable, affirming look and feel which is very much in keeping with the products themselves.

Built in the CMS Umbraco and the open source e-commerce solution Dash Commerce, we found we could offer a seamless interaction between the products in the shop and the information in the website, making the consumer more likely to click the Buy button after a browsing the site. A large inventory of products is updated by the site owner, who worked with us to set up a system for photographing the products in a consistent and professional manner.

What the client said

What began as an idea is now a thriving e-commerce web site thanks to the very successful partnership that has developed between Phosphor Essence and My Sacred Place. We have been impressed with the ease in working with the Phosphor team on the site’s development and production and feel this has been due to the talent and professionalism of their people as well as ongoing communication at every stage of the process. Since going live, the standard of technical support far exceeds what we even expected from such a top rated web design company.

Michelle Mclean | My Sacred Place