Michael Thwaites: Australian Poet

Personal Project

A site to showcase the work of my grandfather, a distinguished Australian poet, with words, imagery and audio.

My Role

UX Design

Graphic Design

Front-End Development

Wordpress CMS


The homepage shows a grid of images, one for each poem. Some poems have audio recordings, indicated by an icon.

Elegant typesetting of each poem is accompanied by ‘extras’, such as notes comments and audio.

Other pages include information about the author, a podcast of poetry readings, press clippings and publications.

Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest APIs were integrated for social sharing of content.

Custom Wordpress CMS management of text, imagery and audio.

Family albums were raided to create imagery to accompany each poem.