Big Door Studios


Big Door Studios is a photographic studio in West Melbourne run by renowned photographer James Cunningham. I was commissioned to build the site from a design brief, which although specified a very clean layout more than made up for its lack of complexity in interactivity!

Like most sites these days this was to be fully responsive which meant multiple stylesheets with a lot of media queries. Graphics also had to be optimised for mobile devices, and retina image sprites were used extensively along with SVG. A customised map with a colour scheme to match the design including a custom pin was created using the Google Maps API.

The back-end had some heavy customisation done including custom taxonomies for Slideshow items, ‘services’ rather than ‘categories’, and custom user roles for a mailing list sign-up.


  • Fully Responsive Design
  • SVG/Retina Graphics
  • HTML/CSS/PHP/Javascript
  • Google Maps API
  • WordPress: Custom Theme/Plugin & Back-End Customisation