Website redesign for the website of the United Nations Secretary-General.

The design was part of a broader effort on my part to establish an online brand and design language for United Nations websites, with other websites designed including the UN Spokesperson site and the main UN.org homepage.

The website was designed in the six official UN languages, and compliant with UN-mandated accessibility guidelines.

  • John Gillespie has impressed me greatly as a designer in his time at the United Nations. He consistently displays a talented eye for design in his work, and his unique creative insight are a real asset to our organization.

    Ziad Al-Kadri, Team Leader, Graphic Design Unit, DPI, UN

  • John Gillespie has done excellent design work on several of our high-profile campaigns [...]. He has designed not only outstanding digital cards & materials but also banners, print products & even a t-shirt for the Secretary-General, demonstrating his flexibility as a designer. Mr. Gillespie undertook this work on a tight timeline, working nights & weekends over and above his regular workload, proving himself to be a UN team player who will go the extra mile to do the needful.

    Pragati Pascale, Chief, Development Section, DPI, UN

  • The problem is we don't have enough John.

    Peter Dawkins, Chief, Web Services Section, DPI, UN

  • John has gone over and above in both his web services and problem solving over the years we have worked together  He has become an important partner for my business, but most importantly he is a pleasure to work with.

    Michael Pennington, Creative Director, The Penningtons Limited

  • In John we find a rare combination of an exquisite and refined sense of design coupled with deep understanding of technical issues as well as an intuitive ability to divine what the client wants — even if the client is unable to articulate it. The entire development process — from concept to final implementation was not only painless but actually enjoyable. Highly recommended and hopefully he'll be able to help us again if he's not insanely busy as usually happens with excellent consultants.

    Salil Wilson, Director, World Harmony Run