Nic Wistreich


Slow down and fix stuff.
Canon camera, photo by Yoann Siloine

Current work...

Since 1999

Web designer, writer and filmmaker.

A UX designer and front-end developer specialising in charity, indie film, music and non-profit projects. From leading charities and blue chips to indie films and startups, over 18 years I’ve designed and implemented across Drupal, Wordpress, Joomla and static-development, using CiviCRM and the Bootstrap and UIKit frameworks.

Marketing & Analysis

User behaviour, analysis, segmentation and strategy. Conceived & developed the Virtuous Circle method with SDI.

Design & UX

From user journeys and wireframes, to mockups, prototypes drafts and designs.

Web development

Front-end developer implementing Drupal, Wordpress, Joomla CMS & CiviCRM for responsive & accesisble websites.

Copywriting & editing

Award-winning writer, with five books & hundreds of articles & blogs.

Front end design, UX and development

From major charities to solo artists.

19 years wrangling CSS across CiviCRM, Wordpress, Drupal & Joomla. screengrab


Design & Build — CiviCRM, Drupal, Bootstrap
Ouray Inn Screengrab

Ouray Victorian Inn

Layout & Build — Joomla, YooThemePro
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British Association for the Person Centered Approach

Design & build — CiviCRM, Joomla, UIKit
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Sophie Eve, Virtual Assistant

Design & Build — Wordpress & YooThemePro
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Rob Manning, composer

Design & Build — Wordpress, Widgetkit, UIKit
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Viva La Visa

Design & Build — Custom javascript, Joomla, UIKit
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Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas

Theme & Build — Scrolling javascript & Wordpress
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Fund Your Film

Design & build — UIKit, CiviCRM, Joomla, Twitter
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Theme & Build — Drupal
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Eelyn Lee Productions

Deisgn & Build — Joomla, Zoo, UIKit
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Tigers Milk Records

Build — Wordpress
Clifton Suspension Bridge

Clifton Suspension Bridge

Desgin & Build — Drupal & Bootstrap — for Circle Interactive
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Race Equality Foundation

Theme & Build — Drupal, for Circle Interactive
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Green Party England & Wales

Design & theme — Drupal for Circle Interactive
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Maja Borg, filmmaker

Build — Wordpress
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Freshfields My Computer My Way

Design & theme — Wordpress, for Circle Interactive
Future My Love

Future My Love Documentary

Design & Build — animated scrolling website, Nation Builder, Bootstrap

Person Centred Therapy Scotland

Desgin & Build — CiviCRM, Joomla, UIKit
World Associaiton for the Person Centered Approach

World Association for the Person Centred Approach

Desgin & Build — CiviCRM, Joomla, UIKit
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A history of Horn Park

Design & Build — Joomla
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Design & Build — HTML static site 1999-2002 & Joomla site 2006-10

Case studies

Print & Online | 2003-2010

The Film Finance Handbook

Writing, editing, design, marketing — 10,800 books sold.

The Virtuous Circle
Cinema, CRM, social media and web | 2010-2012

The Virtuous Circle

Conceived & consulted on a groundbreaking Creative Scotland R&D project spanning a slate of feature documentaries.

Open Lecture

The Good, the VOD and the Ugly

After years of anxiety, the digital market for film and video online has established itself as a viable model. In this 2014 lecture at the SWIM laboratory in Helsingborg, Sweden, Nic outlines the state of the video-on-demand market for independent filmmakers.

Publications include

People over Capital cover
2001, Informa Media

Digital Asset Management

Author of early book on creative strategies to digital opportunities and threats, in music, film, publishing & video games.
Film Finance Handbook cover
2008, Netribution

Film Finance Handbook

Co-author of 492-page book on film finance, with dozens of case studies, and details of over 1,000 funds in 40 countries.
People over Capital cover
2013, New Internationalist

People over Capital

Wrote chapter on the relationship between co-operatives and Open Source, for the New Internationalist book.
say hello @ | camera photo by Yoann Siloine | 2018