digital, writing, film

Nicol Wistreich


Full-stack front-end


As designer, implementer, theme-builder and CSS debugger - I focus on arts, film and non-profit & civic tech work – increasingly work as contractor, currently with the below agencies:

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Marketing & Analysis

Mission & goal-focused development strategy, including user profiles, market analysis & service/system mapping. Conceived & developed the Virtuous Circle model with SDI.

Design, UX, CSS & implementation

Analysis-informed user journeys and wireframes, prototypes and designs through to implemented & tested mobile-responsive & accessible themes & layouts

Copy, editing & print

From snappy web copy and content strategy to essays and print publication layout. Five books & hundreds of articles & blogs published both online and off, from The Times to Adbusters.

Video & events

From the launch party for Hewlett Packard's double Cannes Lion winning HyPe Gallery, to YouTube channels, insider docs & mass charity web virals, if I can't make it – one of my network probably can.

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UIKit logo
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Some sites

Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation – Codes of Conduct; via Northbridge, design, concept & Drupal build; Transition Lab Earth, branding, web design & Wordpress build; AWAZ: Equality Cumbria, design & Drupal build; Diabetes Care Trust, via Red Hot Irons, design & Drupal build; Lung Cancer Nursing UK (formerly National Lung Cancer Forum For Nurses), via Red Hot Irons, web design, theme building and implementation, Drupal 7, UIKit; Instech.London, via Northbridge, Drupal & UIKit theme build & implementation; Jonathan J Halperin & The Marcus Foundation, Drupal support; MJW Consulting, design, build & implementation, Wordpress, UIKit; Ruza Solutions, design, build & implementation, Wordpress; CiviCRM LLC, web design, strategy & community/event engagement; Second Chance Humane Society, via Peakmedia, Joomla, UIKit, build & design; Rob Manning Composer: Wordpress custom design and build; Victorian Inn: Joomla, UIKit; Colorado Boy: via Peakmedia, Joomla, UIKIt; Classworks Theatre: WordPress design & build; Drupal theme implementer in a large distributed team on major charity website relaunches for the American Immune Deficiency Foundation: for Back Office Thinking, Drupal co-build; Hillwood House and Gardens: for Back Office Thinking, Drupal co-build; CiviCon London: Drupal design & build; Shishukunj: Drupal implementation & build; Dead Donkeys: Wordpress theme build & Nation Builder integration; Maja Borg: Wordpress build; Tigers Milk Records: Wordpress desgin & build; Aug 2013; Scottish Documentary Institute: Future My Love: Joomla design, build & Nation Builder integration; Person-Centred Therapy Scotland, Joomla design, builid, CiviCRM & migration; Eelyn Lee Productions, Joomla design & build; British Association for the Person Centred Approach: Joomla design, build & CiviCRM integration; Arts Beyond the Classroom: Joomla design & build; World Association for Person Centred Psychotherapy: Joomla design, build & CiviCRM integration; Re-Production: Wordpress logo, design & build; Teaching Citizenship: for Circle Interactive, Drupal; Ability Net: for Circle Interactive, Drupal, accessibility; Othona: for Circle, Drupal design & build; Praxis Unico: for Circle, Drupal design & build; Green Party Members site: for Circle, Drupal design & build; BT Accessibility site: for Circle, WordPress design & build; International Agency for Prevention of Blindness: for Circle, Drupal design & dev; Racial Equality Foundation: for Circle, Drupal design & build, The Technology Trust: for Circle, Drupal design & build; Circle Interactive: Design, Drupal theme; Clifton Suspension Bridge: design: for Circle, Drupal design & build; Freshfields Accessibility site: for Circle, Wordpress design & build; NHS Healthwatch: for Circle, WordPress theme & CiviCRM dev; Green Register: for Circle, Drupal build.


essays, articles, blogs & books

indie film/open source/film finance/civic tech/coops/platform coops/asset management/creative industry/the web

Some essays, articles & blogs


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.
Digital Asset Management cover
2001, Informa Media

Digital Asset Management

Author of early book on creative strategies to digital opportunities and challenges, in music, film, publishing & video games.

International Film & TV Rights

Co-author, Market Tracking International, 1999, ISBN: 0954487400

Get Your Film Funded, 2003-04

Co-author/editor, Shooting People Press, 2003, 04, 0954487400

How to Fund Your Film, UK Film Finance Handbook 05-06

Co-author/editor, Netribution Ltd, 2005, 0955014301

People Over Capital, chapter "Open Source Capitalism"

Chapter author, New Internationalist, 2013, 978-1-78026-161-4

in depth…


theatre, film & events

documentary/theatre/short film/live-AV/campaign/info/promo-video

What is CiviCRM?

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