Gillywood Design is run by me, Rachel DuBois, based in Alyth, Perthshire.
I used to be a Web Producer for Sprint Corp and then Perth and Kinross Council, where I designed a community portal for the region that combined the Council website with one for residents, businesses and visitors. I also led the Perthshire G8 website project.
I love social enterprise and rural development, and have seen firsthand through projects like the Glenelg and Arnisdale Community Website (that I designed and managed with the Local Development Officer) how a great community website can bring huge benefits to a small community, from media attention to visitors to local pride.
I also run a social enterprise, Hostel Hub, which works with communities to create fantastic community-run lodges, hostels and campgrounds.
When I’m not working on websites, I’m playing at home, knitting, sewing, and visiting with all manner of people from around the world via Couchsurfing.