Woman Across Borders

The Project

Women Across Borders is a non-profit based in South Africa to help refugee women gain new skills through education and start their own businesses.


The Challenge

Women Across Borders started in 2008 as a response to the xenophobic attacks targeted towards refugees and foreign nationals in South Africa.

Women Across Borders needed an update and refresh to their website. The old website was built with Ruby on Rails and a challenge for the founders to maintain. 

Key Goals:

  • Refresh the logo with the new branding colors
  • Redesign a new website using Squarespace
  •  Create an online store to help refugee women sell products that they have made

The Solution

A responsive website design with Squarespace. This provides an easier way for the founders to update their content, add blog posts, and manage an online shop.

I started the project by editing footage that had been shot previously by Women Across and making a background banner and promotion video for women across border website.

Background Video for Homepage

Promotional Video

Next, I refreshed the look of the logo to match the new branding colors and fonts. 


Finally, I created a responsive website design with Squarespace. 

Click on the play button to view website walkthrough