Hi, my name is David Bunce.
I am a freelance web designer. I specialise in making websites for churches and charities. Web design interests me a lot. In creating websites, I try to push the boundaries of what is possible to reach more people in exiting, creative and accessible ways.
Many people are put off visiting a church because the website makes them look boring, out-of-date or crazy. I partner with churches to allow them to communicate about themselves in a way that is attractive and understandable for people.
I live and study in the beautiful coastal town of St Andrews, in Scotland. St Andrews is an ancient University town and was the home of the Scottish Reformation, when reformer John Knox preached a series of sermons in the town church. Today, St Andrews is a vibrant hub for students and a fantastic place to live. The town is framed on two sides by beaches, and we get more sun than is normal for this time of year. I worship at St Andrews Baptist Church.
Outside of web design, I also enjoy writing and playing piano, guitar and various random percussion instruments – I have an amateur appreciation of folk music and try to play along when I can. I blog about web design but also theology, the Bible, feminism and book reviews.
Things I’ve done
Here are some of the cool things I’ve had the pleasure of doing:
- I spent a year as an intern in a fantastic church, Projekt:Gemeinde, in Vienna.
- I was an organiser for a “Who needs Feminism” event in St Andrews, raising the profile of feminism in the University. You should definitely check out the fantastic photos.
- I often lead worship in small and larger groups
Things I’ve written
I’ve written quite a few things. Many of them are on this blog, some of them aren’t. Amongst the things I’ve written, the following are particularly worth checking out:
- a review of “Fifty Shades of Grey”
- a free online e-course teaching churches how to go through the process of designing their own church website