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The Alchemy Junk website is a collaboration between the Interactive Media students at Fanshawe College and Alchemy Junk, a small company based in London, Ontario. The overall aim of the project was to build a fresh, new website which embodied the client’s vision and allowed the company to enhance their online presence.


  • Caitlin

    Caitlin Lam

    Designer and front-end Developer

    Interactive Media Design


  • Joanna

    Joanna Chan

    Back-end Developer

    Interactive Media Design


"I enjoyed the experience working in Rectr compared to the regular curriculum as I want to further my learning in many areas. Reactr provided me a way to work in an environment with concepts and content more suited for developing in the industry world, which is helpful for transitioning to a job/career. As well, the experience of working with a client is good to have too."

Joanna Chan [Back-end developer]

Alchemy Junk was built using advanced and modern web technologies. It was created using Foundation Responsive Web Framework, HTML5, CSS3, PHP and the CodeIgniter PHP framework. Alchemy Junk was comprised of a visually pleasing front-end design, and also used a back-end framework to allowed for dynamic content and scalability of the site and its content in future. With a strong emphasis on visual aesthetics and the implementation of interactive elements, the focus was to trigger a surge in traffic and as a result, expanded their reach to the local community. Features: Website Refresh Updated website layout Implemented original colour scheme. Enhanced visual aesthetics to amplify identity. Responsive (scales for mobile and desktop devices). Online Sales Catalogue Database of items that can be searched and sorted. Easy accessibility for customer. Minimal & simplistic exterior. CMS Ability to adjust page content and images through a UI. Add, adjust, and edit catalogue items.

Alchemy Junk is a sustainable junk removal service company based in London, which focuses on environmental solutions for junk disposal. The company’s logo is a representation of their dedication to the earth’s resources. Through the utilization of sustainable removal methods, and of upcycling and recycling, Alchemy Junk is able to help their clients clear their properties with optimal time efficiency and friendly service.

The Reactr initiative is possible thanks to the continuing support of the School of Contemporary Media and the Interactive Media teaching team, and the efforts of the staff and administration of the Applied Research Department at Fanshawe College.

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Fanshawe College is one of the largest colleges in Ontario with a community focus and campuses located in London, Simcoe, St. Thomas and Woodstock and a smaller centre in Tillsonburg.

Reactr is an applied research initiative within the Interactive Media programs at Fanshawe, and like those programs is located in the new Centre for Digital and Performing Arts on 137 Dundas Street in downtown London.