Caroline Simas and I go way back — about 14 years, to when we were both designing stationery — and it has been a special pleasure to reconnect with her to create a new website for her art licensing business, Multiple Blessings. She has had some terrific websites in the past, but Caroline was feeling the need for a fresh start, and a simpler, mobile-friendly site that was easier to maintain.
It is a pleasure to work with an artist this talented, business-savvy, and tech-competent.
The online world evolves quickly and every few years a refresh is needed to take advantage of new features and update styling to modern sensibilities. I recently worked with Morris and Moffitt, a restoration and renovation contractor, to refresh the site we created for them in 2013.
We updated page layouts, added new content, redesigned header, and added a new slideshow to homepage. The company has enjoyed a lot of growth since they began (and launched initial website), and we were able to efficiently update their old site to reflect that growth.
I am so proud of the good work that friend and client Hannah Blanton has done at Sozo Gallery. We created a brand and small website when Hannah opened Sozo in 2013, and after much growth, it was time to refresh the website with a new, mobile-friendly design that made room for additional image galleries.
A lot of the work in putting together a new website is in the tedious organization of images and content details. Many thanks to new Gallery Manager Sara Frances Koontz for her diligent and precise management of the site's implementation.
Near and dear to my heart is Plaza Presbyterian Weekday School and its resident musical-merry-makers, The Plaza Family Band. We just launched one new website to replace one old site for the band and one very, very old site for the school. We kept it simple but included functionality to sell PFB's fantastic children's music online, a blog for sharing news and resources with parents.
I first began working with artist Angela Nesbit in 2008, creating a logo and some advertising for her, and over the years we have worked together to promote her artwork and workshops through a variety of public relations, advertising and email marketing campaigns. This year we began the process of re-branding her art business, creating a new logo and website, stepping up her social media presence, and announcing her launch with an email newsletter.
I recently completed a rebranding for Charlotte-area interior designer Wanda S. Horton. She was tired of the color scheme of her old logo and wanted to modernize the monogram graphics to more accurately reflect her style.
I also helped Wanda with her creation of a new website. She is a technology-savvy entrepreneur and was able to do most of the work in setting up a new website on the Squarespace platform. I came in after she had already created most of her content to consult on information organization, provide some copy editing, and make some style changes to polish up her implementation of the already-great template she'd chosen, making sure her website design reflected her new branding.
One of the great things about working with Squarespace sites is that clients are able to maintain their websites themselves, updating portfolios, making blog posts, etc. Once in a while, though, it's good to do a little designer-led sprucing. This the design of this site, created in early 2012 for Lauren Jones Worth, still feels fresh, so we just did some minor editing of her homepage slideshow and made a few formatting adjustments, and she's ready to roll for another year.
This week we launch a new portfolio site for Greensboro artist Lauren Jones Worth. With her new site, she gains the ability to edit her website herself - keeping her portfolio up to date and beginning a new blog to keep her site's content fresh.
Find her new site here.