Website: Multiple Blessings by Caroline Simas

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.

New Website: Wendy Bilas

We've just launched this fresh, new website for artist Wendy Bilas. Built on the Squarespace platform, Wendy's site has been updated with a clean, modern styling and has been designed so that she can easily maintain content herself.

It is a pleasure to work with an artist this talented, business-savvy, and tech-competent.

Website Refresh: Morris and Moffit, Inc.

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.

Website Redesign: Sozo Gallery

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.

Sozo Gallery's homepage features a slideshow of their new, favorite works.

Sozo Gallery's homepage features a slideshow of their new, favorite works.

Hannah is a consummate philanthropist and community organizer, and we share some of those projects on a "Community" page, as well as a gallery of press clippings.

Hannah is a consummate philanthropist and community organizer, and we share some of those projects on a "Community" page, as well as a gallery of press clippings.

A new Artists page provides an intuitive way to browse the gallery's twenty artists.

A new Artists page provides an intuitive way to browse the gallery's twenty artists.

Artist detail page: Curt Butler, Superman

Artist detail page: Curt Butler, Superman

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.

New Website: Ashley Sellner

This new site for Charlotte artist Ashley Sellner provides a space for her to showcase her current painting works, as well as a portfolio for her commercial photography business.

The site features galleries for painting works and photography projects, as well as a blog. See Ashley's site here.

New Website: Plaza Presbyterian Weekday School / Plaza Family Band

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.

Website Refresh: Artist Lauren Jones Worth

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.