Dairy Hill Ice Cream

[ssba]

A delicious project! A brand-new business with no pre-existing website, Dairy Hill had secured some really charming branding and design assets so we used those to build the site. Since visuals involving ice cream, cake, and other related sweets are integral to the site, each page features an optional hero image with optional overlay box containing […]

Continue Reading

Lisa Onstad

[ssba]

Lisa’s old website was beautiful online home for her artwork, designed several years ago by our colleague Julia Stoops.  But eventually, Lisa found that her own creative output had outgrown the website.  She needed a new site design and portfolio architecture that would be able to grow with her, in whatever direction her work takes. The […]

Continue Reading

Oregon Podiatric Medical Association

[ssba]

A chapter of the national American Podiatric Medical Association, OPMA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving and protecting the public’s foot health and protecting, promoting and advancing the professional practice of podiatric medicine and surgery through regulatory and legislative channels in Oregon.   The podiatrists at Portland’s Westside Foot & Ankle kindly allowed OPMA […]

Continue Reading

Cadillac Meter

[ssba]

Central Station Steam Company has been manufacturing the Cadillac® Meter since 1906.  In 2015, we gave the company’s website a facelift, and did some significant content and navigation restructuring to eliminate redundancy and confusion. We think the result is a much more readable and engaging site – and that can be challenging to achieve with […]

Continue Reading

Alberta Cooperative Grocery

[ssba]

We collaborated with the folks at Alberta Co-op to create a new site, with much more flexibility than their previous site, and better presentation of recipes, a new product search page (user can enter a text string or a SKU number), and some fun design elements that fit with a new branding package they’re working toward […]

Continue Reading

MRG Foundation

[ssba]

MRG’s mission is to inspire people to work together for justice and mobilize resources for Oregon communities as they build collective power to change the world. And we’ve been at it since 1976. OMG they’re as old as me! Seriously, though, working on this project was a thrill. They have a robust yet complex CRM […]

Continue Reading

Pizzicato

[ssba]

In conjunction with some print design refreshing that accompanied Pizzicato’s 25th anniversary last fall, they got a whole new website to go along with the refreshed brand colors and style. One of the biggest challenges was to clarify the distinction between catering and home delivery of pizza; a long-term view of analytics data from the […]

Continue Reading

The People’s Yoga – redesign for 2015

[ssba]

The new year brought a brand-new site for TPY, designed by the brilliant Joanna Papaleo, who we worked with a few years back when she designed their original site, which we also built.  This new site is fresh, modern, responsive, and filled with gorgeous photos of the lovely folks in the PY community.  We’re stoked! Go check […]

Continue Reading

Clowns Without Borders USA

[ssba]

I am deeply proud of this site, and likewise all the members of this wonderful humanitarian aid organization who work incredibly hard.  These tireless clowns are relentless in their ongoing pursuit to bring psychosocial relief to people all over the world whose lives are challenged in one way or another.  It has been a great […]

Continue Reading

Bennett Hartman Morris & Kaplan

[ssba]

We had a great time working with the very fun bunch of folks at Bennett Hartman. We did an overhaul of their site using WordPress, which included a refreshed and modernized design that is still relevant to their existing logo, site structure/IA improvements, better navigation, and copy writing for a more consistent voice that, in […]

Continue Reading

Lovejoy Bakers

[ssba]

Lovejoy got a much-needed total overhaul: new completely custom WordPress theme with a fresh look and feel (fully responsive), a new e-commerce section of their site, and a stunning collection of gorgeous photos displayed prominently. Designed in collaboration with their in-house art director, we focused heavily on making this as user-friendly and intuitive as possible […]

Continue Reading

Gray Family Foundation

[ssba]

This was an amazing project, a beautiful site designed by Julia of Blue Mouse Monkey, which makes for a very rewarding development project. This involved several custom post types, a custom plugin, some really cool widgets, a searchable directory of past grants, a board members’ only area, and some very satisfying automation and re-use of […]

Continue Reading

Oregon First

[ssba]

Visual design and IA by Julia Stoops of Blue Mouse Monkey. We handled project management and development. The challenge was to bring together Julia’s beautiful design vision and the technical limitations of a predetermined software solution, chosen by Oregon First, to handle the integration of RMLS data. Site features multiple property search functions, a searchable […]

Continue Reading

American Steel Studios

[ssba]

AmSteel got a major back-end overhaul of their WordPress site, including a new and more functional theme, to allow them to better utilize the content management system. We streamlined everything, added a tenant directory, and improved nearly every part of their administration experience, saving them hundreds of hours of hair-pulling and hand-wringing. We also added […]

Continue Reading

The Bridal Loft

[ssba]

This was a back-end updating and UX-improvement project. We didn’t change the design of the site, except to make it responsive where it was fixed-width previously, but we revamped the WordPress theme, better integrated the blog with the rest of the site, cleaned up a lot of unfinished business and updated everything to the most […]

Continue Reading

Marger Johnson & McCollum

[ssba]

The folks at MJM wanted out from under a proprietary CMS they’d been using for several years, but they loved their site’s design and functionality, which was built in Flash using quite a lot of animated elements. We converted it to WordPress for them, making it significantly easier to manage the content, allowing it to […]

Continue Reading

Collage Music

[ssba]

Susan’s other occupation is being a musician! This was a huge UX challenge. We wanted to give Collage Music’s clients (usually brides who are not musicians) the clearest possible picture of the entire process of hiring live musicians, what the various instrumental combinations are, and how they sound as compared to each other, and more. […]

Continue Reading