One of my very favorite plant nurseries in the Portland area is Xera Plants. They’ve had a web presence for a very long time, but it was difficult to manage and not easily navigable. So we did a ground-up rebuild in WordPress, where the focus of the site is on the extensive catalog of plants […]
All the way up on Whidbey Island there’s this absolute genius of a floral designer named Tobey Nelson. Formerly Vases Wild, Tobey changed her business name in 2016 to user her own name and better reflect that she’s also a top-notch event designer and wedding planner. As part of a rebranding effort, Tobey worked with […]
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 […]
Diana Sanabria is her name, and the name of her clothing boutique. And she’s an amazing designer with an eye for the truly unique in clothing design, which sets her apart from the gaggle of clothing shops in the wine country town of Healdsburg, California. In preparation for an expansion of product offerings including clothing […]
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 […]
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 […]
A redesign for Floral Sunshine gave it a much more modern feel, with better image gallery organization, filtering, and manageability. Includes WooCommerce for ordering of everyday floral arrangements. View the site here.
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 […]
Way back in 2003 or so, Tessa and I played together in the Astoria Festival Orchestra – it was my very first real orchestra gig and I had a great time playing 2nd flute while Tessa played principal in our little classical period orchestra. We played Mozart’s 25th symphony (I think?) and various other pieces. […]
The philanthropic arm of the Wildhorse Resort and Casino, run by the Umatilla Tribe in Pendleton, Oregon, was once only represented by a single page hidden deep within the Casino website. Ready to make their mark on the world just a little bit bigger, the Foundation felt it was time to have their own […]
This was a really fun project and a great group of folks to work with. Their old site was tired and dated, and really expensive to maintain, so we gave them an overhaul in WordPress with a bold and unusual color scheme, a modern feel, and a site that they can easily maintain themselves. […]
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 […]
This design grew out of a business card, and it ended up turning into one of the more beautiful sites I’ve had the pleasure of working on. Featuring a Google-image-search-results type grid to display examples of Tobey’s work. It’s super easy for her to keep updated and she loves that part. Here’s the site.
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 […]
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 […]
Abbey had a flash site that was hard to update and invisible in mobile Apple devices – a real problem for someone whose work is often viewed by iPad-wielding art directors! We fixed that for her with a sleek new WordPress site that leverages the native WordPress galleries as well as Jetpack for the carousel. […]
The WordPress site is the front-end “face” of the ActivateHub events aggregator calendar, a creation of Lindsay Caron, who is one of the most dynamic and energetic people we know! She came to us with a sort-of-okayish site, but it was nearly impossible for her to update the site herself (like, what’s the point of […]
Internationally acclaimed songstress and cellist Ashia Grzesik needed a whole-site overhaul to support her new album, and at the same time make it easier for her to manage her content. She had an aging WordPress site in place already, but it was hard to post new show dates, difficult to use the site in mobile […]
Sal’s had a very boring site, with precious few photos – you’d never know how gorgeous their dishes really are! We used jQuery for a fullscreen background slideshow, and made it so that the folks at Sal’s merely have to tick a box to include or exclude photos from the background set. Easy site management […]
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. […]
The Experiment, as it is affectionately known, is a nonprofit that uses just about every available channel to make the world a better place. It may not look like there’s much going on at times, but that’s never actually the case. While e-commerce is not currently part of this organization, it was once, and we […]
A midcentury feel was in order for this band’s website, so we re-created a formica pattern for the background. The site also features a gig calendar and a band-members-only page for sharing recordings and notes.