Xera Plants, Inc.

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… Continue reading Xera Plants, Inc.

Dairy Hill Ice Cream

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 Dairy Hill Ice Cream

Diana Sanabria

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… Continue reading Diana Sanabria

Lisa Onstad

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 Lisa Onstad

Cadillac Meter

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 Cadillac Meter

Floral Sunshine

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.

Clowns Without Borders USA

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 Clowns Without Borders USA

Vases Wild

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.  

Bennett Hartman Morris & Kaplan

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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 Bennett Hartman Morris & Kaplan

Lovejoy Bakers

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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 Lovejoy Bakers


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… Continue reading ActivateHub

Ashia & the Bison Rouge


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… Continue reading Ashia & the Bison Rouge

Sal’s Kitchen

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… Continue reading Sal’s Kitchen

Collage Music

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 Collage Music

Susie & the Sidecars

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.