I must say, websites are my favorite. It's one thing to design something on paper, and it's another when it comes alive on the screen. Storytelling and drama combined with user-friendly functionality.
Sand Plum Soul Designs
This girl is creative with a capitol "C." The jewelry designs she just "throws together" are unique, high-quality, and one of a kind. Great for dressing up or dressing down. The designer came to me after having a successful Etsy store for several years, and wanting to take her business to the next level. This was such a fun project to work on, and I may or may not have shopped a little as well!
Talk about heartfelt. I think I learned as much from Dr. Ritter and his lovely wife Kris as they did from me. I got a mini church service every time I worked on this site! Dr. Ritter retired on June 30, 2005 after 40 years as a United Methodist minister and 12 years as senior minister of the 3200 member First United Methodist Church of Birmingham, Michigan. I am very proud to have helped in this project of sharing his life's work.
Ryan Robinson Tuba
I have talented friends. Ryan Robinson is married to one of my good friends, and his website was in need of a face lift. Robinson, as you may have guessed, plays the tuba and joined the faculty of the Oklahoma City University Wanda L. Bass School of Music in 2011. He is currently the Principal Tuba of the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) and Principal Tuba of the Lawton Philharmonic.
Bill Blair Author
Bill Blair was referred to me by Amy Shrodes of "Lost and Found Cat." Blair is an author for children's books, and was unfortunately included in the Tate Publishing scandal of 2016. This website was his first step in self-publishing and recovering his losses.
Lost and Found Cat
A friend approached me about creating a website for a book deal she had with Random House Publishing. The site needed to be accessed internationally, with easy-to-execute additions as the book tour progressed. See the full story about Amy Shrodes and her book, Lost and Found Cat on the blog!
Breaking Chains Honduras
This nonprofit is one of the sweetest, most touching organizations I have ever worked with. They had been using an outdated platform to manage their website, and it was hard for the small staff to make updates. Building a new website included not only a fresh look, but also functionality that made it easy for the Breaking Chains staff to manage with limited web experience.
Camal Pennington, District 97
In 2016 I built a fundraising website for a friend who was running for State office in Oklahoma. By the end of his campaign, he had raised more money than either of his opponents, and was complimented highly on his web functionality and design. While the campaign is over and his website is no longer needed, here are some screenshots to view.
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
In 2014, I was assigned to a small working group responsible for the relaunch of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum's website. The old website had been launched in mid-2000, and had not been updated since. It was also not on a CMS platform, so any edits had to be hard-codded. There was not any analytics attached to the website for measurement. Needless to say, it was dysfunctional and a poor representation of our national institution. The new website launched in early 2015, and has had a positive response. As time goes on, edits and adjustments are made in a trial-and-error fashion.
The Museum Store
The Museum Store at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum needed a website facelift, including some edits for improved functionality. The project began in May and was completed in September 2013. Response to the new website was very positive, with sales increasing steadily during the last quarter of 2013, and surpassing goals in the first quarter 2014.