Out of the blue, I got an email from Jane, saying that a mutual musician friend of ours (the magical Patrice Haan) had recommended me as a website designer. And since I love working with creative clients, I dove right into making something fresh and modern for her. Jane’s roots are in her father’s favorites—Louis Jordan, Sarah Vaughan, and Gene Krupa. Her music has evolved through the decades to form her personal blend, so from one song to the next, Jane’s music moves from light jazz to heavy blues and her lyrics range from playful to the deeply spiritual. You can see why I had fun! www.JaneDeCuir.com
I was so delighted to get a call from my dear friend Fl!p saying that she needed a tiny website, like yesterday. Tiny is easy. Working with Fl!p and her sweetie Zeke is easy. So here’s the result—a bare bones musician’s website that still manages to have videos, Bandcamp song links, a blog, and some other small bells and whistles. Thanks, y’all, this was fun! You can see the website, here.
Flash fiction writer, novelist, and creator of short stories, Robert P. Kaye has accumulated an impressive body of work. I’m delighted I got a chance to work with this man—it was seriously fun to knock ideas around with him. (bonus: he writes great emails) His work has appeared in Potomac Review, Hobart, Juked, the Dr. T. J. Eckleburg Review, Beecher’s and elsewhere and been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Web, and Best Small Fictions. He has facilitated the Works in Progress open mic at Hugo House in Seattle for over five years and co-founded the Seattle Fiction Federation reading series. www.RobertPKaye.com
Bruce Blood is my friend. He’s also a songwriter, guitarist, and vocalist whose distinctive songs capture evocative scenes from American life. As a guitarist, he is known for his versatility across genres such as folk, jazz, R&B, rock, and country. For the past 15 years, he has operated a recording studio, RMC Recording, that specializes in working with singer-songwriters and small combos. As of 2017, he also produces high-quality, small-scale music videos through Lindsey Lake Video. By the way, I also designed his logo and business card, about a year ago. What fun! www.BruceBlood.com
Coastal Arts Enterprises serves the San Francisco Bay Area arts community, creating fundraising, gallery shows, corporate art installations, and artist websites and marketing. I not only designed the logo and website, but am also a part of the organization’s marketing, public relations, and digital/social media efforts. We hope to not only support the growth and success of artists in the area, but also help create viable arts communities and organizations. www.CoastalArtsEnterprises.com
A Northern California ranch that raises grass-fed beef and lamb recently asked me to design a website that would support their efforts to sell online as well as giving members of their monthly clubs a chance to place orders. They wanted a site that felt rustic and simple, like their ranch. Earthy colors, illustrations, and photography from their lands, kept the mood homey, and a clean and simple layout made things easy to navigate. Simplicity in design amplifies their message of reaching out to people with whom they already have long-term relationships of trust and value. It doesn’t hurt that their meat is the very best, from a health perspective: beef from grass-fed animals has lower levels…
I was delighted to work in the Napa Valley for over a decade, producing marketing and public relations for Schramsberg Vineyards and Mumm Cuvée Napa, as well as representing the French houses of Champagne Perrier-Jouët and Champagne Mumm. So any time I get an opportunity to work with a wine-related business, I’m a happy camper. Enter Sumner Vineyards, a Northern California producer of 100% estate wines—Pinot Noir, Pinot Noir Reserve, Pinot Noir Rosé, Pinot Gris. They needed a winery website, plus some social media support, and we put our heads together and got working on creative ideas. You can see our results over at www.SumnerVineyards.com.
I had great fun creating this photographer’s website featuring bold photos on a dramatic black background. The home page has a slideshow of some of this photographer’s best work, and I added Google mapping to show where the next shoot will be, a blog, photo galleries, and soon…a store. You can see it at www.RPRTPhoto.com.