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House of the Gathering Yoga School

Websites

Take a browse through the websites I have designed and notice how different each website is. The awareness of a business' individual personality can bring a variety and unique flavor to every promotional venue, including websites. Note how the use of photography influences the designs. I use photography of the people and location -- and sometimes the customers/clients -- of the business to SHOW each business to its website visiters. Also, all of the sites I design are completely desktop/tablet/mobile responsive.

Imagine what YOUR website might look like! 

House of the Gathering Yoga School

House of the Gathering Yoga School

House of the Gathering Yoga School is home to the newest yoga teacher training program in the area. And this school is so unique. It holds space for both yoga and depth psychology with workshops, retreats, and the teacher training program that emphasizes meditation practice and sustainability. I could go on and on! 

In designing the site, we discussed what was essential to communicate about the new school. What makes it unique? What do we need people to know? How do we want to SHOW them?

I had the chance to photograph a class in process, and walk the grounds to capture the BEAUTY and essence of this space. Photography of a business and the people who operate and use the business is crucial to the way I design websites and materials -- it gives viewers the opportunity to experience a place before actually being there.

Visit HGYS to experience the website. 

Adam Swanson Art

Adam Swanson Art

This is my latest site and TOTALLY different from the others. 

Adam Swanson’s previous website was robust in size, a full catalog of every painting he has ever made (over 1,000). But it didn’t showcase the paintings in a way that was stimulating, it just didn’t do justice to his artwork. 

What a fun challenge. With his new website, we are still showing visitors the breadth and variety of paintings, but now, its in a format that is easy to use and completely searchable for content and tags, is mobile/tablet responsive, and most importantly showcases the texture, detail, and personality of Adam Swanson’s artwork. 

We wanted to show the quantity of pieces and show them together so that visitors could see the variety and scope of his work. So I designed "galleries" on the site, with a homepage that introduces the work and artist. 

View Adam's art and experience the website

Kristy Marie Massage and Myofascial Release

Kristy Marie Massage and Myofascial Release

Like many of my clients, Kristy Marie and I completed a full branding project before creating a website for her business. We had a solid direction when we started designing the site. Because we had done the background work of branding, the website design went very quickly.

Kristy Marie has so many massage techniques that she offers, and she is truly skilled. The experience of massage with her is transformational. I wanted to express that in the photography we did. We had three of her massage clients come in to be models for the photoshoot, so that we could get a variety of shots and show techniques. Kristy wrote her own website content, and I simply edited and arranged.

I think we captured the mood of Kristy Marie Massage Therapy very well. Check it out and see for yourself. Experience Kristy's website. 

Curran Tax Service

Curran Tax Service

Curran Tax Service a a group of friendly, down to earth, and capable tax preparing professionals. Theirs is the first website I designed!

We used photography they did with another photographer for the group shots, which I used as the banners on the website. We filled in with a photoshoot of our own of the office space itself, and the staff working with clients within it. This gives site visitors a good sense of the experience of working with the team at Curran Tax. 

Take a look at Curran Tax Service's website. 

Muggymoose

Muggymoose

The Muggymoose website is part of a larger branding process that Margaret Harstad hired me for back in 2012. We planned out the visual and verbal brand with print materials and paid ads; creating the website was part of executing that brand vision. 

We shot two different photography sessions — one on the shore of Lake Superior with dramatic skies in the background doing partner yoga and Thai Bodywork postures, and the other in her cozy, bright studio space with private session clients. 

Margaret’s business is multi faceted, so her brand personality reflects that. Take a look at the website we created, and how we decided to communicate the different aspects of her brand — from massage therapy, to Thai Bodywork practitioner, to wellness studio, to essential oils, and more… 

Luke Chiropractic & Wellness

Luke Chiropractic & Wellness

Working with Patti and Dr Greg Luke is such a pleasure. You will NOT find a chiropractic office more welcoming. Years ago, the Lukes hired me to design a new website to replaced their outdated one. After that, we designed all new print materials and print ads, and finished with a logo. This is not the typical branding process, but it worked for Luke Chiropractic & Wellness! We recently integrated the new logo into the website. Visit the Luke Chiropractic website and learn more about them. 

The photography on the website was from a session we did that involved four patients who agreed to pose as models, and we also did staff photos and shots of their open, welcoming office space.