web design

New Location for My Client Links

While working on an SEO update for one of my clients I realized that the new rules for the search engines don’t necessarily count more as better, and all the links to my clients’ websites being in the sidebar of my website wasn’t helping them as it once did. Therefore, this afternoon I am removing all my client links from the sidebar and placing them in this post until I can take the time to make a page for them. I hope this doesn’t inconvenience any visitors to my site! But the cost in search engine optimization for my clients makes it a worthwhile endeavor to me.

Web Design Clients:

Artist Websites

Billye Woodford – New Website

Boni de Laire – My heart is broken. Boni, who became a dear friend over the years we worked together on her website, passed away in mid-April. Her website will only be available until May 31, 2017. However, Billye’s site is very similar in design, so you will still be able to see an example of this site’s style using her link above.

Butterfly’s Web – New Website, maintenance and content updates

Carla J Griffin – New Website, maintenance and content updates

Catherine Anderson, AWS – Massive overhaul including redesign, SEO and security measures. A work still in progress. Be sure to vist and see her award winning watercolors!

Catie Faryl – New Website, maintenance and content updates. SSL added 2016.

Dabar Studio – HTML to WordPress conversion with redesign, maintenance and content updates

Elaine Frenett Watercolors – New Website, maintenance and content updates

Eve Margo Withrow – New Website, maintenance and content updates

Jannie Ledard Glass Art – NEW! – New Website in 2008, WordPress Conversion, redesign and SSL in 2016

Joan Pechanec – New Website, maintenance and content updates

Judy Buswell Watercolors – HTML to WordPress conversion with redesign, maintenance and content updates

Kim Novak – New website with e-commerce (PayPal), maintenance and content updates, SSL added 2017

Linda Abblett Watercolors – HTML to WordPress conversion with redesign and added e-commerce (WooCommerce), maintenance and content updates, SSL added 2017

Lori Garfield, Animal Artist – New website, maintenance and content updates

Michael Carpenter, OPA – New website, maintenance

Mountain Glen Harps – New website, SEO, maintenance. This is a very busy website promoting Glen Hill’s spectacular hand-carved wooden and custom laser harps – a must-see!

Pat Moore Photography New website, maintenance

Pegi Smith – Migration to new host, massive website redesign and SEO in 2014, ongoing maintenance and content updates, added SSL in 2016

RioQuerencia Fine Art Images

Silvia Trujillo – New Website in 2011, WordPress Conversion and redesign in 2015

Tina Hutton NEW! – WordPress Conversion, redesign and SEO

Veronica Thomas Art – New Website, temporarily offline

Wendy Gell Jewelry & Art – Massive website redesign plus e-commerce (WooCommerce) and ongoing maintenance

Community Websites

Southern Oregon Artists Resource

Southern Oregon Artists Resource Companion Blog, Art Matters

Art Presence Art Center – New website for nonprofit art gallery

Community Works – I was honored to design the website of the parent organization of the Dunn House, a respected local resource for abused women.

Jennifer Faith – Design, SEO and maintenance for a site that supports victims of domestic violence and abuse.

Websites for Small Business

Ashland Archival Printing – Website Redesign, SEO, maintenance

C St Bistro – Website redesign with WordPress conversion, SEO, maintenance.

Cowboy Flowers – New website with blog, content updates, maintenance

EKP Creations NEW! – A recent (2016), newly designed website with full SEO, & e-commerce (Shopify) of which I am truly proud! Visit to see the upcycled soy candles they make with recycled wine bottles and other repurposed glass

Iris Colored Dreams NEW! – New website, SEO, maintenance, 2016

Jacksonville Chiropractic Clinic – Website redesign with WordPress conversion, SEO, maintenance.

Meta Physical Therapy & PilatesNEW! – I am particularly proud of the new website I created for H. Kate Huckert, DPT, in 2016.

Maggie’s Place – One of my first clients (2010), Maggie’s site is an original html design

Markwood Heavenly Strings & Cases Site redesign/conversion ot WordPress and content updates.

Mission Candles – Another beautiful site design with E-Commerce that I am particularly proud of.

New Napa Wine – New website, SEO, maintenance and content updates

Ruch Hardware NEW! – New website (2016), SEO, maintenance and content updates

Ryan’s Outpost NEW! – New website (2017), SEO, maintenance and content updates

Shosha Yoga – New website

West Gold Mining – temporarily offline

SSL installation, SEO, Maintenance, Conversion to WordPress, and New Hosting Migration Clients

Angela Meer – Author and Writing Coach NEW! – I migrated her very complex website to a new host and extended her existing SSL to cover the entire website in 2016.

BesteArt – Content updates, SEO and SSL installation.

Dodero Studio Ceramics – For the past few years I have mostly worked with John Dodero on search engine optimization for his pottery information and e-commerce (WooCommerce) website, but also merged his HTML site with his blog in 2014 and converted it from an outdated theme to a modern one while preserving the site’s original design in 2015-early 2016. I’m not alone in highly recommending his work.

Joy Hosey – I have been helping Joy with content updates and maintenance for several years now.

Mountain Sun Botanicals NEW! – Conversion to new theme, preserving home page design and redesigning subpages, setting up custom Google Suite emails, added SSL

NYC Cafe & Catering NEW! – The owner of this establishment was referred to me by another client in 2016. mThis San Juan Capistrano restaurant and catering service already had a website, but the back end was unbelievably messed up to the point that it was impossible to discern what was controlling the elements on the home page. It was rife with misspellings and grammatical errors — a huge SEO fail. It required a massive overhaul of the site structure and some additions to the design, a complex theme conversion along with lots of SEO to bring the site to where the owner could do most of the maintenance and content updates himself. Soon after came the addition of e-commerce (WooCommerce) to create a Catering Shop from which his clients could easily place catering orders. Al and his team get HUGE reviews, so next time you’re in San Juan, be sure to stop in for lunch or dinner!

Romancing the West I’ve been maintaining their website since 2012 with both content updates and site maintenance, and during that time I’ve restored it from a hack attack, migrated their website to new hosting, and installed their SSL certificate. I also formatted a children’s book for them in 2017 and design/update their new concert posters.

Stefan Baumann, Plein Air Artist This was a massive search engine optimization project that required reorganizing the entire site’s content and pointing two no longer used but very important domains to his new site. Working with his assistant Kris Baxter, I also designed and formatted a catalog for a large art show of Stefan’s work in southern California.

Talbott Studios – A wonderful artist who specializes in animals (particularly horses and equine art). Genie also designs gorgeous wine labels and more. I began with search engine optimization and content updates for her, and have been working with her site for several years. We will be redesigning and converting it to WordPress in May 2017.

Weird Mountain Nature Camp & Homestead – I helped owner Rachel Weir move her website to a new host for a very reasonable price a couple of years ago. The site may no longer be online.

Web Design Client Updates for January 2014

I wanted to let people know about my Web Design Client Updates and additional news for January 2014.  I’ve been busy and it looks like I’ll be getting busier as word continues to spread about my web design skills and work ethic.

Fly Fishing, painting by new web design client, artist Joan Pechanec
Fly Fishing, painting by Joan Pechanec ~ Click to see more on Joan’s new website!

New Web Design Client, Artist Joan Pechanec

First, it’s lovely to announce the completion of a new artist website for Joan Pechanec of Mt Shasta, California. The website is built on the WordPress platform, using the Emphaino theme with lots of custom modifications so the resulting site design would suit her aesthetics. She had a budget and a target completion date in mind, and we finished under budget and on time. She has art works in two categories on her site – assemblage/collage pieces and more recent oil paintings. As she and her husband, author Charlie Price, were on their way out of town for a 3 month writer’s residency at Fairhope on the Gulf Coast of Alabama, it was perfect that they were both able to come up and meet me in person before they left. Working with Joan by remote (a good bit of it while they were on the road to their destination) went smoothly and I’m delighted that both she and her husband are pleased with the results!

Joan wanted visitors to her website to be able to see all the works on her home page, so we chose a theme that’s designed with the masonry technique (like Pinterest), yet with a dark background that really makes the saturated colors in her paintings pop. The masonry style image blocks on the home page are each linked to a post with more details about the painting. Since she will be away for a while, we decided to post the paintings with just the most essential details for now. It was a joy working with Joan’s art! We’ll add text and artist’s comments when she returns home, along with the new paintings she is creating while on the Gulf Coast. I hope you will visit joanpechanec.com and have a look!

Website Update for Artist Christina Madden

Web Design Client Update: Adding 'Nature's Views,' mixed media painting by Christina Madden, to www.christinamadden.com
Nature’s Views, mixed media painting by Christina Madden
Web Design Client Update: 'Adding Autumn at the Green Springs,' oil painting by Christina Madden, to www.christinamadden.com
Autumn at the Green Springs, oil painting by Christina Madden

 

Artist Christina Madden has been painting away since I last wrote, and these two pieces are among my favorites of the new works we have recently updated her website with. The two seem to bookend the range of her style; both are landscapes, but one is a bright and colorful mixed media painting in a more abstract style, the other an oil painting in an impressionist style, with colors a bit more subdued than we usually see from her hand. Christina is working hard to create a style that’s all her own, and it appears to me that she’s succeeding. She’s very excited because she will be going to ArtExpo in New York City this year! It’s been wonderful to watch her style grow and change since we began working together, and I know she will be successful at this prestigious New York show.

Bill Stanton’s Art Exhibit at the GoodBean Cafe

Landscape, by Bill Stanton, on display at the Goodbean Cafe in Jacksonville, Oregon until January 31, 2014
Landscape, 4′ x 4′ oil on canvas by Bill Stanton

I’m sure I must have mentioned that among the things I do to have some regular in-person facetime with artists and their work is curating and managing the art exhibits at the GoodBean Cafe in my hometown of Jacksonville, Oregon. December was a group show with the theme of “Angels,” which drew great enthusiasm from the shop’s clientele, so much so that the owner decided she wants to do the same theme every December from now on! This month we’re featuring artist Bill Stanton, whose landscapes painted in deep impasto oils are in high demand in the area. Bill isn’t entirely reclusive, but he doesn’t do a lot of shows or promotion…it’s mostly locals who are in the know who support his work…so we’re fortunate to have him. We would love it if you could come in and see them for yourself – we just renovated the back wall to make more room for the art, and his large (some huge) paintings look terrific in the space! If you’re not in the area, take a look at this post about the show to learn more.

Web Design Projects in Development and Coming Soon

That’s all I have completed and ready for you to view right now…though I’m working on a bunch of other projects that will be ready soon:

  • Helping Stefan Baumann complete his artist website

    • Stefan started on his own, but became too busy to finish the project himself. In addition to a grueling art instruction schedul which involves a lot of travel, he’s painting like crazy to prepare for a big southern California show in September. Want to watch as Baumann’s website develops? Visit www.stefanbaumann.com
  • New concert posters, video editing and website updates for Christina Duane’s Romancing the West 2014 tour.

  • Redesigning the website for Community Works

    • Community Works is the parent organization for the highly respected Dunn House in Medford, Oregon, which helps women, youth and families impacted by domestic abuse and sexual violence. I am delighted to be working with Development Director Misha Levee Hernandez on this project. (Need help yourself? Visit their current website here. )
  • Updating artist Pegi Smith‘s existing website with new paintings.

    • As with Christina Madden, I did not design Pegi’s site, but her previous webmistress is stepping aside from website work and Pegi brought her maintenance work to me just yesterday! I can’t wait to work with her beautiful paintings! pegismith.com

In addition, I’m beside myself with glee that I’ve gotten two new web design projects to begin soon. One is an artist website. Just yesterday I went to visit this artist’s studio and nearly wept at the beautiful work I saw there! We should be getting underway soon. The other is a WordPress based wine club website. I will hear for sure on that one Friday, and we should be getting started around the 27th if it’s confirmed tomorrow that it’s a go.

I hope you’ll check back again to see my very erratic updates on how things are going with these web design and site maintenance projects, and more!