Simple and clean website for Nashville-based songwriter and performing artist Jill Andrews. With this site, we wanted to focus on the bold, strong photography, and have everything available right up front. So we chose a continuous scrolling layout, as well as links to those same pages in the top right, to allow the user to easily access any content right from the start. We also chose a splash page to open the site, to prominently feature one big news item (like an album or video release).
Mary is a young singer-songwriter who wanted a vibrant, fun look for her page. I got out the watercolors on this one and played with lots of bright colors, which was a fun change of pace. There wasn't a ton of content to build out on this one, since Mary was just starting out .. so we created a splash page to feature a few songs she had under her belt, and another page to show off some recent YouTube covers.
The Devil Whale
For this site, I wanted to keep the layout somewhat classic and structured, with an emphasis on photos. This band isn't super active, so I made the first page an Instagram feed, to ensure that the content stays fresh. I also integrated their bandcamp page into the site, by linking out to it via the "music + store" tab, and coding in some clicks back to the site in the bandcamp header.
Easy Sound B2B Site
This site was set up in order to have "working one sheets" for Easy Sound Recording Co's entire catalog. The intention was to create a place for internal, promotional use that could help the label and artists' teams have a hub of information relevant to the current release: quotes, recent press, links to downloadable assets, album cover, audio stream, videos, recent tour dates, UPC & sales info, etc. In order to accomplish this, I set up the site as pictured, where the user can navigate via the buttons on the right of each page, to browse through all of the different releases. This is where the label would point anyone interested in the label as a whole. I then set up a separate, duplicate page for each release that didn't have links to anywhere else on the site, so the artists and their teams could use the site to promote just their own album.
Since this site is so dense with content, here's a video tour of some of the functionality.
A fun and simple food blog, with an emphasis on social feeds to keep the site active and tags / categories for each post that are easily searchable, and prominently featured on either side of the main blog content. I also got flour everywhere in my kitchen to accomplish the header photo, but that's neither here nor there.
A working resume for actor and director Paul Edwards. He wanted this to be simple, with clean lines and links to download further info & contact prominently featured throughout the site. We also simplified a page for all reviews, and separated out content for his directing and acting work by utilizing some drop-down menus under each heading.
There was a lot to pack in to this working resume for Evan F. Caccioppoli, a director, writer and acting coach. In order to avoid a dirth of information at once, I focused on the strong visual content Evan provided, letting slideshows and thumbnails throughout the site lead the user to different information. I also included lots of "back to previous" links, and made the header bold and big right up top, so it's ever-present and the user doesn't get lost in all of the information as they navigate through the site. I utilized a few drop-down menus to categorize his different areas of expertise, included some testimonials and featured links and forms to contact Evan prominently.
This site is a basic portfolio site for musician Jacob Edwards. He wanted to keep it very simple, avoiding any personal branding that might pigeon-hole him into any one style. The site starts out with a basic rundown on his history and highlights, with a simple photo and the ever-present contact info at the top of the page. To dig a little deepr, the portfolio page has simple lists of his accomplishments, press and endorsements; and the video page provides a visual representation of his work.
I've reworked this website a few times over the years, always skinning it to match the band's most recent release. We've always strived to keep it simple and classic, with simple top navigation and content that's quick and easy for the band to update themselves.
Easy Sound Recording Co
My vision for this website was to create a streamlined home that would feature all of this independent record label's artists prominently and equally, with all of the info you could ever need on each, and that would flow from one page to the next. I also wanted a clean and seamless way to find each artists' goods for purchase on the label's e-commerce platform; and to have a way for the site to have ongoing news, but to stay current with minimal effort.
I created an index page to open the site, which leads to a page for each artist, featuring a similar template for every artist with bio, photo, video, soundcloud stream and contact information. Then, in the sidebar for each artist are social links as well as links to purchase that artist's latest release in the label's online store. As you scroll towards the bottom of each page, the index appears again, leading you down the road to the next artist.
At the top, you can easily navigate to the "on tour" section, which displays an almost identical index-style layout, this time only featuring artists who are currently touring. Each click takes you to a page with their tour dates, links to their socials and links to buy. As you scroll to the bottom, you're presented again with the index of other touring artists to dive deeper.
Finally, the "latest" page features a collection of the latest blog posts as well as the latest tweets and Instagram posts, to keep the site always looking fresh and current.
We Hug 'Em And Tuck 'Em Inn
There was a ton of information to fit into this site for a dog and cat kennel & grooming salon based in Concord, NC! The clients wanted this to be a one-stop-shop for every bit of info their customers might need to know about the Inn, so the challenge was organizing it all in a neat, tidy and accessible way. I relied heavily on drop-down menus, grouping all of the different services into a few main categories (dogs, cats, grooming). I also incorporated a registration form for customers to fill out in advance that they can either complete online or download in a PDF or DOC to print out and bring with them. Lastly, I added a text banner at the top of the home page, below the navigation, where the clients could add special announcements - monthly deals, holiday hours, etc - giving them a way to keep the site fresh without getting too far into the back end.
Marie had a ton of beautiful photos by photographer Carly Romeo, and so we wanted a way to showcase them as a focal point, but still offer up all the information a standard musician's website would have. We landed on this one page scroll-through design, which alternates a full-width photo & heading with content for each page. I really like how simple and striking this is while still getting in a lot of information.
Another example of great photography to work with, Luke provided me with a handful of stunning photos by Daniela Maria, so I made that a focal point of each page and kept the content a stark black & white so as to not compete with the photography. I also incorporated a landing page, so users would be prompted to listen to a track and buy Luke's latest album (using a photo from the cover as the main full-width image). There's also a place for a full discography, videos, photos, and a link out to his blog for more of his writing. And of course, social feeds featured prominently throughout the site to keep everything looking fresh with minimal effort.