McKenzie Mist is a naturally pure artesian water company in Eugene, Oregon. Proud of it’s locally owed, family run status, McKenzie Mist has been growing strong for 24 years. Recently acquiring new branding, they wanted a new updated their website as well.
The important messages to convey are:
* The purity of the water.
* The award winning great taste.
* The importance healthy water plays in a healthy lifestyle.
* The benefits of working with a local company that offers quick delivery and great customer service.
We accomplished this with strong, lush images of snow, mist and rain covered mountains, the source of the water. These images mixed with those of active kids and adults who benefit from it’s consumption. All the images were chosen to reflect the purity of the water and benefits for the customer.
The site copy is carefully written by the company owner and edited by me to be concise and easily read to give business and residential customers just the information they need to make an informed decision and contact real people to help them fill their needs. In keeping with their values and business model McKenzie Mist chose not to make this a commerce site but to point perspective new customers to their real world markets and friendly staff.
From the beginning, both images and copy were chosen to make it beautiful, but it keep it simple like the water itself.
The executive director of Grace Manor Senior Living wanted to upgrade his website from a self-built site he had with HostMonster.com. He needed a professional looking site to compete with other senior living community websites in the area.
I used the copy that had been written for the previous website in a new layout with fresh photos and large, page wide, eye-catching banners. Daniel, the client, wanted contact links and an invitation to schedule a tour added to every page to match other sites he had seen. As he did not have many photos of the facility and its residents, I chose stock photos that could easily be replaced later with new photos. I also added an interactive event calendar, an email form on the contact page and a link to a downloadable employment application.
As you read through the site, there is much attention given to conveying the warmth, care, comfort and safety of the Grace Manor community. It was important to Daniel that the website as a whole convey that same message. It was very gratifying for him to tell me that I had accomplished this.
This site was created by me using Squarespace. Squarespace is platform that allows graphic designers to create websites for their clients that are well-designed, well-built and smooth operating. Squarespace sites can be updated and maintained by the client and have exceptional technical support.
Link to https://www.gracemanorcare.com/
English and Spanish
Capaz is a christian missions organization working with Foursquare Missions International, devoted to developing Foursquare leaders in Latin America.
They create in-service training programs in Latin America that are operated by national church organizations using a collaborative approach to training based on learning tasks, that use dialogue, simulations and actual ministry experiences to advance spiritual formation.
Lee and Lisa most recently served as Foursquare missionaries in Chile. Now, in addition to Chile, Lee and his CAPAZ ministry team are developing training programs for key pastors and church leaders in Bolivia, Nicaragua and Peru.
In order to communicate with supporters, leaders and trainees in both the United States and in Latin America. Vehicles of communication are being created in both English and Spanish. We are continuing to enhance and develop the English website while also working on a translation for the Spanish website to be released in the near future.
The basic logo design and globe illustration were provided by a third party and the layouts shown here were my design. The three envelope designs were provided as options to account for cost concerns.
Dontae was born in Atlanta, GA the self-proclaimed “Grady Baby” has his own publishing company DP Music/signed to a new label Algebra LLC, and has worked on projects such as Usher, Chris Brown, Cassie, Jahiem, Keke Wyatt, Raheem Devaughn, Baby "Birdman" Williams, J. Holiday, Ruben Studdard and Young Steph. His unique approach to harmony and melodies has made him one of the most in-demand up and coming songwriters.
Reed Lucas of Precog Media, was pushing out a complete social media branding redesign for Dontae on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Soundcloud, and Instagram for the release of his new single “Next 2 You”. He wanted the avatars and banners created for each venue, reminiscent of the artwork for his new single.
I created these images using a dreamy spacescape that I built in PhotoShop composited with Dontae’s promotional photos. The neon font that reflects the style used the new single’s artwork was also created in PhotoShop.
Reed and Julie Lucas created a Facebook page for their new high end online thrift store called Sothrifticated. They wanted an avatar and banner that reflects their mid-century modern product base. After discussion on the type of look they wanted, I settled on a retro graphic advertisement design. They loved it. Head on over to https://www.facebook.com/sothrifticated/ and take a look. While your there, you may want to do some shopping!
I edit and post blog posts for CitySalt Church in Eugene, OR. As we change themes I create the blog banner images to reflect the new theme. These are posted on the SaltBlog page, the slideshow on the homepage and sometimes in our digital newsletter, which I also produce.
Kent wanted a logo to use to brand a new home contracting venture. He had an idea of what he wanted and sent me a rough sketch of what he was thinking (shown bottom left).
I started by rendering an illustration that mimicked his drawing and then began to modify the design to offer him options I thought might also work. From there he gave me feed back on each option and asked for small tweaks. We went through a number of renditions, before landing on a final design that he was very pleased with. The other two finalists are shown below.
The shape of the logo lent itself well to yard signs and business cards shown here.
Kent just completed a beautiful home in Coburg, OR and has started construction on another, both of which have been sold. Good job, Kent.
This collection of four versions of a business card design was created for an entrepreneur, starting out as a interior decorating consultant.
The art for the design is an ink drawing I did and then scanned into my computer to enhance the color and to be scaled and cropped for the four different layouts. My client loved the simple ink drawing approach. I enjoy drawing and am glad to incorporate it into my designs when possible.