We have put the final touches on the the debut album for Aria and Elise Walker. The Daughters of Kristian and Shannon Walker (kristianwalker.com). This album was fun to work on. We added kid loving colors and took pictures of the girls that we turned into silhouettes. A splash of paint and everything came together. The CD also comes in a Split Track and can be purchased as a digital download from kristianwalker.com.
The biggest promotional improvement a company can do is give their website an overhaul. Many people who built sites years ago did not have access to the site because it was not built on a content management system (CMS) So every time they need to update the site they spend crazy amounts of money to have a web designer tweek if for them. GMI Racing didn’t have a large budget, but wanted to take their current site and give it a facelift and add the ability to edit the site and manage it on their own. We were able to copy all of their current information, photos and style over to a new site and give them some training to manage it. Now instead of spending money to have a designer update the site, or worse not updating the site and letting it get out dated, they can do it on their own.
For the past 6 months we have been working along side the Assemblies of God PennDel District to overhaul their site (penndel.org). We knew from the start this was not going to be a simple, put it together and launch it, site. Every department had to have their own design, many of the departments wanted a site they could call their own but not at the expense of a webmaster managing individual sites. The answer came in WordPress MU (now merged into WordPress 3.0). We were able to create a network of sites each using the same theme but each department and/or event having a different look. Each site can post things to the home page and yet have there own group of admins and support management with control of only their section. We integrated their current calendar, iframed there financial and database software, integrated facebook photos and spent hours building out different looks. This site is live, but like most sites it is far from finished and we will continue to upgrade and work on it for… years to come.
Design work by Nick Palomo
Summer means racing season, here is another shirt, this one for Eric Tomecek. With this shirt we didn’t have an image to work with like with Alex Spalding, but we did have sponsor logos that we had to clean up. Many times people do not have the original logo or can’t get a hold of the person that does, lucky for these guys we were able to vector some low-res logos and make them look great on a shirt. Here is the graphics and final shirt.
Working with DGI we have printed a number of shirts recently. Mostly we do the art and they do the screen press work. Here is a shirt for Alex Spalding Racing. The fun part about designing for screened shirts is that you can’t just print a photo on to the shirt you have to separate out the colors. In this case we took a photo of their car and had to take it down to a 2 color image keeping all the detail. Here are the original image, mock up and then final shirt.
Dave, Duane and Neil are the original Couriers and have been performing together for years. Their most recent Album debuting in 5/2010 needed to attract all audiences. Their normal listeners are older, but they wanted to make the new album look and feel young. With a warm color palette, we were able to bridge the gap and have the contemporary feel that they were looking for.
Falcon Mortgage wanted a site with a nice simple refreshed business feel. They also wanted to be able to access the back end and make sure they could maintain and update the site with ease. WordPress was the beginning solution to both of these issues. We were able to customize there site to include all of the content from their aged html coded site AND they now have a great new site with a simple CMS that they can manage.
Many times you may not have a lot of money to spend and your goal may not be to create a huge new website, but simply to give your current website a facelift. That is what we did with www.mosscreekart.com. We took a very simple approach and made everything easily accessible. Down the road we would love to recreate their store, but one thing at a time. In a world where money can be tight, don’t let that limit your potential.
On a trip to Nicaragua I captured our Youth performing the “Everything” drama. After about 7 different services I was able to come back and edit together a compilation. We then showed the video on the screens behind the youth when they presented the drama to the congregation on a Sunday morning.