Bradley Stephens is an incredibly talented, sought after interior designer. I worked directly with Bradley and Managing Partner, Andrew Thompson, to create this visually stunning site, featuring their incredible work all over the US and abroad. There are an astonishing 30 hidden pages bringing this site together, enabling a simple, intuitive navigation - full of incredible imagery.
Did you pay a hefty price for a new website and feel ‘meh’ about the results? Ralph Beiran did, so he contacted me based on a referral from one of our mutual associates. Ralph hired a Squarespace expert to design his new website… and was underwhelmed by the finished product. Thankfully, I stepped in a made the site more dynamic, with interactive features, improved overall styling and enhanced user experience - all for a fraction of the original design price. Ralph was responsive and easy to work with and we turned around his site redesign in less than a week. The revisions make all of the difference in the world.
The Wine Trust is a distributor of exclusive, limited edition and iconic wines. Their existing website was developed several years ago and wasn’t optimized for handheld devices… which is why they contacted me. We worked together to create a new logo and an intuitive website to feature all of their outstanding brands from around the world.
Stuck in a WordPress nightmare, Wisdom House reached out to me to see if I could create a beautiful and functional website for their many offerings. I created a mocked-up-site to ease their concerns and I was hired immediately. Red Skies photography will provide the imagery of this gorgeous 70 acre retreat and conference center in the Litchfield Hills. What Wisdom House will have when I am done is a beautiful, easy-to-navigate site demonstrating their facility capabilities, including one-click integration to their reservations software, which operates on a different platform.
Thanks to my relationship with Lake Waramaug Task Force, the Warren Land Trust approached me to make their website more dynamic, responsive, user friendly and visually appealing. This site will be integrated with online donation levels, automated forms for volunteer and board member applications, as well as feature the many properties this important group is responsible for protecting.
WARRENLANDTRUST.ORG - COMING SOON
As former Buckcherry, The Wallflowers and Fuel member, California-born singer songwriter, producer, artist, Yogi, has shared the stage and/or recorded with artists including Chris Cornell, Shakira, Alanis Morissette, Filter, Cat Stevens and many more. I developed this website for Yogi as a conduit for his fans to follow is latest moves with custom feeds for his social media posts and videos. The site capitalizes on the images of the amazing venues and musicians he's shared the stage with, as one of the world's best in-demand hired guns.
Karen Davis is an established and talented interior designer - featured on Treehouse Masters, Architectural Digest and New England Home. Karen let me drive a lot of the design concepts, using her established brand materials for inspiration. Her goal was to enhance her web presence and have a website to put her stunning portfolio front and center. I think we accomplished that and more.
Website styling and improved user experience are my strengths, so when Gino & Eric Capolino, owners of Structure NYC, a NYC contracting/millwork firm contacted me - I knew I was the right person for their job. I reviewed the site and gave them feedback on what could be improved. I reordered the images, selected the banner images to best feature each project and made content revisions. Now the website highlights their work in the best way possible!
Sarah Drake Weihman found me through a good old Google search and our rapport was instantaneous. With my 22+ year career in property development we immediately spoke the same language and I could clearly envision what her website should look like. When I showed her the initial concept for her site and logo - she loved it. The site will demonstrate her body of work, which includes architectural, landscape and interior design.
DRAKEDESIGNSTUDIO.COM - COMING SOON
Through a referral, Eliza Florian contacted me to create an inviting, informative website where her patrons could order online. Grassroots Ice Cream and Deep Roots Street Food live under one roof in Granby, CT. The challenge was to create two websites also living under one roof. The site is fun, colorful and intuitive. The gorgeous photos are by Winter Caplanson.
Riverside Nursery & Garden Center is in the heart of historic Collinsville, Connecticut. Since 1974, this garden center has evolved into floral design, garden design, gift shop and yard maintenance business serving the greater Farmington Valley. Its gorgeous setting, along the banks of the Farmington River, make it a destination all on its own.
The Study Fine Wines & Spirits is a boutique wine shop in Greenwich, Connecticut, operated by Noah & Katie. Their objective is to create a user-friendly site, demonstrating their highly specialized services, showcasing their regular classes, wine club and cellar management capabilities. I also aligned them with Red Skies Photography to take on-location shots - making this site completely representative of their exceptional offering.
Greekin’ out is Connecticut’s only Food Truck “Fueled by Feta”. Their amazing photography made designing a snap. They offer catering and needed a calendar to demonstrate their many events. Eventually, this site will allow patrons to order online, via handheld device, so they don’t have to wait in line while their orders are prepared.
The Greekin’ Out Food Truck team also own/operate Bozrah Pizza. They were so happy with the food truck site, they hired me to refresh Bozrah Pizza’s site. Sarah and Niko get it - amazing photography is the way to accurately convey your business offering. In this case, mouthwatering photos by Amelia Ingraham helped me make a magnificent website, showcasing all of their delicious menu items.
BOZRAHPIZZA.COM - COMING SOON
Brian Sattler of Cornerstone Public Adjustment Services was a referral from another satisfied client. Brian wanted a website that would provide a comprehensive overview of the services he provides as a public insurance adjuster, as well as replace his old website which had a very bland, template-forward look and feel. It is pretty hard to make a website about disaster “pretty”, but I worked hard to find compelling images to help do just that.
Christie Caters is a full-service catering company operated by Laura and Bill Christie. They also have a food truck “Christie Caters Farm to Truck” that tools around New England offering farm to table delicious, gourmet food. Laura’s previous site was too complex and not mobile optimized, so it was time for an upgrade that speaks clearly to her elevated brand and image. Photography by Corey Lynn Tucker.
I was contacted by the Market Masters of Cromwell Farmers Market to update their website mediocre to magnificent. With the help of Winter Caplanson’s photography - we have been able to do that and so much more. Every page of this site captures the magic and beauty of this market.
Sal Lopes owns a beautiful salon in New Preston, Connecticut. I created his website over a weekend. I provided most of the content and images - he provided feedback and this site was live in less than a week. I think we knocked this site out of the park. It is gorgeous, clean and concise. In addition to maintaining the site, I help Sal with social media collateral, email campaigns through MailChimp, advertising and more.
Angie Swan is a phenomenal guitarist and bassist who has worked for and toured with CeeLo Green, Will.i.am, Fifth Harmony, Macy Gray, and Cirque du Soleil to name a few. Since March 2018, Angie has been the guitarist for David Byrne’s (Talking Heads) American Utopia tour. Angie and I worked together remotely and in less than seven days we launched this incredible site!
Kathy Root owns a charming and respected established art gallery in Washington Depot. She is routinely asked for help with large and complicated art installations. Realizing that she had the ability to fulfill those needs, her newest venture fills that niche.
Spring Hill Vineyards is set on a breathtaking 500-acre homestead dating back to the 18th Century in New Preston, Connecticut. Within ten short years, this vineyard has already been awarded several medals at the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition, against 3000+ other competitors. The Website is easily navigable and provides all of the information about their varietals, locations to purchase and tasting room schedule.
Cold Spring Farm in Colchester, Connecticut offers… everything. They have a incredibly diverse selection of produce, fruits, herbs and flowers, a busy event schedule including cheesemaking, farming for kids, creative writing/crafting, family outings and stargazing. Jess Stone was referred to me by my friend (and Editor in Chief of Connecticut Food & Farm Magazine) Winter Caplanson (who supplied the photography). Because Jess has such a hectic schedule, I jumped into web design using her existing site and gorgeous photography to guide me. Turned out beautiful - we are equally thrilled.
I took over the Lake Waramaug Task Force website mid-design. I recovered all of the historic data from the original site, transfer and organize the domain names and emails, hosted at several different companies, as well as teach several Task Force members how to add blog posts and add content. The results are beautiful! I provided photography (my work and stock images) and layout.
Toggling between the Connecticut Shore and Assisi, Italy, Laura Graham is a writer, illustrator and entrepreneur. She grew up in Stonington, Connecticut while obtaining degrees from the Rhode Island School of Design and FIT. She wanted a concise website to demonstrate her many roles.
The Country and Abroad is an arts & entertainment magazine distributed throughout Connecticut, Western Massachusetts, the Hudson Valley/Westchester County, New York and Southern Vermont. This gorgeous bi-monthly magazine is filled with stunning imagery and meaningful content… and the website matches its classic aesthetic and more.
R. Derwin Clothiers is the clothier of Litchfield, Connecticut, specializing in cashmere and other luxurious clothing from all over the world for men and women. Richard Derwin began his career clothing icons like Fred Astaire, Cary Grant, Robert Wagner, Rock Hudson and brought his immaculate sense of style to the Litchfield Hills over 25 years ago.
I worked with nine towns in the Litchfield Hills to create an arts and culture website with the intention of providing an online resource for residents and visitors interested in exploring all of the amazing opportunities in Bantam, Cornwall, Goshen, Kent, Litchfield, Morris, New Preston, Warren, and Washington to enjoy the arts, museums, parks, trails, farms and vineyards, as well as special events in held locally. It is a gorgeous site, full of great information about the not-to-miss local attractions.
Brenda Christie is a fantastic floral Designer in Woodbury, Connecticut. Her work is a very unique juxtaposition between contemporary and classic design. Her website was built to convey that spirit... and includes an incredible time-lapse flower bloom loop on the home page that I found and sourced from a filmmaker in Armenia.
The Litchfield Green is full of quintessential historical New England shops, brimming with the best in fashion, design, home goods and eateries. This site is meant to be a consolidated environment for all the local merchants to bring awareness to special offers and events.
Proof Instagram creates exposure and forges relationships. Susanna found me via Instagram and we formed an instant ability to communicate and work together seamlessly. Susanna owns a placement firm, focusing on finding talented business professionals for private equity funds and their portfolio companies, all over the world. From start to finish, this project took one month. On the back end of this site, there are over 30 hidden pages, creating a straight-forward navigation without losing depth of information.
Craig Nealy is a highly respected architect, having spent his formative years working with William Pedersen, Peter Marino, and Rafael Vinoly in NYC. He was a Fulbright-Hays Scholar in Rome, a faculty member of Yale University College of Architecture, and is represented in the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Phillips Exeter and Princeton grad, Lisa Cornelio is an academic coach, writer and speaker, working in both NYC and Connecticut. Her website was already designed and I was brought on as a contributor. I added an events page and provide ongoing maintenance.
This project is a refresh of a website for a group of pharmacists turned pharmacy brokers. With intricate knowledge of this industry, this team expedites sales of independent pharmacies nationwide. Redundant navigation creates a simplified website for buyers and sellers to connect with pharmacy industry veterans. I utilized the services of a professional developer to create an interactive map which filters listings by state in order to get the desired information disseminated.
Betsy Auray is a marriage and family therapist, based out of Fairfield, Connecticut. Betsy was a great referral from Susanna of Thrive Resources. Word of mouth has proven to be my best resource for new work.
Redcliffe Gardens is a residential landscape designer named Jill Howson out of Washington DC. Jill specializes in garden design, plant identification, how to attract pollinators and sustainable landscape design.
REDCLIFFE GARDENS - COMING SOON
Houston-based Psychologist Kristen Anderson has a practice focusing on individual & couples therapy, as well as sports psychology and achievement psychotherapy. In addition to appearing on MTV's True Life, she was QB and team captain of The Houston Energy (Women's Professional Football League). She is the embodiment of a renaissance woman. We took her outdated site and created this, a website packed-full of information, set forth in an easy to navigate and use tool.
How do you make a law office website engaging? I asked myself that very question while developing this site for Wall Wall & Frauenhofer. I decided to inject a little humor into their areas of practice and sourced historic photos to correspond with each vertical. Their existing site was full of dull, totally predictable stock photography and far to much content for anyone to read. I reigned the content in to readable chunks, allowing the consumer to dive into more, should they want.
A killer mixologist, a celebrated Connecticut chef, and a bartender who has poured drinks at the finest establishments from the west to the east, own a sweet little cocktail bar in Waterbury. This site was fun from start to finish - with huge scrolling images and interactive drink menu - the visual vibe is consistent with the venue, as it should be.
Jane Spencer has experienced everything from working on a commercial fishing crew in Alaska to cooking as a natural chef in California. Jane started her site, but was looking for a more vibrant look and feel, in keeping with her inherent vibrancy.
Camp Wonderful is a summer camp for grown-ups held in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains in Tolland, Massachusetts. I was contacted by the Camp Director, Jonah Spear, to update this existing website for the upcoming session. I wish I saved a before image to demonstrate the transformation from its original simple design to the rich, dynamic site it has become. The massive amounts of collateral obtained during last year's session helped tremendously. Nothing can convey your brand's message better than great imagery. This site is magical.
Not you average pizza deserves not your average website. Jonni Eucalitto traveled to Italy to learn how to make authentic Neapolitan pizza and brought his knowledge back to Connecticut. He opened Pizzeria Marzano in 2010 and installed a wood-fired pizza oven that heats to 800 degrees and cooks up delicious pizza in less than two minutes. Their website needed to be refined to properly reflect the quality of the product they offer.
PIZZERIAMARZANO - COMING SOON
The Yale Club of the Treasure Coast (Vero Beach, Florida) contacted me to help them bring their website into the future. They had a difficult to update Word Press site that was outdated and boring. We’re working on a fully integrated site, allowing them to collect dues and disseminate information about their local events. I even created a new logo with Handsome Dan, front & center. It’s going to be grand!