Website Design

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Charting a site plan will get you there.

Like any design, a successful website starts with clearly defined target audience and objectives. The look, feel and style of writing play key roles. You can plug me in at any stage of the project – developing content, writing copy, designing layout, outlining site functionality and navigation to creating and deploying site to the internet.

If you need a website you can maintain from any computer anywhere in the world, I suggest a Content Management System. I have extensive experience in establishing website accounts, installing the appropriate server software and plugins for specific functionality and themes which give the site its “look”. I often provide support in searching and identifying several themes that reflect a business and then customizing the final selection to meet the requirements. I also provide training supported with job aids to get you started. Once a site is live you can take full reins or I’m always there to provide technical and creative design support when required.

Lots of options – did I hear – DakotaDoDat!

The following links point to websites I designed.

WordPress Websites:

For clients wanting to maintain their own websites, I construct and configure sites using WordPress, a popular Content Management System.  After discussing the customer’s products and services, reviewing their logo and marketing materials, I search for themes that create the “look” of the site and reflect their business. Customers can search for themes but many find it daunting.

Below are links to websites I customized and configured using WordPress.  I edited the CSS files, installed plugins, created menus, configured theme options, created banners and images and wrote the initial webpages.  I used my photography in many of the sites.  After website approval, I teach clients how to update their site using the Content Management System. I also write detailed “How To” guides to use WordPress. I continue supporting them technically and creatively.  Edwards Home Furnishings is very close to deployment.

Edwards Home Furnishings

DTS Marine

Leelanau County Republican Party

Bay Concert Band

Bay City Garden Club


Plainly Creative Works

Plainly Creative Works Flash Presentation
This link points to a second version of Plainly Creative Works website created entirely with FLASH. It’s also used as a marketing tool for sales presentations and handouts.

Please check out the “showcase” link (red car).  “Jelly Bean” icons link to work examples (Business Communications, Education, Commercials, Advertising and Print).  All examples represent my work from concept development and script writing through graphic design, video production, direction and editing.

Training Video Flash Presentation

Business B2B Flash Presentation

The two links points to a “Flash” presentation showing excerpts of programs I produced and edited.

Home Visit MD

Home Visit, MD is a medical group of physicians who offer in-home acute care.  The client requested I research and write all content based on companies who provide similar services.  Upon completion the doctor was very pleased that the website was designed and written “independently” with minimal amount of support on his behalf.  I also created the company’s logo, business stationary, tri-fold brochure and post cards.

Lutheran Church Traverse City Bay Area Circuit

This website includes links to all Missouri Synod “sister congregations” in the Traverse City Bay Area Circuit.

Trinity Lutheran Church

This website is a “sister congregation” included in the Traverse City Bay Area Circuit Lutheran Church website.

Trinity Lutheran School

This website is the Lutheran School included in the Traverse City Bay Area Circuit Lutheran Church website.

Kokaly Lawn Sprinklers

My role included copy writing, photography direction and website design.

Body Kantina

With minimal direction from customer, I developed and wrote website content. I interviewed her to grasp her style and took it from there!