Will Hübscher is one of our most accomplished and talented artists. We love his curious assemblages and his evocative and thought-provoking monotypes. So when he asked us to spruce up his site, we were more than happy to oblige.
Nancy Bossert is an artist of many talents! She makes beautiful figurative and abstract paintings, using a variety of techniques. She also works in encaustic and makes fibre arts, jewelry and stoneware. She also takes the time to explain her techniques and her artistic philosophies. Since she has such varied and vibrant work, we thought it best to keep the site itself simple. We chose a cool-toned grey to showcase the warm earthy tones she often employs in her work. Continue reading
TC3 Photography is the website for the photography program at Tompkins Cortland Community College in New York State. The site provides information about the courses and the faculty, and the galleries showcase examples of the students’ work. They were using one of our older non-mobile-friendly templates, so we offered to update the site for them. I chose colors and fonts that remind me of old cameras and projectors. I kept the site design quite simple, and tried to make it look clean and technological.
“I strive for a dreamlike quality, and a sense of timelessness.” Cathy Leaycraft‘s beautiful, haunting images are created without the use of computer manipulation Rather, she photographs them through a glass sphere. “I do not directly photograph the landscape. I photograph its reflection on the glass surface; the environments behind and below the sphere create additional layers of imagery. On occasion, I insert an object into my sphere thus creating a reflected, surreal world for my selected subject.”
Cathy was using one of our older templates, which wasn’t mobile-friendly, and which meant she only had access to our older fonts. She agreed to let me update her site.
Joseph Vorgity is a contemporary realist watercolorist and printmaker. He makes beautiful woodblock prints influencedby the American Precisionist Movement, the Arts and Craft Movement, and Japonisme. He was using one of our older templates, which wasn’t mobile-friendly and didn’t take advantage of our new fonts.
Laurinda Stockwell was using one of our oldest templates, which was not mobile-friendly and didn’t show off her intriguing work as well as it could have. Her work is so immediate and strong that it didn’t require too many bells and whistles, but I wanted a color that complemented it rather than detracted from it. Her work deals with a lot of natural subjects and features a lot of greens and blues, so I ended up with this sort of burlap-and-linen combination that I hope is elegant without calling too much attention to itself. I chose one of our newer fonts for the name of her site, and made it much bigger. I also added a home page to her site, choosing an image that seems to invite the viewer into the site.
Annette Graham’s work is so strong that I thought a simple design would be best. So the changes I made to her site involved removing design elements rather than adding anything. I made the font of her site title much larger, made the navigation bar font much simpler, and let her arresting image speak for itself!
I didn’t make too many changes to Victoria Pendragon‘s site. Her work is so vibrant and alive that a simple template seemed the best choice. I noticed that her signature–initials twined around each other–would make a great logo. I asked Victoria to send me a few examples, we chose one, and adjusted the font colors to match.