Archive for the ‘Web’ Category

KICKSTAND PRODUCTIONS – Website Design & Development

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

KICKSTAND PRODUCTIONS - Website Design & Development

 

Just launched the brand new www.KickstandProductions.net. Fully database driven so the Kickstandees can update with event info, band info, venue info and more. This was the first site that I worked on with my new web development parnter and all around good guy, Brad Manderscheid. Click around the site, let us know what you think and find a rad show to go see.

-marky

KELSEY WILD – Website Design (and Re-design)

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

KELSEY WILD - Website Design

I’m pretty excited about this one. A while back, the incredibly soulful young chauntreusse Kelsey Wild commissioned us to do a website for her. We initially went ahead with a design that was based on real life photography of Kelsey cut out and placed among black and white sketchbook-esque drawings of natural scenery and animals. We got as far as having a hired photographer do a shoot, doing all of the illustrations, and actually coding out and almost getting ready to launch the site when Kelsey had some second thoughts about the whole idea. The look was pretty cool in and of itself, but she didn’t feel it represented her aesthetic sense as an artist, which is always our first and foremost goal when associating imagery to a person or band. It has to be something they feel comfortable putting their name on. Naturally Kelsey and I went back to the drawing board and she came up with some great ideas about going more organic and handmade, rustic but not country. So here’s what I came up with…

I constructed six differnt “found art” collages comprised of various pieces of junk, bits of paper, old receipts, scraps from heather’s sewing table and other random objects that I found laying around my house. I then photographed them and strung them all together in Photoshop to make a continual horizontal image, which would actually be about six feet long if laid out in real life.

Click on this to see the full image…

KELSEY WILD - Website Design (and Re-design)

The website will scroll horizontally when a navigation button is clicked and each collage will act as a frame for the content at that location. It will make more sense when it’s completed… Anyway, this was incredibly fun and definitely a challenge, as I’ve never done anything like this before.

The office took the biggest hit-

KELSEY WILD - Website Design

 

KELSEY WILD - Website Design

 

KELSEY WILD - Website Design (and Re-design)

I’ll make sure to post when the site goes live.

-marky

Past Work

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

Here are some links to some of my favorite websites that we’ve had the pleasure of working on over the last year-

Dot Dot Dot - Website Design

www.DotDotDotOnline.com – Utilizes our MidwestLove administration for dynamic customer controlled content managment. You can currently see these guys on the new FOX show Next Great American Band. We’ll be adding more to their site over the next couple weeks.

Sam Baker - Website Design

www.SamBakerOnline.com – Utilizes our MidwestLove administration for dynamic customer controlled content managment. We took care of everything from the custom photography to the CD packaging and promotional materials for this incredibly talented WI singer/songwriter, all utilizing these same design elements. Also check out the myspace page that we did for Sam.

-marky

MAJI SONGS – Website Design & CD Packaging

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

Maji Songs - Website Design

www.MajiSongs.com – Seasonal site designed to accompany the CD Packaging that we put together for Maji, a holiday super group featuring Joe Puerta of Bruce Hornsby & The Range and Ambrosia. Designed to drive digital as well as physical sales of their debut CD Christmas Dreams. Songs from that CD have been heard on the TV show E.R. and have received national radio attention.

-marky

CHARLOTTE SOMETIMES – Website Design

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

Charlotte Sometimes - Website Design

Geffen recording artist Charlotte Sometimes site launched summer of ’07 utilizing custom back-end customer based content management system. Based off of our Charlotte Sometimes logo design and “Charlotte Girl” illustrations.

p.s. This girl’s music is rad. Seriously.

www.CharlotteSometimesMusic.com

-marky

THE HUSH SOUND – website design

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

The Hush Sound

MidwestLove is pleased to announce the launch of the brand new official site for Decaydance / Fueled By Ramen recording artists, The Hush Sound.

This site is fully back-end driven and the content is controlled by the band themselves through our MidwestLove administration. The design was based heavily on the band’s ideas. Sweet.

Check it out – www.TheHushSound.com

-marky