• Contenti
    Contenti

    contenti.com

    The Contenti Company is one of the largest online retailers of jewelry making tools and supplies (and the place where I first cut my teeth as a web designer). Having been in business since the hey-day of costume jewelry manufacturing in Providence, RI, they know what their customers want: quality tools at an affordable price and a website that allows them to find what they're looking for as quickly as possible. The focus here is on ease-of-use.

  • Avant Gardens
    Avant Gardens

    avantgardensne.com

    Reknowned for creating beautiful landscapes and selling the highest quality rare and unusual plants, Avant Gardens is a top destination for plant enthusiasts across the country. When looking to build a new website, owners Katherine and Chris Tracey wanted to ensure that they were catering to the needs of their experienced clientelle, while also attracting the attention of newer gardeners. To strike that balance, information organization was given the highest priority. The resulting site allows visitors to find what they're looking for quickly and easily no matter how green their thumbs are. (design by Alyn Carlson)

  • Local Pottery
    Local Pottery

    localpottery.com

    Lisa Howard has been making beautifully expressive and devoutly functional ceramics in her Pembroke studio since 1996. When she was looking to update her online presence, she wanted the same values incorporated into her website. With design help from our mutual friend Alyn Carlson, I think we nailed it.

  • Horner Millwork
    Horner Millwork

    hornermillwork.com

    One of the leading millwork companies in New England, Horner Millwork's website (designed in-house) is chock-full of product information, design resources, and gorgeous photographs. The site includes a custom-built photo gallery which enables visitors to share content via social media and a searchable CAD library. I've been working with the marketing team at Horner since 2007, refining their online presence in service of their customers.

  • Doggett & Simpson
    Doggett & Simpson

    doggettsimpson.com

    When Scott Doggett and John Simpson first approached me about building a website for their "budding" business, I was skeptical. When I found out that they have a wealth of experience in the fertilizer industry as well as the marketing world, I was much less so. Designed around striking product packaging, Doggett & Simpson's Growology website presents a strong identity for a unique product.

  • Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition
    Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition

    hmhbri.com

    Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of RI was looking for a simple solution to an all-too-common problem for non-profit organizations... how to present a cohesive, professional image online and keep it fresh with new content on a regular basis... and of course, how to do it for very little money. The answer was rebuilding their time-worn, outdated website using an easy-to-manage content management system (CMS). Now, content can be updated in minutes and without bursting their budget.

  • Jane Bohan Jewelry
    Jane Bohan Jewelry

    janebohan.com

    With names like 'Slate & Alabaster' and 'Opalescent Waters', each of Jane Bohan's jewelry collections is evocative and distinct. Bringing her work to life "on screen" was not the easiest task, as each piece begs to be touched and held close. Beautiful photography of both the work and bits and pieces of her inspiration, allow Jane's artisanry to shine through every page, while intuitive navigation make the site a joy to use. Site design by Alyn Carlson.

  • Beehive Kitchenware
    Beehive Kitchenware

    beehivekitchenware.com

    Sandra Bonazoli and Jim Dowd operate their small pewter giftware company just down the hall from my studio, in an old mill building in Fall River, MA. Besides being amazing designers and craftspeople, they are two of the nicest people you could ever meet. I built their website (which was designed by Alyn Carlson) and continue to maintain it as they expand their product line with new materials including porcelain and wood.

  • Smoke & Pickles
    Smoke & Pickles

    smokeandpickles.com

    It's all about fresh, local ingredients... and the creative mind of chef Dan George... and the close-knit staff... and that impressive smoker on wheels. Okay, so it's not any one thing that makes Smoke & Pickles remarkable - it's the combination of all of the ingredients that go into a Smoke & Pickles event that make the sum so much greater than the parts. And their website is no exception - beautiful photography (Paul Clancy), inspired design (Alyn Carlson) and creative writing (Dan George).

  • Women's Health & Education Fund
    Women's Health & Education Fund

    whefri.org

    Women's Health & Education Fund of Rhode Island provides financial assistance to low-income women for reproductive healthcare and educational programs. As a small non-profit with an even smaller staff, they needed their online presence to be easily update-able by someone with zero knowledge of how websites work. To make that happen, the site was built on a simple content management system (CMS), with an intuitive administration panel.

  • Mello's Chourico
    Mello's Chourico

    melloschourico.com

    If you're not Portuguese, you may not be familiar with chourico (pronounced "shore-EESE"). Mello's Chourico has been producing this distinctly spicy sausage in Fall River, MA since the early 1900s. With online sales making up a large percentage of their sales volume, Mello's needed an e-commerce website that would allow them to ship their perishable products safely across the country. This required considerable customization of the shipping timetables on the site - work that goes unseen, but adds up to an effortless shopping experience.