Career coach, consultant and strategist Michael Alan Tate asked me to help him develop a web site to showcase his speaking, consulting, and coaching business. The site incorporated a blog, email list building, and standards such as search, social media, and contact form. As a published author, he wanted to offer his books via e-commerce and provide insight into the processes he employs to help people with work-life balance and career transitions.
Mike has invested the last 20 plus years helping successful executives and top professionals, who are facing organizational changes and personal transitions, designs smart strategies to move up, move over or move on in a purposeful way. He also facilitates custom leadership succession processes and learning systems that work in tandem to support the growth of a culture where people can experience healthier careers and an organization can have healthier business results.
I also helped him with a new branded email template for his Leadership & Life journal and a branded Powerpoint template.
Lookout-Mountain-Property.com was created to help advertise the availability of a 120 acre estate property in northeast Alabama in Fort Payne. The effort included domain name research, keyword optimization, image optimization, site construction, and launch. The site includes a contact form, map, image gallery, slider, and text description.
Lookout-Mountain-Property.com is no longer active. Client let the domain go.
Panorama Public Relations is a firm specializing in crisis management, issues management and public relations. Their clientele are from wide ranging industries—they have worked with firefighter Red Adair and Sex in the City’s Kristen Davis. Panorama also has a lifestyle division that specializes in marketing and promoting the products and services of companies that want to reach style-conscious consumers.
Client requested help to move their HTML site from YP.com to an independent hosting service. This involved communication with ATT to move the domain registration to the new host and editing all pages to remove proprietary code and make the pages function on the new platform. I added a lightbox gallery/slideshow of the clients work and an email contact form.
Several revisions to the blog were made in early 2012. These included the addition of BlogHer network ad code, a recipe plugin, and minor alterations to the sidebars and widgets. The owner anticipated a redesign sometime in the near future so the changes were conservative in nature.
In late 2012, Kim went with a friend’s design firm closer to her home in Alaska for a complete branding treatment and redesign. It was a pleasure to work with her for many years.
“I will miss the old site but I think this is a good change and I needed to freshen up and have a real logo. Thanks. You’ve been so great all these years and I continue to recommend you.” Kim Sunèe, 9/25/12
Below are images of the legacy versions of the blog and before that the flat HTML site. Overtime the project expanded from a flat HTML site to included a customized WordPress blog, ad units, Flash-based slide show and video editing for the web that included an embedded Silverlight player.
KimSunee.com (account no longer active)
“It looks fantastic! Thanks for all your hard work.” Kim Sunèe
“I hired Gayle to design my food styling website. With only a handful of images to start with I didn’t think I could have a very interesting site. But with clever graphics and image arrangement Gayle pulled off something very special. She is patient, easy to work with, and ready with lots of helpful advice!” Kathleen Kanen, February 28, 2009
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, On Time
Project included a web site, mailing list, newsletter creation, and e-commerce site including a shopping cart.
Project was a basic web site with a Flash-based slide show on the home page.