An independent singer/songwriter with a quirky, unique sound, Kevin wanted a website where friends and fans could hear his music and see what gigs he has coming up next. The site is set up to easily link in the future to a commercial site where his music can be purchased. MDD will happily provide update services or, as in this case, a step-by-step tutorial so the client can do it himself.
One of the first questions I ask a client is if they want a dark look or a light one. With a domain name like TheBlackLabCoat, Sean obviously wanted a dark effect, but wasn’t sure beyond that. I introduced him to Gregory Crewdson’s work and we took off from there. While MDD is happy to provide original images, Sean knew what he wanted and arranged a photo shoot with a friend. I gave him a list of images needed. With the shots I got back, I was able to crop and alter pieces of images to use in other parts of the site as well. A software designer, he wanted the text to look like C code for which I chose a courier font. I had a lot of fun putting together a distinctive contact page, playing with images and taking the text he gave me in C code.
They had a terrific logo, but time was running out and they needed something up fast. The Client requested a temporary website that could be up in time for the opening of a new retail store, while their custom shopping cart on another website was being designed. MDD got a site up and running for them in a week. With an easy, clean design, the Client's marketing staff updated the website themselves, adding workshops and special events as needed. A webpage was linked to Instagram and automatically updated as new images were added to their IG account.