Rarely do we get to play as much with fun stuff and with as fun clients as Paul, Cathi and Tommy, the family behind these beautiful and whimsical ceramic bird bowls. Tommy, the website’s namesake and creator of the original bird bowl, first hatched the idea at a ceramics class he took with his sister, a ceramics-whizz, Cathi. Tommy and Cathi’s bird bowl art have appeared in local shows, have been featured in County Line Magazine, and celebrated and supported special charity events.
Documentopia were thrilled to get the opportunity to design and develop a custom e-commerce website solution for Tommy and were pleased to be able to indulge our whimsical side while creating the Tommy’s Bird Bowls website.
First, we got to add these quirky birds all over the site in this fully css-written website design. Then, when Cathi and family reported how excited they were with our idea, we developed a custom “adopt your bird bowl” page where guests can design a custom bowl from a series of options.
And the best thing about designing a website for other designers and creators… They pay you in their amazing art work! Please check out TommysBirdBowls.com and recommend them to your friends as a unique and fun gift idea!
Electronics Engineering Specialists, Phoenix Designs, contacted us after a word-of-mouth recommendation from one of our many happy clients. They had a website design that had hardly been touched in 8+ years and was showing some serious signs of age. You can still see their old website design at www.archive.org.
We didn’t want to change up their logo entirely as they have used it throughout their company, so instead we took its basic elements and recomposed them into a new configuration, different color scheme to suit the new website, and added a tagline that quickly clarified their company’s purpose.
We then developed a new look for the website: a cleaner, fresher look with easy, consistent navigation across the top. We worked with the very busy small business owner to re-write content to maximize searchability on Google and other search engines and ensuring the new copy was up to date and provided easy to follow information on Phoenix Designs.
With small businesses, we often find the owners just don’t have the time to work on the website design. We took on the task of selecting images throughout the website, editing and proof-reading content and developed a case study guideline document. We understand not everything can be done up front, so we launched the website knowing that we can continue to develop the content in a future phase, as and when our client finds time to pursue the website content.