Welcome to the 1 Happy Place Portfolio! You can check out my work and find inspiration and ideas for your own website!
SchipHill Art is a studio where Judith Thompson paints beautiful oil paintings. She needed to upgrade her website to better serve her business needs. I built a multi-page website as well as the software to build a unique portfolio allowing her to show paintings in collections. A painting can be in one or more collections. Each time she finishes a painting, she takes a picture and sends it my way and I update her portfolio as part of her hosting costs.
Stylistically, I worked with her to find just the right typography and colors to match her colorful and incredibly detailed paintings. With her artwork, it was important that the website design hold up and surround the paintings without interfering.
Lynda Durham is a talented professional artist who needed an internet presence to promote her artwork. To get her started, I built a one-page website to promote her commissioned pet portraits. She had three call-to-actions for visitors: peruse her portfolio, give her a call to start a commission and follow her on Instagram.
Stylistically, it was a joy to design her website around her fun and realistic pet paintings. The font and color scheme recede into the background to bring her artwork front and center.
TDM Specialists create transportation and community strategies for community under development in the San Francisco Bay Area. It was fun to design a website for such a professional and experienced crew led by Elizabeth Hughes.
Stylistically, the theme was transportation and I added a spark of feminism to the tone as an homage to her leadership.
Deborah Gonzalez is a real estate agent starting out, who needed a custom website for her business. I created a one-page website to communicate her strengths as a real estate agent as well as make it easy for potential clients to find and communicate with her.
Stylistically, we started with a blank canvas, and found a look that matched her warm and friendly style, as well as the properties in which she specializes.
Socialytics Media was a new business requiring a website. Stylistically, the design of the website, the colors, font, and overall styling grew from the newly designed logo. We worked together to determine the important call-to-actions for the website, which were to allow a visitor to phone, connect with social media, or use the contact us form.
Sometimes you have a domain, but you are not ready to develop the website yet. You can reserve the domain and park it in the 1 Happy Place infrastructure. When a domain is purchased and does not have a live website, search engines and visitors are sent wandering off into the void.
With a Reserved Website, your domain will point to a simple web page explaining that the website will be coming soon. Search engines will periodically crawl the website, and when you launch your full website, they will already be stopping by and notice your new digs!
Clio is my open source software project. It is common for a software engineer to publish an open source project, in case any other software engineers can use the code. I have automated much of the administration of the 1 Happy Place servers, including deployment and updates of websites. This allows me to keep my costs low. Everything is done on the Linux command line, so I have published a library of PHP code that makes it much easier to build a command-line application.