Record Label

I created a site for Azure Music, a Chicago based record label that will be featuring blues, rock, R&B, funk, and hip-hop artists. In the years to come, the site can be scaled to accommodate a growing roster of artistic talent. I used primal colors, like red, black, white and blue to highlight the artists and the music. The site is responsive, SEO optimized and links to the recording artists’ store as well as to Amazon, where their CDs are sold.

Please click on the image to reach the live site.

Music Magazine

A Digital Music Magazine

I created Blues Today, a digital music magazine with reviews, news, video and soundstage performances. Blues Today was created to promote Chicago based musicians with roots in the blues but will feature rock, R&B, funk, soul, hip-hop and more. I not only created multiple pages to showcase the musicians and bands, but wrote the content, did interviews and reviews. As usual, I created the on-page search engine optimization.

Please click on the image to visit Blues Today

Non-Profit Blues Site

Chicago Blues Society

A non-for -profit site that raises money for music education in inner city schools and for the healthcare of all Chicago based musicians.

The founder of the non-profit also wanted to feature iconic Chicago Blues musicians in addition to the foundation’s pages. I created a historical timeline, a favorites playlist, local blues clubs recommendations, as well as a biography section featuring local Blues legends and a recommended documentaries page.

The website has a blog and a store and will be growing and evolving in the years to come. 

The owner specified black and white photogrphy and the Chicago flag colors, which I worked in as bands of blue on the htitle headings on each page.

Please click on the image to see the live site. 

Blues Band

Chicago Blues All-Stars

Chicago Blues All-Stars is an American blues band based in Chicago that incorporates elements of funk, soul, R&B and hip hop. Chicago Blues All-Stars is made up of musicians that have been together as friends and musicians for four decades. The band includes numerous inductees in the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame and has been a headliner for shows such as Buddy Guy’s Legends featured on PBS and at music venues Kingston Mines and House Of BluesChicago Blues All-Stars has received radio play on over 200 stations in 22 countries. 

The challenge was to make something fresh, beautiful and functional to showcase the band’s members, music and music videos as they rev up to start playing live again. Click on the image to be directed to the site. 

Heavy Metal Musician

Heavy Metal Musician

A stunning star deserves an equally stunning website. Heavy Metal singer Lana Blac asked for an all black website, because of course, black is her color. The challenge was to offset Lana’s amazing videos and images and entice her audiences to sign up to her mailing list. The full website is coming soon but, in the meantime, watch Lana’s video My Victim, My Love and subscribe! Click on the image below to be directed to Lana’s website.

Blues Musician

Blues Musician

A newly completed website for Chicago Slim. Chicago Slim, aka Dr. Daniel Ivankovich,  is a Bluesman/DJ/Producer with a magnetic personality and imposing persona. With a 7-foot shadow that looms large on the Chicago skyline, this music veteran is destined to become a legend, if he isn’t one already. 

Slim wanted a website for himself as a musician, as well as a website for his band, Chicago Blues All-Stars. The challenge was to create a site that is unique, reflects Slim’s personality and showcases his music and guitar collection. I used red, an unusual choice for backgrounds, punctuated by bronze and grey to set off images and make them pop. All content was SEO optimized. 

Click on the image to visit Chicago Slim’s site. 

Build n Brand Websites

We teach you the fundamentals of branding and building websites

Whether you decide to build your own website or hire a developer, you should be aware of principles of branding and branded design.

We think if we just build it, they will come. Nothing could be further from the truth. We need to know how appeal to the consumer, make them love our service or product and identify with our brand. Otherwise, we could lose valuable time and money.

We start by teaching you to identify your targeted markets. We then show you how to:

  • Build a profile of your ideal customer
  • Research the demographic background of your ideal customers or clients
  • Choose the brand colors, images, fonts, and brand voice that is specifically geared toward your target audiences
  • We teach you how to build pages that convert and what to put on each page of your website
  • We finally teach all the technical details of building websites in plain English – specifically for non-techies. You will never have to touch a line of code to get fantastic results
  • We teach best practices, from how to blog properly to getting your website to load fast 
  • We will be adding new features regularly that will teach you design, SEO, marketing and more!

Naprapath

I created this site for a naprapath, who also specialized in energy medicine. 

I dislike the look of factory medicine where large chunks of blue predominate and the whole effort is impersonal.

This particular doctor is very hands on in her practice and I wanted the site to reflect her personalized approach to healing. 

Please click on the image to see the site.

Medical

Website Design for Medical, Health, and Wellness Practices

This is our sister site Medicus Digital. We specialize in designing and developing websites for doctors, dentists, psychologists, therapists, massage therapists, acupuncturists, and alternative health practitioners.

We also provide marketing services for health, medical and wellness practices. 

We are very proud of our work on this site and are pleased with the way colors, content and images all contribute to telling our story.

We welcome you to browse the site. 

Non-for-Profit Website

I created this website for a non for profit organization. This organization helps older adults transition to new jobs. Additionally, the organization also offers Alzheimer’s training for caretakers and professionals who interact with people who have dementia.

Furthermore, training and course materials can be downloaded on the course pages. Payment is made through Paypal.

Finally, the donation buttons are seamlessly integrated into the website.

This website is 90% completed.