California Wardrobe Stylist Video Portfolio on Adobe Muse Website

Added a video page to the daystylist.com Adobe Muse site. Debra Day is a California based wardrobe stylist and her work is moving more in the direction of video. She plans to amp up here marketing and needed samples on her portfolio site.

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Fantasy Football Draft Boards Comparison Graphic

Savethedraft.com are fantasy football draft board specialists to ensure that your draft night goes off without a hitch. They needed a graphic as a sales tool to highlight their benefits over their competition.

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Foodie Site Transferred from Thesis to Genesis WordPress Platform

Healthy-Life-ScreenMy client had Thesis theme and was interested in mobile readiness after Google announced penalizing sites that were not optimized. She also wanted some design changes done to make her site lighter and cleaner. After discussing the options, we decided it would be best to move her over to Genesis with a child theme that worked with her style. (scroll down to read more)

The challenge was not losing any of her current SEO optimization, AdSense, Analytics and Affiliate link settings as these do not automatically transfer from Thesis. The placement and name of widget areas are different between Genesis Framework and Thesis. That meant exporting the settings and content from the widgets, importing into the new theme and making sure everything was in the right place and working correctly. Thesis has hooks just like Genesis so I installed the Plugin, Genesis Simple Hooks, which allowed me to work with the hooks without having to directly modify the code.

The child theme my client chose was “Tasteful” which is already set up to cater to foodie blogs. In order for the theme to look like the demo site, the new widget areas needed to be configured.

Once a few tweaks were made to the child theme, her site was launched and is now mobile-ready.

New Plugins installed for this :

Genesis Simple Hooks (to modify hooks in Genesis without modifying template files)*
Simple Custom CSS (to make aesthetic changes to the child theme without modifying the theme code)*

* Modifying the child theme code and genesis code is frowned upon because it increases the likelihood that changes will break the site or theme files will be overwritten with updates.


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Sally Book Bunny Detailed Cartoon Illustration Book Cover Haunted House

This is one of my very favorite illustrations. It is the cover design for a book in edit. Illustration was created in Adobe Illustrator.

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Photo of Calla Lilies Painting with Many Issues Retouched in Photoshop

Photos were provided for auction items and some, like the photo below, needed to be retouched. Glass is tough to photograph and skewed proportions are common as are muted colors.

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For this photo, I corrected the skewed proportions, removed the glass glare, saturated the colors to match the original painting, lightened up the frame a bit and placed the framed photo on a wall colored background.

The resulting image offers much higher visual appeal which translates into higher bids.


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Wrapper Layout for Craft Chocolatier

After designing the logo for Molucca, I was asked to prepare the packaging for the bars. The first image is the flat layout. The bars in their wrappers are below it. There are several countries of origin and labels were needed for all. As new regions are added, additional designs will be needed.

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Remotely Smart Presentation Graphic Recreation

Client provided a current version of a graphic to be made more appealing and to coordinate better with current branding. Since the new graphic has been created in Adobe Illustrator, each section can be used separately in different portions for different presentations. It can also be used transparently on a colored background as she has done on her website.

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Recreate JPEG Logo in Adobe Illustrator, Vector Format

Client: WeMN
Client had a jpeg version of the logo, but needed to re-size to prevent deterioration and pixelation. I recreated the logo in Adobe Illustrator and client can now use in different formats without the resulting graphic being blurry and pixelated.

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Veterinary Logo for Mobile Vet in Wisconsin

Client: Comforts of Home, Veterinary Housecalls. Amanda Pike, DVM.
Custom Illustration, Adobe Illustrator

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