SolwayJones Gallery

Web Designer, Custom CMS Developer, Navigation Architect, WordPress Developer, Programming Contractor

SolwayJones Gallery is an art gallery located in the Chinatown area of Los Angeles, and previously in the La Brea / Wilshire “Miracle Mile” district. They wanted a website that would enable them to dynamically update content for new gallery shows.

I specified a database to meet their needs, and contracted php programmer Mark Losinski to build the content management system. Additional programming was done by Andrew Farley. I was responsible for the graphic and navigation design of the site. In 2008 a WordPress blog was added for the “News” section, allowing them to add written updates about their artists and video clips of their art work. The blog has been exceptionally successful.

The website opened a number of doors for the gallery, enabling them to enter art fairs that had previously been unreceptive, and also ushering them into some professional art publications.

The site’s content management system allows them to add, remove, and re-sequence artwork, exhibit, and artist listings from the database. Images are sized using an Imageready “droplet” for consistency. Because of changes in browser technology,  a site overhaul was discussed, but the gallery closed before that could be undertaken.

SolwayJones Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
WordPress Developer, Videographer
· Designed and built gallery news WordPress blog
· Videotaped exhibition artwork and published flash versions online

SolwayJones Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Web Designer, Project Manager
· Designed and built gallery website with updatable catalog
· Specified PHP database to catalog artwork, contracted programmers to build it

Blythe Projects

Blythe Projects, Beverly Hills, CA
Website Designer, Developer, Photographer, and Graphic Designer
· Designed and built website incorporating flash and javascript slideshows and php database
· Designed business identity, stationary, logo, and business cards
· Shot portrait photos for website

Web Designer, Navigation Architect, Logo Designer, Graphic Designer

Blythe Projects embraces the dual art consultancy and artist development businesses of Hillary Metz. The sites incorporate a Flash animated slideshow on the home page, a javascript projects slideshow, and static pages with biographical information and a list of art fairs.

The content scope for this mostly static site was small, so navigation design focused on simplicity and clarity. Drop-down menus used in the client’s specification were eliminated, and an allied site intended for emerging artist management services was created separate from the gallery site. A small php database was begun to facilitate dynamic listings of art fairs throughout the world, however time and budgetary considerations gave priority to development of an animated home page.

Allied work included business cards and the gallery’s logo.

Shambhala Restoration

Shambhala Restoration
Website Designer, WordPress Developer
Ilonka aka Irena Root
Moorpark, CA
October 2012

Ilonka is a spiritual healer in Moorpark, CA. Her facilities include a crystal massage table, infra red sauna, and several special healing baths. Her previous web developer had setup multiple domains and left her site mostly incomplete. A large part of the project involved resolving domain redirection problems between web hosts. I photographed her facilities and customized the 2011 WordPress theme to display different header images and use a color scheme more in the spirit of her location.

Live Art Pilates

Live Art Pilates / Big Bear Pilates / Siri Galliano

10524 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90064
577 Bonanza Trail
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Siri Galliano

Graphic Designer, Web Developer, Photographer, Videographer,Pilates apparatus service technician
E-comm and w
ebsite maintenance
Equipment maintenance technician
Equipment delivery and delivery budgeting
Video and still photography
Graphic Design

  • Maintained WooCommerce online stores
  • resolved billing configuration issues
  • provided order fulfillment
  • Installed online appointment scheduling system
  • designed DVD packaging and marketing clips from intensive workshop videos
  • converted and uploaded videos for online sale
    • Photographed and videotaped intensive workshops
  • Edited workshop videos
  • Created Pilates Isle of Wight Historical Slideshow for lecture by Siri Galliano
  • Designed attendee certificates of completion for Los Angeles Intensive
  • Provided sound support for intensive
  • Created and sold working drawings from original Joseph Pilates “Electric Chair”
  • Modified and maintained studio Pilates equipment
  • Delivered and setup Pilates equipment
  • Built shipping crates, packed and shipped Pilates equipment
  • Provided budgeting and accounting for Pilates equipment resale deliveries, including truck rentals, fuel, and travel expenses. Deliveries included intensives and independent Arizona and California studios.
  • Packed, shipped or delivered, and installed studio equipment for Los Angeles, Big Bear, and Oakland intensives and for trainers and studios throughout California and in Arizona.
    • Oversaw shipping container security and shipping pickup

Clients include: Kara Wiley Pilates, Siri Galliano, Vil Shumayev, Miriam, Jordan Beinhorn, Alice Ann, Greta Gryzwana, Karen Biancardi, Donna La Brecque, Robin Lim Healy, Pia Ligeti, Jan Wessman, and others.

LA Pilates Intensive 2011: