Karuna Yoga was a yoga studio in the Los Feliz district of Los Angeles run by Kelly Wood. I took over maintenance and updates for their website, designed some flyers for events at the studio, and updated their teacher’s training manual. I was also a Kundalini Yoga teacher there. • print production • print design • website updates • web video implementation
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.
2008 SolwayJones Gallery, Los Angeles, CA www.solwayjonesgallery.com/news/ WordPress Developer, Videographer · Designed and built gallery news WordPress blog · Videotaped exhibition artwork and published flash versions online
2005 SolwayJones Gallery, Los Angeles, CA www.solwayjonesgallery.com Web Designer, Project Manager · Designed and built gallery website with updatable catalog · Specified PHP database to catalog artwork, contracted programmers to build it
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 website 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.
DJ Cat Web Developer, WordPress Developer, Navigation Architect WordPress Theme Installation and Configuration Catherine Wentworth West Hollywood, CA www.djcatnyc.com November 22, 2012 – January 13, 2013
Catherine Wentworth is a professional DJ who works extensively in the fashion industry and in night clubs throughout the country. I implemented two different versions of her site; the first was an update and theme transition due to some broken features, to accompany her feature in Playboy’s music issue, and a later, more extensive site overhaul was implemented using a commercial theme called “Sideways” (because it’s blog scrolled horizontally instead of vertically) to integrate her broad social media presences, integrate with online sales, media downloads of both music and video, and provide a gallery of photos and press coverage.
Navigation: The broad scope of this site offered a number of challenges for navigational clarity, graphical branding consistency, and social media integration. The client chose a commercial theme whose developer did not respond to our support inquiries regarding gallery features that had been rolled into WordPress after the theme’s release. During development, navigation was streamlined and organized as simply as possible. Extensive plugin testing was required to facilitate unusually broad social media integration needs; most social media plugins don’t include options for music sites and are not extensible. Consequently, simple outbound links were added to visit external sites and plugins were used for sharing posts on primary sites such as Twitter and Facebook. The blog section of the theme features an unusual horizontal scrolling layout, however certain types of posts wouldn’t display correctly. Testing was done to determine the limitations of image display within this layout, and the client was advised to prepare images accordingly. I aimed for typographical clarity and consistency throughout the core of the site, however, the nightclub typographic aesthetic prevails as the media images and blog posts are added. The site includes an event calendar. Training for the features of the template was provided to the client.
Theme Debugging Theme Configuration Navigation Design Calendar Configuration Social Media Integration Training