Northwest Wools

Northwest Wools

It had been 4 years since client Jackie Kraybill had originally asked us to design her website, Northwest Wools. It had served the purpose well, but the theme and layout did not adapt to mobile devices. We made up for that lack by using a mobile plugin, but that required a separate monthly update routine in addition to the regular site updates. What a hassle!

We worked closely with Jackie to develop a site layout that was simple, engaging, easy to use, and designed to showcase her monthly events and wide range of yarn offerings, accessories, tools, and classes. Working with the wonderful images provided by Tim Sturgeon, we created an easy to use online showcase that has increased traffic using mobile devices many times over what it had been a year ago.

Hagenstein Lectures

Hagenstein Lectures

Hagenstein Lectures

Emerging Voices in Forestry 

When the World Forestry Center wanted to launch a new lecture series aimed at foresters under 40, they wanted a website that was fun, fresh and flexible. The series of lectures was funded by a bequest by Bill Hagenstein, a local timber leader.

This project was a fast track and we had to jump right on it. The site design came to us fully formed, so all we had to do is make it happen. Now that the event is over, the site now holds video archives of the lecture series.

Rose City Yarn Crawl

Rose City Yarn Crawl

They Rose City Yarn Crawl had an amazing event. For four days, fiber fantatics from all over the Northwest converge on the yarn shops of Portland, shopping and sharing. Each shop features two patterns and the lead in to the festivities include two Mystery Along projects, where knitters follow along with a pattern but don’t know what it is until the project is finished. The previous site was not mobile friendly and did not showcase the amazing photos taken each year.

We came up with a site that features event calendars to easily add to calendars, an interactive map, lovely slide shows, ecommerce and an interactive patterns page. Instagram and Facebook feeds allowed the latest social media photos to be part of the site.

Chocolatefest

  • Redesign 100%
  • Convert to Responsive 100%

This event is the largest chocolate festival in Portland and is a benefit for the World Forestry Center. The challenge on this site was to convert it to WordPress, add event features to make it easier to use, and make it responsive. Implementing the dramatic photography used in the print and media campaigns made it easy and fun. The old site was not nearly as delicious as this one. What a fun site to work on!