The We Are LoD website is a custom WordPress theme featuring a home page slider, custom post types for LOD artists, and a floating navigation bar.
Thelonius Kryptonite Landing Page
A landing page for Thelonius Kryptonite’s Album Release and accompanying party using a custom WordPress Child Theme and the Twitter Bootstrap system
The landing page features email opt-in boxes tied to TK’s mailing list, two promotional videos and the ability to embed the BandCamp widget for his album using WordPress’s visual editor. (more…)
MANIFEST Artist Site
The MANIFEST site is a customization of a WordPress Theme and includes the GigPress plugin to help the Gospel group display their shows. I also did the logo design for them as a placeholder but they liked it more than the logos other designers intentionally made for them.
Ferguson Heights Church Website
The Ferguson Heights Church of Christ website is an implementation of a premium WordPress theme with some minor customization.
Indiana Rome Artist Website
Indiana Rome’s site is built on WordPress and a customized version of Platform pro. Strong imagery and intuitive navigation showcase Indiana Rome’s music and brand.
New music blog justamuse.com is built on the WordPress platform. Heavy on interaction and maximizing content per pixel of browser space, justamuse.com features alot of sliders and jQuery based elements. It was a pleasure helping design and handling most of the development for the site.
Entelleckt Mobile Email Template
A simple, personable design was needed to cater to those who subscribe to Entelleckt’s email list.
With the continually growing rise of mobile email viewing, the design focused on a mobile friendly layout with big buttons and easily discernible sections.
NSBE National Template
The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) wanted an email template that informed its members while being colorful and organized.
The design shown is the result of being integrated within NSBE’s marketing arm and some old-school hand coding.
WordPress Web Design
Updating Your Website Is A Piece of Cake (Cake Not Included)
Your website will be simple to edit and update. I build on WordPress, a simple to use, powerful, content management platform. What links XXL, Katy Perry, Big Boi, and Arcade Fire? All of their sites are powered by WordPress.
Build A Relationship With Each of Your Fans
Get a direct connection to the people who love what you do. Let me set you up with a mailing list through MailChimp and engage your listeners. Own your relationships with your fans. Twitter may fail whale, Facebook is finicky, SOPA may pass
today one day. Email is between you and your fans.
Get Your Content Online
If you need reliable, affordable hosting I can help out with that. For just $8/month you can have unlimited space, unlimited domains, and more.
Of course, if you don’t want me to host your site, I highly recommend FatCow for hosting. They have been great for me and have 24-hour customer service.
Hi there. Glad you made it over here. I’m Mike.
I create artistic and functional stuff.
How did I get into design?
You know how sometimes you find yourself doing things because no one else wants to do them and end up liking it?
That’s pretty much the biggest thing that led to me doing design. In college, I was in an organization called NSBE, and our chapter website was horrible so I learned how to make a new one. That site led to making sites for the most of the African-American student organizations then becoming Director of Promotions for the Student Union Board and designing their site.
Through design work and the occasional moment of brilliance (i.e. seeking out knowledge from other people and making application) I rose up through the ranks of NSBE, eventually becoming National Communication Chair. Got the chance to work with and learn from some amazing people, including:
What’s My Design Philosophy?
You know what makes for the best design?
Something that works the way it’s supposed to.
If we ( “we” meaning you and I) make something that works in terms of function, but is so hideous no one uses it, then it’s a bad design. Conversely, if we make something beautiful but no one knows how to use it and/or it doesn’t fulfill a purpose, then it’s a bad design.
Basically, a good design is:
- sexy (looks good enough for you to use it, read whatever you want into that)
- intuitive (how to use it is obvious; i’m all for creating useful and unneeded documentation)
- functional (it gives you the result you want)
What Skills Do I Have?
What Skills Am I Learning?
Ruby on Rails
Direct Response Marketing
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Frequently Asked Questions
What payments do you accept?
All major credit and debit cards are accepted via PayPal. Checks are also accepted via mail.
What qualifications do you have?
I’ve worked with HTML and CSS for the past 6 years, programmed for The Boeing Company and Scottrade, developed over 20 websites, and am Google AdWords Individually Qualified.