NEW Lois Reed Designs WEBSITE COMING SOON.
The new website for Project H20 is right where my heart is, here in the waters of Florida. I encourage you to look through this site and learn as much as you can to care for this essential life resource. There are a lot of links to it, but also be sure to check out the website – befloridiannow.org
I love working on projects that help to educate people so that we can make this planet a healthy place for all of life.
Create Exceptional Leaders
When I see a website that I love, I look at the source-code to check how it was made. Most of the time I find WordPress in the background. But, lately, I have been seeing SquareSpace behind the scenes. I called them and asked a lot of questions about being able to modify it with my own jquery & css. They told me it would not be a problem to do so.
Audrey Sloofman (President of Create Exceptional Leaders ) came to me, needing her website up and running for a conference in Switzerland the following week. I saw my opportunity to get my hands dirty with SquareSpace.
I was pleasantly surprised. Audrey needed some coaching with the back-end interface, and I was also able to do some customization for her. In the future we will focus on SEO and additional features for the CEL website. But, for this 5 day build, SquareSpace came to the rescue.
The Center for Optimum Living
I had been updating the text on The Center for Optimum Living’s website for many years when Sal contacted me to update his site from the static, 600px wide, HTML website that it was originally, to a modern responsive website.
Sal wanted the site to reflect the warmth of The Center for Optimum Living, without cluttering the site. The final product is open and natural, just like Sal. The images were taken by long time friend, Tom Huetz (the original webmaster of the original website).
Art & Soul
She wanted her website to evolve from her artwork, into a serene place for her to share information about her work in Meditation and Structural Yoga Therapy™. In addition to using Nitya’s artwork as the frame for the website, each section uses the corresponding Chakra color.
It was a delight to work with such a talented and dynamic person!
Florida Living Shorelines
Anyone who has worked with me, or who knows me personally, will understand what a joy it was for me to manage & create this website project. Although tricky at times, with all of the information, the subject is near to my heart. Be sure to check out the hundreds of downloads in the “Helpful Documents & Links” section.
Bachmann & Associates
Bill Bachmann travels & photographs for some of the world’s biggest ad agencies, travel companies, cruises, magazines, airlines, restaurants & Fortune 500 companies. For his Orlando and Florida markets he has handpicked an exceptional group of photographers & videographers – Bachmann & Associates. This website showcases their amazing work. Bill is one of the warmest people I have had the pleasure to work with. This warmth is what gives him the connection and eye to not only capture amazing photographs, but to also pick an amazing team to work in his Florida market.
The Morristown Armory CraftMarket
The Kiwanis Club of Randolph sponsors the annual Morristown CraftMarket. Anita Freeman, a representative from the Kiwanis Club, asked Lois Reed Designs to design a website that would complement their show. Being an artist myself, and having participated in similar shows in past years, I was thrilled to take this project. The quality of the art accepted into the Morristown CraftMarket was a great inspiration when designing the look of the MACM website.
Linda Benanti Voice Studio
Linda Benanti is a brilliant voice teacher, located in Kinnelon, New Jersey. Not wanting to take time away from her work, she asked only for a presence on the web. We decided to create a 1 page website for her voice studio containing contact information and a bit about Linda herself. The video shows the depths of Linda Benanti’s talent.
Joint & Sole
Lisa Charney is a talented yoga teacher. We have been discussing her website for a long time. Joint & Sole is an example of the birthing process that takes place when designing a website, organically. She originally wanted blues and peaches, now she has a quiet, soothing black and white website. Neither of us are certain how we got here, but the overall look and feel of the site is how I feel when practicing yoga … quiet and without distraction …visit her site and feel for yourself.
Remmey Antiques & Fine Art
Remmey Antiques & Fine Art wanted a website that is sophisticated, formal, friendly, yet also reflecting an antique feel. I custom designed a website in a WordPress CMS for them so that they could have full control of the posts and events on the website. The slider on the home page not only shows their work, but also links to the inner pages of the website.
The Marine Discovery Center
The Marine Discovery Center!! Explore your waters … I love working with these people. I have spent a lot of hours giving eco-tours and volunteering for MDC. This website was built in collaboration with Phycel Designs.
Fruit of the Vine
Colleen Hintz is a force of creativity! I immediately fell in love with her work, and knew that I wanted to create sliding banners for each page, as well as use her vestments as a background for the body. The website was originally built in static HTML/CSS with Flash galleries. I recently customized a photocrati wordpress theme for her, which allowed for easy updates to the many galleries, as well as allowing the site to be seen clearly on the new tablet technologies.
Each piece is an amazing work of art!
Dave Top Designs
Artist David Toporowski wanted to update his website, which had been built using a template which no longer worked in all browsers. Because the code was dated, I suggested that we build a new website, and use his art and his signature as the source of the website’s “look.”
David’s website is a perfect example of letting the client’s work design the site, rather than me, the website designer. Every visual element in this website is a piece of David’s artwork. When working with artists, there are times that I have to step back as a designer and simply put their work into XHTML code.
Ditchfield Holistic Therapy
Russell Ditchfield wanted a site built for his holistic physical therapy business. He wanted to convey the message that his line of work helps to enhance performance and improve overall health. As his site was going to be text heavy, we had to pay careful attention to his home page. We wanted to ensure that it be dynamic and catch the attention of the eye. We opted for a Flash slide-show, filled with images of Russell’s choosing, along with a quote that he thought best described the work that he performs.
Susan Durant Poetry
Susan Durant wanted a website show her poetry books, along with contact information for sales. She doesn’t spend much time on the internet and had no idea of what she wanted for the look of her site. Her only request was that it be “earthy”. As a poetry site would be “light” on imagery – I had to come up with a way to create visual interest. I asked her what she thought best describes her, and her poetry, to which she answered ” a river”. I then enlisted my artist/photographer friend, Linda Messier, and we spent the day getting shots of rivers.