GO! Tattoo Removal
Perhaps the most challenging aspect to doing web design is when you’re on both sides of the table. In early 2011 a longtime friend and I started talks that led to an LLC being formed and eventual opening this past fall of a laser tattoo removal business. This is a new venture for me, as we both received training and certification and have been open and running for several months. My role in the company, in addition to being a technician, is to handle the website, social media, minor graphic design and marketing.
Over dinner one night in New York City nearly two years ago with longtime friend Troy, I casually asked him why he didn’t have a website. As a producer for the Sirius XM radio program Opie & Anthony, he had started also becoming an on-air talent, often getting pulled into fun, crazy and sometimes awkward conversations. It also gave Troy an opportunity to promote his music, something he’s been doing for as long as I can recall, he’s always been in a band, sometimes more than one at a time. His other job in New York City is being a DJ and the platform of his website is to promote his music, events and venues he DJs at, in and around the New York City area.
Nothing Leaves Stock
Clients often come from chance meetings and Josh, a friend of a friend, was one of these chance meetings. Earlier this summer a bunch of friends and I went on a hiking adventure, including Josh. About half way through we started talking about cars and it turned out he owns a performance and maintenance shop not far from me, specializing in German cars, and manufacturing parts to facilitate the aftermarket swapping of motors from different year cars into chassis. Being a car guy myself, as are all my friends, we had some good talks. Then Josh told me his site hadn’t been updated in a few years and he’s been using eBay to sell his custom made products, and with the raising costs of eBay, up to 15% when you include Paypal fees, he was getting murdered. I had a solution for him.
America’s Biggest Empire
When local entrepreneur Nano came to me about designing a site for his new street wear line he had all the drive and energy of someone who is bound to succeed. His line, America’s Biggest Empire had a great response to some of the first designs that were produced and a website was needed to announce the launch their summer line of clothing, display a digital lookbook, announce new collaborations and product launches and a stockist for consumers to find their products.
In 2008 Homebase Skateshop was in need of a revamp of their website with a very tight deadline. Since the first site, we’re now on the third version, each one more robust and fully featured. This latest site, launched in the second quarter of 2012 puts focus on featured events, an integrated e-commerce store front and utilizes social media services like Tumblr, Facebook commenting and Twitter integration.
Jeff has been a client for a few years now, after he got frustrated trying to build and maintain his own website since he’d rather be shooting photos. This is the second full build I’ve done for him, his goal was to boost interactions and showcase his photos as big as reasonably possible.
A slick, one-page website used to showcase the global clients of New York City based fashion showroom Melt Management.