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Zoe has always been an artist, crafter, and maker. She has degrees in art and education, and has been messing about with web design for about 15 years (fun fact: her first website was a Geocities page, which she created in middle school), designing professionally for about 7 years. She lives in a big old creaky house with her husband, two little boys, and a very large dog.
Jena worked with Elizabeth on a playful new business name, and then Liz got to work on a logo that expressed the exuberance and charm that Elizabeth was looking for. Lauren worked meticulously on the website design, and we're just thrilled with the results.
"Our previous website is 8 years old! It was the first and only Rare Device website, the one that Rena and Arianne worked on together when Rare Device first opened in 2005. Having said that, the fact that it lasted 8 years and was still useful to us speaks volumes about how well-made it was. When I decided that it was time to have a new website, I thought that it was a great opportunity to create a new logo as well. I wanted our new logo to be clean, modern, but fun, which is what Rare Device is all about.
The team at Aeolidia have been spectacular, starting with our designer, Meg Lewis, who captured my vision so vividly. Meg also designed our new logo, which I just love! From the moment Meg showed me the initial logo concepts, I knew we were in great hands. Our developer, Zoe Rooney, brought Meg's designs to life and was very patient and comforting as we went through some issues that were all eventually resolved. "
-- Giselle Gyalzen
Little Hip Squeaks
"I could not be more thrilled with my experience working with Aeolidia -- my site was completely tailored to my ecommerce needs and is absolutely wonderful.
We have received dozens of comments on how easy the new site is to use, and how gorgeous it looks.
Our wholesale requests tripled since the launch of the site, and we are definitely sending the vibe that we are a high end brand!"
-- Amy Richardson
Burt's Bees Baby
"Our ecommerce site launched this past Wednesday!!! The launch went VERY well and we've already received quite a few orders, exciting! :)"
-- Lauren Testa
Oh My! Handmade Goodness
"I first found Aeolidia in 2009 when they designed the Bamboletta dolls website and I fell in love. I followed everything they came out with after that and I bought OMHG in 2010 partly because I saw Arianne on the contributor list and I wanted a chance to connect with her! When it became really clear our site had outgrown its beginnings as a blog and had become a community I started planning to have it redesigned and only Aeolidia would do. Our community had been looking for ways to connect more but the old site was hard to use, crashing regularly, loading slowly, and generally buggy. It was a pain to manage all our contributors and our traffic had become too high for our little old site. So I saved the profits from advertising and digital products to invest in our rebrand and redesign. It took almost two years of saving, planning, and brainstorming ideas but in October 2012 we got started with a grand plan to transform OMHG into the first online community centre for creative entrepreneurs!
Ashley and Joel of This Paper Ship got us started by creating the new OMHG logo and illustrations that represent our diverse community. I wanted our branding to be friendly, welcoming, quirky and creative-they nailed it and their designs influenced the rest of the site. Then the brilliant Lauren Hardage went to work on the site design and blew me away with her eye for detail and usability. I have never worked with anyone who could so clearly and quickly capture the essence of an idea visually, almost every one of her mock ups was used as is with little to no revisions. I was sad when the designs were done and I didn't get the excitement of a new mock up in my inbox anymore!
The truly magical part for me was getting to work with developer Zoe Rooney, who has been an OMHG contributor and friend from the beginning. Without Zoe this site would never have happened, she helped me with all the initial brainstorming and ideas for what the community would benefit from most. Her understanding of systems and Wordpress transformed vague thoughts of how a site with a private community, marketplace, contributor forums and online classes could work into a site that does absolutely everything I imagined. Building the new site was a long collaborative process but throughout it all the Aeolidia team made it easy, fun, and captured the spirit of our community perfectly. The new OMHG is functional, beautiful, and has made going to work every day so fun! Our community is loving it, new collaborations are starting daily, our sales have tripled, and our traffic is soaring! When your website is your business having one that fits perfectly is the best possible investment. I am so thankful to Aeolidia for handcrafting a website for our community and a home for all my creative dreams!"
-- Jessika Hepburn
"So great to work with, I hired them for a second project. I highly recommend them.
It was worth the investment because I have a seamlessly functioning website that looks beautiful. It saves me SO MUCH TIME compared to building a site myself, and updating the (poorly constructed) site I built myself. For me, it's worth the peace of mind that everything looks great and is working.
The site looks so professional that sometimes it's actually been a hindrance in my industry - people think my company is bigger than it is, and they value small, family businesses and overlook me. I have to reiterate that my business is JUST ME to many people. I have to say, though, I'd rather have that problem than have a site that looks home made."
-- Jocelyn Tunney
Lauren designed the site and Zoe coded it, adding some cool features like the lightbox reviews, video slideshow, and custom look of all form fields. This Paper Ship were called in to create some chalkboard lettering announcing the shop.
Stoney Clover Lane
"Aeolidia did an amazing job throughout the entire process. We are so happy with everything they did,They really understood the look we were going for and made sure the site was everything we had imagined it to be."
-- Kendall Glazer
They want the site to reflect the new aesthetic of Manos del Uruguay yarns, so we used their logo and bright, bold colors to make something outstanding.