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Portfolio: Samples of our work
Here are the projects in the category: Artists.
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Organic Cotton Plus
- Make our site much more aesthetically pleasing to our customers.
- Make the back-end easier for us.
- Move them to a more stable software platform to grow on.
Melissa designed the logo and illustrations, and Lauren created the site design. We ordinarily work with designers and creatives who want a lot of input into the process, but for this project we were given free rein for design decisions, coming up with a polished and professional look that is also fun and appealing to their target audience.
"I needed a coherent and professional 'shop window' on the internet. Paying other people with the right experience to do it for me made me interrogate my brand and ask questions of myself which would not have happened if I had attempted to do it all.
I now have an online presence which I am really proud of and can link back to in a million ways be it online, through social media or face to face. The ability to close the sale at the last step of the journey with an e-commerce site is the icing on the cake.
I now look and feel like a professional who means business and the site has actually made me approach my entire brand with a different head on. I'm now more confident in my business and its future than I have ever been.
I wanted to swoop in and say a huge thank you to all of you for helping to make my brand and website beyond my wildest dreams - brilliant. Thank you all for your patience, thousands of miles and thousands of seconds time difference can be challenging but you made it feel like we were in the same room - (although not so close that I could see you tutting and rolling your eyes - which I guess maybe happened now and again?!) ha ha. I am over the moon."
-- Jon Harvey
"Our store was built on the philosophy of only carrying shoes that promote natural foot health and development, so we hand select all our products based on quality, style and age/stage appropriate design. We definitely cater to a more narrowed selection of style that is MODERN, URBAN and OUTDOORSY – we steer clear of loafers and classics (we like to call them Grandma Bait!). We offer the expertise, personal service and product knowledge of a boutique store while providing the shopping perks of a big store like huge selection, great prices, free shipping & easy returns."
Chalese also gives us a great example of how having focused goals results in a successful website. Check out these well thought out goals:
"Our ultimate goal is to sell product, but we want to be everyone’s first go-to resource when they’re looking for kids shoes & accessories. So we don’t want someone walking away thinking I just got a great deal on a pair of shoes from some random online store, we want our customers to love their entire shopping experience with us so they want to come back and tell all of their friends about us.
We want our customers to know we have the best selection of kids shoes and accessories, that we offer free, fast shipping on all orders over $20 to US & Canada, that we’re here to help them find the perfect shoes for their kids with our real customer service, expert product knowledge and sizing help, and that we stand behind everything we sell. We also want our site to be really easy to navigate and find what you’re looking for."
Pink Door Fabrics
"Kudos to Liz and Aeolidia ! We just got this from a customer:
"I just wanted to let you know that I put your Etsy shop on my blog! Love the header!! Did you make it, or did you have an Etsy shop do it? Anyway, it is great!"
I was sure to send the info along! Thanks again! we’re in L.O.V.E.!"
-- Chelsea Camalick
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
Lovely & Co.
After the problems we had with our previous designers, working with Aeolidia on our logo design was a breath of fresh air. Everything was very clear, from the quote to the extremely useful calendar, so we knew exactly where we were throughout. I was also greatly impressed by how promptly Meg responded to my emails – she made me feel like she was prioritising the project at all times and the fact that we were working with time differences didn’t matter. Meg’s manner is highly professional and friendly – she had no problem at all when I didn’t want to go with one round of revisions – which inspired total confidence – and the end result is exactly what we wanted. I am looking forward to working with Aeolidia again on our web design.
-- Lucy Amico
Little Room of Style
"Whenever I am “Over The Moon Happy” I love to share; and I love to give gratitude to all the people teaching me and fueling my passion. Learning more about blogging has been such a surprise. I honestly did not know there was so much to learn. And, I didn’t know how much learning about blogging would light my inner creative fire. Each day I learn something new and crave to learn more.
Initially, my first step was to begin the journey of finding just the “right” web designer and illustrator to create my blog. After hours of research, I came upon Aeolidia. My attraction to Arianne was immediate. The first class service and über talented team, oozing a sense of class, sealed the deal. I encourage anyone sincerely learning about blogging and wanting creative people who know how to keep everything moving forward to check out Aeolidia. They are consistently providing wonderful tips on their blog.
My experience with Aeolidia was a wonderful journey of discovery. My team of creative experts led me to my dream site, my little room of style. I cannot say thank you enough for the first class service! I look forward to more projects with Aeolidia!"
-- Jocelyn Casey
"Thank you for all your work, these are amazing! You really captured everything I described for my brand. I think all your expertise and suggestions are really great and exactly what I need. Thanks so so much!"
-- Jen Dwyer
West 35th Baby
"The challenge: to translate a feeling into a website.
To simply create an e-commerce website wasn't going to be enough. We needed to also make the site conjure up feelings and emotions; to be a romantic site that allowed for rich stories to be told; to seem timelessly vintage, yet modern and fresh. That was the challenge that we presented to Aeolidia and they responded with a team of creative people that not only met our expectations, but exceeded them. They kept us organized and on-track. They pushed us to fully articulate our vision and then translated it perfectly. Aeolidia was the ideal fit for P.O.S.H. because, quite simply, they "got" us."
-- Karl Sorensen
"We checked out many web developers for our website redesign and what we found was that most were either great at design but poor on the technical or vice versa. Aeolidia, however are brilliant at both!
The Basecamp system that they use was a great way to communicate across the pond with such a talented team.
We have also found the "aftercare" to be fantastic. Prompt replies and responses.
The new website design & logo has produced a fresh and professional feel to our brand.
Big, big thanks to Arianne, Keenan, Lauren, Leslie & Chris!"
-- Julie Bevan
Denise designed the logo and some illustrations, Lauren designed a minimal, yet playful site design, and Zoe made it just about perfect on the front and back ends!
"It was an absolute pleasure working with Liz on my logo. My last experience with graphic design work was a bit haphazard but working with Liz and Aeolidia was extremely organized and professional experience and one I would repeat happily with future projects. Liz was able to take my very odd and wordy description of what I was going for and turn it into a surly little sheep that I just adore. I get comments on my sheep all the time, so I guess I should start thinking of a name for him.
Thank you so much for the tremendous time,
I'll be back (and I'll be a very happy referrer)"
-- Brooke Snow
The Sitter Tree
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.
"The talented team at Aeolidia created a happy and playful website for my infant potty training blog and shop! Its fresh and simple design pulls people in and keeps them engaged!
The lovely and talented Zaara (KittenChops) got my project off to an amazing start with a cheerful logo and set of illustrations. She nailed my creative brief perfectly and really laid down the foundation to send a powerful branding message about my company and site. Lauren then ran with the logo and illustrations by bringing all the visual elements together and weaving it into a beautiful and easy to navigate website. Jon then stepped in and did his coding magic, patiently explaining all the technical details along the way. Keenan, the project manager, keeps the project running smoothly with clearly laid out milestones and deadlines for all project members. I couldn't be happier with the result!"
-- Nga Zimmerman
"I have been so anxious waiting to show everyone the new website. I could not be happier with the final outcome. It would not have been possible without Jessika Hepburn & Team Aeolidia. They have made all my visions, ideas, and thoughts come true! I am so excited to see what is in store for the future of LoveLeeSoaps and I feel like this new site is just what we needed. We are thrilled to now offer larger quantities, gift certificates, wishlists, behind the scenes peeks, and a blog where we can connect and share thoughts each week.
Every step to the process was easy, smooth, and so much fun. The entire team was there immediately to help when needed and answered all of my questions. I could not be more happy with all of the work that Aeolidia has done for my business and would highly recommend them to anyone that is interested!"
-- Leeana Provan
Earth Grown Crayons
This Paper Ship designed the logo and did illustration work for the site, and Sarah designed the heck out of it, passing it over to Zak to integrate it with Shopify.
Stay tuned, because we have more plans for U-Handbag!
My Sweet Muffin
"Working with Aeolidia has been an amazing and rewarding process! Not only are Arianne and her team extremely responsive and customer oriented but they truly made our visions of the logo, website design, About Us page and illustrations come to life!
Leslie was a joy to work with on our logo and illustrations. She managed to translate our visions of Blueboxtree into illustrations and was extremely patient in the process!
Lauren was responsible for our website design which turned out to be exactly what we had dreamed for! She always took into account our feedback and guided us through the process and what would work best.
We simply cannot recommend Aeolidia enough!"
-- Sonia Hummitzsch
"When I started out with a business plan and just a little money, people told me to make my own website using a ready-made template for e-business. But I had an idea that starting with a good website would save me a lot of time and money later. I was right.
I had NO IDEA how complicated logo and web design is. At the very beginning of my process, Arianne and I had long e-mail conversations about choosing a good business name. Just that was enough to convince me I would be in way over my head without the team at Aeolidia.
Aeolidia took me from logo design to finished website--and their artistic sense is as keen as their technical know-how. My website is beautiful. I have all the tools and information I need to keep it up-to-date and working well. And I've had over two dozen people tell me it's extremely easy to use.
Aeolidia--I love to say the word, and I love the company! Many many thanks to Arianne, Chris, Jill, Shoshanna & Jen. I know for sure I couldn't have done it without you."
-- Maureen Benes
Feeling is Mutual
"Working with Aeolidia has been an absolute pleasure. The whole team are extremely well organised and friendly. Mariah is conscientious, enthusiastic and super talented. She worked hard to understand what I wanted and make sure I was happy. Her designs are absolutely adorable and exactly what I had hoped for, they really give my site a personality. I would love to come back at some point for a complete website. Thank you!"
-- Sarah Ball
"thank you so much for an amazing website. somehow shoshanna translated our fuzzy and vague descriptions of what we wanted and brought it to life just like we had imagined. actually, quite a bit better than we imagined. we knew where we were in the project every step of the way. the communication was excellent, and all of my questions were answered promptly and thoroughly.
thank you so much! we've already gotten rave reviews about our site!"
-- Tammie Bennett
Bikks & Kids
"I stumbled across Aeolidia while shopping Three Potato Four (3-P4), decided to have an inspirational peek and end up working with Mariah and Arianne. Actually, I can't say enough great things about Mariah – her work is quite literally brilliant! I was immediately drawn to her sweet illustrations - imaginative, engaging, colorful and appealing to kids. Mariah was able to shape the ideas I threw at her in a way that would get across as much as possible in as little as possible. The end result turned out to be a complete branding package for Bikks + Kids. I even got inspired by the creativity she invested in designing our branding package. Didn't I say her work is brilliant! Mariah also gives charming feedback, not to mention she is great to work with. Mariah and Arianne were incredibly patient every step of way. Never once throughout the project did I ever felt pressured. Through Aeolidia's project management system, from start to finish I had an overview of and was involved in project. They were accommodating to last minute requests and understanding when unexpected challenges came up. Mariah had such fun and creative ideas, she did a great job. It was a pleasure working with Mariah and Aeolidia. Looking forward to working with both again in the future!"
-- Karlene Bringemeier
"I recently read a quote and thought of the team from Aeolidia: "We don't find it remarkable when our expectations are met only when they are exceeded." That is exactly what the folks at Aeolidia did for us every step of the way.
I had searched for a web designer for a couple of years only to find cookie cutter and soulless designs. So when I came across Aeolidia my heart raced and my breathing stopped, I couldn't believe my eyes after having searched for so long. Working with Arianne and Denise Ann Holmes was awesome! It was like bringing in the A-Team and you just knew something good was a brewing.
Denise Ann Holmes is an art super star! We loved all the forest creations and the logo she did for us. She is such a talented and sweet artist! She responded promptly to all our emails and was prolific in her sketches. We look forward to working with Denise in the future.
We can't thank Arianne enough for all her wonderful work and I almost want to do another website just so I can work with her again as it was such a treat. We are so happy with our website and all the incredible feedback we've received. We were constantly impressed with Arianne's patience, attention to details, and professionalism. We will definitely be contacting Aeolidia for future projects."
-- Karen Wasylyk
"Working with Arianne and Zaara was an incredibly efficient, professional and over all a wonderful experience. They were able to capture my ideas better then I imagined. By far the best web and designing experience I've had. "
-- Lisa Sanchez
Cotton & Cloud
"Being able to work with Aeolidia was the best thing ever. They are the most talented and professional people.
This was my first craft e-commerce but they have made everything so organized that I was never lost. All my questions and requests were answered in a most professional manner by all the members involved in this project.
Firstly the logo and illustration created by Zaara are fantastic. Everyone who sees the illustration and the logo love them. I would say that she is the most talented artist I have worked with.
Chris was absolutely amazing at coding. I don't know how he managed to code everything on the site. He was efficient, organized and precise.
Lauren's superb design on the site made it look attractive and friendly; exactly the way I wanted. She was able to take all my requests for the design and made it better!
Finally, I am so grateful to Arianne. She organised and maintained the flow of the project. Whenever I had any question, she would get back to me with the most helpful information. She also has a brilliant talent for design.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
I would recommend Aeolidia to anyone and you will love your site and would feel proud with the end result."
-- Kyoko Nakayoshi
Stubby Pencil Studio
Jennifer Way Photography
Muddy's Bake Shop
"The website looks so good and works so well. Several customers have even said it's one of the best, easiest to use websites they've ever seen. We've had such a great response to it and every now and then I go myself and just look around... just cause it's made of awesome. :)
You and your team did such a great job and have been so great to work with. THANK YOU!"
-- Kat Gordon
The Fabric Bar
"I had high expectations from Aeolidia when they first started working on my logo and illustrations for my website. I had no idea that those expectations would be exceeded... but they were! It was such a positive experience and I was truly blown away by how simple and organized the whole process was. And I can't thank Arianne enough for working within my budget to help me create my business identity and also for recommending Leslie Dallion for my logo and illustrations. I highly recommend Arianne and Leslie and I'm sure I will be back, as my business grows."
-- Amy Seeger