We recently had the pleasure of working with Judy Busch, a talented artist who recently hired us to design and create her new web site.
Judy is a local Sasaktoon artist, working with charcoal and water-colour artwork. She creates amazing artwork and is very, very talented.
Judy’s passion for art began with art classes from two local Saskatoon International Artists and a watercolor class with the University of Saskatchewan. She has entered numerous art pieces at the Fine Arts Competition in the Saskatoon Exhibition and has won numerous times through the years.
In 2014, she began her business, JBusch Designs, and enjoys working with pencil and charcoal as she loves the detail and work at including every aspect into the picture. However when painting with watercolors, she enjoys painting abstract.
JBusch Designs offers Black and White Prints, Watercolor Prints, and Originals. All of the prints are of high quality and will look excellent with the mats and frames of your choice. Watercolor and Black and White Originals are available and no prints will be made, so you are getting a one of a kind original.
The requirement for the project were as follows:
- the website must have a clean and artful appearance
- it must include a content management system so Judy could add and edit content herself without assistance from a developer
- ability to include PayPal buttons for viewers to make purchases
- a custom theme to establish quality and personal brand
- a gallery to showcase art pieces
- a blog for Judy to communicate with her viewers
- image watermarking
Given the objectives at hand, we chose not to utilize WordPress in this instance. It was too much for what was needed. We went a simpler route and gave Judy a custom built CMS written in PHP, with no database. This would prevent the need of on-going maintenance, updates and security monitoring/prevention.
To establish a personal look and feel to the website, we had Dawn Stranden come in and take some professional shots of Judy, her artwork and her studio. The photography turned out incredible and (to us) made the website design even better. We are so happy with the overall design of this project – we think it is one of our best yet.
We would like to say thank you to Judy for being an amazing client, and recommend everyone to head over to her site and look at her work.
Judy was so happy with our work, she provided us with an amazing testimonial:
Kevin did just a phenomenal job of my web site and I am very fortunate to have such a talented person to do it for me. I received a business card a few years ago and kept it just in case; I am so happy I did.