Pelorian Designed Website Example

Carolyn Mary Kleefeld

Client’s Request:

Author and artist Carolyn Mary Kleefeld asked us to update her old CMS website with a modern WordPress site. She wanted to keep almost all of the existing information on her artwork, published books, biography, exhibitions, news and events, as well as a poetry section, a contact page and links to all of her social network sites. The new site design included:

  • Home page with introductory slide show
  • an About section with pages for: Biography, Author CV, Artist CV, Multimedia
  • a Writings section with pages for Published Books, Forthcoming Books, Poetry
  • Gallery pages featuring Paintings, Drawings, and 3 Archive sections
  • a Contact page
  • Main menu links to Carolyn’s Alchemy Oracle website
  • a News & Events Blog
Designer’s Comments:

This project was team effort with the various people who help Carolyn with her publishing, cataloging of artwork, promotion, and other general organization–most particularly Carolyn’s friend and colleague Patricia Holt. Patricia and I worked carefully to take all of the elements on the old site into a modern responsive structure. As a designer, it was interesting to see the transformations, for example, how a previously static page of personal photographs could be turned into a dynamic slide show that automatically adjusts it’s size for a user’s screen. Of particular concern was creating a method of cataloging Carolyn’s artwork into galleries that could very easily be updated or reorganized in the WordPress backend.

Technology Used:

Computer applications and web technology used in building this website

  • Adobe Photoshop for creating graphics and editing artwork
  • Adobe Dreamweaver for editing and transferring various website files
  • WordPress CMS with custom theme design
  • Various WordPress plugins and Widgets
  • A variety of SEO techniques

Dear Rasa, What an extraordinary experience working with you on Carolyn’s website! Your artistic vision, listening ability, translation of my very un-tech descriptions of what we wanted into a vibrant presentation, and technical know-how were exemplary and inspiring. The job ended up being more complicated than I had originally thought, but your expert guidance through the entire process made everything go smoothly. Also I very much appreciated your willingness to respond to each request and to continue with perseverance until we had the look we wanted. You have a rare gift of both technical and artistic skill, which is so important in this work. Ever thank you!

Patricia Holtfriend and colleague