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Specializing in artist and gallery websites.

   

Guided by MVR's maxim Less is more, my websites have a clean, contemporary look designed to complement, not compete, with the artwork.

Contact me if you would like a free consultation and critique of your current site, or if you are interested in pursuing a new site. 

Below are examples of my work.  

 

Co-Designer, Concept
Rehoboth Art League 2018

www.rehobothartleague.org

Like many websites designed in the early 2000s, the league's previous site was filled with heady, feel-good words,  numerous menu options, and even more dropdown choices.  It left viewers feeling confused and struggling to find the information they were looking for.  It also lacked images of artwork, the campus, and the buildings.  In short, it didn't give viewers a glimpse of what made the art league special.
 

 Our goals:

1. Design the site map based on what visitors came to the website to see.

2. Simple graphic hierarchy. 

3. Let the images tell the story.

[ Detail, Home page of RAL website, April 16, 2020 ]

Artist Website Redesign

firetalkarts.com

Many artist and gallery websites contain lists of projects or names of represented artists that visitors must first click before seeing any images. This was the case with Barbara's website/

There are at least two reasons why I think it is important to establish a visual table of contents and provide a gestalt of an artist's body of work.  The first is  design philosophy that promoting a visual entity (artist or gallery) should be visual.  The second is based on studies that show a site must capture a  viewer's attention within fifteen seconds, or they will move on. It is a false assumption that once a visitor gets to a site, they will take the time to open all of the links. 

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New Artist Website
martanammack.com 

This website is an example of how using a simple template and adding a few small details can produce a professional-looking site. Creating this site was a collaborative effort with the artist, whose efforts saved hours of my time and lowered her cost. 

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New Artist Website
davidgneuman.com

David is a LA photographer whose work is very urban and colorful. This was my first attempt with full-screen imagery.  This site uses basic gallery templates and design elements that incorporate the artist's own work. (This site has been slightly modified by
the artist.)

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Redesigned Gallery Website
gallery50art.com

This redesign is an extension of earlier work I did cleaning up this site about a year ago and took no longer than two hours. The list of artist names was replaced with a visual table of contents.

My site
pastoreexhibits.com

On this site, I took my own medicine and created a visual table of contents. I also started playing with headers and footers whose boundaries are not clear which I find interesting.

EXHIBIT

FOCUSED EXHIBITIONS   INTENTIONAL DESIGN

F O C U S E D   E X H I B I T I O N S          I N T E N T I O N A L   D E S I G N  

JAY_PASTORE

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