First the name, then the logo, and third came the look and feel for this client. Not an architectural firm, it was important to create imagery that differentiated this company from actual builders. Instead of resorting to construction images, the lines of the logo was the the starting point, and building texture was integrated to create a unique visual identity. Featuring an animation of the logo on the home page, the site incorporates a clean slab serif type, shades of blue, fine art and smart writing to create a distinct website that looks both professional and artistic, and is easy to navigate. blueprintadvisors.com
BACK BAY SHUTTER COMPANY
Happily, we’ve worked with Back Bay for over 15 years, and this is the third site we developed for them. Branded for the trade, clean, and easy to navigate, this one will be around for a while. backbayshutter.com
“Everybody talks about quality. We build it.” That’s the core message of this website, which is filled with the client’s projects, along with details about the company, their maintenance program, and, importantly, their charity work. kvcbuilders.com
JEWISH DISCOVERY INSTITUTE
This non-profit wanted a friendly site to communicate their accessibility and willingness to work with anybody interested in Judaism. A wide variety of people are featured on the homepage with a welcoming message. jewishdiscoveryinstitute.org
THE PILLOW COLLECTION
This thriving online pillow company was in desperate need of a brand personality. We gave them a new look, a new language, and said goodbye to a generic site. thepillowcollection.com
THE PORTLAND GROUP
This company was looking for an updated, more contemporary website that communicated a brand message and was easy for its customers to navigate. We clarified their message, revised, their site map, and incorporated new photography. Presto! theportlandgroup.com
Finding the right theme was the key to this project. Simple, clean, and easy to navigate, the design of this site compliments the contemporary work of this talented interior designer. latourdesignboston.com
A fun little side project for us, this Bar Mitzvah site, with a flashing neon logo and bright colors, was part of a fully branded “Light Up the Night” event. (Yes, we can do that, too.) ethan13.com
Forgirlsake is a grassroots movement bringing girls and women together to support and educate girls in need. This site fully captures the projects, and the spirit of the girls who are leading the way in their communities. forgirlsake.org
This salon has since closed, but as girls, we know, “that stuff on top of your head is a very big deal”.
BENNETT & BELFORT
This client wanted a website that would stand out in the legal industry. We had some pretty edgy fun ideas (that will show up one day in our blog of dead work) but they still ended up with a strong visual concept that set them apart and expressed their core message. bennettandbelfort.com
BAY POINT BUILDERS
This site (and company) is no longer, but the architectural color images, contrasting with the white background, and sleek slider worked to create a great looking site. Although the client did not want to incorporate the magazine visuals into the website (see Ad section), the same message pulled the brand together: “How would you feel if building your dream house was not one problem after another?”
At Uturn Design, it is all about the concept (in case you haven’t noticed) and so we loved the simple idea on the home page. This construction company builds and renovates, but the best part was, their home care. At the time, this message, along with the blue background and interesting type, helped distinguish FBN in a web world where so much looks the same.
AMY MARTIN LANDSCAPE DESIGN
OK, one more site that came and went, but helped get a small startup off the ground.The concept, “a garden starts inside”, referring to our client’s deep understanding of how her customers live and interact in their spaces, is a believable notion that remains true of her process.