Client Highlights of 2021
2021 might have had a bit less of the dramatic trauma of 2020 (in terms of Covid) but it had it’s share of Covid-related slowdown. People who were hanging out for a bounce-back got something different to what they expected—there was some relief, but the term “back-to-normal” got dropped. We saw more of the online […]
Website Design for Effective Climate Change Initiatives
Climate change is high on the agenda! The United Nations is back in session and New York has also just hosted Climate Change Week. Let’s make the most of this and achieve real change—starting with your websites. If you’re an organization working to reverse climate change trends, how do you get interested people to find […]
Non-Profit Web Design & Pivoting in Crises: Refugee Resettlement Organizations
There are nine non-profit organizations in the USA that work with the State Department to resettle refugees. This past August, as the Afghan evacuation took place with the non-profits receiving very little advance notice of the change in schedule, they were all suddenly swamped with the huge number of Afghan evacuees for whom they needed […]
Website Design Client Highlights of 2020
So 2020 is leaving us. Just before it does, I want to give a shout-out to the people who’ve worked with us this year who’ve taken the opportunity to create work, to have websites designed and built, and to keep their online presence up to date with the good work they are doing. Below are […]
how to write an artist bio or statement
I recently saw a wonderful play called Floydada for which the music was composed by an artist whose bio begins like this: “Composer Seth Bedford likes wandering the West Village in search of coffee and is passionately committed to daydreaming. He is entirely too enthusiastic about Mid-Century Modern design and architecture, 1930’s Weimar Kabarett, 1960’s French Pop, attempting to paint, and pretending to learn new languages. When he is not doing those things, he composes silly music and teaches elementary aged children to do the same.”
if we emulated nuns
Nicholas Kristof, writing of Jo Piazza’s book If Nuns Ruled the World in today’s New York Times, says he has become a huge fan of nuns because “I see them so often risking their lives around the world, confronting warlords, pimps and thugs, while speaking the local languages fluently. In a selfish world, they epitomize selflessness and compassion.” One of my clients last year was a nun and his article struck a chord with me.
will people copy my work on the web?
I’m often asked by clients how safe it is to put their artwork on the web without a watermark; if there’s a way to prevent people from copying or downloading it. The reality is that once you have put your work on the web it’s there for the taking. One can disable downloads in various ways but screenshots are always available to people and the results of a screenshot of an image are as good as the original image itself.