So over the past 6 months I have been working on the 9th Wave Gallery website. I do not profess to be a web designer at all, but they have the need for all of their artists work to be uploaded and have no one else to do it. Additionally, they have had some problems with past designers coming and going which left the site in shambles. So here I am to pick up the pieces.
We are using an eCommerce web provider called Big Commerce that make it more like a template website situation rather than a complete design from the ground up. Thank goodness for that!!! It was fairly simple to use at first, but then I found out that we were needing a very complex set of product options and rules because there are so many different variations of each product that we offer and the prices are all different. After a fair amount of trial and error and a bit of practice on the back end, I am happy to say that I have it all figured out and have uploaded over 150 different products with many more to come.
The site is now put together and is working quite well. We still have a ton of work to do on the back end, but the store is up and running and looks really good. We currently represent over 10 artists and have plans to add more in the near future. When you have a free moment you should check it out. There is a ton of amazing paintings, drawings, animations, and merchandise to look at… Who knows, you might find some art that you simply have to buy.
So it has been a while since my last post due to the fact that I have been super busy working for a couple of new clients here on Maui. My main projects have been for a new Oahu based corporation called 9th Wave Gallery that represents Hawaiian Surf Artists. Look for really big things from this international based publishing house and art gallery as I will get you all caught up here on the blog in the next few weeks.
Check out the new logos I helped to design for them… pretty cool design that portrays not only the ocean and it’s waves, but the idea of the golden mean in the form of a spiral. There is a deeper meaning to all of this that I will describe in detail in a later post. Let me know what you think.
I am a professional photographer, graphic designer, and videographer that recently moved to Maui. I am really excited to be here and to also start working! Feel free to take a look at all of my professional portfolios and here is my current demo reel that show just a little bit of my client work.