2008

A group of work produced and published in 2008

All Fired Up!

All Fired Up! A celebration of Clay in Westchester County New York

We had the great pleasure of designing and developing this website for the county-wide group art exhibit. Provided with a style guide, we went to work with logos, typography, and a color palette to create the finished website.

We worked with the WAC staff to adjust and edit the layouts and CMS admin to fine tune the site. We had the challenge of arranging a variety of content and keep it streamlined and manageable.

The success of the site was widespread and recently awarded a Big W from the Advertising Club of Westchester for Interactive Media: Non-Profit Website. We are fortunate to work with great people, well designed content, and recognition from our peers.

Lori Lustig Executive Search

Lori Lustig Executive Search

There are some websites that make fantastic examples of how less makes more impact. We worked with Lori Lustig on this site closely and it was relatively easy because she was so decisive, knowing exactly what she wanted. We are both extremely happy with the results.

This site contains examples of some very elegant Flash animation. We are of the opinion that a Flash intro should be engaging and not invite a visitor to "skip" it. We will typically argue to build the intro directly into the home page to increase usability, allowing visitors to navigate from the very first screen.

Lori's logo won a Big W Bronze award in 2008 since it was completed prior to the launch of the site, and we were honored twice with this job when the website was also awarded a Big W Silver in 2009. Visit the site online.

Page Integrity, Inc.

Page Integrity Website

Cathleen Page and Page Integrity, Inc. are strategic partners with GO2 Media Design, and we wholeheartedly advise anyone with a need for IT prowess and network, workflow, or workspace planning and organization, to call them today. The PI site is a fast reading showcase site to give a well organized comprehensive view of services and capabilities. Like the name says, they have great integrity so you can rely on them when it counts.

We lead off on the home page with the concept that just because you need technical assistance, you don't necessarily want a robot to deliver it. There are actually IT folks that are capable of understanding the business needs and concerns you may have. In other words, a geek squad sans geeks.

We were happy to hear that this was one of eleven websites that won a Big W award for 2009.

Pelham Realty Logo

Logo Design St. Augustine, Graphic Design St. Augustine

Real estate brokers Pelham Realty came to us looking for help with their presence on the web and their brand identity. We started with their new look which they wanted to be very simple. The final version is bold, shows a bit of perspective suggesting dimension, and is ultimately very simple. We also feel it is quite memorable.

Francke The Lyrical Yankee Logo

FLY stands for Francke The Lyrical Yankee. Our client is a "rhymer" and quite prolific in her writing and rhymes. She has recorded her own debut collection of original work and is actually quite different because she is a senior artist competing in a rather youthful arena. We believe she holds her own as a storyteller and an entertainer.

She chose the classic pen and the sword as symbols in her logo and we added a dash of a hip-hop grafitti style, featuring her favorite hot pink. She is always promoting and very in tune with the latest viral marketing vehicles including CD Baby, Cafe Press, and her own website/blog. See MoodExpressions.com and check her rhymes.

Dramatic Pragmatics Logo

We learn every day as we work with new clients and begin to understand their businesses and examine their products. Dramatic Pragmatics Speech and Language Center needed a presence for their new business. We designed this logo and their award winning (2009 Big W) website.

They deal with behaviors, language therapies, and social skills for their clients. We found a font in our research that almost fit. Almost. So we did what we usually do and designed it to fit perfectly into our design for the logo. The design is a fun scene of figures on a stage that spell out the word dramatic. Those little actors can really hold a pose. ;-)

Centec Solutions Logo

Centec Solutions Logo

We were hired to design and build an online catalog for Centec Solutions and to create the beginning of their brand. Centec designs and manufactures after market parts and body mouldings for transit buses and some other related equipnment.

We wanted to create a logo that was a logotype combined with an icon. The resulting icon is soon to be a recognizable symbol of quality, value, and reliable service.

Experion Design Group

Experion Design Group - Architectural Design Firm

We collaborate with many people and we are sought out many times by consultants that need a reliable, expert source for website design and development and SEO. We can jump in at any stage of production and make it better.

Experion Design was in the process of putting their site online and were concerned with SEO and marketing their businesses to all audiences whether it be potential clients or employees. There were many meetings to discuss the direction of the site and eventually we covered every possible detail while continually refining the look and feel. The sight is successful in delivering the company message within the desired look and feel.

Crystal Ball Records

Crystal Ball Records

Crystal Ball Records is our biggest e-commerce website project to date. It is build using OSCommerce (open source) shopping cart and administrative application and has been customized to meet the demands of our client.

The site boasts over 1,500 separate titles on CD, DVD, and vinyl too. In addition to our clients being able to upload new products and categorize them throughout, we also added many options to accommodate shipping for global delivery. People around the world are in search of the catalog of classics and oldies.

Pelham Realty

Pelham Realty

We were sought out by Pelham Realty, Inc., to provide advice and expertise on SEO. We created a family of CMS websites to take full advantage of the separate types of realty handled by the broker. Each site is a fully optimized, complete website with all content specific to the Real Estate being presented.

The sites, seven in total, share only minimal content between them. Some list properties specific to Pelham Realty exclusively while all of them list MLS listings. Each site is a separate CMS so there is a way for our clients to update as often as they wish.

The sites are found easily in searches for real estate throughout Westchester county and its communities. If you are in the market for single or multiple family homes, apartments, acreage, commercial warehouse space, or a storefront, take a look on the web and you'll surely find one of the Pelham sites.

Venus Virtual Smile

Venus Virtual Smile

Venus Virtual Smile is a custom built online web application using Flash, PHP, and MySQL to provide a fun online experience and the abiity to make your own cosmetic dental makeover.

Visitors can upload their own snapshots into the site and use specially built tools to either drag smiles, or mask out their teeth and position pre-set "smiles" into position to see what they would look like if they had a "Venus Smile".

What a great marketing tool for the folks at Heraeus Kulzer and all of their Venus Dentists. It has provided may potential makeover patients with a fun glimpse of what "could be"...

We also recreated the entire application for a trade show kiosk where an imbedded camera was able to provide a "live" snapshot for visitors.

Crystal Ball Records Logo

Logo Design St. Augustine

Crystal Ball Records lists over 1,500 titles on their website. When we began with the owners, they had a substantial catalog on E-Bay, but wanted to establish their own presence online. While planning the website that would become their present e-commerce site, we began work on their logo.

We took the image they had been using as a loose guide to what we would create. We wanted to combine typography designed to evoke the mystery associated with with a psychic and imagery that would feel familiar to the audience.

 

License Monitor

License Monitor

Part of the fun of what we do is discovering new businesses. New to us anyway. License Monitor is one of those businesses that would not have dreamed existed but there they were, looking for design to update their website. In addition to that we built a brief tour of the application. 

We took the site from a static looking, rather dry design to something that helped to identify exactly what License Monitor does, create some visual interest, and provide high usability to visitors.

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Griffin's Landscaping

Griffin's Landscaping

The folks from Griffin's Landscaping were incredibly happy with us as well as the site we designed since they had some bad experiences with some other uncooperative website designers. We've also heard from other clients that have been mistreated, left with unsatisfactory results, and subjected to someone's "artistic integrity". We are artists and designers and creative problem solvers, first and foremost, but we are also business people and understand the balance between the two.
This site has a beautiful flow to it, fantastic photography, and a flash animated showcase, all built upon the intuitive navigation. The site also does well to bring in business through the search engines from our efforts in SEO. Once they are found in the searches however, the lush color and design pulls those visitors in close.
 
 

Mohegan Metalworks

Mohegan Metalworks

This website shows an incredible depth of product offering from Mohegan Metalworks. GO2 was hired to actually build a site to take the place of an existing, well-designed, well optimized site, that simply needed to be brought up to date as a CMS with some Web 2.0 standards. In addition, we were asked to design a logo and the interface for the new site.Visit the site online

Rayal Tree Care

Rayal Tree Care

We redesign many websites, in fact more than 60% of the work we do online is redesigning older or broken websites. If clients have had a site online but not experienced any success or substantial response from that site, they tend to not believe that it is possible.What we do is gets results. We can take a poorly designed, outdated website and transform it into a engaging, thriving online presence for you and your business.Rayal Tree Care was a pleasure to redesign and get online and into the search engines. Visit the site online

Dramatic Pragmatics Brochure

St. Augustine Graphic Design

We designed this brochure in tandem with the Dramatic Pragmatics website. We were asked to begin the brand for this unique business and create this marketing piece to complement the website. Playful and colorful, this simple piece echoes the figues used in the logo design with doll model illustrations that portray movement and a range of emotions.

Hemlock Hill Farm

Expert Website Design Jacksonville FL

Hemlock Hill Farm came to us for a website they could keep current and update themselves. We said, "Drupal". We say that a lot these days and why not, it is the absolute best open source CMS we've seen.

What we have mastered is theming each Drupal website we design and build with a unique look and feel. We have built many of these CMS sites in 2008 and 2009 and plan to continue. In addition to global support and the Drupal community, we have clients that tell us how much they love it, and how simple it is to edit and add to their websites.

This site was awarded a Gold Big W from the Advertising Club of Westchester in 2009, it is one of our best sites. It's no coincidence our principal "GO2" guy was an agriculture student back in the day. Our client tells us that, "the website has changed the way we do business". We can listen to compliments like that 'til the cows come  home... 

Browse the site online.

Concorde Personnel

Responsive Website Design in Saint Augustine

Concorde Personnel was in need of a redesign and wanted a site they could manage themselves. Because they are an employment company, they needed a way to post and manage jobs within many categories.

We created a CMS with some customized functionality where each person that posts a job receives all correspondence related to that job. Jobs can be published easily but also unpublished but not deleted to save time if the same job becomes available more than once. In addition to the customized CMS, we have injected our own brand of SEO and Concorde is getting many great positions in the search engines and a steady flow of candidates responding to their offers.

This site was also awarded a Big W from the Advertising Club of Westchester in 2009.

Visit the site online now.

Our clients say...

"Thanks to you and the amazing job you have done for us, we are getting more inquiries for our event services each week than we received in the entire past year from our old site. Our new web site is not only beautiful, but easy for clients to see what we are about and easy for them to select the information they are looking for, then contact us directly."
—Elaine Margolies, Owner, Innkeeper