After the Holy Yoga Retreat, Heather and I took a little detour up the 64 north to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Being early May in the high desert, we naturally got a spectacular sunset, followed by a night of rain and a morning of snow. After having breakfast at the historic El Tovar Hotel (Polenta Corn Hot Cakes with Prickly Pear-Pistachio Butter), we headed for the Hoover Dam, because who doesn't want to see the world's longest concrete arch?
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As you can see, the site looks as great on mobile as it does on a laptop. That's important because over 40% of browsing now occurs on devices such as smartphones or tablets. The site is responsive, which means it senses the size of the viewing window and adjusts the content (photos & text) accordingly.
As you click through the slideshow below, you'll notice that the site is heavily image-based, with full-width banner images on each page. All the photos were taken at the same time/location, so the lighting and style create a cohesive thread throughout the site. I wanted the site to have some style, with a subtle color scheme and design elements that reflect Malibu's southern California style. The off-center text, bold page headings, and gold buttons on a white page background bring in a clean, magazine page layout feel.
My personal website philosophy is that YOU should be able to make updates to your site. Too often, a business will shell out thousands of dollars for a site that they can't. even. update. To me, that is unacceptable. I'll make the site beautiful, organize the information in a way that makes sense, and create a cohesive representation of your business. Then I hand over the keys and teach you to make basic edits to the existing content, such as changing/adding text, changing/adding photos, and even creating new pages. Of course I'm always available to jump in and help with updates if you get stuck, but I want you to feel empowered and excited to take control of your online presence.
If your website is a dog, think of me as the obedience trainer. I'll create the masterpiece, but you get to take it from there. Do you like how that sounds? Need a website for your yoga studio, or private training business? I love working with clients in the health and wellness space because there is SO much potential for beautiful photography and positive messaging. Let's talk about creating you a website you love! Shoot me an email or check out the rest of my website projects.
Got to design a fun little set of invitations and post cards for lululemon athletica, one of my all time favorite clients! These pieces will accompany a swag bag, filled with all the necessities for getting the most out of Wanderlust Oahu, compliments of lululemon. I used lululemon's custom island illustration asset that will be printed on shirts and show up throughout their festival collateral and tied it all together with the company's brand fonts & style, with a little flair.
(above) front & back images of a 4x6 post card invitation
(below) front & back images of a half page (8.5 x 5.5) schedule
Hey look! @lululemon's Twitter account liked that picture too!
I went for a hike with my friend Stacy and her 4-year-old, Graham. We found a beautiful cave with tons of graffiti, a bunch of sandstone formations, some beautiful yoga poses, a zen garden, and a horny toad. At the end of it all, we found out that Graham has a 2 hour time limit on adventure yoga.
Note: Obviously I didn't take the pictures that I'm in. But all the rest are my work.
Catherine (aka Cat) Reisen is a pint-sized serving of energy & laughter. She's totally obsessed with all things fitness related, along with being an athlete/fitness model, who loves passing along that passion to her clients. As a Tier 3+ personal trainer at Equinox Woodland Hills, Cat lives and breathes helping her clients reach their goals and achieve their physical best. Now Cat has a goal. She's going to be the next big fitness model! Check out this beauty in all her her bench-pressing, stair-stepping, tire-flipping, hand standing glory.
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