The church website for University Church of Christ in Malibu, California was so much fun to build because this community is near and dear to my heart. This church is my home and my community and the crowd of people that I laugh with, live alongside, worship with, gather with, celebrate with, and kick it on the weekends with.
This church website was designed to be a home on the web, showcasing details about University Church's regular meetings, sign ups for small groups, applications for student jobs, and to share a little taste of what it's like to be in community with this awesome church in Malibu, California.
Since this has been my church home for the last nine years, I had bunches of beautiful photos to choose from that showcase the authentic feelings and the aesthetic beauty of our community nestled on the coast of southern California.
Scroll through the screenshot of the UCC Malibu website home page below, or click over to the live website to see the functions, such as embedded newsletter sign up, recruiting students for student worker staff positions, and even a spiritual life blog that was started by some students on the ministry team.
** This website was built using Weebly, one of the many browser-based website builders I regularly use to design beautiful and useful websites for my clients. All the websites I build are optimized for desktop and mobile browsing, and part of the website package is a final meeting with me where I hand over the keys and show you how to login and make changes to your website, such as updating photos and changing text. I believe that your business should have a website that you love AND that you're able to edit AND it shouldn't break the bank. If you're looking for a brand new website or updates to an existing website, shoot me an email and let's talk >> firstname.lastname@example.org
Ventura County Military Collaborative is a nonprofit organization that serves active duty and veteran service members in Ventura County. They offer resources, networking opportunities, advising, legal council, relief and even annual community events to the men and women who serve our country.
Lizzie & John Brenkus (of Sport Science fame) are a powerhouse couple when it comes to making music together. John & Lizzie co-wrote and released "Christmas is My Favorite Time of Year" just in time for Christmas 2014. I had the honor of shooting the photography for the album cover and building the website for the song.
Click through the slides below or check out the website live at: www.christmasismyfavoritetimeofyear.com
Sharla Barrett Skin Care is an esthetician and skin care retailer based in Malibu, CA. Sharla loves sharing her passion for healthy and beautiful skin with her clients in person through facials and treatments and online through her blog and online store. In order to showcase the many wonderful products Sharla uses and stands by in her practice, Sharla uses Weebly's e-commerce feature. The user-friendly interface allows Sharla to upload photos she takes (or finds on the web) of the products, write descriptions, keep track of inventory and even process payment from inside her store.
Sharla's customers enjoy peace of mind knowing their payment information is safe and that Sharla will be ready to answer any questions they may have.
Check out Sharla's website live here: www.sharlabarrettskincare.com
If you ever want to meet some people who are changing the world, head on over to www.madeinthestreets.org and marvel at their truly inspiring work.
MITS is a nonprofit organization based in Nairobi, Kenya. Since 1995, MITS has been tirelessly loving and serving the homeless community of Nairobi and one by one rehabilitating children and teens who demonstrate a desire to turn their lives around.
MITS already had a website when they brought me on board, but over the years I've redesigned it and updated content as needed. The site has over 50 pages, so keeping things organized and easy to navigate is important. Highlights of this site include the online store (www.madeinthestreets.org/store) and the many functional online application forms for internships. This website is so much more than an online business card. It is a member of the PR team.
Click through the slideshow below to view screenshots of the site or take a look in person at www.madeinthestreets.org.
I also encourage you to check out MITS' social media accounts:
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Rock it 2 the Core is a Los Angeles-based movement to end human trafficking. Their signature event is an outdoor event that's part yoga, part dance party and part concert with all proceeds going to support Unlikely Heroes. They needed a website to support the event as well as the movement as it continued into the future.
Click through the slides to see what I came up with or visit the site live at www.rockit2thecore.org.
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Michelle is a Malibu-based caterer. She needed a website as a place to showcase photos of the beautiful dishes and meals she creates for audiences large and small. In addition to the photo-driven site and all the usual about/contact information, we also made space for sample menus to be downloaded. This site was created with Weebly.
Click through the slideshow below or check out Michelle's website live at www.michellesmalibumeals.com.
Lizzie Brenkus is a yoga instructor, Ironman, supermom and world traveler. Anyone who meets her walks away inspired and in awe. If it were possible to pull a website out of thin air through sheer force of will, I bet Lizzie could do it. Unfortunately, it's not possible.... so she called me!
Lizzie already had a logo, so we worked off that nice lime green color to create brand identity throughout the site. As a competitive athlete, yogi and coach, Lizzie has much to share. I designed a site that speaks to all her favorite activities and offers an outlet for her to engage with her tribe through her blog.
Click through the images in the slideshow below to view stills or see the site in action at www.lizziebrenkusfit.com.
The Santa Monica-Malibu Classroom Teachers Association (SMMCTA) needed a website redesign. The site needed to be functional for teachers who are members of the association. I used Weebly to build a site that has tons of links to helpful articles, file downloads, and other resources that the SMMCTA makes available to its members.
Structurally, the site is quite simple, with only 4 pages, all accessible from the main menu. This is a significant simplification from the original site.
The new site also features SMMCTA's slick new logo (designed by me!), to go with the simplified classroom vibe.
Click through the slideshow below to view stills of the site or see it live at www.smmcta.com.
After completing brand identity for the Nonprofit Leadership Collaborative (NLC), they asked me to build them a website.
The website needed to pull together resources available to undergraduate students and nonprofits alike. The vision was to introduce site visitors to the brand new venture that is the NLC, provide opportunities for students and nonprofits to connects and get involved, showcase outstanding student leadership, and paint a picture of what it looks like for Pepperdine University to collaborate with the nonprofit sector.
Because the venture is facilitated within the Business Division of Pepperdine University, the website needed to contribute to the Pepperdine brand. We did so by including Pepperdine color scheme elements and adding a footer with the Pepperdine logo.
Take a look here: www.nonprofitleadershipcollaborative.org or click through the stills below.
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