Building websites after a career in marketing (see LinkedIn profile) was a natural progression. I started by using the Joomla! content management system for web development coupled with VirtueMart for shopping sites. As of 2010-ish, I prefer to use WordPress but have also built in Wix and GoDaddy. How can I help? 

I love to work with entrepreneurs, big or small companies regardless of a client’s budget by putting my marketing degree and passion into every project. My deep comprehension of branding, artistic expression and website construction/navigation is now second nature. Career experience in web building came from managing:

  • Kia Motors ground-up interactive kiosk redesign used nationwide 
  • Honda interactive dealership network and customer units
  • Subaru and Mercedes-Benz national dealer website programs

I’m easy to work with and build platforms on the owner’s web account which I set up if they don’t have one. That way the client owns everything, has 24/7 access and can give login credentials to anyone they deem fit to make changes. So essentially if I get hit by a bus, you can get along without me. 

  • If you want to handle your own maintenance and updates after I build you a website, I’ll teach you how to do it.
  • If you want to trade for my services instead of cash out of pocket, let me know what you got.
  • If you want me to craft a pitch deck and financial projections for your startup or develop turnaround, market and growth strategies, I can do that too.

Pictured below in no particular order, but newer ones are up top, are some past and present clients. Many images are linked to the live sites, the Way Back Machine or a “more info” page.

 



Erratic Ale needed a clean and simple website that they would ultimately manage. They built their business from scratch, they weren’t afraid to take on managing a website. After I built the site using their existing GoDaddy account and WordPress, they tweaked photos and text. The key to this project was locking down the site with an “Are you 21?” gateway.


8080 Grand Properties


Stephen Cramer and I partnered up when he needed a site to secure a supplier contract for racing parts soon after leasing his first shop. He struck out on his own and went from working in his garage to 1,500 sq ft. to 5,000 sq. ft in a few years time. He is now one of the premier Porsche and German auto mechanics in southeast Michigan. In exchange for my work, he fixed my car.

An old college friend called me in a pinch to build and launch a new website before their first annual Seattle wine tasting event. They only had a few weeks and they needed to switch hosting providers and there wasn’t any money. But they manage to pass along two cases of wine for my efforts. Yeah buddy.

This shopping portal for “Reconditioned Early Porsche Parts” was built in an effort to sell the inventory I had been collecting. I used dramatic photography to show off the quality of the parts. However in the end it became too much work to update this site and post on eBay and the forums. Those sites received way more traffic and had better sell through rates than my startup site. Highlight of the venture: Bob Lutz bought a carburetor part through my site.

Penni Jones is an author and friend who needed a little help cleaning up her blog in exchange for a whiskey and a smile. Who had two thumbs and an empty rocks glass? This guy.

This was a ground up, shopping portal build on a Joomla platform with secure credit card and PayPal checkout. It also included re-branding almost everything Will Pringle’s business touched: print ads, inventory photos, price lists, newsletters. We collaborated on everything as I took his well done marketing efforts and gave them a fresh coordinated, consistent presentation. The business ultimately went quiet with the recession of 2008.
My painting on display at the shop.

This home owners association website was run by a wonderful woman who passed away. They needed a “tech guy” so I donated my services to build a new site from the ground up including secure member only areas.

Jack Riddell and I met on the lawn at the Concorso Italiano through Aaron Robinson back in 2008. They needed a new website for their club. As a car guy, I couldn’t resist volunteering to help Lamborghini owners. While I’m still credited in the About Us on the current site, I did not build their latest version having left California in 2010.

Link to the website I built (and pictured above) with a simple yet elegant way to emphasize different models of Lamborghinis, turning the photo from B&W to color.

SkierQuest was founded in 2005 by two avid ski racers, Tony Blancato and Michael Kuhn. Their first website was HTML links, pics and text on a page. In 2009, I made the jump to bold imagery in a contrasting B&W layout, rotating image gallery plus online shopping. It helped solidify the company as a new real player in the market that is still in business today.

As a previous owner of a 1966 912 and a web guy, I thought it would be fun to build my own site dedicated to the marque. I called it the 912 Anthology. I tried to load it up with everything one would need to know about 912s: Racing, History, Tech Specs, Carburetor Overview plus the site would search for current “for sale” listings and news and display it with links.