St. Luke’s of the Mountains: stylish wordpress site on a shoestring budget.

It’s true. With awesome template options available like those offered by Studiopress, it’s really quite simple to offer an organization like St. Lukes, an elegantly presented website with a ton of very useful functionality. Clearly, the day has come when internet design is more about aesthetic challenges than those that are technical in nature.

St. Lukes, a small California Episcopal Church, no has a great website they can use to easily communicate with members, connect with Facebook and Twitter, and update with ease. The site can grow as the community does, and if they get tired of its look, well they can hire us, or anyone for that matter, to redesign it.

Spotlight, a bold new sub-brand from our friends at Unimax.

Our longtime client, telecom software provider, Unimax is doing some smart new things in this rapidly changing and uncertain marketplace. They’ve created a new product based on the specific needs of a subset of their customer base, and have created a delicious new interface designed to give the user the tools they need to manage daily tasks. What you see below is our design concepts for a microsite we’ll develop in WordPress in the near future. Can’t wait to get started on that.

 

 

 

BEPA takes WordPress and runs with it.

Business and Estate Planning Analytics (BEPA) is the brainchild of Attorney William White, whose new firm counsels business owners, families and individuals on how to reduce expense, risk and complexity through proactive planning. As Bill puts it, “the cost of doing nothing far outweighs the price of planning ahead.”

Zosel&Co had the pleasure to work with Bill, thanks to a nice referral from lawyer pal and fellow parochial school chum T.J. Conley, one of our first WordPress clients. We designed the branded website using the Genesis Framework which allows to create lots of nice functionality through widgets that allow you to place content in key spots all over the site, pretty much wherever you want.

 

The MESA Group: all about passion, not profit. Believe it or not.

MESA Group brand development

Zosel&Co recently had the pleasure of designing a brand with a group of C-level technology executives who have dedicated themselves to working with Minnesota technology start-ups in hopes of hatching the next Control Data. Technology entrepreneur and founder Todd Krautkremer knows that the Minnesota has a rich history as a home for software giants such as Control Data, Lawson Software, Univac and many others over the past decades. His vision for the Minnesota Emerging Software Advisory (MESA Group) is to assemble a group of seasoned technology executives who can provide experienced counsel in the areas of marketing, operations, finance, capital investment, personnel and any area that can help a technology company start off on the right foot. The group of advisers will provide resources and needed connections on a pro-bono basis, believe it or not.

Why? As Kraukremer points out, he takes a lot of pride in Minnesota as a state that fosters technology, and simply wants to see it return to prominence as a hotbed for software start-ups. More on this project as it develops. Zosel&Co will develop a wordpress website to help the group blog, share ideas and communicate with advisees.

Minnesota Emerging Software Advisory

 

You don't mess with the Chief Alchemist.

The world of organizational development is serious business. As a Chief Alchemist, Laura Delavie works with America’s corporate leaders and teams to help them improve their ability to deliver sustainable growth. No small feat. By moving people to think and act differently, she helps her clients develop strategies, lead change, improve communication, increase organizational effectiveness and drive innovative efforts forward.

And that’s just before 9 am.

Zosel&Co helped Ms. Delavie create her first wordpress site so she can spread the word about her organizational leadership consulting organization. Playing the on “alchemy” theme that reflects change and transformation, the ALCEMIS goal is to help leaders build on the values of authenticity, leadership, creativity, risk-taking, value and innovation. But sometimes this serious endeavor means fun and games, like LEGO® Serious Play™. Check our her site for more information.

WorldFoods: from web virgin to WordPress devotee.


Most food products can be sold through traditional distribution channels without a hitch. When they can’t, Jeff Mattheis of  World Foods can help. World Foods helps food manufacturers who have over-run inventories, or hard to place products, find the distribution channels to sell their products. Mattheis came to Zoselco this Spring looking for an nicely branded website that would tell their story, and help convince food manufacturers that World Foods could help them find profitable destinations for their products.

World Foods had never had a web presence previously, but will now use the site to promote a variety of current product offerings, also in conjunction with aggressive email communications. Just another example of WordPress offering a viable business solution at a very competitive cost.

Attorney Donna Roback: a credibility stake in the ground.

Veteran Attorney Donna Roback was recently asked by a colleague for the address of her website so he could get a bit more information on her background, credentials, etc. When the colleague learned that Ms. Roback did not have a website in this day and age, he issued the challenge…’you need to get a website up right away. Astonished and possibly even a bit embarrassed, Ms. Roback turned to Zosel&Co for help. We quickly got her up and running with an elegantly branded WordPress website that she can manage herself, all in about three weeks. Ms. Roback is now the proud owner of a site that tells her story with technological flair.

Connectic: branded in a heartbeat.

Connectic Media

Connectic is a leading provider of rich media tools for all content repositories and intelligent storage systems. Tools that allow media to move. Zosel&Co designed the brand and web interface for the company whose suite of software tools allow intelligent management of rich media to be brought to any software package or storage system. Their tools allow video and image transcoding, document conversion services, video streaming server integration and more to be seamlessly added to an existing enterprise content repository.

IT.shavlik.com: manage your entire IT network from anywhere.

IT.shavlk.com is the newest initiative from Shavlik Technologies that will essentially make all of Shavlik’s security, configuration and network management tools available as online applications. Now in beta testing, Zosel&Co worked with Shavlik’s development team, designing all of the new site’s interface graphics, branding, icons, and a flash intro. Shavlik’s goal is to register 10,000 users for the new online network management solutioion by mid 2010.

MyNurish.com: rebranded product line and ecommerce store.

In the past year, Zosel&Co has entered into a marketing agreement with Nurish, a health foods and greens supplements  startup manufacturer. As part of the partnership, Zosel&Co has created new branding, packaging design, and an e-commerce website that is now selling a complete line of health supplements online. In 2004, Nurish was the first to distribute a major ”greens” blend in North America. A blend known for its sweet, minty-tasting flavor and its high concentration of dried fruits and vegetables. The blend was an instant success. So much so, that within one year it became their #1 selling dietary supplement.