Peter Cousineau of Four Pillars Farm grows and sells the most delicious produce. But Peter knew that he could improve his veggie sales with a good-looking label that included his SpiralSpark designed logo.
Peter wanted the label to be a certain size, with just a few colors, and the name of the vegetable displayed prominently. We designed the label and then worked carefully with Peter’s printing company to make sure that the end product would look great.
Our friend Dave Young called us one day and said that his website had crashed and his web hosting company had lost the backup. We were on the case immediately.
As it turned out, the old website had been built on Joomla, and the underlying framework’s code had not been kept up to date. Resurrecting the old website in Joomla would take the same amount of time it would take to build a whole new website, so Dave decided to have us migrate his website to WordPress.
We helped turn a tragedy into an opportunity, and now Dave has a more modern website that looks great and works well on cell phones and mobile devices.
At her university job, Charlotte worked with Dr. Judy Sedgeman for almost a decade, helping to post course materials on several of Dr. Sedgeman’s popular online courses about innate health and resiliency. Charlotte learned many things about Sydney Banks and the Three Principles during that time.
When Judy started a consulting business, she wanted her website to be created by a web developer who understood the Principles. She had already created lots of excellent content, videos, audio clips, blogs, etc. but they were scattered around the internet.
This Custom WordPress design’s curves, soft colors, and semi-transparent layers convey calmness, wisdom, and peace of mind. It organizes the many facets of Judy’s consulting practice into a unified online presence for her business.
(Don’t miss Judy’s blog! It provides a ton of great information, and the comments section is popular.)
Front page slider
Multiple and various forms of embedded video and audio
Michele Fay wanted a super-simple website for her band. She specified the background color and provided the photos.
We found a minimalist, yet striking, WordPress template and made some modifications to it, incorporating Michele’s photos and color choices. Then we added an embedded music player, links to purchase the band’s music, and a calendar that displays all the band’s upcoming shows.
Peter Cousineau had some ideas about the logo he wanted; he had already made some sketches and he had several specific colors in mind. After sharing these things with us at our consultation, we designed a fresh, original logo for Four Pillars Farm.
The logo is 100% vector-based, which means that it’s resizable and printable at nearly any size. He’s already using it on his produce labels, which we also designed.
While we were re-digitizing the Cypress Center for Well-Being’s logo, we took the opportunity to improve it. We worked closely with Cypress in order to select colors and fonts to match their organization’s goals and vision.
The end result is an electronic, vector-based version of their updated logo. It is infinitely resizable and printable at nearly any size.
Ray and Joyce Gendron have a true “mom and pop” business on their maple farm in Rochester, Vermont. They had been selling syrup online since 2001, but their setup had not been updated much since then, and it had gotten more insecure as time went by.
On one of his first bicycle rides into the surrounding countryside after SpiralSpark’s move to VT, Phil discovered Mom & Pop’s store. Later, we stopped by to tour the farm. Afterward, Ray and Joyce asked us what we did for a living, and we ended up helping them fix a problem with their mailing distribution list software. We’ve been working with them ever since!
When we first met Mom and Pops, their order fulfillment process took about 45 minutes per outgoing package. We set them up with a PCI-compliant osCommerce online store, connected securely through a payment gateway. We made some small changes to the way Ray and Joyce filled their orders, too. This “e-revamp” has cut the order fulfillment process down to about 5 minutes per outgoing package.
Now Ray and Joyce have more time to spend with their growing grandchildren, while still selling their syrup faster and easier than ever before.
“Skinned” to match the design of their existing website
PCI-Compliant e-commerce system w/SSL certificate
Secure admin area with store/products/orders management
“What’s New?” product feature
Shopping cart with signup, account functions, etc.
When Jim Cuviello decided to redo his concrete polishing company’s website, he contacted us first! We’ve done several of Jim’s other websites and he has been very happy with our work. We like Jim too; he’s one of our best clients, a good friend, and is a great guy to work with.
Cuviello Concrete’s website is designed to showcase the work they do with polished concrete and terrazzo floors. To accomplish that aim, we put together an animated Flash slideshow with large photos of finished floors, interesting floor-polishing equipment, etc. Then we added text that describes what sets Cuviello Concrete apart from the competition. The slideshow sits in a prominent area near the top of the website’s homepage.
Jim Cuviello developed a really great product that turns concrete slurry into a nonhazardous, landfill-accepted solid. He wanted a way to showcase his new product online, as well as offer it (and other related products) for sale online.
To give visitors an idea of how the product works, Jim shot a few videos of the slurry-solidifying process and asked us to include them in the website. After adding text captions, some catchy background music, and a bit of video editing, we ended up with a good video to place near the top of the website. We also uploaded the video to YouTube, to increase the video’s exposure.
For the e-commerce segment of this project, we installed osCommerce and “skinned” it to match the look and feel of the overall website. We worked closely with Jim to set up a merchant account, online payment gateway, and all the other things that are required before you can have an online store. Jim had no trouble adding, editing, or removing products in his store.
The website (and product!) was so successful that Jim sold it within a year of the website’s launch.
The University of Oregon’s School-Community Partners (SCP) is a consultation service dedicated to helping schools and families create positive and effective environments for children to learn and grow. This is accomplished through use of evidence-based interventions.
The then-current director of the organization, Dr. Cynthia Anderson, wanted a website that would let her make content edits easily. We found a suitable WordPress theme and made customizations to match her specifications, organized the supplied content, and added it to the website’s pages. Then we located several compelling stock photos to represent their services, and added them to the content slider to draw attention to various sections of the website.
For this Custom WordPress website, SpiralSpark enlisted the help of Charlotte’s talented sister, Tammy. The design uses GOTR’s official colors in a fun, friendly racing theme. The race’s finish line serves as the website’s navigation bar.
Girls on the Run International is a life-changing, non-profit program for girls in the 3rd through 8th grade, inspiring them to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. The program is extremely popular and has grown very quickly.
It has been SpiralSpark’s privilege to donate the web hosting and domain names for Girls on the Run of North-Central West Virginia since its inception in 2007, back when it was known as Girls on the Run of Monongalia County, WV.
Removable “Registration” button
“Donate Here” button
Embedded PDF sample lesson plan
Easily-manageable Sponsors area with sponsor links & logos