After over 4 years of being in business, we finally have a website complete with a retail & wholesale shop! We've taken pride in making well designed, high quality goods since the beginning... but in this day and age, it seems like most companies need a nice website to really shine, doesn't it?
Oh -- and while we were at it, we also decided to re-brand. Like I said -- feeling fancy!
In case you are thinking about creating a website for your own company, and are curious about how we went about making ours:
Although I've been scheming about this website for a couple of years now, I really started researching it this spring. I figured out what I did and did not want in a site. Kristin Mills & Amy Shaffer (the creative team behind our Lark line) took that information and came up with the main concept for the site. Kristin then went ahead and designed it (along with the new logo!), Amy wrote the copy, and their friend Alfredo Nava coded it. Nicole Hill Gerulat took the product photos, and Kristin, Amy, and I styled the shots for the images on the homepage. I did some drawings and lettering, and each member of the SSP team contributed images and links for a mood board. (Get a glimpse of Kirk's below.) I also need to acknowledge our intern Kandyce, who was a great sounding board, and helped out with other stuff in the shop so I'd have time to work on this. And of course, Kirk's mom, my mom, and my granny, who frequently help take care of our little one.
A huge thanks to everyone who helped out!
Please click here to have a look... I'd love to hear what you think!
(Next up: a blog redesign.)