Websites for artists
by Rico Marcelli
Are you an artist in need of a good web site?
If you are an artist or photographer who needs a good website to display your work, I can help! I spent a long time trying to find a good web template for my artwork and photography which didn't involve joining some online artist collective. The most important feature I wanted was a maximum art viewing area. Most of the templates either looked too corporate or too amateur, or were too expensive for too little. In the end I decided to build it myself. While this site has its drawbacks and limitations, it is built on a very solid foundation in HTML5/CSS3 so the site is structured for efficient search engine optimization. I used Adobe Dreamweaver for the layout and SimpleViewerPro for the gallery creation and formatting. Using templates from this site, I can build many a custom site (with your own artwork, background colors, banner images, galleries, links and text) for about $1,000 (approx. 20 hours at $50/hr). If you are web-savvy, you can take on the maintenance and updates yourself. If not, I can maintain and update your site at a negotiated rate.
Whether it's print or web graphics, I can help you complete your design project. I have over 20 years of experience with graphic design, including logo and brand development, ad design, newspaper and book layout, business materials, brochures. My background in communication means I can help focus your message and tailor it to your specific audience. My technical areas of expertise include Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Fireworks and Dreamweaver. My rate is $50/hr.