Website Design

Maple clients are teaching

Cornell Small Farms Program has a busy website, thousands of people visiting each day to read the extensive archive of posts, farming guides, and accessing online courses.

I designed, created, and provide ongoing technical support for this website through our care plan service.

The platform we’ve put together at Maple Creative is user-friendly for staff and students to work with, and a site of this size is a good example of how your website can grow to accommodate anything you could need.

Community Design

Maple clients build networks

Halt the Harm Network is creating services to support people in their fight against oil and gas. I started working with them as a podcast producer when they hired me to restructure and migrate their website over to the Maple platform.

Our webinar series has grown the audience to over 4,000 leaders. This has been a challenging and rewarding project to take on. Services have expanded further to implement a help desk for people with questions about fracking and pro-bono campaign design & writing support for community projects.

Website Design

Maple clients are leaders

Eve’s Cidery is a truly farm-based business. The owners, Autumn and Ezra, are involved in all the day-to-day operations, from planting and pruning to pressing and bottling cider. After I created their new website redesign, they wanted monthly support so they could start building an online business and become less reliant on distributors.

A well-designed and well-managed website can help a business become more sustainable, so the Maple Care Plan was developed with small businesses like Eve’s Cidery in mind. Autumn and Ezra get regular reports so they can be informed on every change, as well as important stats about their traffic and sales.

Website Design

Maple clients are pro-active

No Fracked Gas Cayuga started quickly with no formal structure or budget, which is a barrier to these important campaigns being able to have professional websites. They needed their content to show up in search results and get support when they have questions.

After scheduling an initial discussion about the project, we decided they were a good fit for Maple’s free or discounted services, so we got started with a rapid website build.

The first step was a one page brochure site to get things started. Then, once we had traction we invested our energy into putting together the full website build.

Website Design

Maple clients are artists

Carla is a painter, educator, and well-known sculptor artist. Her website doesn’t need a lot of bells and whistles, because it’s really about showcasing her work.

Maple’s Sapling website was the perfect starting point for her portfolio, and it’s simple to update the galleries and let the work speak for itself.

Ironically, using a self-hosted WordPress site with Maple was simpler than tools like Weebly or Wix, who market themselves to artists. If Carla wanted to upgrade and add a blog, this website would be pre-equipped with the world’s best platform.

Website Design

Maple clients are generous

Medusa Tattoo has a reputation of being the most approachable tattoo shop in Ithaca. It’s a small shop with three artists who do custom illustration and really work with their clients to get the tattoo they want.

When we started the website and brand development project, I stopped by their shop to take some candid photos โ€“ and it added a really special element to their final website look and feel.

If we’ve ever worked together in person, you know I have a number of botanical tattoos, all done by Carol Oddy at Medusa Tattoo. I learned how important communication and process is when working on a creative project, and I’m grateful that they can prove that generosity, kindness, and acceptance can be the foundation of a thriving business.

Website Design

Maple clients are on air

WRFI is a community radio station with over 50 volunteers and countless moving parts to keep things on the air. The website is for broadcasting, program pages, a full 24/7 program schedule, and for the volunteer newsteam to publish their radio features.

The website is also critical for fundraising. As a listener-supported station, the general manager Felix needs a reliable way to fundraise with affordable software that integrates directly with the website.

With Maple, Felix is able to manage the donations that are gathered on the website โ€“ even recurring donations โ€“ using an integration for WordPress sites call donorbox.

Website Design

Maple clients create community

Salsa Ithaca managed multiple events every week and needs their events calendar, ticketing, and email automation to work without interruption.

With a care plan they can simply delegate the task of setting up a new ticketed event for an upcoming party.

As a promoter, instructor, and Cornell professor, Michael Ristorucci can’t get caught up in the technical details of the website โ€“ a care plan allows him to focus on the important relationships and events Salsa Ithaca is known for.