2016 was an enormously exciting year for the folks here at Mtn. Dog Media! We built, in our humble opinion, some of our best custom WordPress sites to date. We are all lifelong learners and constantly striving to improve our skills and the quality of our digital products. Therefore each new custom web design project we take on is an opportunity to better ourselves as a team. Over this past year, we were extremely fortunate to work with some very groovy Boulder-area small businesses to help them launch some stunning sites! Here are our favorite six websites from 2016!
Maddie has been a Mtn. Dog Media client since the summer of 2014 when we helped her develop the brand identity and website for ElevationRowing.com. Quickly thereafter we helped Maddie with the brand development for Mad Wellness, her paleo nutrition and fitness coaching business. Maddie has done some incredible work over the last few years, running nutrition and wellness programs for participants all over the country, and amassing a loyal blog and social media following. In the summer of 2016 when Maddie told us she was looking to update her personal brand we couldn't have been more excited if we tried!
Our lead designer worked intimately with Maddie to create the new Maddie Berky logo and brand aesthetic. Our staff photographer obtained a gorgeous collection of portraits for the new website and our development team did a fantastic job bringing this unique design concept to fruition. This website is unconventional, featuring non-traditional design elements like a left hand navigation, and a playful use of a-symetrical parallax photos throughout. Click here to explore MaddieBerky.com.
Thrive Tribe Snacks
Whenever possible we love working with companies that promote healthy lifestyles and a sustainable future, so when Thrive Tribe Snacks reached out to us about a new custom website, we knew we were a perfect match! Thrive Tribe (formerly Wholly Bites) manufactures an array of delicious gluten-free snacks. They are local to Boulder, Colorado and a certified member of B Corporation. The fantastic logo and brand aesthetic for Thrive Tribe was developed by 1908 Brands here in Boulder. It was an honor to work with their design elements and bring this project to fruition! Click here to check out thrivetribe.com.
Mary Ellen Wood
If you've lived in the Boulder County area for any length of time then you are aware of the insanely competitive real estate market here. Inventory has been consistently declining, while prices have been on the rise. We had the pleasure of meeting one Boulder realtor that really distinguishes herself with her knowledge and approach. Mtn. Dog Media became acquainted with Mary Ellen Wood through the Louisville Business Network in the fall of 2015. In the spring of 2016 we were thrilled to help her create a beautiful, modern website worthy of her outstanding work.
Our lead designer worked to create a simple, clean and elegant design. Something that would standout against all of the standard real estate templates. We were especially excited to work with our partnering videographer to capture outstanding drone footage for the home page of the site. Our development team did a great job building this custom WordPress theme pixel by pixel. There is also a very useful MLS integration, so clients can search available homes, and several custom forms for lead generation. Click here to take a tour of MaryEllenWood.com.
Ozo Coffee became a digital marketing client of ours in the fall of 2015. It's been a joy managing their social media accounts and getting to know the fantastic people behind this inspiring business. Not only does Ozo serve delicious specialty coffee at their four Boulder County cafes, but they truly go above and beyond the call of duty to be respectful and conscientious of our environment and community. Everything from forming direct trade relationships with coffee farmers throughout the world and compensating more than fair trade, to using all compostable trash bags and to-go cups in their cafes.
We were eager to jump on board to help Ozo Coffee rebuild their WordPress site, which was riddled with functionality problems. Our development team dissected the old site and built Ozo an entirely new custom WordPress theme. We streamlined and enhanced the eCommerce functionality, improved site load time, created a mobile responsive design, and optimized the website for search engines. Click here to head on over to OzoCoffee.com.
You don't typically think FUN when you think sponges, but we quickly learned to make this association when we met the dudes over at Sponge Technology. We were amerced in a world of infinite colorful sponges! These guys are manufacturing a common household product that most of us use every day without much consideration. Little did we know that there is an entire world of custom cellulose sponge manufacturing and one of the biggest players in the game is right here in Boulder, Colorado. We were delighted to help Sponge Technology design and develop a playful and stimulating website to advertise their products and services. Click here to forever change the way you look at sponges! And click here if you'd like to see the custom website we built for Twist Clean, their ALL NATURAL sponge!
Sean Mayfield was looking for a local Boulder web design agency when he found Mtn. Dog Media. He was in the process of starting his own plumbing business after 20+ years in the industry. He needed a simple website with an emphasis on search engine optimization to drive new leads. Our professional copywriters worked with Sean to develop all of the keyword optimized content for the website (learning quite a bit about residential plumbing in the process). Our lead designer worked to design a simple and attractive website that would distinguish itself from the ranks of mediocre plumbing sites. The Mtn. Dog Media development team executed a pixel perfect build out on this site. Click here to examine the nuts and bolts of MayfieldPlumbingBoulder.com.
With all of these projects under our belt it's hard to imagine what 2017 will have in store! What new design innovations will we be able to develop working with small and medium sized business owners here in Boulder County and beyond. If you're interested in learning more about our web design and development services don't hesitate to schedule you're free consultation today!