Web Design for Small Business - Wilmington, NC

Life 90.5FM

Launched in the wee hours of the morning to minimize disruptions. This is the first site to be overhauled for Carolina Christian Radio. link: Life 90.5 FM

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New Site: Ramar Transportation

Like a lot of places, Ramar Transportation had someone in-house that built a website for them, but they were ready to move up. Akira Media Designs built a new, responsive website for them with a design that matched who they are. The photo of the tractor trailer on the homepage was a composite of four […]

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New Site: SarahGray.com

We recently launched an author website for Sarah Gray to help promote her book, A Life Everlasting: The Extraordinary Gift of Thomas Ethan Gray. I’m really happy to be able to announce this one for several reasons (hitting a deadline that rapidly jumped closer, exceeding expectations in the process and a really clean design), but the […]

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Creative Lessons

So many creative lessons in this short video. Get out and live. Constraints feed creativity. Imperfections add beauty.

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Time to Uninstall Quicktime for WIndows

Engadget is reporting that Homeland security says to uninstall Quicktime and Apple has confirmed that they are no longer supporting it on Windows. link: Engadget

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Logo Design

Illustrated logo for Hot Mess Nail Bar in Wilmington, NC. The client came to us with a rough sketch and we made it into a cool, clean design.

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Selling Online: The Puzzle Company

Meredith Langley of the Puzzle Company came to me with an immediate need for a ecommerce site to sell t-shirts and bags to support autism awareness. So, we created a WordPress site with Woocommerce to handle the shopping cart. Every project is important, but the ones where someone is obviously pouring their heart and soul […]

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New Site: Dr. Robi Ludwig

To launch her new book, “Your Best Age Is Now”, we completely redesigned Dr. Robi’s website with the following features: completely mobile-friendly responsive design automatic addition of videos from her YouTube channel to the website photo galleries easy to update news section for her appearances Dr. Robi is one of the busiest people I know, […]

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Print Job – Event Flyers

  Done for Jazzy Boy Art Co. for the 1st Annual Ocean Detox Day Celebration.

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Designers Pick Best & Worst of Political Logos

Political campaign design is a tricky thing; there are a lot of limitations ( “What shade of red, white & blue do you like, sir?” ) and a wide array of things to convey over a wide range of media ( yard signs anyone? ). Politics aside, the Obama logo was the most memorable as […]

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Yes, Your Twitter Wallpaper is Gone… Sorta

You noticed something different when you looked at Twitter yesterday ( if you even login to the web interface anymore. Something. was. off. Suddenly, it hits you; your carefully crafted wallpaper with links no one can click on is no longer there. Whaaaat? Yes. It’s gone. Well, mostly. It is still visible on individual Tweet […]

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Adobe Flash — Is it time?

New exploits and Firefox killing it by default has brought Flash back into the spotlight this week for reasons that probably make Adobe cringe. Even Norton did a sponsored Tweet today with friendly instructions on how to disable it in IE, Firefox and Chrome ( No love for Opera anymore, I suppose ). If you’ve […]

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Mobilegeddon

(Original Image Source) We’re about a month and a week into Google’s mobile friendly update. A lot of people were in a Gozilla-attack panic mode over this and as a result it’s been a busy two months for me. Things are starting to cool down. Now that the dust is beginning to settle, we’re all […]

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What is Responsive Web Design?

The trend towards Responsive Design has been going for a while now, but there’s a good chance that term means absolutely nothing to you. What is Responsive Design and why should you use it when building your website? Hopefully by the time you are finished reading this, you’ll have a good general handle on the concept. What […]

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Aaron Draplin Designs a Logo Before Your Eyes

I watched this earlier in the week and it changed my life. I got no fewer than 10 very usable bits of info ranging from inspiration sources to keyboard shortcuts to creative process. Glory!

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SHARPIES!!!

I love Sharpies. It may be a borderline addiction. I blame it on years of using them to mark scripts back when I was directing. Joe Satriani uses oil based Sharpies to create designs on 50+ guitars. What are you gonna make today?

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Creating Something Timeless (Tedx Talks)

Creating an environment that fosters innovation.

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The CAPTCHA is dead?

No more crazy, warped letters. All hail Google!

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What your zipcode says about you

Esri’s Tapestry(TM) project is one of those borderline scary tools. Type in your zipcode (or any zipcode) and get instant demographic info for that area and all sorts of information such as median income, age, and segmentation classes. Link: Esri Zip Lookup

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Dropbox Passwords Stolen?

Dropbox is dismissing today’s news of stolen passwords from their site saying that they weren’t hacked and the stolen credentials are from other sites. While this is probably true, could it really hurt you to change you password? Or maybe even turn on Dropbox’s 2 step authentication and make it even harder for the bad […]

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