The last time I wrote about the struggle designers and developers face with their portfolios, I wrote about the notion that the shoemaker’s kids never have shoes — and like the shoemaker, client projects always come first, and our own work often gets pushed off.
When we launched the current rebrand and redesign of Bourn Creative in October 2014, we had every intention of continuing to work on our portfolio, writing longer, case study style project descriptions, creating better imagery, and keeping it more current. But in October 2015, we realized that even though we had worked on some awesome projects with some of our favorite clients to date, it had now been a year and not a single new project was added to our portfolio.
Around the same time, we were neck deep in the fall rush of client projects and trying to squeeze in development time for my new personal blog. It was too much to fit into a sane work schedule, so Brian stopped development on my personal site and made a deal: Overhaul our old portfolio, add the new projects we want to feature, and write case studies for each one. When the portfolio was complete, he’d finish my site and give me access.
I was on a mission but it was slow going. Client work again came first, Soccer ate up our Saturdays, we co-hosted the inaugural WordCamp Sacramento (and I was in charge of all design, marketing, and communications), and we took family vacations at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Needless to say, it took longer than I had hoped, but today I finished.
I’m done done with the update of our portfolio and I’d love to share some of our favorite projects from 2015 with you. And, if you’re interested in reading the case studies and project descriptions for the projects, please check out our portfolio — I’m pretty proud of it!
All web design and development projects are built as custom, responsive, HTML5, WordPress websites powered by the Genesis Framework with retina support and schema.org integration.
Simply click any image to view the full portfolio entry and case study.
We worked with Tony, CEO of Sucuri, Inc., to merge several individual blogs into one comprehensive personal brand platform where he could share his insights and commentary on security, business, and life. The project included brand development, logo design, social media design, web design, and WordPress development.
Cypress Capital Ventures
We worked with Cypress Capital Ventures to brand their venture capital company and design and develop their brand and investment portfolio site.
After working with Cindy Ratzlaff to design and develop multiple custom WordPress publishing platforms for her clients, she then retained Bourn Creative to breathe new life into her personal brand and provide her own powerful marketing platform. We worked with Cindy to create her new WordPress website using a clean, professional design, while embracing elements from her old site to maintain consistency for her audience.
With an ever-growing client base, an expanding business, and the move to further grow her team, Team Delegate founder Tonya Thomas was looking to rebrand her company with a new name and a fresh identity. Tonya engaged Bourn Creative to provide the visual direction for the new company, including the brand development, logo design, web design, and WordPress development.
Barbara Stanny came to Bourn Creative with an existing brand, WordPress website, and blog that represented where she had been, and not where she was going. As an experienced mentor, wealth coach, speaker, and author of six acclaimed financial books, Barbara’s personal brand platform needed an upgrade that matched her enthusiasm and passion to help women create the wealth they desire and the life they deserve. We worked with Barbara design a new personal brand logo and a new, more powerful, responsive WordPress website.
As a new law firm, that had hit the ground running, Maddox Edwards engaged Bourn Creative to design and develop a WordPress website for their new practice.
Steve Harvey and his marketing team engaged Bourn Creative to design and develop a new WordPress publishing platform to market and sell the coaching programs, online courses, and live events associated with his worldwide Act Like a Success brand.
Decisive International Market Access
We worked with Decisive International Market Access to brand the company, design the logo and stationery, and design and develop a responsive, multilingual WordPress website, with content available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Dr. Gerard Mullin
With the launch of his newest book The Gut Balance Revolution imminent, Dr. Mullin needed a powerful, personal branding, online marketing platform to showcase his authority expertise, media experience, speaking, and library of published books. We worked provided Dr. Mullin and his marketing team strategic consulting and training, as well as logo design, web design and WordPress development, ebook cover design, social media design, and email marketing design.
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At Bourn Creative we love working with passionate, enthusiastic, driven clients who value design, demand quality, and want a true creative strategic partner.
We work with entrepreneurs, consultants and coaches, authors and speakers, doctors and lawyers, investors, financial companies, retailers, publishers, and large corporate entities. As a true full service agency, we offer design and development services in house that include, consulting and training, logo design, graphic design, print and digital design, web design, email marketing design, web development, and WordPress development.
If you have a project that may be a great fit and you want to explore what it’s like working with our team, tell us about it and let’s chat — it’s free and there’s no obligation.