Counsel Creative is a thriving design agency in Chattanooga.
As they quintupled in size, their founder Kenny Morgan tasked us with developing their new custom website.
Evolving from a squarespace template
When Kenny first launched Counsel Creative, his focus was on his clients. So, they used Squarespace for their site. But, as they grew, he knew he needed a unique online home for his agency.
Show off their work
As a creative agency, Counsel Creative needed a Work page that would show off their projects.
Listing their Services
With their quick growth, Counsel Creative wanted to make sure clients were aware of everything they could do.
Breaking the grid
The new Counsel Creative website design was definitely not a template. It called for complex layouts with overlapping elements. Web designers call that "breaking the grid." It gives the site a more organic, sophisticated look. In development, I used a technique (ironically called CSS Grid) to create those complex layouts.
A work page that encourages exploration
The website design called for a three featured case studies followed by a masonry-grid of more projects. I developed the design with buttery smooth transitions to facilitate the user exploring all the work.
Creating a service template page
I wanted to make it easy for the Counsel Creative team to add or edit services quickly. I created a template page based on the design file and tied it into the content management system (CMS). That provided a number of benefits:
- Service pages have identical layouts. Even though the content will be different on each page, users will recognize that the pages have the same layout and that will reduce "cognitive load". In other words, instead of having to learn where content is on each page, the user can spend more energy focusing on the content itself.
- It's easy to add a new service. If, for example, Counsel Creative decides they want to highlight their Search Engine Optimization capabilities, they can add it as a new service just by filling in a few fields in the CMS. Once they do that, a new page will appear and a new link will appear in the website's navigation leading to the new page.
Jose's craftsmanship is only surpassed by his character. His presentation is rich with rationale and his ability to think outside the box makes him capable of taking on any project with great care.
All our projects ignite with the same spark.