The Faith Journey

The Faith Journey - beforeThe Faith Journey is a unique church in the Brighton, Michigan area. The first design of this website is to the left. It was a nested-tables design, utilizing Cascade Style Sheets. A calendar was integrated into the design so the client could easily update events. This is an original design.

The Faith Journey - afterAs the church grew, so did the need for a more advanced website. The client chose a pre-made template and I adapted it for the client. In addition to the calendar, this design (right) included a blog, and a download section for the weekly sermons on MP3. The menu was made from an image map.


“Kim has been a great help to us in getting our website up and running in a very short time. She is always very responsive to us and very quick in getting the job done. She designed the look of our site and we have gotten many compliments on it. I would recommend having Kim help you if you need a quality site done quickly!”

Creagious Kids

Creagious Kids was a daycare and preschool in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Family owned and operated, Creagious was able to care for children 6-weeks-old through 12-years (for after school care).

This site relied heavily on Cascading Style Sheets for the look and feel of the site (notice the dashed line around the content). The site featured a flash menu, and a rotating mini-photo gallery at the top of each page, which changed pictures each time the page loaded or changed.

The client was able to easily update the site by writing entries in the blog and events in the calendar. Both applications seamlessly integrated into the design of the site.

Sandy’s Journal

Sandy’s Journal was created as a retirement present for her when she retired and was about to become a grandmother for the first time. The idea was for her to journal about her travels and new grandson. By blogging in her journal, she could keep in touch with the extensive international network of coworkers that she had established over the years. She would also have a keepsake record of her grandson’s visits and milestones.

The site included an extensive guestbook, which Sandy’s many coworkers and friends signed to wish her well. Each page also had a mini-photo gallery of rotating pictures that changed each time the page refreshed.

NBT Wear

NBT Wear was a custom order embroidery and design wear site, built with a complete shopping cart system.  Paypal was used for the third-party credit card processing system.

The unique thing about this site was that each customer company could set up their section of the site with the products they wanted to offer and the site owner allowed shoppers to choose from those products, customizing with various sizes and colors. It was a rather complex shopping cart.

The site utilized custom graphics from Mitcher T Custom Painting & Design, who was one of the customer companies represented on the site. Other companies included the Hastings School District and Thornapple Valley Church.

This site was developed by modifying an existing template layout, using a table-style layout.

Lone Feather

Lone Feather’s owner, Evelyn, is a Native American crafter who makes Dreamcatchers and Medicine Wheels, which are legendary to the Senaca tribe that she belongs to.

This site incorporates a printable order form and a simple catalog, as the client did not want to have an online shopping cart.

Lone Feather is an original Dramatic Design creation.