Constellation Design has produced a wide variety of print and online materials, including some that are featured below. Within the various categories are sample images from selected projects, just follow the links.
The Grand Salami
Constellation Design has handled all production aspects of this Seattle-
The Chiropractic Journal
Constellation Design handled the full layout and production for this long-running tabloid-sized, newsprint monthly trade journal from 2007-2011. The Journal changed ownership shortly thereafter and ultimately ceased publication in January 2013.
Constellation has done layout and production for this game program distributed at Seattle Sounders FC soccer matches since its debut in 2009. 5.5" × 8.5", glossy, 4-color.
Animal Rescue Friends of Idyllwild
This small shelter in southern California was on a tight budget and essentially needed an attractive way to solicit donations and to communicate with their community and volunteers. It has since terminated its Website, but a dummy site can be seen here.
The Chiropractic Journal
Constellation was enlisted to provide an online companion to the printed Chiropractic Journal, a trade publication for the chiropractic profession, to replace the rudimentary site they had been using. It was intended to showcase whatever portion of their print publication they chose and host a searchable library of years worth of Journal archives. This one was a little different in that one specification was that it not use a database but be maintained and updated solely via FTP uploaded files. So we built it in PHP without a conventional CMS interface, providing easy-to-use file templates for the client to utilize when filing new stories and articles instead.
The Chiropractic Journal ceased publication in early 2013 and their web archive is no longer maintained. A dummy site will be added here as a portfolio piece when time permits.
Community Rowing, Inc. (CRI)
Constellation was approached by another graphic designer to partner on this site, for a well-known rowing non-profit enterprise in Boston. In this case, we did not create most of the graphics, but collaborated on the layout and look and did all of the construction, including a robust, customized back-end CMS allowing for a great deal of client-handled maintenance and added content. Live site
A simple site to promote an independent film project, DrCanard.com is a no-frills HTML/PHP endeavor. Live site
Platform and archive for film critic and blogger Erik Lundegaard, this site has evolved over time to include more features, like interactive polling on favorite films. Built well before the surge in mobile phone use for the Internet, I'd like to one day rebuild with a more modern infrastructure. Live site
Flotsametrics and the Floating World
Promotional site for author Curt Ebbesmeyer's book on how, why, and what ocean currents bring oddities to beaches around the world. Incorporates a Blogger journal. Live site
Grand Salami Online
The companion website for Grand Salami magazine, a publication for Seattle Mariners fans. Built in WordPress to make use of pre-purchased e-commerce WordPress plugins for selling magazine subscriptions and back issues. Live site
Simple PHP/HTML site to promote the offerings of a life coach in the Bay Area. Live site
Author Jean Hegland had an existing WordPress site that wasn't performing to her satisfaction, so we gave it a little under-the-hood maintenance and spruced up its basic appearance. Live site
Constellation has done several iterations of Websites for Martys marketing and consulting ventures. Marty and I have worked together on a number of things over the years and lately hes been experimenting with doing his own web building using WordPress. Im trying not to take it personally. :-).
Seattle for Kerry
In 2003, a volunteer arm of the John Kerry for President campaign enlisted Constellation to donate a Website for their group. The campaign is long over, but a dummy site remains for viewing.
A no-muss, no-fuss HTML/PHP site to promote Ms. Tashiro's book and author events. Live site
Wales Literary Agency
Built to speicifc parameters supplied by the client, this site for the Wales Literary Agency in Seattle showcases their various titles and authors and provides submission information for their prospective authors. Customized to allow the client to do most maintenance and updates simply and easily. Live site
Some of these projects were in conjunction with production on the publications in which the ads ran, others were done independently. Some of the advertisers include:
Vitality Chiropractic Center
Athletic Supply Co.
OAsian Kithcen & Lounge
Chirporactic Books Etc.
Seattle Team Shop
Walts Auto Care
J & M Cardroom
Rain City Catering
Business cards and related items
Everyone needs a business card, and Constellation has provided them for several clients. See a sampling here.
Other print projects
Constellation has also produced a variety of other printed items for clients, including notepad tablets, postcards, brochures, even whole books! You can check out a sampling here.