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Web and digital design, print design, graphics and illustration by independent professionals. We can design and implement a wide range of digital and print products for your needs.

Web Design and Development

Your website is your front door, the place where most of the public will first meet you. Studies show that visitors will form an impression within milliseconds of landing on your site, one that will affect whether they stay and engage, or look for other options.

Visitors are most likely to interact with a site that is simple and uncluttered, where they can easily find the information they want. These should be the primary goals when designing and creating a website.

Web Design Examples

Miller’s Grocery

Client: Miller’s Grocery restaurant and catering.

Project goal: A client-editable site with complete catering and restaurant menus and information.

Features: Nine pages, FAQs, social media links, responsive design. Built on a content management system that allows the client to edit content. Client supplied photography and content.

Designer: Jordan Kennedy

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Miller’s Grocery

Client: Miller’s Grocery restaurant and catering.

Project goal: A client-editable site with complete catering and restaurant menus and information.

Features: Nine pages, FAQs, social media links, responsive design. Built on a content management system that allows the client to edit content. Client supplied photography and content.

Designer: Jordan Kennedy

Karen Yat Yoga

Client: Karen Yat.

Project goal: An entrepreneur site to promote Karen’s services and to allow clients to book sessions.

Features: 11 pages, contact form, blog, social media links, responsive design. Client supplied photography and content.

Designer: Jordan Kennedy

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Karen Yat Yoga

Client: Karen Yat.

Project goal: An entrepreneur site to promote Karen’s services and to allow clients to book sessions.

Features: 11 pages, contact form, blog, social media links, responsive design. Client supplied photography and content.

Designer: Jordan Kennedy

Building Green

Client: MTSU School of Journalism.

Project goal: An information site on environmentally responsible home construction.

Features: 15 pages, graphic animations, interactive elements, social media links, responsive design.

Designers: Jordan Kennedy and Phil Loubere

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Building Green

Client: MTSU School of Journalism.

Project goal: An information site on environmentally responsible home construction.

Features: 15 pages, graphic animations, interactive elements, social media links, responsive design.

Designers: Jordan Kennedy and Phil Loubere

About Web Design

If you are new to the process of acquiring a website, here is an explanation of the process. There are two steps to getting your site live on the Web. The first is its design and coding and the second is its hosting on a server where visitors can see it.

The first part is accomplished through either the use of an existing template, which is the least expensive option, or through custom design and coding, which will cost more but can give your organization a unique and branded appearance.

The second part requires the acquisition of a unique domain name (such as MyBusiness.com), and contracting with a Web hosting service. Most hosting services provide both the registration of your domain name and a contract to host your site, usually for one year at a time. This is usually not expensive for a basic site, but can cost more depending on the amount of traffic to your site and for additional functionality. Here is a list comparing Web hosting services:
PC Mag: The Best Web Hosting Services for 2017

Site creation options

Site Builders: These sites have templated designs you can choose from. The design is free, but they charge a monthly fee to host your site. Here are some common ones:
wix.com
squarespace.com
sitebuilder.com
Most Web hosting services also offer site building tools.

Their advantage is affordability, and you can create a site fairly easily through their online interface by simply clicking on options. Their disadvantages are limited choices for customization, and sometimes buggy features. You will also have to do all the work of creating your site. There won’t be much, if any, customer service.

Custom design: The advantage of working with design professionals is that your site will more accurately reflect your organization and will give visitors the best impression of what you do and what products and services you offer. The disadvantage is that the initial investment will be greater, but once the site is built, the monthly hosting fees will be no different.

We can create a custom site for you and arrange to have it hosted. We typically prepare a few mockups to give you choices on design, and work with you to determine what features and content you would like. We can make the site content editable by you, or we can edit content for you when needed, for an hourly fee. And we’ll make sure that the site is error-free, compatible with any device or browser, and operates as you intend.

Contact us if you’d like to discuss your project and get a quote.

philatdcoop@gmail.com

408.382.9520

© Designers’ Co-op 2017

Print and Publication Design

High quality, well-designed printed materials will generate a positive image of you and your business.

Designing documents to go to press requires knowledge of both effective design principles and technical knowledge of print processes and materials in order to determine the best balance between cost and quality.

Print Design Examples

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Sample Magazine

Magazines, newspages, newsletters, periodicals, brochures, flyers, posters, business cards and other materials should have a consistent design and brand appearance that reflects your organization.

All materials should look professionally designed down to the smallest details, with images appropriately color corrected, sized and prepared for print publication.

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Home Buying

Client: San Jose Mercury News.

Project goal: A full-page illustration and design for a story on the steps to follow to buy a home.

Features: 3D-modeled and vector artwork.

Article: Sue McAllister
Design and illustration: Phil Loubere

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Miracles of Migration

Client: The Seattle Times.

Project goal: A full-page infographic for NorthWest Weekend Magazine, on birds that migrate through the Seattle area.

Features: Hand-drawn artwork; vector maps and chart.

Research, writing: Karen Kerchelich
Page design: Carol Nakagawa
Design and illustration: Phil Loubere

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Winter Garden

Client: The Seattle Times.

Project goal: A full-page infographic for NorthWest Weekend Magazine, on plants that blossom during wintertime in the Seattle area.

Features: Hand-drawn artwork; vector map and chart.

Research, writing: Karen Kerchelich
Design and illustration: Phil Loubere

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Jamestown

Client: The Orange County Register.

Project goal: A full-page infographic for the Travel section, coinciding with a story on recent discoveries at excavations on the site.

Features: Illustrations done through a combination of 3D modeling and hand-drawn artwork, vector map, photos.

Research, writing, design and illustration: Phil Loubere

philatdcoop@gmail.com

408.382.9520

© Designers’ Co-op 2017

Graphics and Illustration

Well-designed graphics can explain complex and visual concepts in ways that words and photos can’t. They can also enhance the appearance of your website or your digital or print publication.

Digital graphics have the advantage of interactivity and animation, further enhancing their capability to demonstrate concepts and processes, and further engaging visitors to your site.

Interactive Graphics

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Fortress Rosecrans

Class project, MTSU School of Journalism

Project goal: An interactive website depicting Fortress Rosecrans, a Civil War site in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Features: 3D-modeled and vector artwork; javascript interactive functions.

Research, text and coding: Floris Moriceau
Design and illustration: Phil Loubere

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Good Friday Tornado

Class project, MTSU School of Journalism.
Published by the Daily News Journal, Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Project goal: An interactive website on the one-year anniversary of a tornado that struck Murfreesboro, Tenn. Includes stories produced by journalism students.

Features: Vector graphics; javascript interactive functions, embedded audio and soundslide stories.

Coding: Floris Moriceau
Design and illustration: Phil Loubere

Print Graphics

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Kingdome

Client: The Seattle Times

Project goal: A doubletruck graphic explaining the implosion of a sports arena in Seattle in 2000.

Features: 3D-modeled graphics.

Reporting:Jeff Hodson
Graphics research and reporting: Whitney Stensrud
Graphics, page design, text and reporting: Phil Loubere

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San Jose City Hall Rotunda

Client: San Jose Mercury News

Project goal: A graphic depicting a unique structure in the city’s new city hall building.

Features: 3D-modeled graphics, vector graphic.

Research and text: Karl Kahler
Graphics, text and reporting: Phil Loubere

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Ethanol Plant

Client: The Orange County Register

Project goal: A graphic explaining how a plant is making ethanol out of organic waste.

Features: 3D-modeled graphics.

Reporting: Chantal Lamers
Graphics, text and reporting: Phil Loubere

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An Orca’s Lunch

Client: San Jose Mercury News

Project goal: A graphic for a science story on Orca food requirements.

Features: Hand-drawn graphics.

Research and story: Glennda Chui
Page design: Hyun Jiu Chappell
Illustration and graphics: Phil Loubere

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Prostate Cancer

Client: The Seattle Times

Project goal: A graphic for a health story about prostate cancer.

Features: Hand-drawn graphics, vector graphics.

Research and story: Judith Blake
Page design, research and text, illustration and graphics: Phil Loubere

philatdcoop@gmail.com

408.382.9520

© Designers’ Co-op 2017

Contact Us

Email: philatdcoop@gmail.com
Phone: 408.382.9520

If you’d like to discuss your design needs and get an estimate on a project, please email or call us.

We will be happy to discuss the options we can provide based on the outcome you’re seeking, and provide advice on your options. If you are then interested in engaging our services, we will work with you to detail the specifics of your project and provide you with a time and cost estimate.

If we are able to come to an agreement on the scope and appearance of the finished product you desire, we will then provide a fixed cost estimate, based on the number of hours anticipated to complete the project plus any additional costs such as web hosting or printing. A signed agreement and a minimum deposit of 25 percent of the estimate will be required before work can begin. We will stick to that agreement so long as there are no changes to the agreed upon project specifics.

Please contact us if you think we can be of service to you.

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