Project Launch: Huckleberry Café & Catering

We are so pleased to announce the launch of the new Huckleberry website - version 2.0!

I had the honor of creating the first one back when the restaurant first opened, so I was thrilled to help them with the update.

We kept the look and feel of the Huckleberry branding (including the yellow polka dots!) and gave it a fresher and updated look with the new website. We were fortunate to be able to use the beautiful photography shot by Matt Armendariz for the Huckleberry cookbook. Beautiful photography makes a huge world of difference in how you present your product or service. We made the photos large to feature their artisan baked goods.

The site was programmed in Wordpress so that the team could make menu changes easily and immediately if needed. The site responds nicely on mobile devices so that people "on the go" could order take out, get directions and contact the shop.

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If you live in Los Angeles, this place is a "must" for delicious and seasonal home cooked meals made with the finest and freshest ingredients.

Huckleberry is located at 1014 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica CA 90401.
huckleberrycafe.com

Project Launch: Rustic Canyon

We're proud to share this latest restaurant website project.

Rustic Canyon Wine Bar & Seasonal Kitchen grew from a series of dinners that founder Josh Loeb held inside his family’s beautiful tree house of a home nestled in Rustic Canyon, an intimate neighborhood carved into the mountains of Santa Monica.

The restaurant is an extension of this, where friends near and far can come together and celebrate the best things in life: great food, great wine, and great people.

Rustic Canyon offers a regularly changing menu of Farmers’ Market-inspired dishes with ingredients that come from local farmers, ranchers, and fishermen who practice sustainable agriculture.

I've been working with the Rustic Canyon Restaurant Group since I first designed Josh and Zoe's wedding invitations and website years ago. Over the years, I've seen the restaurant group grow and expand and have helped them with their sister restaurant websites.

Just in time for their 10th Anniversary, Josh was ready to update Rustic's website and I couldn't be more thrilled.  He really wanted to keep the branded look of the previous site, while also making it feel up to date and user friendly.  This entailed building it in Wordpress and using larger photos to show of the delicious food, ingredients and restaurant.

The site was created to be mobile-friendly and easy for the management to make daily menu changes on their own in the back-end of the site.

 Photos by Rick Poon. Dishes from their 10th Anniversary Dinner Series.

Photos by Rick Poon. Dishes from their 10th Anniversary Dinner Series.

From Josh:

"Sheila is fantastic to work with. We've had a longstanding relationship with her dating back to when she designed the website for our wedding, and then moving on to our restaurants like Huckleberry and Milo & Olive. She recently did a much needed revamp of our Rustic Canyon website and it looks great.  Sheila is creative and collaborative and really easy to work with.  We're looking forward to working with her on our new projects." 

– Josh Loeb, Rustic Canyon Family of Restaurants

Project Feature: Roughan Interiors Website

We are pleased to announce the launch of the redesigned Roughan Interiors Website.

Roughan Interiors is the international design firm of acclaimed interior designer Christina S. Roughan. Roughan’s design portfolio is known for deft combinations of texture and subtle color while combining modern traditional accents to create livable, crisp interiors.  She has designed interiors throughout the world and her client range is as diverse as their locations.

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Christina hired us to create a beautiful site to showcase her vast portfolio of beautiful spaces, while making it easy for potential clients to navigate through quickly and easily.

We also made it very easy for her team to be able to add new press and projects easily in the backend. The site works well on the desktop computer as well as on tablets and smart phones.

View her site here: www.roughaninteriors.com