#Websites

Website redesign and redevelopment for the Andy Warhol Museum

We worked The Andy Warhol Museum, conducting a comprehensive overhaul of warhol.org. Launched in May 2017, The redesign included migrating the backend to WordPress, redesigning the frontend, establishing a content strategy, implementing a new information architecture, and auditing and rewriting all text and images.

Introducing the National Museum Website Visitor Motivation Survey

I’m leading, with collaborator Sarah Wambold, a nationwide study into the motivation of visitors to museum websites. As of this writing we have 22 participating institutions, including representatives in Canada and Australia. The VMS on the website of the Menil Collection Background Google Analytics is a powerful tool in understanding traffic to a website, but site statistics alone do not always tell the full story. Read more “Introducing the National Museum Website Visitor Motivation Survey”

Designing a Visitor-Centric, Mobile-First Homepage for the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History

Top of the MAH homepage, desktop view We’re excited to have launched a new homepage for the Santa Cruz Museum of Art And History! It’s the fruit of a year of development, analytics and design. Led by Executive Director Nina Simon, the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History is a participatory museum. Read more “Designing a Visitor-Centric, Mobile-First Homepage for the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History”

Development of Covered with Fur, an online literary magazine by A Strange Object press

In 2014 I was fortunate to work with A Strange Object , a small press in Austin Texas, on Covered with Fur, their vision for an online literary magazine. I became involved during the later stages of the process, to help them with their final push, and was curious to know how the project had developed from inception. So I asked my collaborator Joe Costello, a usability specialist with a background in small press publishing, to flesh out the story...

Redesigned website navigation for the Santa Cruz MAH

I recently redesigned the top-navigation of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History's website. Working closely with Museum staff, I simplified the nav and introduced a modern, mobile-responsive interface pattern.

Conference microsite and archive for the Santa Cruz MAH’s Museum Camp

Museum Camp Museum Camp is an annual conference produced by the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History. The format is similar to a hack-a-thon: Participants have 72 hours to work on a project consistent with a theme. This year’s theme was “Social Impact Assessment” and involved conducting research projects based on different locations around Santa Cruz. Read more “Conference microsite and archive for the Santa Cruz MAH’s Museum Camp”

Migrating the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Exhibitions Website to WordPress

Working with the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, we recently completed a redesign of the Exhibitions area of the Museum’s website. The project was a collaboration between Spellerberg Associates and staff at the MCA. On the front-end, we implemented a mobile-responsive design reflecting a contemporary interpretation of the Museum’s established visual identity. Read more “Migrating the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Exhibitions Website to WordPress”

Goshka Macuga microsites for the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Goshka Macuga is the MCA Chicago's 2013 Artist In Residence. But because the resulting work, likely to be a play, will not exist until the end of the term, the artist's process is being documented and presented to the public as Preparatory Notes for a Chicago Comedy. Our team became involved as interactive media designers/developers...

Website redesign for Pleasure Dome Film & Video

pdome.org I recently launched a new website design for storied Toronto film & video collective Pleasure Dome. Driven by the bin-packing layout library Packery, the new design reconfigures content boxes of various sizes to fit the available screen space. This, combined with responsive design techniques, means the site works across a full range of modern devices, such as phones, tablets and desktop computers. Read more “Website redesign for Pleasure Dome Film & Video”

Membership microsite for the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History

join.santacruzmah.org I’ve been working with the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History to develop a series of low-tech, low-cost strategies and systems to track, celebrate, and act on personal interactions with visitors. “Like many small museums, the MAH cannot afford expensive ticketing or membership software systems,” says Executive Director Nina Simon. Read more “Membership microsite for the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History”

California Missions microsite for The Huntington Library

missionhistory.org I’m happy to report the launch of Exploring the California Missions, a website I designed and developed for The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Using the lens of California Mission history, Exploring the California Missions presents a suite of lessons intended to help teachers and fourth grade students develop the critical skills needed to work with primary sources. Read more “California Missions microsite for The Huntington Library”

Origins: A User-Generated Museum Exhibit created using iPads, Google Maps and WordPress

Visitors interacting with Origins online at the Chinese American Museum. Photo © Francis Specker Origins: The Birth and Rise of Chinese American Communities in Los Angeles is a permanent, cutting edge exhibition celebrating the growth and development, since the 1890s, of Chinese American enclaves from Downtown Los Angeles to the San Gabriel Valley. Read more “Origins: A User-Generated Museum Exhibit created using iPads, Google Maps and WordPress”

Website for Photographer Samuel James

I’m happy to launch a new website for documentary photographer Samuel A. James, an American working in Nigeria. The site runs the WordPress theme/plugin package I’ve dubbed “Carolyn”, after its initial commissioner, Carolyn Drake. The idea behind this package is to create a system that can be used to quickly deploy portfolio sites of a certain kind. Read more “Website for Photographer Samuel James”

Website redesign for the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History

Like many of my museum colleagues, I’m a big fan of Nina Simon’s blog, Museum 2.0. When the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, of which she is the director, needed a new website, I jumped at the opportunity. Simon praised my work, saying, “Marty is everything I could have wanted from a designer — he overdelivered on my vague directives and pushed me to think more rigorously about what we were trying to do.” The project was a full website redesign and redevelopment. Read more “Website redesign for the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History”

Campaign Microsite for Photographer Donald Weber’s Book “Interrogations”

interrogationbook.com Donald Weber is a photographer with the VII Network, mainly studying post-Soviet authority in Ukraine and Russia. With this site Don is offering a series of photographs in Kickstarter-like support of his forthcoming documentary photography book. I see it as an experiment in the disruption of the traditional ways and means of Art capitol using internet technologies. Read more “Campaign Microsite for Photographer Donald Weber’s Book “Interrogations””

Art Gallery of Ontario Website Redesign

Well, here it is. In the first of four planned releases we’ve introduced a look and feel constructed around the AGO’s new graphic identity. It’s the result of a team effort, and seasons of research. From a development perspective it’s simply a re-skinning of the legacy ColdFusion site; the CMS we’ve been implementing with Devlin will debut in the coming months. Read more “Art Gallery of Ontario Website Redesign”

Bell Lightbox Website

Announcing the launch of Bell Lightbox! The website is a refresh of the former Bell Festival Centre site, incorporating the Envisioning + Storytelling creative, new renderings by KPMB and the TIFFG framing. The website was created in-house at the Toronto International Film Festival Group by developers Marty Spellerberg and Richard Norman, and programmer Gabriel Perez. Read more “Bell Lightbox Website”

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