Astyra Corporation, headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, is an award-winning staffing and consulting firm. They offer highly skilled people and are experts in successfully matching consultants to solutions. Their clients range from government agencies and financial institutions to major systems integrators.
Astyra requested a new website design that was responsive, incorporated a user friendly CMS, improved Bullhorn reach interfaces, SEO performance and that reflected their bold and unconventional culture.
We developed several homepage design candidates ranging from corporate chic to an “in your face” colorful, graphic cartoon solution. They chose the cartoon solution and we continued to carry that theme throughout the rest of the site’s content. We built the site on a WordPress platform to take advantage of their user-friendly CMS, updated the Bulhorn interfaces and worked with Astyra on the sites content to improve SEO performance and tracking capabilities. Response to the site has been very positive. (astyra.com)
Custom art for a unique sitewide style
Mobile and tablet layouts
FLIP CARD ANIMATION
Enhancing user pathways
MoneyPulse.com is a web based Investment and Retirement Planning business headquartered in Richmond, Virginia. Founded and envisioned by Tim Nitz, an experienced expert in wealth management. MoneyPulse provides a unique web-based approach to help guide people in reaching their financial goals with an emphasis on maintaining a balance between accruing personal wealth and using it to enjoy one’s life and fulfill their purpose.
We worked with Tim, his staff and his branding company to develop an inviting design that is rich in content, including an ongoing series of videos of Tim that cover all aspects of his investment/retirement philosophy. The site includes a membership component that enables members to invest, track and manage their funds through Ardent Wealth Advisory LLC. The site incorporates our highly customized CMS to enable MoneyPulse staff to keep the it fresh and inviting. (moneypulse.com)
VIDEO WELCOME HOMEPAGE
Playful graphic and welcoming speech
Mobile and tablet layouts
ONLINE ASSESSMENT TOOL
Track your retirement goals
Fi-Tech Inc. headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, is a manufacturers’ rep. and distribution firm serving the Synthetic Fibers and Polymer Industries. Fi-Tech represents the leading manufacturers of complete machines or technical components used in the production of Polymer, Synthetic Fibers, Nonwovens, Textiles, Converting, Perforated Products or in Tobacco Processing.
Fi-Tech’s previous website and marketing materials had not kept up with the companies’ growth and reputation in the industries they serve. We began by working with them to develop an updated version of their original logo and some new print materials to better tell their story. A new website program was developed to enable visitors to navigate from the corporate site to any one of seven, stand alone, industry-specific sites for fast access to the information that they need. The new design is fresh, colorful, responsive and delivers a wide variety of information in a simple and intuitive way. (fi-tech.com)
CORPORATE LANDING PAGE
Allows viewers to select path to child sites
MULTIPLE CHILD SITES
Consistent layouts for all
Brochure, die-cuts and PDF’s
Richmond Express, (the city’s first bicycle messenger service) is Central Virginia’s leading courier, providing delivery of any size package anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day 365 days a year. They also provide a variety of peripheral services to help support the unique needs of their customers like: Medical and Refrigerated courier services, Mail Runs, Notary and Warehousing. Richmond Express had outgrown its existing website and needed a new site to help promote their expanded capabilities and better serve existing clients. DDI designed and developed a new site that incorporates colorful graphics, animation and a slideshow to tell the RE story on the homepage. A dedicated Customer Login/Open an Account panel stays on-screen at all times to enable account management and new account creation. Our custom CMS enables RE staff to keep the site fresh with news and new content as needed.
COMPREHENSIVE HOMEPAGE DESIGN
Slideshow, interactive services map, quick links to customer accounts
HOMEPAGE LOGIN - ACCOUNT SETUP
Easy access for clients to access login or setup
CUSTOM LOGO ANIMATION
Custom icons highlight state map with delivery vehicle locations.
Winters-Oliver Insurance Agency is a specialty agency offering property & casualty insurance and employee benefits services to small and middle market businesses. They have a reputation for providing an easy, comprehensive, and transparent process for meeting the needs of their clients.
Winters Oliver wanted a new site to showcase the Boutique aspect of their business. We developed a colorful homepage design that incorporates a large format slideshow to illustrate the wide variety of specialty industries that they have expertise serving. Links from the homepage take a visitor to a page on the industry they are interested in.
HOMEPAGE FEATURES A SPECIALTY LINES SLIDE SHOW
Quick links to specialty lines pages and major insurance categories
BEST PRACTICES DOCUMENTS PAGE
View or download best practices briefs for general and specialty lines
BILL PAY AND FILE A CLAIM PAGES
Click on company cards to pay bills or file claims
ClearCut DieWorks, Headquartered in Richmond, Va, produces steel rule cutting dies and printing plates for the packaging industry. ClearCut offers a comprehensive range of tooling and provides a wide variety of services—from design and production to training and cost-free maintenance programs.
ClearCut requested a complete branding package including a new logo design, signage, collateral materials and a new website. The emphasis on the site, in addition to showcasing products and services, is to make customer contact and order inquiry and placement quick and easy to accomplish. Opportunities to Chat, Request a Quote and contact one of ClearCut’s four locations are readily available on all pages of the site. A full sitemap is always available at the bottom of the page for quick navigation to new pages.
HOMEPAGE WITH PHOTO QUICK LINKS
links to all products, services and news pages
LOCATIONS PAGE ARRAY
Scalable, customizable Google maps locations page
Interactive product showcase
Virginia Cooperative Council
The Virginia Cooperative Council is a group of statewide cooperative organizations that serve not only rural Virginians and those involved in agriculture but also provide services to hundreds of thousands of urban and suburban members as well. Members of the Council include a variety of cooperative businesses and organizations including farm supply cooperatives; electric and telecommunications cooperatives; commodity groups and marketing cooperatives. The old VCC website was complicated to update and had a dated look that no longer reflected the energy and scope of the current organization. DDI designed and built a new site that better reflects the spirit of the organization and is easy for VCC staff to update and change using our custom content management system.